Believe it or not, July is almost here. That’s crazy to think about. It seems like just yesterday we had no idea what offseason direction the Red Sox were going to go in, and now the question is whether they’ll consider making a splash at the trade deadline as they march toward a potential division crown. The season is still young, but it’s aging fast, and the Red Sox have shown that they’re for real. Boston — like any team, really — has some issues. The Sox aren’t perfect, even if they have fired on all cylinders for the majority of 2013. The biggest concern might be the team’s bullpen, which was shaken up a bit by Andrew Bailey‘s struggles. Now, with Bailey out as closer, the Red Sox must decide what their long-term plan is at the position. Could their next move involve checking on an old friend? You asked that and more in this week’s mailbag. Let’s get down to it, shall we?
Red Sox Should at Least Kick Tires on Jonathan Papelbon Trade, Evaluate Cost of Dealing for Closer
NESN | Jun 24