Another week begins, and we begin the new week with some of the latest MLB rumors surrounding the Philadelphia Phillies, Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers.
Boston Red Sox rumors: Alex Cora wants franchise to be aggressive at MLB trade deadline
With the Red Sox entering Monday just 2.0 games out of an AL Wild Card spot, it’s clear that manager Alex Cora thinks his team can be a factor in the postseason, especially with Trevor Story preparing to make his season debut following elbow surgery.
According to this article from USA Today‘s Bob Nightengale, “Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora’s frustrations were made clear when he implored the front office to be aggressive at the trade deadline and not worry about hoarding their prospects.” It’s an interesting twist as the Red Sox are in the middle of a jumbled and competitive AL East race and, while the Red Sox might want to dive in for glory this season, will there be enough ways the team can strengthen itself to compete with the defending World Champion Houston Astros and other potential adversaries in the postseason?
Cora apparently believes that is the case, telling reporters, “It’s not about how many prospects you have or where your farm system is. The one that really counts is how many games you win in October and how many games you play in October.”
For a Boston team that was counted out by so many before the season began, a chance at being an aggressive buyer at the trade deadline is certainly a change in direction. Will Chaim Bloom take the chance on a 2023 postseason run by mortgaging some of the franchise’s future in the farm system?