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Sox have been quiet thus far on the trade front and I'm ok with that. It'd be great to get a really good reliever but relief pitchers aren't worth the price unless you get a great one. Most available relievers aren't much better than the ones we're tiring of: mini Manny, Oki and Ramon Ramirez.

As for other trades, the Sox could bring in a starter-quality corner outfielder to spell JD Drew while his hammy is acting up and fill in until Jacoby comes back. The likelihood of making such a move depends on how confident the Sox are that Hermida can start hitting again - and that Jacoby will come back and play well. I think they stand pat here too. They could also try to give a shot to someone like Ryan Kalish to bring some youth and athleticism to the outfield.

Lastly, I don't think a backup catcher is worth a trade at this point. Tek will presumably be back and we want V-Mart playing most of the time anyway. You only make that trade if you get someone you expect to play a significant role next year.

See y'all at 4pm when I'll live blog the Tigers game, chat about the deadline, and yell at the Fox announcers. Help me out with some comments and I'll reply. -Walter


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