The Boston Red Sox are about to be entered into the record books, and not for the reason you would like to be. They were slated to be the AL East champions, but for those who don’t understand the game, not only did they lose the division to the Yankees, but they’re now fighting for the last post season spot.
The team is currently tied with the Tampa Bay Rays for the AL Wild Card, and if both of them win or lose today, they will have to play a one-game playoff tomorrow at Tampa.
According to Rob Bradford of WEEI.com, the Red Sox are preparing themselves for a possible extra game. One of the plans for them is to look for a starting pitcher who can pitch that game. For that to happen, they will have to complete the trade before Wednesday’s end.
Any team who is not in contention and wishes to get rid of a starter or gift a starter could take advantage of the situation given the fact that they could play with the Red Sox’s feelings. Whoever wants to speak with the Red Sox will have leverage in the negotiations because the Red Sox need it done by today.
Bradford also adds that given the fact the Red Sox won’t know if they need the pitcher until the end of tonight’s game, the window of negotiation is even smaller for them to make a trade. So in conclusion, buckle up because today appears to be a fun day for those who enjoy baseball. And in case it goes until tomorrow it will be even better.
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