The major league baseball non-waiver trade deadline (July 31) is fast approaching. In the next couple of weeks the Red Sox will need to decide if they will be buyers or sellers at the end of the month. The prevailing feeling among media and fans is that this season is lost. Do the Red Sox feel the same way? They shouldn't. The Red Sox are a bat or two away from getting right back in the race in a weak American League East. That bat should come in the form of a corner outfielder, third baseman, or shortstop.
With the expansion of the playoffs, it has become increasingly harder and harder to define which teams are buyers and sellers. You want Giancarlo Stanton? Well, the Miami Marlins are only 5.5 games out of the wildcard race... but they are fading.
Here is a list of players that could be viable trade targets for the Red Sox in order from most likely to least likely to happen.