Officially out of the basement
After a disappointing first half, the Red Sox find themselves in an uncertain position with multiple questions facing GM Ben Cherington as the second half gets underway.
The Red Sox are going nowhere in 2014, but they do have an opportunity to construct a stable squad for the future. For Ben Cherington, the trade deadline is the perfect time to start building.
3 Up 3 Down decides that it is time for Red Sox fans to understand that this team is not going to be making a playoff push anytime soon.