The trades started bright and early for the Boston Red Sox, and they were still making moves leading up to Thursday’s 4 p.m. trade deadline. In all the Red Sox traded away seven players off their 2014 major league roster, including their two best starting pitchers in Jon Lester and John Lackey.
But they didn’t just receive a barrel full or prospects, some fungo bats and salary relief in return. They actually got a pair of All-Stars, a promising young arm, and rid themselves of Stephen Drew. All in all, it was a pretty good day at Yawkey Way (minus the fact that they traded away their ace, but it is what it is) "
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