Cherington Doesn’t Envision Red Sox Being Sellers At Deadline

July 13, 2012 12:00 AM
Cherington Doesn’t Envision Red Sox Being Sellers At Deadline
" BOSTON (CBS) – The Red Sox sit at .500 as they return from the All-Star break, just two and a half weeks away from the MLB trade deadline.

Despite their struggles though, GM Ben Cherington doesn’t see the need to blow it all up come 4 p.m. July 31st.

“I don’t think blowing it up makes sense for where we are,” Cherington said Thursday from St. Petersburg,¬†Florida, where Boston will open a three-game set with the Rays Friday night. “There’s a lot of talent on the team. We’re right in the thick of the wild card chase. We’ve played very well since the beginning of May aside from the last week. I just think it would be foolish to start doing things that got in the way of giving us a chance this year.”

Read:¬†Out Of Break, Red Sox ‘Need To Get Hot’

“I don’t envision a scenario where we’re sellers, in the traditional sense of the word,” added Cherington. “We have some potential surplus in areas we’ve talked to teams about, and maybe there was ways that could help us now and in the future. But every year in Boston is too important "

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