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Lots of trade bait in Boston

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08:18 AM ET 06.04 | As teams line up on one side or the other of the "buyers or sellers" divide, the Red Sox find themselves in an interesting place: on both sides. [They're] a potential contender and could be both sellers and buyers by the trading deadline. That doesn't happen very often. By that time, you would think, they could have Carl Crawford, Jacoby Ellsbury, and Ryan Kalish back, which would create an excess in the outfield. That means Cody Ross, Daniel Nava, Ryan Sweeney, Scott Podsednik, and Marlon Byrd could be trade bait, not to mention Kevin Youkilis and perhaps Aaron Cook, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Mark Melancon, and Kelly Shoppach. ... [When] teams are prepping themselves for the stretch run, people may be knocking on Boston's door for help.

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June 4, 2012  08:41 AM ET

I think it's time for Bard to head back to the bullpen.

June 4, 2012  08:42 AM ET

From what I've heard and read, I'd be surprised to see Carl Crawford in 2012.

June 4, 2012  08:42 AM ET
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I think it's time for Bard to head back to the bullpen.

or Pawtucket.

June 4, 2012  08:48 AM ET

Most of the players mentioned in this article are journeyman players at best with not a lot of value. And no one wants Crawford with his long tern contract. Maybe they can trade with the Cubs for each others players that no won else wants.

June 4, 2012  08:51 AM ET

.........boston thinking they are a buyer is funny/sad....plays into the hand of allowing the rays/jays/and birds to extend their dominance.......newsflash: checkbook & roid champion era ended about 5 years ago......

June 4, 2012  08:53 AM ET
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.........boston thinking they are a buyer is funny/sad....plays into the hand of allowing the rays/jays/and birds to extend their dominance.......newsflash: checkbook & roid champion era ended about 5 years ago......

Funny a Rangers fan talking about other teams steroid use. That clubhouse was full of juicers.

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June 4, 2012  09:04 AM ET
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.........boston thinking they are a buyer is funny/sad....plays into the hand of allowing the rays/jays/and birds to extend their dominance.......newsflash: checkbook & roid champion era ended about 5 years ago......

Ranger dominance? Okay huckleberry - when was the last time the Rangers won the World Series? Sure, getting to the dance proves you've had a nice year or two - but when you choke on the biggest stage in the game, you ain't dominant. And for the record, it's hilarious that a fan of a team that was bankrupt a couple years ago is insulting any other team. When the Rangers fail to re-sign Josh - they'll drop back to mediocrity.

June 4, 2012  09:04 AM ET

Oriole dominance? Hahaha.

June 4, 2012  09:10 AM ET
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Oriole dominance? Hahaha.

It's not his fault, I believe it's caused from lack of oxygen at birth.

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June 4, 2012  09:19 AM ET

I don't know why Boston has kept Dice-K for this long. He should be the first to go.

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June 4, 2012  09:29 AM ET
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Oriole dominance? Hahaha.

He apparently missed his electroshock therapy session this morning.

June 4, 2012  09:30 AM ET
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MUST............RESIST..................< fears clem's axe >

Good for you Mick.

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June 4, 2012  09:31 AM ET
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I don't know why Boston has kept Dice-K for this long. He should be the first to go.

Who would want Dice-K? Kebler's Niblers?

 
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