You think this is an average team? They have a run differential of +27. Cleveland is -40 and has a better record. This team never fires on all cylinders. The bullpen has been great and the starters have been pretty good for the last two weeks and the offense has sucked. This team is good and with Ellsbury, Crawford, and Bailey on the horizon they should be better. This is the most under achieving Red Sox team in a long time and strangely I don't blame Bobby V for it.
Not to mention they have a +27 differential in the toughest division in baseball. With the most injuries.
Ross will be back tomorrow. Within a couple weeks, Ellsbury. A bit after that, Crawford. Can we at least wait and see what the team looks like with the lineup and bench at near full-strength for once? They should also get Beckett back within that timeframe, and Bailey won't be far behind. Reinforcements are on the way. There's no need to trade for any Dempsters or the like, see if the injury reinforcements come and the team can play to it's expected talent level in the second half.