It's a unique season in Major League Baseball for a number of different reasons, one of them being the trade deadline is roughly three weeks away and teams have played less than 20 games.
The Red Sox have not got off to a good start as they enter Thursday sitting at 6-12 and in last place in the American League East.
Appearing on The Greg Hill Show Thursday, Red Sox president and CEO Sam Kennedy was asked about the trade deadline and he said the organization has already had discussions with other teams.
“Chaim (Bloom), Brian O’Halloran, Raquel (Ferreira) and Eddie (Romero) have been already engaged with teams," he said. "Teams are trying to position themselves for a postseason run here. We have to get going. Look, we know we’re 6-12. It’s been an awful start. No one is proud of it. Frustrating. But, at the same time, you can run off three or four wins and all of a sudden you’re two or three games back in the American League East and anything can happen.
"No one is waving the white flag, but yeah, there are conversations going on given the condensed season and the fact the trade deadline is just a couple of weeks away.”
Are there any players who the team would not be open to trading?
“You look at this team and we still have a really young group of core players that you’d like to see with the Red Sox for a long, long time," Kennedy said. "We’d never label anyone untouchable, just given the fact that sometimes to re-tool and restructure for the future, you do have to sometimes make difficult decisions, as you saw with the Mookie (Betts) transaction. I don’t think anybody would be untouchable as it were, but there are certainly guys who have grown up in the system that we’d like to keep with the Sox for a long, long time.”
The trade deadline is Aug. 31.