I love the trade deadline. Every year, I get excited (as the post below probably indicates) about all the possibilities — trades that could hapen, would never happen, should happen and finally do happen. It's a thrilling time. Wrapped up in it is the idea that in one day, with one move, your team could drastically change its fortunes.
The Sox are always big deadline players, although they don't always make a deal. But when they do, it's usually noteworthy: In 2004, they traded Nomar Garciaparra in a four-way deal that brought back Orlando Cabrera and Doug Mientkewicz. In 2007, they traded prospects for Eric Gagne. Last year, they dumped petulant megastar Manny Ramirez in another three-way trade that brought back Jason Bay — an impressive return, even moreso given the circumstances.
The rumors fly, and you never know what to believe, but that doesn't stop us from devouring everything we can — such as this report from Gordon Edes, who says the Sox have offered Clay Buchholz, Michael Bowden and Ryan Westmoreland for Roy Halladay.
That's a pretty strong offer, as MLBTradeRumors says, if it's true. I have a hard time believing the Sox are really that interested in Halladay. More likely, it's a bit of Toronto misinformation, trying to get better offers from teams outside their division.
Source: WBZ's Dan Roche says this report is bunk.