The Red Sox made their first move of trade season by shipping Jake Peavy to the Giants for two pitching prospects this morning, and it appears that they aren't done. According to ESPNBoston's Gordon Edes, the Red Sox are becoming increasingly aggressive as sellers on the trade market, and will likely trade away some more pieces before Thursday's deadline.
One player who seems especially likely to be moved by the Red Sox is Mike Carp, who has requested a trade, as reported by Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe. Carp, who was excellent as a bench player last season for Boston, has only had 95 plate appearances on the season and is hitting .215/.337/.304. The 28-year old can play first base and the corner outfield positions, meaning that he will likely draw strong interest from teams looking to add a versatile bat at the deadline.
Other Red Sox who could be dealt include relievers Andrew Miller, Burke Badenhop, Felix Doubront and Koji Uehara, as well as outfielder Jonny Gomes and starter Jon Lester. Though the prospects of a Lester deal seem bleak at this point, Edes writes that the Dodgers have expressed preliminary interest in a deal and that Lester is willing to consider re-signing with Boston this offseason even if they deal him in the next five days.
After losing four in a row and falling more than ten games back in the AL East race, the Red Sox appear ready to give up on this season and go into rebuild mode.