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Too early to blow up these Red Sox

Updated: June 27, 2014, 11:53 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

NEW YORK -- With nearly five weeks left before the trade deadline, this is no time to be blowing this team up. Yes, the Boston Red Sox have been disappointing, maddening, underachieving and underwhelming. They charge baseball's top ticket prices, and have delivered the smallest return. Last year's band of brothers narrative has been replaced by a "Who are these guys kidding?" motif.

Their critics have pounced, pointing at last year's World Series title as the true outlier for a ...

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