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Red Sox approaching fever pitch

If Boston's starting rotation doesn't shape up, changes must be made

Updated: July 22, 2012, 1:49 AM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Major league baseball's trade deadline is less than 10 days away, and no doubt Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington is working the phones, trying to figure out whether there's a transaction he can make to help this club get better.

It's not hard to understand -- with the Red Sox 48-47 and only a half-game ahead of the last-place Toronto Blue Jays in the American League East after Saturday's 7-3 loss at Fenway Park -- that it's not Boston's offense that needs help.

It's ...

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