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Myriad reasons why floundering team isn't likely to be 'bold' at trade deadline

Updated: July 27, 2012, 6:13 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

NEW YORK -- First, a word about Larry Lucchino saying general manager Ben Cherington was empowered to make a "bold" move at the trading deadline: The Red Sox CEO says a variation of the same thing every year. Last year at the deadline, he spoke about "an aggressiveness that I think is part and parcel of the Red Sox operating philosophy.''

The previous general manager, Theo Epstein, wasn't always enchanted with Lucchino making such pronouncements, believing that his words tended ...

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