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Dustin Pedroia pulls team together

Energetic leader a galvanizing force on and off the field for Red Sox

Updated: July 31, 2012, 2:20 AM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- No matter what players say in the days and weeks leading up to baseball's yearly trade deadline, there's always chatter and anxiety in the clubhouse as July 31 looms.

It's a business, and players are never stunned by anything these days. Though it may be tough to fathom an organization like the Boston Red Sox would contemplate trading homegrown talent, it's always a possibility.

Opposing general managers in the past have asked the Red Sox what it would take ...

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