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Buy, sell or stand pat?

Red Sox, Orioles and D-backs are in a tough spot as trade deadline nears

Updated: July 27, 2012, 3:47 PM ET
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1. Red Sox: Buy, sell or stand pat?

Nick J. Faleris (@NickJFaleris ), Camden Depot: Buy. The offense is a non-issue, as the Red Sox are fifth in the AL in wOBA (.328) and are just now enjoying the return of Jacoby Ellsbury and the revitalization of Adrian Gonzalez. A strong season on the farm means Boston has the pieces for an arm; Theo Epstein in Chicago has wares to sell -- Ryan Dempster and Matt Garza -- and a familiarity with BoSox prospects.

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