Boston Red Sox rumors: 4 first base upgrades to target at MLB Trade Deadline

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The Boston Red Sox are sitting pretty on top of the American League East with only a couple of glaring weaknesses of concern.

One of those areas in need of an upgrade is first base where top prospect Bobby Dalbec is struggling with consistency at the plate and the team has been unlucky with anyone else they have tried at the position.

With their current roster, the Red Sox can certainly get by, but if there is a chance to upgrade the roster at a reasonable price, why not do so?

That brings us back to a comment Red Sox Chief Officer Chaim Bloom made a couple of weeks ago in regards of improving the roster at the MLB Trade Deadline.

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"“I think the important thing is just to stay true to the goals that got us to this place where we’re trying to win as many championships as we can,” Bloom said, via NBC Sports. “This year’s a big part of that, so we want to do everything we can to help this year’s group. You’ve seen it on the field. I mean, not only have we had a lot of success, but it’s a group that believes in itself and is a whole heck of a lot of fun to watch. When you have that legitimate shot at a championship, you want to do everything you can to support it.”"

Is part of that support upgrading the first base position?  It sounds like he will try, so let’s go around the league and do some shopping.

Boston Red Sox first base MLB Trade Deadline targets: Jesus Aguilar

Adding the Miami Marlins RBI machine would be a pretty good move for the Boston Red Sox.

With the team most likely serving as sellers at the MLB Trade Deadline, Chaim Bloom may just give the Marlins a call to acquire a player he is very familiar with.  He did acquire Aguilar from the Milwaukee Brewers at the trade deadline in 2019 during his time with the Tampa Bay Rays.  That team ended up going to the World Series.

Can lighting strike again when it comes to Aguilar?

Batting .264 with 17 homers and 71 RBI, adding Aguilar to the meat of the batting order that includes Rafael Devers, Xander Bogaerts and J.D. Martinez would make the Red Sox offense even more potent.

Bloom won’t mortgage the future for Aguilar, but the team has some young players and prospects they can part ways with for the services of a player who would be an upgrade over Bobby Dalbec at the position.

So would the next player on this list.