Baseball's trading deadline came and went, and Red Sox president of baseball ops Dave Dombrowski did ... nothing. Now his team is forced to forge ahead with what they've got and Andrew Cashner as the only notable addition to the roster.
But were Dombrowski and the Red Sox' ownership justified in standing pat? At some point, the onus should be on the players they have to play closer to their potential, which few Red Sox have done this season.
Mazz takes a closer look at the Red Sox' lack of trade deadline activity and what it means for the team both on and off the field moving forward.