No baseball at Fenway last night. The Sox vs Tampa Bay game will be made up Monday, after the Sox play in Baltimore for a weekend series.

Dustin Pedroia has his long-term deal now so does that means anything as the trade deadline approaches? Might the Sox be willing to trade a young infielder prospect knowing Pedroia will be around for a while?

Keep in mind the trade deadline is next Wednesday. Will Middlebrooks, Xander Bogaerts, Matt Barnes - just a few of the names mentioned as talented young prospects and trading chips perhaps.

Wednesday night Middlebrooks went 2 for 4 with a home run (8th) for the Pawsox. He is now hitting .278.

Xander Bogaerts went 3 for 3 last night and is hitting .273 as the youngest player in the International League.

Matt Barnes pitched well for the Portland Seadogs last night. 5-innings, allowing just one run and struck out 8.

It should be interesting as the clock ticks toward the deadline.