Red Sox ramp up as trade deadline approaches

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Normally, Red Sox manager John Farrell and general manager Ben Cherington check in with each other at least once daily.

But with the calendar speeding toward Wednesday’s trade deadline, those conversations have picked up.

Farrell said his focus is on preparing the team on a day-to-day basis while Cherington keeps the long-term vision in mind.

“Having been in some of those meetings in a different role, your view becomes daily and that’s what’s a great balance,” Farrell said. “He’s got to have an eye on today as well as tomorrow. As well as preserve the overall vision and the depth going forward. But it’s hard not to think of today only when you’re in the dugout.”

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