Sunday July 28, 2013 | 06:47 AM

So, who ends up playing third base for the Red Sox down the stretch (Will Middlebrooks, Jose Iglesias, Brandon Snyder or Xander Bogaerts)?

If Bogaerts is not the third baseman, do the Red Sox find another way to bring him up to the majors?

Will Drake Britton settle into a major role in the bullpen?

Don't the Red Sox still need another veteran arm in the pen?

Why is everyone concerned about starting pitching if Brandon Workman has allowed two earned runs in each of his two starts, and Clay Buchholz is supposed to return at the end of the season?

Is Clay Buchholz returning at the end of the season?

Since Boston has an abundance of pitching prospects, which philosophy do they employ: Trade some for help now, or keep them because you can never have enough pitching?

The way Garin Cecchini is playing, what is more likely: he returns to Portland next season or moves on (following the fast track that other like Jackie Bradley Jr. are on)?

Will Henry Owens pitch in Portland this year?

Who has a better chance of making the playoffs: Sox or Dogs? (see standings below)

Maybe I will know some of the answers when I open my laptop in another week. I will check back after my break.

Rays 62-42
Red Sox 62-43 (0.5 games back)
Orioles 58-47 (4.5)
Yankees 54-50 (8)
Jays 47-56 (14.5)

EL East Wild Card Race
Trenton 54-52
Portland 53-54 (1.5 games back)
New Hampshire  52-53 (1.5 games back)
New Britain 48-59 (6.5 games back)




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