There’s no second guessing. There’s no “they shouldn’t have done it.”
Jake Peavy has worked out for Boston. Jose Iglesias has worked out for Detroit, and the youngsters Chicago got (the main guy being outfielder Avisail Garcia from the Tigers) may work out for the White Sox in the three-way trade deadline deal made on July 30.
After the Red Sox’ 3-0 loss to the Tigers Monday in which Iglesias starred defensively, the question was raised again — why would the Sox trade this missing piece to the team they were likely going to compete with for the American League pennant?
As Sox general manager Ben Cherington pointed out at the time of the deal, you have to get there first. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.