The season is a lost cause.
I think it is interesting that for the fast fifteen years, the Sox have had two slow, lumbering first baseman/DH types, Such as Frank Thomas and Paul Konerko, Konerko and Jim Thome, or Konerko and Adam Dunn. The year the Sox won it all, Thomas was injured through most of the season.
The Sox need to develop their own players. I don't believe there is such a thing a Magic Bullet trade that turns a team into a contender for the last two months, or signing a high priced free agent will turn a team into an instant contender.