Shea has been seeing a lot of time at 1B lately, with Mueller starting at 3B. Epstein does want to look to trade Shea, but only if the right deal comes along. The reason they didn't make the Colon trade was because they were demanding Fossum, who for some reason Epstein did not want to trade. And the rumor about Cruz was a 3 way deal between Boston, Chicago and Cincy in which the Sox would land Williamson. It was only a rumor, however. And to all the people who say Hillenbrand is "notorious" for slowing down after the All Star break, HE DID IT ONE SEASON! Shea has hardly been around long enough to begin career trends. And as someone said before, many young hitters struggle to be successful throughout the entire year, as it is something only to be learned through experience.