Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Sox 'Checking In' With Teams Needing Starters

Peavy And Dempster
Multiple reports suggest that—as we have urged—the Red Sox are shopping their surplus of starting pitching to teams known to need that commodity. With Jon Lester, John Lackey, Clay Buchholz, Ryan Demspter, Jake Peavy and Felix Doubront all on board for 2014, Boston can clearly deal from strength to get infield or outfield help back. Demspter and Peavy are the most likely to go—although both Lackey and Doubront would probably fetch more talent in return. However, as's Ken Rosenthal points out, Lackey's team-friendly contract (2015 at the MLB minimum) would probably obviate any move of the veteran righty.