Monday, November 30, 2015

Is Chris Young Deal A Precursor To Trade For Starter?

Carrasco (L); Quintana (R)
There is some speculation that the acquisition of OF Chris Young may trigger a major Red Sox trade for a starting pitcher—one that could include either Jackie Bradley, Jr. or Rusney Castillo. While President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski seems obsessed with signing free-agent starter David Price, the Boston rotation is clearly in need of more than the lefty ace. With Young in the fold, the Red Sox could conceivably peddle one of the young outfielders not named Mookie Betts (in addition to other prospects) to get a young promising starter. Some possibilities are 26-year old José Quintana of the White Sox or either Carlos Carrasco or Danny Salazar of the Indians. They might even get more ambitious and go for Quintana's Pale Hoser teammate Chris Sale. Stay tuned!