Thursday, December 8, 2016

Red Sox Remain Patient On Trading Away A Starter

The Red Sox may have the 'deepest depth' on starting pitching of any team in MLB. Think about it: Rick Porcello, Chris Sale, David Price, Eduardo Rodriguez, Drew Pomeranz, Clay Buchholz, Steven Wright, Roenis Elias, Joe Kelly, Brian Johnson, and Henry Owens. Ridiculous. Now, as happens nearly every year, injuries and crappy performances will whittle down that field considerably. But eleven potential starters? Way too many. So, Dave Dombrowski is 'open' to trading one or two—although he's not in a big hurry. With a lousy starting pitcher market, the value of guys like Buchholz, Wright and Pomeranz is sky high. The longer 'Double D' can wait, the higher the likely return. Ideally, prospects can come back to Boston to help replenish the minors after dealing away four of the organization's Top Ten kids.