With their deep pockets and major market resources, the Boston Red Sox are always interested and associated with the elite baseball players to come upon the free agent market every winter. Why should this one be any different? Despite the departure of Theo Epstein, it will be business as usual in Boston, which means that signing C.J. Wilson and/or Roy Oswalt is a real possibility for the BoSox.
Mike Axisa reports, "Most of the recent reports involving the Red Sox have focused on their now completed managerial search or their still ongoing closer search, but the club is also looking to solidify its starting staff. Clay Buchholz will return from injury to join Josh Beckett and Jon Lester atop the rotation, but both Daisuke Matsuzaka and John Lackey are out following Tommy John surgery. Alfredo Aceves figures to be given a chance to start, but Boston still needs to add depth beyond those four."
One of those two would also be a great addition for the Royals, but it seems increasingly clear that unless Dayton Moore surprises someone out of the blue (which happened when signing Jonathan Broxton), the Royals will sit out of the options for this year's aces.