The Baseball Show crew puts together a shopping list of what the Red Sox need to do in the offseason to return to respectability.
For Dan Shaughnessy, it starts with adding more pitching. One option that appeals to Shaughnessy is Cliff Lee.
Sean McAdam agrees with the need for pitching, but notes that it needs to be done smartly. He warns the Red Sox should steer clear of players like Lee who will immediately eat up a large chunk of the money the Sox just saved in the Adrian Gonzalez trade. Moves like this would be similar to the large veteran contracts the Sox just shipped out.
Lou Merloni believes a lot of the improvement in the offseason can come from within. If Jon Lester and Clay Buccholz stay healthy, and John Lackey can return to the form he had with the Angels, the Red Sox could see a significantly improved starting rotation.