Which starting pitcher would Red Sox trade?

Which starting pitcher would Red Sox trade?
November 9, 2013, 1:45 am
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You can never have enough pitching, right? Still, do the World Series champion Red Sox have too much?

Rumors are they're now looking at soon-to-be-39-year-old Tim Hudson. So, is a deal in the works because of that surplus of starting pitching?

Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy  thinks if a pitching trade is going to happen, Game 6 hero John Lackey might be the candidate to go. A great idea a year ago, but now that he's finally won the hearts of New England? That's cold.

"Lackey's the guy," Shaughnessy told Michael Holley on "Uno Sports Tonight. "It would be very Patriot-like [to deal him now]. It would be a cold-blooded thing to do when are finally liking the guy and the whole redempton thing."

How about a bigger blockbuster for say, the Marlins' power-hitting Giancarlo Stanton? Maybe with Clay Buchholz in the deal since there are questions about his durablity?

"That's fun. It makes for good talk radio," Shaughnessy said. "But I don't see it." He said the Red Sox are resigned to never getting a workhorse amount of innings out of Buchholz.

"His stuff is overwhelming, when he's on," Shaughnessy said.