The Tigers apparently aren’t going to bite, but free agent right-hander Max Scherzer (and his agent Scott Boras) are aiming high in free agency. Like, really high.
The Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies haven't gotten very far in trade talks involving starter Cole Hamels, but they have made progress on a smaller deal involving some relief help
It's mostly about pitching for the Red Sox the rest of the way, but not entirely. Though they're mostly set with their position players, they still need a backup catcher.
Even before they were spurned by Jon Lester, the Red Sox were actively seeking starting pitching. Now they'll step up their pursuit.