The GM Meetings end and GM Theo Epstein says some of the groundwork laid here may result in trades later. One player potential trade partners will continue look into? Marco Scutaro.
One reliever gets a big deal, meaning the remaining free-agent bullpen arms will be asking for more. Also, Adrian Beltre is offered a lucrative contract, maybe putting him out of reach for the Red Sox.
But Boston will be looking to improve its organizational starting depth in order to provide some insurance.
The Diamondbacks are looking for three players -- two pitchers and an outfielder -- off Boston's major-league roster.
The Red Sox liked John Buck and perhaps would have been willing to give him a two-year deal, but his signing with Florida means they'll probably go with Saltalamacchia behind the plate.