ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney had an interesting tweet suggesting the Red Sox might be up to something bigger than it appears at first glance:
Rival officials believe that the Red Sox are laying the groundwork for a trade of Jacoby Ellsbury, for the pitching they need.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) December 5, 2012
But here's a deal that won't be struck:
You can put the rumors of Ellsbury-for-Cliff Lee to rest. "Not a prayer," source said.
— Gordon Edes (@GordonEdes) December 5, 2012
Your turn: Would you like to see the Red Sox try to flip Ellsbury, who becomes a free agent after the 2013 season, for starting pitching? Sound off in the comments section.