I saw a rumor in one of the Boston papers that Theo is talking to Jimbo about Wily Mo Pena for Chad Cordero. Whoa! This one seems too likely to pass off as floating speculation.
1. For Bowden, trading a pitcher for an outfielder is a no-brainer.
2. For Bowden, acquiring ex-Reds seems to be a mission.
3. The Red Sox are looking for a closer.
4. Epstein likes to undo his mistakes. (See Renteria)
This might hinge on Manny Ramirez being traded, but I believe the Sox will want a more established name to hit fourth and play left.
Anyway, I want to be the first to predict this one. If I'm right, I'll be viewd as a genius. If I'm wrong, no one will remember. (I hope)