And he is rumored to be dealt before you finish reading this sentence.
Yes I know John Smoltz looks strong and Clay Buchholz is waiting in the wings...
But why is it such a tragedy to have a lot of pitching?
When was the last time you heard a contender grumbling about having TOO much pitching?
What are we trading for at this point?
A shortstop? Nick Green has been playing well, Jed Lowrie is about to come back and even Julio Lugo has had a few good games recently.
An outfielder? I'm fine with Bay/Ellsbury/Drew with Baldelli and Kotsay in reserve. (And Jonathan Van Every in Pawtucket.)
A hitter? Well it looks like Papi might be finding his groove. And one of the reserve outfielders can start and Drew can DH if necessary.
A catcher? Varitek and Kottaras are doing the trick fine right now.
So where is the glaring need for a trade right now?
Why not hold off, have the horrible problem of a lot of pitching and see if there are any major injuries down the stretch?
Then again, at this point I just trust Theo.
If I woke up tomorrow and saw Theo dealt Pedroia for a Class A reliever I never heard of, I'd have to say "Well, he knows what he is doing."