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Red Sox Need Starting Pitching, Price and Greinke In their Sights

The Boston Red Sox suffered through a difficult 2015 season finishing last in the American League East. Boston is in need of pitching and rumors have spread that the club is looking at both David Price and Zack Greinke.

Everyone knows the pitching rotation for Boston is highly suspect. John Farrell the Boston manager knows the team needs pitching, the fans know it and the front office knows it.

Dave Dombrowski the president of baseball operations for the Red Sox has not been shy about saying the No. 1 priority of the team is acquiring an ace on the mound and Farrell has echoed those sentiments.

The bullpen needed help and Craig Kimbrel who was acquired in a trade with Atlanta should fill that void. However, if talented starting pitching cannot be landed then even the best closer in the game would not be that effective.

With Eddie Rodriguez, the Red Sox have a great young talent. When healthy Clay Buchholz is a talented pitcher but his durability will also be questioned.

Rick Porcello returned from the disabled list to pitch up to his capabilities late in the season. He can work deep into many games if his health holds up.

In the bullpen, there is Kimbrel, Koji, Tazawa and Robbie Ross, which now is a strong core to finish games.

Picking up both Price and Greinke likely is next to impossible, but landing either one of the two would be a feather in the cap of Dombrowski.

Farrell when asked about acquiring those pitchers he would only say that all efforts were being made to fill the pitching need the team requires.

However, if Boston were to actually sign the two it would be the winter coup of baseball. All Farrell would say is the team hopes to sign at least one more starter.

Odds are not in their favor of landing both, but having an ace on the right side and an ace on the left side would give Boston instant playoff contender status and move them up the futures board for the World Series.

Just 12 years ago on Thanksgiving, Boston traded for Curt Schilling , which is something Boston fans still give thanks to each Turkey Day.

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