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Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Something bigger possible for Red Sox?

By ESPNBoston.com

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.