Sox swap Scutaro ... for Oswalt?

Marco to Colo. yielded another pitcher, but real prize could be extra cash to sign Roy

Updated: January 22, 2012, 4:59 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Here is the question Boston Red Sox fans should be asking themselves:

Would you trade Marco Scutaro straight up for Roy Oswalt?

My guess is that many of you would say yes. I'm inclined to join you, and soon -- perhaps within days -- it will be clear that Ben Cherington agrees with you.

That was what Saturday night's trade of Scutaro to the Colorado Rockies was all about. Just a couple of days ago, Cherington mentioned that he considered exercising Scutaro's $6 ...

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