Five trades Red Sox should explore

Outfielders, starting pitchers merit attention of Boston GM Ben Cherington

Updated: November 7, 2012, 2:25 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington left Tuesday for Palm Springs and the general managers' meetings, where the groundwork often is laid for trades and free-agent signings.

Cherington has his own list of prospective acquisitions, but here is our list of five players we'd like to see the Red Sox target in potential trades. We passed on guys such as Seattle's Felix Hernandez, since he and GM Jack Zduriencik are joined at the hip, and Arizona outfielder Justin ...

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