get a good hall in return. (No way in hell they resign him to a huge contract). Drew is another trade bait piece. The reason why he signed a 1 year contract was to rebuild his value...thats it. So let him do it, and trade his butt at deadline to a team trying to make the playoff and get a nice return for him.
Dempster is question mark. I don't like the signing at all, but I understand Barnes is at least 2 years away, and we needed a rotation spot, and didn't want to give up compensation, and no huge long term contracts. I'm hoping the reason is to give De La Rosa more time to build up his arm strength from Tommy John, and He can join the rotation also. I'm not sure how long Webster will take to get to the Majors either.
I'm hoping Lackey has a good year and trade him also.
Yeah the sox may not be a contender this year, but anyone who complains about the moves doesn't realize the sox are just trying to show they are trying to compete (sort of) to keep pink hats interested and to keep revenue in, but real fans should be excited that they are keeping their chips, and they should be up by deadline, and next year.
I don't think BC is done. They got Morales, Aceves, and Salty spots still up in the air. I think all three will be traded before ST.