[QUOTE]If Sox are unsuccessful in getting Oswalt or Jackson I would look again at Gavin Floyd and Wandy Rodriguez. Yes this will take them into the Luxury Tax area however you then have the luxury of keeping both Aceves and Bard in the pen. I could see the Sox going for a mini blockbuster with the White Sox who will not be going anyplace in the Central now with Prince in the Central and the improvement of the Royals and the Indians : Floyd, Ramirez, Thornton, Lilibridge and $15 M in exchange for Doubrount, Iggy, Brandon Jacobs, Bowden and Melancon. Then make the trade for Wandy which should not take many prospects unless the Astros are willing to eat a lot of money. Perhaps Ceccini and Britton would do it to shave off $6 M year one.
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