If the Sox can stay hot and knock a few more games off in the next 8 days, the most likely trade candidate shifts from Peavy / Miller to Doubront. His role has been usurped by de la Rosa, and he is an attractive trade piece to other teams for reasons related to age, control, salary and stuff. (Carp is looking like the player most likely to be moved in a subsequent deal to create roster space. Do not expect much.)
The question then becomes, what are the Sox in the market FOR? The outfield is actually hitting. Victorino has become the equivalent of a mid-season acquisition. Bradley, despite repeated claims by some (hi, donrd), that he would NEVER hit, has been, well, hitting. Nava has started to hit, and timed his offense with some absolutely brilliant and remarkably accurate prediction from an amazingly insightful yet unjustifiably humble poster on this forum. Drew is hitting and fielding. Bogaerts has shown signs of life recently. Holt is ready to play anywhere if anyone struggles.
It would be foolish and beyond naïve to think all of these players will continue to stay hot all season long, so if the Sox do anything, I would assume it would involve acquiring an outfield bat, enabling Holt to slide in if Drew / Bogaerts / whoever struggles. If the bat need be capable of playing CF for reasons related to versatility, the most logical name that comes to mind is Alex Rios.
Doubront for Rios?
Fans might want someone with a bit more control, although Rios does have a $13.5mill option for 2015. He is a good, albeit not great, right-handed bat. And he might be available for as little as Doubront, although league-wide interest could increase the price.
If not Rios, then what available OF/hitter could be had for Doubront?