Just trying to gauge opinions on this now that he is back and looking like he can contribute in the 2nd half.
The reasons for trading him are pretty simple, he is a free agent at years end and he seems like the kind of guy some contending NL team might want to add to bolster their rotation. He seems like the guy with the most value unless they want to deal one of the high salary guys, Beckett, Lester or Clay?
Of course the flip side is trading starting pitching is always a risk (see WMP), if big IF the pitching is healthy the Red Sox have the depth to move on w/out Dice but it is clearly a risk. Should be noted he has a no trade.