Starting rotation --
Jon Lester and Clay Buchholz are virtual locks, while John Lackey is nearly as certain a part of the rotation if he’s healthy. That leaves two spots, and while the Sox could be comfortable with Felix Doubront, Franklin Morales, or Rubby De La Rosa in the last spot, they should target a proven option for the No. 3 or 4 role – and there are intriguing free agent options. Dan Haren (pictured), Gavin Floyd, Hiroki Kuroda, Edwin Jackson, and Shaun Marcum are just a handful of the guys who could help without requiring major money or years.