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So what move comes next?

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  December 22, 2009 03:06 PM

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Lots of Red Sox-Yankees chatter on the blog today and much of it is reasonable, which is nice to see. Respectful debate is encouraged here.

So what's next?

The Red Sox, depending on your view, could use some offense in their lineup. The Yankees need a left fielder.

Which one of these scenarios is more likely?

* The Red Sox trade a raft of prospects to San Diego for Adrian Gonzalez.

* The Yankees chuck their budget and sign Matt Holliday, Jason Bay or Johnny Damon.

* Neither. The Red Sox scrape up a first baseman (or third baseman) from somewhere and the Yankees go discount in LF with somebody like Mark DeRosa.

Doesn't it seem like there's still a big move to be made? There are still a lot of prominent free agents available and it's hard to envision the two AL East bullies sitting it out from now until spring training. Both teams also have chips to trade.

Baseball may pause a bit for the holidays, it usually does. But Theo Epstein and Brian Cashman aren't going on vacation any time soon.

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