Veteran free-agent righthander Roy Oswalt would be an excellent veteran presence in Boston's starting rotation, and even though the Red Sox are aware that Oswalt would be open to a one-year deal, he still appears to be out of Boston's price range.
The Sox may have competition from the Yankees on Oswalt, who is also being eyes by the St. Louis Cardinals, where Oswalt would love to pitch.
Hiroki Kuroda's price tag remains high. While more open to pitching in the East then he once was, Kuroda, the former Dodger, would still prefer the LA market or West. The Red Sox have maintained interest in him, but have yet to see a big price drop.