“Anything’s possible, but it certainly gets harder to do that, to subtract somebody,” Cherington said.
Could the Sox make a move that grabs the headlines? They did that two winters ago at this time with the acquisitions of Carl Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez. That both players are now with the Dodgers indicates how that worked out.
“I can’t handicap it,” said Cherington. “You can’t rule it out. I certainly wouldn’t rule it in.
“I think if there’s a deal that we feel really makes the organization stronger short- and long-term, we’ll pursue it. Some of those could fit into that category.”