Originally Posted by DirtySox
I think Boston comes closest in terms of trading top flight prospects for proven MLB players (i.e., Hanley for Beckett) while maintaining a strong farm system, but even they are left thin in certain areas after major trades. They are still trying to solve their SS concerns four years after trading Hanley, a la the Sox and our CF issues after trading Rowand. Also, with the question marks surrounding Dice-K, their pitching depth does not appear to be as strong as once thought, even with the addition of Lackey.
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