With new Red Sox closer Andrew Bailey expected to miss the next three to four months, who will step up to anchor the back of Boston’s bullpen? The putrid performances of both Mark Melancon and Alfredo Aceves in two of the team’s three losses in Detroit make this an even more pressing question.
Depth was an issue with the bullpen—and the pitching staff as a whole—before the regular season began, and that has only been reinforced through the first three games. And if the limited quantity of good pitchers fails to deliver quality outings, the Red Sox are going to miss the postseason for the third straight year.
Here are 10 relief pitchers Boston should consider trading for before they fall too far behind in the standings.