The only “weak” spot in the rotation is Tim Wakefield, but he has done very well this season. His ERA may be high, but Wakefield has an impressive 6-3 record. Also, Clay Buchholz will be coming off the disabled list to take his starting spot.
The Red Sox don't need to acquire a starter because they already have the best starting pitching in baseball.
Yes, I said it. The Red Sox starting pitching is better than the Phillies.
Think about it. If there were a seven game series between the Phillies and Red Sox, the first matchup would be Roy Halladay vs. Josh Beckett. Okay, Halladay. Next, John Lester against Cole Hamels. I would give the slight edge to Lester because he has pitched very well in the postseason.
The third game would be Clay Buchholz against Roy Oswalt. Oswalt has had injury problems and Buchholz is a lot younger.
The Red Sox rank tenth in starting pitching ERA because they have had a lot of injuries. The Giants have the best pitching staff, but pitching without hitting doesn't lead to championships.