The Red Sox have had a big day, making deals with Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez, but their is still one big problem in Boston. They need pitching bad, Boston had a team ERA of 4.01, which is 23rd in the league. The Red Sox are now talking to the Phillies about Cole Hamels and they are still in the running for Jon Lester. Those two would definitely boost Boston pitching staff.
The #RedSox, who also have an offer for Jon Lester, also have had the most serious talks with the #Phillies for Cole Hamels.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) November 24, 2014
The Phillies are in a rebuild mode and would love to get a few prospects in return for Hamels. I could see the Phillies asking for a guy like Xander Bogaerts and a prospect. Boston has plenty of talented prospects that Philadelphia would be interested in.