Clay Buchholz is the pride and joy of the Boston Red SoxÆs farm system. With a minor league record of 31-14 with a 2.42 ERA, a 1.00 WHIP, and a 4.05 K/BB ratio, it was clear that Buchholz was destined for glory even before he hurled a no-hitter in his second career Major League start. The Red Sox think very highly of himùso highly, in fact, that GM Theo Epstein lost out on chances to acquire Cliff Lee, Roy Halladay, and Adrian Gonzalez because of his unwillingness to part with Buchholz. Sure, itÆs always hard to trade a top prospect. But is it really wise for Buchholz to remain effectively untouchable? Over the past few days, it has become clear that the Detroit Tigers are planning a fire sale. Curtis Granderson is known to be on the trading block, and Edwin JacksonÆs name has also sur ...
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