Word comes from the winter meetings that the Sox are interested in A’s closer Andrew Bailey. Combine this with a rumor I read elsewhere (can't remember where) that Bard would prefer to be a starter than a closer and I think the Sox may try converting Bard and hope to piece together an acceptable bullpen with different pieces. Of course, they'll probably have to give up some pieces in order to get Bailey, so the scene continues to shift.
Not sure how I feel about this yet. As i've said before, my opinion with Bard is that while we do need another starter, why mess with a good thing - he's probably the best setup man in the game.