Reyes's contract matches up well with what remains of Crawford's. With Ramirez, Boston would have to take on a lot more costs. Thus, Heath Bell enters the talk. The problem is that this probably puts them over the lux tax threshold short term while they work off the extra
poundage AAV. The Red Sox have a few expensive pitcher who could benefit from a change of scenery. You wonder if some of them might go south, along with prospect types, and see a cheaper SP come back along with Hanley.