The Colorado Rockies have continued to talk with the Red Sox about acquiring Julian Tavarez to bolster their stumbling rotation, which has seen Mark Redman, Ubaldo Jiminez and Franklin Morales not perform up to expectations. Rockies GM Dan O’Dowd signed Tavarez to the Cleveland Indians when Tavarez was a teenager and wants him in the fold.
It’s unknown who the Sox would get in return (a prospect?) but the fact that dialogue continues to happen and there is an ability for the Sox to move him makes me think that this trade is inevitable. I’ll put money on Tavarez being traded to make room for Bartolo Colon. Earlier this month, I opined that we needed to cut Tavarez. Trading him works, too.