So it looks like Ben Cherrington, can make a trade after all. It's official that Oakland A's closer Andrew Bailey and outfielder Ryan Sweeney are heading to Boston in exchange for rightfielder Josh Reddick and 2 single A players from the minor league system.
It looks as if the Sox came out on top of this trade as Sweeney's left handed bat looks perfect for Fenway Park. The addition of a stud closer like Bailey also seems like Daniel Bard is slated to be in the starting rotaition for 2012.
This trade also clears room for the Red Sox to pursue a starting pitcher actively such as Oswalt, Jackson, or Garza, which officials say the Red Sox are actively pursuing.
Stay tuned for more information regarding Bailey and Sweeney and what it means for the Sox in 2012.