Originally written on Ted's Army  |  Last updated 11/18/14
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Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. In the best-case scenario, Buchholz is cleared to resume his throwing program, albeit a few steps behind where he left off. Worst-case scenario: He will undergo additional tests to determine whether the inflammation of the bursa sac in his right shoulder has worsened. Either way, the Red Sox lack a timetable for Buchholz’ return. “We all want the same thing, and that’s Clay getting back on the mound,” manager John Farrell said. “But along the way, we’ve got to balance a player’s current and long-term health. If it’s less than (optimal), we don’t know how effective he would be.” But this, Farrell said, is the bottom line: “We have every intention and hope and outlook that he will resume pitching this season.” As a result, the Red Sox aren’t giving any indication they will step up their pursuit of a starting pitcher before the July 31 trade deadline. One source suggested the club will be “selective” in adding to what it already views as strong rotation depth, although it’s also worth noting that declaring their need for another starter would decrease leverage in any potential deal. Multiple sources have suggested the Sox are monitoring the market for starters, including the Cubs’ Matt Garza, but may still be prioritizing other needs, namely the bullpen and possibly third base. Besides, unless the Phillies decide to trade ace lefty Cliff Lee, a bona fide front-of-the-rotation starter may not be available before July 31. Herald: Clay Buchholz' status won't cause trade panic Clay Buchholz made some interesting news yesterday as he threw another session and still felt some lingering effects in his neck. The quote of the day came from John Farrell stating "We have every intention and hope and outlook that he will resume pitching this season." Wait, like...not July? Possibly not August? This....season? Like I said the other day, I want Buchholz to take his time and be ready for the playoffs. I have zero problem with that. But now that Farrell seems unsure of Buchholz' timeline, do the Red Sox need to make a deal for insurance purposes? The Rangers are closing in on Matt Garza and we all know Cliff Lee is available. Would you want to see the Sox top the highest bidder for one of the two? If they can land a top arm like Garza or Lee (maybe Lincecum change of scenery?) without giving up a top-five prospect, I say yes.  If Cherington can land a bullpen arm in addition, then the Red Sox are a serious contender. Rest of the links: Globe: Clay Buchholz could resume throwing over the weekend | Globe: Red Sox face daunting schedule to begin second half | Globe: Xander Boegaerts showing his potential with Pawtucket | Herald: It's make or break time for Red Sox | Herald: Ben Cherington's patience pays off | Herald: Anthony Ranaudo turns corner in Portland | Herald: John Farrell: Alfredo Aceves just didn't do job | CSNNE.com: Sox expect Stephen Drew back Saturday | CSNNE.com: Buchholz to be re-examined Friday
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