Spring Training has started and yet there are still a number of MLB teams that have huge needs before the regular season begins, and Boston is one of those teams.
The Red Sox collapsed at the end of last year and much of the team's failures are on the backs of the team's starting pitcher rotation. The team enters the 2012 season with several questions, especially with the recent retirement of Tim Wakefield and with no pitcher throwing over 200 innings last year, little can be expected from this group in the upcoming season.
Jon Lester and Josh Beckett have the tools and experience to help Boston, but Clay Bucholz, Daisuke Matsuzaka, and Daniel Bard all have issues, including injury concerns and that could lead to the Red Sox looking outside the team for help at some point this season.
Boston has several good young prospects and could package them for a top starter. Matt Garza from Chicago is one player rumored on the move, and the former Tampa Bay Rays starter has plenty of experience pitching in the tough AL East.
The 2012 MLB season is looking to have plenty of exciting story lines, but Boston needs to make a move or lose out on making the playoffs again this year.