Shipping Wells off to San Diego or LA is a great idea. It's definitely time to think about next year, and stop focusing on this years end. Almost all of the starters have faltered in one way or another this year.
I hope they are looking into other deals, as well. Anyone interested in Nixon? He's in the last year of his contract. He's not likely to re-sign with a team that picked up Wily Mo this year. Then there's Lopez. Varitek is close to coming back (I believe), but even so a minor leaguer can come up and cover for the rest of the year. Also, Foulke has an option for next year, but I'm not sure if it's been vested with all of his injury time. Timlin signed a one year contract, so he's also available. Would he be of interest to other clubs given his health issues and age?
Source: BostonHerald.com - Boston Red Sox: Wells talks focus on LA, San Diego
Wells, 43, has been pitching exceptionally well of late and is due to face Roy Halladay tonight at Fenway Park. However, with a deal seeming inevitable, the Sox yesterday scratched left-hander Lenny DiNardo from a scheduled start at Triple-A Pawtucket, making him available to pitch tonight.