The Boston Red Sox made a huge splash at the July 31 trade deadline, trading away both Jon Lester and John Lackey.
Lester was sent to the Oakland Athletics for outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, while Lackey was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals for outfielder Allen Craig, pitcher Joe Kelly and minor league left-hander Corey Littrell.
That leaves Tom Caron and Dennis Eckersley wondering who will be the Red Sox ace next season, and both agree that pitcher isn’t yet on the roster. According to Eckersley, one or two of the young arms that Boston has will need to step up and pitch in the rotation come 2015 Opening Day.
Check out the video above to hear more from TC and Eck.