Offseason preview: Five big-name Red Sox trade targets

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Jul 14, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; National League infielder

Troy Tulowitzki

(2) of the Colorado Rockies hits a home run in the first round during the 2014 Home Run Derby the day before the MLB All Star Game at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Troy Tulowitzki

This is a real love/hate situation. When healthy, Tulo is the best shortstop in the game and probably one of the top five players in all of baseball. The problem is that he’s very rarely healthy.

He’s out for the rest of 2014 with a hip injury and hasn’t played close to a full season since 2011. He also hasn’t been able to go two consecutive seasons of full health at all throughout his career.

He’s made it clear that he wouldn’t mind being dealt and I’d be willing to bet that the Rockies wouldn’t mind dealing him and starting over. So would the Red Sox be interested? I’m betting they would, although you can’t pay for him at full price because you just can’t count on getting back a completely healthy player.

Potential deal: Xander Bogaerts, Ranaudo, Swihart for Tulowitzki

You’re taking a chance here. It may seem like a lot to give up if you’re concerned about all the injuries, but when you think about a healthy Tulo, he’s worth probably close to a Stanton-type deal. I think it’s an offer the Sox would at least consider.