Red Sox, OF Trade Seems Inevitable

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Sep 17, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Boston Red Sox right fielder

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(5) at PNC Park. The Pirates won 9-1. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

With pitchers and catchers officially reporting and position players coming early to spring training, last week, the Boston Red Sox have a ton of depth in multiple spots, especially in the outfield. It seems inevitable that a trade will happen at some point, whether in the early spring or within the start of the regular season.

By signing Hanley Ramirez to his big price tag and calling him a left-fielder, that spot is taken. As reported yesterday by many media platforms, including this one, manager John Farrell has assured that Shane Victorino will be the starting right-fielder. Of course, any decision or injury can change all of that, but, until then, center field is the only spot left for the players to fight over.

Who should be the starting center-fielder? Who should be traded? Who should ride the bench, preparing themselves for some playing time?

Here is the depth chart of remaining outfielders and how they stack up against each other, excluding any potential trades to bringing any other outfielders into the log jam: