4. Matt Garza
Remember all those times the Red Sox faced off against Matt Garza when he was with the Tampa Bay Rays?
Well, Garza is not the same pitcher he used to be, but he could be a very serviceable, cheap, back of the rotation starter for the Red Sox.
Garza amassed a 6-9 record, with a 4.94 ERA, but this is not about Garza’s regular season stats. He brings something that the Red Sox do not have: Postseason experience.
Garza has appeared in five postseason games, all starts, and has a 2-1 record with a 3.48 ERA. He may not be the stopper the Sox are looking for, but he can definitely be a guy who could get you five innings in a postseason start.
During the regular season, Garza would likely see time in the rotation during injuries. With Eduardo Rodriguez out for a while after knee surgery, Garza could come in and start at the back-end from day one.
Do not be surprised if the Red Sox try to sign Garza, but only if the price is right.