The BoSox have "virtually no choice" but to sign free agent Marco Scutaro, according to Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports. Toronto's signing of Alex Gonzalez means that the 34-year-old is now, by default, their most attractive option. There aren't a ton of quality shortstops available via trade either. Unsurprisingly, we've already heard reports this week of strong interest from both parties.
Signing Scutaro would mean surrendering a high draft pick to Toronto as he is a Type A free agent. It could also mean giving the versatile veteran a three-year offer rather than the two-year pact that Boston would prefer.
Is inking MLBTR's eighth ranked free agent worth the price? Are there better - but perhaps less obvious - options out there for the Red Sox?