LOL, this is very funny! The Boston Red Sox are not trading Jon Lester and/or Jacoby Ellsbury to the Padres for Jake Peavy. If anything, Boston might consider giving up prospects Lars Anderson, Josh Reddrick and Michael Bowden or Clay Buchholz. I repeat, they are not giving up Lester and/or Ellsbury. Forget that!
I see a 95% chance of Buchholz no longer being with the Sox next season. Best case scenario (as a Sox fan anyways) would be trading him for Teagarden, worst case, but still a better option imo, would be getting Salty.
I don't put it that high solely because the year he had. More like a combonation of things. Lesters emergence as an ace, Matsuzakas success, Mastersons success, Bowden coming up, as well as Variteks amazing decline over the past two seasons.
The catcher in the Sox minors that has the best shot at filling in for Varitek next season is Mark Wagner...a 26 year old who hasn't made his debut yet. The Sox are DESPERATE at the catching position, and they are certainly willing to give up a young promising pitcher if it means making the entire organization have more depth.