The Red Sox have a big question mark in their starting rotation. Those question marks SO FAR have lead to the signings of Cook, Padilla, and Silva. The aquirement of Kendrick would bring great depth to the rotation. Last year Kendrick went 8-6 with an ERA of 3.22 in 34 games (15 starts). Kendricks had his ups with the Phillies and a change of senery would do him well.
Why is it good for for the Phillies? The Phillies will be without Howard for a while and Anderson might not be everything they hopefor but Anderson/thome/wigginton wouldnt be the worse 1B combonation. Anderson batted .265 with 14 homers and 78 RBIs. As well Ruiz isnt the best catcher around and with the Red Sox having good depth at the catcher spot we can spare at least one. Luis Exposito batted ,242 with 8 homers and 36 RBIs.