If Rizzo is ready to win, he should go get Josh Beckett.
Not saying he's available, because trading him would be dumb (listen to this guy, not this guy) but the fans are clamoring for one of the drinking, chicken-eating pitchers to go*. It's not going to be Lester. He's good young and cheap. It's not going to be Lackey. He's terrible and is paid like a bazillion dollars for a million years. (Unless the RedSox eat like 80% of the salary and if so.. well go get Lackey It'd be 3 million a year for 3 years. I'd take that gamble) So it would have to be Beckett.
Would you deal for Beckett? What would you give up for him. He's good and young and durable so you're talking top prospects here. Rendon. Cole and Purke. Something like that.
*Speaking of which - how dumb is that? The Red Sox didn't make the plaoyffs because (in no particular order) Crawford has the worst year ever, Youkilis missed 40 games and underperformed when he played, JD Drew finally gave up the ghost, Jed Lowrie regressed, Wakefield finally started failing, Clay Buchholz missed half the year, they could never find a decent 5th starter, and they had issues with bullpen depth. None of that can be blamed on shenanigans (I left out Lackey sucking - because I guess you could link those if you wanted) All that couldn't be made up for their only positive surprise - Ellsbury's MVP season. And yet fans want to blame some guys having beer and chicken on their off-days. Fans are stupid.