It should come as no surprise that the Red Sox are contacting (or will contact) just about every available player out there. And so there will be, at some point before Truck Day, a news bit saying that Boston is "interested" in X, where X = any free agent or any player that another team might possibly trade.
SoSH debates the merits of Adam Everett, Rich Harden and Kelvim Escobar. In the on-going shortstop search, the FO has also kicked the tires on Marco Scutaro, Adam Kennedy and Bobby Crosby. And Mark DeRosa. Plus the Dodgers are not offering Orlando Hudson arbitration.