Jose Reyes is undoubtedly one of the top shortstops in baseball. Reyes, who is in the middle of a contract year, would be a good fit on nearly any team, and the Boston Red Sox certainly aren't excluded from the mix.
Do they need him? The Sox already have a high-powered offense. Reyes would make it even better. But pitching wins. Trading for Reyes would use up chips that could be used to pursue a pitcher if that need arise.
Abraham also pointed out that the Red Sox have invested a pretty penny - 800 million of them exactly ($8 million) - in promising shortstop Jose Iglesias, so it's not likely that they would give up on him that quickly.
Read the rest of Abraham's thoughts at the Extra Bases blog.