Proving how little I actually know about the way baseball minds work, within hours of my saying nobody was going to trade for Bonser, the Red Sox did just that.
It's a player to be named, and it won't be any great shakes, but it's better than nothing. Maybe.
The Red Sox a few years ago traded for Pokey Reese, discovered that he wasn't willing to sign immediately for their price, and non-tendered him within days. (Dec. 19, 2001, trade; Dec. 21, 2001, granted free agency.) I wouldn't be overly surprised if that sequence repeated itself.