Here's a tidbit that was sent my way from a Mets fan:
From Gammons (link is to another blog--I don't have the awesome insider status required to be able to read Gammons directly):
“There is no legitimate bullpen help to be acquired right now," said another AL GM. "And what we saw in Papelbon this spring is that he'd start out at 92-94 mph and gradually fall down to 88. Our people feel that he may throw so many pitches as a starter he's a five-inning guy. And the Red Sox cannot afford to blow five leads in April with Papelbon sitting out there."