Showing posts with label Red Sox. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Red Sox. Show all posts

Monday, December 03, 2012

Rumor Mill: Mets Meet with eight teams including the Red Sox about Dickey


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According to Adam Rubin of ESPN NY, the Mets met with eight teams Monday about R.A. Dickey.

The suitors include the Boston Red Sox.  Red Sox GM Ben Cherington and Alderson met Monday afternoon, with New York looking for top Red Sox prospects -  outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. and shortstop Xander Boegarts in exchange for the Cy Young Award winner.

However, it's unlikely the Red Sox would part with those two prospects.

Boegarts is ranked #1 in the organization and Bradley is ranked #3.

Alderson insisted he had not resolved to trade Dickey, nor would he say the momentum had moved appreciably in that direction. Still, the GM added, he had not even spoken with Bo McKinnis, Dickey's agent, since arriving in Nashville.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Cody Ross agrees to sign with Red Sox


Cody Ross agreed to sign with the Boston Red Sox, giving them an experienced hitter with postseason success on his resume to help replace J.D. Drew in right field.

Foxsports.com and ESPN.com reported the contract is for one year and $3 million. Ross told The Associated Press in a text message late Monday that the deal won't be finalized until he takes a physical.

The 31-year-old Ross batted .240 with 14 home runs and 52 RBIs for the San Francisco Giants last season while playing at least 22 games at every outfield position.

Ross was the 2010 NL championship series MVP for the Giants and helped them win the World Series that year after they picked him up off waivers in August. He expressed his thanks on Twitter to San Francisco fans and wrote: "Looking fwd to meeting the (hash)redsoxnation fans!!"

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Red Sox trade INF Marco Scutaro to Rockies, No need to trade for Justin Turner


According to ESPN,  the Boston Red Sox looking to free up money to pursue either starting pitcher Roy Oswalt or outfielder Cody Ross, have traded shortstop Marco Scutaro to the Colorado Rockies.

The Red Sox received right-handed pitcher Clayton Mortensen in return. Mortensen, 26, is a former first-round sandwich pick in 2007 by St. Louis, who sent Mortensen to Oakland in the deal for outfielder Matt Holliday. The Rockies acquired Mortensen for a minor league player last January; the Red Sox become his fourth big league organization.

Last season, he was 2-4 with a 3.86 ERA in 16 games, six of them starts.

Scutaro was projected as Boston's starting shortstop but will play second base and bat second in Colorado, where the Rockies also have added Michael Cuddyer and Ramon Hernandez in an offseason makeover following last year's disappointing slide.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Red Sox Trade SS Jed Lowrie and P Kyle Weiland for P Mark Melancon


According to MLBTR.com , the Red Sox acquired reliever Mark Melancon from the Astros for shortstop Jed Lowrie and starter Kyle Weiland, tweets Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.  ESPN's Jerry Crasnick first tweeted that Weiland was traded in a deal that involved a reliever going to Boston. 

The deal marks the first trade involving major leaguers by Astros GM Jeff Luhnow and Red Sox GM Ben Cherington since taking over their respective roles.

Melancon, 26, turned in a 2.78 ERA with 8.0 K/9 and 3.1 BB/9 in 71 appearances last season.  The right-hander won't be arbitration eligible until after the 2013 season and won't hit free agency until after the 2016 campaign.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Rumor Mill: Capuano almost a Red Sox?


Looks like Chris Capuano will have to spend the next six days in non play-off contention with the rest of the Mets.

Earlier in the week according to the NY Post,  it almost wasn't such a certainty the veteran left-hander would finish the year in a Mets uniform.

This is after the Red Sox tried to acquire Capuano in a waiver deal, with the idea of using him to start Sunday's game against the Yankees, according to an industry source.

Capuano pitched yesterday's game for the Mets and allowed four earned runs over 4 2/3 innings in their wild 8-6 victory over the Cardinals at Busch Stadium. But as recently as Tuesday, the Mets were lining up a Plan B -- Miguel Batista -- for yesterday in the event Capuano was traded.

The deal never materialized because the Mets were not satisfied with Boston's offer of cash for Capuano, who can become a free agent after the season. The pitcher would have been ineligible for Boston's postseason roster, meaning the Red Sox would have been looking to rent Capuano for 1-2 appearances.

Capuano said he wasn't aware of the trade buzz until he had completed his start yesterday.
"I'm glad I didn't know about it," said Capuano, who grew up a Red Sox fan in Springfield, Mass. "It didn't happen, so I don't know if there is much more to talk about."

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson had no comment when asked about the Red Sox interest in Capuano. But Alderson hinted he recently had been approached by a team trying to make a deal for a player. Alderson said there were multiple factors in not trading.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Rumor Mill: Number of teams interested in Carlos Beltran gets narrowed to 5 or 6


According to Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports, New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson is narrowing the field on possible destinations for outfielder Carlos Beltran, sources said Wednesday.

By Wednesday evening, the day after Alderson provided him with a short list of interested teams he believed could fulfill the Mets’ wishes and provide Beltran another shot at the post-season.

Beltran had not ruled out any of those clubs, believed to be the Philadelphia Phillies, Boston Red Sox, Atlanta Braves, San Francisco Giants, Milwaukee Brewers and, perhaps, the New York Yankees.


Brown Outlines the Possible Destinations:

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Rumor Mill: Phillies and Red Sox lead the pack for Beltran


Yesterday the Mets provided Beltran with a short list of teams to consider, and the Phillies are believed to be on it, report Tim Brown and Jeff Passan of Yahoo.

The writers add that the Mets have indicated a willingness to pay much or all of the $6MM owed to Beltran depending on the return.

They list the Red Sox, Giants, and Yankees as other suitors, and wonder if the East Coast teams have an edge since Beltran lives in New York. Brown and Passan named the Brewers as a dark horse, but they don't have much in the way of top prospects.


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Rumor Mill: Phillies and Red Sox are most aggressive suitors for Carlos Beltran


The Phillies and Red Sox are among the most aggressive suitors for Mets outfielder Carlos Beltran — if not the most aggressive, FOX Sports reported Tuesday, citing sources.

Other clubs remain strongly in the mix for Beltran, who returned to the Mets' lineup Tuesday night after missing three games with the flu.

The interest for Beltran is so high, sources said, that the Mets might trade him several days or more before the July 31 non-waiver deadline — and pay less of his remaining salary than they initially expected would be necessary.

Beltran, 34, will be owed approximately $6 million on July 31. The Mets' priority in trading him is to obtain high-quality prospects, not save money. But they may be in position to achieve both goals to a significant extent.

The Phillies and Red Sox are in similar positions: both face luxury-tax concerns, and likely would want the Mets to cover a substantial part of Beltran's remaining salary. But both clubs also have demonstrated a past willingness to spend for the right players.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Recap: Spring Training Game 22 - Mets vs Red Sawks


Final Score: Boston 8, NY Mets 5 

Drew Sutton hit a two-run homer and Carl Crawford drove in a pair, as the Boston Red Sox earned an 8-5 win over the New York Mets in Grapefruit League action.

Jed Lowrie went 2-for-3 with two RBI for the Red Sox. John Lackey picked up the win after giving up one run on five hits and one walk while fanning two in a 5 1/3-inning start.

Justin Turner had two hits, three RBI and a run scored for the Mets. Jon Niese suffered the loss for yielding five runs -- four earned -- on seven hits. The left-hander struck out seven and walked one in five frames. 

Boxscore: Click Here

Friday, November 26, 2010

Ellsbury on the block, maybe on the Mets radar?


According to Paul White of the USA Today,  There is a ongoing controversy between Ellsbury and the Red Sox. Mostly the disagreement is about the rib problems that limited him to 18 games last year led to the inevitable assumption he would be on his way out of town.

White list teams like the Padres, who have Adrian Gonzalez dangling still. The Diamondbacks who have Justin Upton lurking in trade talks. He also lists the Braves, Angels, Mets, and Cubs as possible suitors.

In the Mets case, they would have to trade either Beltran or Reyes in a deal to obtain Ellsbury. The Red Sox remain high on Reyes because they can upgrade at shortstop and move Jed Lowrie to 3rd. While Beltran who has had injury plagued seasons in the last two years might be to much money (19 Mil) for the Sox. The Red Sox already have Mike Cameron signed for one more year and it appears they can very well keep Ellsbury for the future.

The Red Sox appear to also have Jason Werth on their Radar as they search for power with the defection of Victor Martinez to the Tigers.

Ellsbury by the numbers:
Career: Batting | Fielding
SEASON TEAM G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
2007 Bos 33 116 20 41 7 1 3 18 8 15 9 0 .353 .394 .509 .903
2008 Bos 145 554 98 155 22 7 9 47 41 80 50 11 .280 .336 .394 .730
2009 Bos 153 624 94 188 27 10 8 60 49 74 70 12 .301 .355 .415 .770
2010 Bos 18 78 10 15 4 0 0 5 4 9 7 1 .192 .241 .244 .485
Total -- 349 1372 222 399 60 18 20 130 102 178 136 24 .291 .344 .405 .749

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Mets Trade Rumors: Calling All Teams, Jose Reyes is available at the right price!


According to sources at the Seven train to Shea, the Mets have put the word out to teams that SS Jose Reyes is available and will look to trade Reyes during the Winter Meetings.


According to Matt Pignataro, The Red Sox, Orioles, and Rays have called to get a feel for the situation and trade talks will likely heat up during the winter, the sources believe.


Reyes, 27, hit .282 with 11 HR’s, 54 RBI’s, and 30 stolen bases in 133 games last season for the Mets.


Earlier in the month, the Mets picked up Reyes’s $11 MM option for next season.

It's hard for me to believe that Jose Reyes will get traded. Maybe Sandy knows something that has the Mets concerned and they would like to cash in now...
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