Post archive for ‘Trade Rumors’

Cherington deserves 2013 season to prove himself

By Jeff Louderback While it makes sense to withhold heaping praise upon Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington until we see how the team performs in 2013 and 2014, leveling him with criticism is unwarranted, even after Boston finished the 2012 campaign in the American League East basement with a 69-93 record. It was the [...]

Acquisition of Mike Carp bolsters Red Sox roster

By Jeff Louderback Long speculated as a potential trade target, Mike Carp was acquired today by the Boston Red Sox from the Seattle Mariners for a player to be named later or cash considerations. The 26-year-old Carp, who is a left-handed hitting first baseman/left fielder, has been mentioned as an ideal fit for the Red [...]

Reported trade involving Beckett and Ellsbury a sign of what’s to come over the next year

Chances are, Jacoby Ellsbury will be playing elsewhere in 2014 at the latest, maybe even next season. He will likely remain in a Red Sox uniform for the remainder of 2012, even after multiple media reports indicate the Red Sox and Rangers discussed a deal before Tuesday’s non-waiver trade deadline that would have shipped Ellsbury, [...]

Red Sox trade Anderson, acquire intriguing knuckleballer Steven Wright

By Jeff Louderback Once considered Boston’s first baseman of the future, Lars Anderson found himself blocked by Adrian Gonzalez at first and David Ortiz at DH while he did not produce as expected at Triple-A Pawtucket. To clear space on the 40-man roster for the remainder of the year, and for the upcoming off-season, the [...]

Red Sox acquire Breslow, Morales to rejoin the rotation

By Jeff Louderback With an eye on moving hard-throwing 26-year-old left-hander Franklin Morales back into the starting rotation, the Red Sox acquired left-handed reliever Craig Breslow from Arizona this afternoon for right-handed reliever Matt Albers and outfielder Scott Podsednik. The trade was initially reported by The move not only gives the Red Sox an [...]

Re-acquiring Justin Masterson would be a wise move by the Red Sox

By Jeff Louderback Even with the Red Sox reportedly shopping Josh Beckett, they are in the market for a starting pitcher. The cost in prospects for Miami’s Josh Johnson appears to be too prohibitive, Zack Greinke has already been traded to the Angels and Matt Garza is nursing an injury. Chances are, the Red Sox [...]

Red Sox likely to be dealing from surplus of relievers and outfielders

By Jeff Louderback It is uncertain whether the Red Sox will add a starting pitching before Tuesday’s non-waiver trade deadline, but chances are they will deal from their surplus of outfielders and relievers. Andrew Bailey, the team’s projected closer who underwent thumb surgery after a collision at first base during spring training, is set to [...]

Here are trade chips the Red Sox might use to land a starting pitcher

By Jeff Louderback Will the Red Sox add a difference-making starting pitcher and try to put the team in position for a playoff spot, or will they shed veterans at the trade deadline and focus on 2013 and beyond? At 49-49, the Red Sox find themselves in unfamiliar territory – at least since 2001, when [...]

Red Sox interested in Miami’s Josh Johnson, ESPNBoston reports

By Jeff Louderback With Jon Lester and Josh Beckett struggling, Felix Doubront pitching more innings than he ever has before and the inconsistency of Clay Buchholz, the Red Sox desperately need to acquire a durable and reliable starting pitcher by the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. According to media reports, Boston is cooling on Cubs [...]

Garza to Boston talk continues

By Jeff Louderback Multiple media reports indicate that the Red Sox are out on Ryan Dempster but in the hunt for American League East battle-tested right-hander Matt Garza. Dempster and Garza, of course, pitch for the Chicago Cubs, who are operated by first-year president Theo Epstein and first-year general manager Jed Hoyer. Both executives undoubtedly [...]

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