Found November 20, 2011 on
I was going to do a roundup of the latest Red Sox rumors, but these nice people have already done it for me. Note the Ortiz/Duquette mentions. Rather interesting.The Roy Oswalt talk is also nice, but I really don't think the Sox are going there.Finally, Dan Shaughnessy sounds positively insane today. Matt Garza (pictured) for Theo Eptein? Um, got any other ideas? And this is hardly "chaos." Transitions are tough.
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(Photo: AP)Roy Oswalt was one of the most under-appreciated pitchers on not only the Phillies, but in baseball in 2010. In 12 starts with the Phils, Oswalt posted a 1.74 ERA in 82.2 innings and struck-out 3.5 times the batters he walked. His 2011 season was a little different.Little Roy left the team in April to tend to his family in tornado-ravaged Mississippi and was put out of...
The Cubs need to prioritize. As a struggling franchise, they need to significantly overhaul their roster and farm system. A possible trade chip, as Buster Olney wrote last monday, is Matt Garza. This year was excellent for Garza; to highlight a few of his achievements, he posted career bests in WAR, FIP-, and xFIP-.
Much of his success can be traced to an improved strikeout rate...
The Red Sox need a manager with some backbone, background, and one with plenty of experience, writes Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe. Because the team lacked discipline last season, he writes, Boston isn't the place for a young manager at this time. Here's more from Cafardo..
Orioles GM Dan Duquette met with Fern Cuza, David Ortiz’s agent, at the GM meetings. ...
As we learned from Ben Nicholson-Smith's engaging summary of the NYY portions of Joel Sherman's column from Friday:
The Yankees have “looked into” Matt Garza, but a Cubs official downplayed the likelihood of any deal involving the right-hander, according to Sherman.
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Cub fans should love the Cubs to trade Matt Garza while his...