If I am trying to study for an exam, the last thing you should do is send me a text message informing me that the Boston Red Sox are in talks to acquire one of the best prospects in Major League Baseball.
Of course, this is exactly what my friend Ryan Courville did with a simple text message that read the following:
“Will Myers for Jon Lester?”
I spit out my coffee and immediately went to Google and got this:
“Your hot-stove story of the day is a good one, found in an article by veteran baseball writer Bob Dutton in the Kansas City Star this evening. Dutton reports that the Red Sox have held talks with the Royals about a deal that would send Jon Lester to the Royals for top outfield prospect Wil Myers.
Nothing is close, but the idea that the Red Sox would at least talk about it says a lot about the universally admired Myers, as well as the Royals’ strong desire to make a run in 2013″
So the two teams are talking about it but it isn’t “close”. I’m not doubting that it isn’t close, but if I learned anything about MLB trades over the past year is that if there is fuel there is going to be fire somewhere.
General Manager Ben Cherrington clearly wants to make a mark on this franchise and make sure people understand that this is “his” team. He traded fan favorite Kevin Youkilis and traded bad contracts in Adrian Gonzalez and Josh Beckett to the Dodgers for group of prospects.
Myers is good enough to start next year. Granted, next team’s Boston team is going to be terrible but that’s okay. If they stay the course with these kind of moves, there is good chance this team can be contenders in a three year plan.
Normal contributor Ryan Sullivan also informs me that Will Myers is on his fantasy baseball team, which he believes to be the “best ever”. So there is that.
More to come as we hear more.