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The Red Sox and White Sox already consummated one trade this season. Perhaps another one won’t be too far behind.
The Red Sox, who already acquired reliever Matt Thornton from the White Sox, scouted Chicago outfielder Alex Rios and will scout pitcher Jake Peavy closely over his next couple of starts, according to The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo. The Red Sox reportedly scouted Phillies infielder Michael Young in the past week as well.
If the Red Sox are indeed interested in acquiring Rios and/or Peavy, it shows a willingness on their part to take on salary. Rios is under contract for next season at $12.5 million and comes with a $13.5 million club option for 2015. Peavy, who signed a two-year extension in October, is owed $14.5 million in 2014 and has a $15 million player option for 2015 that kicks in if certain guidelines are met.
Rios is hitting .270 with 11 home runs, 40 RBIs and 19 stolen bases this season. The 32-year-old is a two-time All-Star who finished 15th in AL MVP voting...
BEST OF MAXIM
The Boston Red Sox enter the second half of the regular
season sitting in first place in the American League East. While they’re
looking down at all other teams in the East, their advantage in the standings
hasn’t stopped them from exploring trade options to improve their club. Nick
Cafardo of The Boston Globe reports that the Red Sox have scouted Chicago White
Alex Rios hit a grand slam and drove in five runs, and Jake Peavy pitched six solid innings in his return from the disabled list to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 10-6 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday.
Rios, who had been in a 2-for-20 slump, went 3-for-5 to help Chicago win for just the 10th time in 32 games.
Peavy (7-4), making his first start since June 4 because...
LOOT AND PLUNDER
The Pittsburgh Pirates find themselves in the unusual position of being buyers at the trade deadline, and they reportedly have their eyes on two White Sox players.
White Sox manager Robin Ventura benched Alex Rios after he did not run hard enough to try to prevent a double play.
The pitching-starved Chicago White Sox activated right-handed pitcher Jake Peavy from the disabled list Friday and could be about a week away from getting right-handed set-up man Jesse Crain back as well.
Peavy (6-4, 4.30) returns to the starting rotation Saturday against lefty Paul Maholm (9-8, 3.98) and the Atlanta Braves at U.S. Cellular Field. Peavy, 32, has been sidelined since...
Jake Peavy is set to rejoin the Chicago White Sox rotation on Saturday, against the Atlanta Braves according to the Chicago Sun Times.
It will be Peavy’s first call back to action since June 4 when he pitched with a displaced rib and lasted 21/3 innings in Seattle against the Mariners.
Peavy had one rehab start at Double-A Birmingham, giving up one run on five hits over five innings...
With the 'second half' of the regular season getting underway on Friday night against the Atlanta Braves, it's time to over-analyze everything we can about the White Sox' trade candidates. On Saturday, Jake Peavy made his first start back from the disabled list with many teams' scouts in attendance.
But it was Alex Rios, who bounced back from being benched...
The Pittsburgh Pirates don't just want to have their first season above .500 in 20 years; they also want to make a serious playoff run. Although they are just one game back of the St. Louis Cardinals in the NL Central, given their recent history and the strength of the division, many still believe they'll finish third, behind the Cincinnati Reds. An offensive upgrade could...
The Pittsburgh Pirates are looking at Alex Rios, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. He also adds that “people familiar with Pittsburgh’s thinking suggest they wouldn’t be surprised if the Pirates expand the talks to include Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez”. That’s similar to the trade idea Jim Bowden floated out there a week ago, although I don’t think the cost would...
White Sox outfielder Alex Rios found himself on the wrong side of the usually patient Robin Ventura on Friday night against the Braves.
It all came down to Rios's apparent lack of hustle during the fifth inning -- a willful mistake that prompted Ventura to lift Rios from the game and replace him with Casper Wells in right. Here's how MLB.com's Scott Merkin described...
Early game time for us Aussies at the call of 5:35 am. Cold , wet and miserable as we are in the middle of winter here. The bright spot today is that Jake Peavy is in the office today for the first time since fracturing a rib,
Get a cuppa and see you soon
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Braves - (struck out,safe at first due to passed ball by Phegley)(ground out to short...
Last night we heard that the Pittsburgh Pirates were looking at Alex Rios, and also might consider Alexei Ramirez. I’ve already done a Trade Values article on Rios. That article included a brief estimate of the value of Ramirez, although that came from just glancing at his stats and contracts, rather than digging in deep and looking at him closer. With last night’s rumor, I decided...
Welcome home to the Cell and here come the Atlanta Braves
Hope everyone had a good All-Star Break. Congratulations to Chris Sale on getting the win in the All Star game.
Rumor has it that Jake Peavy has returned and will be the starter for the game on Saturday. John Danks is on the mound for the game today. That rumor about has been confirmed, with a press release from the...
The Phillies bashed their way to a huge win on Friday, clubbing out 13 runs on 15 hits en route to a 13-8 win in their series opener against the Marlins. The Phillies are now over .500 for the first time since early June.
Offense roughs up Hefner
Domonic Brown hit his 24th homer in the game and drove in two runs. AP Photo.
Jeremy Hefner entered the game with a 1.67 ERA in his...