Found December 08, 2012 on
Boston Red Sox
Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump.
According to CSNPhilly.com,
the Phillies turned down a Red Sox proposal in which the Sox would have
sent Jacoby Ellsbury to Philadelphia in exchange for left-hander Cliff
"According to multiple sources, the Red Sox approached the Phillies
about a Jacoby Ellsbury for Cliff Lee deal and were told that Lee was
not available," the report said. "The Phils won’t break up their
Lee-Cole Hamels-Roy Halladay trio. (Check back in July if the team is
not in contention.)"
The Phillies needed a center fielder, but instead of trading for
Ellsbury or pursuing any of the prominent free agent center fielders,
the team traded for Twins center fielder Ben Revere. Red Sox team
sources have said that the team would consider a trade of Ellsbury (in
the aftermath of signing Shane Victorino) only if it meant a
considerable upgrade to the team's rotation.
WEEI - Report: Phils said no on Ellsbury-for-Lee
Sorry for the extremely late dump. Today is not my day...
If you needed confirmation that the Red Sox intending on trading Ellsbury, here you go.
I actually like this trade for both clubs. Boston gets themselves another reliable starter to combat the bats in the AL East. Phillies get the major, and sorely needed, upgrade in their outfield. Win-Win.
But I don't blame Philadelphia for saying 'no thanks'; and I doubt their desire to keep their rotation intact was the deciding factor. I think it all comes down to Jacoby's contract situation. No one is going to ship of a quality starter (or any player of value, really) for a potential one-year rental.
Sure, Cherington will most likely be able to find a team willing to dump off a bloated contract, or maybe obtain another player whose contract is about to expire, but nobody willing to part with somebody like Cliff Lee. I do like the Sox being aggressive and trying to move Ellsbury. That's the right call. And I'm fully willing to accept a trade where Boston only gets 50 cents on the dollar. But we have several months to go before Spring Training.
A lot can change between now and then, or even in-season. A team, like Philadelphia, with an abundance of starting pitching, may realize they're an Ellsbury away from a World Series. Or Jacoby could just commit to someone long-term. Wouldn't that be nice.
Rest of the links:
Herald - Pedro Martinez ‘open’ to a Sox job | David Ortiz glad to be free of Bobby Valentine | Globe - Pedro Martinez: I pitched clean | David Ortiz not yet fully healthy | WEEI - Terry Francona to receive Boston BBWAA’s Emil Fuchs Award | CSNNE - Report: Dempster turns down Sox offer | Damon wanted to return to Red Sox
BEST OF MAXIM
Lineup:1. Ben Revere/CF2. Michael Young/3B3. Chase Utley/2B4. Ryan Howard/1B5. Carlos Ruiz/C6. Jimmy Rollins/SS7. John Mayberry/RF8. Domonic Brown/LFBench:Erik Kratz/C, Kevin Frandsen/UTL, Freddy Galvis/UTL, Darin Ruf/OF/1B, and Laynce Nix/OF.*Humberto Quintero will serve as 2nd catcher while Chooch serves 25-game suspension.*Nix and Ruf would likely platoon with Mayberry and Brown...
Michael Young is the 2nd domino to fall for the Philadelphia Phillies. How will the remaining dollars be spent by Rube Amaro?
TAL’S HANDY CAPS
My articles are designed to represent a baseball-man’s thinking, the view from the dugout and the GM’s box. Most fans do not consider the budget, prospects on the radar, the stick-glove-or-power requirements...
Decisions employed by these lucky guys determine the careers of many Philadelphia Phillies, like Jonathan Papelbon. How did they do their jobs in your humble opinion?
TAL’S HANDY CAPS: POLL
This is the second poll, which will be honed over time, like my other postings. If you’re interested in checking out something different, my weekly storyline articles...
According to WEEI’s Rob Bradford, former Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez is set to rejoin the organization in an official working capacity at some point in the near future. While speaking at the David Ortiz Celebrity Golf Classic in Punta Cana, Martinez stated that “it’s just a matter of time” before he returns to Boston in a role similar to the one recently given to his former...
The Phillies passing on some “overpaid” big name free agents have traded for Ben Revere, sending Vance Worley and Trevor May to the Twins. The Phils who are in dire need of offense and power will get little of either in acquiring Revere. Last season with the Twins Revere hit .294 ,stole 40 bases, and drove in a paltry 32 runs in 553 at bats. What makes the 24-year-old Revere...
OFF YOU GO
Third baseman Michael Young has reportedly waived his no-trade clause, allowing the Rangers to trade him to the Phillies.
FOX Sports’ Jon Morosi reported on Sunday that the Phillies have signed free agent RHP Zach Miner to a minor league deal with an invitation to major league spring training.
Miner, 30, has not appeared in a big league game since 2009. After being sidelined with an elbow ailment, Miner underwent Tommy John Surgery and missed the entire 2010 season. Since then, the former Detroit...
Right-handed pitcher Vance Worley was actually standing in Citizens Bank Park when he got the news that he was being shipped to Minnesota. He was as shocked as the rest of us that his time in Philadelphia was at an end. Sadly, the Vanimal is gone. Phillies’ top pitching prospect Trevor May will join him there as well.
In return, the Phillies got a young centerfielder. Ben Revere...
The ball is in Asche's hands to win third base in 2014 according to Jayson Stark. Photo: Jay Floyd
Fresh off of my mother-in-law’s holiday choral concert, I’m back and ready to report on the latest from the Hot Stove in a special Midnight Update!
Something “Big” Coming
The biggest Philadelphia-related news of the day was obviously Michael Young being acquired by the...
Michael Young is coming to Philadelphia.
After two days weighing his options, the 36-year old lifetime Texas Ranger has decided to leave the only organization he has ever played for, waiving his no-trade option for a chance to play third base everyday with the Phillies.
In exchange for Young, the Phillies will send back 25-year old right-handed reliever, Josh Lindblom, and Lisalverto...
The Philadelphia Phillies have filled their hole at third base with Michael Young after the veteran has accepted a rumored trade to Philadelphia. The Texas Rangers will be paying $10 million of the $16 million owed to Young in 2013. Heading to the Rangers in return for Young are reliever Josh Lindblom and prospect Lisalverto Bonilla.
2012 was the worst season of Young's career...
Get the latest Philadelphia Phillies hot stove news on the only show dedicated just to Phillies talk all year long. Philly Baseball Beat can be heard every Thursday at 9pm ONLY on MTRRadio.com.
Philly Baseball Beat 12.6.2012
I’m pretty realistic about the Red Sox chances next season. There’s no reason to believe that they are going to make any kind of World Series run or anything of that nature, but with all the money they freed up with the blockbuster trade that sent Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and the immortal Nick Punto to the Dodgers, I thought the team would be able to be a relatively big...
The deal is done. After time to mull it over, Michael Young has accepted the trade to Philadelphia and will be the Phillies' starting third baseman. The cost: relief pitcher Josh Lindbloom and minor league pitcher Lisalberto Bonilla, reports CSNPhilly's Jim Salisbury. The Phillies acquired Lindblom at the trade deadline...
The Philadelphia Phillies announced Sunday that they acquired infielder Michael Young from the Texas Rangers for right-handed relief pitcher Josh Lindblom and minor league righty Lisalberto Bonilla. Young, who wants to play more regularly, dropped his no-trade clause to go to Philadelphia. The Phillies will pay $6 million of Young's $16 million salary for next year. Young...