EDWIN ESCOBAR NEWS

How Much (Extra) Credit Should We Give a Lefty Starter?

Edwin Escobar, who came from the Giants in the Jake Peavy deal, debuted with the Red Socks on Tuesday. One inning of work is not enough to know much other than perhaps velocity, but that point alone started a discussion. He sat just under 92 mph, and once you correct for his appearance coming out […]
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Heath Hembree Optioned To Pawtucket; Edwin Escobar Called Up To Red Sox

The link between pitchers Heath Hembree and Edwin Escobar extends beyond their inclusion in last month’s Jake Peavy trade. The Boston Red Sox optioned Hembree to Triple-A Pawtucket before Wednesday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. Escobar was recalled from Pawtucket to take Hembree’s spot on the active roster. Hembree struggled in the 11th inning of the...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranaudo Re-Called From AAA, Will Start Wed.

The Red Sox re-called RHP Anthony Ranaudo from AAA Pawtucket and sent down Edwin Escobar. Manager John Farrell announced that Ranaudo will start on Wednesday against the Reds—while Brandon Workman will have his scheduled start skipped. Ranaudo beat The Evil Empire in his first MLB start on August 1st—giving up just two runs in six innings.
Via FenwayNation
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Edwin Escobar Called Up By Red Sox; Heath Hembree Optioned To Pawtucket

Right-hander Heath Hembree certainly earned the respect of his teammates and coaches Saturday. It came at a price. Hembree threw 62 pitches over four shutout relief innings in the Boston Red Sox’s 5-4, 19-inning loss to the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium. The Red Sox, needing a fresh arm for Sunday’s series finale, optioned Hembree to Triple-A Pawtucket after the game. Left...
Via NESN.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Columbus Clippers hold on for 3-1 win against Pawtucket Red Sox

PAWTUCKET, R.I. –– First impressions are so important in life and they’re pretty important in baseball too. Dusty Brown made a powerful first impression in his debut with the Columbus Clippers (62-56) on Tuesday afternoon. He hit two home runs, including one that broke a 1-1 tie in the seventh inning and sent the Clippers to a 3-1 victory over the Pawtucket Red Sox (64-54...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
27 days ago  |  Discuss

USA Today: Red Sox Won The Trade Deadline

USA Today's Ted Berg makes a strong case that Ben Cherington and the Red Sox were the real winners of this year's trade deadline transaction period. Giving up just one major league player under their control in 2015 (John Lackey), Boston immediately added three major league players that can help jump start the re-building process (Yoenis Cespedes, Joe Kelly, Allen Craig)...
Via FenwayNation
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Heath Hembree the Closer of the Future for the Red Sox?

As you know, the Boston Red Sox traded Jake Peavy to the San Francisco Giants on Saturday. (And if you didn’t, check out our take on the trade.) In return, the Sox received two minor league pitchers, 25-year-old righty Heath Hembree and southpaw Edwin Escobar. Unlike Escobar, Hembree has pitched in the big leagues before (albeit just 7.2 innings last season as a September...
Via Batting Leadoff
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Trades Could Come Fast and Furious

Literally and figuratively, the Boston Red Sox aren’t the Houston Astros. Nor are they the Chicago Cubs. Though the 2013 World Series champions are mired in the American League East basement and could remain there by season’s end, they will be in prime position to emerge as a formidable World Series contender in 2015 because of their deep farm system, a group of talented core...
Via Baseball News Source
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Trade Deadline Report: Boston Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox appeared to be on their way to a turnaround after they rattled off 8 of 9 wins including a 14-1 drubbing of the Toronto Blue Jays. They have since followed that up with four straight losses and have once again drifted back into obscurity in the AL East. As the deadline approaches, the Red Sox appear to be headed in a seller status and the moves have already begun...
Via Total Sports Live
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Newcomer First Impressions

So…I’m just going to leave the sweep by the Dodgers alone…but let’s talk about these new acquisitions. I don’t think Jake Peavy is going to save this team, but the trade wasn’t a bad trade, because of the cost.  The last few years, the Giants have done a good job of understanding which of their prospects were disappointing.  With the obvious exception of Zack Wheeler...
Via SF Lunatic Fringe
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Five More Days Left for Trades

photo credit: Chicago Man via http://photopin.com It is now Sunday.  The trade deadline is on Friday.  Teams have five days to decide they’re future.  Will they stick with what they have, try and make a run for the playoffs, or trade away and rebuild.  The AL East has it’s own show going on.  The Yankees have been impressive in the second half, but is it enough to win the...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox reportedly pursuing Matt Kemp

After a move that sent Jake Peavy to the San Francisco Giants on Saturday afternoon, the Boston Red Sox are continuing to listen to more offers as the trade deadline approaches. The Sox acquired right handed pitcher Heath Hembree and lefty Edwin Escobar from the Giants. Hembree was the No.7 ranked prospect in the Giants’ minor league system while Escobar was their No. 2 prospect...
Via The Sideline
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants Trade Two Prospects for Jake Peavy

It has just been announced that the San Francisco Giants have traded #2 prospects Edwin Escobar (3-8, 5.11 ERA, 1.49 WHIP at Triple-A Fresno) and #11 prospect Heath Hembree (1-3, 3.89 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 18 SV at Triple-A Fresno) for Jake Peavy (1-9, 4.72 ERA, 4.81 ERA and 1.427 WHIP).This trade will reunite Bruce Bochy and Jake Peavy after 8 years. Bochy was Peavy’s manager for...
Via TopSportsReport
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Sox Trade Peavy To Giants For Two Prospects

You knew it was coming. The Red Sox traded hard-luck starter Jake Peavy to the San Francisco Giants for two minor league pitching prospects, Edwin Escobar and Heath Hembree. Peavy got virtually no run support this year, and hadn't won a game since April 25th (1-9, 4.72). Hembree was once considered the Giants' closer in waiting. Both players were at AAA.
Via FenwayNation
July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

The Jake Peavy Deal: Giants and Red Sox Make Win-Win Trade

The Red Sox and Giants struck a Saturday morning near-trading deadline special, with Jake Peavy headed west in exchange for pitching prospects Edwin Escobar and Heath Hembree, with the clubs splitting Peavy’s $5M remaining 2014 salary. As with most of this month’s trades to date, real, actual, solid prospects were netted by the selling club. […]
Via Fangraphs
July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants Acquire Jake Peavy From Red Sox

The Giants have decided to act instead of react to the growing list of player injuries that has beset them in the past week. With Matt Cain out indefinitely with an elbow injury, the Giants made a move to patch up their starting rotation. This morning, the Giants acquired right-hander Jake Peavy from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for minor leaguers Edwin Escobar and Heath Hembree...
Via BaySportsNet
July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants Pay Steep Price to Get Jake Peavy

There’s a point just before the annual July 31st non-waiver trade deadline when desperate teams pull the trigger on the deal that’s directly in front of them. Today’s San Francisco Giants/Boston Red Sox trade definitely has that feel to it. The Giants traded their MLB-rated #2 minor league prospect, left-handed starter Edwin Escobar, and their #11 rated prospect and potential...
Via The Giants Cove
July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Jake Peavy Traded To Giants: Who Did Red Sox Receive In Deadline Deal?

The Boston Red Sox traded pitcher Jake Peavy to the San Francisco Giants on Saturday in exchange for minor league pitchers Edwin Escobar and Heath Hembree. Peavy has been the subject of trade rumors for weeks — the St. Louis Cardinals also were reported to be interested in the right-hander — and a deal seemed inevitable. It really became a matter of what the Red Sox could get...
Via NESN.com
July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox get actual, real-life prospects for Jake Peavy

A week ago, it seemed like the Red Sox were poised to crawl out of the AL East cellar and make a run at a wildcard spot. Now, less than a week from the trade deadline, they’re starting to sell. Jake Peavy is the first piece to go, with Boston sending the struggling right-hander back to the NL West in a deal with the Giants. Peavy has not been good with the Red Sox this year, but...
Via The Outside Corner
July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox get actual, real-life prospects for Jake Peavy

A week ago, it seemed like the Red Sox were poised to crawl out of the AL East cellar and make a run at a wildcard spot. Now, less than a week from the trade deadline, they’re starting to sell. Jake Peavy is the first piece to go, with Boston sending the struggling right-hander back to the NL West in a deal with the Giants. Peavy has not been good with the Red Sox this year, but...
Via Bloguin Best
July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Jake Peavy Trade: Red Sox’s Deal With Giants A No-Brainer For Boston

The Boston Red Sox did the sensible thing Saturday. The Red Sox traded pitcher Jake Peavy to the San Francisco Giants in exchange for minor league pitchers Edwin Escobar and Heath Hembree. The deal marks Boston’s first significant move before the trade deadline, and it was a no-brainer for the Red Sox for several reasons. Peavy has had a disappointing season. A lack of run support...
Via NESN.com
July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Jake Peavy Acquired by San Francisco Giants

Andrew Richardson – USA Today Sports The San Francisco Giants have added to their already impressive list of starting pitchers by acquiring veteran Jake Peavy from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for a pair of minor-league pitching prospects. The Red Sox receive both right-handed Heath Hembree and lefty Edwin Escobar for Peavy, who has struggled this season in Boston. With 10 decisions...
Via The Sideline
July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Jake Peavy traded to the Giants

ESPNThe Boston Red Sox have agreed to trade veteran pitcher Jake Peavy to the San Francisco Giants for a pair of pitching prospects, a source confirmed to ESPN.Boston received prospects Edwin Escobar and Heath Hembree in the trade, which is pending approval from baseball commissioner Bud Selig, according to the source.Solid haul for the Red Sox as Escobar was a strong prospect in...
Via RedSoxLife
July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: Welcome, Jake Peavy

For the first time since 2009, Jake Peavy is headed back to the National League, and he’ll be in the same division he was before in the NL West. The San Francisco Giants are hoping to make another World Series run. On Saturday, the team traded for Jake Peavy of the Boston Red Sox. That’s because on Saturday the San Francisco Giants pulled off a trade to acquire the 2007 NL Cy...
Via isportsweb.com
July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Jake Peavy is heading to the Giants

The San Francisco Giants have jumped into the trade market, acquiring Jake Peavy from the Boston Red Sox. peavy goes to giants for minor league pitchers #redsox #SFgiants — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) July 26, 2014 Peavy has a 4.72 ERA in 124 innings this season with the Red Sox. Since posting a 2.87 ERA in April, Peavy has a 5.34 ERA and hasn’t won a game (if you care about...
Via The Outside Corner
July 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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