Tony Massarotti of the Boston Globe takes a look at the upcoming offseason for the Red Sox.
Massarotti says the Sox have had internal discussions about Mark Teixeira, which is not a surprise. The Red Sox definitely have the money for him. Signing Tex would necessitate trading Mike Lowell and moving Kevin Youkilis to third base. Lowell is owed $24MM over the next two years, and he has no-trade protection. He had hip surgery recently and is expected to be ready for spring training. My guess at possible suitors: the White Sox, Indians, Twins, Angels, Brewers, Reds, Dodgers, and Giants.
I thought the Sox would be players for C.C. Sabathia, but Massarotti suggests that is unlikely. He says Boston officials have concerns about Sabathia’s long-term durability. Massarotti does not see the Red Sox as players for any big name starter.
One other note: the Sox have yet to discuss an extension with Jason Bay’s agent.