The Latest On Mike Lowell

Although a Mike Lowell trade isn't the sure thing it once seemed, there's still a chance that a deal could be completed, according to Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald.

Silverman mentions four teams that are possible landing spots for Lowell: the Astros, Marlins, Rangers, and Twins. Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe wonders if the White Sox could be added to that list as well. Each of these teams has potential question marks at first base or designated hitter, or just could use another right-handed bat.

Alex Speier of WEEI speculates that the Marlins' willingness to return Jorge Jimenez to the Red Sox could signal that Florida's need for a corner infielder isn't that strong. If the team feels confident enough in either Gaby Sanchez or Logan Morrison at first base that they'd cut Jimenez, that could mean a diminished interest in Lowell as well.

Lowell will, of course, have display good health before any club thinks about acquiring him. Gordon Edes of ESPNBoston tweets that the Rangers, among other teams, are scouting Lowell today. The 36-year-old is scheduled to play third base for the first time this spring.


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  1. Lowell to Houston. That would be a pretty good deal if either Berkmen has injury plagued seasons and then they platoon it with Blum and Lowell.

    • The Astros are already paying an awful lot of money to Berkman, Feliz and Blum for the corner infield spots. Unless Boston is essentially willing to hand over Lowell for free, I don’t really see Houston as a fit.

      Then again, Houston does a lot of weird things, so, yeah..

      • They would only due it if Berkman can’t recover from his injury. They wouldn’t make a move with blum and keppinger on the bench. Besides their outfield they are set.

      • They would only due it if Berkman can’t recover from his injury. They wouldn’t make a move with blum and keppinger on the bench. Besides their outfield they are set.

    • The Astros are already paying an awful lot of money to Berkman, Feliz and Blum for the corner infield spots. Unless Boston is essentially willing to hand over Lowell for free, I don’t really see Houston as a fit.

      Then again, Houston does a lot of weird things, so, yeah..

  2. I could see the Sox trading for him if Teahen really bombs. But not as a DH or first baseman.

  3. I could see the Sox trading for him if Teahen really bombs. But not as a DH or first baseman.

  4. Alldaybaseball 5 years ago

    Maybe they returned Jimenez as a part of a trade?

    • RahZid 5 years ago

      No, if it were part of a trade, the Sox would not have paid $25K

    • RahZid 5 years ago

      No, if it were part of a trade, the Sox would not have paid $25K

  5. Alldaybaseball 5 years ago

    Maybe they returned Jimenez as a part of a trade?

  6. jarrett_Lauderdale 5 years ago

    Thank you! Even if his numbers were a little lower than what they are, youKNOW he’s going to produce them. He is a model of consistency. His defensive limitations are apparent but he plays in the second smallest left field in baseball and next to the second fastest player in baseball. So he’s more or less got his butt covered. But, if you watch enough Astros games, he’ll pull a trick out and surprise you with a diving or a sliding catch to put an inning away. $18.5 million, yeah, I’d do it again.

  7. twins33 5 years ago

    I don’t want the Twins to go after Lowell. If there was some way to guarantee he’d be healthy then I’m all for it. That’s not something you can do though.

    • he’d be all right..he’d give about 110-120 games playing at Third and a few at First, and a few more at DH

      • twins33 5 years ago

        If he’s fully healthy, yes. He’s only been able to do 110-120 total the last two seasons. With Thome on the bench without a position, the Twins would be extremely handcuffed if Lowell didn’t play 140-150 games.

        It’s why they haven’t re-signed Crede on the cheap again. It’s not that they didn’t like Crede, he provided great defense and some pop, but he was out with little stupid nagging injuries that weren’t DL worthy. Then he had the big one at the end and never played the rest of the season. He made it 90 games, but for a lot of games it was like playing with a 24 man roster. With Thome on the bench it’d be like playing with a 23 man roster.

        The Twins can’t afford that at all. It’d have to be a guarantee, and for any player, it’s not a guarantee. It’s a much bigger risk because of Lowell’s age.

  8. I don’t see why everyone says Lee’s contract is so terrible. The guy flat out produces year after year..You know the Astros are going to get .280-.300 with 28-32 HRs, and more or less 90-100 rbis, so why is that so bad? What were the terms of the contract? $17-18mil a year for 6 years?

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