Red Sox Interested In Adam Everett

The Red Sox have some interest in Adam Everett, a source tells Rob Bradford of The defense-first shortstop is a free agent and would cost Boston only $220K. The Tigers, who released Everett, would be responsible for the rest of his salary.

Everett's salary would not prevent the Red Sox from adding him, but roster space could. Bradford says the Red Sox won’t likely sign Everett or anyone else until a roster spot opens up. Everett seems like a fit, since Boston is looking to add a defensively-oriented shortstop to back up Marco Scutaro, according to assistant GM Ben Cherington. The Red Sox, who now have Bill Hall backing up at short, drafted Everett back in 1998.

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8 Comments on "Red Sox Interested In Adam Everett"

5 years 2 months ago

Is it just me or does something about this scream Mike Lowell trade?

5 years 2 months ago

I think it screams Hall release.

5 years 2 months ago

mike lowell release maybe but I’m not sure what they will get out of this greater than what they have sitting around in tripleA

5 years 2 months ago

Hall is necessary in that he can cover almost every position on the team (well maybe not RF). Lowell has to be a goner sooner or later even if it’s a DFA. We’re going to need bullpen, an outfielder and apparently a defensive SS backup. Lowell is already a sunk cost seeing as he gets no playing – especially once the interleagues are finished.

5 years 2 months ago

They need a CF,Bridge guy to help Bard and SS-backup.

Theo doesn’t like trading for bullpen help so maybe there is someone in the minors that can fill that role if they get REALLY lucky. I’m not sure the cost in trade will be worth it. Do they want to end up with another Gagne situation.

If Jacoby is on his way to getting healthy then they should look for a back-up CF type with the possible intention of releasing the injured Cameron. They have enough corner OF help. I think they have a workable solution with Hermida-Nava-McD for Lf/4th-5th OF.

So yeah, they need to move lowell and bring up a SS or find one but I think that were their cuban prospect not injured he would be a FAR FAR better option than AE.

5 years 2 months ago

They have a few people at AAA can try still for 6-7th inning duty rather than try the recycled people already flamed out everywhere else this year. Majority of teams are looking for the same team as it is and just luck of the draw this time of the year finding someone that will help on the discard pile with a pickup and might as well actually give Robert Manuel a chance to pitch in a game the next time he is called up, or maybe Dustin Richardson can do better if he gets a few more games under his belt with the big club.

As far as 40 man roster spots go.. If someone is acquired, Fabio Casto is a 100% waste of one, can’t even get anyone out at AAA. Tug Hulet, he of the .168BA and .599 OPS in nearly 200 AB is also the waste of a spot on the 40 man roster, regardless of being able to play multiple positions. A AAAA version of Billy Hall….

5 years 2 months ago

Adam Everett is done, which is why the Tigers cut him.

Not only can he barely tick foul the high fast ball, he isn’t the defender he was last year either.

Nice guy…time to get a college coaching job.

5 years 2 months ago

according to UZR Scutaro is the second best defensive SS in the game this year. Of course, this stat is based on much more than just errors like the avg everyday fan tends to think measures a players defense. There is much much more to defense than errors. He is a very solid player defensively, not to mention he’s been a savior in the leadoff spot without Ellsbury.

I personally do not believe there is any need for a DEFENSIVE back up SS. What they need is a guy that can play SS on an everyday basis in case Scutaro were to go down for an extended period of time.

Bill Hall can, has and will continue to spell Scutaro every 15 or so games, but he is not the guy you want to plug into the middle of your infield for more than a series or two.

I think the Sox biggest need is to get rid of Lowell, whether that be a trade/release whichever the case may be. He needs to go; and they need to replace him with a backup middle infielder who can play SS/2B/3B. Someone that not only could play any of these positions, but can also hit.