Red Sox Asked About Jim Edmonds

The Red Sox asked the Brewers about Jim Edmonds, according to MLB.com’s Adam McCalvy. Edmonds isn’t sure that he wants to be traded to a contender, but has received assurances from GM Doug Melvin that the club will present him with potential deals before completing anything.

The 40-year-old is hitting a robust .289/.353/.513 this season with eight homers. Edmonds makes $850K this year and becomes a free agent after the season, so his contract will not be an obstacle for any team. Boston also has interest in other outfielders, including Cody Ross.


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  1. Ferrariman 5 years ago

    Jimmy ballgame would be a good addition to the Padres.

  2. Lets_Go_Red_Sox 5 years ago

    I think this would be a good move, low cost in a trade ,good D ,decent bat, and already accepted a bench role, I like this a whole hell of a lot more than overpaying for someone like Ross, or giving the albatross known as Hermida more playing time

    • when you it that way, i kind of agree. hermida is been awful since returning from the dl and outfield defense wasnt all that good the last road trip.

      • Lets_Go_Red_Sox 5 years ago

        Ya after just dogging it on that easy fly ball Wednesday, I kinda gave
        up on him, atleast ellsbury should be back next week, he makes that
        catch every time, I’m not worried about the outfield as much as the
        bullpen and pedroia’s foot

      • I wouldn’t be surprised if Ellsbury gets moved, either by tomorrow or in the winter. Other clubs have been trying to get him for 2 years and whatever happened between him and the Sox brass over his injury this year might’ve just helped to expediate a move.

        • Lets_Go_Red_Sox 5 years ago

          He won’t be moved this year, winter though wouldn’t shock me at all, especially if they get a good young catcher or power hitting OF

      • I wouldn’t be surprised if Ellsbury gets moved, either by tomorrow or in the winter. Other clubs have been trying to get him for 2 years and whatever happened between him and the Sox brass over his injury this year might’ve just helped to expediate a move.

    • Edmonds is an awful defender. But would be a good pickup here.

      • Lets_Go_Red_Sox 5 years ago

        In center now yes, he is 40, but in the corners he’s top notch still,
        and he can’t be any worse than hermida or Patterson out there

    • Ferrariman 5 years ago

      Edmond’s defense sucks bro. He is servicable in the corners, but don’t play him in center.

      • Lets_Go_Red_Sox 5 years ago

        Exactly where he would play here, no 40 year old should play centerlol if Cameron needs a rest ellsbury would move to CF, Edmonds/ hallin LF depending on matchup

        • ELPinchy 5 years ago

          You just aren’t going to have both cameron,ellsbury,drew and edmonds in the same roster. Something is going to happen,Cameron might REALLY need to get surgery NOW and is just being a good soldier.

          I don’t like the move because I don’t see them going anywhere this year and why in the hell would you want a 41 year old OF next year if he is still signed?!?!!!!

          I’d rather watch Nava or McD in LF/CF …..even Kalish.

          • Lets_Go_Red_Sox 5 years ago

            hes only signed this year, and I think hes perfect cause hes cheap,
            and can spell drew cameron and ellsbury, but i hear ya none the less,
            you just cant give up with so many games left and the guys they have
            commin back IMO, not saying blow up the farm for fielder, dunn etc
            just patch a few holes with minor deals and see what happens.

            As for cameron God hes been brutal lately, especially tonight watching
            a hanging splitter for strike 3, ugh the guy is so obviously injured
            though so i’ll give him a break for showing some balls, when alot of
            guys would have cashed their checks and called it a season

  3. dickylarue 5 years ago

    Cue the Theo’s a genius comments in 3-2-1. By tomorrow Gammons will have an article up about how Edmonds is a good guy in the clubhouse and has already visited 3 firehouses in the Boston area handing out canned goods and lollipops.

    • ELPinchy 5 years ago

      No, I’m clearly a redsox fan and if they do this i’ll lose my mind,it makes NO SENSE at all!!

  4. vtadave 5 years ago

    Odd…why would he NOT want to be traded to a contender?

    • ELPinchy 5 years ago

      He gets to hit the offseason sooner,if thats the case he is just in it for the paycheck.

  5. Dermick 5 years ago

    This is just me, but I think the Cardinals should deal for Edmonds and dump Winn

    • Ferrariman 5 years ago

      i halfway agree. We should cut Winn.

    • RBomb2844 5 years ago

      I agree. The Cards should have signed him this winter. He doesn’t want a starting job and would have been a good mentor to Jay and Rasmus. As a bench player he has been really good and can play the outfield corners and first base, and for $400,000 (if they would have signed him for the minimum – which he wanted), who could beat that?

  6. while the yankees pick up berkman( which now makes that a really good lineup period.not that before it wasnt but still.) THEO, franCOMA and company ask about jim edmonds. THEO should just start selling becuase the red sox are done, big payroll but not ONE big bat in it. I mean look at the really big payroll teams(yanks,phillies,detroit and more) all have that big bat while the red sox have good players dont get me wrong they miss that big guy. ~Manny was thta guy and he was never replaced perod.

    • Lets_Go_Red_Sox 5 years ago

      Omg panicing sox fan chill bro papi beltre and youk have almost as good of #’s as those ” big bats ” our lineup ISNT the problem the bullpen and the fact the rays keep winning is, u are aware the sox are top 5 in MLB in total offense in ALL categories, chill my man, 2 months left to make a run 5 gms can be made up as quick as we dropped them, keep the faith

    • There is so much ignorance in your post I don’t even know what part to make fun of first.

      • Lets_Go_Red_Sox 5 years ago

        Oh ya where? Care to share or just wanna stick to making random douchey comments Like every other Internet troll? Edit. My bad man you were replying to the OP, apologies

  7. Sawksfan 5 years ago

    Sure, the Yankees just got 34 y.o Berkman, so lets get a 40 y.o Edmonds, that’ll show em right? LOL Theo make something GOOD happen. Sox need more than Edmonds.

  8. dickylarue 5 years ago

    Cue the Theo’s a genius comments in 3-2-1. By tomorrow Gammons will have an article up about how Edmonds is a good guy in the clubhouse and has already visited 3 firehouses in the Boston area handing out lollipops.

    • Funny, I was just going to say cue the DickyLarue typical media bias/Theo’s overrated comment but you beat me to it.

      • dickylarue 5 years ago

        I’m feelin’ so gracious, I’ll throw you a “like” for that comment.

      • dickylarue 5 years ago

        I’m feelin’ so gracious, I’ll throw you a “like” for that comment.

  9. Sawksfan 5 years ago

    Hahahaha sure, the Skanks just got 34 y.o Berkman, so Sox get 40 y.o Edmonds? Sure, that’ll show em! C’mon Theo, make something GOOD happen, this is a wasted bullet.

  10. 04Forever 5 years ago

    If its a short term move they want get Jose Batista, cost a bit more but the man is absolutely killing baseballs

  11. johnsilver 5 years ago

    For sure.. The 34YO berkman that can’t even hit in the NL, but is supposed to learn to hit in the AL east, where Aces dwell?? Leave it to a homer NYY fan..

  12. Sawksfan 5 years ago

    Sox better replace that BIG BAT I agree. Instead of the rebuilding projects, get a player that puts runs on the board. The pitching/defense experiment is a joke. They can get runs here and there but never any consistency.

    • Lets_Go_Red_Sox 5 years ago

      you are clueless our offense has been one of the best in MLB the whole season, even without some of our best players,do you watch our games? We have scored runs basically every game only to watch okajima delcarmen and ramirez piss it all away, pitching and defense experiment??Is It not the goal of EVERY team to have a good staff and solid D????

      • Sawksfan 5 years ago

        I think you are the clueless one here sir. I said the pitching and defense experiement has been a joke IE not effective, and you basically said the same thing. So Shaddup. Next, in the 23 games the Sox have played in July, they’ve scored 4 runs or fewer in 16 of those games. Not surprisingly, they’re 11-12 this month. That won’t get it done. So 2nd in MLB in runs and what does that have them? 3rd place. So either score more and replace the heep in the outfield or get better pitching (which again supports my statement about P & D). Next time, read carefully before you pop on on someone.

        • Lets_Go_Red_Sox 5 years ago

          Wow, our record and stats dropped because we had an all star team on thedl, so therefore we don’t need to waste prospects ( of which we havefew close the majors ) to acquire someone that will be on the benchanyways in 2-3 weeks, and even with all that we STILL have one of thebest offenses in the majors, and how am I proving your point aboutdefense??, it ISNT an experiment to have a good staff and defense itsCOMMON SENSE, stop being a cliche , bitchey, forever negative , let’strade away everyone sox fan, you are clueless and annoying, and amajor reason people hate sox fans, just stop

          • Sawksfan 5 years ago

            How about you take a hike. I didn’t ask for your condescending opinion.

          • Sawksfan 5 years ago

            How about you take a hike. I didn’t ask for your condescending opinion.

        • Lets_Go_Red_Sox 5 years ago

          Wow, our record and stats dropped because we had an all star team on thedl, so therefore we don’t need to waste prospects ( of which we havefew close the majors ) to acquire someone that will be on the benchanyways in 2-3 weeks, and even with all that we STILL have one of thebest offenses in the majors, and how am I proving your point aboutdefense??, it ISNT an experiment to have a good staff and defense itsCOMMON SENSE, stop being a cliche , bitchey, forever negative , let’strade away everyone sox fan, you are clueless and annoying, and amajor reason people hate sox fans, just stop

      • Sawksfan 5 years ago

        I think you are the clueless one here sir. I said the pitching and defense experiement has been a joke IE not effective, and you basically said the same thing. So Shaddup. Next, in the 23 games the Sox have played in July, they’ve scored 4 runs or fewer in 16 of those games. Not surprisingly, they’re 11-12 this month. That won’t get it done. So 2nd in MLB in runs and what does that have them? 3rd place. So either score more and replace the heep in the outfield or get better pitching (which again supports my statement about P & D). Next time, read carefully before you pop on on someone.

  13. I wonder what Jermaine Dye is doing these days….

  14. Sawksfan 5 years ago

    Maybe the Sox asked Edmonds how they could trade for Prince Fielder? LOL

  15. Steve_in_MA 5 years ago

    Again, doubt it. We’re looking for bullpen help.

  16. Cyyoung 5 years ago

    Edmonds probably hit better that Camerons .206 avg. with men in scoring position.

  17. Have people forgot that the Red Sox had one of the top 3 offenses in baseball until recently. They don’t need to add a major bat they just need offensive role players and relief pitching. Besides adding a huge bat since Pedroia and Ellsbury are coming back soon and have Martinez back. Edmonds would be an upgrade over who they have to play in right field with JD Drew out. And for all the Red Sox fans worried about the Yankees getting Berkman, in case you didn’t realize he is having a really bad year and has been steadily declining since 2006. He is 34 with a chance for injuries and is going to take up a spot that many Yankee veterans are going to need for rest on certain days. He was terrible for the Astros this year and will probably a less than average player for the Yankees with all the great pitching in the AL East.

  18. Did Theo Epstein bring back Dan Duquette as a consultant? This harks back to the Duquette era, when the Red Sox routinely overpaid for players years past their prime. We have minor league players that will out perform Jim Edmonds going forward, starting with Nava and McDonald, who may not have the power numbers of Edmonds, but whose defensive ranges have to be far superior.

  19. Flharfh 5 years ago

    Would be a good deal for both teams. Red Sox get effective outfield help for cheap, though Edmonds is to old to play every day. Brewers get a prospect in exchange for someone that probably won’t be on the team next year, and free up a spot for Lorenzo Cain to come up from AAA.

  20. j6takish 5 years ago

    Also, when did Peter Griffin start calling Red Sox games?

    • Lets_Go_Red_Sox 5 years ago

      Ohhh snap you didn’t just dis the immortal Jerry remy did you???

    • Lets_Go_Red_Sox 5 years ago

      Ohhh snap you didn’t just dis the immortal Jerry remy did you???

  21. Theo refuses to go after bullpen help or the big bat. Why?

    • BentoBox 5 years ago

      That’s because they don’t need a big bat right now. The offense has been fine. Its just in a slump these past couple days. The bullpen needs some help though, it’s terrible.

  22. Sox41Fan 5 years ago

    I hear the Braves are targeting Jacoby Ellsbury. Any chance the Sox can get Randall Delgado and Mike Minor for Ellsbury?

    • Steve_in_MA 5 years ago

      You want nothing more than 2 mediocre prospects in the bottom 20’s of their organizational list for Ells? That’s crazy. Think Freddie Freedman, Jonny Vetters and Arodys Vizcaino, 2 top ten prospects and a young quality left handed reliever.

    • Jacoby isn’t going anywhere this season with his trade value being at an all-time low and with the Red Sox having the chance of making the playoffs. They are 5 or 6 games out behind the Rays but it can be easily made up in two months. I do hope they trade him and Papelbon in the offseason and go after Cliff Lee and Carl Crawford which could conceivably happen with the Red Sox getting tired of the Yankees getting every free agent. I’m going to bet that they pull a Yankee and offer an extra year or an extra $10 million just to get these players over the Yankees.

  23. Sox41Fan 5 years ago

    This season is over guys lets face it. Let’s dump some contracts if possible and hopefully re-sign Martinez, Beltre and go hard after Cliff Lee and Carl Crawford.

  24. ELPinchy 5 years ago

    I’d rather see Francona himself in CF.

  25. orpheus30 5 years ago

    How about sending Hermida & Nava to Tornto for Batista. Throw Renaudo & Rameirez in there for Downs.

    • dickylarue 5 years ago

      You do realize Ranaudo isn’t even signed yet by the Red Sox. He’s not their property. How can they possibly trade him?

      Seriously, do a little work before you post.

  26. Lets_Go_Red_Sox 5 years ago

    There really isn’t any impact players to be had, atleast that we could fit Into our lineup

  27. The Red Sox have spent money, more than any other team besides the NYY in history. Money isn’t the problem, injuries are. No matter how much you spend, you eventually have to call in AAAA players. The Yankees have routinely had to bring in guys like Sergio Mitre or Sidney Ponson despite spending tons of money. What are you expecting them to do? It isn’t a money issue…

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