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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62 Comments on "Red Sox Asked About Jim Edmonds"


Ferrariman
5 years 1 month ago

Jimmy ballgame would be a good addition to the Padres.

Lets_Go_Red_Sox
5 years 1 month 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

5 years 1 month ago

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 1 month 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

5 years 1 month ago

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 1 month 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

5 years 1 month ago

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.

5 years 1 month ago

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

Lets_Go_Red_Sox
5 years 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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

dickylarue
5 years 1 month 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 1 month ago

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

vtadave
5 years 1 month ago

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

ELPinchy
5 years 1 month ago

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

Dermick
5 years 1 month ago

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

Ferrariman
5 years 1 month ago

i halfway agree. We should cut Winn.

RBomb2844
5 years 1 month 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?

5 years 1 month ago

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 1 month 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

5 years 1 month ago

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 1 month 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

5 years 1 month ago

Lol its all good.

Sawksfan
5 years 1 month 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.

dickylarue
5 years 1 month 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.

5 years 1 month ago

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 1 month ago

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

dickylarue
5 years 1 month ago

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

Sawksfan
5 years 1 month 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.

04Forever
5 years 1 month ago

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

johnsilver
5 years 1 month 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..

Sawksfan
5 years 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month ago

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

Sawksfan
5 years 1 month ago

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

Lets_Go_Red_Sox
5 years 1 month 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 1 month 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.

5 years 1 month ago

I wonder what Jermaine Dye is doing these days….

Sawksfan
5 years 1 month ago

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

Steve_in_MA
5 years 1 month ago

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

Cyyoung
5 years 1 month ago

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

5 years 1 month ago

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.

5 years 1 month ago

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.

Flharfh
5 years 1 month 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.

j6takish
5 years 1 month ago

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

Lets_Go_Red_Sox
5 years 1 month ago

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

Lets_Go_Red_Sox
5 years 1 month ago

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