Red Sox Rumors: Beltre, Lowrie, Lowell, Ortiz

The latest on the Red Sox, one night after a near-no-hitter almost turned into an ugly loss:


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28 Comments on "Red Sox Rumors: Beltre, Lowrie, Lowell, Ortiz"


Kitfisto007
5 years 11 days ago

Beltre is leaving after this season, although I do believe him when he says he likes Boston. That leaves 3B open next year. Anyone got ideas? Lowrie, Middlebrooks, Youkilis, Cantu, or Trade?

MaineSox
5 years 11 days ago

I wouldn’t completely rule out the Red Sox re-signing Beltre. I think most likely is they TRY to go for Adrian Gonzalez again (or maybe some other big name 1B) and move Youk to 3B. I really think the next most likely thing they would do would be to re-sign Beltre if he’ll sign for 3-4 years maybe with options.

I think Middlebrooks at 3B or Anderson at 1B and Youk at 3B is kind of a fall back plan and is very unlikely to happen, I don’t think either of them are full time players on a contender, at least not at this point.

Potrzeba
5 years 11 days ago

David wright? Lol I wish.

Boz
5 years 11 days ago

why would the red sox think the rays or yanks would want that joker?

5 years 11 days ago

His 131 OPS+ is a pretty good reason

Boz
5 years 11 days ago

he had an inflated may since then he has been horrible again.

Macfan1
5 years 11 days ago

“ESPN.com’s Buster Olney predicts that the Red Sox will keep David Ortiz next year, if only to prevent Big Papi from signing with the Rays or Yankees.”

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Bwahahahahahahaha, funny one there Olney

Like the Yankees would want Ortiz, for what rhyme or reason to clog up the DH spot, make some sense please Olney you twit.

5 years 11 days ago

Like I said in another reply, the Yanks don’t have a real DH and imagine Papi hitting in Yankee Stadium–towards RF–81 times a year . . .

Royal_Assbadger
5 years 11 days ago

What’s the talk of Lowrie to the Padres? For whom?

ronny9
5 years 11 days ago

Agon for Lowrie straight up

haha

No; probably reliefe help, the Padres have about 4 relievers better than the Sox 3rd best releiver and i think the sox are finally willing to accept that he’s not the next nomah

The_Silver_Stacker
5 years 11 days ago

I don’t see the Yanks or Sox picking up a starter, most likely a reliever, I can see the Rays making a strong push for Haren though

eman
5 years 11 days ago

Finally! I am a Sox fan and don’t have a problem with Yankee fans, just fans in general who act like they are the GM’s and know exactly what their team is going to do or wouldn’t do. I agree with you. I don’t think the Yanks or Sox would pick up a starter either but i don’t know that for sure. Good post man!

LifeLongYankeeFan
5 years 11 days ago

5 or 6 years ago I think the Yankees would have made a push for Ortiz but certainly not now. Good one Olney lol.

5 years 11 days ago

Are you kidding me? They don’t have a bonified DH and Ortiz would probably rake in that wiffleball park they play in.

Boz
5 years 11 days ago

they dont need a bonified DH. they proved that by letting Matsui go. letting the regular position players have a day at DH has been working well for them this year. and if they did want to fill the position they could call up montero who would be paid millions less and has a high ceiling as opposed to an overweight slugger who has declining bat speed and no base speed.

eman
5 years 11 days ago

How long have you worked for the organization?

Boz
5 years 11 days ago

i really wish there was a dislike button. this is the discussion section on a trade rumor site. it is the guys opinion, he doesnt have to work for the organization. get over yourself

5 years 11 days ago

IMO, the Sox are now sellers, so go ahead and have a fire sale. If the player isn’t going to be there in 2011 and we can’t get draft compensation for them leaving via F/A, trade them. I just don’t see the Sox winning the Wild Card when they have one of the worst defenses in the game and probably the worst bullpen in the history of the club.

If I were Theo, I’d consider trading: Beltre, Ramirez, Martinez, Delcarmen, Cameron, Scutaro and Papelbon.

eman
5 years 11 days ago

why would they be sellers?? They have some of the best players in the game coming back from injuries and are only 4 games out of the wildcard picture with plenty of games left. Makes no sense what so ever in my opinion.

5 years 11 days ago

– 4 games out of the wildcard
– about to get Beckett back tonight
– getting Pedroia/VMart back next week
– ellsbury starts his minor league assignment next week
– just got Clay back

you’re ready to have a fire sale? yee of VERY little faith. not to mention the fact that there is no way rebuilding goes over well in Boston…absolutely none.

wolf9309
5 years 11 days ago

First, By what measure do the Red Sox have one of the worst defenses in the game? It certainly hasn’t lived up to its hype, but it hasn’t been terrible. Very good actually, once Pedroia is back.
A bullpen is an easy thing to fix. Theo just needs to decide to cut some of the dead weight from the pen, which I think he’s been putting off too long.
As for trading- Beltre would get good value, but would need a lot in return as he projects to be type A and is very, very good this year.
Martinez and Cameron are hurt, which drives their value way down. Cameron is also in the plans for 2011 as he has a two-year contract.
Scutaro is also on a two-year contract, and there is no one readily available to replace him next year, so he shouldn’t go.
Ramirez and Delcarmen are candidates for outright release, not trade. Who’s going to give anything of value for two mediocre middle relievers having their worst seasons?
Papelbon just isn’t pitching worth his salary at the moment. Any trade which brought in anything useful, the Sox would have to pay a decent amount of his salary for the year, which seems pretty unlikely. If they do want to trade him, it makes a whole lot more sense to hope he pitches better through the rest of the year to increase his value.

woadude
5 years 10 days ago

funny thing is they were supposed to be a very defensive club at the start of the year

JDortmunder
5 years 11 days ago

“funny one there Olney” —— His nitwit statements must end! My best guess is there’s only a slight chance Beltre stays. There’s no market for Ortiz so he has no leverage. It’s a question if RS want to cut ties completely. They probably can’t even offer him arbitration because he would likely take it over a 2-year deal from somebody else at shorter money. So no draft picks for him.

04Forever
5 years 11 days ago

Take my Papelbon, Please!

EarlyMorningBoxscore
5 years 11 days ago

with beltres recent comments about boston i bet he does not come back maybe they can trade him for something that they need.

MaineSox
5 years 11 days ago

Which comments?

EarlyMorningBoxscore
5 years 10 days ago

“Boston is more into the games and [in Seattle] the’’re more forgiving in a sense that you may be struggling and they don’t boo you. I like that, you know? I haven’t really got to that point in Boston yet. But I saw a couple of players and it’s not pretty.”

LifeLongYankeeFan
5 years 11 days ago

Thank you bozbot. Yeah of course the Yankees should go after Ortiz and sign him to a 2 or 3 year deal. I mean so Posada is almost 39 and is horrible to watch catch and A-Rod is gonna be 35 and Jeter just turned 36. They don’t need any rest. I know these are some of the top players in the game but players just don’t play at their positons into their 40s at a high level. I am a Yankee fan who thinks ahead towards the future and actually thinks before he speaks sorry guys. By the way Cliff Lee you would look beautiful in pinstripes and they’re sliming lol.