Red Sox Rumors: DeJesus, Matsuzaka, Crawford

There's been lots of chatter about the Red Sox and Carl Crawford and Jayson Werth, but Boston isn't necessarily committed to acquiring an outfielder through free agency. Here's the latest:

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  1. BravesRed 5 years ago

    Why is a Mets rumor in with Red Sox rumors?

    • ilikebaseball 5 years ago

      probably because the prior rumor states that the Red Sox are possibly looking to trade for an outfielder and Beltran would most likely interest them in that scenario…

      • Tko11 5 years ago

        I really hope not…unless the Mets eat most of the contract and Red Sox dont give up much.

        • ilikebaseball 5 years ago


        • Just_MLB 5 years ago

          ummm…i dont think the mets would ask for prospects. it would be more of a contract for contract(s) swap.
          think beltran and his 18 million for dice-k (10 mil ) and cameron’s (8 ) million.
          then in 2011, the mets have dice-k and his 10 mil salary on the hook. but dice-k in the NL, in Citifield would probably be just as good or better than he is right now.

    • dc21892 5 years ago

      Maybe because of speculation that the Sox would trade Dice-K for Beltran? I remember reading it before, but other than that I don’t really know why.

    • Because it is being reported from a Boston Radio Station website.

  2. InLeylandWeTrust 5 years ago

    Why would any team want Fukodome? Itl be the same old story this season, great 1st month or 2, then horrible the rest of the way.

    • Fukudome posted an 1.117 OPS in August 2010.

      • theos_chief_of_staff 5 years ago

        Fukudome is nothing more than a fourth OF

      • InLeylandWeTrust 5 years ago

        He also had 3 months where he hit .210 or lower. Only a Cubs fan would think he has any value to go along with that absurd contract. That is worse than me trying to sell Carlos Guillen as a viable trade option for other teams.

  3. Tko11 5 years ago

    Wow I like Dejesus, but I dont think he would fit on the Red Sox. Dice K doesnt have much value but he still has more value than Fukudome. I agree with Silverman Crawford Beltre Buck and I would also add downs to that list.

    • I think you’re right about Dice K and Fukudome. Fukudome is more consistent but Dice K has more upside potential. Plus after the last two years they wouldn’t exactly be selling high on him. I don’t think the Sox are going to trade him.

  4. Ethanator99 5 years ago

    If the Mets take on most the money, it would be cool to see Beltran play LF for Cinci. It’s probably not practical but hey, it’s the offseason. It’s the time for stupid dream trade proposals and fake lineups

    Phillips 2B
    Rolen 3B
    Votto 1B
    Bruce RF
    Beltran LF
    Stubbs CF
    Hanigan/Hernandez C
    Janish SS

    • Just_MLB 5 years ago

      sure…while we are dreaming, Beltran for Phillips/Chapman

  5. Alex 5 years ago

    Matsuzaka for Fukudome would be a terrible trade for the Sox.

  6. Ahhh, the A’s. They’re like a more proactive AL version of the Pirates. Their only purpose is load up on trade-able players to deal at the deadline. The A’s are rebuilding for a season that’ll never get here.

    • mcchampions 5 years ago

      Yeah. I mean they had a .500 record this past year and their oldest starter was 27. Definitely nothing to get excited about there.

    • You really have no idea what you are talking about do you?

  7. Zuidvogels 5 years ago

    Until Agon is traded and/or extended I believe the Sox will be trying t find someone to keep 1B warm until Agon gets there. Youk is already training for 3B. They are gonna try and find a stop gap 1B for this season.

  8. chowdah219 5 years ago

    The dice_k trade wont happen simply because of his NTC in his contract..He has already stated that he would only waive it to go to the westcoast..Think trade with dodgers or seattle

  9. SmackSaw 5 years ago

    Angels are getting Crawford and Beltre.

    • Andres322 5 years ago

      I think there only gettinq crawford and soriano and a lefty reliever but i dnt think there qettinq beltre

    • BoSoxSam 5 years ago

      Ehh…I think you’re getting Crawford. We’ll see about Beltre.

  10. I am a Yankee fan, but I feel the best bet for the Sox would be to re-sign Beltre. Sure it may cost a pretty penny, but it would save them prospects and money in the long run as opposed to a trade for AGon or Prince. Beltre is widely known as one of the best defensive 3B in the game. Of course if they got AGon or Prince they could just shift over Youk, but they would have to give up prospects AND sign AGon/Prince to a very large extension.

    Some may say Beltre’s season is a fluke due to contract year, however he proved he can rake at Fenway while AGon just had shoulder surgery. Youk and Beltre have shown they can thrive at Fenway and at 1B and 3B so why change it?

    Of course, the Sox need to be the highest bidders…

    • I think the Red Sox should sign Beltre, then wait to free agency to try to land Gonzalez/Pujols/Fielder. I have no reason to believe Beltre won’t have a good season in 2011, and the Red Sox could turn around and deal him in 2012 if necessary. They could also put Youk or one of the FA 1B at DH temporarily, not ideal but whatever. There is no guarantee these guys hit free agency, they could get dealt to other teams and sign extensions. Plus the Red Sox are legit WS contenders and need to build a roster capable of doing that this year.

    • BoSoxSam 5 years ago

      And I’m a Boston fan, but I have a feeling we might not hate each other.

  11. Kevin 5 years ago

    I want nothing to do with Fukudome or Beltran. Injury prone, overpaid, under producing. No thank you.

  12. Guest 5 years ago

    I’m sorry, but is it just me or do we ALWAYS see something along these lines???

    “The Red Sox tried to acquire DeJesus from the Royals before the A’s swooped in and made a deal for the outfielder,”

    The Red Sox tried this, tried that. They went after Kerry Wood only to have the Yanks swoop in at the trade deadline. Red Sox hate aside, but dang, Theo sucks. I hope he can prove me wrong and pull off a solid trade, however I ain’t holding my breath. Sorry folks. Just saying it like it is…

    • mowses 5 years ago

      Haters gonna hate

      • Guest 5 years ago

        I’m trying not too dude, but come on…It’s always the Red Sox were involved until….

        • Would you rather the Red Sox not get involved in anything? I’m pretty sure they spent more money offseason than any other team. Are you really crying over Dejesus and Wood? Really? Theo Epstein is a top 3 MLB GM, and the Yankees would fire Cashman today to replace him with Epstein. Wait for the offseason to actually being before you start crying, my god Red Sox fans are so annoying.

      • Ian_Smell 5 years ago

        Lovers gonna love.

      • JackParkman 5 years ago

        and if they hate then let them hate and watch the money pile up

    • BoSoxSam 5 years ago

      Oh jeez, you’re really picking on some really sketchy examples. I see what you mean, but..

      Look, with DeJesus it was pretty clear to most people that he was not at the top of Boston’s list. And why would he be, if you’ve got Werth and Crawford sitting there as very attractive free agents? Boston was sending out feelers to see if they could fleece KC, but otherwise they weren’t really going to make a move there. And its the same with Kerry Wood, although he has played well enough in NY that maybe you think a better decision could have been made. Still, though, at that point NY had much better playoff prospects, and were fine with taking on Woods salary and troubled history in order to give them that extra push. With the Sox, we were simultaneously unloading relievers, and were starting to bring the young guns up to get a shot. With where we were in the standings, with the injuries we had, etc. It was not worth it to lose even a low-grade prospect for Wood. The only reasons Boston was even involved were 1. again, just sniffing around for an unlikely bargain, and 2. trying to jack up NY’s price if they could. Simply because the Yanks were interested, Boston was interested. That’s how it goes right now.

      Now, look at some of the guys Epstein has actually been seriously interested in. He pushed VERY hard for A-Rod, and there were contractual issues; I forget what exactly. And with Teixeira, we offered almost exactly what NY did, and he went to the Yanks for a couple million extra. I think Theo has done a great job, making sure to at least keep tabs on all the major FAs and possible trades, but always keeping priorities straight and not just nabbing the first decent option (RE: Dejesus).

      • The issue with the ARod deal was that the league wouldnt let ARod restructure his deal to lower his annual salary. Everything else was in place. That was on the league, not Theo. Well said, Sam.

        • BoSoxSam 5 years ago

          Oh, right. I knew it was some legality like that. Thanks, Rick.

        • Just_MLB 5 years ago

          they should’ve have just deferred salary instead of trying to eliminate it.
          that was a terrible lack of creativity on both their parts. had A-rod been in Boston, the yanks are stuck with Lebron Boone at 3B for 2004…

  13. Fukudome at $12 mil a year—for .260/10/50? What were the Cubs thinking?

    • guest_54 5 years ago

      Just guessing here, but I’m betting the Cubs were thinking that they’d be getting production from Fukudome more in line with his Japanese stats (.305/.397/.543/.940).

  14. Let’s see, good defensive right fielder, bats left handed, posted an .809 OPS, good patience at the plate. With the right handling he’s a pretty good option against right handers. Ignore his contract for a moment and just look at the stats. You could do a lot worse.

  15. Right, but I can certainly see why teams would trade something for him. Besides, he’s not going anywhere unless the Cubs pay some salary or take back a bad salary so the team getting him isn’t going to be shelling out monopoly money.

  16. It’s widely known that the Cubs will cover a lot of his contract if they trade him. I’m sure a lot of clubs wouldn’t mind paying between $4mm-6mm for a player like that.

  17. If the Sox don’t sign Beltre (which I don’t think they should) it’ll be because they nabbed a 1B and moved Youk to 3rd.

  18. dc21892 5 years ago

    I’m not sure he will ever hit for average. He has terrible eyes at the plate.

  19. Reynolds would for sure be a great fit for the Sox. The Green Monster has his name written all over it.

    Sign Werth
    Trade some surplus outfielders for Reynolds and maybe a prospect
    Sign Buck
    Sign Downs

  20. Tko11 5 years ago

    I’ll pass on Reynolds…not trying to watch him strike out 3-5 times a game against Sabathia, Price etc.

  21. Sox would never trade for Reynolds. Too many strike outs and no patience at the plate. He goes against everything Theo believes in as far as building a lineup.

  22. BoSoxSam 5 years ago

    I would be utterly disgusted if Mark Reynolds ever wore a Boston uniform.

  23. BoSoXaddict 5 years ago

    There are other factors involved in whether or not Beltre signs besides our 1B money and where he wants to play for instance.

  24. start_wearing_purple 5 years ago

    Agreed, Reynolds would be the first Red Sox hitter that I’d remember that would lead even the pitchers in strikeouts.

  25. Zuidvogels 5 years ago

    Dice-K reportedly will only waive his NTC for a west coast team.

  26. johnsilver 5 years ago

    Sounds like JD Drew with less power and thinking here.. A #4-5 starter that has his “stuff” would be worth more than a Drew type player with little to no power and is prone to very long slumps. A 4th OF type in Boston and they already have one of those in Cameron.

    Might be best served to look over them market a little bit more with regards to pitching short NL teams and find something that they can actually use with a bad contract and not something that replicates something they already have, albeit worse at a particular position.

    Mets need a rotation period behind Santanta and Pelfrey, unless they think Dickey can have the 2nd decent season of his career. Pirates need a full rotation, Milwaukee needs help, Colorado. No shortage of teams matsuzaka would be expected to be a #3 on and Boston pay part of his salary would imagine they get something back beside a discard like Fukodome.

  27. PookieGonzales 5 years ago

    Whoa that harsh man.

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