Red Sox Willing To Trade Marco Scutaro

Multiple teams are showing interest in Red Sox shortstop Marco Scutaro according to FoxSports.com's Ken Rosenthal, and sources tell the Fox scribe that they're willing to move him for the right return. The Sox would then install Jed Lowrie at short while presumably strengthening another aspect of the team.

Scutaro, 35, signed a two-year deal worth $12.5MM with Boston last offseason. He hit .275/.333/.388 in 695 plate appearances during his first year with the team, solid but not on par with his 2009 performance (.282/.379/.409). Bonafide everyday shortstops are tough to come by, plus the sheer number of teams looking to shore up the position likely means that the Red Sox will get a good return if they do make Scutaro available.


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135 Comments on "Red Sox Willing To Trade Marco Scutaro"


wickedkevin
4 years 9 months ago

I didn’t know Marco worked for Fox sports 😉 He must be a reliable source on himself.

redsox_fever
4 years 9 months ago

ahh you beat me to that one, couldn’t stop laughing

Dave_Gershman
4 years 9 months ago

Come on fellas cut Mike some slack…It’s 10:45 here on the east coast and it’s pouring out…That kind of stuff can get you a little disoriented!

wickedkevin
4 years 9 months ago

I usually don’t comment on errors, but that one just made me chuckle. Also, it’s not raining on my part of the east coast!

Dave_Gershman
4 years 9 months ago

I’m in NY and its raining cats and dogs. Don’t step in a poodle.

wickedkevin
4 years 9 months ago

You forgot the “wakka wakka”

Dave_Gershman
4 years 9 months ago

don’t get the joke, but “wakka wakka.” whatever dude.

wickedkevin
4 years 9 months ago

Oh man! Someone needs to watch some Muppets. Fozzie bear!

Dave_Gershman
4 years 9 months ago

I’m in High School…Not Pre-School.

Silly Kevin.

wickedkevin
4 years 9 months ago

And I’m in college. Drop your pride and watch some muppets! You lacked part of a childhood, my friend.

Dave_Gershman
4 years 9 months ago

I’ll see what I can do…But I spend all of my time doing productive things…Like studying fangraphs and stuff like that haha!

cjw129
4 years 9 months ago

haha funny. you do seem pretty knowledgable even if i dont agree with some things you say. NERD!

Dave_Gershman
4 years 9 months ago

Thank you I guess?

Dave_Gershman
4 years 9 months ago

I’ll see what I can do…But I spend all of my time doing productive things…Like studying fangraphs and stuff like that haha!

Encarnacion's Parrot
4 years 9 months ago

You should watch Aqua Teen Hunger Force. Might be even more funny than Muppets, and that’s saying something.

wickedkevin
4 years 9 months ago

And I’m in college. Drop your pride and watch some muppets! You lacked part of a childhood, my friend.

sadp
4 years 9 months ago

Sir, perhaps it is you who needs to review the Muppets…it’s “wokka wokka”.

wickedkevin
4 years 9 months ago

Sorry, I never had the ‘opportunity’ to watch the Muppets with caption. Womp womp womp

start_wearing_purple
4 years 9 months ago

Actually in the scripts its “Waka Waka Waka”

I know my Muppets… ANIMAL!!!!!!

wickedkevin
4 years 9 months ago

PWNED

sadp
4 years 9 months ago

That’s cool, but it’s certainly pronounced “wokka”. :)

Encarnacion's Parrot
4 years 9 months ago

You’re going to gripe over a vowel? Yeesh.

Fozzie is my hero. “I am a telephone pole – hummmmmmmmm”

start_wearing_purple
4 years 9 months ago

That one was awesome!

Encarnacion's Parrot
4 years 9 months ago

Now all you guys have got me into it again. I can’t find that script on youtube, but at least they have Swedish Chef.

Bork bork bork bork

Slopeboy
4 years 9 months ago

Most likely more reliable a source than a shortstop

redsox_fever
4 years 9 months ago

Multiple teams are showing interest in Red Sox shortstop Marco Scutaro according to FoxSports.com’s Marco Scutaro, I definetly believe that source if it’s coming from marco himself!!

Tko11
4 years 9 months ago

Cant trust fox about anything these days.

Dave_Gershman
4 years 9 months ago

As long as the Red Sox are eating some of his salary, I expect the Giants, Tigers, Cardinals, and Padres to be interested…

Assuming at least half of his salary gets picked up, I could see this happening…

Ehire Adrianza and Nick Noonan
Charlie Furbush and Ben Guez
Daniel Descalso and D’Marcus Ingram
Anthony Bass and Allan Dykstra

InLeylandWeTrust
4 years 9 months ago

Why would the Tigers be interested? We signed Peralta to a 2 year deal…

chaifetz10
4 years 9 months ago

Cardinals would be better off just playing Descalso at second… We’ll let you choose between Nick Stavinoha and Mark Hamilton though!

Dave_Gershman
4 years 9 months ago

The latter. The former can’t follow through without losing his balance.

chaifetz10
4 years 9 months ago

True. Ok, write up the papers, let’s get that deal done!

4 years 9 months ago

Teams will be making a big mistake going after Marco. At 35, I’m surprised he isn’t held together with duct tape.

vtadave
4 years 9 months ago

It’s never a mistake going after a guy who you only have to commit for on a one-year deal.

vtadave
4 years 9 months ago

It’s never a mistake going after a guy who you only have to commit for on a one-year deal.

RahZid
4 years 9 months ago

He actually is held together by duct tape, he’s looking for an endorsement deal for 3M.

RahZid
4 years 9 months ago

He actually is held together by duct tape, he’s looking for an endorsement deal for 3M.

MB923
4 years 9 months ago

Maybe they want to sign Jeter before the Yankees :p

Slopeboy
4 years 9 months ago

See what a Gold Glove will do for you?!

start_wearing_purple
4 years 9 months ago

Jeter in a Red Sox uniform is a sign of the apocalypse.

MB923
4 years 9 months ago

Derek Jeter- “Well I’ll probably stay with the Yankees, but maybe I’ll listen to an offer from the Red Sox”

Adam Sandler/Billy Madison, who’s a Yankee fan in real life, starts to grab Jeter’s face- “Don’t you say that. Don’t you ever say that. Stay here. Stay here as long as you can. For the love of God, cherish it. You have to cherish it”

redsox_fever
4 years 9 months ago

maybe fox sports en espanol

redsox4120
4 years 9 months ago

Can’t imagine any sort of return for Scutaro. Although, he did have a solid year and he’s only has one year on his contract, my guess is that if they trade him, it’s for a reliever.

RahZid
4 years 9 months ago

Couldn’t agree more. Get a half decent relieve for him while covering about $2M of his salary, and use the $4M or so in savings on another arm…. or put it into the VMart fund.

4 years 9 months ago

35 year old SS are not worth a lot. Unless of course their initials are DJ, then they get zillions AND Minka Kelly!!

Encarnacion's Parrot
4 years 9 months ago

Don Johnson?

4 years 9 months ago

35 year old SS are not worth a lot. Unless of course their initials are DJ, then they get zillions AND Minka Kelly!!

pedroiayouk
4 years 9 months ago

well a decent reliever would be a return…

4 years 9 months ago

Padres maybe if the Red Sox eat part of the salary?

start_wearing_purple
4 years 9 months ago

If the Sox trade Scutaro I wouldn’t be shocked to see the Sox willing to eat salary if it guaranteed a greater return.

BLB25
4 years 9 months ago

They’d really be clearing out their bullpen after sending one good arm and another decent one to the Marlins for Maybin. I assume bullpen help is what the Red Sox will be looking for.

Fangaffes
4 years 9 months ago

Yeah, it would have to be bullpen help or a prospect. Unless he was part of a larger deal.

Ian_Smell
4 years 9 months ago

I hope the Pirates are interested.

Dave_Gershman
4 years 9 months ago

Anybody at this point is an upgrade over Cede-NO…I’d like to see Neal pull the trigger…Here’s a trade idea…

Calvin Anderson, Jordy Mercer, and Brian Leach…Three non-prospects but players who have possible upside…And the Sox eat all of the salary.

Ian_Smell
4 years 9 months ago

I actually really like that proposal.

Dave_Gershman
4 years 9 months ago

Glad you do. By any chance Ian, have you ever heard of a Pirate 39th Round pick in ’08 named Albert Fagan?

Ian_Smell
4 years 9 months ago

I actually really like that proposal.

Ian_Smell
4 years 9 months ago

I hope the Pirates are interested.

redsox_fever
4 years 9 months ago

actually I defintely could see a deal with pap, scutaro and maybe a prospect or 2

Backup_Slider
4 years 9 months ago

And the real losers in this trade will be the children of New England, as they will have to revert to playing “Marco Polo” when they’re swimming this summer.

Backup_Slider
4 years 9 months ago

And the real losers in this trade will be the children of New England, as they will have to revert to playing “Marco Polo” when they’re swimming this summer.

yankeesfan88
4 years 9 months ago

No one else is doubtful of Lowrie after his past of injuries and ineffectiveness?

4 years 9 months ago

Lowrie played well once he returned from his injuries. But ultimately he only has to hold up for one season before Iglesias should be ready to take over.

pedroiayouk
4 years 9 months ago

He only had one injury, the nagging wrist injury that was off and on for about 2 years. But yeah, pretty much we are more doubtful about our bullpen than we are about Lowrie. Lowrie is an average fielder who will probably hit about .275 with great onbase skills and 15 Hrs 40 2Bs power.

mrmoss
4 years 9 months ago

Plenty of teams intereted in a 35 year old Scutaro….LOL

mrmoss
4 years 9 months ago

Plenty of teams intereted in a 35 year old Scutaro….LOL

giantsrainman
4 years 9 months ago

How can the RedSox expect much of a return in lite of how little the Marlins got for Uggla?

4 years 9 months ago

Sox front office > Marlins front office

They won’t deal Scutaro away just for the sake of dealing him. The Marlins should of and could have gotten more. But they felt they had to deal him now and settled on a deal in order to move him.

4 years 9 months ago

Sox front office > Marlins front office

They won’t deal Scutaro away just for the sake of dealing him. The Marlins should of and could have gotten more. But they felt they had to deal him now and settled on a deal in order to move him.

redsox_fever
4 years 9 months ago

No actually Marlins could of gotten more for him if they waited a little i was actually surprised they traded him so quickly

redsox_fever
4 years 9 months ago

No actually Marlins could of gotten more for him if they waited a little i was actually surprised they traded him so quickly

pedroiayouk
4 years 9 months ago

Well Infante was an allstar this year and batted .321. But anyway, the Marlins traded Uggla as a salary dump and he wasn’t going to resign after 2011 anyway.

Fangaffes
4 years 9 months ago

The Marlins got their pockets picked. One days it’s “we want a truckload in return for Uggla” and the next day it’s “OK, a utility guy and a reliever, as long as they’re cheap.”

giantsrainman
4 years 9 months ago

How can the RedSox expect much of a return in lite of how little the Marlins got for Uggla?

Joe
4 years 9 months ago

Rowand for Scutaro.

start_wearing_purple
4 years 9 months ago

Sure if the Giants throw in a lot of money and prospects.

Joe
4 years 9 months ago

LOL! Maybe money, like Scutaro would be worth more than Rowand with the contracts equalizied!

Guest
4 years 9 months ago

That makes no sense. Why would the Sox have to take less because Rowand is flat garbage? Scutaro is good and cheap, Rowand is not.

pedroiayouk
4 years 9 months ago

Why in the world would the red sox trade their starting shortstop making $8M over 2 years for a backup outfielder making $24M over 2 years???

Hits & Gigs
4 years 9 months ago

Maybe the Marlins will trade Mike Stanton and Josh Johnson for him?

4 years 9 months ago

LOL…