Red Sox Notes: Papelbon, Beltre, Scutaro

The Red Sox locked up a longtime catcher today and seem to be serious suitors for Jayson Werth. Here are the rest of the day's Red Sox rumors:

  • The team will almost certainly tender Jonathan Papelbon a contract, according to Rob Bradford of WEEI.com. The closer is likely to earn close to $11MM in 2011, but the Red Sox decided against putting him on the open market a year early.
  • Adrian Beltre told Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe that his preference is to re-sign with the Red Sox. He's going to explore his options carefully, but could decide to accept an offer soon. The third baseman says "the number of years" on his next contract matters a great deal to him.
  • The Giants, who officially announced their deal with Miguel Tejada tonight, are no longer targeting Marco Scutaro, accoding to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe (on Twitter).


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73 Comments on "Red Sox Notes: Papelbon, Beltre, Scutaro"


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Dave_Gershman
4 years 7 months ago

I seriously think, and I’m willing to bet a ton of money, that by 9:00 ET P.M. tomorow night, Beltre will be an A.

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jwredsox
4 years 7 months ago

I’ve already seen elsewhere that the A’s are close to signing him so you aren’t gonna see me taking that bet.

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slider32
4 years 7 months ago

I agree, 5/64 will be hard for him to pass up, and I don’t think the Sox will offer him that much.

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4 years 7 months ago

Looks like the market for Scutaro is really starting to shrink

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BoSoxSam
4 years 7 months ago

Sounds good to me.

Ellsbury
Pedroia
Crawford
Youkilis
Ortiz
Lowrie
Drew
Saltalamacchia
Scutaro

This could be next years lineup, if Beltre leaves and we really push for Crawford. Boston may not be too excited to move Scutaro yet, because they realize Lowrie may end up playing a lot of 3B. Now, if Beltre returns, or if we pull off the big trade for a 1B everyone keeps talking about, its a different story. But for now, I’m okay with Scutaro having a small market. He can still bring value to the team.

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ugotrpk3113
4 years 7 months ago

That line up scares me. We’d be in a world of hurt against LHP.

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BoSoxSam
4 years 7 months ago

L
R
L
R
L
S
L
S
R

Four lefties…yeah that’s rough. But you know what, I’d rather have a lefthanded-heavy team than have to sign Werth over Crawford.

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redsox927
4 years 7 months ago

Sox could sign both Crawford and Beltre for a few million more total than someone like Adrian Gonzalez will want on his free agent deal. Plus they get to keep their prospects… this is what i hope the sox do..

I know that everyone is freaking out saying that Carl Crawford wants 7 or 8 years and Beltre wants 5 years 90 million. There’s no way either of those things come close to happening.

I think they could get them both signed for a combined total investment of under 160 million easy.

Beltre 4 years 62 million

Crawford 6 years 95 million

GET IT DONE THEO..

Ellsbury CF
Pedroia 2B
Crawford LF
Youkilis 1B
Ortiz DH
Beltre 3B
Drew RF
Salty/Backup C
Scutaro SS

all told you get to switch your own first round pick for the number 18 pick you get a sandwich pick as well for VMART.

Everyone’s gonna kill me for saying that Crawford won’t break 100 million, but i just don’t see it happening. anything more than 6 years is insane for the guy as his speed is a very large part of his game.

When healthy the top three guys on this team could steal 150 bags easily and the next three could hit a combined 100 bombs and 350 RBIs. Everyone but Salty can have an OBP over .350 and will work the count very well…

tweak the pen a tad, hope for better luck with injuries (which is beyond anyone’s control) and pray for a rebound from Beckett and Lackey and you’ve done what you can do. It’s scary on paper

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Slopeboy
4 years 7 months ago

Do you have a plan B?

Crawford’s going to the Angels

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redsox927
4 years 7 months ago

I don’t think that’s a sure thing.

Texiera was going to be with the Sox if you listened to all the professionals

AGON would have already been traded to the Sox as well according to Rosenthal, Gammons, Kurkjian, Olney etc etc

I was stating what i think should happen not what will happen, and there are plenty of other options and tons of different scenarios. If you give me the other 29 teams to sign Crawford and you get the Angels i would take that bet and feel pretty good about it.

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4 years 7 months ago

There is literally no chance Crawford receives less than 7 years and less than 16m a season. No chance.

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Dave C
4 years 7 months ago

150 stolen bases easily? I don’t know about easily. It would be a nice top 3.

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4 years 7 months ago

Substitute Werth for Crawford and you have something a lot more likely to happen.

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redsox927
4 years 7 months ago

That may be, i was stating that i would rather have Crawford than Werth.

I think Werth is a good player but not a game changer like Crawford. All in all if it takes another year and 3 million more per to get Crawford you have to get it done.

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jjs91
4 years 7 months ago

“6 years is insane for the guy as his speed is a very large part of his game.” I feel that people seem to ignore that when they shouldn’t. Most of value depends on his speed and that’s usually the first tool to go especially when you spend your whole career playing on artificial turf. I dont see why he would get more than holliday.

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ugotrpk3113
4 years 7 months ago

I’ve never understood this either. Speed is the majority of his game and that’s going to go first…

The team who signs him needs to think about years 5,6, and/or 7…

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Tyler Sekula
4 years 7 months ago

Why don’t you tell that to Ricky Henderson who stole 66 at age 39 and 42 at age 42!!!!!

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ugotrpk3113
4 years 7 months ago

*cough* steroids *cough*

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Slopeboy
4 years 7 months ago

Too bad the Yankees don’t have many base stealers in their line-up

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4 years 7 months ago

Are people really stuck on this? I think the Yankees have worse issues throwing out guys than the Red Sox do.

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wickedkevin
4 years 7 months ago

Yankees were 12th last year. That’s really not too bad.

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4 years 7 months ago

Agreed…but the Yankees full time catcher for 2011 wasn’t on the team, so I’m not sure what 2010 has to do with 2011? All I’m saying is that of all the questions with Saltalamacchia, catching base stealers is literally the last one. The guy has a very good arm and one of the best pop times in baseball.

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YanksFanSince78
4 years 7 months ago

Gardner, Grandy and Jeter.

Doesn’t really mean much but in 2010.

Arod was 2/2 in SB vs Boston
Jeter was 3/3…..
Gardner was 9/10
Granderson was 2/2

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0bsessions
4 years 7 months ago

I wouldn’t call that a testament to the Yankees’ base stealing prowess as opposed to a testament to the Sox’s complete inability to keep people from stealing last year. Vlad Guerrero was 2/4 in SB against us last year, literally half of his total for the year, both of them in one game.

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mrmoss
4 years 7 months ago

Peter Abraham talked to Beltre…im surprised that tub of lard didnt try eat him

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rickjimbo
4 years 7 months ago

???? What?