Cafardo On Angels, Red Sox, Reyes

In his Sunday column, Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe writes that scouting and development people in baseball are extremely underpaid.  While the Pirates, White Sox, Twins, Red Sox, and Yankees are known for taking good care of development people, other clubs are less-than-generous when it comes to salaries and benefits.  Cafardo asked Athletics GM Billy Beane why development and scouting people don’t get paid well.  Beane's response: “The good ones do.’’  Here are some of Cafardo's other Sunday notes:

  • The Angels have a surplus of catchers and prospect Hank Conger is being groomed for the job.  The Red Sox are looking for a veteran catcher they might be able to keep at Triple-A in case someone gets hurt.  It's possible that Jeff Mathis or Bobby Wilson could be a fit for the BoSox.
  • Scouts are watching Boston's bullpen situation closely because Dennys Reyes is becoming a hot commodity.  It would be a tough call for the club as they also have Hideki Okajima signed through this season.  The club has also received interest in Rich Hill.
  • Infielder Drew Sutton seems to be destined for Boston's Pawtucket affiliate, but Cafardo wouldn't be surprised if the club gets some trade interest on the 27-year-old.

21 Responses to Cafardo On Angels, Red Sox, Reyes Leave a Reply

  1. Mathis for $1 billion. He is premium, after all.

  2. During all my years as a Red Sox fan, the position Boston never truly develops is at catcher. I would love to see them draft, develop, and groom a catcher once every 10 years. Other than that, our farm system has done very well under Theo.

  3. You mean, 1 million, right?

  4. Boston can have Jeff Mathis for free as far as I’m concerned.

  5. CaseyBlakeDeWitt 4 years ago

    I don’t know about Mathis, but Wilson is out of options, so they couldn’t store him in AAA without getting him through waivers first.

  6. I don’t see how having 3 catchers is “a surplus”, particularly when the article states that the Red Sox want to what the Angels plan to, keep a catcher (Conger) in AAA in case someone gets hurt

    If they want a vet just get Pudge.

  7. TheHotCorner 4 years ago

    I think the Rangers should get involved if the Red Sox need/want another catcher. Over the winter the Sox were open to moving Papelbon so maybe they still would. The Rangers have additional catchers (not saying any are good – only saying they have an extra) plus getting Papelbon would allow them to put Feliz in the starting rotation instead of what seems like constantly changing their minds on what to do with Feliz.

    Not sure what a deal would look like so not even going to throw something out. Just think it might be worth the Rangers at least kicking the tires on.

    • BoSoXaddict 4 years ago

      Sox already got the Rangers catcher they wanted.

      • Fangaffes 4 years ago

        I wonder if the Rangers still think all their catchers are worth more than Buchholz?

  8. MaineluvstheSox 4 years ago

    Why would you trade for Mathis? He has 1000 at bats and his average is under the Mendoza line. Wilson is 28 years old with under 100 at bats. Good god there must SOMEONE in your own minor league system who could do that.

  9. Mathis to the Red Sox, I like it. They get weaker, we get stronger.

  10. $7562574 4 years ago

    you guys don’t know jack about the angels and mike scoscia. he would never, ever trade a catcher especially to the fake blood sox.

  11. Jeff Mathis isn’t a fit for anyone.

  12. But why get Mathis when we can have KEVIN CASH?

  13. krosnest0713 4 years ago

    How about we get a catcher that is good and not one of those catchers mentioned above. Wagner just got cut so wont see him for a bit.
    The last catcher that was developed in the Sox farm system was Kelly Shoppach and look at him down with the Rays, he hasnt bene doing that well.

  14. Lunchbox45 4 years ago

    whoa overreaction much??

    the rangers are moving feliz back to the pen because ‘apparently’ they are concerned with late inning leads… So if they acquire a ‘closer’ from another team, this would allow them to move feliz to the rotation..

    Kinda makes perfect sense if you calm down, breathe and think about it

  15. Tko11 4 years ago

    I hate twitter…maybe Cafardo does too? Either way I don’t really see who the Red Sox would want from the Rangers.

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