AL East Notes: Red Sox, Orioles, Montero, Rays

The Orioles sent Mike Gonzalez to Texas earlier this afternoon, but not before a division rival got involved in the trade talks. Here's the latest from the AL East…

  • Red Sox GM Theo Epstein responded to speculation about the Cubs' GM opening by saying that he's happy in Boston and “all Red Sox, all the time," according Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe.
  • Gonzalez told's Brittany Ghiroli that he'd listen to offers from the Orioles if they're interested in signing him this offseason.
  •'s Jerry Crasnick looks back at what went wrong for the Orioles this year and starts to address the question of how they can turn things around.
  • The Yankees were also involved in trade talks for Gonzalez, according to's Roch Kubatko. However, Baltimore president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail preferred the pitcher the Rangers were offering.
  • Yankees manager Joe Girardi sounds like he's ready for Jesus Montero to join the team tomorrow, according to's Bryan Hoch (on Twitter).
  • As MLBTR's Tim Dierkes explained earlier today, Montero would have to be added to the Yankees' now-full 40-man roster before getting called up.
  • The Rays aren't expect to make any deals today, according to Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times (on Twitter).

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7 Comments on "AL East Notes: Red Sox, Orioles, Montero, Rays"

4 years 1 month ago

Jesus has risen.

4 years 1 month ago

The 5678th pun, of many to come.

4 years 1 month ago

sigh of relief re: epstein. most of boston doesn’t realize how good they’ve got it

4 years 1 month ago

I don’t think he is going to leave regardless, but what else would he say during the season?

“Yeah I’m seriously considering going over to the Cubs.”

He can’t say that. Even if he said something like, “I’ll wait till the offseason to address that,” he would be jumped all over. I personally don’t think anything he has to say right now would mean much. Again though, I don’t think he leaves Boston.

4 years 1 month ago

All red sox all the time!

Hey, that’s ESPN’s Motto! 

4 years 1 month ago

Now to just hope it is not positive PR. IMO? Epstein is more important to the LT viability/strength of the team than Francona by far.

John Arguello
4 years 1 month ago

As much as I’d like Epstein to come to the Cubs, I just can’t envision it happening.   What I’m hoping for is that
he gives Ricketts a strong recommendation for Ben Cherington.  The
Chicago media has been focused on Rick Hahn, but I think Cherington is
the best fit for us.