Heyman On Beltran, Reds, Fielder, CBA

The latest from Jon Heyman of SI.com:

  • The Red Sox are expected to pursue Carlos Beltran, according to Heyman. Beltran won’t cost a draft pick and posted a .300/.385/.525 line in 2011, but he would block Josh Reddick in right field. He’d be replacing fellow Scott Boras client J.D. Drew.
  • The Reds are “still thinking about” Francisco Cordero’s $12MM option for 2012. Cincinnati considered an extension for Cordero in September. For all fantasy baseball updates on relievers, go to CloserNews.com and follow @closernews on Twitter.
  • The Mariners are believed to be eyeing free agent first baseman Prince Fielder. Seattle GM Jack Zduriencik drafted Fielder with the Brewers, but the Mariners already have switch-hitting first baseman Justin Smoak in place.
  • Heyman hears that the players and owners may compromise on the issue of slotting in the upcoming collective bargaining agreement. The sides may be discussing a tax system for draft bonuses that would limit spending to an extent.


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30 Comments on "Heyman On Beltran, Reds, Fielder, CBA"


bglaszcz
3 years 8 months ago

Sign Beltran, flip Reddick for some pitching, use Kalish once Beltran gets hurt? Bad Idea or plausible?

3 years 8 months ago

What pitching are you expecting to get for Reddick?

Harrison
3 years 8 months ago

thats what i was thinking  PLUS beltran willn’t cost us a draft pick. hed be perfect bc if we dont resign ortiz,  beltran can also be a DH, which would cut down the chances  of  him getting  injured. Then if we trade youkilis we still have a .300 batter in the lineup in beltran.

EarlyMorningBoxscore
3 years 8 months ago

A 34 year old high priced injury prone right fielder….yes, that is EXACTLY what the Red Sox need..oy. 

Fangaffes
3 years 8 months ago

He’d still be a upgrade from the 35 year old high priced injury prone right fielder they had in 2011.

EarlyMorningBoxscore
3 years 8 months ago

Why not just go young and stay away from old injury prone players? That is an even better idea. And if you want a right handed outfielder go after someone cheaper like Cuddyer.

mwagner26
3 years 8 months ago

As a Mariners fan, I don’t know how to feel about going for Fielder.  We have the money for him and we need the offense, but is it useful to block Smoak and Carp? 

woadude
3 years 8 months ago

Yes, the answer is yes, any offense they can get I am sure they will take, Fielder has proven he has a big bat, Carp looked good and Smoak showed glimpses, but come on, Prince is the real deal and Jack Z knows it.

Remington
3 years 8 months ago

there is no way in hell Seattle is going to get Prince. If he is going to the AL West, it will be to the Angels

raffish
3 years 8 months ago

Shouldn’t you be buying private islands or something?

Bob9988
3 years 8 months ago

I agree, Seattle does not have the funds to outspend everyone else.  And unless everything we have been hearing from the front office is a snow job (wouldn’t be the first time) I just don’t expect them to put that much of the payroll on one guy.

woadude
3 years 8 months ago

One word, Nintendo….

EarlyMorningBoxscore
3 years 8 months ago

The Sox finally are rid of one aging injury prone right fielder……so the logical choice is to pursue another one?…oy.

3 years 8 months ago

Why do the Sox persist in signing players on the verge of being over-the-hill or is Beltran already there?  I thought Theo left?

MaineSox
3 years 8 months ago

To be fair, it’s Heyman reporting it, so we have no idea if it’s even true…

Fangaffes
3 years 8 months ago

Heyman reported it, which is to say, Boras wanted it out there whether it’s true or not.

MaineSox
3 years 8 months ago

This

2ndedition
3 years 8 months ago

Because they’re chasing the Yankees and that’s what the Yankees do.

FamousGrouse
3 years 8 months ago

I’m curious to see if the Red Sox look into signing Josh Willingham as well.

notsureifsrs
3 years 8 months ago

heyman says unlikely teams to bid on a pair of boras clients are in fact likely to bid on them

tomymogo
3 years 8 months ago

Beltran can be a DH. Perfect for him, so they’ll still find use for Reddick

Ned Gold
3 years 8 months ago

Ugh. Why can’t Cherington just let Kalish/Reddick fight it out? 

Ben_Cherington
3 years 8 months ago

I will.  It will be a fight to the death.  Winner plays right field.

slider32
3 years 8 months ago

This looks like typical hot stove, Beltran doesn’t want to play for the Sox, he is happy with the Giants. Boston is more concerned with pitching, they lead the league in runs.

3 years 8 months ago

Boston is actually probably a really good fit for Beltran.  He’ll be happy with the Giants if they outbid everyone else which is Sabean’s MO (also really good at bidding against himself).  

3 years 8 months ago

Slider is right.  All the red sox efforts should be focused on starting pitching and re-signing big papi.

wakefield4life
3 years 8 months ago

Red Sox:  no.

notsureifsrs
3 years 8 months ago

“Sign him for a year”

good one

SFEvl1
3 years 8 months ago

Sign him for a year!!  Hahahahahaha 

Lunchbox45
3 years 8 months ago

haha