AL East Notes: Yankees, Ortiz, Red Sox, Reynolds

Here's a look at some items out of the American League East..

  • The Yankees remain unlikely to pursue David Ortiz, writes Alex Speier of WEEI.com.  General Manager Brian Cashman reiterated that the team's focus is on shoring up the starting rotation and also noted that the team has a number of internal candidates for the DH spot.
  • More from Speier as Cashman says that he's intrigued by the possibility of finally being able to have trade talks with Theo Epstein now that he is in charge of the Cubs.
  • The Red Sox will have to address the back of their rotation this winter and Peter Abraham of The Boston Globe outlines the different avenues that GM Ben Cherington can explore.  Abraham writes that even though the Sox will look into lefthanders C.J. Wilson and Mark Buehrle, a major deal is unlikely.
  • Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com wonders if Mark Reynolds' name will come up at this week's GM meetings in Milwaukee.  The Orioles hold an $11MM option on Reynolds' contract for 2013 and he isn't eligible for free agency until the following year.


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70 Comments on "AL East Notes: Yankees, Ortiz, Red Sox, Reynolds"


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The_BiRDS
3 years 7 months ago

Milwaukee please sign Reynolds!!! I would love to see him break his own record for strike outs in a season on multiple teams!

Guest
3 years 7 months ago

why would mil sign reynolds?? hes not a free agent. the meetings are being held in milwaukee.

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JacksTigers
3 years 7 months ago

I think he got confused.

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The_BiRDS
3 years 7 months ago

I did.. trade for him then.. I dont care how you do it. Get Reyolds on the Brew Crew and Milwaukees a shoe in for the World Series

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JacksTigers
3 years 7 months ago

I wouln’t say that but OK.

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The_BiRDS
3 years 7 months ago

Anyone picking up the sarcasam cuz Im laying it on pretty thick.

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Shane
3 years 7 months ago

As a dback fan I would LOVE it if they signed him

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Coollet
3 years 7 months ago

Is he better than Lind?

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JacksTigers
3 years 7 months ago

It’s hard to tell sarcasm when you’re talking about a team that was two games away from being in the world series being a shoe in by adding a good third baseman. Not as obvious as you make it sound. Should have said the Bucs.

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The_BiRDS
3 years 7 months ago

Its obvious when you lose a guy like Fielder and were to add a guy like Reynolds

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JacksTigers
3 years 7 months ago

Fielder has not left yet. He’s a free agent. He hasn’t signed anywhere yet.

Guest
3 years 7 months ago

Milwaukee can trade for Mark Reynolds, but they cannot sign him.

However, if the Brew Crew and you are truly interested in Reynolds they could acquire Peter Angelos as well along with the rest of the Oriole front office with exception to Duquette oh for maybe Ryan Braun. I could go for that. Yes!

So let me lay it out for you.
Brewers get:
Mark Reynolds
Peter Angelos
Oriole Front Office sans Duquette
And just to sweeten the deal a bit because Kranitz thinks he’s wonderful Kevin Gregg

Orioles in return get:
Ryan Braun

If Duquette takes my advice and pulls off this trade, his name would be legend in “Charm City” forever!

Member
3 years 7 months ago

Even if the Orioles got nothing in return they’d still ‘win’ that trade.

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The_BiRDS
3 years 7 months ago

Im game for that.. you can have Axford too if you like.. not Nyger Morgan, he is the center piece of this team.

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Cubs4Ever
3 years 7 months ago

Reynolds could be on the Cubs next year too.

1B Fielder
2B Pujols
3B Reynold
SS Castro
C Soto

Pretty soild infield if you ask me.

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WrigleyTerror37
3 years 7 months ago

Cubs4ever where did u come from? i mean your trade/signing ideas are starting to get ridiculous!!! Tell me why the Cubs would sign 2 1b to 100mil+ contracts over 7-10 years? not to mention Pujols will leave St.Louis for the cubs… and then to play a new position 2b? you should explain yourself!!  

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Yanks All The Way
3 years 7 months ago

Second base?

Member
3 years 7 months ago

I thought it was very apparent that David Ortiz and the Yankees will never be a good fit.  Why does this keep getting brought up?  Cause it’s a Sunday?

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aa
3 years 7 months ago

I was at the event mentioned in Speier’s article – Theo, Neal, and Cashman were suprisingly frank and it was a great event for a great cause.

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NomarGarciaparra
3 years 7 months ago

Team sources indicate that the Tampa Bay Rays are highly unlikely to pursue free agents Albert Pujols or Prince Fielder, citing the risk associated with expensive long term contracts as the main reason.

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The_BiRDS
3 years 7 months ago

Gott love Sundays