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  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 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.

70 Responses to AL East Notes: Yankees, Ortiz, Red Sox, Reynolds Leave a Reply

  1. The_BiRDS 4 years ago

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

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

      • JacksTigers 4 years ago

        I think he got confused.

        • The_BiRDS 4 years 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

          • JacksTigers 4 years ago

            I wouln’t say that but OK.

          • The_BiRDS 4 years ago

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

          • Shane 4 years ago

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

          • Coollet 4 years ago

            Is he better than Lind?

          • JacksTigers 4 years 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.

          • The_BiRDS 4 years ago

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

          • JacksTigers 4 years ago

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

    • 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!

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

      • The_BiRDS 4 years ago

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

    • Cubs4Ever 4 years 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.

      • WrigleyTerror37 4 years 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!!  

      • Yanks All The Way 4 years ago

        Second base?

  2. 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?

  3. aa 4 years 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.

  4. NomarGarciaparra 4 years 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.

  5. The_BiRDS 4 years ago

    Gott love Sundays

  6. The_BiRDS 4 years ago

    Gotta love Sundays

  7. Cubs4Ever 4 years ago

    If the Cubs could just hire a manager we could move on and seach for bullpin help.

  8. Cubs4Ever 4 years ago

    I cant wait to see Cardinals fan faces when the Cubs trade for Pujols. There will be a new #1 in the central and no doubt will Theo coach us into the World Series next year!

    • MNTwins12 4 years ago

      Trade for Pujols?

      You do realize he’s a free agent.

      • Cubs4Ever 4 years ago

        Yeah we will give them Zambrano for Albert. LOL

        • Lunchbox45 4 years ago

          you’re not making any sense

          • Cubs4Ever 4 years ago

            What? Pujols on the Cubs makes a ton of sense.

          • Coollet 4 years ago

            you know youre not suppose to drink the bong water, right?

          • Cubs4Ever 4 years ago

            Well will see who is drinking water from bongs when Pujols is on the cubs along with Fielder

          • Coollet 4 years ago

            put down the bong and slowly walk away…

          • Dude Albert is a free agent.  But yeah, you can trade for him if you want….I am sure Theo would do that.  He’s a real sharp character.

      • East Coast Bias 4 years ago

        Also, Theo isn’t a coach… 

      • East Coast Bias 4 years ago

        Also, Theo isn’t a coach… 

    • Ferrariman 4 years ago

      i can’t wait to see the look on cubs fans faces when the cubs trade away everything valuable in their farm, Castro, and 500million dollars along with Rickett’s left arm to trade for Pujols.

      • Cubs4Ever 4 years ago

        The Cubs have millions of dollars, they can get who ever they want.

        • Coollet 4 years ago

          including sucking at life

        • Ferrariman 4 years ago

          Hows that worked out for them so far?  

          • Cubs4Ever 4 years ago

            Pretty good, we made the playoffs a little while back. Whos your team?

          • notsureifsrs 4 years ago

            iirc he is a cardinals fan. they’re doing ok

          • Ferrariman 4 years ago

            they won the world series, thanks for asking :)

  9. slider32 4 years ago

    Pujols is a free agent!

  10. The_BiRDS 4 years ago

    You’re awesome… no you’re awesome!

  11. SunsetStripper 4 years ago

    Jed Hoyer is the GM of the Cub’s, not Theo.  Epstein is President of Baseball Operations.

  12. Ferrariman 4 years ago

    Your such an insensitive jerk.

    he’s from the Dominican, get it right. 

  13. MaineSox 4 years ago

    Yeah, I mean, he’d fit right in so…

  14. cyberboo 4 years ago

    Cashman would say, hey I have a few players you might be interested in and Epstein counters and says, ok, I will let you have Zambrano 19.25 until 2013 and Soriano, 18M until 2014 which gives you an outfielder and pitcher.  In return, I will take Swisher, Burnett, plus just to make the deal interesting, so people don’t think I’m being fleeced, you can throw in Gardner, Nunez, and a couple of prospects named Banuelos and Betances.  I saw the guys throw and they got roughed up pretty good in spring training.  If you want, you can also kick in 8M of Swishers contract.  You like that idea, good, we will sign the papers and finalize it.  lol.  Nice dealing with you Cashman and we should do it again.  Just wait until you see what I fleece, uh, what I want to give the Red Sox for Ellsbury, Pedroia, and a few of their young guys that they don’t want anymore.  lol.  Hoyer is GM, but everyone knows that I will be pulling his strings.

  15. MaineSox 4 years ago

    You feeling ok?

  16. Cubs4Ever 4 years ago


  17. Cubs4Ever 4 years ago

    Dumb? You call yourself a Cubs fan? You look like you’re the lead singer of Fall Out Boy.

  18. WrigleyTerror37 4 years ago

    Thank you there are some cubs fans that are realistic and know a thing or 2 about baseball! you just have to get past all of the drunk, Dumb idiots. that make the rest of use look bad. Ie Cubs4Ever

  19. WrigleyTerror37 4 years ago

    Thank you there are some cubs fans that are realistic and know a thing or 2 about baseball! you just have to get past all of the drunk, Dumb idiots. that make the rest of use look bad. Ie Cubs4Ever

  20. Cubs4Ever 4 years ago


  21. MaineSox 4 years ago

    . . .

  22. MaineSox 4 years ago

    You wont be laughing when Pujols is playing 2B for the Cubs! o_0

  23. NomarGarciaparra 4 years ago

    Haha my exact reaction…

  24. The_BiRDS 4 years ago

    Ya I was reading that and half way through I was invested.. then got really upset at the end.

  25. MaineSox 4 years ago

    They do.  After all, they need someone take over 3B since Ramirez is leaving.

  26. MaineSox 4 years ago

    Let’s trade for a free agent!

  27. WrigleyTerror37 4 years ago

    Ditto to you. My second favorite team is the Red Sox. I hope (if i have the money) to go to the Cubs Red Sox game at Wrigley this year. and i would love to see a redsox/cubs world series! to of the oldest parks and franchises going at it. It will be a few year till the cubs can get there but id be jumping for joy if they meet at the fall classic!

  28. You must like losers.  Do you also like the Clippers?

  29. and still, no one cares

  30. notsureifsrs 4 years ago

    to be fair, he’s probably better at second than reynolds is at third

  31. dumbest joke ever

  32. Yeah, give the cardinals a giant donut and a plunger

  33. MaineSox 4 years ago

    Who let you out?

  34. MaineSox 4 years ago

    I don’t think he’s drinking kool aid

  35. JTT11 4 years ago

    i am not sure that is scientifically possible.

  36. 0bsessions 4 years ago

    There’s at least one guy on this site who roots for those three teams.

    It’s not geographically sound, but it’s basically the sign of a frontrunner from five years ago.

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