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"


The_BiRDS
3 years 9 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!

3 years 9 months ago

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

JacksTigers
3 years 9 months ago

I think he got confused.

The_BiRDS
3 years 9 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

JacksTigers
3 years 9 months ago

I wouln’t say that but OK.

The_BiRDS
3 years 9 months ago

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

Shane
3 years 9 months ago

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

Coollet
3 years 9 months ago

Is he better than Lind?

JacksTigers
3 years 9 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.

The_BiRDS
3 years 9 months ago

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

JacksTigers
3 years 9 months ago

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

3 years 9 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!

3 years 9 months ago

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

The_BiRDS
3 years 9 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.

Cubs4Ever
3 years 9 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.

WrigleyTerror37
3 years 9 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!!  

Yanks All The Way
3 years 9 months ago

Second base?

3 years 9 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?

aa
3 years 9 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.

NomarGarciaparra
3 years 9 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.

The_BiRDS
3 years 9 months ago

Gott love Sundays

The_BiRDS
3 years 9 months ago

Gotta love Sundays

Coollet
3 years 9 months ago

i hate mondays

Cubs4Ever
3 years 9 months ago

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

Cubs4Ever
3 years 9 months 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
3 years 9 months ago

Trade for Pujols?

You do realize he’s a free agent.

Cubs4Ever
3 years 9 months ago

Yeah we will give them Zambrano for Albert. LOL

Lunchbox45
3 years 9 months ago

you’re not making any sense

Cubs4Ever
3 years 9 months ago

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

Coollet
3 years 9 months ago

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

Cubs4Ever
3 years 9 months ago

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

Coollet
3 years 9 months ago

put down the bong and slowly walk away…

3 years 9 months ago

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
3 years 9 months ago

Also, Theo isn’t a coach… 

East Coast Bias
3 years 9 months ago

Also, Theo isn’t a coach… 

Ferrariman
3 years 9 months 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
3 years 9 months ago

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

Coollet
3 years 9 months ago

including sucking at life

Ferrariman
3 years 9 months ago

Hows that worked out for them so far?  

Cubs4Ever
3 years 9 months ago

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

notsureifsrs
3 years 9 months ago

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

Ferrariman
3 years 9 months ago

they won the world series, thanks for asking :)

slider32
3 years 9 months ago

Pujols is a free agent!

The_BiRDS
3 years 9 months ago

You’re awesome… no you’re awesome!

SunsetStripper
3 years 9 months ago

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

Ferrariman
3 years 9 months ago

Your such an insensitive jerk.

he’s from the Dominican, get it right. 

MaineSox
3 years 9 months ago

Yeah, I mean, he’d fit right in so…

cyberboo
3 years 9 months 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.

MaineSox
3 years 9 months ago

You feeling ok?

Cubs4Ever
3 years 9 months ago

I AM TYPING LIKE THIS SO I KNOW EVERYONE READS WHAT I HAVE TO SAY

Cubs4Ever
3 years 9 months ago

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

WrigleyTerror37
3 years 9 months 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

WrigleyTerror37
3 years 9 months 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

Cubs4Ever
3 years 9 months ago

I DONT BUT I WOULD IMAGINE HE WOULD LOOK SOMEWHAT LIKE THAT KID.

MaineSox
3 years 9 months ago

. . .

MaineSox
3 years 9 months ago

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

NomarGarciaparra
3 years 9 months ago

Haha my exact reaction…

The_BiRDS
3 years 9 months ago

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

MaineSox
3 years 9 months ago

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

MaineSox
3 years 9 months ago

Let’s trade for a free agent!

WrigleyTerror37
3 years 9 months 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!

3 years 9 months ago

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

3 years 9 months ago

and still, no one cares

notsureifsrs
3 years 9 months ago

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

3 years 9 months ago

dumbest joke ever

3 years 9 months ago

Yeah, give the cardinals a giant donut and a plunger

MaineSox
3 years 9 months ago

Who let you out?

MaineSox
3 years 9 months ago

I don’t think he’s drinking kool aid

JTT11
3 years 9 months ago

i am not sure that is scientifically possible.

0bsessions
3 years 9 months 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.