Red Sox Rumors: Wakefield, Varitek, Trade Talks

We heard earlier this evening that David Ortiz plans to return to Boston next season, either through arbitration or a multiyear deal. Now let's check in on some other Red Sox news:


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72 Comments on "Red Sox Rumors: Wakefield, Varitek, Trade Talks"


Karkat
3 years 8 months ago

Aw, come on, at least let Wake compete for a bullpen spot. Long relief or something.

notsureifsrs
3 years 8 months ago

you don’t want bedard but you do want wakefield? why i oughta

Ben_Cherington
3 years 8 months ago

You do realize that wakefield has a top 10 best knuckleball in the majors right?

Karkat
3 years 8 months ago

If you don’t love Wakefield, you have no soul, numbers be damned!

MaineSox
3 years 8 months ago

I love Wakefield, I just love him somewhere else.

Justin Lindsay
Justin Lindsay
3 years 8 months ago

My sentiments exactly

MaineSox
3 years 8 months ago

I love Wakefield, I just love him somewhere else.

notsureifsrs
3 years 8 months ago

^this. i still love him. i just think we should see other people

Justin Lindsay
Justin Lindsay
3 years 8 months ago

^Sorry kinda screwed up your response

notsureifsrs
3 years 8 months ago

^this. i still love him. i just think we should see other people

Shawn from New Hampshire
3 years 8 months ago

Brad Lidge?  god I hope thats a joke

Redsoxn8tion
3 years 8 months ago

Guys, these are just rumors. I definitely don’t see Tex back, but Wake is a possibility.

Redsoxn8tion
3 years 8 months ago

I meant Tek.

Whole_New_World
3 years 8 months ago

Amazing that Tim Wakefield has a winning record and Matt Cain has a losing record.

(Not a slam on Tim at all. Love his story. Hope he catches on somewhere.)

johnsilver
3 years 8 months ago

Amazing what the best offense in the game will do for a pitcher isn’t it, vs one of the most anemic ones?

As for no Wake.. If Wake not returning is a “package” with for SURE Varitek being GONE for good.. Then I guess it is ok. Tek is of no use, while at least IMO Wake could have helped a little.

3 years 8 months ago

Looks like Buck got his boy from Boston.

Ben_Cherington
3 years 8 months ago

Let’s play NAME THAT CREATURE!!

Here is your clue:  RED SOX SUCK!! HAHA I HOPE THEY LOSE EVERY GAME!

Is it:

A: Preacher Creature
B: Bleacher Creaturd
C: Teacher Creature
or
D: Bleacher Creature

Good Luck!

Phillies_Aces35
3 years 8 months ago

I know the Red Sox don’t want to pay money for a closer but I hope they’re not looking at Lidge as any more than a 7th/8th inning guy.

Would love to see the Phillies make a run at Scutaro if they cannot get a deal done with J-Roll.

notsureifsrs
3 years 8 months ago

who are you offering? i haven’t rosterbated in a good 20 minutes

Lunchbox45
3 years 8 months ago

What would the red sox like from the jays for scutaro?

casey janssen will do, yes?

Ben_Cherington
3 years 8 months ago

Joey Bats will do, yes?

Lunchbox45
3 years 8 months ago

done.. we’re talking this guy right?

Ben_Cherington
3 years 8 months ago

Thats the one!

notsureifsrs
3 years 8 months ago

he’s stealing signs

notsureifsrs
3 years 8 months ago

he’s stealing signs

Mick_In_Ithaca
3 years 8 months ago

Wouldn’t mind having Scutaro back, but I wouldn’t want to lose Janssen. 

Lunchbox45
3 years 8 months ago

2B > 7/8th inning reliever

Mick_In_Ithaca
3 years 8 months ago

Jays need to improve pitching more than offense. I’d like them to keep the good pitchers they have. Janssen plus Santos might be a dandy combo at the back end of the pen. And Scutaro is 36. He’s not an everyday player at this point, although he’d be quite useful for 400 PAs or so. But for $6M?

Maybe they’d take Litsch. Oh yeah.

Lunchbox45
3 years 8 months ago

I’m sure theres a chicken, beer, jesse litsch joke out there some where

commenter3346
3 years 8 months ago

A lot since the Jays are in the same division.

I’d rather trade away Lowrie though. I like Scutaro a lot more than him.

commenter3346
3 years 8 months ago

A lot since the Jays are in the same division.

I’d rather trade away Lowrie though. I like Scutaro a lot more than him.

MaineSox
3 years 8 months ago

I’m going to go with no, partially because as a 7th/8th inning reliever Janssen’s value is limited (plus he’s still a relative question mark) and partially because with the current market for SS/2B I think the Sox could probably do better.

Lunchbox45
3 years 8 months ago

I cant think of anything else the sox would want

hed be a nice 2B pick up for the jays though

MaineSox
3 years 8 months ago

Agreed, Scutaro would be a great fit for Toronto.

What about Janssen plus a minor league pitcher (not a particularly highly rated one obviously)?  I don’t know enough about the Jays’ system to take a guess at who they might have who fits that bill though.

Lunchbox45
3 years 8 months ago

its so tough because its a divisional rival.

wish you guys would have let him go!

cyberboo
3 years 8 months ago

The Jays aren’t trading Janssen.  He was the one bright spot in the whole bullpen last year and many saw him taking over the closers role.  Would Boston trade Bard for Scutero.  If the answer is no, you have your answer about Janssen. 

Nation15
3 years 8 months ago

Scutaro to Giants possibly?

JohnnyC
3 years 8 months ago

K-Rod is still out there…

EarlyMorningBoxscore
3 years 8 months ago

I’m now convinced that this off-season the Red Sox are not going to do much. I had some hope at possibly getting someone who I might be excited about. However, that seems less and less likely. 

Phillies_Aces35
3 years 8 months ago

They don’t really have too. I also heard Gammons say they’re not going to go over the luxury tax for the third straight year and with Big Papi accepting arbitration, they’re not going to have flexibility.

EarlyMorningBoxscore
3 years 8 months ago

I know they don’t have too. I just as fan wanted to see something especially on the pitching side of things. If they could work a deal for Andrew Bailey and maybe a decent starter I’d be okay. I don’t mind letting Reddick play in RF that idea has grown on me. 

EarlyMorningBoxscore
3 years 8 months ago

I know they don’t have too. I just as fan wanted to see something especially on the pitching side of things. If they could work a deal for Andrew Bailey and maybe a decent starter I’d be okay. I don’t mind letting Reddick play in RF that idea has grown on me. 

notsureifsrs
3 years 8 months ago

day 2 of the GM meetings, first week of december: towel thrown in

atta boy

Lunchbox45
3 years 8 months ago

sox should have a firesale

do you realize the kind of prospects Ben would bring in after selling lester, pedroia, ellsbury and gonzalez?

start the rebuild!!!

MaineSox
3 years 8 months ago

Pawtucket and Portland would be locks for the playoffs!!

commenter3346
3 years 8 months ago

Those are probably the 4 untouchable players on the Red Sox roster. Especially Lester, Pedroia & Gonzalez (due to the fact that Ellsbury’s contract is up in 2 years & the probability he re-signs here is slim).

Lunchbox45
3 years 8 months ago

I did not know that, thanks.

notsureifsrs
3 years 8 months ago

day 2 of the GM meetings, first week of december: towel thrown in

atta boy

bighiggy
3 years 8 months ago

would you take kyle mclellan and westbrook or schumaker for lowrie or scutaro?

Ben_Cherington
3 years 8 months ago

NO, try again

bighiggy
3 years 8 months ago

would you take kyle mclellan and westbrook or schumaker for lowrie or scutaro?

3 years 8 months ago

Lance Lynn and Schumaker for Scutaro seems good…..

dc21892
3 years 8 months ago

Damn, I wanted Boston to grab Quentin. Possibly Thornton as well. It would take a good quality package to get them, though.

johnsilver
3 years 8 months ago

This will sound…Funny… But  Scuttaro ATM is actually one of the few decent bats on the Sox team. Lowrie, sure but now am pretty sure he is the one they will move with the sad news ortiz will more than likely accept arbitration and Avilles available to be the utility infielder.

Ortiz, accepting arbitration hurts this team in multiple ways and helps in virtually none.

hawkny1
3 years 8 months ago

Wakefield and Veritek , combined, are 85 years old.
Enough is enough!
Retire men!

3 years 8 months ago

Loyalty amoung major league players is dead….Now by no giving WAkefield a chance at long relief I say the ownership has the same lack of loyalty…WAkefield could have eaten up 120 or so middle innings this year for a measly million bucks…My loyalty has always been divided between The Sox & Cardinals…Maybe I can drop NESN this year & watch the Cardinals every night.

MaineSox
3 years 8 months ago

Talk about a lack of loyalty, if you’re willing to stop being a fan of a team because they are cutting ties with a guy who isn’t good for anything more than mop up duty, then maybe you should quit talking and do it.

Lunchbox45
3 years 8 months ago

Rays can use some more fans..

I say you kick out all the dumb sox fans and sell them to tampa for shields

MaineSox
3 years 8 months ago

They all go down there for the winter anyway, so maybe we just don’t let them back in.

johnsilver
3 years 8 months ago

“Rays can use some more fans..”

They could use another voice other than Dewayne Staats.. Take it from someone who lives in central Florida.. His whiney voice, horrific homerism.. he is about as bad as it gets and hard to see how they could attract anyone new. Even Kevin Kennedy (his booth-mate) gets tired of it sometimes and it is plainly obvious.

NomarGarciaparra
3 years 8 months ago

Loyalty? At what point do we draw the line? If loyalty was limitless, Pedro would’ve retired in a Sox uniform…after his monsterous contract ended, during which he was injured for a significant amount of time. Nomar would’ve been in the same scenario.

StanleyHudson
3 years 8 months ago

Wonder who the Chi sox would want for Quentin.

notsureifsrs
3 years 8 months ago

annoying that they talked to the white sox and it wasn’t about thornton. makes me think they have a bullpen plan i am not going to like

commenter3346
3 years 8 months ago

Quentin has 1 year left on his contract, has injury problems, is poor defender and is expensive. No thank you.

Guest
3 years 8 months ago

I love Wakefield, but for the team-sake, he has to go… 

Tek -bye, bye

Lavarnway at Catcher w/ Salty, Salty gone after the year, Lavarnway full-time

Keep Scutaro/Youk infield

Scutaro gone at end of year, bring up Iglesias
Youk keep on until end of contract 100%, resign and later split time with Middlebrooks and DH

For now – Reddick in RF – there is no one else worth the $$ to replace him, he is cheap and relatively productive, this free agent class is weak in OF

GET PITCHING! GET PITCHING! GET PITCHING!

3 years 8 months ago

Happy that David has accepted arbitration and will be back for at least one more year. Phew!
Wakefield may pitch next year but it won’t be with the Red Sox.
Varitek is done with being an active player here or anywhere. Hopefully he is offered a job within the Red Sox organization and eventually becomes a manager in the organization. Manager of the parent club? Dunno. Maybe. Some day. But first he has to pay his dues in the minors. Scutaro and Lowrie stay. One as the starting SS, the other as MLB’s premiere Utility man. If Lowrie is the SS, stays healthy and consistent at the plate as well as in the field, who knows? Maybe Iglesias becomes the trade bait chip. Methinks if Iglesias hasn’t been able to learn how to hit AAA pitching by now, he’s never going to hit major league pitching.
And, IMHO, Reddick and Kalish can fight it out during Spring Training for Right Field. My money is on Reddick.