Red Sox Acquire Brad Emaus

The Red Sox acquired infielder Brad Emaus from the Rockies for a player to be named later or cash considerations, the Rockies announced. He'll provide Boston with insurance at second and third.

The Mets selected Emaus from the Blue Jays in the 2010 Rule 5 draft and returned him to Toronto the following April. The Blue Jays then flipped Emaus to the Rockies, who assigned him to Triple-A. The 25-year-old posted a .313/.389/.564 line in 186 plate appearances for the Rockies' top affiliate last year after struggling through 14 games with the Mets.


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50 Comments on "Red Sox Acquire Brad Emaus"


Hawkeye250
3 years 6 months ago

STOP THE PRESSES!

3 years 6 months ago

Is anyone else sad that baseball prospectus picked up cot’s baseball contracts?

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start_wearing_purple
3 years 6 months ago

Yes.

diesel2410
3 years 6 months ago

I typed in “cot’s baseball contracts” on google the other day and was so sad that “baseball prospectus” popped up.

Let us take a minute to mourn the loss of Cot’s contracts

sourbob
3 years 6 months ago

Meh. If it’s the same content for free and the guy makes some dough, good on him.

EDIT: BP is making some kind of database out of the data, too. Could be alright.

3 years 6 months ago

I agree sort of.  Baseball Prospectus is, to me at least, the anti-christ of baseball news / analysis.

I apologize in advance if this has to be deleted by the mods. I know what I’ve done.

Trushgandor
3 years 6 months ago

This will go down as the move that changed both clubs, and sent them going in different directions……especially if the player to be named later ends up being Brad Emaus.

denverbears
3 years 6 months ago

funny….Brad Emaus is the prototypical PTBNL, so it will be interesting to see who the PTBNL will be.

Devern Hansack
3 years 6 months ago

Someone in Boston needs to make a “Rock Me Brad Emaus” video right now.

diesel2410
3 years 6 months ago

Brad Emaus Brad Emaus

HobokenMetsFan
3 years 6 months ago

Hah, i thought the same thing last year, unfortunately its pronounced E-mus

Encarnacion's Parrot
3 years 6 months ago

So it’s kinda like ’emu,’ except pluralized.

HobokenMetsFan
3 years 6 months ago

More like E-must, minus the “t” if that makes sense

jaysguy
3 years 6 months ago

it’s like eamus catuli

SoxPopuli
3 years 6 months ago

“He’ll provide Boston with depth at second and third.”

And by “Boston”, presumably you actually meant “Pawtucket”?

diesel2410
3 years 6 months ago

Same thing

SoxPopuli
3 years 6 months ago

I dunno, amigo – seems to me that he’s blocked at the AAA level as well…

diesel2410
3 years 6 months ago

Does your username mean “Sox of the people” ?

SoxPopuli
3 years 6 months ago

Indeed it does. It may or may not have been created late at night on a certain Thirsty Thursday…

diesel2410
3 years 6 months ago

Hahahaha completely understandable 

MaineSox
3 years 6 months ago

 My guess is he becomes the every day 2B in Pawtucket and would be called up to replace Aviles should something happen (or if Aviles needs to start for an extended period of time).

Casor_Greener
3 years 6 months ago

Dude’s getting labeled a AAAA player.  

Coollet
3 years 6 months ago

Now way, he’s totally AAAAA material

Guest
3 years 6 months ago

“He’ll provide Boston with insurance at second and third.”

Uh. Haven’t they already covered that? Avilies and Pinto? Iglesias can’t hit worth a lick, but that’s your depth at SS. 

 

MaineSox
3 years 6 months ago

It’s like supplemental insurance.  He doesn’t need to be on the 40 man roster and still has his option years left, so they can just stash him in AAA in case of multiple injuries.

chris_synan1
3 years 6 months ago

why report this,no one cares

MaineSox
3 years 6 months ago

 Because it happened.  That’s kinda what they do here.

rickjimbo
3 years 6 months ago

Yeah, if you only want to read about big transactions feel free to peruse espn or yahoo sports.

rickjimbo
3 years 6 months ago

Pressed the wrong reply, damnit.

MB923
3 years 6 months ago

Obviously you care enough to comment on it.

Notin J. Notin
3 years 6 months ago

So you saw an article you did not care about, read it, and typed out a reply in the comments section?

0bsessions
3 years 6 months ago

I do it all the time, it’s the hip thing to do. Watch.

metsman
3 years 6 months ago

I wish there was some way people who leave those comments could be banned from this site…that and the “world series here we come!” jokes.  It’s such a catch 22 to bother complaining about it, but I can’t help it, these twitts are legion, and they never get tired of it…like the dimwitts that incessantly comment on youtube video like/dislike bar.

denverbears
3 years 6 months ago

I guess it says something if even the Rockies give up on you as a 2B or 3B.

Justanotherfantoo
3 years 6 months ago

I have no idea whatsoever about this guy’s glove.  But an OPS of .836  and .890 in 170 and 364 at bats in AA and AA, respectively, in 2010 and then .954 in 186 at bats in 2011 doesn’t look like anything to sneeze at.

The Red Sox might have picked up a pretty decent bat for an infielder for nothing but cash considerations.  Cherington continues to impress.

MaineSox
3 years 6 months ago

 I would take those numbers with a little bit of a grain of salt, he was playing in the PCL which inflates numbers quite a bit (particularly power numbers).

Justanotherfantoo
3 years 6 months ago

 Good point, MaineSox.

ilikeike29
3 years 6 months ago

2011 NL ROY

MB923
3 years 6 months ago

Where was Craig Kimbrel mentioned?

3 years 6 months ago

as a met fan(sadly) good luck sox…if he makes it to the bigs this year them something has gone horribly wrong…like all your second basemen and third basemen died in a plane crash…

Notin J. Notin
3 years 6 months ago

The guy has had a whopping 42 plate appeanraces atthe MLB level.  His .424 OPS is actually 40 points HIGHER than Duston Pedroia’s was after the same amount of time. 

Emaus was a little older, and won’t be Pedroia 2.0, but any opinion of him either way at this point is premature…

SwingtimeInTheRockies
3 years 6 months ago

I expect the PTBNL will be electronically deposited.

What_the_knuck
3 years 6 months ago

Toronto to New York to Toronto to Colorado to Boston… in a YEAR!

I liked his work ethic in spring training for the Mets, and I’ll always like him because he helped kick Luis Castillo out of New York. Hopefully he can find his swing and get a utility gig in Boston.

Good luck Brad Emaus!

SoxPopuli
3 years 6 months ago

Isn’t this joke pretty much the MLBTR equivalent of beating a completely dead horse by now?

diesel2410
3 years 6 months ago

Nice! You spelled everything correctly again

HobokenMetsFan
3 years 6 months ago

its every sports blogs completely dead, beaten, disintegrated, and annoying horse….

wickedkevin
3 years 6 months ago

Can the joke pitch?
-Brian Cashman

EdinsonPickle
3 years 6 months ago

Poor horse.

redsox4434
3 years 6 months ago

*insert “Better than Lackey* comment here*

3 years 6 months ago

Well, we have Mike McCoy available… he has a 0.00 career ERA!