AL East Notes: Davis, Carpenter, Soler, Beeston

The latest from Florida, where all five AL East teams are preparing for Opening Day…

  • Rays starter Wade Davis told Bill Chastain of MLB.com that he doesn't want to get traded, despite the uncertainty surrounding his role on the 2012 team.
  • Red Sox right-hander Chris Carpenter tells Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald that it was "kind of cool" to be traded for Theo Epstein earlier this week. Epstein called Carpenter to explain the situation.
  • All of Boston's top talent evaluators including GM Ben Cherington have seen Cuban outfielder Jorge SolerGordon Edes of ESPNBoston.com reports. The 19-year-old appeals to the Red Sox more than Yoenis Cespedes did, according to Edes.
  • Blue Jays president Paul Beeston, who is entering the final year of his contract, told Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca that he'd like to continue in his current role. “I guess I would say that, but I’m not even thinking about that right now," he said. The Blue Jays promoted Alex Anthopoulos and invested in scouting and player development since Beeston assumed his current role following the 2008 season.
  • The Orioles aren't likely to add a catcher from outside of the organization any time soon, MLB.com's Brittany Ghiroli tweets.


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21 Comments on "AL East Notes: Davis, Carpenter, Soler, Beeston"


3 years 5 months ago

you guys REALLY need to fix the link to Chris Carpenter. It makes it look like Theo was traded for an ALL STAR.

redsx968
3 years 5 months ago

He was…. wasn’t he….?

BoSoxSam
3 years 5 months ago

FUTURE All-Star! Right? Who’s with me?!

johnsilver
3 years 5 months ago

It keeps everyone on their toes :-)

Runtime
3 years 5 months ago

But hey, at least people will realize that he once played for the Jays!

vilifyingforce
3 years 5 months ago

 I looked at the comments because I knew that had to be wrong.

Houston_Astros
3 years 5 months ago

Ed: I commented on the wrong story.

3 years 5 months ago

Good news for the Jays that Beeston wants to stick around.

3 years 5 months ago

Really? I think I’m ready for someone new.

Encarnacion's Parrot
3 years 5 months ago

Someone who quotes one thing and actually means it, rather than “oh yeah, we’re seriously considering installing natural grass,” only for him to say “yeah, we’re not considering natural grass at this time, and it probably will never happen” 3-days later.

He seems to be a smart baseball guy, but just downright awful with handling a fanbase and advertising the team.

3 years 5 months ago

yea hes ok, lots of enthusiasm, seems to work real well with rogers/AA. he’s had a couple PR hiccups, but i think thats more just media and fans reading way too much into what he says. if you look at what he’s actually said wrt payroll stuff and and whole natural grass thing, he never promised anything on any kind of concrete timeline. unfortunately, this has kind of been an offseason of mis-speculation and anger among the general fan populace, and many of his comments were taken to the extreme, and then criticized in hindsight. 

he should probably just say less in general about the future of the organization, but then that runs counter to his job of marketing and trying to get fans excited.

3 years 5 months ago

yea hes ok, lots of enthusiasm, seems to work real well with rogers/AA. he’s had a couple PR hiccups, but i think thats more just media and fans reading way too much into what he says. if you look at what he’s actually said wrt payroll stuff and and whole natural grass thing, he never promised anything on any kind of concrete timeline. unfortunately, this has kind of been an offseason of mis-speculation and anger among the general fan populace, and many of his comments were taken to the extreme, and then criticized in hindsight. 

he should probably just say less in general about the future of the organization, but then that runs counter to his job of marketing and trying to get fans excited.

101andCounting
3 years 5 months ago

Bud Selig’s so old, he taught Jamie Moyer how to pitch.

Encarnacion's Parrot
3 years 5 months ago

Bud Selig is so old, he was alive when the Cubs won a World Series!

Sorry man, couldn’t resist.

wickedkevin
3 years 5 months ago

Bud Selig is so old, he’s heard that joke before.

Cw33
3 years 5 months ago

Soler better then Cespedes, they’re crazy! Soler isn’t even the best cuban left in the free agent market out of the DR, Henny Urrutia is. If this team were so smart they would grab this kid fast! He’s ready to play now, not in 3 or 4 years.

Crucisnh
3 years 5 months ago

Try reading more closely.  The Sox said that Soler APPEALS more to them than Cespedes.  And I think that it’s easy enough to figure out why.  Cespedes is supposedly about 26 yo and wanted major league money, but was unproven as a major leaguer.  Soler at 19 yo is a player that will go into the minor leagues and probably be less expensive, but also have time to adjust American baseball, whereas Cespedes at his price will have to adjust at the MLB level.  And if he can’t make that adjustment, the A’s will have lost some big $$$.

alan104
3 years 5 months ago

Why would Wade Davis want to be traded from the best team in baseball?

jesse heiman
3 years 5 months ago

Oswalt should be a Ray

3 years 5 months ago

He’s a Roy…

3 years 5 months ago