AL East Notes: Maxwell, Moore, Red Sox

If the Dodgers are worth $2.15 billion, what are the Yankees worth? Here are some AL East-related notes, starting in the Bronx…

  • The Astros and Orioles have some interest in Yankees outfielder Justin Maxwell, but haven’t discussed a possible deal with GM Brian Cashman, George A. King III of the New York Post reports. Maxwell is out of options and could be available in trades before Opening Day.
  • Andrew Simon explores the risks and rewards of long-terms deals for unproven players in a piece for MLB.com. Left-hander Matt Moore thought his options over carefully before signing long-term with the Rays this offseason. "Matt came at it from a very, very intellectual standpoint, and we gave him all the information," agent Matt Sosnick said.
  • Red Sox right-hander Vicente Padilla said through a translator that he would prefer to pitch in relief for Boston than go to another team, according to Rob Bradford of WEEI.com (Twitter link).
  • Chris Carpenter, the right-handed reliever who joined the Red Sox as compensation for Theo Epstein, will undergo surgery to remove a bone spur from his pitching elbow, Gordon Edes of ESPNBoston.com writes.


21 Responses to AL East Notes: Maxwell, Moore, Red Sox Leave a Reply

  1. jhfdssdaf 3 years ago

    Chris Carpenter will have surgery… where have I heard that before?  Same name, not as different of a guy as we originally thought.

  2. UltimateYankeeFan 3 years ago

    “If the Dodgers are worth $2.15 billion, what are the Yankees worth?”Allow me to do my own MasterCard commercial below:There are somethings money can’t buy:- Houston Astros Baseball Team $615MM- Boston Red Sox Baseball Team $700MM- Chicago Cubs Baseball Team $845MM- LA Dodgers Baseball Team $2.15B- NY Yankees Baseball Team – PRICELESS

    • Slopeboy 3 years ago

      I think the Yanks were valued recently by Forbes at about 4 Billion, I may be off. But what you say could be much closer to the truth than anyone may think.
      About thirty years ago, when George was in his hey day running the team and screwing things up like only he could, my friend and I were lamenting the team’s fortunes. My friend was saying how someone should buy the team and how he didn’t deserve to own a once proud franchise like the Yanks.( Sound familiar, Mets fans?) While I agreed with him, I ventured the opinion that it wasn’t going to happen because no one was going to pony up $100MM for the team. He looked at me a said I was crazy because the Yanks weren’t worth that price. We argued and nursed the debate for weeks.
      Then in June of that year Fred Wilpon and Nelson Doubleday bought the Mets for $21MM. That settled the arguement. If the Mets were worth $20 MM
      Yanks were worth $100MM for sure.
      If the Dodgers are worth $2BB Yanks are indeed PRICELESS!!

      • UltimateYankeeFan 3 years ago

        Actually Forbes had them valued at just over $5B that included the Yankees 30% ownership in the YESNetwork among other things.  Technically the Yankees are owned by the Yankees Global Enterprises which as I said owns a 30% stake in YES and has an interest in the Manchester F.C.
        Keep in mind Global Sports Enterprises is a privately held company so exact valuation is at best an educated guess.

        • Slopeboy 3 years ago

          Yep, there was another Forbes posting that had the team without the Yes Network valued at 1.85 Billion. so it does vary. I went back to edit my original post, because I left out the letter ‘I’ in one sentence and the comment got ‘flagged for review’ go figure!

    • wadebets 3 years ago

      That comment truly makes you the ultimate Yankee fan.

  3. monkeydung 3 years ago

    how long is the YES network deal good for? if they are “stuck” (and I use that term loosely) with a long term deal right now then there’s less potential growth than for a franchise like the Dodgers who are about to sell off TV rights for 20 years.

    and yes – I know that at it’s core, the yankees are worth more than the dodgers.

    • sirvlciv 3 years ago

      The Yankees own a majority stake in YES, AFAIK. Not sure if they have a signed ‘deal’.

      • Havok9120 3 years ago

         No, Yankees Global Enterprises only owns 33% of YES. The other thirds are owned by Goldman Sachs and the old owners of the Nets.

        The terms of the deal aren’t really known, beyond that YES paid more than MSG did on the previous contract. It was a 10-18 year deal when it was signed back in….2001? 2003? Something like that. They never released the details of it though.

  4. diesel2410 3 years ago

    We don’t need to question Matt Moore. He’ll be a beast his whole career and win multiple Cy Young’s. He’s THAT good

    • Very promising young pitcher. But that is an ignorant statement. Look at what Frank Tanana was through his 23 year old season. He was simply average after that. Remember Mark Prior? I could go on and on with examples. Moore has velocity, composure, secondary pitches, command, control and a fluid motion. He has minor league periphials that suggest stardom. And he made good lineups look silly in his 20 plus major league innings last year. But this is life and things happen.  

  5. Houston can take maxwell,garcia and job for Wandy Rodriguez and eatsome of his salary

  6. although its not realistic lol

    • Rabbitov 3 years ago

      Realistic would be a PTBNL which turns out to be cash. 

  7. Karkat 3 years ago

    Vincente Padilla, a comment like that automatically puts you on the list of players we like in Boston.

  8. Yankees have to be worth at least 3 billion, for the franchise and stadium. (not including YES)

  9. MB923 3 years ago

    It said Yankees, not Mets.

  10. I have no idea. The Orioles need a legitimate threat (hitter) in the line-up and once again Duquette might be “Dumpster Diving”. We could have had this guy for free when the Nats cut him last year.

    PS I still like Paulino though even though he didn’t have a good day hitting.
    As for Eveland (shrugs) and Simon was a bit disappointing today, but what are you going to do.

  11. Slopeboy 3 years ago

    Maxwell looks like a real good player. He’s missed time in the past due to serious injury and still has not developed due to time missed. Teams have brought him up and down and he has never played regularly. That may be what the Orioles are thinking, plus he’s not expensive.

  12. Redsox33 3 years ago

    You guys have Reynolds 38 homers hes a long ball threat. So what if his strikeouts are a TINNNNNNNNY bit above league average.

  13. Moore has thrown 497 minor league innings, Tanana threw 349 minor league innings. I will say this; the Rays have brought Moore along at a very cautious pace while Tanana threw 220 minor league innings at age 19.

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