Quick Hits: Red Sox, Damon, Axford

On this date 20 years ago, the Cubs released 29-year-old left-hander Jamie Moyer. The southpaw didn't pitch in the Major Leagues again that year, but he returned in 1993 and has since pitched 3,300 innings and won 233 games. His career isn't over yet, as the Rockies may add him to their rotation. Here are today's links…

  • The Red Sox had complete access to Chris Carpenter's medical records before acquiring him from the Cubs, Nick Cafardo and Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe report. The reliever also passed two physicals earlier this year, so the Red Sox aren't likely to obtain a different player from the Cubs as compensation for Theo Epstein even though Carpenter underwent elbow surgery yesterday.
  • ESPN.com’s Buster Olney wonders if the Indians could pursue free agent Johnny Damon instead of trading for Bobby Abreu (Twitter link). Dave Cameron of FanGraphs explores the Damon-Indians possibility and says it's hard to argue he’s a worse option than Abreu.
  • The Brewers have exchanged figures with closer John Axford regarding a possible extension, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com tweets. "I'm not going to jump at anything," Axford said.


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11 Comments on "Quick Hits: Red Sox, Damon, Axford"


jb226
3 years 4 months ago

I really hope all the “alternate compensation” stuff is just reporters kicking something around and not something the Red Sox have actually brought up.

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start_wearing_purple
3 years 4 months ago

Let me put it this way, the Boston sports media is full of *insert word that won’t get by the censors*. They know the heart of our fan base is both superstitious and pessimistic, thus that’s how they can get more attention. 

3 years 4 months ago

Moyer was gone from the Cubs in 1988- 20 yrs ago the Cards let him go.

3 years 4 months ago

Moyer was with the Cubs in spring training in 92, but was cut and signed with the Tigers, pitching in their AAA team.

crashcameron
3 years 4 months ago

Chris Carpenter injured … hmmmmmm. Where have I heard this before?
signed Blue Jays and Cardinals fans

CubHope
3 years 4 months ago

 Hope you’re being sarcastic…hard to tell….but this is a different Chris Carpenter

crashcameron
3 years 4 months ago

very
but as I can see you live in Hope for the Cubs, perhaps you’ve built up a necessary survivalist immunity to sarcasm

crashcameron
3 years 4 months ago

Damon a better option than Abreu?
i think even ‘Damien’ would be a better option than Bobby Abreu

johnsilver
3 years 4 months ago

 Is that an *Omen* of things to come :-(

I could see the Tribe getting Abreu as a DH only if anaheim eats the entire salary and takes back nothing in return, or the typical, no chance prospect who is buried in the system.

Damon might be slightly more appealing as a hitter only, but only if he would be willing to sign for bare minimum salary..As in 1-2m tops. He has no leverage with several others still available, better or at lea as good as he is with the stick and none a team wants to see on the defensive side of the field.

BrocNessMonster
3 years 4 months ago

Neither make sense. The already have a left handed DH.

3 years 4 months ago

An injured Chris Carpenter… a healthy Chris Carpenter.. does it matter? Were either going to help the Sox anyway? Cricket…..