East Notes: Red Sox, Dempster, Mets, Murena

Items on the Red Sox and Mets..

  • Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com has a list of suggestions for fixing the Red Sox and writes that the club should seek out a starting pitcher who can make a difference.  Ryan Dempster of the Cubs, Heyman writes, would be a solid fit.
  • Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com (via Twitter) wasn't confident that David Wright would be a lifelong member of the Mets a year ago but now thinks that there's a good chance the club will pony up more than $100MM to keep him.
  • Mets reliever Tim Byrdak could use support from a second lefty in the bullpen, but pitching coach Dan Warthen told Rubin that the club is unlikely to deal for one.  Byrdak has made a league-leading 19 relief appearances.
  • The Red Sox signed Pablo Murena, a 17-year-old catcher out of Panama, according to Alex Speier of WEEI.com.  Murena became a catcher just a couple months ago and the team was impressed with his arm strength at the position.

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