AL East Notes: Davis, Yankees, Beckett, Escobar

The Angels are talking to the Rays about Wade Davis and other available pitchers, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports. James Shields has drawn interest from Los Angeles, but Davis might represent an alternative for the Angels’ bullpen or rotation. Here are the latest notes from the AL East…

  • Joel Sherman of the New York Post can’t imagine the Yankees trading for Mark Reynolds or Chone Figgins even with Alex Rodriguez on the disabled list. However, an AL executive said there’s “zero chance” Eric Chavez can replace Rodriguez on a daily basis without breaking down. The Yankees are expected to consider available third basemen in the coming week.
  • The Red Sox have fielded some exploratory inquiries on Josh Beckett, but the calls amount to preliminary check-ins at this point, Rob Bradford of reports. There’s “nothing close” regarding a potential deal, according to Bradford. Beckett, who can veto any trade with his ten and five rights, does not interest the Rangers.
  • Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar remains a possible option for the A’s, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle writes. However, the shortstop says he likes playing in Toronto and doesn’t want to be traded, according to Slusser.

38 Responses to AL East Notes: Davis, Yankees, Beckett, Escobar Leave a Reply

  1. Dynasty22 3 years ago

    Nunez held the fort down fine last year. All we need to do is wait for him.

    • Since_77 3 years ago

      Euardo “Scissorhands” is terrible on defense.

      • Dynasty22 3 years ago

        Ya I know, but his offensive is fine enough for the bottom of the order…hopefully.

  2. vtadave 3 years ago

    That Joel Sherman quote was funny. The Yankees’ Triple-A club wouldn’t be interested in dealing for Chone Figgins, much less the big league club.

  3. MSUcorner 3 years ago

    Ya know, I’m sure Jack Z feels terrible about Pineda and he really appreciates what you guys did in taking Ichiro. So why not just have Figgins? He’s all yours, just a ptbnl or cash will do.

  4. CitizenLoonie 3 years ago

    I think Samuel L. Jackson did a great job impersonating Eric Chavez in “Unbreakable”.

  5. A trade of Ty Wigginton and Shane Victorino from the Phils could help the Yanks out. Question is, what could the Phils get in return?

    • chris hines 3 years ago

      They don’t need Victorino anymore. Before trading for Ichiro it was reported they checked in on Shane and his asking price was too high.

  6. 1980CHAMPS 3 years ago

    I know some might find this ridiculous but does anyone think the Yankees should move Teixeira to 3rd and Rodriguez to 1st.

    • ARod's Ring 3 years ago


    • Yah, I think you are all alone in that.

    • chris hines 3 years ago

      Yeah I don’t think anyone wants to turn a Gold Glove caliber first baseman into a below average third baseman so Alex could be made a below average first basemen.

      Besides Alex is still a decent defensive player at third, he isn’t the best but he’s far from the worst. He also doesn’t incur his injuries in the field, 90% of the injuries he has occur at the plate. So moving positions or making him a DH won’t stop him from being hit in the wrist.

    • formerdraftpick 3 years ago

      I don’t think Teixeira’s arm is powerful enough. While at first, he throws underhand to the pitcher on a ground out. I couldn’t imagine him throwing all the way from third to first underhanded and getting any runners out.

  7. corey23 3 years ago

    Of course Escobar says he doesn’t want to be traded. Who would come out and say they wanted to be traded if they are disgruntled.

    • Lunchbox45 3 years ago

      he’s not disgruntled though. its not him who wants to be traded

  8. GMwannabe 3 years ago

    Scott Feldman? Give your head a shake.. Obviously Beckett isn’t having a good year but Feldman couldn’t hold his jock strap..

    • ugotrpk3113 3 years ago

      It’s amazing how badly Beckett has fooled people. He’s so, so overrated. And the fact that the Sox got ANY interest is amazing.

  9. ARod's Ring 3 years ago

    Please Cashman No Mark Reynolds or Chone Figgings, they’re horrible.

  10. What happed to Eduardo Nunez? I would think he and Chavez could handle things till A-Rod makes his triumphant return!

    • chris hines 3 years ago

      He’s been hurt. He’s currently on a rehab assignment in the minors.

  11. sourbob 3 years ago

    “We’re in a tight spot with Gardner and A-Rod hurt…you know what would shore up our offense? Let’s get two aging Mariners with sub 650 OPS’s.”

    –Thing Brian Cashman Never Said Ever.

  12. Bo Rasch II 3 years ago

    Couldn’t we pay somebody to take Beckett?

  13. 22deputydo33 3 years ago

    i would love it if the yankees traded for mark reynolds. i can’t wait for the orioles to show him the road. i really do not see that happening, but how nice it wold be to see mark reynolds out of baltimore.

  14. The best move the Red Sox could make right now is firing that clown of a manager, Bobby Valentine.

    • ColonelBoston 3 years ago

      What could he be doing differently? He’s never, at any point in the season, had his starting 9 on the field at the same time. His starting pitchers are underachieving at an alarming rate. And his GM has no money to make a big move because of the mess Theo left behind. Yet, they’re only a couple out of the Wild Card with 63 games left. Oh, did I mention how Bobby V took a weakness (the pen) and turned it into a strength?

  15. NYPOTENCE 3 years ago

    If Cashman is going to go for anyone at all I’d much rather it be a long-term solution such as Chase Headley rather than a stop-gap. Also I don’t know about the availability or defensive abilities of Ryan Doumit but he would be a massive offensive upgrade over Russell Martin.

  16. Mark Reynolds isn’t a third baseman.

  17. Zepp 3 years ago

    Please take Reynolds away!

  18. Jeremy Johnson 3 years ago

    Please take Figgins Yankees, I know you want to.

  19. $22264602 3 years ago

    Keep ESCO!

  20. As we get closer to the deadline asking prices go down. So Victorino/Wigginton combo could be possible but Phillies still think their contenders. The Phillies weekend series with Atlanta probably will dictate what they do.

  21. GMwannabe 3 years ago

    That may be true as well, but I don’t know anyone who would prefer to have Scott Feldman

  22. NYPOTENCE 3 years ago

    If you’d have the choice of having one of Beckett or Feldman making one start who would you choose?

  23. I’m willing to bet Beckett would pitch like he used to for another team. I truely think hes unhappy in Boston and needs a change of Scenery , same with Lester

  24. I agree Texas wont touch him.. But He needs to go somewhere. Lester on the other hand, I’m sure they’d want.

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