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 WEEI.com 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.


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38 Comments on "AL East Notes: Davis, Yankees, Beckett, Escobar"


Dynasty22
3 years 9 days ago

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

Since_77
3 years 9 days ago

Euardo “Scissorhands” is terrible on defense.

Dynasty22
3 years 8 days ago

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

vtadave
3 years 9 days 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.

MSUcorner
3 years 9 days 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.

NYPOTENCE
3 years 9 days ago

More like a day’s supply of sunflower seeds.

MSUcorner
3 years 9 days ago

Id consider that as cash considerations. Deal!

CitizenLoonie
3 years 9 days ago

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

3 years 9 days ago

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 9 days 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.

1980CHAMPS
3 years 9 days 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 9 days ago

No.

3 years 9 days ago

Yah, I think you are all alone in that.

chris hines
3 years 9 days 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 9 days 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.

corey23
3 years 9 days 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 9 days ago

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

corey23
3 years 9 days ago

oops i meant aren’t disgruntled.

GMwannabe
3 years 9 days 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 9 days 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.

ARod's Ring
3 years 9 days ago

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

3 years 9 days ago

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 9 days ago

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

sourbob
3 years 9 days 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.

Bo Rasch II
3 years 9 days ago

Couldn’t we pay somebody to take Beckett?

22deputydo33
3 years 9 days 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.

3 years 9 days ago

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

ColonelBoston
3 years 8 days 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?

NYPOTENCE
3 years 9 days 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.

3 years 9 days ago

Mark Reynolds isn’t a third baseman.

Zepp
Zepp
3 years 9 days ago

Please take Reynolds away!

Jeremy Johnson
3 years 9 days ago

Please take Figgins Yankees, I know you want to.

$22264602
3 years 9 days ago

Keep ESCO!

3 years 8 days ago

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.

GMwannabe
3 years 9 days ago

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

NYPOTENCE
3 years 9 days ago

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

3 years 9 days ago

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

3 years 9 days ago

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