AL East Notes: Red Sox, Teixeira, Blue Jays

The Blue Jays traded two outfielders for two relievers in a pair of late-night trades Monday, while the Orioles continued engaging the Phillies on Joe Blanton. Here’s the latest from the AL East as today’s 3pm CDT trade deadline draws closer…

  • Though some fans and analysts insist it's time for the Red Sox to trade Josh Beckett, he's not the negative clubhouse presence Manny Ramirez was, Alex Speier of writes. The Red Sox don't feel compelled to move Beckett, who's still well-respected by many teammates and club officials. Speier breaks down the reasons for and against a Beckett trade in detail at It doesn't sound as though the Red Sox will move him today.
  • The Red Sox are on the lookout for an outfielder who bats from the right side, Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports (on Twitter). Scott Hairston and Alfonso Soriano are among the potentially available outfielders who bat right-handed.
  • The Red Sox aren't involved on Matt Garza, Nick Cafardo reports (on Twitter).
  • Mark Teixeira's left wrist injury shouldn't affect the Yankees' trade plans, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports (on Twitter). The Yankees continue looking for a third baseman who plays strong defense.
  • Brad Lincoln probably can't start for the Blue Jays, but he can be a strong setup man and won't be worse than a right-handed specialist,'s Keith Law writes. Travis Snider, the player Toronto gave up to acquire Lincoln, still has flaws, but could become an everyday outfielder with power. Law doesn't anticipate either Eric Thames or Steve Delabar will have a major impact on his new team. Within the Insider-only piece, Law also breaks down the Chris Johnson and Francisco Liriano trades.

14 Responses to AL East Notes: Red Sox, Teixeira, Blue Jays Leave a Reply

  1. Karkat 3 years ago

    I’m surprised I haven’t seen more people take note of the fact that Beckett got thrown out of a game he wasn’t even pitching in the other day, standing up for Will Middlebrooks. That action, I thought, ran very counter to the “bad clubhouse guy” image he’s gotten, even though I’m still a little iffy on him.

    • M.Kit 3 years ago

      Compared to Manny’s clubhouse issues, Beckett has been a ray of sunshine

  2. ChefR 3 years ago

    The Sox need an RH OF…?

  3. Kyle Hamilton 3 years ago

    After his sucky offseason trades, Cherington does nothing at the deadline. Get rid of this bum.

    • Devern Hansack 3 years ago

      Dude…there are a couple hours to go.

    • MaineSox 3 years ago

      What do you want him to do? Their chances of making the playoffs aren’t good enough to add anything significant, and anyone they would consider trading is at a point where their value is low for one reason or another; basically sitting it out and making minor tweaks around the edges is the best course of action right now.

  4. JozayJays 3 years ago

    My friend thinks Garza will be acquired along with D.Hudson. D.Hudson will be sent to the Cubs for Garza,

    • cyberboo 3 years ago

      If the Jays acquired Daniel Hudson, what GM in his right mind would trade him for Garza, a number four starter on any team, except those without starters, then he moves up to being a 2 or 3. Hudson would be controlled for a few years, low salary, Garza – one season, expensive. You do the math. lol.

    • BooJays33 3 years ago

      your friend must not realize that the dbacks are looking to trade FOR pitching not give it up.

  5. M.Kit 3 years ago

    Hariston to Boston would be interesting, no interest in Soriano (defensive liability)

  6. stuck_in_Romania 3 years ago

    RH Outfielder??? Vernon Wells for John Lackey…

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