Red Sox Place Aaron Cook On Trade Waivers

The Red Sox have placed Aaron Cook, Felix Doubront, and Andrew Miller on trade waivers, according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe.  Cafardo notes that while Doubront won't be going anywhere, Cook is a trade candidate.

In ten starts this season, Cook has a 4.58 ERA with 1.1 K/9 and 1.6 BB/9.  The 33-year-old inked a minor league deal with Boston over the winter, worth $1.5MM prorated upon his promotion to the big leagues.  The Red Sox waited until the 11th hour to call him up rather than trigger his opt-out clause, but ultimately putting him on the big league roster in early May.

The right-hander was said to be drawing "modest interest" from clubs in late July.  The Rangers were scouting Cook at one point last month but wound up backing off closer to the deadline.

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  1. mstrchef 3 years ago

    How can you take Cook seriously as a pitcher? He has allowed 8 HRs and recorded 7 Ks for the season.

    • I can take him seriously enough, I mean the first game with the Sox back in what May? He was holding his own against the O’s till that freak injury with the slide at home and the gashing of his knee. Also yesterday, he was totally shutting down the O’s. I really thought he was going to throw a no-hitter, especially with the approach the O’s hitters were taking, swinging for the fences and coming up empty. The bottom line is if Cook doesn’t make that awful throw to second, he might have won that game. The wheels really fell off for him and the Sox after that. I would take a flyer on him. Of course, I would have liked Blanton and Shoppach too! Of course, Duquette didn’t want to do it. Maybe, this time he will.

    • flickadave 3 years ago

      K’s are irrelevant for a sinkerballer

      • ugotrpk3113 3 years ago

        The homerun numbers, however, aren’t. You need to keep the ball down to be effective. Cook has shown some signs of coming back to earth lately.

    • johnsilver 3 years ago

      Hey.. Lemme let you in on a little secret about sinkerballers..

      Look up a guy name of Bill lee and his “astronomical” K numbers a few years, some he was very good in also..

      1974 260IP 78k 17-15
      1978 222IP 59k 10-10
      1977 177IP 44k 16-10

  2. Dbeard 3 years ago

    Doubront has simply just run out of gas. He has never pitched this much, but he has been consistent, until running out.

    • ugotrpk3113 3 years ago

      Yeah – Hard to really be angry with him. Has pitched better than I think almost everyone expected this year.

      • Crucisnh 3 years ago

        I agree. I can’t be unhappy with Felix. As Dustin said, he’s pitched more this season than he’s ever pitched before. He’s gotta be running on empty.

  3. Eric Foley 3 years ago

    I think we should put John Henry & Larry Lucchino on waivers if you ask me. This problem ridden season starts at the top!

    • vtadave 3 years ago

      Yeah it’s ridiculous that the Red Sox haven’t won a World Series in five years.

  4. Dynasty22 3 years ago

    I bet I could get more K’s than Aaron Cook..

  5. bigpat 3 years ago

    I NEVER thought I’d say this, but Andrew Miller would really help out the Pirates bullpen, or any other pens looking for a loogy.

    • johnsilver 3 years ago

      season and a half of undoing everything Detroit and the Marlins did to Miller’s mechanics was all it took.

      Watch a replay of 1 (pick any) Miller appearance. Each pitch the mechanics are the same and his velocity? mid 90’s, up to as high as 97 with a nasty curve.

      I hope they don’t move him after all the repairing and terrible advice from 2 organizations it took to get Miller to this point. Having a lefty specialist dealing in the upper 90’s is a wicked weapon.

      • hawkny1 3 years ago

        Miller has the tools to be an effective lefty closer or 8th inning setup guy. All he has to do is improve his consistency by 10% and let the “killer instinct” wear a little more on his sleeve. He has thrown some awfully nasty pitches this year, downright nasty. Of course, it would be too much to expect Ben Cherington to recognize Miller’s latent abilities…. beyond what he sees today.

        • johnsilver 3 years ago

          Said this here before, but i watch most of the marlins games also as a big fan of them as well and to see this version of Miller is just night and day as compared to that one..

          “That old” Miller, the one whom was throwing for the Fish in ’09-10 was sometimes not breaking 90mph with his FB and couldn’t repeat his delivery 2x in a row, he would even fall down after his delivery on occasion it was so messed up.

          anyone who says the red Sox have lousy pitching instructors should just watch a video of Andrew Miller from ANY Marlins/Tigers year and then see how his is pitching now.. it is a feat to behold the change.

  6. $6101468 3 years ago

    Cook is a journeyman at best. A bottom of the rotation guy who can help a team with some tired arms or pitching woes but still in the hunt.

    Felix has shown some promise. He’s a 6 inning pitcher at this point and if he was 34 and not 24 he’d be serious trade bait. Hopefully he’ll give them some Bill Lee seasons.

  7. davengmusic 3 years ago

    Cookie’s only 33??

  8. saidin09 3 years ago

    Most times I watch Miller dominate the opposition and then they remove him for a guy like Junichi Tazawa who serves up hit after hit……KEEP MILLER on this team and keep him in a bit longer

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