MLB Investigating Red Sox Waiver Leaks

MLB is investigating the unusually high number of waiver wire reports related to the Red Sox, Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports. MLB has told the Red Sox that the organization is not under suspicion for leaking information.

In an otherwise quiet month for waiver news, there’s been a flood of Red Sox-related updates. Thanks to various reports we know Aaron Cook, Felix Doubront, and Andrew Miller, Daniel Bard, Mark Melancon, Clayton Mortensen, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Kelly Shoppach, Mike Aviles and Jacoby Ellsbury were all placed on waivers this month. Felix Doubront and Jon Lester were claimed on waivers, and waiver-related news surrounding Josh Beckett, Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, and Nick Punto surfaced before the players were traded to Los Angeles.

Teams and individuals who leak waiver-related information are subject to significant fines. Every team has access to the waiver wire, so any number of club or MLB officials could be responsible for the leaks. This summer’s Red Sox waiver news has been been reported by a number of reporters from various outlets.


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ratmoss
2 years 9 months ago

It’s probably Theo. Trying to get some more heads to roll in the BOS front office so he can hire them up to work for the Cubs.

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Tim
2 years 9 months ago

I don’t understand why waivers should be secret in the first place.

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MB923
2 years 9 months ago

Gotta be Manny.

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APNDaveR
2 years 9 months ago

The problem here is that literally everyone in every front office probably has access to this information. So it’s not necessarily a Red Sox front office member who’s the leak — heck, it may not even be an AL front office member. For all we know, someone in the Boston media knows a guy who covers the Rockies who has a source within the Rockies front office who’s willing to spill the beans on non-Rockies transactions. That’s gonna be awfully difficult to suss out. This feels like it’s probably more of a “we’re watching you, people” warning than an actual “we’re going to find stuff out” investigation.

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LazerTown
2 years 9 months ago

It shouldn’t really matter anyways. They are telling all the opposing front offices who is on waiver wire. It’s not like fans have any control. Or maybe baseball doesn’t want to disappoint fans by letting them know their favorite player could be traded.

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Leonard Washington
2 years 9 months ago

Our organization has a blindingly bright future with our amazing farm and enormous spending flexibility. This is the first step towards making sure things go off the way they should. Nail these people up with fines, and blacklist anyone who supports them in the media, so that way they never work a day in baseball again. If it happens to be another teams players we need to push for max punishments, if its a couple of our own we need to make an example of them. There once was a time when the clubhouse kept its lips sealed, and no drama of this level ever came out in abundance. We need to return to that time.

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johnsilver
2 years 9 months ago

They (fans here) don’t care for your approach to “silence is golden” either Leonard…

Looks like we be the only 2 here thinking they should act like adults, rather than 5YO and tattle on their team mates, what is going on with their bosses.. It’s like pre school play ground and fans here seem to like it, or some do.. The mentality of many perhaps?

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Leonard Washington
2 years 9 months ago

Yeah it seems to be the case. It is what it is. Its just how I feel. Too me there is an undeniable correlation between how we play, and how well we do with PR.The biggest part of preserving a clubhouse is creating an environment where people can speak their minds without fear of misinterpretation. A lot more bad comes from clubhouse transparency then good, nobody is gonna be constructive and boldly lead if they think a kids gonna be wearing a t-shirt the next day that questions their work ethic. I don’t think the waivers reports are the big deal here, if anything those are being brought up to deflect from the real leaks that cause problems. Adrian and Petey having a meeting should never have been known, all Valentine related beefs should have been kept behind closed doors, Beckett being a chicken eating Texan ect. Boston is a big market and there is a tendency from people to say waaaaa, but this is way more than even the biggest market should have to deal with, not to mention its all compounded by injury after injury.

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johnsilver
2 years 9 months ago

Agreed and you put it here a whole lot better than i did bro.

Little things come out, you got a leak.. What about when the huge ones start coming out? does player ‘x” want his dirty laundry aired and private life let out to the news media via a leak if it truly is a player doing this?

If it is someone in the FO.. does Cherrington want every trade proposal leaked out and everyone involved upset, not to mention wrinkles put into it, or competing teams maybe getting involved?

Leaks are leaks and everything they can possibly do needs to be done to squash this right now.

It could be a league thing even.. Everyone in the game knows valentine has enemies and is disliked.. Joe maddon (not him as the leak) is a very spiteful man and loves taking shots at him whenever he can, even when he is guilty of the same offense is one example.
league office is what am trying to say in a long way could be it.

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start_wearing_purple
2 years 9 months ago

I see you signed on for the Josh Beckett “no snitching” campaign.

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Ben_Cherington
2 years 9 months ago

Snitches get Stitches!

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YanksFanSince78
2 years 9 months ago

I can not believe Bobby V actually had a “no snitching” press conference. Does anyone, at all, know what’s going on in the streets and the whole “no snitching” motto. Not attaching you but people act as if it’s a joke.

this is obviously not related to baseball rumor type snitching or clubhouse stuff.

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Leonard Washington
2 years 9 months ago

What would the “Boss” do???? I think heads would roll, and thats what I hope happens here.

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Ben_Cherington
2 years 9 months ago

double post, my first post (snitches) had to be reviewed!

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Leonard Washington
2 years 9 months ago

Its about time. Too bad Adrian had to leave town before they could fix it. The guy did nothing wrong.

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Paul Shailor
2 years 9 months ago

I am sure it will be whoever the Red Sox fire next, they tend to do a smear campaign on people so the owners will say “oh look we fired bobby v, oh and he was leaking information while popping pills and eating chicken!”

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ChefR
2 years 9 months ago

sounds like we need to ship out more than just players..

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elclashcombo
2 years 9 months ago

This has Larry Lucchino written all over it.

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Rob
2 years 9 months ago

This organization has become a complete disaster. It’s a shame

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sarcasm_robot
2 years 9 months ago

i blame jose canseco.

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Ben_Cherington
2 years 9 months ago

Larry Lucchino has asked me to not give out his name.

Guest
2 years 9 months ago

Maybe it’s Rob Bradford and he’s just trying to throw us off his trail.

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Devern Hansack
2 years 9 months ago

Kelly Shoppach texted them to journalists using Adrian Gonzalez’s phone.

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johnsilver
2 years 9 months ago

So who is the mole for the NE media and getting paid big bundles for every ‘hit” they can get info on?

Ban them, better.. Send them to take notes for Shaugnessy and force the Globe to maintain them on the payroll.

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stl_cards16
2 years 9 months ago

It’s not the media’s job to keep the story. It is members of someones Front Office that is responsible for the leaks.

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johnsilver
2 years 9 months ago

Think you misunderstood me.. “Mole for the NE media” Someone in the organization is leaking info for cash.. They ain’t doing it for brownie points..

Find ’em.. Fire ’em and then see if any of those media outlets would have them, but only after the mole is publicly outed and humiliated in public and i don’t care if it’s a player either.

In wartime? The “person” would be shot. Ask private Slovik what happens to traitors.

Morality is down the tubes last 30-40 years and getting worse. Anything is for sale with no repurcussions.

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YanksFanSince78
2 years 9 months ago

all this fuss about waivers???? isn’t safe to assume that every team, as a matter of protocol, places every player on the revocable waiver wire?

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stl_cards16
2 years 9 months ago

Ah, I got ya now. In fairness, it could just as easily be a member of another teams front office as it is the Red Sox.

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Dan Gorgone
2 years 9 months ago

Actually, it was Nick Punto. All makes sense now, doesn’t it?