AL East Notes: Jones, Red Sox, LaRoche, Blue Jays

Yesterday, the Yankees informed Andruw Jones that he will not be on the ALDS roster against the Orioles.  Jones says that he understands the move and won't consider retirement as a result, writes Dan Martin of the New York Post.  “I’m going to be playing,” said the 35-year-old. “I don’t know where, but I’m not done playing.”  Jones will be a free agent this winter as his one-year, $2MM deal expires.  Here's more out of the AL East..

  • The Red Sox have plenty of money to work with this winter thanks to their blockbuster deal with the Dodgers, but there isn't much for them to spend it on, notes John Tomase of the Boston Herald.  Tomase could see Boston targeting Adam LaRoche and Mike Napoli, but the Red Sox would be wary of a substantial long-term commitment to the latter.
  • If the Red Sox can't pry John Farrell away from the Blue Jays, Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald suggests that they could instead target Toronto's first base coach Torey Lovullo. 
  • The Daisuke Matsuzaka era in Boston came and went without a bang, writes Steve Buckley of the Boston Herald.  Despite Dice-K's less-than-impressive pitching with the Red Sox, Buckley hopes that the club continues to put a strong emphasis on international scouting.

35 Responses to AL East Notes: Jones, Red Sox, LaRoche, Blue Jays Leave a Reply

  1. Runtime 3 years ago

    I’d let the Sox take Farrell, then promote Butterfield and hire Vizquel as the new 3rd base/Infield Instructor.

    • that is a good idea i think just make sure you get something nice for farrel, Mark Malencon? seems fair

      • start_wearing_purple
        start_wearing_purple 3 years ago

        Melancon overall had a bad season but I still wouldn’t trade him away for just a manager. Want a fair price, how about Chris Carpenter.

        • crashcameron 3 years ago

          Chris Carpenter? no thanks. probably just join Drabek and Hutchison on the blown-arm list… and then re-emerge three years later somewhere else with a Cy Young and WS ring. History repeats!

        • LazerTown 3 years ago

          He was pretty good in Houston, I doubt they drop him without trying to up his value first.

    • Lunchbox45 3 years ago

      what about vizquel this year leads you to believe he’d be a good instructor.

  2. Andruw should finish is Career with the Atlanta Braves!!!!

    • Maybe not the major need for atlanta to have a guy like Andruw Jones in their line up but if his cheap I will take him. Who knows, he might get momentum and Play awesome once again :). Go Braves!!!

  3. start_wearing_purple
    start_wearing_purple 3 years ago

    Actually the Matsuzaka era did go out with a bang. In his last month 4 out of 5 games he allowed more runs than innings pitched and gave up 7 home runs. Different kind of bang but still.

    • Leonard Washington 3 years ago

      So much for “Fort Knox” haha…thanks Boras

      • johnsilver 3 years ago

        Sometimes you have to wish that Boras and Matsuzaka had taken that jet to Japan during the winter of ’06, rather than cave at the last moment and sign for the “low” amount of 6/48m Boras whined about.

        Remember.. He was wanting upwards of 15mAAV over 6 seasons and “holding firm” til the last minute Boston had given him for a deadline of “yay or nay”.

        That 100m could have been used in much better ways. His “help” wasn’t that critical towards the ’07 WS Championship.

        • LazerTown 3 years ago

          Matsuzaka was pretty good in his first few years. I don’t think that it was that he wasn’t good enough, but rather that the workload that he went through while he was in japan just wore him out.

    • Michael 3 years ago

      Interesting to see who/if Dice-K signs with, or if he even gets an offer. Maybe Seattle or Arizona. Twins? Whichever, he gets one year at minimum. Hope he saved his $$$.

  4. John Henry 3 years ago

    Why don’t the Red Sox give Dave Magadan a look he has been a great hitting coach and has been with the organization for a while… Much rather have him then Bogar.

  5. RFsnapple 3 years ago

    Andruw is a class act. I don’t know how much he has left but it was nice to see him still contribute something after the Dodgers debacle.

  6. John Henry 3 years ago

    @facebook-677389932:disqus What the Red Sox really should do is invest the money they saved by making the Dodgers trade into developing or prospects and scouting instead of spending big on the weak free agent market we have this year or by making desperation trades just to put us back in the division race next year. I think rebuilding our team so that we can be competitive for the 2014 season is the way to go, I think we can do this by getting rid of Ellsbury, Lackey, and Salty by trades allowing us to start players like De La Rosa, Lavarnway and Kalish giving them much needed experience. Then I think we should retain Ortiz and Ross on 2 year deals and sign Carlos Pena on a cheap 1 year deal {allowing us to sign Kendys Morales next year}. Finally I think we should consider Manny Acta, Dave Martinez, and Sandy Alomar as our replacement for Bobby V.

  7. slider32 3 years ago

    The panic moves of the GMs and front office have doomed the Sox!

  8. johnsilver 3 years ago

    So Boston fixes the mets catching issues, gives them a 24YO 3b under control for 6 more seasons, at least a back end and maybe #3 in Lackey for 3 more years. A top LH specialist they finally fixed in Miller controllable for 3 more years and Bard, controllable for 3 more years and can probably be fixed again to at least become a decent middle, if not late inning reliever for 3 1 season rentals. 1 (Bay) of no use 1 Santanna) always hurt and Wright wanting to get paid a fortune?

    Boston is trying to rebuild themselves, not rebuild the NYM.

  9. RFsnapple 3 years ago

    MLB 2k must be pretty good this year.

  10. John Henry 3 years ago

    I doubt any of those trades going through, especially the one where you said Iglesias, Nava, and Kalish for Justin Upton

  11. joana mendes 3 years ago

    that trade for Justin Upton will never go through. why on earth are we going to trade Will Middlebrooks when his the guy to man the 3rd for years to come.

  12. Why on earth would the Dbacks want garbage players like Iglesias (who shouldnt even be in bigs)Nava and Kalish? 2nd, they are overloaded at OF. You sound like a big time homer.

  13. lee57 3 years ago

    What? this sounds more in favor for the mets and the red sox get not much in return. We dont need wright, bay or santana. no need to spend money foolishly.

  14. Leonard Washington 3 years ago

    Thats a terrible trade for the Sox. As nice as Wright is he is a year from free agency and will be on a big deal where is MIddlebrooks has looked great and is younger and cheaper. In addition all the rest of that deal is terrible for us in so many ways I’m not wasting my time listing them. We have plenty of OF and I think Salty, MIller, Bard, and even Lackey would be more useful to us then Bay and Johan. Part 2: We could still sign Jacoby so unless we are totally out of contention or we get a great prospect haul for him its not happening. Part 3, if the Dbacks would take that deal (Kalish, Iglesias, Nava) it would be done already. But they won’t so its not happening, Upton will call for more than that. As for signing BJ Upton, that I would be ok with as long as it wasn’t a huge overpay because he isn’t a 100M player. As for Ortiz, I’ll say it again like I have the last 2 years……give him the 2 years he deserves it. He works hard and means alot to the team and its fans, get it done.

  15. Michael 3 years ago

    Sox would have more interest in Johnny Damon than Bay.

  16. dc21892 3 years ago

    So glad you’re not Cherington.

  17. WrigleyTerror37 3 years ago

    Sounds like a great 2k12/the show season!

  18. Slopeboy 3 years ago

    Please stop!!

    You’ve been trying to pedal this ludicrous proposal in various forms on several threads for the last two weeks, with nothing short of 125 no’s, as a response.
    Quit while you’re not too many miles behind, please!

  19. bigpat 3 years ago

    All I have to say

  20. Neither team would be rebuilding neither one. Thats a trade that wont improve anyone. Maybe Boston a little as they would get an All Star 3B but the Mets would just be receiving spare parts at best. Not gonna happen anyway

  21. start_wearing_purple
    start_wearing_purple 3 years ago

    …He has a yankees icon.

  22. Leonard Washington 3 years ago

    Totally agree albeit without bashing Iglesias who I think has more to offer as he grows. But yeah it will take a ton more to get Upton….obviously.

  23. Leonard Washington 3 years ago

    Not a single chance a single one of those trades ever happens…..ever.

  24. Crucisnh 3 years ago

    I agree with every part except re-signing Ellsbury. Not going to happen. He’s not worth the money that Boras will want. They should let him walk and save the money to make room for Jackie Bradley in 2014.

  25. slider32 3 years ago

    Yeh, he traded Reddick!

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