AL East Links: Orioles, Red Sox, Sizemore, Yankees

The Blue Jays have pulled off a trade, a signing, and a DFA today, all before lunch time where the GM Meetings are being held in California. Here's the latest from the AL East…


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36 Comments on "AL East Links: Orioles, Red Sox, Sizemore, Yankees"


start_wearing_purple
start_wearing_purple
2 years 8 months ago

I think today officially established that the Red Sox are talking to everyone.

dc21892
2 years 8 months ago

And in a way, that’s a huge plus. It seems like last year we weren’t talking to anyone. But, Cherington also has a manager in place this time around and doesn’t have to be doing that while every other GM is laying ground work on potential deals.

start_wearing_purple
start_wearing_purple
2 years 8 months ago

I have no problem with that, just an observation.

dc21892
2 years 8 months ago

As is mine lol

johnsilver
2 years 8 months ago

Think Fujikawa could be an excellent influence on Tazawa, even though Fujikawa himself would probably just be a middle inning person himself from the couple of reports have found on him and how what he has now would translate to MLB.

LazerTown
2 years 8 months ago

I think it’s easier with the situation there is now. The team isn’t fully expected to compete, so he can go out there and find some big-risk big-potential players. Sizemore if healthy could be a very good signing. They sign some these guys and hope they get some value back.

dc21892
2 years 8 months ago

I like the idea of the Japanese righty. Also, Tino Martinez for hitting coach? Who wouldn’t like that…?

Mike H
2 years 8 months ago

Yankee fans..

dc21892
2 years 8 months ago

Yeah, true. Similar to last year when David Cone was rumored as pitching coach. Oh well. Honestly, I’m a Sox fan and I have no problem bringing in an ex Yankee. Obviously, we have know idea how good a hitting coach or bad a hitting coach he will be, but with his track record you have to expect he has plenty of knowledge to use toward helping this team.

start_wearing_purple
start_wearing_purple
2 years 8 months ago

Not really. Martinez was an icon for the yanks, Cone was just another solid addition.

dc21892
2 years 8 months ago

But if I remember correctly it struck a cord with Yankee fans.

MB923
2 years 8 months ago

Not for many. Cone was 37 or 38 when he left the Yankees, and he actually signed with Boston after the Yankees had signed Mussina. Cone had a miserable year in 2000 with the Yankees and at his age we knew he was all but done

Won’t forget that near perfect game match when they faced head to head and Carl bleeping Everett of all players ends it.

LazerTown
2 years 8 months ago

He was great for the Yanks, but I hope the best for the guy. Unless your willing to bring the guy into your organization you really can’t be all that upset if he signs somewhere else.

2 years 8 months ago

Tino Martinez would be a great fit imo.

NYPOTENCE
2 years 8 months ago

Think Kuroda would excel in Boston but I’m pretty sure he is either re-signing with the Yanks or heading back to Japan.

Jim Low
2 years 8 months ago

Considering Peter Angelos is a billionaire and the revenue he got from the Orioles/Nationals on Masn…. I am sure he could afford Hamilton

Lefty_Orioles_Fan
Lefty_Orioles_Fan
2 years 8 months ago

When Angelos wins a case, he gets installment payments. He doesn’t get lump sums. So my recommendation now is to merge with JG Wentworth and therefore the Orioles could live by the motto: It’s your money, use it when YOU need it!
Then and only then could the Orioles afford

Josh Hamilton
Nick Swisher
Dan Haren

I am telling you though, either Angelos has no money (poor cash flow) or he simply does not want to spend it. All the apologists are out there in full force trying to pour cold water on this free agency period.

LazerTown
2 years 8 months ago

You don’t usually become a billionaire by being extremely foolish with your money. It is a mindset.

Guest
2 years 8 months ago

so the only news we get about the yankees is they have gaping holes to fill but still staying with the 189 million dollar mark??? oh and joba leaves his agency. ok??

how about this then….stop shopping for other players bring up Melky Mesa there you go there is our every day RF. surely he cant do no worst then granderson or swisher.

ARod's Ring
2 years 8 months ago

“surely he cant do no worst then granderson or swisher.”

I sure hope this is sarcasm.

Guest
2 years 8 months ago

actually its not. i would trade grandersons 40 HR’s for a .280+ avg and less strikeouts any day. ill be happy with gardner in CF and Granderson gone. and siwsher dont even have to worry about, he is not coming back. Melky Mesa in RF Gardner in CF and Ichiro in LF ill take that.

dc21892
2 years 8 months ago

And a declining Tex/ARod will sure up the middle of that lineup no problem huh? Robbie Cano can’t do it alone.

stl_cards16
2 years 8 months ago

That is a below average MLB outfield. That should not be acceptable to Yankee fans with the amount of money that team has.

gemmatmorrow
2 years 8 months ago

Chris Dickerson definitely has dibs over Melky Mesa.

$10098695
2 years 8 months ago

For crying out loud! The Sox are looking at a 32 year old pitcher with 10 years on his arm and Grady Sizemore, who has a permanent residence the local hospital? Why don’t they just see if Babe Ruth or Cy Young can be reanimated? They need to give their minor leaguers a chance to play. C’mon man!

Lefty_Orioles_Fan
Lefty_Orioles_Fan
2 years 8 months ago

You live up to your name, Angry Bruin! :p

MB923
2 years 8 months ago

Tino just signed with the Marlins

jmcbosox
2 years 8 months ago

damn, you beat me to it.

Lefty_Orioles_Fan
Lefty_Orioles_Fan
2 years 8 months ago

I wasn’t going to add to this but I figured what the hey.
I just googled it and according to one news source it happened 9 minutes ago. What took you guys so long? :p

MB923
2 years 8 months ago

They still haven’t put it up. I hope MLBTR and ESPN did not switch baseball staffs for a day!!

JacobyWanKenobi
2 years 8 months ago

As a player or a coach? :p

The_Unnatural
2 years 8 months ago

According to the experts, that just leaves the Mariners as the only finalist left to sign Hamilton.

Chioakcisco
2 years 8 months ago

A player who religiously swears off drugs and alcohol going to a state with legal marijuana and arguably the best microbrews in America? What a perfect match.

2 years 8 months ago

Sizemore is a younger J.D Drew.He has a bad dream and can’t play for 3 weeks.Bad idea.

ColonelBoston
2 years 8 months ago

JD Drew was indifferent about the game & rarely, if ever, showed any passion on the field. Sizemore plays balls to the wall, he’s just an egg. Bad, bad, very bad comparison.

ColonelBoston
2 years 8 months ago

Good, sign Sizemore…. then Jacoby will have someone to hang out with on the DL…