The Red Sox have outrighted utilityman Jose Peraza, outfielder Cesar Puello and right-hander Dylan Covey off their roster, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com tweets. Peraza and Puello have elected free agency.
Peraza, the most notable member of the trio, was one of Boston’s only guaranteed signings during a quiet winter of acquisitions last offseason. But after the club inked the ex-Dodger/Red to a $3MM contract, Peraza could only manage a .225/.275/.342 line with one home run in 120 plate appearances. Defensively, the 26-year-old spent most of the season at second base, though he does have experience all over the diamond.
Meanwhile, neither Puello nor Covey received much playing time with the Red Sox in 2020. Puello totaled 11 plate appearances after signing a minors pact before the season, while Covey – whom the Red Sox acquired from the Rays in July – tossed 14 innings and surrendered 11 earned runs.
Rough day for those guys. Got outrighted from two teams in one article. Ha ha. Seriously though, know it’s a typo, but you have Royals instead of Sox in the opening sentence.
Cleaning house before the new manager gets named. I’m glad Perazza goes down he was a nightmare in the field n at the plate.
Pasha2k – this is the first time EVER that I have read that you are glad to be rid of someone, and I agree Peraza needed to go as long as they do not bring back Brockstar.
Justin Turners a moron and now Manfred can sit on his hands and do nothing as far as punishment goes. Any one wanna bet at least 10 more people will test positive now
You probably didn’t notice, but you commented on the wrong article.
They aren’t allowing comments on that thread, and a man’s gotta vent somewhere!
Agree that Justin Turner acted selfishly. Now it’s up to MLB to decide since he’s a free-agent-to-be.
OK, makes sense.
Then ignore my previous post, everyone.
BTW, I agree, very selfish on Turner’s part. Curious to see if Manfred doles out any punishment. Remember when we all thought any idiot could do a better job than Selig as commish? Manfred sure proved us wrong.
He’s 36 on opening day, and finally got his chip, I bet he retires
Suspend the dude big time. Can’t get much worse without doing something criminal than what he did on a level far bigger than baseball. Considering his actions were deliberate, if someone on the field gets the virus, it could be.
He’s a ginger. Can’t get much worse that that.
I still can’t believe he was running around without a mask on after finding out he was COVID positive. He’s holding the trophy (and then passing to teammates), taking a team photo, sitting 2 feet away from his manager and worst of all, kissing his wife on the lips! I can see him wanting to experience the celebration, but he should have done so either from the dugout or socially distanced on the field with his mask on full time. Completely disgraceful the way he acted with reckless abandon. It will be interesting to see when the Dodgers are allowed to leave Texas. He might have stranded them there for another week. He definitely deserves some type of big fine and suspension.
Yeah, its not like everyone celebrating were the teammates he had been quarantined with and playing baseball with everyday, and had already been exposed to him. These were people that had been separated from him for almost 2 innings! How dare he put them at increased risk!
Your a fool. You think everyone on the field then had been previously exposed? You think if you’re exposed but don’t get it, you can’t still get it from that same person from a subsequent exposure. The man was just tested and found to be positive. He should have been in isolation. Period.
Turner will be fine, just like 99.5% of the people that test positive.
Look at that, a Dylan Covey sighting. I thought his numbers with the White Sox were bad. Wow, 11 ER in 14 IP.
Obviously a change of scenery didn’t fix the problem.
Small sample size but imagine a larger sample…
I do not want to imagine a larger sample size as I might have nightmares….lol. Good one looie
When I see your name I want to sleep but not if a large sample size will be in my dreams. Seriously, we voice our opinions like it’s easy. At least he’s living his dream.
Yes, it is a very tough dream as most players receive a signing bonus and a very small salary. Most never make the mlb and the $560,000 minimum. Many toil for up to a decade like that although most wash out in three to four years. Soxprospect.com under the draft tab shows 38 years of draft history, and it is amazing how few players even make it to the mlb.
8 down and at least 5 more to come. The Sox need to clear 13 spots from their 40 man roster to add their (6) Rule 5 eligible players and (7) players on the 60 day IL. I wonder if this is finally the year that Pedroia agrees to retire and take a buy-out. That would certainly help Boston this year. I’m guessing the Red Sox end up churning 15 players off their 40 man roster this year. Bloom loves tinkering at the bottom of the talent pool.
Word is that Pedey has gotten work cleaning fine wooden furniture in older houses.
Can’t shed Peddy’s remaining money. He and Price will cost us $29.75M reducing our available money under the cap from $210M to $180.25. FYI.. Peddy’s contract also includes $2M (4 years) and $2.5M (4 years) over the next 8 years but it’s included in his $13.75M AAV.
Price’s $16M for nothing really hurts available spending that’s why buy downs are financial suicide. Alternative choices for dumping Price would have been much better, even if it cost us some guys like Wong and Downs. I’d rather have the $48M than those two. Their chance of adding $48M of value is very, very low.
Randy Red Sox
Not to mention that if Downs was 1/2 the prospect they are selling us we would not have wasted our 2019 1st rd pick on a #100 ranked 2B
No team was going to take Price and pay his entire $32,000,000! The alternative was to keep him the last three years and be over the CBT or buy down the salary and trade him.
Yes buy downs suck !!!!!!
It’s easy to say now and even back then that nobody pays that much for Price but if Price pitches well in 2021 then with only $64M left he becomes more marketable or he helps us win while Sale is out. We had no rush to get under the luxury tax if we weren’t going to exceed it and it appears that we won’t be exceeding it any time soon, so a $10M luxury tax cost in 2020 to buy time to not pay $48M to watch Price play elsewhere makes sense. It’s a big savings if you can move him or he’s healthy and plays.
The potential for him to play in 2021 and 2022 is worth the $48M we are wasting having him play for LAD. There is NEVER a financial justification for reducing your available money under the cap. Why? Because only two scenarios can exist.
Under scenario one the plan is to exceed the cap in 2021 so we get under in 2020 reducing the penalty from 50% to 20% meaning there is a 30% reduction of cost in 2021 for money spent over $210M. If we spend $32M over the limit (Price’s salary) or $242M then by getting under the cap we saved $9.6M. THINK ABOUT THAT, a $32M overage saves us $9.6M but we chose to pay the Dodgers $16M to not pay the $9.6M in taxes. Somebody needs to fire their financial team. Yes, keeping Price was $6.4M a year less expensive than what we did!!
Under scenario 2 we have no intention of going over the cap in 2021, then why rush and give up star players? If 2020 payroll is $228M or less the worst case scenario is $10M in luxury tax paid one time in 2020. So, once again, is it worse to pay one $10M luxury tax fee or three $16M fees? It makes absolutely no sense to do the Price deal under this scenario either.
In addition, since when does it make sense to rebuild with a team in their PRIME? Most good organizations simply retool which means not shedding your best player or committing financial suicide with your second best pitcher..
In the end, Price’s salary was above his expected performance BUT it was less expensive to keep him than to do the deal we did. Even assuming we will exceed the luxury tax it still makes more sense to keep Price rather than paying $16M a year for 3 years. And, if we stretch out the time to get under the luxury tax to two years rather than one we pay $10M one time not $16M three times. No matter how you do the financials, the Price part of the deal was a disaster. Ownership screwed up again. That seems to be the common theme ever since they departed with DD.
You do know it’s not just $ that you get penalized on for exceeding the cap… you also start to get draft pick selections docked, lose weight international spending pool $ and take HUGE hits on what you get back for losing a guy on a QO or what you have to give up to sign a guy with a QO. It was BEYOND Necessary for the Sox to get below the luxury tax line this past season and thank God they did… for one thing they’re not going to have the highest 1st round pick they’ve had for decades — had they not gotten below the luxury tax line it wouldve been docked back 10 spots and they’d be looking a mid-round selection instead of a potential star selection in the top 5… and that’s just the beginning of the advantages of getting under the tax line.
Jeff-great explanation of why getting under CBT was necessary! A trade with SD would not reach that goal. LA rescued the RS in 2012 and again in 2020.
Jeff your incorrect about everything you said. The penalties you are discussing happen after the $248M threshold in 2020. That is the critical third threshold when penalties occur and they are minimal. 10 spots in the draft but if we had the fourth pick it would have been moved back a full round so in round 2 our pick would have moved from 4 to 14th. Not much of a penalty either way but there was no way we would have exceeded the $248M threshold.
You really need to read the CBA from 2016 to better understand how things work.
ZZ – A trade with SD or any team would have helped our money situation but none of it was necessary as I explained. That may be ownership rhetoric but it’s not true. Read the CBA. The Dodgers basically were given things and we have no explanation why. There was no luxury tax issue. We’ll never know whether Mookie refused anything or whether ownership offended him or his family. We just gave away the 2nd best player in baseball for no reason then doubled down on the mistake by costing the Red Sox even more money with the Price deal. Those are the facts.
Read the CBA, you don’t have to believe me. It’s states quite clearly what the penalty level is for moving draft picks back and international money. Nothing written by Jeff is accurate based on the 2016 CBA.
Let me know if you can’t access it. I have a copy on my computer and I can cut and paste the statements if you doubt what I’m saying.
On the bright side Price had a higher trade value than Pablo Sandoval, Hanley Ramirez, and Rusney Castillo…….lol lol lol
If Betts wanted to stay in Boston he would have made it happen like Bogaerts did. He did not want to stay. END OF STORY
Mookie Betts is gone….get over it !!!!!
Look you have some serious issues. We all know Betts is gone and it was the worst act by the Red Sox in 100 years. Why do you keep beating a dead horse?
We’ll never know the truth. It’s not what you say it is. Heck, most of your comments haven’t even been researched, they just spew forward with angst. Show a little maturity. I’m sorry you don’t know how the CBA works. That’s not my fault, it’s your fault. So get over it and stop whining at me.
Kd17 – king of your little universe
I understand your sentiment with Pedroia, but they cannot offer a “buyout”. The Player’s Association would never allow it. They’re stuck paying it and there is no way to renegotiate it other than to extend him.
Trade Pedroia to the Orioles for Davis. Lol
Running list of transactions:
Tapia – Seattle
Kickham – FA
Godley – FA
Triggs – FA
Lin – accepted AAA assignment
Leyer – accepted AAA assignment
Peraza – FA
Puello – FA
Covey – assume he accepted AAA as article does not mention he became FA
Another 6 to 7 should be added shortly….
Peraza was a bust. Either sign a 2B (Cesar Hernandez, Tommy La Stella) or let Chavis have the job
Randy Red Sox
Bloom will sign the cheapest 2B option there is
Based on how Chavis has looked at 2B that would not be a good idea. The metrics support that he’s been well below average as well. Imagine how terrible that infield defense would be with Chavis at 2B and Devers at 3B. Bogaerts has only been league average as well. Red Sox pitchers need all the help they can get, not a swiss cheese infield.
More to my point was that if they are going to waist money and roster space on another Peraza than they may as well let Chavis play.
IMO Chavis gets thrown into a trade as a complimentary piece and is with another team next season.
All of the following have no options, so even if they were to stay on the 40-man would be exposed to waivers if they did not make the 25 man. My guess is 1 or 2 may be traded or waived.
The obvious goners from the 40- man are:
Peraza was terrible from the start. Never lived up to hype and took over for a popular Holt who should have been asked to come back. Bad move by Bloom.
Jose was once the Braves top prospect in (at the time) a solid farm system. Boy was that a big miss in evaluation. Wouldn’t mind seeing the Braves take a chance on him, but not on a major league deal. :/ … could you imagine Braves fans, Jose being at 2B instead of Ozzie …
Great example of why nobody should pay attention to the top 100 prospect lists or any prospect lists for that matter. Remember, Mookie first hit the top 100 AFTER he was playing for the Red Sox not as a minor league player. Lists are always political. Baseball skills are not easy to predict.
Our farm system rating the last couple of years has been very misleading. We produced value for the major league club and that’s the true value of a farm system but the rating gives us no credit for that. Our farm system jumped when Houck did well. He’s the same guy he was before the jump and he’ll be the same guy in a year so how relevant is the rating? Not at all.
If Houck starts in 2021 and does well and Downs struggles at AA in 2021, which one should have been #40?
Kiddy17- more diarrhea