With the Minnesota Twins insisting on center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury in any trade for pitcher Johan Santana, the Red Sox have altered their offer and have told the Twins they are willing to include the outfielder.But sources say the Red Sox have also told the Twins they will not trade left-handed pitcher Jon Lester and Ellsbury together in the package they are offering.Link
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With the Yankees’ upgraded offer for Twins left-hander Johan Santana now on the table Saturday morning, Yankees’ officials are confident that they will sign Santana if a deal is worked out. And the club’s internal plan, if center fielder Melky Cabrera is included in the trade, is to switch veteran Johnny Damon from left field back to center field.
The Twins continue to discuss possible deals from other teams, including the Dodgers and Mariners, and they are scheduled to speak with the Red Sox on Saturday afternoon. Boston’s offer on the table is for pitcher Jon Lester, center fielder Coco Crisp and minor league infielder Jed Lowrie, and a fourth player — a minor league pitcher — is to be determined. The Twins want the Red Sox to add either center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury or pitcher Clay Buchholz to the deal, and there are indications that if they do, that offer is what Minnesota will prefer
“If we’re seen going in there or coming out, I’m sure there’s going to be ‘A-Rod, Red Sox’ on the front page of ESPN.com, but I wouldn’t fall into that trap,” Epstein said, according to the Boston Herald. “We always talk to Scott. We’re not scheduling a meeting with Scott to talk about Alex. I’m just checking in with Scott.”
Boras told The Boston Globe the meeting was a chance for him to make the same pitch he had made the New York Mets and the Los Angeles Angels a day earlier about A-Rod, complete with revenue projections. He said the meeting lasted more than an hour.
But Boras noted he was also touching base with the Red Sox about his other clients on the roster, including catcher Jason Varitek and releiver Eric Gagne.
“We went over all of our client list with them,” said Boras last night. “I’ll let them talk about the four-letter word [A-Rod].”
Curt Schilling and the Boston Red Sox have reached an agreement on a one-year deal worth about $8 million in base salary and another $2 million in potential incentives, ESPN The Magazine’s Buster Olney reports.
The legend of Babe Ruth haunted New England for 86 years. The Curse of Doug Mientkiewicz? Three. Behind pitching as timely as its hitting, Boston captured another World Series.
Ok, still 2 games left, but this is how its going. Better than Game 1 at least. Back to Colorado Saturday Night for Game 3Summary via ESPN
First Giuliani…now A-Rod. You know New Yorker’s aren’t happy today…via NY Times
“…But perhaps the most intriguing player in the A-Rod sweepstakes would be the Red Sox. One reason is that A-Rod’s agent, Scott Boras, has worked closely with the Red Sox over the past year. He put Daisuke Matsuzaka in Fenway Park and perhaps more significantly, Boras got another client, outfielder J.D. Drew, to opt out of his contract with the Dodgers. Where did he end up? Boston, for five years and $70 million. The road map is there. “