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  1. #16
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    Beltre and diekman for Swihart and 2 mid level pitchers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soxtober040713 View Post
    Beltre and diekman for Swihart and 2 mid level pitchers?
    We can't give up a catcher with one currently on the DL.

  3. #18
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    Does a deal for Moustakas and Butera for Blake Swihart and Sam Travis. That 4 years of Swihart and 5 years of Travis. Iíd like to get duffy in the deal to replace Pomeranz at years end. Maybe include a mid level SP. royals get 2 guys who could play every day from day 1. And a prospect by cutting Duffys salary and a rental in Moustakas.

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    I'm not particularly interested in Moustakas. Defensively he'd be an upgrade at 3B (Devers has lived down to his questionable minor-league reputation) but I've never been that impressed with him. I'd rather get Brandon Phillips up to game speed and see what we can do with the flexibility of Holt, Nunez, and Phillips. WAY less expensive.

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    There is another player on that Orioles team, however, that Red Sox fans should absolutely be eyeing every time he pitches. Zach Britton is clearly on the Red Sox' end-of-July short list.

    Acquiring Britton isn't going to break the Red Sox' minor-league talent pool bank, with the reliever heading into free agency after this season. Since coming back from injury June 12, the lefty has gotten progressively closer to the difference-maker that would seemingly fit nicely in the back of the Sox' bullpen. He has allowed just two hits while striking out four in his last five outings, including scoreless innings against the Yankees the last two days.

    MASNSports.com reported Tuesday night that there seems to be "definite interest" from the Red Sox regarding Britton, a notion that lines up with what has been coming from multiple sources over the past few weeks.

    Pitching for the second time in as many days, Britton topped out at 96 mph against the Yankees. The day before he could be found with the same velocity, carrying such movement on his fastball that all of the reliever's 15 pitches were heaters.
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    I'd love it if we walked away with Harvey or Wheeler and Britton. If you make those moves though we are definitely going to have to trim a bit of payroll somehow.

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    I would much prefer Wheeler to Harvey. Don't really care to acquire either, or at least don't want to give up anything substantial for them. Britton would be nice.

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    Mike Berardino
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    Among scouts here tonight for #mntwins-#Royals: #RedSox senior VP/BB Ops Frank Wren, who goes back to the #Expos days with Boston baseball czar Dave Dombrowski.

    Rumored interest in

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    Also might be interested in

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    Fiers looking like a possibility. Especially after being shut down by him. I can't imagine he'd be too pricey (IE: Not a top 10 spec.

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    Fiers is pitching over his head. He will get killed in the AL East. He gives up way too many home runs.
    "Just because the path is well beaten. That doesn't mean it's the right way to go"

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    Quote Originally Posted by JackB View Post
    Fiers is pitching over his head. He will get killed in the AL East. He gives up way too many home runs.
    That could be true. However, if the stories I have seen are true the Sox aren't targeting anyone who will cost them any significant prospects. I think they are looking fo an innings eater who at least has performed somewhat competently. IE: Fiers, Tyson Ross (Though he has been shaky as of late). If that is their goal, Fiers will probably at least be considered. He's pretty cheap, durable, and keeps his team in the game. If that can be had without giving up a top 10 prospect, it could be worse.

    Most of the SP supposedly available that won't cost a fortune (DeGrom, Thor, Archer, Hamels, Happ) will have some warts.

    Not saying he would be a top choice. Just a realistic one that wouldn't cost much in terms of prospects or dollars.

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    What does a deal for Thor look like? Chavis, Mata, Ockimey and Beeks? Is that too much or too little to give?

    Wheeler might just cost us a prospect and ideally I'd be ok with Chatham.

    I'm not sure what a deal for Britton will cost us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BGeer091 View Post
    What does a deal for Thor look like? Chavis, Mata, Ockimey and Beeks? Is that too much or too little to give?

    Wheeler might just cost us a prospect and ideally I'd be ok with Chatham.

    I'm not sure what a deal for Britton will cost us.
    Looks like Thor just hit the DL. I didn't read the details on what the problem is. However, with Thor there would be several teams interested and some of them would have much more to offer. Same for Britton. Not sure about Wheeler. I think he'd cost more than a Fiers but much less than a Archer or Happ. Besides.....I think the Mets would rather deal him to the Yankees rival than anyone else all things being equal.

    I think the Mets may have interest in a Dalbec as part of a package seeing as they are lacking in offensive prospects. Same goes for the Tigers on Fiers (not as a package but maybe straight up?)
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    On top of the Happ option, the Sox have two more pitchers on the wish list, according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe. The Sox could be interested in Texas Rangers lefty Cole Hamels and Miami Marlins righty Dan Straily. The 34-year-old Hamels will likely be moved before the deadline and Cafardo says the Red Sox are a team that could "possibly" have interest in acquiring the 2008 World Series champion. Hamels is 5-8 with a 4.36 ERA this season.

    The 29-year-old Straily is 4-4 in 15 starts for the Marlins this year, posting a 4.02 ERA.

    The Red Sox will be looking for bullpen help as well.

    With Manny Machado out of Baltimore, all eyes have shifted on to closer Zach Britton. MASNís Roch Kubato reported that the Dodgers have been in talks regarding Britton, but the Sox, Cubs and Astros have all been more active. On top of that, ESPNís Buster Olney has reported that the Orioles are seeking a return for Britton similar to what the Royals received for reliever Kelvin Herrera. The Nationals traded three prospects for Herrera last month yet none were among the Natís best arms in the farm system.
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