Red Sox News Links, Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Winter Meetings, Lowell, Francona, Varitek, Buchholz...
Posted 09 December 2008 - 11:17 AM
Amalie Benjamin - Sox are quiet in Vegas; GM not expecting stay to be fruitful
Nick Cafardo - On Baseball: Batting things around; Teams make contact, but no big hits yet
Amalie Benjamin - He'll operate just as he is; Risks on surgery dissuade Francona
Tony Massarotti - And another thing ...
Nick Cafardo - A few things heard
Tony Massarotti - Pettitte among numerous options for Sox
Tony Massarotti - Epstein: Set expectations low
Tony Massarotti - At the moment, business is slow
Chad Finn - Money pitcher
Janie McCauley, AP - Rangers trade C Laird to Tigers for 2 pitchers
Ben Walker, AP - Former 2B Joe Gordon elected to Hall by vets panel
Posted 09 December 2008 - 11:28 AM
Michael Silverman and Sean McAdam - Red Sox, CC Sabathia talk shop
Michael Silverman - Whatís next for Jason Varitek? Scott Boras believes teams interested
Michael Silverman - Vegas tries to cover bases
Sean McAdam - Red Sox Beat: Red Sox club prefers slow cooker to hot stove; Mark Teixeira an important ingredient
LA: Itís not all Manny Ramirez
Sean McAdam - Luis Tiant snubbed in Hall voting
Joe Posnanski, McClatchy Newspapers - Baseball will miss its quiet legend, Greg Maddux
Posted 09 December 2008 - 11:36 AM
Posted 09 December 2008 - 03:55 PM
Joe McDonald - Second Tuesday afternoon update: Epstein says Red Sox 'value [Buchholz] tremendously'
LAS VEGAS -- If the Texas Rangers want Clay Buchholz, he won't come cheap.
When told this afternoon that Texas team president Nolan Ryan had said he was interested in Buchholz, Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein responded: "I'm sure he is."
Epstein then let it be known that Buchholz -- despite his off-year in 2008 -- is still considered a valuable piece of Red Sox property.
"In our minds, he's a top-of-the-rotation starter who we control [contractually] for six years," said Epstein. "He's very high-priced, and we value him tremendously."
When asked if he's had a chance to scout Buchholz, who's a Texas native, Ryan quickly answered: "Oh, yeah. I think he's a real talent. Obviously being a Texas kid we think will look really good in a Texas uniform."
Joe McDonald - Tuesday afternoon update: Sox talking to Burnett