Well, now that the award season is over, time to get back to the hot stove, which hasn’t really flared up yet. Let’s get those matches ready, shall we?
- While the Red Sox’s method for rebuilding was great, it’s not something every team can do. This team was something only Boston could’ve created. (Red Sox’ method won’t work for every team)
- Despite the price of signing free agents that have declined a qualifying offer, teams seem to be undeterred in going after those players. (Qualifying offers don’t seem to be impacting market for free agents)
- The market on Jacoby Ellsbury hasn’t shrunk one bit. His agent, the infamous Scott Boras, said that there’s plenty of teams wanting his services. (Boras: Plenty of suitors for Ellsbury)
- After a good, 2013, Mike Napoli‘s enjoying a good market for himself, and his agent couldn’t be happier to talk about his renewed career. (Mike Napoli’s Agent Brian Grieper Takes Stock Of Client’s Free Agent Foray)
- Well, it’s not impossible, but the possibility that Stephen Drew comes back to the Red Sox is becoming smaller and smaller by the second. (Drew could still be back with Sox)
- One free agent who the Sox should consider is outfielder Chris Young. He’d be inexpensive, a very solid bench bat, and at worse, a platoon mate for JBJ. (Red Sox consider Young an Ellsbury fallback plan)
- Personally, I’d prefer Trout, but both these guys had ridiculous seasons, and that fact shouldn’t be up for debate. (Trout? Cabrera? Doesn’t matter much. They both had MVP seasons)
The MVP happened? I’d have voted for Trout again. Also, kinda surprised how well Pedroia placed.
— Tim Britton (@TimBritton) November 15, 2013