Hunter Golden peels back the complexities of this year’s market for starting pitching and makes a shameless plug for the player he’d most like to sign.
Predicting where the top 10 free agents end up.
Hunter Golden takes a look at four starters who the Red Sox may be able to sign to a one-year deal.
Facing the final year of his contract, many are suggesting that the Red Sox trade Jacoby Ellsbury. Hunter Golden examines his market and identifies some players the Red Sox may be able to get in return.
If the Red Sox are going to have any hope of making the playoffs next season, the starting pitchers must step up their game. That likely means adding one.
With credible rumors swirling over Fenway, it’s finally time to examine potential trade partners for Youk.
The Advanced Scout wipes the juice from his Italian beef off of his keyboard and analyzes the Chicago White Sox.
Let’s take a whirl throughout the rumors in baseball and see what’s going on…
In Milwaukee, Doug Melvin picked up Mike Cameron’s option, but the Yankees have now come calling — presumably dangling Melky Cabrera and Ian Kennedy. With Alex Rodriguez being solicited for advice on Cameron and rumblings that the Yankees might sign second baseman Orlando Hudson and move him to centerfield, you can expect to see a new centerfielder roaming the new Yankee Stadium next year.
A back of the rotation starter is being looked at so Clay Buchholz isn’t handed the job in spring training. Paul Byrd could return.
Bill James has come out with his new handbook for 2009, and in the handbook are the early statistical projections for players next year. This may be especially significant in the case of the Red Sox, as James has a vast amount of knowledge of players in the Red Sox system due to being employed by the team.
The Boston Herald and Boston Globe have both reported rumors in the past day or two regarding some intriguing starting pitchers. Jake Peavy of San Diego is available, although he will probably cost a Johan Santana-tyle ransom to pry from the West Coast. Derek Lowe, of LA and 2004 fame here in the Hub, has stated the Red Sox are his first choice.