I for one wouldn’t want to part with Cespedes. I would rather send more minor leaguers and prospects. I like the idea of Cespedes in the line up for the Red Sox. Having Cespedes, Stanton, Napoli, and Ortiz in the line up would be incredible to watch. -
Boston has been linked to Miami's right fielder in the past, and The Boston Herald reported on Monday the Red Sox have the depth necessary to get a deal done if Stanton does not want to remain with the Marlins.
Stanton should dwarf that haul, bringing a gold mine in low-cost talent, and no team is better positioned to make a run than the Red Sox.
Their minor league system, despite the struggles of Xander Bogaerts and Jackie Bradley Jr., remains robust. The Red Sox are blessed with eight blue-chip starting pitching prospects — as many as any club in the game — that could form the foundation of a deal. And they boast an inventory of big league talent that could interest the Marlins, as well.
Should the Marlins sense Stanton does not have a desire to work things out, a trade will likely be inevitable.
While Boston does have a significant amount of pitching depth and the Marlins are known to always be looking to add an arm, Miami has a significant amount of arms in its minor league system. A young rotation features (an eventually healthy) Jose Fernandez, Nathan Eovaldi, Henderson Alvarez, Jarred Cosart, and Tom Koehler, and Miami has prospects such as Adam Conley, Andrew Heaney, and Justin Nicolino who could be ready for major league action moving forward.
In a deal with any team, including the Red Sox, the Marlins could seek middle infield depth as well as corner infield prospects. Garrett Jones and Casey McGehee are both veterans, and the Marlins traded prospect Colin Moran to Houston last month.
The Herald also noted Yoenis Cespedes could be included in a deal for Stanton, although adding the outfielder the organization once sought may not be strategic considering he is eligible to become a free agent after the 2015 season.
Cespedes could be piece of a deal for Stanton, joined by any number of youngsters, from Gold Glove-caliber center fielder Bradley to minor-league hit machine Mookie Betts, to Blake Swihart, who might be the best catching prospect in the game. Even if the Red Sox insisted on keeping Bogaerts — and he’s maybe the only untouchable player in their system — they have the pieces to make an overwhelming offer.
There’s left-handers Henry Owens and Brian Johnson, right-handers Anthony Ranaudo and Matt Barnes, as well as the righties in the big leagues this year — Rubby De La Rosa, Allen Webster and Brandon Workman.
General Manager Dan Jennings and Miami's front office have made it clear they do not want to trade Stanton, who will likely demand a contract in the $200 million range. While Stanton may not be moved, if talks do not progress, the Red Sox likely have the pieces to get a deal done. -
By Scott Gelman -Fish Stripes, a Miami Marlins community
There were no conditions set last year and they'll be none this year either. - nono.gif
See, whenever I propose a bet, your sack runs away and hides every time! Well your tactics won't work even if you wet yourself . . .
Last edited by KenFougere; 08-29-2014 at 10:03 PM.
I didn't say I wouldn't take the bet... I was just pointing out the inequity.
The Yankees started what was viewed as a vital nine-game homestand with a drubbing at the hands of the rival Red Sox. And for those living in the real world, that is it for the storied $200 million-plus team, at least for the 2014 season.
NEW YORK (AP) For a team languishing in last place, the future looks awfully bright in Boston.
Xander Bogaerts homered among his four hits and fellow rookie Mookie Betts also went deep during a big night at the plate to power the Red Sox past the New York Yankees 9-4 on Tuesday.
The 21-year-old Bogaerts drove in two runs and finished a triple short of the cycle. He and Betts, born six days apart in October 1992, became the first pair of Red Sox rookies to homer at Yankee Stadium in the same game since Dick Gernert and Faye Throneberry on Aug. 9, 1952.
''This season definitely has not been the way that we all wanted, we all expected it to be. But there's a lot of talent coming up and hopefully we can blend in together and have a good future,'' Bogaerts said.
Daniel Nava hit a three-run shot and Yoenis Cespedes tripled, doubled and singled to back Joe Kelly's first win with Boston.
Betts had three hits and slumping Mike Napoli added two sacrifice flies for the defending World Series champions, who have won eight of 11 on the road.
If Stephen Drew keeps it up he has an outside chance at batting under .100 for the Yankees! An 0 for 31 stretch should just about do it for him. Nice touch inserting him as the DH today. It tells the September call ups on the bench that they are just about worthless.
"He's tougher than a railroad sandwich."
"You'se Got The Eye Of An Eagle."
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