Winter Meetings Day 2
Still no moves from the Red Sox, just plenty of chatter? Are the Red Sox interested in A.J. Burnett? Sure they are. But will they offer him five years? I don’t think so. I think the Braves remain the likeliest landing spot for the electric righty with a history of injuries.
Mark Teixeira? Industry scuttlebutt still has the Red Sox as the most likely suitor, but it doesn’t appear an offer has been made yet.
CC Sabathia? He still wants to go West and is still sitting on a mammoth offer from the Yankees that isn’t likely to be duplicated anywhere else.
Nolan Ryan mentioned earlier today to a couple of media members how much he would love to have Clay Buchholz, referring to him as “A Texas kid”. But don’t expect the Red Sox to trade the righty, who could emerge into an ace at some point.
The Orioles traded Ramon Hernandez to the Reds, scratching off yet another landing spot for Jason Varitek. By the way, the Red Sox were not players for Hernandez, he was, at best, a fallback option.
And the Red Sox still can’t find a catching fit on the trade market. Alex Speier of WEEI.com fame reports that the Sox rejected an offer from the Diamondbacks of Miguel Montero for Michael Bowden.