Heard on WEEI this morning there may be an SI article about the Sox attempted to talk to Florida involving a deal for Hanley and Florida saying the deal would start with Ellsbury and Buckholz. Anybody else heard anything about this or think something like this could happen? Just something I just heard and thought it might be an interesting topic.
The Red Sox made a play to re-acquire Marlins superstar Hanley Ramirez after losing out to the rival Yankees for star free agent Mark Teixeira, league sources tell SI.com. But while the Marlins listened to Boston's overtures, Florida isn't anxious to trade its best player, and talks apparently have been aborted after no agreement could be reached.
The Marlins were said to be most interested in a center fielder, and discussions apparently centered on Boston's promising youngster Jacoby Ellsbury, talented pitching prospect Clay Buchholz and others in a package for Ramirez, who began in Boston's organization.
Though the Red Sox can't quite match the Yankees dollar for dollar, Boston is willing to think creatively to try to enhance its offense. While the cost-conscious Marlins listened to Boston's proposals, Florida would need to be overwhelmed to consider dealing Ramirez, who's considered one of the best young offensive players in the game. Since Boston is said to be happy with Jed Lowrie at shortstop, it's possible the Red Sox might have considered using Ramirez in center field.
The Marlins have actually thought about moving Hanley to OF (probably LF), but don't think it'll be in their best interests since Hanley is comfortable at SS. He has flashed the leather before, but he just doesn't do it consistently.
Yeah, and maybe the Yankees will trade ARod and 95% of his salary to the Cubs for Pie and Samardzija. Red Sox fans, get over it. There's no way in hell this would actually happen, ever. You can't just flip a couple decent prospects for one of the best players in the game, no matter how much you regret trading him in the first place. Maybe Price+Wieters+Maybin, if the Sox had them.
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Neato Torpedo wrote:Yeah, and maybe the Yankees will trade ARod and 95% of his salary to the Cubs for Pie and Samardzija. Red Sox fans, get over it. There's no way in hell this would actually happen, ever. You can't just flip a couple decent prospects for one of the best players in the game, no matter how much you regret trading him in the first place. Maybe Price+Wieters+Maybin, if the Sox had them.
I wouldn't call Buchholz, Bowden, Ellsbury, or Lars Anderson just "decent."
They could have had Johan Santana for less than that package and refused.
To get Hanley would however empty the farm system and thus will not go forward.
I am sure that was just one of those calls that occurs and goes no where. Most such conversations never become public.
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