Boston Red Sox Boston Red Sox Rumor: Team Reportedly Scouting Jose Quintana Share Tweet Published 8 months ago on May 18, 2017 By Tanner Rebelo Boston Red Sox Rumor: Team Reportedly Scouting White Sox Pitcher Jose Quintana And Other Players Recently There is a Boston Red Sox rumor that is starting to gain traction and it is in relation to getting more starting pitching depth at the major league level. According to Bruce Levine of CBS Chicago, the Red Sox have been scouting White Sox starting pitcher Jose Quintana “and other White Sox player” recently. The Nationals and Red Sox have had some of their top talent evaluators watching Quintana and other White Sox players recently. The Red Sox figure to be evaluating Frazier too, as they’re used five players at third base this season. Despite a subpar season, Frazier could provide stability for a team. Quintana has made 8 starts this season, and he’s got an ERA of 4.38, a 4.22 FIP, and a 1.42 WHIP. Not great, but, over the last four seasons he has been averaging 204 innings with a 3.35 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP. Quintana would take a fairly big name prospect. For example it would be a Rafael Devers, Jason Groome, or Sam Travis. Given the pillaging that has been going on in the farm system this is not something the Boston Red Sox should be doing. The other player Levine could be talking about might be third basemen Todd Frazier. Frazier is hitting .187, .609 OPS, with 6 doubles and 3 home runs. That is a Pablo Sandoval type of stat line, in face Sandoval could product more than that, so why bother? Since the start of the 2016 season to now, the Boston Red Sox have the worst offensive production by OPS in the entire league with .238 with a .668 OPS at the third base position. During that same time frame Frazier hit .220 with a .742 OPS, his OPS was elevated due to a career high 40 home runs last season. That further supports the notion that Frazier is not a real option for Boston. Dave Dombrowski has already raided the cookie jar that is the Red Sox farm system, further trade of prospects could be detrimental to the long-term success of the organization. I would support a Quintana trade if it meant moving Blake Swihart or Christian Vasquez, potentially even a mid tier prospect who hasn’t panned out like Henry Owens, Brian Johnson, or Trey Ball. They may need a third base option with all the injuries and lack of production, but they are actually better off waiting for Devers to make the leap to the majors sometime next season and play out the rest of the season with Sandoval when he returns from injury. 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Continue Reading Advertisement You may like The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Patriots, Must-Win Edition Red Sox Rumor: Jackie Bradley Jr. Being Shopped For Trade The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Stanton in Pinstripes Edition Boston Red Sox Do Not Need To Get A Big Bat Bottom Line: Boston Red Sox Need Stanton Minimum Expectations for the 2018 Red Sox Boston Red Sox Red Sox Rumor: Jackie Bradley Jr. Being Shopped For Trade Published 1 month ago on December 11, 2017 By Tanner Rebelo With the Boston Red Sox looking to acquire a power bat this offseason to keep up with the Yankees they are reportedly shopping a core member of their current team. According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today the player Boston is shopping is center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. One potential destination for Bradley is the Chicago Cubs. Chicago has been connected to Boston with slugger Kyle Schwarber potentially being available. Schwarber has mashing power but has had issues at the plate having a .211 average last season that caused the Cubs to send the home run hitter back to the minors last June. Bradley who hit 26 home runs two seasons ago fell back to 17 home runs this past season with a .245 batting average. His fielding ability though makes up for any shortcomings he has at the plate and his contract status could be very appealing in the trade market. Bradley Jr. has three years of arbitration remaining on his contract. If Boston moves on from Bradley the likely scenario of outfield positioning would be moving Andrew Benintendi over to center field keeping Mookie Betts out in right field. Continue Reading Boston Red Sox The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Stanton in Pinstripes Edition Published 1 month ago on December 10, 2017 By Jackson Kelley The snow is now cascading down upon us with indifferent wrath. Today, Boston saw the first real Winter Storm of the impending season. And while you were outside futilely efforting to resist nature, with your shovels and snowblowers, the World of Baseball fractured entirely. If you haven’t heard by now, you live under the most obscure rock in existence. The New York Yankees have purportedly acquired Giancarlo Stanton from Derek Jeter and the Miami Marlins. Stanton is currently going through the formality of physicals and medical checkups – as if there’s going to be anything physically wrong with this inhuman behemoth. The Winter Meetings commence tomorrow. It is expected that the trade will be officially announced soon after. Reports suggest that the Yankees have agreed to eat $265 million of Stanton’s contract, while sending Starlin Castro to Miami along with a couple of low-level pitching prospects. This was our White Whale, Boston – this one got away and we still ended up dying in the end. Dave Dombrowski looks like an absolute fool for having let this chiseled new-school Bambino slip through his hands. He immolated the entire pitching crop, down on the farm. So it’s inconceivable that Dombrowski didn’t offer the kitchen sink, in his pursuit of Stanton. Conversely, underneath the surface, Giancarlo’s mind might have been irrevocably made up, before talks even started. He’s a city-slicker. Miami nightlife translates better to Big Apple nightlife than it does to the half-revelry of the Boston Commonwealth. The Yankees obtain Giancarlo Stanton, presupposing the implications for the Red Sox and fans alike. It’s with a heavy heart that I unfortunately welcome you to a familiar and antique era of Red Sox Baseball. It’s the late 90’s all over again… But, you know what? Let’s try to make light of this nonplussing news! Yeah, we don’t need Giancarlo Stanton and those Damn Yankees still won’t win the World Series! It’s time for another installment of the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Continue Reading Boston Red Sox Boston Red Sox Do Not Need To Get A Big Bat Published 1 month ago on December 7, 2017 By Tanner Rebelo Many have stated their wishes that the Boston Red Sox will go out and get a big-time bat for the heart of their order. A bat that they seemingly need to help protect the likes of Mookie Betts and Hanley Ramirez in the lineup. One of the bigger names connected to the team is Giancarlo Stanton, but reports show that idea as a longshot with Stanton not looking at Boston as a possibility. Another name, Jose Abreu, is also reportedly out of the running with Ken Rosenthal reporting that the White Sox will not trade their slugger before the start of the season. With the potential list shortening with JD Martinez and Eric Hosmer leading the running, maybe Boston should sit still this offseason. That is sort of a controversial take, but the notion of Hosmer or Martinez doesn’t get the juices flowing, and ultimately will cost the Red Sox more then they are worth. So what is the answer, Boston still needs a first basemen for next season. A position that could be filled with Sam Travis and Hanley Ramirez given the idea that Dustin Pedroia will find some time at the DH spot next season with Eduardo Nunez getting some quality time at second base. Another possibility is Rafael Devers not panning out at third base and needing to move to first base or DH at times. Also in the cards is prospect Michael Chavis who should find himself in AAA Pawtucket at some point next season and maybe in Boston at third base or first. Then comes the possibility of Blake Swihart or my favorite, Bryce Brentz. Both were getting trained at first base with Pawtucket last season and could see reps at first base if Dave Dombrowski opts to not sign a big-time bat. Of course, these solutions are not as flashy and will not present an immediate threat for Boston in the heart of their order. But betting on the current roster to bounce back at the plate and see an emergence of another young player might be a route to take. Worse case scenario they get the same amount of production and end up right around 90 wins like they were this past season. But the upside of keeping the financial flexibility going forward while trying out prospects might be the best thing for Boston to do instead of overreacting to fan pressure. Continue Reading Most Popular Boston Bruins2 days ago Boston Bruins Former Coach Claude Julien Returns To Boston New England Revolution1 day ago 5 Players The Revs Could Take in The SuperDraft New England Patriots5 days ago Patriots Talk: Terry Glenn’s Autopsy Discovers Multiple Substances Editorial4 days ago Connelly’s Top Ten – Another Treat! 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