July 31, 2007

Trade Deadline - 4 PM

Sean McAdam, Projo:
The White Sox demanded the Red Sox include either reliever Manny Delcarmen or Double-A pitching prospect Justin Masterson as part of a package for Dye, but the Sox balked at both requests. ...

The 33-year-old Dye has a no-trade clause in his contract and initially rebuffed the Red Sox, feeling that he wouldn't get enough playing time to bolster his value entering the free-agent market.

But the Sox sought to allay those fears, reportedly assuring Dye that he would play five times per week, presumably at the expense of fellow outfielder J.D. Drew, whose production has been a huge disappointment in the first year of a five-year deal in Boston. ...

The Sox are willing to move Wily Mo Pena and other young pitchers — including Kason Gabbard or Craig Hansen.
Jeff Horrigan, Herald:
Theo Epstein could not be reached for comment, but two other general managers said the Sox have made serious bids to land both Dye and Gagne, although they remained adamant about not parting with top prospects Jacoby Ellsbury, Clay Buchholz or Justin Masterson. There were conflicting reports about the Sox' intent on not discussing Manny Delcarmen, Jon Lester and Portland right-hander Michael Bowden.

There is little doubt the Red Sox will move reserve outfielder Wily Mo Pena and Pawtucket starter Devern Hansack ... One GM said that, from what he'd been told, the Sox had the best offers on the table for both Dye and Gagne. ...

The Sox are believed to have offered assurances to [Dye] that he would play at least five days a week in the outfield, first base or designated hitter.
Two things:

1. There is no way the Red Sox will trade for Dye and then bench Drew. But Dye could give each of Drew (.615 OPS vs LHP), Ortiz and Manny occasional days off.

2. Dye has played one game at first base in 12 major league seasons.

6 comments:

redsock said...

Also: NY Daily News reported that the Sox offered Murphy + a pitcher (possibly Gabbard) for Gagne.

I'd do WMP+Hansen for Dye. (Why don't the White Sox want someone like David Pauley? :>) ) I'd also be fine if nothing happened.

tim said...

I'd do WMP+Hansen for Dye. (Why don't the White Sox want someone like David Pauley? :>) ) I'd also be fine if nothing happened.

Ditto.

tim said...

Herald reporting Piniero to Cards for a player to be named later.

Hopefully he doesn't end up like Hancock.

Pokerwolf said...

I'd do WMP+Hansen for Dye.

That sounds like the best offer to me too. I can't see them parting with Gabbard.

Jere said...

The Assman traded for Betemit, according to ESPNews.

Zenslinger said...

The Assman traded for Betemit, according to ESPNews.

In that case, the Yanks must be pretty sure they've got more bullpen coming. And probably not just in the form of Joba (I guess we need to learn about to pronounce that to get him in the Glossary). Either flipping Betemit for a reliever or producing one in another trade.