The NL scout said: "I have zero idea why they didn't take the Boston offer." ... Then he promptly gave two reasons. (Hoo-kay.) The Jays could not decide whether Masterson should be a a starter or a closer and "the Jays were worried about Halladay beating them next year".
Asked by email if that offer was correct, Theo Epstein replied: "Nope."
Over at ESPN Boston, Peter Gammons says the deal was Buchholz, Masterson, Bowden, Hagadone and Josh Reddick. Old Hickory quotes a Sox official: "We are very lucky Toronto didn't do that deal. For the short and long terms."
(Right after the trade deadline had passed, ESPN reported a deal fell apart because Boston would not deal both of Buchholz and Daniel Bard.)
Terry Francona slept at Fenway Park on Saturday night: "Got to tell you, though, I ran into [assistant equipment manager Pookie Jackson] coming out of the shower. That's about as bad a nightmare as you're going to see."
The Red Sox (7 GB in East, 4 GA in WC) are off today, but: Angels/Yankees (a make-up of a May 3 rainout) at 7 and A's/Rangers at 8.