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    The Winter meetings are coming up, and instead of making thread after thread about every single rumor put them in here. I will be keeping everyone up to date on the latest rumors. Stay tuned.
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    You got inside info ... if so cool ... :cool::cool::cool:.
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    Boston has requested medical reports on Mike Gonzalez, and will need to fill out the back of the bullpen for 2010. Abraham feels the Red Sox will invite about a dozen relievers to camp and see who performs well.

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    Via mlbtraderumors.com, Jason Bay reportedly wants to play for the Seattle Mariners. Take this with a can of Morton's Salt (not just a grain) though. Appears to be a case of "a source close to a Pittsburgh Pirates player says that Bay told his friend that he wants to play for the Mariners".
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    According to SI’s Tracy Ringolsby, the Angels have begun negotiations with Jason Bay. Ringolsby notes that the Angels prefer Bay to Matt Holliday and that “Boston officials are becoming concerned” with their chances of retaining their left fielder.

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    Jayson Stark is tweeting that the Red Sox are one of many teams interested in Nick Johnson. Other teams interested include the Mariners, Yankees, Mets, Orioles, Giants, and Diamondbacks. The Red Sox’ connection to Johnson dates back to May, when Boston reportedly shot down a straight up swap of Johnson for Manny Delcarmen. Bill Ladson says the first baseman is seeking a two-year deal.

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    Earlier today, Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald tweeted that the Red Sox met with Escobar's agent Peter Greenberg, who also represents Rafael Soriano.
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    INDIANAPOLIS — Red Sox GM Theo Epstein said that the first day of the Winter Meetings had offered a chance to touch base with several agents and teams. Still, he suggested it was too early to tell whether anything might get done between now and Thursday, when the teams depart from the baseball convention.

    Epstein said that re-signing Jason Bay is “definitely one of our priorities, certainly.” He would not say when the Sox will meet with Bay’s agent, Joe Urbon, but Epstein did suggest that a meeting would happen between the team and representative in Indianapolis.

    The Sox GM also said that there have been few surprise names to emerge as available in the trade market.

    “The landscape of available players is kind of what we thought it was,” said Epstein. “Now, we’re seeing a slow push towards execution.”

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    The agent for pitcher Justin Duchscherer, Damon Lapa, and the Red Sox met Sunday night at the Indianapolis Marriott, discussing the free agent hurler. Duchscherer, a Type B free agent, declined arbitration from the Oakland A’s, Monday.

    The 32-year-old had made $3.9 million with the A’s in 2009, a season in which he struggled with clinical depression after having to rehab from operations on his hip and pitching elbow. In 2008 the righty had gone 10-8 with a 2.54 ERA, making the American League All-Star team, before being sidelined by a hip ailment similar to the one Red Sox’ third baseman Mike Lowell dealt before having surgery following the ‘08 season.

    Duchscherer is believed to be ready for action from the outset of spring training, and has no interest in going back to the bullpen, where he made his first All-Star team as a set-up man for Oakland in ‘05.

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    The Red Sox "do not have serious interest in Rich Harden," Olney reports.

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    It appears that Curtis Granderson is headed to the Yankees in a three team trade with Arizona & Detroit.
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    Sox and Scott Boras talking on "numerous" subjects, according to a baseball source. Matt Holliday is presumably at the top that list.

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    I like it a little and Granderson should be able to put up some huge power numbers in that ball park, however, he hits for a low AVG and a low OBP. I think the Tigers made out the best in the deal with the prospects they got.

    As for the Red Sox, I expect them to make a big run at Miggy Carbera now, possibly sign Matt Holliday and a get a 5th starter such as Rich Harden.
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    Earlier today, Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald tweeted that the Red Sox met with Escobar's agent Peter Greenberg, who also represents Rafael Soriano.

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    Granderson is going to put up huge numbers in Yankee Stadium and all they gave up was a bag of balls and a couple of cracked bats. Yanks just got ALOT better.
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    Reliever Rafael Soriano has already given Braves GM Frank Wren trade clearance, tweets MLB.com's Mark Bowman. Wren said he's already had discussions with multiple teams. Soriano accepted the Braves' offer of arbitration last night, perhaps in an effort to skirt draft pick compensation.

    The Orioles, Astros, and Red Sox appear to be potential suitors for Soriano, based on previous reports. Joel Sherman of the New York Post tweeted earlier today that the Yankees are not interested in trading for him.

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    Isn't that's what I just said? He will put up huge power numbers in Yankees Stadium, but I still question his batting average, OBP and his ability to strikeout on a Adam Dunn level. Cracked bats and bag of balls? What are you talking about? They gave up there top prospect in Austin Jackson, one of there top relievers from lat year in PHil Coke. That's far from a bag of balls. Great deal from them, I think we will make some as well however.
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    Phil Hughes????? Great reporting there Einstein.
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    Sorry I was in a rush and I wrote the wrong thing.
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    HUGE difference between Hughes and Kennedy. Sorry for the insult, that's not my true nature.
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    Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald says the Red Sox are unlikely to be suitors for Soriano.

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    good ... didn't want him.
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    Free agent center fielder Mike Cameron has suggested that he would happily move to left field for the right team. That team could be the Red Sox, who are interested in the veteran, according to Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com.

    Cameron, who will be 37 in January, is drawing interest from the Cubs and Yankees as well. Seattle could also be a possible destination for Cameron, who played in Seattle from 2000-03.

    Cameron likely won't be picked up until after both Bay and Matt Holliday are off the market. Should both of these players escape Boston's grasp, Cameron could be a reliable safety pickup because he still has pop in his bat, despite his age. With 24 homers and 70 RBIs in 149 games last summer for the Brewers, the 15-year vet has proven that he can still get it done. He has averaged 23 homers, 82 RBIs and a .788 OPS per year over his career and has hit at least 21 homers and has driven in 70 runs in each of the last four seasons.

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    Hmm -- so is Papelbon going to be moved? the Red Sox appear serious in their search for a new closer.

    PS Granderson trade is pretty big for the Yanks. Very nice OPS and power numbers for a CF. However his OBP leaves something to be desired. He's not batting leadoff any time soon. Where is Damon going to play then?

    If the Red Sox have to settle for a 37 year old Mike Cameron instead of Holliday or Bay, then this offseason was pretty disastrous. A lineup already lacking pop in the playoffs loses a silver slugger and plugs in... a hitter that I wouldn't even consider better than Victor Martinez at this stage of Cameron's career.
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    The Yankees paid a lot for Granderson I think. Austin Jackson is there top OF prospect. The only positional player that ranks higher than him, is Jesus Montero. Ian Kennedy is going to be a good pitcher, and Phil Coke is a Mike Stanton type. One of those hard throwing lefties that can can pitch to right handed batters without a problem. Kennedy ended up with Arizona, but Detroit got Matt Shertzer (sp?) from them.

    Granderson is a toolsy player, but he's regressed a little bit, and he can't hit lefties to save his life. He's not a particularly stellar defensive player either. He's good defensively, but he misjudges a lot of balls. PErsonally, I think the Yankees overpaid, as I feel that Granderson is slightly overrated. Of course, hitting in Yankee Stadium will probably be the best thing that happened to his declining statistics. CG is a good player, don't get me wrong. I just think people overrate him a little bit.

    The Yankees gave up more for Granderson, than the Sox gave for Bay.
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    The Yankees' acquisition of Granderson has the Boston media even busier than usual. Rob Bradford of WEEI hears that the Tigers asked Boston for either Clay Buchholz or Jacoby Ellsbury in exchange for Granderson. The Boston Herald's Michael Silverman doesn't think the Red Sox will feel forced to strike back immediately, while Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe reports that the Sox have no plans to replace their departed bullpen arms with pricey free agents. Speaking of pricey free agents though, John Tomase of the Boston Herald fully expects Boston to sign either Jason Bay or Matt Holliday.

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