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Red Sox shopping Scutaro

Posted on: November 16, 2010 10:50 pm
 
Marco Scutaro The Red Sox are listening to offers on shortstop Marco Scutaro, FoxSports.com's Ken Rosenthal reports .

Several teams are interested in Scutaro, while the Red Sox would let Jed Lowrie take over at short if the Red Sox traded him.

The Red Sox are looking for middle relief, and Rosenthal notes the Cardinals, Padres, Reds and Pirates as a match with a need at shortstop and bullpen depth.

While there aren't many free agent shortstops on the market, the Rays are also looking to trade arbitration-eligible Jason Bartlett in favor of Reid Brignac. Bartlett made $4 million in 2010 and will be a free agent following the 2011 season.

Scutaro was somewhat of a disappointment for the Red Sox this season, hitting .275/.333/.388, down from his breakout season in Toronto in 2009, when he hit .282/.379/.409 in his only season of his career with an OPS+ better than 100 (average).

The 35-year old shortstop is due $5 million next season and has a $6 million team option for 2012 or a $3 million player option and a $1.5 million buyout.

Lowrie is younger and hit .287/.381/.526 in 197 plate appearances in 2010, playing both shortstop and second.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Since: Jun 3, 2010
Posted on: November 17, 2010 5:42 pm
 

Red Sox shopping Scutaro

nishioka is more of a second baseman. i've been saying for a year the reds need to stick with janish, who is a better fielder than either of the gold glovers beside him



Since: Dec 11, 2009
Posted on: November 17, 2010 11:41 am
 

Red Sox shopping Scutaro

There is a Japanese all star that has just been posted...  what do you think?  Word has it- according to Bobby Valentine- he is a bit of a "hot dog", and would love to showcase his talent...  i know nishioka is thinking left coast, but the "old money" is always on the East Coast- and so is the limelight, and so are the championships.  

Big shocker though- a 35 yr old who has a "break out" season?  SOmetimes a "break out Season" can be mistaken for playing out of your _ _ _ for a year. (above his head)  1 year is not an indication of future success.

Bye Bye Scutaro-  although he would fit in as a good ss with the reds, who need a viable back up or possible starter with Paul Janish playing in between 2 gold gloves.


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