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Posted on: July 31, 2010 2:38 pm
Edited on: July 31, 2010 3:14 pm
 

Red Sox shopping spare parts

The Red Sox are trying to move some spare parts to get players with more of a future on the big-league roster, as ESPN Boston's Gordon Edes reports .

The names?

Manny Delcarmen, Jeremy Hermida, Hideki Okajima, Ramon Ramirez.

Fungible names, all -- but ones that could help a contender down the stretch run.

The Mets have been linked to the Red Sox in the past, primarily for Ramirez. New York likes the idea of taking on a reliever who has a low price attached and seeing if they can turn around his career. Ramirez and Delcarmen have previous success but have fallen on hard times lately. With a switch to the NL alone, both increase in value, nevermind the added possibility of the Mets coaching being able to bring relievers back to prominence.

Okajima is a quality reliever who has struggled with injuries, confidence and loneliness this season. He has two more years left of arbitration, as do Ramirez and Delcarmen. If he can get straighened out, he would go back to being one of the best setup men in the league. One thing that could assist him if he's moved to the NL is his funky delivery, which most AL teams have grown accustomed to by now.

Hermida isn't much of a fielder in the oufield, but is young and has burgeoning power as well as an uncanny knack for driving in runs in tight situations.

If moved, Boston would move to promote players such as outfielder Daniel Nava or Ryan Kalish and relievers Michael Bowden and Dustin Richardson -- along with Felix Doubront, who was just converted to relief .

UPDATE : Kalish is joining the Red Sox, reports WEEI's Alex Speier. No corresponding move is known, although one would imagine it's related to Hermida.

-- Evan Brunell

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Posted on: July 26, 2010 11:30 pm
 

Diamondbacks still looking to deal

Chris Snyder Dan Haren has been dispatched to Anaheim, but that's not likely to be the last of the news coming out of the desert this week.

Steve Gilbert of MLB.com said Monday the Diamondbacks are open to offers for at least four more players: catcher Chris Snyder, right-hander Edwin Jackson, reliever Chad Qualls and first baseman Adam LaRoche.

A report earlier in the day by Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports said the Red Sox had offered reliever Ramon Ramirez to the Mets for Rod Barajas before Barajas ended up hurt. That would indicate Boston is interested in shoring up at catcher (even with Monday's return of Victor Martinez), and obviously the Diamondbacks are desperate for anything resembling an even remotely competent reliever. Would the Sox make the same deal for Snyder that they were prepared to make for Barajas?

Jackson has been connected to the Nationals, though you wonder how interested the Diamondbacks are in parting with two-fifths of their starting rotation wihin a few days.

This week could be important to interim GM Jerry DiPoto, who is considered a longshot to keep the job. Some good trades might help -- and if he can get someone to take Chad Qualls (1-4, 8.49 ERA) off their hands, he might be the Diamondbacks' employee of the month..

-- David Andriesen

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