After the Gio Gonzalez trade, much ado was made about remaining starters potentially available for trade, and one name that continues to be at the top is Jair Jurrjens of the Atlanta Braves. And though the Red Sox are reportedly looking for a starter (and should be!), they are now out on any potential moves to acquire him according to Jon Heyman.
Jurrjens' market now centers around the Baltimore Orioles (a rumor dating back at least a couple weeks), the Toronto Blue Jays, the Colorado Rockies, and the Detroit Tigers. The issue now -- same as it was with Baltimore a couple weeks ago -- is that Atlanta reportedly wants a Greinke-like deal and expects to be blown away with any accepted offers:
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#redsox are not in on jurrjens. players for jair include orioles, blue jays, rockies and tigers
Red Sox Targeting Starter: Kuroda, Garza, Oswalt, Saunders, Jackson? - MLB Daily Dish
Jon Heyman has the answer this morning by reporting that the Red Sox are now hunting for a starter. He throws out this off-season's usual suspects as possibilities: Hiroki Kuroda, Matt Garza, Roy Oswalt, Joe Saunders, and Edwin Jackson.
- Baltimore Orioles and Atlanta Braves Discussing Jurrjens Trade - MLB Daily Dish (Dec 14)
"Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports are reporting that the Atlanta Braves and Baltimore Orioles are discussing a possible deal involving Jair Jurrjens and Martin Prado. It is noted that it is unlikely that Baltimore would acquire both, just that they are discussing the possibility of getting one or the other."
- Braves Rumors: Jurrjens, Prado, Punto, Cedeno, Quentin - MLB Daily Dish (Dec 6)
"There's a little action on Jurrjens, but we're seeing rumors that the team wants a "Greinke-like" deal (read: absurdiculous), and on Prado as well."