We've known for a few days that the Red Sox were likely out on the starting pitcher market, consideringapparently is restricting his destinations to either St. Louis or Texas and had already rejected their 1-year, "we're not really serious" $6M-$7M offer. And now that the have signed Jackson for $10 million, you can see why. So perhaps the Red Sox really are done.
Not so fast! Over the Monster has a great little piece this afternoon exploring the idea of bringing in John Lannan, the Nationals' pitcher that the team is aggressively trying to trade now that they have Edwin Jackson.
Other Red Sox notes include a question of whether Vicente Padilla will make it to camp on time, the unfamiliar waters of arbitration, and the hiring of Gary Hughes as special assistant.
Nationals Trying To Move John Lannan; Should Red Sox Inquire? - Over the Monster
"Lannan will make $5 million in 2012, and won't be a free agent until after the 2013 season. At first blush, his numbers are not impressive -- just 5.2 strikeouts per nine in 2011, career punch out rate of 4.7, and a 1.4 career K/BB ratio. At second glance, well, they still aren't impressive, but they are better than you would think given those peripherals."
Source: Padilla expected to camp on time - Alex Speier | WEEI
"According to an industry source, the Red Sox are looking into the legal issues facing Vicente Padilla in Nicaragua, but the reported order preventing the pitcher from traveling out of his native country is not expected to delay his arrival to spring training."
Heading For Arbitration, Red Sox Face An Unfamiliar Process - Over the Monster
"It's a good thing that Boston is finally willing to go to arbitration with players--if, indeed, that ends up being what happens here. If nothing else, it's a bargaining chip that the Sox have willfully surrendered in years past by making their philosophy known. It's just a bit unfortunate that they don't have a really good case to use it on as they have in years past."
- Twitter / @BNightengale - "The Boston #RedSox made their finest move of 2012 with the hiring of Gary Hughes, one of MLB's greatest scouts, as special assistant #MLB"
Red Sox GM: Landing A Pitcher Is Unlikely - MLB Daily Dish
The Boston Red Sox are rumored to be searching for a starting pitcher, such as right-handed starter Roy Oswalt, to add to their rotation. However, Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington told Nick Cafardo of NESN.com that is unlikely the club will do so.
Boston Red Sox Complete Organizational Chart - MLB Daily Dish
Rosters, Salaries, Leadership, and Prospects for the entire Boston org.