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Red Sox Notes: John Lannan, Vicente Padilla, David Ortiz, Gary Hughes

We've known for a few days that the Red Sox were likely out on the starting pitcher market, considering Roy Oswalt apparently is restricting his destinations to either St. Louis or Texas and Edwin Jackson had already rejected their 1-year, "we're not really serious" $6M-$7M offer. And now that the Nationals 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."