BOSTON (CBS) — With just one week in the season, Tony Massarotti joined Dan Roche for the penultimate Inside Baseball segment of the year.
First, the two discussed which players on the Red Sox roster are untouchable this offseason. That is to say, which players cannot be traded under any circumstances.
For Roche, the list is short: Xander Bogaerts, and that’s it. He said he’d be very hesitant to trade a Mookie Betts, but he would consider such a trade if a bona fide ace came to Boston in return.
Mazz’s list is a bit longer.
“You’re crazy,” Mazz said. “To me, Bogaerts and Betts are centerpieces of this lineup. I’m not moving either one.”
Mazz also added Eduardo Rodriguez and Blake Swihart to the untouchable list.
Roche and Mazz also discussed the dugout fight between Jonathan Papelbon and Bryce Harper, with Mazz saying that Papelbon was in the wrong from the beginning.
Lastly, they compared two incredible home-run robbing catches — one by Mookie Betts, the other by Mike Trout in Anaheim.
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