MLB Free Agency
Tony Massarotti and Marc Bertrand had differing opinions on the Yankees signing Jacoby Ellsbury, and it made for interesting debate on the Felger and Mazz program.
By not signing Ellsbury and letting catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia walk in free agency, it shows that the Red Sox have learned from the mistakes of their past. And for that they deserve kudos.
MLB insider Jon Heyman of CBS Sports was a brief guest on Tuesday’s Gresh & Zolak show, but plenty of Red Sox hot stove talk was covered in a short amount of time.
Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe said on Toucher & Rich this morning that Pierzynski’s rep has largely been overblown, but Gresh is legitimately worried about the veteran catcher’s prickly personality.
With Brian McCann signing with the New York Yankees over the weekend, the list of suitors for free agent catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia just got a little bigger.
Adam Jones and Rich Keefe risk life and limb in Tuesday night’s edition of Over/Under on “Game of Jones.”
As expected, Jacoby Ellsbury, Mike Napoli and Stephen Drew all rejected the one-year, $14.1 million qualifying offer they received from the Red Sox last week and are now unrestricted free agents.
The hot stove is already heating up for the Boston Red Sox.
Shortstop Steven Drew is not expected to accept the Red Sox’ qualifying offer, as his agent Scott Boras reportedly has meetings with other interested teams already set up during next week’s general manager meetings in Orlando.
Tony Massarotti fears that the Red Sox are already feeling the pressure of “feeding the monster” and could very well make the same mistake twice in signing the wrong players.