Sunday, July 26, 2009

Red Sox Offers Turned Down By Tribe

The Red Sox made an offer of Clay Buchholz for Victor Martinez. When the Indians turned that down they offered Michael Bowden and Justin Masterson and an outfield prospect for Martinez but that was turned down as well. Theo was going after Martinez very hard an willing to pay a steep price but it is obvious the Indians are charging an outrageous amount for thier catcher.

5 comments:

Anonymous,  July 26, 2009 at 9:28 AM  

it's just another case of the sox overestimating their prospects. I know you think very highly of Bucholz, but around baseball he's not considered to be that good.

a couple of good starts (even if it includes a no-hitter) doesn't outweigh a lot of bad starts.

Matt July 26, 2009 at 1:48 PM  

I think you are thinking of Shelley as far as thinking highly of Buchholz. I have long been for the Red Sox trading him and tend to think he is overrated or at the very least, has a lot to prove.

Shelley July 26, 2009 at 7:24 PM  

Yep, that's me....the uber Clay fan. I do think the kid is genius, especially since he is still developing. I see him as a Lester type pitcher in the making.

So yeah...I say NO TRADE CLAY a lot. However, if they were able to get V Mart, I wouldn't be thrilled to give up Buch, but I wouldn't be complaining to have Martinez on the club.

Looks like the Indians aren't going to give him up without getting more than he is worth in return...so, I imagine he's not coming to us.

I just want the trade deadline to get here...so we can stop wondering what might happen, etc. I always hate this time of year.

Matt July 26, 2009 at 7:40 PM  

think how hard it must be for a player to stay focused if he is constantly being talked about in trade rumors.

dave,  July 27, 2009 at 2:44 PM  

After speaking with a couple of them today, they realize that it has become a business, and rather than focus on being on one team, they now seem to be focusing more on their own progress rather than what team they will be playing for.

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