Monday, August 3, 2009

Red Sox Tried to Land Felix Hernandez

The Red Sox went after Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez before the deadline and according to the Seattle Times were willing to pay a hefty price. Theo offered the Mariners a pick of any 5 of the following players in exchange for Hernandez:

RHP Clay Buchholz
RHP Daniel Bard
RHP Justin Masterson
LHP Nick Hagadone
RHP Michael Bowden
LHP Felix Doubront
OF Josh Reddick
SS Yamaico Navarro

I find it hard to believe that the Mariners would turn down Buchholz, Bard, Masterson and Reddick for Hernandez but GM's are demanding a ton for good starting pitchers as we saw with Toronto and Halladay. The report also says Theo tried to get the Padres involved in a 3-way deal where the Sox would get Hernandez but the Mariners also turned that down.

2 comments:

dave,  August 3, 2009 at 9:52 AM  

After yesterday's performance, I doubt Buchholz will garner much attention anymore.

Matt August 3, 2009 at 11:03 AM  

I have constantly said that he is overrated. I really hope he can get it going because the Sox really need him right

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