Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Forget About Gonzalez to Boston?

It seems the Red Sox are once again considering a run at Adrian Beltre. Earlier this week the Sox were reportedly considering another run at Jason Bay, one which might have put them over the luxury tax threshold, but this seems to have compelled the Mets to add the 5th vesting year Bay so desperately wanted. Now the Sox are considering Beltre, another signing that would likely put them over the luxury tax threshold. What this suggests to me is that the Sox know they need a bat and have realized they aren't going to acquire said bat through a trade with the Pads. Beltre is a presumed health risk, and hardly strikes me as a real difference maker, but it may be the best option out there (unless they decide to go for Holliday, which is very unlikely).