Friday, May 18, 2007
Jayson Stark is reporting...
There is speculation the Devil Rays are mulling promoting shortstop Reid Brignac and third baseman Evan Longoria sometime before the trading deadline. And that could create a ripple effect that might finally inspire them to deal one of their extra position players. Most likely to go: Rocco Baldelli, despite his 1-for-40 funk and checkered injury history. One team that would figure to have interest in Baldelli at the right price: the Red Sox.
The key part is "at the right price". The Sox do not need another centerfielder. They have Coco, Jacoby Ellsbury is nearly ready (who I think could be Kenny Lofton), and David Murphy just in case. Barney might not even be able to name the Red Sox price.
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