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Buster Olney, ESPN: Sox don't have many veterans with trade value, 7-9-14

Jul 9, 2014|

Buster Olney joins MFB to talk about the Jake Peavy-to-St. Louis trade rumors. Buster suggests that the Red Sox don't really have a lot of veterans to offer at the trade deadline. Also, more talk about Lester's contract and Stephen Drew's struggles.

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Join us right now at a mix in some baseball discussion is buster only brought to us by Suffolk University Toyota Nashua and Mohegan Sun because there are lots of trade discussions surrounding the Boston Red Sox as well buster. Is Jake Peavy go on -- Saint Louis or not. I think he's gonna wind up going to Saint Louis I think probably there's. -- -- -- situation with a Red Sox might be trying to extract some value added this is opposed to just care salary dump where they're eating some dollars and in moving in that essentially creates spot for the younger pitchers. And that there might be delayed and the thing but I think eventually he's gonna wind up there because the cardinals. Need starting pitching you know they don't know when Michael -- -- -- pitch again because of shoulder issue they've got some other issues on that staff. They needed another veteran and you know wide. I remember talking to Jake a couple of weeks ago where he felt like. He was starting to get back basically. And I know conduct with a Red Sox staff -- seen some things -- and it would be better. And I think he could go to the National League and really help out that staff. You know busts are cutting here in the name Allen Craig associated with this deal but I'd love to have near Boston traffic light makes sense for Saint Louis with their offensive struggles that you here and. And well I haven't heard specifically that they are tied him it seemed speculation on that. And how would you do if the cardinals were pushing this at all out there like LL give upgrade for Jake Peavy. There and they have on the Red Sox legal and Lou why would that be because he's a guy and I know he's not having good year this year. And you guys remember the foot problem that he had in the postseason last year and there's some thought. Among the doubt that maybe this was an issue early in the year I asked Allen about that he's -- now. He didn't think that was a factor. But you know he has -- not a good start but you're talking about a guy who hit. Back to back to back 300 season coming into this season he was an all star last year. In his contract. Given that that history he's really -- -- he's a 25 million over the next three seasons after this you're going make it to seven this year. So the cardinals are really actually an interest in doing that type idiotic and I have no information that they are that would scare me. And they would make -- -- real hard questions about exactly what goes that on with Allen -- They bust as a bank -- to came out yesterday and basically said listen if they determined that ten point five. Game deficit in the -- as -- -- are looking to trade assets. An effort to bolster their chances for 2015. And Jake Jake Peavy what else can they do to bolster that team for 2015. In theory you could put -- got there but I don't know hate that necessarily Smart move because you guys note you know most of time you can trade perspective freeagent. And then try to resign him in the wintertime -- -- -- records been broken name rarely do you guys come back and they're gonna need a closer for next year. You figure that they wanna keep the door open as long as possible with Jon Lester. So they don't necessarily. Have a lot of marketable piece is among their veterans. I think it's more. You know emphasis -- who played and you know what they're focused it is in terms of putting guys in the right place. Stephen Drew is going to be an interesting -- because on one hand. -- the Red Sox decided sort of did turn the page. And trying to contend in 2014 preparing for 2015. What do you do with them because he certainly hasn't hit. He's not playing especially well they have a lot of money invested in them. And it does seem like this sort of that understanding with a red -- solid and that he was coming on board -- we get an opportunity to rebuild his value. I suspect that they were to try to trade in the that the whole Lotta money so he's an interest in got to watch I think it's more about. Making sure that you get the players in place that you gonna try that. -- built around going toward whether it's you know I'll bet getting to play everyday and the most important thing in my mind for the Red Sox for for the rest of this year and going into next year is. Whatever is going I was -- -- Bogart did it right. Because clearly is regression of last month has to be big concern. Yet -- the other thing -- and you actually mentioned didn't since I've told myself. I was gonna discuss this anymore but to borrow up to you mentioned it Jon Lester I heard you -- -- name. Any movement at all on that contract. Not that NL I do you know that you know the reds blacks in -- believe as we talked about last week they'd they'd tried to re engage him I think he would like to re engage in months on deal. I've spoken with -- officials. From other teams and they you know watching it very closely because of Lester becomes a free agent. He's going to be one of the two primary guys out there along with -- Max Scherzer and the whole market. So people that it teams are wondering if there's going to be an opportunity when Lester. And they think that once. We get -- this season -- threats that are kind of out of the race or. If we get an October they're not in the postseason to think that that would only be the time when the Red Sox. Would try to get back into the Lester and it's gonna cost them did no doubt get to that point he'd only be a month away from the agency. And you've got to believe that at this point. Eight as you might be looking -- -- 120 million dollars in north that otherwise. Let's just gonna have free agency right in front of him but I don't have any information about the end give going back and forth in recent days. Buster -- with us from ESPN and espn.com. Good piece about the gays and -- margin that -- -- up online also. Apiece from Monday about CC sabathia. And the Yankees if I could for a moment -- buster keep with the Red Sox for the time being in. I just get your opinion on this whole debate about whether or not David Ortiz gets quote free pass when it comes to steroid dealings all that got kicked up in the wake of John lackeys comments after the game against the Baltimore Orioles were Nelson Cruz were 55. I don't think so I think it's yet you see it brought up all the time whenever he has success believe me on Twitter get a thousand tweets from people saying. Look well hey you guys don't mention the 2003 New York Times report. How can you guys talk about that more I told these guys the path that one that when David comes up for the hall of fame I think it's that that. Based on what we've seen happen and would need suspicions. Ford cap that well I think it's gonna ultimately hurt David chances hall of fame mean you know my pants on I voted Roger Clemens developed Barry Bonds it's set up. I will look for David but I think it's only writers are using -- speculation or more than that. To not -- for guys I don't need to preach that at all. -- a market for AJ Pierzynski. Now I I I seriously doubt it. You -- just talking evaluated to the other teams. That they look he's catching is being an issue and he's not hitting and so if in fact you may in May be at some point the red sex just cut him free and and that paid him off the rest the year at some point. If something were desperate for catching maybe they would take on. Take him on the minimum salary but beyond that I can't he changed reaching a threat that they won't give up anything for. He also read a report out Colorado talking about Tulowitzki you know -- point to -- kind of but the detail was released in him as much as the other got dimension Carlos Gonzales. Is that look at the Red Sox as they could trade away pieces to find guys -- the roles but if that hitter is there -- can solidify at the next 34 years they can still buy is well with their prospects. You hearing anything out of Colorado what either one of those players been available. And it's especially because all those guys to power hitters and when you look at the red that's going forty you know -- -- not a big power -- in -- is not a big power -- Jackie Bradley -- is not a power guy -- -- kid isn't. That's going to be the big issue for them going -- fighting power hitters. On Tulowitzki. -- -- -- with a victory today and they basically said look. If you're sitting and other profits and the Iraqis actually are willing to talk about two whiskey. Who's their franchise player in any kind of trade then he should be scared. Because that means Iraqis are worried about his daunting injury history. And would be trying to get out money to contract and and Carlos Gonzales -- the same issues he's been constantly on the disabled list back in force. And so while I do think that. You know it's possible that those guys to be out in the market this winner. Especially if you know Tulowitzki particularly come doesn't it look I'd prefer to play someplace else. But the -- did what happened at that point would be is that the Iraqis who won a boatload of prospects and if you look at the number of injuries. -- probably would be a lot of teams and okay will take Tulowitzki. But you're getting a lot of money we're not going to be nearly as much you want to. Obviously is a big name has some marks the biggest name though it's going to move rethink before and it as the biggest move been made already busters. Now I think price is going to be traded interestingly. Last week Oakland actually had a chance to trade for price the choice was between a deal for price and added to Russell there. -- shortstop prospect that they traded to the cubs. He would have been in the price steel but they decided you know what we want a volley in the pitchers. We get to guide and that line so they bring it to margin I was around the rays over the weekend. And they're definitely still and wait and see mode because they see the mediocrity the American League east. And they are hoping to make up more ground but I do think that once -- get the all star break they're going to reassess. That. And -- the Dodgers. Continued to develop need for pitching you've got to adjust back to one on the -- that they inherited and pitching as well. People all around the sport think inevitably there's going to be a deal with the Dodgers and the race. Because they've got prospect to make that deal happen to this point they have not indicated willingness to give that up. I've -- and we know your baseball garbage can't help but pay attention to this this'll LeBron James. Territories that Dora so were you alarmed ago busted all me. Baseball guy yes yen. Extraordinaire. Cleveland or Miami. Cleveland you kidding I'm totally -- -- well I actually think LeBron when you watch him play he's such an unselfish player. You know I know he had the answer all that -- and and that certainly wasn't necessarily well thought out on his part. But I. The Indians could do to keep up the man sells over what the browns L LeBron James goes back to the -- -- week yet. And it is irrelevant. I am Ali -- a little I mean what's gonna happen. That idea on Iran that that pat my Cleveland sources like -- Thanks a blockbuster exclusive. 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