2010-11 Free Agency

Free Agency: Day 2

-Guess you can’t say you didn’t see this coming, but according to ESPNBoston.com, Jayson Werth is being courted by the Boston Red Sox. The Sawx are dying for offense this year after struggling for much of the 2010 season and Werth is a tools player who fits the bill. Monetarily, the Red Sox are unafraid to add big contracts and will likely have to do so to bring in Werth. We’ll keep up with this situation, but obviously Werth will let this one play out until he has several offers on the table in front of him to choose from.

Dave Murphy of the Philadelphia Daily News talked about adding bullpen help on Friday and included names like Scott Downs and Jason Frasor of Toronto, Matt Guerrier and Jon Rauch of Minnesota, and several others. Yesterday, I brought up the bullpen situation with Contreras and Durbin hitting free agency. Would you like to see them try and sign a big name or should they go with youngsters and hope they strike gold? As we found out with Danys Baez, going for a name isn’t always the way.

-Over the weekend, Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com had an idea. And it’s not as crazy as you might think. He mentions a name some of you may know well – Andrew McCutchen from the Pittsburgh Pirates. He’s a 24-year old outfielder who will soon be in line for a major raise. It’s seems unlikely the cheap-as-dirt Pirates will be able to keep him. Would he be a fit in Philly? Salisbury points to a trade of Dom Brown for McCutchen, a guy who has already tasted success as a big leaguer on a daily basis. Verrrry interesting thought.

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