A report out of the Kansas City Star yesterday said that the Royals were considering trading their top prospect, Wil Myers, for a front-of-the-line starter.
The Red Sox' Jon Lester was a name that was brought up. Would the Red Sox pull the trigger? We don't know. But we do know if Tony Massarotti would . . . and it doesn't look like it.
He says there are a few red flags that come along with Myers, and Lester is a really good pitcher.
But would Mazz trade Lester for a group of good prospects? He says so.
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Carlos Beltran, the 39-year-old switch hitter who was a potential target of the Red Sox as a DH, agreed to a free-agent deal with the Houston Astros, ESPN's Buster Olney reported.
FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal reports that it's a one-year, $16 million deal.
Beltran played for the Astros in 2004. He was dealt from the New York Yankees to the Texas Rangers at the July 31 trading deadline last season. He totaled 35 homers, 101 RBI and hit .295 in 2016.
The Red Sox, looking to fill the void left by David Ortiz's retirement, will be looking for a DH at the Winter Meetings that begin next week. One possibility is the return of Mike Napoli, who played for the A.L. champion Cleveland Indians last season.
More on the Winter Meetings here from CSN Red Sox Insider Sean McAdam.