Josh Beckett got a taste of one reporter's questioning out in Los Angeles, and it probably left a bad one in his mouth.
But where was that type of questioning in Boston? Mike Felger has an issue with the toughness of the Red Sox beat reporters here, and calls them out for being too scared to report on the tough issues.
Then, Ron Borges says to Felger: "Why don't you go down and ask those questions?"
Well, well, well . . .
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.