Heyman On Gresh & Zo: Who Is The Better Playoff Matchup For Red Sox?

September 3, 2013 6:20 PM
Heyman On Gresh & Zo: Who Is The Better Playoff Matchup For Red Sox?
" BOSTON (CBS) – CBS Sports MLB Insider Jon Heyman joined Gresh, Sean McAdam and Dan Shaughnessy for his weekly appearance on Tuesday, breaking down potential playoff matchups for the Boston Red Sox.

Which opponent would match up best for the Red Sox should they win the AL East and avoid the Wild Card play-in game?

“If it’s Oakland or Texas, I look at Oakland as a little more dangerous right now,” said Heyman. “They have  crazy young team with a clubhouse and good, young pitching. On paper Texas may look better, but I look at Oakland as a little more dangerous.”

Heyman made some headlines in his last appearance, talking about upcoming free agent Jacoby Ellsbury. He said the bargaining will likely begin at five-years and $75 million because that is what BJ Upton signed last summer, but Ellsbury will probably get a lot more than that.”

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“If I were to predict what he’d go for I would say 6-years for $108 million. The 5-years, $75 million was because (BJ) Upton got that, that’s the lowest he could go for "

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