Heyman On Gresh and Zolak: Red Sox ‘More Buyer Than Seller’

July 30, 2012 12:00 AM
Heyman On Gresh and Zolak: Red Sox ‘More Buyer Than Seller’
" BOSTON (CBS) – With the MLB Trade Deadline just a day away, CBS Sports Baseball Insider Jon Heyman bumped up his weekly call-in to 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Gresh & Zolak by a day.

There have been rumors of Boston shopping Josh Beckett to Texas and Atlanta over the weekend. Multiple reports have a Beckett trade unlikely, and Heyman agrees with that.

“There are a lot of hurdles, no question about that. The fact they’re talking to Texas and Atlanta gives you the thought (Beckett has) given the OK; maybe he likes those two teams,” Heyman said of the Sox righty, who can veto any deal as a 10-5 player. “They’re both contenders and in the South.”

Heyman: Teams Now Weighing Beckett Trade

“Those teams are weighing the issues, and the biggest issue is (Becektt) has $38-million to go until 2014,” he added.

Are there any other teams that could jump into the Beckett sweepstakes?

“I’m not aware of other teams, but he — as you said — is holding the cards because he can tell them where he’s willing to go,” said Heyman. “That’s up to him and I don’t blame him for that "

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