Heyman: Red Sox Could Get Cliff Lee Without Giving Up Betts & Swihart

March 3, 2015 6:52 PM
Heyman: Red Sox Could Get Cliff Lee Without Giving Up Betts & Swihart
" BOSTON (CBS) – The Red Sox and Phillies have engaged in an intense staring match this offseason and spring over left-hander Cole Hamels, with both teams unwilling to budge on their demands to make the trade happen.

Philadelphia is rebuilding, and after finishing dead last in the American League East in 2014, Boston has the most expensive team in franchise history, but is believed to be one ace pitcher short of being a true contender.

The Phillies reportedly covet Sox prospects Mookie Betts and Blake Swihart, two players Boston is determined to keep.

Add it all up and it doesn’t look like a deal is imminent.

CBS Sports MLB insider Jon Heyman offered his take with 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Zolak & Bertrand show Tuesday afternoon.

“To me, if I’m Philly, I don’t blame them for holding out for a great prospect. You have an asset there [in Hamels] and you need to get something great for him,” Heyman said. “I understand they’re only three-sevenths of the way through the rebuild; they really need to trade Jonathan Papelbon and Ryan Howard "

Click here to read the whole article

Google related News

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 by CBS Sports

With Hamels talks stalled, would Red Sox consider Lee, who looks strong?

Could Cliff Lee be headed to the Boston Red Sox? (USATSI) Depending on the health and early performance of Lee, who is said to look superb so far in spring as he returns from his injury-racked 2014 season, he could make sense for Boston since his ...

Read more
Saturday, March 07, 2015 by VAVEL

San Francisco Giants Are Not Interested In Allen Craig of the Boston Red Sox

215/.279/.315 hitter with eight home runs and 46 RBI's with both the Cardinals and Red Sox in 2014. Craig signed a five-year, $31-million dollar contract back in 2013. It extends to 2017 with a $13-million player option for 2018. Let us say that the Giants ...

Read more
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 by Rant Sports

Boston Red Sox Rumors: Cliff Lee Should Be A New Trade Target

The Phillies are in rebuilding mode as they look to shed some overpriced veterans, and Jon Heyman of CBS Sports has suggested the Red Sox may turn their attention to another left-hander in Philadelphia’s starting rotation. Cliff Lee made just 13 ...

Read more
Monday, February 23, 2015 by The Latin Post

MLB Free Agents Rumors: Boston Red Sox Acquire Cuban Yoan Moncada for 2015-2016 Season

Jesse Sanchez of MLB broke the news on Monday morning, reporting that the Red Sox have received commitment from Moncada, who will reportedly sign a $31.5 million deal once a physical is completed. According to John Heyman of CBS Sports, the Red Sox ...

Read more