Connelly’s Top Ten: Comebacks, Championships and Doobie Brothers brady-garoppolo Patriots 2014-2015 Position Review: Quarterbacks Looks like Theo Epstein is putting together the 11 year reunion tour as the Cubs have hired Manny Ramirez and Kevin Youkilis as consultants for this season. (Yahoo Sports) Cubs Hire Manny, Youkilis to Try to Become ’04 Red Sox…Literally What can we expect for the Boston Red Sox starting rotation in 2015? (USATSI) Red Sox 2015 Preview: Buchholz, Porcello, Miley, Masterson, Kelly

Red Sox Trade Casey Kotchman to Mariners

Casey Kotchman (Image fom bleacherreport.com)

With news that the Red Sox have signed free agent third baseman Adrian Beltre (who is considered the best defensive third baseman in baseball…and perhaps the best defensive player overall), first baseman Casey Kotchman became expendable.

According to WEEI’s Alex Speier, the Sox have reportedly traded Casey Kotchman to the Mariners for “a minor-league player to be named later, a major-league role player, and cash,” which reportedly will give them more financial flexibility to take on Beltre’s contract. FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal said the Sox acquired 3B/SS/OF Bill Hall as part of the deal. Hall brings an $8.4 million salary with him, but the Sox will likely save money because the M’s are also sending cash in the deal.

Despite trading Kotchman, the team will also still try to trade Mike Lowell, including a rumored swap for Mets second baseman Luis Castillo. Multiple sources are reporting that trade is unlikely to happen and has been dead for weeks. How that move would help the Red Sox anyway is beyond me.

About KC Downey - @kc_downey

KC is the "head coach" of the Sports of Boston, LLC blog network. Follow him on Twitter: @kc_downey

Tags: , , ,

Discussion

One comment for “Red Sox Trade Casey Kotchman to Mariners”

  1. Bill Hall originally came to Seattle from the Brewers. The Brew Crew sent 7.1M to help pay for Hall.

    That money is supposedly the money thats coming over now.

    Posted by Dan | January 6, 2010, 12:30 pm

Post a comment