Saturday, July 27, 2013

Phillies Outbid Red Sox For Cuban Pitcher

So much for unlimited Red Sox resources. Boston was outbid by the Phillies for the services of Cuban defector Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez. Several sources had pinned the Red Sox as the favorite, but apparently, John Henry had some other priorities as Philly outbid the Liverpool soccer magnate by $20 million (reportedly $60 million for six years versus $40 million for six years). Now, Boston has no choice but to sacrifice some top prospects to get a starter like Jake Peavy or even Cliff Lee (now that Philly has a ready substitute for the lefty). If Ben Cherington is a guest in your home today, cover the furniture.