Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Heyman Thinks Red Sox Will Pursue Stanton

CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman appeared today on 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Gresh & Zolak Show and expressed the view that the Red Sox will aggressively pursue Giancarlo Stanton this off-season. Heyman believes that Boston will cobble together a bevy of prospects—and major leaguers like Will Middlebrooks—to entice the Marlins into giving up their prized slugger. Said Heyman, "I think Boston is looking ultimately for Giancarlo Stanton. And hopefully in their mind will package some of their young players to get him. I think Middlebrooks is a potential trading chip and he needs to show that he can get back to where he was a couple of years ago and perform at that level. He’s a big, right-handed power hitter that’s cost efficient and has good value as long as he’s producing." When a (somewhat) respected writer like Heyman says things like this, it's tougher for the mainstream sports media to 'poo-poo' others who talk up Stanton as having tin foil hats. So, that's a good thing.