Youkilis And Lester Next ?
Posted by Mike on December 5, 2008
From Buster Olney:
Heard this: With Dustin Pedroia now locked up to a long-term deal, the Red Sox are hoping to get long-term contracts worked out with Kevin Youkilis and Jon Lester; colleague Peter Gammons reports that the Red Sox may have something wrapped up with Youkilis quickly.
Also, this one comes as bit of a surprise, but unlikely they will ever get serious into the bidding for Sabathia. More than likely, the Sox just want to hear what Sabathia’a representatives have too say, and they may try to drive up the price.
The Red Sox are meeting with CC Sabathia sometime in the next few days, and so will GM Brian Cashman, who reportedly met with Scott Boras, the agent for Mark Teixeira and Derek Lowe. It’s unclear whether the Red Sox are seriously interested in trying to compete with the Yankees’ $140 million offer to Sabathia, or if they are just doing their due diligence and preparing alternatives in their winter shopping.