Red Sox trade for Mets’ Addison Reed and get the bullpen help they need

admin   December 25, 2017   Comments Off on Red Sox trade for Mets’ Addison Reed and get the bullpen help they need

The are definitely not competing for a playoff spot this year, and continued to prove that by reportedly trading righty reliever to the . The Red Sox are sending three minor leaguers to New York in exchange for Reed:

wholesale blank jerseys baseball Jamie Callahan, Gerson Bautista, and Stephen Nogosek. It’s a rare all-relief trade, as all three of the Red Sox players are relief pitchers.

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Addison Reed Jerseys was traded to the Mets in August of 2015, and since then he’s been one of the best relievers in baseball. With New York he’s pitched to a 2.05 ERA with 156 strikeouts and just 24 walks in 142 innings. He’s been closing for the Mets (he’s got 19 saves this year) but he’ll presumably take a set-up spot behind Boston’s current closer .

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All three minor league relievers that the Red Sox gave up are in their top 30 prospects on MLB Pipeline. Stephen Nogosek is the highest at No. 18, and he’s been pitching in High-A ball.

south jersey baseball tournaments 2013 Jamie Callahan is at No. 23, and he’s been struggling since his promotion to Triple-A in May. Gerson Bautista has struck out 53 batters in 45.1 innings in High-A, but he’s walked 28. It’s not a major return, but the Mets couldn’t really expect one for Reed.

wholesale jerseys authentic He’s been excellent, but he’s also a rental: his contract is up at the end of the 2017 season. The Red Sox will also be paying the remainder of Reed’s contract, which Ken Rosenthal estimates to be about $2.6 million.

wholesale blank jerseys baseball So the Red Sox are getting a fantastic arm in Reed, and it couldn’t come at a better time. Boston experienced a first class bullpen implosion on Sunday when reliever gave up four runs on three hits, and gave away the game to the in the process.

The Red Sox’s cheap jersey bullpen isn’t terrible, but they definitely need help. Reliever isn’t having the year the Red Sox hoped he would, and (their former set-up man) is on the disabled list. Addison Reed Jerseys could be just what the Red Sox need.