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Red Sox among teams checking in on Edwin Diaz – Saturday, July 27th
While there continues to be a lot of talk regarding Noah Syndegaard……more GM's are actually pursuing Edwin Diaz both contenders and teams building for 2020. #RedSox #Twins #Dodgers amongst others. Diaz age 25. 61 SO in 39.1 IP. Salary: $607, 425. Controllable thru 2022.— Jim Bowden (@JimBowdenGM) July 27, 2019
I’m not sure what to think of this. The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reported ($) two days ago that the asking price for Diaz was very high and is about the same or even worth more than the trade package the Mets traded for him in the offseason.
Edwin Diaz has had quite a disappointing season with the Mets this year, especially considering the season the closer had last year for the Mariners. Diaz finished the season off with 57 saves, 124 strikeouts, and a 1.61 ERA. He, arguably, had the best season of any closer in the majors last season. Now, Diaz is struggling mightily with the Mets.
Whether or not the Mets do decide to deal Diaz or a few of their other pieces, maybe the asking price is too much for Dave Dombrowski’s liking. One interesting thing to note is that Diaz would not serve as a rental, as he is under control until 2022.
More buzz on the Red Sox being connected to Diaz – Sunday, July 28th
There is confidence in Red Sox organization that they can make an impactful deal before the deadline. Speculation: Edwin Diaz makes a lot of sense for Boston, not only for what he could add this year, but his minimal salary for this year fits in ownership parameters.— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) July 28, 2019
Well, we got another report connecting the Red Sox to Mets reliever Edwin Diaz – this time coming from ESPN’s Buster Olney. It’s encouraging to see the Red Sox connected to a top tier reliever like Diaz. Maybe the Mets’ asking price for Diaz has shifted with the acquisition of Marcus Stroman.
ESPN’s Buster Olney reports that the Red Sox are confident they will make an impactful deal for a reliever – Monday, July 29th
Any Red Sox offer for Edwin Diaz would presumably include minor-league slugger Bobby Dalbec, who is blocked at 3b by the younger Rafael Devers, or 2018 No. 1 pick Triston Casas, in case Mets view him as 3b option. Red Sox confident they will make impact bullpen move.— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) July 29, 2019
I assumed the asking price would be pretty high for Diaz. As much as I like Bobby Dalbec, I would rather trade him than Triston Casas. Casas seems like he has more potential and Dalbec is blocked by Rafael Devers.
More on Diaz to Boston
Tuesday, July 30th
Red Sox unlikely to land Diaz, looking for under-the-radar guys
Well, it looks like the Diaz-to-Boston rumors are officially over (attempting to reverse jinx it – you can thank me later.) This really doesn’t surprise me. I was shocked in the first place that the Red Sox were connected to a top-tier guy like Diaz. To be honest, I am okay with not trading for the Mets reliever if it’s going to cost too much. I’m sure we will hear more rumors as the day goes on, so make sure you check back here often today.
D-Backs Andrew Chafin is a target for the Red Sox front office
I could see this happening. Like McAdam mentions, Chafin is fairly cheap and is controllable through 2020. This has Dave Dombrowski and the Red Sox front office written all over it.