Red Sox to make run at Josh Hamilton?
Would the Boston Red Sox really offer another huge contract to a player in his 30s? After a salary dump that rid the Red Sox of several million over the course of the next several seasons, word around Boston is the Red Sox could very well be making a run at Josh Hamilton. The stud outfielder is enjoying the best season of his often maligned career.
During an interview on WEEI, a sports radio station in Boston, Red Sox GM Ben Cherington hinted that his club could be in on some big-name free agents like Hamilton come winter.
“We’ve got to look at everything and yes, we’ve had several conversations,” Cherington said when asked about pursuing Hamilton. “We’ve got some ideas, guys that we think might be available, either through free agency – those are the guys we know will be available – or in trades, guys we think might be available in trades. We started that process earlier. Really right at the deadline we start looking at the off-season, and obviously this trade changes to some extent the types of opportunities we can pursue. And the fact that we gave up a fair amount of offense in this deal and we’ve got to find a way to replace that offense.”