Tag:Jason Bay
Posted on: November 12, 2009 4:23 pm

Sports Illustrated's Jon Heyman the GM Meetings

Jon Heyman, Sports Hub Baseball Insider from Sports Illustrated joined Tanguay & Zolak today for an information packed interview recapping MLB's GM Meetings in Chicago this past week.

Heyman told us what it would take for the Sox to bring back LF Jason Bay. He also dicussed the Roy Halladay and Adrian Gonzalez sweepstakes and gave his thoughts on the Hideki Matsui to the Sox rumors

Listen to Jon Heyman here!

Posted on: November 9, 2009 9:03 pm

Cattles' Corner - Interesting Off-Season for Sox

There's a somewhat kind-hearted debate between fellow producer Jim Louth and I in regards to the Red Sox off-season.  It's pretty simple at the heart of it, but remains interesting.  Question is, will the Red Sox do anything big or will they stand pat?  I don't want to try to explain Jim's view for him, so I'll just say it's his opinion that the Red Sox will be mainly quiet.

I, on the other hand, vehemently disagree.  Yes, I'm aware that David Ortiz (I'm doubting they pick up that option) and Mike Lowell are both going into their final years and that the Sox could wait another year, until the true financial windfall besieges them.  I think, however, that there's the possibility that one of them is not playing for the Red Sox come April. 

The Sox need a bat, even if they resign Jason Bay.  With GM Theo Epstein coming out and saying that Victor Martinez will be the everyday catcher of this ballclub next season, I think the obvious next step is to find a 1B to account for losing out on one last year.  Even with Jason Bay in the fold last year, Epstein and the Boston front office still tried to land Mark Texeira. 

It's my feeling that Adrian Gonzalez will be a Boston Red Sox by Christmas.  There's just too many factors that can help facilitate this move.  There's the fact that San Diego is in big financial trouble and won't be able to handle Gonzalez' hefty demands following his current contract.  Epstein is after Gonzalez, this much is known from his attempt to land the first baseman during this past year's trade deadline.  Finally, Epstein's former right hand man Jed Hoyer is now the GM of the Padres and knows the Sox prospects better than anyone other than Epstein.  It all adds up...   

With the Sox dealing many top prospects for Adrian Gonzalez, the other big name will likely come via free agency.  I'm thinking that the Sox will come to an agreement with either Jason Bay or Matt Holliday.  My bet is Bay.  This leaves the final piece to the puzzle - trading Mike Lowell or David Ortiz.  I'm not sure which one is the guy to be dealt, but I'd expect the Red Sox to have to pay at least some of the freight.  It'll be well worth it, if your lineup looks like this next season:  

1) Jacoby Ellsbury; CF
2) Dustin Pedroia; 2B
3) Victor Martinez; C
4) Kevin Youkilis; 3B
5) Adrian Gonzalez; 1B
6) David Ortiz/Mike Lowell; DH
7) Jason Bay; LF
8) JD Drew; RF
9) Alex Gonzalez/Replacement; SS

A man can dream, can't he?

Nick Cattles, Producer
Posted on: November 4, 2009 1:33 pm

Tanguay & Zolak Recap Wednesday 11/4

On the show today we heard from both Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick and Quarterback Tom Brady.  Belichick spoke about the challenges that await on Sunday and dismissed the idea of giving his own team's performance a "grade".  Meanwhile, Brady said he expects a physical battle on Sunday and that he feels as good as he has since coming back.

Also on the show, Tanguay and Zolak spoke about Jason Bay and possible Sox offseason moves, the Celtics bench and the team's early success, as well as breaking down the World Series. 

Join us tomorrow, when we have Dan Shaughnessy in studio and baseball insider Jon Heyman at noon.  Have the Phillies forced a game 7?  Will the Red Sox acquire another bat, even if they sign Bay?  And much more, on 98-5 The Sports Hub with Tanguay and Zolak. 

Posted on: November 3, 2009 4:19 pm

Tanguay & Zolak Tuesday Recap 11/3

Tanguay began the show with an axe to grind today and he let it all hang out as he "broke up" with Toucher & Rich. This is must listen radio!... Listen Here

Dan Roche, Channel 4 & Sports Hub Red Sox Insider joined the boys with the latest info on Jason Bay's negotiations with the Red Sox. He also gave us insight to his sitdown with David Ortiz and looked at the future for Big Papi...Listen to the Interview

We learned of the news of Jarvis Green's knee surgery and Tanguay & Zolak broke down the new rotation at Defensive Line without #97. We also asked the question...how will the Pats attack the Dolphins "Wildcat"?

WR Chris Chambers was released by the Chargers yesterday. Would he be a good fit in a Patriots uniform?

Coming up Wednesday, we'll be live at the CBS Scene in Foxboro for the Bill Belichick & Tom Brady Press Conferences. We also have Pats Tickets to give away at 11:55am and Bruins Forward Blake Wheeler joins us at 12:30pm. Don't miss it!
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