« There have been a lot of things that have been asked of us where we just felt like we weren’t doing our job and ultimately we’re going to let our fans down, whether it’s tomorrow or whether it’s next year or next year. ‘after or all of the above if we did some things we could have done to make more splashBloom said. The luxury tax threshold of $ 210 million ” has never been a hard line”That kept the Sox from making a trade, and Bloom said the team had indeed considered some moves that would put them above the $ 210 million figure. However, ” we just didn’t feel like it was worth the talent cost, let alone the added effects of going over the line. »
Bloom also denied a report that the property was pressuring the front office to land Max Scherzer. The Sox were known to be interested in the former Nationals ace, and Scherzer was reportedly open to giving up his trade protection to come to Boston, before he finally agreed to be treated. with the Dodgers.
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- Chris Sale threw 81 pitches in five innings in an AAA rehab start yesterday, the longest stint to date of his four minor league rehab outings. Working on a more standard game came to Sale, who told Boston Globe’s Alex Speier and other reporters that “I’m starting to get into a more normal routine and more of fighting the same fight everyone else is fighting, instead of having an injured elbow, fighting back, rehabilitating. I don’t feel like that. It’s big. Sale mainly threw his fastball in the 91-93 mph range, but occasionally backed up to touch the 96 mph mark, while striking out seven hits and allowing one run (on five hits and one walk) over his five rounds. The southpaw is scheduled for another Triple-A rehab debut this week, and he could then potentially make his long-awaited return to the Red Sox rotation.
- Second round pick Jud Fabien will not sign with the Red Sox, because un tweet from his personal account more or less (with help from Eminem) officially declared that he would be returning to the University of Florida for his final year. A prize of $ 1,856,700 is attached to the 40th overall selection, and rumors have circulated that the two sides were a fair distance away in the negotiations – Peter Gammons of The Athletic reported that Fabian could have raked in $ 3 million from two teams that later chose the Sox in the second round. Due to remaining pool space, MLB Pipeline’s Jim Callis writes that the Sox couldn’t give Fabian more than $ 2,100,680 in bonus without having to forfeit a future first-round pick as punishment for have exceeded their pool expenses by more than five percent. The Red Sox will receive the 41st overall selection in next year’s draft as compensation for not signing Fabian.