Though the Red Sox actively explored the idea of adding free agent outfielder Jayson Werth, the team never came close to the seven-year, $126 million contract offer that the Washington Nationals used to reel in the hirsute 31-year-old. In fact, a source familiar with the situation said that the Red Sox -- despite a meeting last week between club officials, the outfielder and his agent -- never made a formal offer to Werth.
Werth represented a highly regarded outfielder whose all-around skill set (above-average outfield defense, middle-of-the-order lineup production and strong base running skills) made him a worthy offseason target. But not at the years and dollars offered by the Nats.
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The Red Sox have agreed on a deal to acquire San Diego slugger Adrian Gonzalez, according to Jon Heyman of SI.com, who adds that a press conference is expected to be held Monday to officially announce the trade. It isn't know who will be heading to the Padres in return, but multiple reports over the weekend indicated that Casey Kelly, Reymond Fuentes, and Anthony Rizzo will be dealt to San Diego. In addition, Heyman reports that the Red Sox will add about "seven years at about $23 million per" to Gonzalez's $6 million salary for 2011, but he adds that "no extension will be announced yet." (WEEI.com's Alex Speier says that it's the prudent thing for the Sox to wait on...
Boston College is going back to San Francisco for its bowl game where the Eagles will play Nevada in the newly-named Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl (formerly the Emerald Bowl) on Jan. 9. The Eagles lost to USC last season in the game that is played at AT&T Park.
The Eagles won five straight games to finish the season 7-5 and become bowl eligible and run their consecutive bowl-appearance streak to 12 years, the sixth-longest streak in the nation. They will have a tough test with Nevada who went 12-1 this season and beat Boise State, handing the Broncos their only loss. The Wolf Pack are ranked 13th in the Associated Press poll.
According to tweets from both ESPN's Buster Olney and Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com, the Oakland A's have withdrawn their offer to free agent third baseman Adrian Beltre. It had been reported that the A's were offering Beltre a five-year deal worth upwards of $60 million. Both Olney and Rosenthal wrote that the A's grew frustrated of waiting for an answer from Beltre, especially after he had rejected their three-year proposal last offseason. FoxSports.com's Jon Paul Morosi also Tweeted that Beltre's agent, Scott Boras, says interest is "plentiful." For more Red Sox coverage, see the team page at weei.com/redsox.
Free agent outfielder Jayson Werth has agreed to sign with the Washington Nationals, according to the team's web site. Sports Illustrated's Jon Heyman has tweeted that Werth, a client of Scott Boras, will get a seven-year deal worth $126 million.
The Red Sox were believed to be interested in Werth, as they met with him and Boras last week. Fox Sports wrote Friday that that "many in the industry" saw Boston as the favorite to sign the former Blue Jays, Dodgers and Phillies outfielder. Last season, Werth hit .296/.388/.532 with 26 homers and 85 RBI.
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