Red Sox were in Marlins hunt, too

Red Sox were in Marlins hunt, too
November 15, 2012, 3:15 am
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Apparently, it could have been another American League East team, the Red Sox, who ended up with the pieces of the dismantling Marlins. CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman tweeted that Boston was pursuing a deal for shortstop Jose Reyes and starter Josh Johnson before Miami ended up dealing those two plus starter Mark Buehrle to the Blue Jays.

Red Sox owner John Henry told Heyman he didn’t know “the whole team was available.”

*Speaking of Buehrle, at least one member of his family won’t be coming with him to Toronto — his 2-year-old pit bull. Ontario has a ban on the breed.

*As far as Mark Teixeira is concerned, his team is the good, old Yankees — no need to worry about their age.

“Let’s be honest, the older you get, the tougher it is to stay healthy; the tougher it is to stay productive,” the first baseman said, as reported by the New York Post. “Guys don’t retire because they get bored. Guys retire because they’re too old to perform at that high level. We have a bunch of older guys, but in certain times that experience really helps. And we’ve had an ‘old’ team all four years I’ve been here and we won more games than any team in the American League.”