Not much news tonight in yankee land so let’s take a look around the MLB. Enjoy and have a good night
According to Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi of FOXSports.com, Bobby Valentine has met with at least one Red Sox owner and will meet with more.
Valentine wouldn’t comment on the situation to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe earlier in the day Thursday, but now multiple sources are reporting that the Red Sox have reached out to him about their vacant managerial position. When Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington began his search, he was targeting candidates without major league managerial experience, but it’s safe to say they have shifted in a radically different direction.
Clayton Kershaw was named the National League Cy Young Award winner Thursday.
Kershaw, 23, is the youngest Cy Young winner since Dwight Gooden won the award as a 20-year-old in 1985. It was hard to go wrong with this excellent field of candidates, but Kershaw was the clear favorite after leading the National League this season with a 2.28 ERA, 248 strikeouts and (tied) 21 wins. The southpaw took home 27 of 32 first-place votes while Roy Halladay received four and Ian Kennedy got one. Halladay finished second in the balloting and Cliff Lee placed third.
According to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com, C.J. Wilson will visit the Angels on Monday.
It should be the first of several stops for Wilson, who is the most coveted pitcher on the free agent market. Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto hasn’t been shy about his interest thus far, holding a lengthy meeting Wilson’s agent, Bob Garber, at the general managers’ meetings Monday in Milwaukee. It’s believed that Wilson is looking for a six-year contract in excess of $100 million.