It appears that the Red Sox have traded Coco Crisp to the Royals for reliever Ramon Ramirez.
Makes sense for Boston, which has Jacoby Ellsbury to play center. Ramirez pitched well last season and is not yet arbitration eligible.
Now here is the question: What will the Royals do with their glut of outfielders? They now have Crisp, Jose Guillen, David DeJesus, Mark Teahen and Joey Gathright. That’s one too many.
The most likely scenario is trading Mark Teahen, maybe to the Cubs. There has been a lot of buzz about Teahen this winter and it can’t all be smoke. But in Yankees Fan Fantasy World (the place where Mark Teixeira comes on the cheap and Melky Cabrera has trade value), the Yankees could obtain DeJesus to play center field.
DeJesus would be a good fit. He was .307/.366/.452 and is from Brooklyn. But shouldn’t the Royals be in the business of keeping guys like DeJesus? Their best outfield would be DeJesus, Crisp and Guillen.
The Royals need pitching, starting and relief. Maybe there is a deal to be made there.