Re: Red Sox plan to convert Masterson into reliever after Triple-A stint
Nice post, Spring, but I think the Sox are just too proud of their young pitching and not desperate enough to gamble away Masterson. They did move Kason Gabbard last year, but that was to win a spirited competition for Eric Gagne who was a legendary closer having a very good year to that point. With Gagne being such a fiasco in Boston, I don't see them throwing away a Masterson for any of the Reds' relievers and Cordero has a no-trade clause for this year.
As I see it, the Masterson conversion isn't a move of desperation. They simply have starting depth. Making Masterson a reliever is simply using their resources as needed.
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