Trade Rumor: Boston Red Sox Plan Blockbuster Deal

Jon AlbaCorrespondent IJuly 27, 2009

NEW YORK - APRIL 19:  Victor Martinez #41 of the Cleveland Indians bats against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on April 19, 2009 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

In what may become one of the biggest trades in recent memory, word is beginning to spread that the Boston Red Sox are trying to complete a super deal that would send catcher Victor Martinez and reigning Cy Young winner Cliff Lee to Beantown. 

While unconfirmed, Joel Sherman of the New York Post states that the rumors may very well be true.

In his report, Sherman states that the Sox are a hesitant to deal Clay Buchholz, but may do so if the opportunity to acquire the two superstars arises. Also in on the deal may be the Tampa Bay Rays, who seem intrigued about swinging a deal in order to be contenders in the American League East.

The Sox, however, appear to have the most to offer to the cellar-bound Indians, and feel that a deal of this proportion could greatly shake up the entire American League as well as the rival New York Yankees.

As mentioned, the reports are unconfirmed and strictly rumors at this point, but it should be noted that the Sox have been “trying to pull off something huge” for a few days now.


SportsFullCircle will have more as more information is learned.