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Red Sox among six teams interested in Huston Street

Nov 22, 2011, 8:30 PM EDT

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It sounds like the Rockies won’t have any trouble finding a taker for Huston Street this offseason.

According to Jon Heyman of SI.com, the Red Sox, Blue Jays, Orioles, Marlins, Reds and Mets are all interested in the veteran right-hander.

Street, 28, posted a 3.58 ERA, 29 saves and a 55/9 K/BB ratio over 58 1/3 innings this season, but he’s expendable now that the Rockies are confident Rafael Betancourt can be an effective closer in 2012.

There’s no shortage of closer-types available this winter, even after the Jonathan Papelbon and Joe Nathan signings, but Street would be a solid alternative for teams who are reluctant to hand out a multi-year contract. He is owed $7.5 million next season while his $9 million option for 2013 includes a $500,000 buyout.

  1. shawnuel - Nov 22, 2011 at 8:37 PM

    I would guess the emergence of Rex Brothers has something do do with it too.

    • mondogarage - Nov 22, 2011 at 9:35 PM

      That, and Betancourt’s demonstrated ability to close. Brothers won’t be going into 2012 as closer, but who knows by the end of the year.

  2. Kyle - Nov 22, 2011 at 9:45 PM

    Makes sense, contract is reasonable.

  3. Charles Gates - Nov 22, 2011 at 10:03 PM

    The only way Street makes sense for the Orioles is if they plan on trading him at the deadline. A prorated portion of $7.5MM for a couple (hopefully) of prospects might work. They don’t have many chips to deal.

    • sknut - Nov 22, 2011 at 10:10 PM

      And are the Orioles in the postion to take on a closer making almost 8 million bucks. The Rockies should wait to see who is left without a closer, might be able to get more for him at that point.

  4. byjiminy - Nov 22, 2011 at 11:29 PM

    Can you see how those of us who do not think the world revolves around the Yankees and Red Sox might find the headline of this story a tad offensive? Everything is not always really about the freaking Red Sox!

    • bobwsc - Nov 23, 2011 at 10:10 AM

      if someone were to audit clicks/comments of Sox/Yanks themed columns, you might find that as one of the drivers behind what CC posts.

  5. joshftw - Nov 23, 2011 at 2:24 AM

    Lest we forget the always present Adam “don’t call me Pacman” Jones card. The O’s always have him available.

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