Chicago Cubs Rumors: Addison Reed tied to Red Sox, ‘mystery team’
By Jake Misener
Reed a target for Boston, ‘mystery team’
A short-term asset, Addison Reed has been dominant for the New York Mets.
MLBTR ranks Reed as the number three likeliest player to be dealt before the deadline. Since joining the Mets’ pen, he boasts a 2.11 ERA, 10.0 K/9, 1.5 BB/9 in 141 innings. The right-hander, set to hit the market at season’s end, could shore up a contender’s pen for a run.
Boston, 3-7 over their last 10, needs to figure out several issues. Third base and the bullpen rank near the top of that list. To land Reed, the Red Sox face steep competition, though.
According to reports, at least five other teams remain interested in the right-hander. Owner of a 2.57 ERA in 2017, Reed hasn’t been as strong as he was last season. Still, he could serve as a bridge for the Red Sox, getting the ball to the best closer in the game in Craig Kimbrel.
Chicago doesn’t make a lot of sense for a rental. Left-hander Justin Wilson seems more likely for the North Siders. The Cubs raided the system in the Aroldis Chapman and Jose Quintana deals over the last 365 days – and lack impact talent at the high levels.