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12-23-2012, 08:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Illinest View Post
From what I've been able to tell the original source of the Melancon rumor is from Red Sox fan speculation. Don't take him for granted.

I say the Sox want a closer and might want a lefty power threat if Napoli fails physical. They might want an extra one anyways. The Pirates want to shed salary so Hanrahan and Jones are both likely inclusions. Not saying I like that.

I think there's a decent chance that the Sox pushed for Jones and the Pirates were given a list of guys to look at. Could include Melancon. Maybe not.
The original source of the rumor was Gordon Edes of ESPN Boston I believe.

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