Red Sox

Hot Stove Lunch: Is Jose Abreu a reasonable option for Red Sox? Also, call goes out for Verlander, and Blue Jays look for PED answers

(Patrick Gorski/USA TODAY Sports)

This is a new daily BSJ off-season feature that will arrive in time for your lunch, Monday-Friday.

A spin around the leagues with the latest news, notes, and rumors around Major League Baseball:

RED SOX 

MLB Trade Rumors has a piece this morning in which it looks at the market for Chicago White Sox slugger Jose Abreu and considers the various contenders for him, should the White Sox move him this winter.

There are 13 teams listed -- nearly half of baseball -- so this list doesn't purport to necessarily narrow down the field. What it does suggest is that Abreu might be a nice, short-term alternative to those who are priced out of the bidding for, say, Eric Hosmer, or, though he's not a first baseman, Giancarlo Stanton.

My take: