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Red Sox weighing alternatives to Bay?

Jon Heyman of “tweets” that the Red Sox may stay in touch with Jason Bay, however “competing execs believe they’relooking at hard at alternatives now.” Before hitting free agency, Bay reportedly rejected a four-year contract offer from Boston worth approximately $60 million.

Speaking of alternatives, Mike Silverman of the Boston Herald reported on Friday thatthe Red Sox inquired about four of Scott Boras’ clients-- Matt Holliday, Rick Ankiel, Adrian Beltre and Mike Gonzalez. Holliday would be a more expensive alternative to Bay, however he is also viewed as a superior player.