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Steinbrenner Says Yanks Offer “still the best one”

“I think the Twins realize our offer is the best one,” Steinbrenner told the Daily News in a telephone interview. “I feel confident they’re not going to trade him before checking with us one last time and I think they think we’ve already made the best offer.” Its believed the Yankees have the offer on […]

BA Releases List of Red Sox Top 10 Prospects

Baseball America’s Top 10 List of Red Sox Prospects 1. Clay Buchholz SP 2. Jacoby Ellsbury CF 3. Lars Anderson 1B 4. Justin Masterson P 5. Jed Lowrie SS 6. Ryan Kalish OF 7. Michael Bowden P 8. Nick Hagadone P 9. Oscar Tejeda SS 10. Josh Reddick OF The only problem I have with […]

Reason to Love Coco Crisp

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Red Sox pay 6 Million in Luxury Tax

Since the luxury tax was introduced in 2003 only three teams have paid it: the Red Sox, the Yankees and the Angels. Keep in mind the Angels only paid it once and that was $927,059 in 2004. So far the tax has been about the big east teams. In total since the tax started Boston […]

Fantasy Baseball Big Board: Top 50

The Big Board is the cheat sheet for any fantasy baseball draft. The players are judged on past performances, current state, and potential future progression. Also a huge factor is position eligibility. For instance a first baseman who hits .300 is not worth as much as a second baseman who does. After running a few […]

Clemens Fires Back Denying HGH and Steroids Reports

Roger Clemens denied allegations by his former trainer that he took performance-enhancing drugs.  I want to state clearly and without qualification: I did not take steroids, human growth hormone or any other banned substances at any time in my baseball career or, in fact, my entire life. Roger Clemens, in a statement issued by his […]

Miguel Tejada out of the East, Headed to the Astros

Today Miguel Tejada was dealt from the Baltimore Orioles to the Houston Astros for 5 prospects. Including outfielder Luke Scott, pitchers Matt Albers, Troy Patton and Dennis Sarfate, and third-base prospect Michael Costanzo. Tejada hit .296 with 18 home runs and 81 RBIs this season This is good news for the AL East. As every […]

Gagne to the Milwaukee Brewers

Eric Gagne is headed to the Brew Crew for 1 year at 10 million dollars. Eric Gagne had 30.1 solid innings with Texas and blew up in a Sox uniform. But he’s headed to the NL central now, the easiest divisions in baseball. Fantasy wise if Gagne stays healthy he should get an easy 30 […]

Jacoby Ellsbury’s on Current Affairs

From Joe McDonald at Projo Soxblog While the Red Sox and Twins try to hammer out a possible trade, involving Minnesota pitcher Johan Santana, Boston rookie sensation Jacoby Ellsbury is eagerly awaiting word on whether he’s staying or going. “I’m been trying not to pay too much attention to it,” he said. “But it’s hard […]

All Quiet on the Johan Front

Talks have been quiet on day four of the Winter Meetings. Johan doesn’t look to be moving anytime soon. The Twins have been going around to other teams looking to get a better offer than the Red Sox. One team they have talked to is the Seattle Mariners who have CF Adam Jones and P Brandon […]

Red Sox Closer to Finalizing Johan Santana Deal

Peter Gammons reports The Twins and Red Sox are getting closer to finalizing a Johan Santana deal. Boston has sweetened its offer by adding a fifth player to the the offer — outfield prospect Ryan Kalish, a ninth-round draft pick in the 2006 out of Red Bank Catholic High School (Shrewsbury, N.J.). Peter says the […]

Angels Jump Into Johan Sweepstakes

From Sean McAdam at Projo Soxblog NASHVILLE — Just because the New York Yankees are out of the picture on Johan Santana doesn’t mean the Red Sox necessarily have a clear path for the Twins’ ace. This afternoon the Twins were meeting with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, who have jumped into the Santana […]

Buster Olney on ESPN Radio about Johan

- He said the Twins and Red Sox are meeting as we speak, expected to pick Lester- or Ellsbury-centered package – Twin “like Ellsbury a lot” but some people in the organization want to get an major league ready pitcher back in the deal – Red Sox are “very confident” they will be able to work […]

If the 4-1 Deal Happens…

If the final deal is Jon Lester, Coco Crisp, Jed Lowrie and Justin Masterson  Projected 2008 Team C: Varitek (Captain) 1B: Youkilis (Gold Glover) 2B: Pedroia (RoY) SS: Lugo (33 SBs and 73 RBI in ’07) 3B: Lowell (World Series MVP, Former Gold Glover) RF: JD Drew (Still Career .890 OPS guy) CF: Ellsbury (2008 RoY?) […]

MLB Winter Meetings Day 3: Santana Deal getting Real

It is reported by Peter Gammons that the Red Sox and Twins are set to meet this afternoon to continue talks about Johan Santana. Also the Twins are still trying to decide between the 3-1 deal of Jacoby Ellsbury, Jed Lowrie and Justin Masterson or the 4-1 deal of Jon Lester, Coco Crisp, Lowrie and Masterson. […]