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2015 Red Sox Pitching Outlook (So Far…)

The Boston Red Sox are future focused when it comes to their pitching strategy. Ben Cherington, Larry Lucchino, John Henry and Tom Werner are looking for potential, not proven performance as they rebuild the five-man rotation and the bullpen. The team acquired former free agent and pitcher in the Red Sox organization, Justin Masterson. The […]

Jon Lester Signing: Theo Epstein Proves He Has Not Lost Deal-Making Magic

Jon Lester and the Chicago Cubs agreed to a 6-year $155 million deal Tuesday night. The deal features the highest per-year salary at $25.83 offered to a pitcher in free agency with a vesting for a seventh year. Sources said that Lester rejected the Red Sox six-year $135 million offer with no options for a […]

Los Angeles Dodgers Show Interest in Jon Lester, Reports Say

Multiple sources are reporting that the Los Angeles Dodgers may make a last minute bid for Jon Lester. This would leave the other teams bidding for Lester, namely the Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, Atlanta Braves, and the Boston Red Sox in trouble. The Dodgers have Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke. Lester […]

Pablo Sandoval To Sign With Red Sox Today

Pablo Sandoval will make his final decision today regarding a contract with the Boston Red Sox worth approximately $100 million, according to WEEI.com’s Alex Speier. Speier reported this on Twitter after speaking with Sandoval’s agent, Gustavo Vazquez.

Red Sox, Hanley Ramirez Moving Toward $90 Million Deal

The Red Sox and free agent Hanley Ramirez are believed to be “moving toward an agreement,” to possibly be inked on Monday in the $90 million range over five years, reports CBSSports.com Jon Heyman and Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com. Heyman broke the news Sunday morning noting the deal would “come together quickly.” The Sox are poised […]

Red Sox Make Jon Lester An Offer

The Boston Red Sox have reportedly made Jon Lester an offer according to an inside source, reports ESPN’s Gordon Edes. The source stated that Lester plans on taking his time to make a decision about the undisclosed offer made by Ben Cherington and other Red Sox management. Before the 2014 season began, the Red Sox […]

Philadelphia Phillies Scouting 3 Red Sox Players

The Philadelphia Phillies are doing some background work on three Boston Red Sox players reports Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal. The Phillies are reportedly scouting pitcher Matt Barnes, catcher Christian Vazquez, and second baseman/outfielder Mookie Betts. This is not yet a deal only a team doing their homework on players in the Red Sox system, something […]

Red Sox “All-in” on Pablo Sandoval

The Boston Red Sox are “all in”  and “making a big push” to bring free agent Pablo Sandoval to Boston according ESPN reporter Gordon Edes. Sandoval and his agent have discussed 5-year, $80 to $90 million contracts with both the San Francisco Giants and the Red Sox, reports Jerry Crasnick of ESPN via Twitter. Sandoval, […]

Red Sox Begin Talks with World Series MVP Pablo Sandoval

The free agent market opened on Tuesday and the Boston Red Sox are already shopping. The team reportedly reached out to San Francisco third baseman and World Series MVP Pablo Sandoval’s agent yesterday to begin talks. Sandoval seems like a good fit for the Red Sox. He is a strong offensive force in the mold of […]

Red Sox Sign Koji Uehara to 2-Year, $18 Million Deal

The Boston Red Sox signed closer Koji Uehara to a two-year $18 million deal. This is one of the first moves the Red Sox have made to rebuild their bullpen after a rough 2014 season. In 2013 Uehara was as close to perfect as a pitcher can be saving 21 games in 24 appearances. He […]

Red Sox Reportedly Make Deal with Chili Davis for Hitting Coach

Sunday the Red Sox began the process of turning the page to 2015 when they reportedly reached an agreement with hitting coach Chili Davis. Davis had been with the Oakland Athletics for the last three seasons.

Buchholz and Uehara: A Tale of Two Pitchers

The Red Sox have decided to treat the remainder of the 2014 regular season like Spring Training, auditioning many of its players for next season.  Two of those players are pitchers Clay Buchholz and Koji Uehara. Clay Buchholz Buchholz is known to run hot or cold during any given season. There does not seem to be a […]

Video: Gatorade Says Farewell to Derek Jeter in Ad

Gatorade joins Nike, today, in celebrating Derek Jeter’s retirement in their new commercial for the sports drink. The spot, shot in black and white with Frank Sinatra singing in the background, features Jeter on the way to the ballpark in the back of a car. He stops the driver and says that he would like […]

Why Did the Red Sox Acquire Jemile Weeks?

On September 1st, the Red Sox traded Kelly Johnson and minor-leaguer Michael Almanzar for former Baltimore Oriole, Jemile Weeks. Jemile appeared in all three games against the New York Yankees this week, making minimal impact for his new team. It is unclear why the decision was made to bring Weeks aboard. We have many players […]

The Mishandled Career of Jackie Bradley Jr.

Jackie Bradley Jr. was sent down to the Pawtucket Red Sox on Monday. When asked by reporters about the move, he said he was “disappointed” in himself. The truth is the Red Sox should be disappointed in themselves for not handling this player better. The mishandling of Bradley began last season when the Red Sox had […]