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, who played for the 2014 World Championship Giants, told a reporter that he “loved being here,” enjoying the city and the Red Sox representatives he met with on Monday.
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Many Red Sox fans have been dreaming of free agent third basemen, Pablo Sandoval since August. Those dreams only intensified after he put together an extraordinary post-season. There have also been rumors circulating that the Red Sox are “all in” on the powerful switch hitter. And various reports have indicated that Sandoval is in Boston to meet with Red Sox management.
After a terrible season and a flurry of trade-deadline roster moves Sox fans are anxiously awaiting the announcement of splashy free agent singings. Plus, with news of Giancarlo Stanton signing one of the most lucrative deals in the history of sports, the Braves and Cardinals swapping stars, and the rival Blue Jays locking up catcher, Russell Martin—Sox fans are now desperately awaiting any sort of positive news from the free agent front.
But can Sandoval help the Sox contend in 2015? Continue reading Why the Red Sox DON’T Want Pablo Sandoval »
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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 David Ortiz. Sandoval hit .279 with a .325 on-base percentage and 73 RBI during the regular season. Defensively, the hometown team has a need for a solid, consistent presence at third base in 2015. He was nominated for his third golden glove this year. Continue reading Red Sox Begin Talks with World Series MVP Pablo Sandoval »
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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 had a .57 WHIP, a league-wide record for pitchers that took the mound over 40 times. He was simply undeniable.
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The World Series is over, in a thrilling Game 7 no less. That led to a hearty celebration, to be sure. Usually a starter, but with no games ahead, Madison Bumgarner got a very rare five-inning save to cap off the Giants’ third title in five seasons.
The Giants were the favored team among our experts, though nobody saw the series going the full seven games, much less concluding in such a tactical game. Still, points are points in the final round. So who ended up with the big win? Without further ado, the winner of the 2014 MLB Playoffs Pick ‘Em is… Continue reading 2014 MLB Playoffs Expert Picks: World Series Results »
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After Madison Bumgarner twirled a complete game shutout to give the San Francisco Giants a 3-2 lead in the 2014 World Series, Jake Peavy got the start in Game 6 to try to wrap up the franchise’s third title in five years.
“This is a start you play your whole career wanting,” said Peavy before traveling to Kansas City for Game 6.
Well, it didn’t take long for that dream to turn into a complete nightmare for Peavy.
The Royals jumped all over the former Red Sox starter who was traded to the Giants midseason, knocking Peavy from the game with a seven run second inning despite several broken bats. The Royals would go on to win 10-0 to knot the series at 3-3 and force a seventh and deciding game. Peavy, who was pitching with a swollen thumb on his pitching hand from trying to catch a foul ball, would finish with a line of 1.1 IP, 6 H, 5 ER, 1 BB, and 2 K.
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