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According to a source close with the team, the Red Sox are close to signing free agent 3B Pablo Sandoval to a 5 year, $100 million dollar contract with an option for a 6th year. This is not done yet, but in the words of the source, “90% he comes here.”

This is an interesting deal, if it turns out to be true. Sandoval is a proven playoff performer and he is surprisingly reliable in the field for his size. However, that’s a lot of money being thrown at someone his size and that money could be better spent on pitching. Either way, Sandoval will be a fan favorite very quickly if he can stay healthy and produce the way he has in San Francisco.

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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 that happens often during the off season. It would be likely that the Red Sox would want pitcher Cole Hamels in exchange for the players in which the Phillies are interested in. Hamels is an elite pitcher that began his major league career with the Phillies in 2006.  In 2014, he had a 2.46 ERA and a 1.148 WHIP.  These statistics combined with his experience make him a pitcher that the Sox could use to anchor their five-man, starting rotation.

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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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Red Sox 2014 Free Agent Targets

November 6, 2014 at 12:00pm in Featured, Red Sox
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The MLB offseason is officially underway after the San Francisco Giants won what was a somewhat boring World Series over the Kansas City Royals. In my opinion, I would have rather seen the Royals win and keep it in the American league. Regardless, it’s time for the Boston Red Sox to switch gears and turn their focus towards the large amount of free agents that are currently available. Their main focus here should be the improvement of their pitching rotation, and there are no shortage of flamethrowers out there.

Ideally, John Henry and co. would like to bring Jon Lester back to the team after he had a very impressive 2014 season, going 16-11 with a 2.46 ERA in his 32 starts. Lester will most likely command a 5-year deal or longer and the money he asks will most likely depend upon what Max Scherzer and James Shields are seeking. Both of these aces have been tendered offers, and I expect that Shields won’t be able to negotiate as much given his slightly disappointing performance in the playoffs, and is . I fully expect Lester to be one of, if not the top sought after pitcher in the MLB during the offseason and the Red Sox will have plenty of competition for his services. Continue reading Red Sox 2014 Free Agent Targets »

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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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