Jerry Remy, broadcaster and former Red Sox second baseman, will return to the NESN broadcasting booth with Don Orsillo for the 2014 season. This is very exciting news for fans across Red Sox Nation that missed the Remdawg after he bowed out of the public eye when his son, Jared, allegedly killed his girlfriend Jennifer Martel in a rage-filled, brutal attack.
The decision to return was not an easy one for Remy. He admitted to the press that as late as November and December he was not ready. He had stopped watching the regular season games, because he was so consumed with his son’s actions. Remy began watching postseason games in October in time to see the Boston Red Sox win the pennant. After a positive visit with his doctor and the insistence of his family and friends, he decided to return to broadcasting for the upcoming season. Continue reading Jerry Remy Ready to Return to Broadcasting in 2014 »
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In my first ever post for Sports of Boston I wrote about how the Red Sox should bring back Stephen Drew on a two-year deal. Three months later and not much has changed on Drew’s front. His agent Scott Boras is still waiting for a market to materialize and the Red Sox hold all the leverage. There is no doubt that Xander Bogaerts is the shortstop of the future for the Red Sox, but it will not hurt him to play his first couple years at third base. Continue reading Circling Back to Stephen Drew »
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The 7 year $155 million dollar contract that Masahiro Tanaka signed with the Yankees should not be a surprise. Brian Cashman can say that the Yankees want to limit their spending, but in the end the Steinbrenner’s desire to win (and win now) leads to large and often absurd contracts. With the $20 million dollar posting fee including the Yankees committed a whopping $25 million AAV for Tanaka. With this the Yankees are now well above the $189 million luxury tax line and will add to the league high $254 million they have paid in taxes since 2003. Financials aside, what impact does Tanaka’s signing have? Continue reading Assessing Masahiro Tanaka’s Potential Impact »
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The Red Sox signed 31-year-old center fielder Grady Sizemore to a one-year $750,000 contract Wednesday. He has not set foot on a major league field since 2011. During that season his offensive stats were decent at .224/.285/.422 over 71 games. Since 2009, he has had a number of injuries preventing him from playing baseball, a recurring knee injury the most prevalent among them. Yes, he was a three-time All Star from 2006-2008, so when he is hot, he’s hot. Does he have anything left? Is this really the best the Red Sox can do to improve the 2014 outlook in center field?
Continue reading Red Sox Ink Deal with Grady Sizemore »
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After reportedly whittling his decision down to five teams, including the Boston Red Sox, Japanese phenom Masahiro Tanaka has decided to sign with the New York Yankees, according to ESPN’s Buster Olney.
The deal is for a reported seven years and a whopping $155 million, and includes an opt-out clause after the fourth year. The Yankees will also pay Tanaka’s $20 million posting fee on top of the lucrative contract. Continue reading Yankees Land Masahiro Tanaka for $155 Million »
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Yesterday it became official, the Dodgers extended Clayton Kershaw to a monster 7 year $215 million dollar contract. The $30.7 million AAV trumps the previous record one year $28 million dollar contract signed by Roger Clemens in 2007. The one thing that is different from all these other large contracts is that Kershaw is probably worth it. He is still just 26 years old and led the league in ERA for the past three seasons. He is durable as well, the last time he didn’t pitch 200 innings was his first full season when he was 21. Kershaw got his money and will no longer be a free agent after this season.
So what does that mean for Jon Lester and the Red Sox? Continue reading What the Clayton Kershaw Contract Means for Jon Lester »
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He played for the Red Sox from 1978-84. He started broadcasting on NESN in 1988. He is one of the most respected sports broadcaster in the New England area and is the first president on Red Sox Nation. Jerry Remy is a part of New England and it seemed that he would continue to serve as the Red Sox color announcer until he decided to call it quits. Unfortunately it seems like that decision has been been pushed to the forefront.
It needs to be made clear that there are many things that are more important than sports. A person’s life is, and always will be, more important. For those who are unaware of the story, Jerry Remy’s son Jared is accused of murdering Jennifer Martel, who was Jared’s girlfriend and mother of their four-year-old child. These turn of events led to Jerry Remy leaving NESN indefinitely and his return status is still in limbo. Continue reading Jerry Remy’s Future Uncertain »
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