Jon Lester

The Red Sox have scratched lefty Jon Lester from his scheduled start on Wednesday in lieu of all of the trade rumors swirling around him and the team.

Brandon Workman will be called up from Triple-A start in Lester’s place. Continue reading Jon Lester Trade Rumors: Lester Scratched from Wednesday Start »

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Jon Lester before Tuesday night's game at Fenway Park. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

I love Jon Lester. As a native New Englander with a passion for baseball, I have always admired the intensity Lester brings to the mound every fifth day. He has been a reliable starting pitcher since his first full season, making at least 31 starts every year since 2008, and his 21 starts this season rank second amongst left-handed pitchers in the American League. Lester contributed to two World Series championship teams, played under multiple managers, and experienced the frustrations of a last place team while with the Red Sox. Despite his passion, perseverance, and experience, Lester should be traded before the 4pm deadline on Thursday.

The philosophy of the Boston Red Sox changed after the disastrous Carl Crawford signing. The front office is aware that signing players to large contracts after they’ve reached the wrong side of 30 can be a costly mistake. If it weren’t for the 2012 Nick Punto trade, Boston would be in significantly worse shape than they are today. With Lester, they have a second chance to recognize a bad contract before it’s signed. Continue reading Trading Jon Lester Could Ignite a Red Sox Dynasty »

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Matt Kemp is the wrong target for the Red Sox (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)

According to a club source, the Boston Red Sox would consider a trade centered around sending Jon Lester to Los Angeles in exchange for Dodgers’ outfielder Matt Kemp. Outside of your fantasy baseball league, such a trade would seem unlikely, but given the two teams negotiating and the state of each franchise, the deal would actually be extremely fair.

Don’t get me wrong, I hate this trade for both sides. Given the news that Lester will not agree to an extension with the team he is traded to, the Dodgers would be losing one of the best offensive talents in the game at a time when runs have come at a premium, and would only gain Lester for the next few months as they seek a World Series championship. There’s no guarantee that Lester sticks around beyond October.

Meanwhile, the Red Sox would be absorbing a contract that owes Kemp $107 million from 2015-2019 (unless the Dodgers are willing to eat a big portion of the deal). Continue reading Red Sox – Dodgers Trade Rumor: Jon Lester for Matt Kemp? »

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Red Sox ace Jon Lester throws for the American League All-Star Game from Target Field in Minnesota. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Caught ya!

Well it didn’t take long for the Red Sox to get rid of A.J Pierzynski before someone picked him up. Reports are saying he signed with the St. Louis Cardinals. St. Louis is already plagued with problems behind the plate, as they lost Yadier Molina earlier this month to surgery after a thumb injury. St. Louis was already splitting time between Tony Cruz and George Kottaras, which makes this move somewhat unorthodox as Pierzynski is older, was referred to as being a poor influence in the clubhouse by many in Boston and so far has experienced one of his worst seasons of his career.

Pitching Woes

Also rumored to possibly be on the move is Jon Lester. Continue reading Red Sox Trade Rumors: AJ Pierzynski to Cardinals, Jon Lester to… »

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Jake Peavy in his last start at Fenway Park with the Red Sox, on July 6 against the Baltimore Orioles. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

On Saturday the Boston Red Sox agreed to a trade with the San Francisco Giants that will send right-handed veteran pitcher Jake Peavy back to the west coast. Boston receives right-handed minor league reliever Heath Hembree and left-handed minor league starter Rafael Escobar in the deal. Continue reading Red Sox trade Jake Peavy to the Giants »

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Chris Capuano

Chris Capuano thought he saw his last Major League baseball diamond in 2014, but he was wrong. The New York Yankees announced Thursday afternoon that they will be acquiring the left-hander from the AAA minor league Rockies affiliate, the Colorado Springs Sky Sox, in exchange for cash.

Continue reading Chris Capuano Goes to New York Yankees »

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Dustin Pedroia

On the outside, Jace Andrews of Montgomery, Texas, appears no different from any other 12-year old boy. He likes to play sports, including baseball, and hopes to someday work at either Fenway Park or ESPN. The ambitious son of John and Julie Andrews has battled adversity since the beginning of his life, which includes a nine-hour open heart procedure just days after birth.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation granted Jace’s wish to see Fenway Park, with tour guide Dustin Pedroia leading the way. Jace idolizes the Red Sox second baseman, who inspires Jace because of the Pedroia’s ability to make it to the major leagues, despite his size. Continue reading Dustin Pedroia grants wish of 12-year old boy »

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