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What Should the Red Sox do with Jacoby Ellsbury?

John Farrell is the new manager, and David Ortiz is in line to get that two-year deal he has coveted for so long. The Red Sox front office is getting the job done in swifter fashion this offseason, as they have acknowledged their failures to do so last year. With the managerial signing out of […]

Red Sox Sign Jonathan Papelbon to Avoid Arbitration

Theo Epstein managed to avoid arbitration with closer Jonathan Papelbon for the second straight year, signing him to a one-year, $9.35 million deal, with incentives that could bring the total value to $9.5 million. The contract is the highest for a relief pitcher with four years of service or less, eclipsing Eric Gagne’s $8 million […]

Red Sox Hot Stove Notes: Okajima, Arbitration, Other Moves

The Red Sox have been pretty active lately in shaping their 2010 squad, and after making a few signings, this week they face arbitration with four other players: Jonathan Papelbon, Manny Delcarmen, Ramon S. Ramirez, and Jeremy Hermida. Usually, the Red Sox manage to reach deals before going to arbitration, but that may not be […]