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Cliff Lee-Red Sox Trade Rumors: Boston Should Back Off

As the Trade Deadline closes in, the Red Sox still have slots to fill and pieces to fix. While the priorities are for the Red Sox to find a third baseman and a relief pitcher, the Red Sox are in a big need for a starting pitcher since Clay Buchholz will not return until September. […]

Red Sox Trade Rumors: Giancarlo Stanton, the Move Boston Needs to Make

On the eve of the trade deadline, there are plenty of rumors swirling around the Red Sox and what moves they need to do. The Red Sox, who are a half game out of first in the AL East, have some decisions to make on their team. The biggest decision for the Sox right now […]

Red Sox seek future shortstop in Iglesias, Bogaerts

The Boston Red Sox have endured years of uncertainty at the shortstop position since the departure of longtime great and fan favorite, Nomar Garciaparra. Most players at the position signed by former general manager Theo Epstein experienced “short stops” in Boston, but the time may have come for the organization to take advantage of an […]

Why the Red Sox Should Have Never Offered Jacoby Ellsbury for Cliff Lee

So far in the Winter Meetings, the Red Sox have been aggressive with the signings of Mike Napoli, Shane Victorino, and Koji Uehara. Still, one of the biggest topics is Jacoby Ellsbury, who remains with the team, for now. When the Sox signed Victorino, questions surfaced of what the Sox will do with Ellsbury. The latest […]

Aviles, Saltalamacchia Homer in Red Sox Rubber-Match Win

In a typical start by Philadelphia ace Cliff Lee, teams that manage two runs count themselves lucky. The Boston Red Sox scored five against the dominating lefty Sunday afternoon, and they didn’t waste them. Mike Aviles and Jarrod Saltalamacchia both homered for the second straight day, and Josh Beckett held the Phillies to one run […]

Fielder HRs, NL Pitchers Shutdown AL to Win All-Star Game; Beckett Hurt

Adrian Gonzalez may have out-homered Milwaukee’s Prince Fielder at the Home Run Derby, but Fielder’s home run mattered most Tuesday night at the 82nd All-Star Game at Chase Stadium in Phoenix. Fielder’s three-run home run off Texas’ C.J. Wilson in the fourth inning drove in the winning runs, and National League pitchers limited American League […]

Cliff Lee Shuts Out Red Sox 5-0; Ortiz to Play 1st Base Tonight?

Cliff Lee pitched a complete game shut out of the Red Sox to give the Phillies a decisive win in Tuesday night’s interleague matchup between the two World Series favorites. The game was billed as a pitching duel between aces Josh Beckett and Lee, but only one of them turned in an ace-worthy performance. In […]

David Ortiz Should Sit, Not Move Adrian Gonzalez to Outfield, on NL Road Trip

Terry Francona has a problem: without a DH for the upcoming nine-game NL road trip, should he play David Ortiz (.313 BA, 17 homers, .977 OPS) at first and move Adrian Gonzalez (.359, 15, 1.019) to right field, or keep Gonzalez at first and use Ortiz primarily as a pinch hitter? Moving Gonzalez preserves the […]

Yanks Lefty Andy Pettitte to Announce Retirement

As if the awesome offseason grabs by the Sox and the losing bid for Cliff Lee wasn’t enough, some salt to the Yankees’ wounds is about to be added when lefty Andy Pettitte will announce his retirement on Friday, according to WEEI’s Jerry Spar. The 16 year vet has a career ERA of 3.88, and […]

Bronx Bombing: Cliff Lee Spurns Yankees, Signs With Phillies

I guess Cyndi Lauper was wrong. Money doesn’t change everything. With Cliff Lee eschewing over $30 million of the Yankees money to sign with the Philadelphia Phillies, who do you think was more pissed: Brian Cashman or Michael Weiner? The Yankee’s cash man Cashman has been left at the altar, forlornly holding a bag of […]

Cliff Lee, Phillies Agree on $120M Deal

According to multiple sources, Cliff Lee has agreed to sign a five-year, $120 million deal (with a reachable vesting option for a sixth year) with the Philadelphia Phillies in a shocking turn of events. Lee had been rumored to sign with the Rangers or Yankees, but instead he took the lowest offer on the table. […]

Why Cliff Lee Needs to Join Boston

Several teams have already (rightfully so) expressed their interest in Cliff Lee, with some even travelling to Hattiesburg, Mississippi to meet with the Ol’ Gunslinger. (Sorry, wrong guy, but close enough to Arkansas.) And whether or not John Henry and Theo Epstein will do what needs to be done and pull the trigger, they really […]

Let the Hot Stove Begin!!

At 12:01am Sunday, exclusive negotiating rights of teams with free agents ended, and open season began. You knew the debate over Cliff Lee would be rough, but there is the question of affording him. Ditto for many other high-profile players. And while no big moves have been made in terms of new teams for free […]

The Couch Potato Report: Sox, Skateboards, and Some Ponies

This weekend we’ll say good bye to a hot, steamy July and welcome in the month of August, which means one big thing to sports fans everywhere… we are that much closer to the return of football season! But while NFL players and college gridiron hopefuls bake under the hot summer sun at training camps […]

Youkilis Heroic in Extras, Sox Topple Rangers 3-2

On a night when new Ranger Cliff Lee looked poised to post his second complete game in as many outings, Kevin Youkilis stole the show. Youkilis doubled in the tying run in the ninth inning then looped a game-winning bases loaded sacrifice fly to come from behind and win the game 3-2. Boston’s ninth-inning rally […]