// free agency

Yankees Sign C McCann to Five-Year, $85M Deal

Move over, Chris Stewart. Adios, Austin Romine. Better PEDs luck next time, Francisco Cervelli. Brian McCann is the new catcher for the New York Yankees. According to the Boston Globe’s Peter Abraham, McCann has signed a five-year contract worth $85 million with the Yankees. The deal also contains a vesting option for a sixth year […]

What Will Happen if the Red Sox Can’t Sign Mike Napoli?

A little over a month ago, the Boston Red Sox agreed to terms with slugger Mike Napoli to be their primary first baseman with a 3-year, $39mm dollar deal, and yet there has been no formal press conference, no real news, and much speculation as to why this deal is not finalized. On the surface, […]

Will Cody Ross be the Next Short-Term Acquisition to Walk Away in Free Agency?

With the signing of Shane Victorino to a three-year contract and Ben Cherington’s insistence that Jacoby Ellsbury is the center fielder, Cody Ross has become the odd man out in the Red Sox outfield. In order for Boston to truly have a shot at bringing him back, they would have to offer him at minimum (as a […]

Two More Cuban Prospects will Reportedly File for Free Agency

According to MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez, two more Cuban defectors will be declaring for free agency in the coming weeks. Both players happen to play at positions of need in the Red Sox organization though they may not be as Major League ready as recent Cuban born players to join the league, Yoenis Cespedes and Aroldis Chapman. Almedys […]

Rumor Mill: Mark Reynolds is a Potential Non-Tender Candidate

With the Rumor Mill officially swirling in Red Sox Nation prior to next week’s winter meetings, it would be interesting to look into who will potentially be available in the coming weeks. Mark Reynolds of the Baltimore Orioles is  the kind of player Boston may be looking to add if their pursuit of Mike Napoli comes up […]

Red Sox Offseason Free Agent Spending: How About No?

The San Francisco Giants are the 2012 World Series Champions, the franchise’s second title in three years. I suppose some sort of “Congratulations!” is in order, but to be honest, I’m simply relieved that the past season of baseball is gone from my life forever. (I’m not kidding. It’ll be like it never happened. Deny, […]

White Sox Decline Option on Youkilis; Should Red Sox Bring Him Back?

The Chicago White Sox recently declined the $13 million option for the 2013 season on Kevin Youkilis. After all that transpired over the 2012 season for Youkilis, it is very hard to imagine him back in a Red Sox uniform. However, the idea isn’t all that crazy, and may be downright logical. The Red Sox […]

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 […]

2012 Patriots Blueprint to New Orleans (If They Sign Wes Welker)

I wrote at the end of September that Bill Belichick had lost his fastball on defense. As it turned out, I was wrong. Given the personnel, I thought it was a near miracle that the Patriots were an incomplete pass from a Super Bowl championship. Looking back, it was one of his finest coaching seasons. […]

NFL Lockout Officially Over; Patriots to Hold Public Practice Thursday

Football fans everywhere can finally rejoice! The first NFL work stoppage since 1987 is FINALLY over, meaning this week should be a wild one for the Patriots and the 31 other teams. The CBA was originally ratified by NFL owners on Thursday, and the NFL player representatives voted Monday to accept the new deal, effectively […]

2011 Patriots Free Agent Outlook: Who’s In, Who’s Out?

On March 1, 11 active players on the New England Patriots will become unrestricted free agents. With the current CBA ordeal, it’s uncertain whether there will be a 2011 season, but teams still will have the rights to sign and draft players. Of the 11 unrestricted free agents, five started at least one game in […]

Paul Pierce to Become Unrestricted Free Agent

ESPN has reported that the most exciting free agent class in the NBA’s history has now grown by one. According to the World Wide Leader, Paul Pierce has notified the Boston Celtics that he will opt out of the final year of his contract before Wednesday’s deadline, forgoing a guaranteed $21.5 million and becoming an […]

Celtics and Rajon Rondo Won’t Agree On Extension

Update: ESPN reports that talks between the Boston Celtics and Rajon Rondo are not dead like previously reported. Bill Duffy and Danny Ainge met in Cleveland last night after the Celtics offered Rondo a counterproposal to their original 5 year $45 million deal. Terms of the Celtics’ offer have not been disclosed though it appears […]

Former Bruin Stéphane Yelle Signs With Carolina Hurricanes

It seems that some Boston Bruins enjoy proverbs a bit too much. A current favorite: “If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.” Wednesday, center Stéphane Yelle became the second Bruin this offseason to join the Carolina Hurricanes, the team that pulled off a surprising upset of the Bruins in the second round of this past […]

Celtics Update: What’s Going On?

All has been quiet on the Celtics off-season front recently. Two weeks have passed since Marquis Daniels agreed to join the C’s in some capacity, and since then…crickets. I would like to preface all of this by pointing out the fact that Danny Ainge was on vacation last week. Here are the latest rumblings. Daniels […]