Don Sweeney is not done making moves yet. “There are a couple free agents that we’re still having conversations with that we feel might improve our club. If the financial component works, we’re not going to stop having those conversations because it might be the right thing to do,” Sweeney said recently.
Since the Matt Beleskey and Jimmy Hayes signings, there have been rumors linking the Bruins to free agent defenseman, Cody Franson. At one point the Twitter world had rumors that the B’s had actually signed Franson to a deal. Those rumors turned out to be false though. Franson is a veteran d-man, who played for the […]
On Friday, the Bruins announced that they signed defenseman Matt Irwin to a one year, $800,000 deal. The 27 year old d-man has played on the San Jose Sharks for the past three seasons, scoring a total of 50 points during that time. He scored 19 points last season.
Over the last few days, many have wondered just what GM Don Sweeney has been trying to do. After sending Dougie Hamilton to Calgary and Milan Lucic to the Los Angeles Kings, then acquiring lifelong goon Zac Rinaldo from the Philadelphia Flyers for a 3rd round pick, Sweeney’s job at the helm so far looked […]
Friday was a crazy day for the Boston Bruins. Early in the day it was discovered that GM Don Sweeney had traded Dougie Hamilton to the Calgary Flames for three draft picks. “Dougie for three draft picks? You have got to be kidding me,” much of Boston and I thought when we heard of the […]
In the 21st century, Boston is a city that has become accustom to winning. Since 2000, its major sports teams (Patriots, Celtics, Red Sox and Bruins) have combined to win nine championships. The Celtics though, despite being the one of the two most accomplished and winningest NBA teams in history, have only contributed one. On […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]