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Red Sox Interested in Carlos Beltran?

It feels like the Duck Boats are still being docked; yet the MLB hot stove is already warming up. George A. King, of the New York Post, is reporting that the 2013 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox are interested in arguably the best player from the team they vanquished in the fall classic just […]

Should the Red Sox Consider Signing Roy Oswalt?

With the Red Sox looking to fill 40% of their starting rotation, names such as Jeff Francis, Bruce Chen, and Erik Bedard are being thrown around. If those guys doen’t sound particularly appealing to you, then you’re not alone. Short of CJ Wilson, the general consensus seems to be that the free agent market for […]

Et Tu Manny? Ramirez and Damon Both Sign With Rays

SI.com is reporting that the Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to contracts with f0rmer Red Sox Manny Ramirez and Johnny Damon. According to Sports Illustrated, the deals are pending physicals and are one-year deals. Damon’s deal would be worth $5.25 million, plus a potential $750,000 in bonus money based on attendance, while Ramirez will be […]

Red Sox Sign Dan Wheeler to Boost Bullpen

Days after signing Bobby Jenks, the Red Sox have inked righthander Dan Wheeler to a one-year deal with a vesting option for a second year (if he appears in 65 games in 2011). Wheeler and Jenks join Daniel Bard and Jonathan Papelbon to form a talented set of righthanded arms out of the bullpen. At […]

Report: Red Sox to Tender Contract to Papelbon

According to a source close to WEEI’s Rob Bradford, the Red Sox are likely going to tender a contract to Jonathan Papelbon, “unless something cataclysmic happens in the next few hours.” This move would bring Papelbon to his final year of arbitration eligibility. Paps made $9.35 million in 2010 and would likely earn about $11 […]

Red Sox Meet with Boras, Werth; Remain Interested in Beltre

On the heels of meeting with Carl Crawford in Houston Wednesday, the Red Sox free agent search moved ahead at full steam on Thursday. According to Yahoo! Sports’ Tim Brown the Sox are meeting with “agent to the stars” Scott Boras to discuss two of his biggest clients this offseason: Adrian Beltre and Jayson Werth. […]

Carl Crawford to the Red Sox? – Brass Meets OF in Texas

If the reports are indicative of what’s to come, the Red Sox won’t be seeing Carl Crawford steal six bases against them in one game again. Red Sox brass and the free agent outfielder reportedly met on Wednesday at Crawford’s Houston, Texas home. Yahoo! Sports’ Tim Brown was the first to break the story via his […]

Do the Red Sox Want Mark Prior?

Remember Mark Prior? Last September, the Texas Rangers agreed to terms with the injury-plagued right-hander on a low-risk minor league deal knowing full well he’d never see a big league mound. It’s the exact same thing, actually, that Antoine Walker is doing over in the NBA’s D-League. Prior’s tuning up for a full-fledged MLB comeback. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Three Off-Season MLB Moves That Affect the Red Sox

Plenty of action has already taken place during the off-season. The Red Sox have made their share of moves (John Lackey) and also made intentions known (Adrian Gonzalez). This could force other players out to get rid of the surplus (Clay Buccholz). But, it’s not just the Red Sox that have been moving and shaking. […]

Report: Trade for Gonzalez Could Happen Within 10 days

Construction for that “bridge” to 2012 Theo Esptein and Co. reiterated throughout this offseason is on hold. With the signings of Mike Cameron and John Lackey, the Red Sox seem to be gearing up for 2010. Foxsports.com is reporting  that the “bridge” might be built, but the destination would be San Diego to help Adrian […]

Red Sox and Mike Cameron Reach Tentative Agreement

The Red Sox weren’t done making moves with John Lackey on Monday as they made plans to finalize a deal that would bring veteran outfielder Mike Cameron to Boston. Both sides agreed to a two-year deal worth about $7-$8 million per year. The deal is pending a physical. Cameron, a career .250 hitter, brings decent […]

Halladay Traded to Phillies in 3-Team Deal

When the Hot Stove is burning, it’s really an inferno. In the same day John Lackey signed a five-year contract with the Red Sox (pending a physical), the Blue Jays have traded Sox nemesis Roy Halladay (a nemesis because he’s so good, not hated) out of the American League and to the Philadelphia Phillies, who […]

Red Sox Tender Contract To Kotchman

First reported on Friday, the Red Sox have decided to retain Casey Kotchman for the 2010 season.  Kotchman, acquired from the Braves for Adam LaRoche in July, made $2.8 million in 2009 and is under team control through the 2011 season. The team will still need to sign Kotchman or face an arbitration hearing, but […]