// Jacoby Ellsbury

Red Sox vs Yankees Preview

Red Sox vs Yankees Preview The Boston Red Sox (4-5) and the New York Yankees (4-5), commonly referred to as the greatest rivalry in baseball, will meet tonight in New York for the first time in the 2014 season. The Red Sox are coming off a big comeback win against the Texas Rangers and the […]

Photo: Ellsbury Called “Trader” by Red Sox Fan in Houston

It’s unclear why this Red Sox fan felt the Houston Astros home opener was the appropriate venue to air her grievances with Jacoby Ellsbury’s change of allegiances over the offseason. But apparently she felt the need to tout “Elsbury’s” new side hustle working on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange: Yes, she also […]

Will the Yankees Give the Red Sox a Run for Their Money?

Have the New York Yankees bought their way back to the top of the American League East? The money has been spent on all the right names. This off-season the Yankees paid $471 million for talented players like Masahiro Tanaka, Jacoby Ellsbury, Carlos Beltran, Brian McCann, among others.  Will it be enough?

Yankees Land Masahiro Tanaka for $155 Million

After reportedly whittling his decision down to five teams, including the Boston Red Sox, Japanese phenom Masahiro Tanaka has decided to sign with the New York Yankees, according to ESPN’s Buster Olney. The deal is for a reported seven years and a whopping $155 million, and includes an opt-out clause after the fourth year. The […]

Strongest American League Threats to Boston’s Throne

The free agent market has been put on ice this winter, as the Major League Baseball offseason has been held up by the holidays and the grand pursuit of Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka. However, players have been changing uniforms across the American League, both through massive contracts as well as significant trades. Before the drama […]

Matt Kemp to the Red Sox? Not the Right Guy, Not the Right Time

Opinions about Matt Kemp abound as Winter Meetings continue in Orlando, Fla. Some sources state that the centerfielder would not be a good addition to the Red Sox. Instead, Jackie Bradley, Jr should be heir to the crown of the outfield. Others feel Kemp’s major league experience would bring some consistency and depth with Jacoby […]

Connelly’s Top Ten – Patriots Stink but Exciting; Poor Gronk

1. Patriots Gift of interference evens out the non-fumble call at beginning of game, which was a 10-point swing and changed the entire complexion of the game Scoring * Failed to score in the first quarter six times this year * Didn’t score a touchdown in the first half six times this year * Failed […]

Robinson Cano Signs with Seattle Mariners for 10 Years, $240M

The Seattle Mariners have a new second baseman. So do the New York Yankees. After the Yankees drew a line in the sand, Robinson Cano has decided to take his talents to Puget Sound, signing a 10-year, $240 million contract with the Mariners, according to ESPN. The deal reportedly includes a full no-trade clause. Cano […]

Jacoby Ellsbury Signed with the Yankees: Now What?

We’ve seen this before; a popular Red Sox center fielder whose game is predicated on speed signs with the arch-rival Yankees. One’s gut reaction says this is exactly like the Johnny Damon situation in 2005, but if you put all the emotional muck aside, this is quite different. If over these past three years you […]

Jacoby Ellsbury to the Yankees on 7-Year Deal

First, it was Johnny Damon. Now, another longtime Red Sox center fielder is going to the Yankees. Jacoby Ellsbury signed with the Yankees on a 7-year deal, according to ESPN. The deal is reportedly for more money than the $142 million deal that Carl Crawford signed with the Red Sox after the 2010 season. Ellsbury […]

Red Sox Interested in Michael Young and Chris Young

In preparing the 2014 Red Sox roster, Ben Cherington knows the team needs more depth in both the corner infield and center field. If Jacoby Ellsbury leaves, there is no one on the roster that could take his place. Two players the Sox are considering are Michael Young, a corner infielder for Los Angeles Dodgers, […]

Trio of Red Sox Decline Their Qualifying Offers; What Happens Now?

Monday night, Jacoby Ellsbury, Mike Napoli and Stephen Drew all declined their qualifying offers from the Red Sox. In doing so, they forfeited a guaranteed 1-year $14.1 million deal to test the market. This does not mean these players will not be on the Opening Day roster next year, but it does somewhat clarify the Red […]

Three Keys to the Red Sox Offseason: Ellsbury Decision, Catchers, Napoli

It’s been just over a week since the Red Sox were crowned World Champions and now everyone’s eyes are set towards 2014. There is no doubt that Ben Cherington did a masterful job this year, look at the end result. The question is whether he is capable of a repeat performance. Here are what I […]

Red Sox Extend Qualifying Offer to Ellsbury, Napoli, and Drew; Saltalamacchia Odd Man Out

All MLB squads had until 5 p.m. Monday to make qualifying offers to their respective free agents, and the Boston Red Sox gave qualifying  offers to Mike Napoli, Jacoby Ellsbury and , surprisingly enough, shortstop Stephen Drew. Jarrod Saltalamacchia will not receive a qualifying offer, according to WEEI.com. All these deals are for one year […]

Red Sox Battery Lester, Ross Take Down Cardinals for 3-2 World Series Edge

Jon Lester continued his remarkable run of World Series dominance by pitching into the eight inning again, and David Ross helped his starting pitcher with a tie-breaking double in the seventh inning to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 3-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 5 of the World Series. The […]