// MLB Free Agency

Casualties of New Red Sox Royalty: Honoring Lavarnway, Francisco DFAs for Panda, Hanley Signings

You would think David Ortiz spoke for all of us when he welcomed Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez to Red Sox Nation. But there are a couple of former members who might not be as excited as the rest of us about the signings of Sandoval and Ramirez, because it signaled the end of their time in […]

Pablo Sandoval to Decide Next Week on Red Sox’ 5 Year, $95M Offer

According to a report in the Boston Globe, the Boston Red Sox have made a five year, $95 million offer to free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval. Is that going to be enough to sign the Kung Fu Panda away from his former team, the defending World Champion San Francisco Giants? Per Sandoval’s brother and […]

Why the Red Sox DON’T Want Pablo Sandoval

Many Red Sox fans have been dreaming of free agent third basemen, Pablo Sandoval since August. Those dreams only intensified after he put together an extraordinary post-season. There have also been rumors circulating that the Red Sox are “all in” on the powerful switch hitter.  And various reports have indicated that Sandoval is in Boston to meet with Red Sox […]

Former Red Sox SS Iglesias Out Until All-Star Break; FA Drew to Tigers?

According to reports, former Red Sox shortstop Jose Iglesias will be out until at least the All-Star break, and potentially the entire 2014 season, with injuries to both of his shins. Iglesias, who was sent to the Detroit Tigers as part of the three-team trade that brought Jake Peavy to Boston, was set to take […]

Red Sox Players Say Drew Regrets Declining Offer

Frank Sinatra and former Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew have a lot in common. They both have regrets; they have a few. According to Peter Abraham’s “Extra Bases,” his former teammates say that Drew regrets not taking the Red Sox qualifying offer. Of course he does; it is March 12th and he still has not […]

Offseason Activity Continues as Sox Trade RP Morales to Rockies for IF Hererra

The Boston Red Sox continued its active offseason, despite many media outlets reporting that Ben Cherington’s roster moves were complete. On Wednesday, the Red Sox acquired Jonathan Herrera from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for Franklin Morales and minor league reliever Chris Martin. Offensively, Herrera boasted a reliable .292/.336/.364 line in 2013. He has the […]

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 […]

Red Sox Sign Pierzynski to One-Year Deal, Say Goodbye to Saltalamacchia

It’s December 3rd, 2013, and the World Champion Boston Red Sox have finally made their first foray into the free agent market. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reported this morning that the Red Sox have signed backstop AJ Pierzynski, signaling the end to the Jarrod Saltalamacchia era. As the details of the contract were slowly […]

Red Sox Interested in Rafael Furcal

Xander Bogaerts will start next year for the Red Sox, but the question remains whether it will be at shortstop at third base. We probably won’t have the answer to this question til Spring Training next year, but how to the Red Sox approach this offseason could help us make a guess. It looks like […]

Finding a First Baseman for the Red Sox: Napoli, Hart, Trumbo?

Last year around this time, the Red Sox signed Mike Napoli to a 3-year, $39 million contract. After a physical, Napoli was found to have a degenerative hip condition called avascular necrosis. Napoli’s contract was subsequently reduced to a one-year, $5 million deal with $8 million in incentives. From there, Napoli had a solid season […]

Catching Market Dwindling for Red Sox

Carlos Ruiz? The Red Sox were interested but not for more than two years, so he went to the Phillies. Brian McCann? Big name, big bat, and he seemed like a good fit, but it came down to years again, so he’ll be in pinstripes for the foreseeable future. Jose Molina resigned with the Rays, […]

The Right Catcher for the Red Sox: Salty, McCann, Ruiz, Pierzynski or Weiters?

After constructing a World Series Champion team in 2013, Cherington has few holes to fill before defending the title in 2014. The biggest piece missing from this team is a catcher. Saltalamacchia had a solid regular season, setting career highs in many categories and he also broke the franchise record for doubles by a catcher […]

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 […]