// MLB Trade Deadline

Red Sox DFA A.J. Pierzynski: Sign of Things to Come

In a NESN interview on Tuesday, Red Sox GM Ben Cherington admitted, “At some point, we may need to be realistic and focus on helping the 2015 team.” That time is now. It is time for all of us to be realistic. They aren’t closing the gap. The Sox have struggled all year, and the […]

Looking Back: Trade Deadline A Missed Opportunity for Red Sox to do…Something

The July 31st trade deadline should have been an opportunity for the seemingly paralyzed Red Sox to decide what direction the franchise is heading, both in this year and the ones to come. Two weeks later, however, that has still yet to happen. After essentially staying the same (not including the 100 pounds saved by swapping […]

Red Sox Trade Deadline 2012: Blow It Up!

July 31st has been an important day several times in the history of the John Henry era Red Sox. Nomar Garciaparra was traded in 2004, leading of course to the magical World Series run. The following year, Jonathan Papelbon made his debut while Manny Ramirez failed to start, although he pinch hit after the deadline […]

Post-Deadline Contenders: Where Do the Red Sox Stand?

Every baseball season, the days leading up to the July 31st trading deadline offer teams the chance to evaluate their place in the league and decide whether or not to invest more or less into the active season. The Red Sox are no amateurs when it comes to making deadline deals, whether it be the […]

Red Sox Trade for Rich Harden “Called Off”

UPDATE (3:00 a.m., Sunday): The deal for the oft-injured Rich Harden is reportedly off. According to the Boston Globe, Red Sox officials reviewed Harden’s medical records and came to the conclusion he would not be able to get through the rest of the major league season. “I’m here and staying here,” Harden told reporters in […]

Red Sox (and their Fan Base) Should Stand Pat at the Trade Deadline

Wouldn’t it be awesome if the Red Sox acquired Jose Reyes? He would be a perfect fit at shortstop, one of the team’s few weaknesses. Reyes has a ridiculous batting average, steals bases, and is arguably having one of the best seasons in baseball. Boston’s already deep lineup would only get deeper. Or what about […]

Red Sox to Trade for Cliff Lee and Victor Martinez?

So instead of deciding between acquiring a big hitter or an ace, the Red Sox and Rays may now be interested in acquiring both in the same deal. According to the NY Post, the Sox and Rays are interested in trading for SP Cliff Lee (last year’s Cy Young award winner) and C/1B Victor Martinez in a […]

A Penny Saved is a Penny Lost

As every day trader knows, the key to success is having a knack for buying low and selling high. As far as Brad Penny is concerned, the Red Sox have likely missed their chance to execute this most basic of strategies. Signing Penny was an excellent move. Although coming off an injury-plagued season, it was […]

Manny Ramirez Traded

OF Manny Ramirez was reportedly traded to the Dodgers right at the trade deadline, with Jason Bay coming to the Red Sox as part of the deal. The $20 million option for 2009 for Ramirez has been officially dropped and apparently the Red Sox will pay the rest of Manny’s contract this season. Nick Cafardo […]

MLB Trade Deadline: Live Blog

I will be live-blogging the trade deadline all-day. Check back or sit with me as we watch and wait for the 4 p.m. MLB trade deadline. Manny Ramirez was reportedly dealt! 4:23 – Sports Illustrated and NESN: Manny was reportedly traded to the Dodgers, which probably means that Jason Bay is coming to the Red […]

Sox Suffer Sweep as Trade Deadline Looms

The Red Sox have had a really rough stretch since the All-Star Break. After losing 9-2 Wednesday, they are now 0-6 against the Angels and 1-2 against the Yankees since the break, and combined with their sweep of the Mariners, they are now just 4-8 since the All-Star Game. Despite the rough stretch, their losing […]

Angels Trade For Mark Teixeira

ESPN’s Jayson Stark is reporting that the Angels have pulled Casey Kotchman from the team’s pre-game warmups at Fenway Park because the 1B has reportedly been traded, along with another prospect, for Atlanta Braves 1B Mark Teixeira. Trade Breakdown Angels Get: 1B Mark Teixeira – The deadline’s biggest offensive prize. Teixeira will help immensely in […]