// Winter Meetings

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 […]

Mets Offer Jason Bay a Four-Year Deal

The New York Mets have reportedly entered the bidding for free agent outfielder Jason Bay, and became the second team to make a formal offer. The Mets have offered Bay a four-year deal worth approximately $65 million, which tops the Sox offer of four years and $60 million. According to WEEI’s Alex Speier, if any […]

Red Sox Acquire Boof Bonser

On the last day of the 2009 Winter Meetings, the Boston Red Sox acquired Boof Bonser from the Minnesota Twins for a player to be named later or cash. With a career 5.12 ERA and 1.45 WHIP over his 391.2 major league innings, it is clear why Bonser was deemed expendable in the Twins’ efforts […]

Mike Lowell Traded to Rangers?

Red Sox Acquire Catching Prospect Max Ramirez According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Red Sox and Rangers have agreed to a preliminary deal that would send Mike Lowell to the Rangers for catching prospect Max Ramirez, pending a physical. The Red Sox will reportedly eat most of Lowell’s salary in the deal. Red […]

Is Mike Lowell on His Way Out of Boston?

It’s the old adage in sports; defense wins championships. It’s been proven true in football and basketball, but in baseball? For the Boston Red Sox, check yes. I mentioned in a recent article how team defensive efficiency has been the most telling stat in the Sox up-and-down performances the past few years. In fact, the last team […]

Red Sox Were Eyeing Rich Harden?

UPDATE, 6:45 p.m.: Rich Harden is reportedly signing with the Texas Rangers, who also traded Kevin Milwood to the Orioles for relief pitcher (and former closer) Chris Ray. —– The Red Sox are said to be eyeing oft-injured starting pitcher Rich Harden, and could sign him to a similar deal they signed Brad Penny and […]

Red Sox Interested in Coco Crisp?

In what turned out to be a great deal for the Red Sox, the team traded then-outfielder Coco Crisp to the Royals for unheralded relief pitcher Ramon Ramirez, who went on to turn in a strong year for the Sox (2.84 ERA in 70 games). Crisp, meanwhile, stumbled in his first year with the Royals, […]

Curtis Granderson Traded to Yankees in Three-Team Deal

The biggest news coming from today’s winter meetings is that the New York Yankees, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Detroit Tigers have agreed in principle to a blockbuster, three team trade. The Deal New York gets Curtis Granderson (OF) from Detroit. Arizona gets Edwin Jackson (P) and Ian Kennedy (P) from Detroit and New York. Detroit gets […]

Red Sox Winter Meetings Update: Day 1

It has been a wild day of rumors at Day 1 of the Winter Meetings, and the Sox are involved in a bunch of them. They signed one player already: 34-year-old relief pitcher Scott Atchison, who spent the last two years pitching in Japan. ESPN.com’s Gordon Edes reported that Atchison will be paid $420K in […]