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MLB Winter Meetings Day 3

From Heyman @ SI.com Boston was preparing bids Tuesday morning that included either Lester or top outfield prospect Jacoby Ellsbury, though it still appears that the Red Sox’ new bid will include one — but not both — of those coveted players. Boston’s secondary prospects are also well-regarded, and it appeared possible the Red Sox […]

Johan Santana Joins Red Sox? Reading the Tea Leaves

According to the Boston Herald the Red Sox and Twins today are set to resume “serious negotiations” on talks for Johan Santana. The Heralds source being a baseball guy involved in the negotiations. From their source “The Red Sox are legitimate, real players in this now,’’ said the source. “The Twins like their players.’’ This comes after […]

MLB Passes the ‘Francona Rule’

The new rule: A manager can only wear their teams uniform top or jacket. A mangager can’t wear pullover jackets or anything of the like. A manger can wear it before games, or after games, but not during games. The uniform must be worn at all times. This rule can be called simply, The Francona […]

Pettitte’s Back, Yankees Out, Who Needs Johan? We do!

Last night the Red Sox exchanged medical information with the Twins about Jon Lester and Johan Santana, a sign these two clubs might be close to finalizing a deal. More on that later. But first… Yesterday Andy Pettitte decided to come back for 2008 with the New York Yankees, giving the Yanks six solid starting pitchers. […]

Red Sox Talking Ben Sheets

Red Sox raising ante for Santana by Sean McAdam Yesterday, indications surfaced that the Sox have also had discussions with the Milwaukee Brewers regarding Ben Sheets. Sheets, 29, was 12-5 with a 3.82 ERA for the Brewers last year and has won in double figures in six of his seven seasons in the big leagues, […]

Johan Deal: Whose Trade Offer is Better?

Red Sox: Jacoby Ellsbury, Jed Lowrie, Justin Masterson Yankees: Philip Hughes, Melky Cabrera, and 3rd low level prospect Assuming Hank Steinbrenner and the Yankees really do mean that their last offer is Philip Hughes, Melky Cabrera, and 3rd low level prospect, and the Red Sox best offer so far to the Twins has been Jacoby […]

Johan Sweepstakes: Ellsbury is in

According to Buster Olney, the Twins yesterday made it clear they want Jacoby Ellsbury as the centerpiece for any deal for Johan Santana. The Red Sox have been willing to trade Ellsbury but not willing to trade him and Jon Lester or Clay Buchholz. So the Red Sox have reproposed a deal with Ellsbury involved, […]

Santana Sweepstakes

The contest for Johan Santana has broken down to a two team race. And when you know the final result of the deal will be paying a guy over 20 million a year, the Red Sox and Yankees are involved. The initial offer from the Yankees was Ian Kennedy, Melky Cabrera, and one or two […]

Coco to the Twins?

According to ESPN’s Buster Olney the Twins and Red Sox are discussing a trade for CF Coco Crisp, though this deal doesn’t involve Johan Santana. Meanwhile according to Chicago Sun-Times the White Sox would be more interested in trading for Coco Crisp than acquiring a FA like Aaron Rowand.

Jon Lester to Receive Tony Conigliaro Award

Jon Lester, LHP for the Red Sox, is the recipient of the annual Tony Conigliaro Award. Its presented every year to a major league player who has overcome adversity through the attributes of spirit, determination and courage, trademarks of Tony C. Jon Lester will be receiving the award November 28th at Fenway. :: Congrats the […]

The Red Sox World Series DVD Released

Red Sox World Series DVD available November 27th (Courtesy of MLB.com) Narrated by Matt Damon the documentary about the 2007 World Series winning Red Sox runs 75 minutes long and includes 40 minutes of bonus footage. Some of the highlights you’ll see: Dustin Pedroia being just the second player in history to lead off Game […]

Mike Timlin Offered 1 Year Deal

According to Nick Cafardo at the Boston Globe, the Red Sox have offered Mike Timlin a 1 year deal. It might be a major league deal or a minor league deal with a major league invite. Thats what he reports but I doubt Timlin would come back at this late stage of his career for […]

A-Rod wins MVP

A-Rod got 26 of the 28 first place votes and won the 2007 AL MVP. Yada Yada. Everyone knew it would happen. Who cares. Alex Rodriguez hit 54 HR’s and had 156 RBI’s. Eight more homeruns and 17 more RBI then the next guy.

Mike Lowell Signs with Red Sox

Mike Lowell has resigned with the Red Sox for 3 years and 37.5 million. That works out to 12.5 million per year. Lowell has said he got 4 year offers from other clubs but wanted to return to the Red Sox. Even with no 4th year, Mike Lowell is still cashing in on his career […]

The Red Sox are Interested in Kerry Wood

Reported by the Boston Globe, the Sox could be looking for Kerry Wood to be a late inning reliever. This all depends on whether the Cubs can iron out a deal with him. Apparently he wants to return to the Cubs but if he can’t the Sox would be interested. From the source: An interesting […]