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Category: ‘MLB Free Agency’

Boston Red Sox Re-sign Closer Koji Uehara to a Two-year Extension
October 30th, 2014 at 5:41 PM
Well that didn't take long. With the World Series wrapping up last night, today was the first day players were able to declare for free agency. Teams have a five day "quiet period" to negotiate with their own free agents before those players can discuss financial terms with other teams...

Koji Uehara Among Four Boston Red Sox Players That Declare for Free Agency
October 30th, 2014 at 4:55 PM
The conclusion of the World Series last night officially started the clock on the countdown to free agency. As of today, 121 players around the majors have declared for free agency, including four players from the Boston Red Sox. ***PHOTO1*** Those players are headlined by Koji Uehara. The 39-year old closer may...

Boston Red Sox Will Have James Shields on Their Radar
October 9th, 2014 at 2:43 PM
When James Shields takes the mound for the Kansas City Royals in Game 1 of the ALCS tomorrow night, you can bet the Boston Red Sox front office will be keeping a watchful eye. The Red Sox have a hole to fill at the top of their rotation and as...

Chairman Says Boston Red Sox Have Money to Spend
September 11th, 2014 at 6:10 PM
Boston Red Sox Chairman Tom Werner hinted in an interview this morning on WEEI that the team will have money to spend this off-season and plans to be aggressive in the pursuit of impact players - particularly front of the rotation starting pitching. ***PHOTO1*** "I wouldn't say that we have limitless money,...

Boston Red Sox Land Cuban Outfielder Rusney Castillo
August 22nd, 2014 at 3:49 PM
After a fierce bidding war that included as many as half a dozen teams, the Boston Red Sox have managed to sign Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo to a 7-year, $73.5 million deal. The contract sets a new record in total dollars for a free-agent amateur. The average annual value of...

Should the Boston Red Sox Sign Rusney Castillo?
August 19th, 2014 at 10:44 AM
Rusney Castillo is the latest player to escape Cuba to come play for a Major League Baseball team. We just don't know which team the hyped prospect will sign with yet. The 27-year old is expected to make a decision soon, with a few teams reportedly setting themselves apart as...

Boston Red Sox Halt Contract Talks with Jon Lester
July 24th, 2014 at 11:06 AM
The Boston Red Sox have decided to put off contract negotiations with ace pitcher Jon Lester until after the season, according to an email sent by principal owner John Henry to the Boston Herald. While Lester has been vocal about his desire to remain in Boston, he has also made...

Jon Lester Wants to Remain on Boston Red Sox for Life
January 24th, 2014 at 11:13 AM
***PHOTO1*** Jon Lester wants to pitch for the Boston Red Sox until “…they rip this jersey off my back.” That is what the 30-year-old left-handed starter told reporters Thursday afternoon before attending the Boston chapter of the Baseball Writers of America annual dinner in Copley Square. On the subject of whether Lester would...

Boston Red Sox Sign Outfielder Grady Sizemore
January 22nd, 2014 at 9:12 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Boston Red Sox Wednesday night inked former Cleveland Indians center fielder Grady Sizemore to a one-year contract. The base salary for Sizemore will be $750,000, but could reach $6 million if he reaches a number of undisclosed incentives. Sizemore, 31, was a five-tool player for Cleveland in the late 2000s...

Boston Red Sox Impacted by New York Yankees Signing of Masahiro Tanaka
January 22nd, 2014 at 10:33 AM
***PHOTO1*** The New York Yankees Wednesday landed their white whale, Masahiro Tanaka. The reported details are a seven-year deal that will pay the 25-year-old Japanese pitcher $155 million. The Yankees also threw in an opt-out clause after four years. Potentially, Tanaka can be a free agent again at 29. Ladies and Gentleman, New...

Have the Boston Red Sox Been Too Conservative This Offseason?
January 20th, 2014 at 10:16 AM
***PHOTO1*** Yes, this really has been a quiet offseason for the Boston Red Sox. The only free agent of note to come to Boston is catcher A.J. Pierzynski. The Sox never made any public overtures in either keeping center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury or grabbing outfielder Shin-Soo Choo, second baseman Robinson Cano or...

Boston Red Sox Will not Sign Masahiro Tanaka
January 19th, 2014 at 8:48 AM
***PHOTO1*** Masahiro Tanaka will not be a member of the Boston Red Sox. The Japanese website Nikkan Sports reports that five teams posted formal offers so far, the actual deadline is January 24th. Those teams are the Los Angeles Dodgers, Arizona Diamondbacks, New York Yankees, Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox. The winning deal,...

Jon Lester Will Cash in on Clayton Kershaw’s Contract Extension
January 16th, 2014 at 11:30 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Los Angeles Dodgers have taken ace pitcher Clayton Kershaw off the 2015 free agent market Wednesday by extending the 25-year-old a whopping seven-year extension worth $215 million. On top of that, Kershaw earned an opt-out clause to trigger after five years. Yes, boys and girls, Kershaw could be a free...

Ben Cherington Discusses 2014 Boston Red Sox Outline
January 10th, 2014 at 1:54 PM
***PHOTO1*** Boston Red Sox General Manager Ben Cherington is ready to commit to the future. That was the general tone of his interview Thursday with Rob Bradford and Alex Speier on WEEI-FM. With the topic of Stephen Drew on the table, Cherington was asked at what point it was too late to...

Boston Red Sox Hold All the Cards on Stephen Drew
December 27th, 2013 at 11:19 AM
***PHOTO1*** In one of the more stunning developments of the Major League Baseball offseason so far, there appears to be no true market for shortstop Stephen Drew. Somewhere, Drew’s agent Scott Boras is beside himself in disgust. Boras was able to snag life-changing deals for Jacoby Ellsbury with the New York Yankees...

Boston Red Sox Should not Pursue Masahiro Tanaka
December 26th, 2013 at 11:46 AM
***PHOTO1*** Masahiro Tanaka will be pitching in a Major League Baseball stadium in 2014, as his parent club Rakuten Golden Eagles have posted him for free agency, but the hot prospect should not call Fenway Park his home. Tanaka, 25, has owned the Japanese Pacific League since his debut in 2007. In...

Stephen Drew, Boston Red Sox Need to Separate
December 17th, 2013 at 10:50 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Boston Red Sox have a logjam on the left side of their infield, going into 2014, and they need to make a decision. Either they need to re-sign Stephen Drew to play shortstop and let Xander Bogaerts play third, or they need to collect the draft pick attached to Drew...

2013 MLB Winter Meetings Quiet for Boston Red Sox
December 13th, 2013 at 3:38 PM
The Boston Red Sox front office did indeed attend the recently completed Winter Meetings in Orlando. They just did not do too much in between those meetings. Yes, they formally announced the re-signing of Mike Napoli. They also signed Shunsuke Watanabe, a submarine pitcher from Japan, to a minor league contract....

Boston Red Sox Re-sign Mike Napoli
December 6th, 2013 at 9:53 PM
The Boston Red Sox and Mike Napoli agreed to a two-year deal Friday night with $32 million according to multiple reports. WEEI's Rob Bradford, who broke the story, says that the Texas Rangers had "a larger contract on the table", but enjoyed Boston so much that he wanted to stay. The popular first baseman...

Boston Red Sox Sign Edward Mujica
December 5th, 2013 at 3:03 PM
The Boston Red Sox Thursday signed right-handed relief pitcher Edward Mujica to a two-year deal valued at $9.5 million, giving the bullpen another solid option and insurance in the closer role. Mujica, 29, saved 37 games last year for the St. Louis Cardinals before Trevor Rosenthal took over the job in the...