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Boston Red Sox Officially Announce Signing of Yoan Moncada
March 13th, 2015 at 1:11 PM
After a long journey, Yoan Moncada has finally arrived. The Boston Red Sox held a press conference Friday morning to officially announce the signing of the Cuban infield prospect. ***PHOTO1*** Boston signed Moncada to a minor league contract that includes a $31.5 million signing bonus, which shatters the record for an international...

Leaving the San Francisco Giants was an Easy Choice for Pablo Sandoval
March 10th, 2015 at 11:31 AM
Some players may find it difficult to pack up and relocate to a new city on the other side of the country. Many of them would be hesitant to leave the only team that they have ever played for to switch leagues and put on a new uniform. Most players...

A Few Questions About Yoan Moncada – Part 2
February 24th, 2015 at 2:25 PM
We're splitting our exploration of the questions surrounding the Boston Red Sox signing of Cuban prospect Yoan Moncada into two parts. Why? Because there are so many questions! Plus, let's be honest, we get more page views that way. Just as the Red Sox had to pay double the $31.5...

A Few Questions About Yoan Moncada – Part 1
February 24th, 2015 at 12:27 PM
Who is Yoan Moncada? That's the question that a lot of fans are asking after the Boston Red Sox signed the highly coveted infielder with a record-setting signing bonus for an international player. ***PHOTO1*** Like many players that have come over from Cuba, there are a lot of unknowns about Moncada. The...

Boston Red Sox Land Cuban Prospect Yoan Moncada
February 23rd, 2015 at 11:47 AM
A Boston Red Sox team that has made plenty of waves this offseason managed to make one more big splash by signing Cuban infield prospect Yoan Moncada. ***PHOTO1*** MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez reports that the Red Sox were able to land the highly coveted 19-year old with a record-setting $31.5 million bonus. That...

James Shields Signs with San Diego Padres with 4-year, $75 Million Deal
February 9th, 2015 at 1:32 PM
So who won the 2012 trade that sent James Shields to the Kansas City Royals and hyped prospect Wil Myers to the Tampa Bay Rays? Would you believe it was the San Diego Padres? You could make a case for that now that the Padres have acquired both headliners from...

Boston Red Sox Avoid Arbitration with Wade Miley with 3-year, $19.25 Million Deal
February 5th, 2015 at 4:16 PM
Wade Miley was the last arbitration eligible player that the Boston Red Sox had left to negotiate with this offseason. Now they never need to worry about such negotiations with their newly acquired left-hander again. ***PHOTO1*** The Red Sox and Miley have agreed to a three-year, $19.25 million deal, according to his...

Drake Britton: Boston Red Sox ‘Caught Me Off Guard’ with DFA Decision
February 5th, 2015 at 12:58 PM
A week ago, Drake Britton was preparing to make the trip down to Fort Myers with the goal of earning himself a spot in the Boston Red Sox bullpen this season. Instead, he'll be heading to Arizona with the Chicago Cubs after a series of events he never saw coming. ***PHOTO1*** Boston...

Cuban Infielder Yoan Moncada Could Be a Target for the Boston Red Sox
February 4th, 2015 at 12:24 PM
The roadblocks hindering teams from signing Cuban free agents have cleared, paving the way for prized prospect Yoan Moncada to negotiate and sign with the team of his choice. Which team that will be is far from determined, but expect the Boston Red Sox to put themselves in the mix. ***PHOTO1*** Moncada...

Boston Red Sox Add RHP Alexi Ogando to the Bullpen
January 30th, 2015 at 5:21 PM
The Boston Red Sox made another addition to their bullpen by signing right-handed pitcher Alexi Ogando to a one-year, $1.5 million deal, with incentives that could double his salary. ***PHOTO1*** The deal is pending a physical, which is no small step for a pitcher that has dealt with a multitude of injuries...

Max Scherzer Signs Record-breaking Contract with Washington Nationals
January 19th, 2015 at 12:39 PM
The biggest fish in the free agent pond has been reeled in by the Washington Nationals, who have reached an agreement with Max Scherzer on a 7-year, $210 million contract. That's the largest contract ever given to a free agent pitcher and makes him the highest paid right-handed pitcher in...

Boston Red Sox Agree to One-year Deals with Rick Porcello, Junichi Tazawa
January 17th, 2015 at 2:50 PM
The Boston Red Sox announced that they have agreed to one-year, non-guaranteed contracts with starter Rick Porcello and reliever Junichi Tazawa, avoiding arbitration for both pitchers. That takes care of half of the arbitration eligible players on the Red Sox roster, giving them a bit more cost certainty. ***PHOTO1*** Porcello will receive...

Alexi Ogando on the Boston Red Sox Radar
January 14th, 2015 at 11:49 AM
The Boston Red Sox are among several teams interested in free agent pitcher Alexi Ogando, who is working his way back from a sprained ligament in his right elbow that cut his 2014 season short. Scouts appear to have been impressed by what they saw in a workout with Ogando...

Market for Free Agent Pitcher James Shields Getting Smaller
January 5th, 2015 at 12:34 PM
The market for free agent pitcher James Shields remains unclear, as a front-runner has yet to emerge. While a number of teams had initially shown interest in signing Shields, several of those teams appear to have moved on, shrinking the market for the 33-year old starter. That doesn't necessarily mean...

As Offense Around the League Declines, Boston Red Sox Load up on Bats
January 3rd, 2015 at 1:09 PM
When the offseason began most of us viewed finding an ace pitcher to anchor the rotation as the top priority for the Boston Red Sox. Instead, the team assembled a collection of middle of the rotation starters and spent most of their free agent dollars on hitters. Counting the signing...

David Ross Explains Choosing Chicago Cubs Over Boston Red Sox
January 2nd, 2015 at 12:53 PM
David Ross didn't expect there to be a whole lot of interest in him as he entered free agency, but by his own admission the 37-year old catcher was blown away and flattered by the offers he received. It turned out to be an offseason full of difficult decisions, false...

Boston Red Sox: Top 10 Moments of 2014
December 29th, 2014 at 1:51 PM
It's been a rough year for the Boston Red Sox, which understandably has fans eager to move on to next season. However, that's not to say that there weren't some great moments in 2014, so before we welcome in the new year, let's take a look back on some of...

Should the Boston Red Sox Sign James Shields?
December 23rd, 2014 at 1:35 PM
Despite revamping their starting rotation by collecting four new starters over the past five months, the common consensus among fans is that the Boston Red Sox still lack a front-line starter to lead the staff. While general manager Ben Cherington insists that the team is comfortable with the pitchers they...

Boston Red Sox Holiday Wish List
December 22nd, 2014 at 3:56 PM
The holiday season is upon us, with Christmas only days away. Like many of us, the Boston Red Sox have already done most of their shopping by signing two of the highest profile bats on the free agent market, collecting a trio of starting pitchers and bolstering their bullpen. That's...

Boston Red Sox Re-sign Lefty Reliever Craig Breslow
December 20th, 2014 at 1:10 PM
With the Boston Red Sox in need of another left-handed reliever, they turned to a familiar face to bolster their bullpen. An industry source revealed to WEEI.com that the team has agreed to a one-year, $2 million deal to bring back veteran Craig Breslow. ***PHOTO1*** Boston had previously declined the $4 million...