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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...

Bringing Back David Ross, Craig Breslow Remain Options for Boston Red Sox
December 18th, 2014 at 2:13 PM
The battle over Jon Lester is over, but the Boston Red Sox are still be battling the Chicago Cubs for a couple of their other former players. A major league source told WEEI's Rob Bradford that both teams are among the top contenders to sign veteran free-agent catcher David Ross...

Jon Lester Says Getting Traded Made It Easier to Sign with the Chicago Cubs
December 15th, 2014 at 4:54 PM
Well now it's official - Jon Lester isn't coming back to Boston. The Chicago Cubs held a press conference this afternoon to officially introduce their new ace. As he slipped on his new number 34 jersey, Lester acknowledged the difficulty of his decision. ***PHOTO1*** If Red Sox fans can take any solace...

Ground-Ball Pitchers are a Good Fit for Fenway Park
December 12th, 2014 at 5:23 PM
It was a busy week at the winter meetings for the Boston Red Sox as they worked to revamp their starting rotation. They pulled off a pair of trades to acquire Rick Porcello from the Detroit Tigers and Wade Miley from the Arizona Diamondbacks, then capped it off by signing...

Boston Red Sox Sign Pitcher Justin Masterson
December 11th, 2014 at 3:40 PM
The Boston Red Sox have reached an agreement with right-handed pitcher Justin Masterson, as first reported by ESPN's Buster Olney. The free agent signing is still pending a physical, but he is expected to receive a one year contract for $9.5 million, as he looks to re-establish his value after...

Ben Cherington Explains How Jon Lester Negotiations Unfolded
December 10th, 2014 at 4:17 PM
The question on the minds of fans today is how the Boston Red Sox managed to let Jon Lester slip away. General Manager Ben Cherington spoke to reporters this afternoon to explain how the negotiations with their former ace unfolded. ***PHOTO1*** Cherington was informed late last night that Lester had decided to...

Jon Lester Agrees to 6-year, $155 Million Deal with the Chicago Cubs
December 10th, 2014 at 12:39 PM
Listen closely - do you hear it? That's the sound of millions of hearts breaking around the Boston area. They were one of the final two teams standing in the Jon Lester negotiations, but the Boston Red Sox ultimately fell short in their pursuit of their top free agent target. ***PHOTO1*** Lester...

Jon Lester’s Decision Nearing the Finish Line
December 9th, 2014 at 12:42 PM
We've reached the homestretch of the negotiations with Jon Lester, with the free agent pitcher expected to make his decision any day now. The general consensus at the winter meetings was that Lester would make his decision no earlier than Monday night and no later than Tuesday, but talks seem...

Income Tax Could Give the Boston Red Sox an Edge in Signing Jon Lester
December 8th, 2014 at 12:57 PM
Let's hope that Jon Lester has a good accountant. He's on the verge of signing a new contract that will pay him a staggering amount of money, but the state income tax for the destination he chooses will determine how much of that money he gets to keep. Given some...

How Much is Too Much for Jon Lester?
December 7th, 2014 at 2:44 PM
If the Boston Red Sox hope to bring Jon Lester back to town, they better be prepared to pay a hefty price for him. The Chicago Cubs and San Francisco Giants are among the teams competing with the Sox for his services, which has created a bidding war. If the...

Boston Red Sox Owner John Henry Visits Jon Lester
December 6th, 2014 at 3:52 PM
With free agent pitcher Jon Lester on the cusp of making his decision on where he'll pitch next season, Boston Red Sox principal owner John Henry wanted one last chance to emphasize his team's interest in bringing him back to Boston. ***PHOTO1*** Sources told WEEI's Rob Bradford and Alex Speier that Henry...