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Could the Boston Red Sox Pry Evan Longoria Away from the Tampa Bay Rays?
November 15th, 2014 at 12:51 PM
It was only a few short months ago that the Tampa Bay Rays shipped former Cy Young winner David Price to the Detroit Tigers, officially waiving the white flag on the 2014 season. The Rays would ultimately finish fourth in the AL East, 19 games behind the division winning Baltimore...

New York Mets an Unlikely Trade Partner for Yoenis Cespedes
November 7th, 2014 at 1:16 PM
Rumors have swirled since the end of the season that the Boston Red Sox coaching staff was disappointed with the performance of Yoenis Cespedes during his brief stint with the team following a trade deadline deal that shipped Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes to Oakland for the Cuban slugger. While...

Is Yoenis Cespedes on the Trading Block?
October 28th, 2014 at 4:47 PM
As the trade deadline approached last July, the Boston Red Sox saw an opportunity to get an early jump on rebuilding for next season. With the current season already spiraling down the drain, Boston sacrificed ace starter Jon Lester, sending him to Oakland in a deal that brought back outfielder...

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 Trade Kelly Johnson to the Baltimore Orioles
August 31st, 2014 at 11:21 AM
Kelly Johnson has gotten to know the AL East as well as anyone the past three seasons and last night he completed his tour around the division when he was traded to the Baltimore Orioles. Since 2012, the utility infielder will have now played for every team in the division. ***PHOTO1*** The...

Boston Red Sox Trade Jon Lester to the Oakland A’s for Yoenis Cespedes
July 31st, 2014 at 1:26 PM
It was clear for at least a week now that the Boston Red Sox were going to have to trade Jon Lester before this afternoon's trade deadline. The only question was where he would end up. We finally got our answer and the team that won the Lester sweepstakes came as...

Boston Red Sox: Where Jon Lester May Land
July 30th, 2014 at 2:45 PM
Once the Boston Red Sox decided to scratch Jon Lester from Wednesday's start it became inevitable that the team is on the verge of trading him. Multiple sources have reported that the Red Sox are actively shopping their ace prior to tomorrow afternoon's trade deadline, with at least half a...

Boston Red Sox Trade Jake Peavy to San Francisco Giants
July 26th, 2014 at 1:01 PM
The writing was on the wall weeks ago, but it's now finally official. Less than a year after being dealt to Boston, Jake Peavy is on the move again. League sources informed CBS Sports' Jon Heyman that the Boston Red Sox have agreed to a deal that will send Peavy...

Should the Boston Red Sox Trade for Cole Hamels?
July 17th, 2014 at 2:15 PM
The Boston Red Sox come out of the break tied for last in the AL East, 9.5 games back in the division and 8 games out of a playoff spot. That would indicate the team should be selling at the trade deadline, which is quickly approaching at the end of...

Boston Red Sox Players Who Could Be Traded
July 9th, 2014 at 4:57 PM
It's time to face the facts. The Boston Red Sox are 10.5 games back in the AL East with the league's third worst winning percentage and lowest scoring offense. We're a few short weeks away from the MLB trade deadline and it's become abundantly clear that this is not a...

Boston Red Sox Officially Release Reliever Chris Capuano
July 1st, 2014 at 4:05 PM
The Boston Red Sox have released reliever Chris Capuano, officially ending the Springfield, Mass. native's brief tenure with the team. Capuano was lights out earlier this season before imploding last month. He finished with a 4.55 ERA in 28 appearances. The 35-year old was designated for assignment on June 25...

Should the Boston Red Sox Trade Jon Lester?
June 18th, 2014 at 11:12 AM
The Boston Red Sox find themselves in a bit of a quandary with the trade deadline looming about 6 weeks away. Boston currently finds itself in 4th place in the AL East, 7.5 games back of the Toronto Blue Jays. Their 38 losses are the third most in the American League...

Boston Red Sox Unsure About 2014 Outfield Depth
January 7th, 2014 at 11:42 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Boston Red Sox are uncomfortable with their outfield heading into the 2014 season. That is the conclusion you can draw based on recent rumors that the ball club has talked with the San Diego Padres about reserve outfielder Chris Denorfia and the website Masslive.com reporting Scott Posednik possibly returning on...

Boston Red Sox Ship Franklin Morales to Colorado Rockies
December 18th, 2013 at 4:10 PM
The Boston Red Sox traded left-handed reliever Franklin Morales to the Colorado Rockies Wednesday afternoon for middle-infielder Jonathan Herrera. Boston threw in minor league pitcher Chris Martin to complete the deal. Morales, purchased by the Red Sox from Colorado on May 19, 2011, was envisioned to be a spot-starter and long...

Matt Kemp and the Boston Red Sox: not Dead Yet
December 12th, 2013 at 10:32 AM
The Boston Red Sox told the media Tuesday night that they are no longer in pursuit of Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp, claiming he was not a good fit. Do not believe a word of that. Until the Dodgers announce that Kemp is going to another city besides Boston, or Don...

Boston Red Sox Trade for Brewers Burke Badenhop
November 22nd, 2013 at 2:13 PM
The Boston Red Sox Friday afternoon acquired right-handed reliever Burke Badenhop from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for left-handed minor-league pitcher Luis Ortega. Badenhop, 30, has worked primarily out of the bullpen since 2009. Drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 19th round of the 2005 Draft, Badenhop was part of the...

Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers Nearing Blockbuster Deal
August 25th, 2012 at 9:51 AM
In December 2010, the Boston Red Sox made their two biggest offseason acquisitions in several years and on Saturday, both of those players will likely be traded.  The Red Sox have agreed to a blockbuster deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers that will send Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett,...

2013 Free Agency Could Be Better Focus for Boston Red Sox and not Trade Deadline
July 26th, 2012 at 5:31 PM
The July 31 trade deadline is just five days away and as the Boston Red Sox are in a critical part of their season, major decisions loom.  Though the team remains within striking distance for a playoff berth, the team might be better suited to stay content this season and...

Boston Red Sox Need Pitching Help for Playoff Push
July 18th, 2012 at 12:25 AM
Through the first half of the season, the Red Sox offense has been ranked with the best in baseball despite several key injuries.  As those players begin to return to the lineup, it seems as though pitching will decide the team’s fate this season. In the Red Sox 7-5 loss to...

Why the Boston Red Sox Can’t “Blow It up” (Part I)
June 13th, 2012 at 8:05 PM
There is an increasing media presence saying that the Red Sox should blow up the team. The Boston Red Sox don’t have a magic wand. Blowing up the team and starting over is MUCH easier said than done. Big market teams will always have the very obvious advantage of having more...