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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...

Boston Red Sox Get Erik Bedard: the Details of the Trade
July 31st, 2011 at 11:13 PM
The trade that sent ex-Seattle Mariner Erik Bedard to the Boston Red Sox with bare minutes to spare before the non-waiver trade deadline was a triumph of unnecessary complexity.  But fear not:  The crack research staff at Red Sox 101 has broken down the details and they are herewith proudly...

Boston Red Sox May Have Acquired Erik Bedard
July 31st, 2011 at 4:18 PM
Rumors are swirling at a fever pitch about the Red Sox having acquired Erik Bedard in what is reputedly a three-team deal, reports NESN's Tom Caron. More details as they become available. **UPDATE** The Red Sox have indeed acquired Bedard in a three-team deal, the third team being the Los Angeles...

Matt Garza an Interesting Possibility for Red Sox
July 31st, 2011 at 1:41 PM
Here in the closing hours of the trade deadline, Matt Garza's name keeps popping up.  It's a tantalizing possibility. ***PHOTO1*** Certainly the Cubs are selling.  The team is doing so poorly that they need to shed payroll desperately.  And Garza would be a catch for the pitching-needy Red Sox. Though his...

For Boston Red Sox, Biggest Trade Surprise Is…Nobody
July 31st, 2011 at 12:24 PM
***PHOTO1*** With the recent news that the deal between the Boston Red Sox and the Oakland A's for pitcher Rich Harden has collapsed, and the fact that most of the cream of the trade crop has already found new homes, it leaves the Olde Towne Team picking through the leavings...

Boston Red Sox Exploring Trade Market for Pitcher
July 28th, 2011 at 8:52 PM
The Boston Globe's Peter Abraham is reporting that the Red Sox, concerned that starter Clay Buchholz is injured more seriously than was previously thought, is examining options for a trade for a starter. The lower back issues under which he's been laboring seem to be more serious than a straightforward muscle strain,...