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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...

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...

Rusney Castillo Named to Arizona Fall League All-Star Game
October 27th, 2014 at 3:17 PM
Several of the best prospects in baseball will collide this Saturday in the Fall Stars game: the annual All-Star game for the Arizona Fall League. The game will be highlighted by 14 of the top 100 prospects on MLB.com's Prospect Watch list, along with two players from the Boston Red...

Craig Breslow not Confident That Boston Red Sox Will Pick up His Option
October 25th, 2014 at 1:19 PM
The 2014 season was tough for a lot of players on the Boston Red Sox roster, and Craig Breslow was certainly not exempt from that. The 34-year old reliever is coming off what was by far the worst season of his career, having posted a 5.96 ERA in 54.1 innings....

Boston Red Sox Keys to the Off-Season: Fixing the Power Outage
October 24th, 2014 at 2:45 PM
This week we will examine the five biggest keys to the off-season, as the Boston Red Sox look to form a roster capable of rebounding back to contention in 2015. Fixing the Power Outage ***PHOTO1*** The Red Sox have been known as an offensive powerhouse in recent years, but that was far from...

Boston Red Sox Have Three Players Nominated for Gold Glove Awards
October 23rd, 2014 at 5:01 PM
The Boston Red Sox were a mess offensively this season, but they did some good work with their gloves. Three Red Sox players have been nominated as finalists for the Rawlings American League Gold Glove award, which recognizes the best defensive player at each position. ***PHOTO1*** Dustin Pedroia is nominated at second...

Boston Red Sox Keys to the Off-season: Finding a Closer
October 23rd, 2014 at 2:44 PM
This week we will examine the five biggest keys to the off-season, as the Boston Red Sox look to form a roster capable of rebounding back to contention in 2015. Finding a closer: ***PHOTO1*** For the better part of the past two seasons, a 9th inning lead for the Red Sox was about...

Boston Red Sox Keys to the Off-Season: Filling the Hole at Third Base
October 22nd, 2014 at 3:04 PM
This week we will examine the five biggest keys to the off-season, as the Boston Red Sox look to form a roster capable of rebounding back to contention in 2015. Filling the hole at third base: ***PHOTO1*** We know who's on first and what's on second, but I don't know's on third. The...

Boston Red Sox Keys to the Off-Season: Filling Out the Starting Rotation
October 21st, 2014 at 11:42 AM
This week we will examine the five biggest keys to the off-season, as the Boston Red Sox look to form a roster capable of rebounding back to contention in 2015. Filling out the starting rotation: ***PHOTO1*** The Red Sox rotation underwent a drastic makeover mid-season when they traded away Jon Lester, John Lackey,...

Boston Red Sox Keys to the Off-Season: Sorting Out the Outfield
October 20th, 2014 at 11:43 AM
This week we will examine the five biggest keys to the off-season as the Boston Red Sox look to form a roster capable of rebounding back to contention in 2015. Sorting out the outfield: ***PHOTO1*** The Red Sox outfield was one of the worst in the league offensively in 2014. They finished 27th...

Boston Red Sox Report Card: Edward Mujica
October 18th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
During the off-season we'll be taking a look back at key members of the Boston Red Sox roster to grade their performance from the 2014 season. Edward Mujica Grade: C+ ***PHOTO1*** The Red Sox signed Mujica to a two-year, $9.5 million deal last winter to bolster their bullpen and serve as insurance for Koji...

Boston Red Sox Report Card: Mookie Betts
October 16th, 2014 at 12:44 PM
During the off-season we'll be taking a look back at key members of the Boston Red Sox roster to grade their performance from the 2014 season. Mookie Betts Grade: A- ***PHOTO1*** We have a small sample size to grade Betts on, given that he appeared in only 52 games this season, but his arrival...

Which Boston Red Sox Starters Could Turn into Dominant Relievers?
October 15th, 2014 at 6:15 PM
A glance at this year's ALCS between the Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals reveals one factor that has been a key to their success - dominant bullpens. The Royals bullpen has been the best in the AL this postseason, limiting opponents to only 7 runs in 31.1 innings (2.01...

Mike Napoli to Have Surgery to Alliviate Sleeping Disorder
October 14th, 2014 at 2:52 PM
Given the number of injuries Mike Napoli endured over the course of this past season, it's no surprise that he is set to have surgery. What is a bit unexpected is what the surgery is for. The Boston Red Sox first baseman told WEEI.com that he will be undergoing Bimaxillary...

Boston Red Sox Report Card: Brock Holt
October 13th, 2014 at 4:55 PM
During the off-season we'll be taking a look back at key members of the Boston Red Sox roster to grade their performance from the 2014 season. Brock Holt Grade: B+ ***PHOTO1*** His stats won't "wow" anyone, but Holt provided value that extends outside the box score. He caught fire early by hitting .348 in...

Boston Red Sox Report Card: Joe Kelly
October 12th, 2014 at 10:37 AM
During the off-season we'll be taking a look back at key members of the Boston Red Sox roster to grade their performance from the 2014 season. Joe Kelly Grade: C+ ***PHOTO1*** After being acquired from the St. Louis Cardinals in the John Lackey trade, Kelly produced solid results for the Red Sox, posting a...

Boston Red Sox Report Card: Yoenis Cespedes
October 10th, 2014 at 12:18 PM
During the off-season we'll be taking a look back at key members of the Boston Red Sox roster to grade their performance from the 2014 season. Yoenis Cespedes Grade: B ***PHOTO1*** Cespedes was acquired from the Oakland A's at the trade deadline in the Jon Lester trade to give a boost to the offensively...

Boston Red Sox Report Card: Jackie Bradley, Jr.
October 8th, 2014 at 4:12 PM
During the off-season we'll be taking a look back at key members of the Boston Red Sox roster to grade their performance from the 2014 season. Jackie Bradley, Jr. Grade: D+ ***PHOTO1*** With a batting average that sunk below the Mendoza Line (.198), Jackie Bradley had one of the most miserable seasons at the...

Boston Red Sox Report Card: Xander Bogaerts
October 7th, 2014 at 5:51 PM
During the off-season we'll be taking a look back at key members of the Boston Red Sox roster to grade their performance from the 2014 season. Xander Bogaerts Grade: C- ***PHOTO1*** Having been ranked among the best prospects in all of baseball, expectations were always going to be high for Bogaerts. He raised them...

Boston Red Sox Report Card: Koji Uehara
October 6th, 2014 at 9:45 PM
During the off-season we'll be taking a look back at key members of the Boston Red Sox roster to grade their performance from the 2014 season. ***PHOTO1*** Koji Uehara Grade: B Uehara had another dominant season in his second year as Boston's closer. Well, for most of it anyway. His overall numbers look spectacular...