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How the Boston Red Sox Bullpen is Shaping Up
January 28th, 2015 at 12:49 PM
While most of the attention has gone to the high priced hitters joining the lineup and the revamped starting rotation, the Boston Red Sox have quietly made a number of moves to restock their bullpen as well. While some familiar faces will remain in key roles, there are a few...

Boston Red Sox Acquire Robbie Ross for Anthony Ranaudo
January 27th, 2015 at 7:50 PM
Looking to bolster their bullpen with another left-handed option, the Boston Red Sox acquired Robbie Ross Jr. from the Texas Rangers in exchange for Anthony Ranaudo. ***PHOTO1*** The move comes as a bit of a surprise, considering Ranaudo was once a highly regarding prospect that MLB.com ranked as the fourth best in...

Mike Napoli Considered Retirement Prior to Recent Surgery
January 27th, 2015 at 4:57 PM
Ever have one of those days where you just didn't get a good night's rest and your morning coffee isn't doing enough to help you get through the work day? Try playing professional baseball under those conditions and you'll have an idea of how Mike Napoli has felt for most...

Rob Manfred Wants to Eliminate Defensive Shifts
January 26th, 2015 at 7:31 PM
Baseball has evolved over the years through various periods that have seen offensive production rise and fall. We've had the deadball era all the way through to the steroid era, with several peaks and valleys in between. As Major League Baseball has worked hard to try to clean up the...

Joe Kelly Predicts He Will Win the Cy Young
January 25th, 2015 at 3:37 PM
Joe Kelly isn't weird, he's a pitcher. At least that's what the tee-shirt he wore yesterday at the Baseball Winter Weekend suggested, but he did raise some eyebrows during a radio appearance from Foxwoods Resort Casino with comments that some may consider strange. Kelly believes that he will win the...

Should Dustin Pedroia Be the Boston Red Sox Captain?
January 24th, 2015 at 12:58 PM
The Boston Red Sox roster has seen an infusion of youth since the start of last season, but there are still several respected veterans that remain with the team. Among them is Dustin Pedroia, who exemplifies all the qualities of a leader in the clubhouse with his passion and work...

Allen Craig Could See Time at Third Base
January 23rd, 2015 at 12:59 PM
Allen Craig will be looking to bounce back from the worst season of his career, but to do that he needs to be in the lineup. He's capable of playing either of the corner outfield spots and has experience at first base. Now the Boston Red Sox may try him...

Pedro Martinez Will Have a Boston Red Sox Cap on His Hall of Fame Plaque
January 22nd, 2015 at 12:10 PM
When Pedro Martinez is enshrined in the baseball Hall of Fame, his plaque will bare the logo of the Boston Red Sox on his cap. Was there ever any doubt? Not in the minds of Red Sox fans that will always consider Pedro as one of their own, but now...

Philadelphia Phillies GM Doesn’t Expect Cole Hamels to Be Traded
January 21st, 2015 at 2:48 PM
Ruben Amaro Jr. isn't ruling anything out, but at this point the Philadelphia Phillies general manager expects Cole Hamels to still be with the team by Opening Day. ***PHOTO1*** Speculation that Hamels is on the trade market has run rampant for months, with the Boston Red Sox being one of the primary...

Could the Boston Red Sox Target Stephen Strasburg?
January 20th, 2015 at 5:13 PM
Once the Washington Nationals signed Max Scherzer to a record free agent contract, it opened speculation that the team would move one of the other starters from their loaded rotation. While Jordan Zimmermann and Doug Fister appear to be the obvious choices to be on the trading block, given their...

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...

Chili Davis Says Crowded Boston Red Sox Outfield ‘Going to Be a Fight’
January 16th, 2015 at 1:04 PM
New hitting coach Chili Davis knows he has his work cut out for him in helping this Boston Red Sox lineup bounce back from one of the worst offensive seasons in recent franchise history. With a revamped roster that is now overcrowded with worthy options, it's going to be a...

Boston Red Sox Among Four Teams in the Race for Cole Hamels
January 15th, 2015 at 12:18 PM
While general manager Ben Cherington insists that the Boston Red Sox are content to go into the season with their current five-man rotation, the opportunity to upgrade the front of their staff with a proven ace has to be worth considering if the price is right. Which is why most...

Dustin Pedroia Cleared for Baseball Activities
January 14th, 2015 at 4:24 PM
If you thought Dustin Pedroia didn't look quite right at the plate last season, the reason behind that was revealed in September when the Boston Red Sox shut down the former All-Star second baseman with a left hand injury that would require surgery. Four months later, Pedroia is back in...

Boston Red Sox Acquire LHP Danny Rosenbaum from Washington Nationals
January 14th, 2015 at 12:59 PM
The Boston Red Sox have announced that they have acquired left-handed pitcher Danny Rosenbaum from the Washington Nationals in exchange for catcher Dan Butler. ***PHOTO1*** The 27-year old Rosenbaum was the opening day starter last year for Triple-A Syracuse, but had his season cut short after undergoing Tommy John surgery in May....

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...

Will David Ortiz Make It into the Hall of Fame?
January 9th, 2015 at 3:07 PM
The Hall of Fame has been the theme of the week, as four new candidates were elected to be enshrined. That group bound for Cooperstown included former Boston Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez, which makes this an ideal time to consider whether any current Red Sox players could be bound...

Pedro Martinez Believes Roger Clemens Belongs in the Hall of Fame
January 8th, 2015 at 2:10 PM
Pedro Martinez is on his way to Cooperstown after being elected into the baseball Hall of Fame this week. While he'll be joined by three other legendary players on the day he is enshrined, there's at least one other player that the former Boston Red Sox pitcher wishes could be...

Curt Schilling Snubbed by Hall of Fame
January 7th, 2015 at 4:18 PM
Four players have been elected to the baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2015, but that still leaves several worthy candidates without the necessary votes to earn a trip to Cooperstown. Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling can count himself among those that were snubbed from this year's class...