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David Ross Could Be the Key to Bringing Back Jon Lester
November 26th, 2014 at 12:42 PM
It's already been a busy week for the Boston Red Sox, but there's more work yet to be done. The team's primary need is a front line starting pitcher and Jon Lester remains their top choice. If the Red Sox want to bring their former ace back to Boston, they...

Boston Red Sox Make an Offer to Jon Lester
November 19th, 2014 at 2:46 PM
"I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse." Don Corleone's line is a classic from The Godfather, but we'll find out soon enough if the Boston Red Sox have that same mentality in their negotiations with Jon Lester. ***PHOTO1*** The Red Sox have made an offer to the free agent starter for...

Miami Marlins Discussing Record-breaking Deal with Giancarlo Stanton
November 14th, 2014 at 2:54 PM
One of baseball's brightest young stars may soon be locked up for essentially the rest of his career before ever hitting the free agent market. The Miami Marlins are in talks with superstar outfielder Giancarlo Stanton on an extension that could reach record-breaking proportions. ***PHOTO1*** Foxsports.com reported that the team is discussing...

Boston Red Sox Willing to Offer Jon Lester a 6-year Deal
November 11th, 2014 at 1:59 PM
When Jon Lester was shipped to Oakland at the trade deadline, many assumed that we had seen the last of him in a Red Sox uniform. Lester had already rejected Boston's low-ball offer of a 4-year, $70 million deal last spring, and the Red Sox brass have strict rules against...

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,...

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...

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: Clay Buchholz
October 5th, 2014 at 11:50 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. Clay Buchholz Grade: D- ***PHOTO1*** This season was a nightmare for Buchholz. He finished with a losing record (8-11) for the first time since 2008, while posting an...

Clay Buchholz Has Successful Knee Surgery
September 30th, 2014 at 4:55 PM
Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Clay Buchholz had successful meniscus surgery on his right knee this morning and is expected to make a full recovery. The procedure was performed by Dr. Peter Asnis at Massachusetts General Hospital. ***PHOTO1*** General Manager Ben Cherington told reporters on Monday that Buchholz has dealt with the...

How MLB Can Speed up the Pace of the Game
September 22nd, 2014 at 4:58 PM
A pair of representatives in the Red Sox organization - chairman Tom Werner and partner Michael Gordon - were recently named to MLB's new "Pace of Game" committee, which aims to find ways to shorten the time it takes to complete a typical baseball game. It's an issue that MLB...

Joe Kelly Aims to Become an Ace
September 22nd, 2014 at 11:33 AM
There are plenty of questions regarding their pitching rotation that the Boston Red Sox will need to answer heading into the 2015 season, not the least of which is who will be the ace to anchor the staff. Joe Kelly would like to be considered in the mix for that...

Boston Red Sox Fire & Ice: Xander Bogaerts Hot, Mike Napoli Cold
September 15th, 2014 at 4:31 PM
After getting swept at home by the Baltimore Orioles, the Boston Red Sox began their final road trip of the season by taking three of four from the Kansas City Royals to knock them out of the top spot in the AL Central. Boston trails the Tampa Bay Rays by...

Boston Red Sox Fire & Ice: David Ortiz Hot, Koji Uehara Cold
August 25th, 2014 at 12:09 PM
The Boston Red Sox dropped every game this past week and are currently sliding through an 8-game losing streak. Only 4 other teams in the majors have a worse winning percentage (.431) this season. ***PHOTO1*** Here are some guys that have been hot and cold this week. On Fire David Ortiz Past 7 Days: .647/.769/.1.118,...

Boston Red Sox Fire & Ice: Daniel Nava Hot, Will Middlebrooks Cold
August 18th, 2014 at 1:28 PM
The Boston Red Sox went 4-2 over the past week after a strong finish to their road trip and a four game split with the Houston Astros back at Fenway over the weekend. However, their run differential for the week was only +1 following a blowout loss on Sunday. Boston...

Pedro Martinez is the Greatest Boston Red Sox Pitcher Ever
August 15th, 2014 at 1:19 PM
When Pedro Martinez was among the four legends to be inducted into the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame yesterday, it allowed fans a chance to look back and reflect on the marvelous career he had with this franchise. Red Sox history is overflowing with talented players, but none of...

Boston Red Sox Fire & Ice: Yoenis Cespedes Hot, Brandon Workman Cold
August 11th, 2014 at 5:25 PM
The Boston Red Sox are coming off a series win against the Los Angeles Angels, giving them their first series victory since sweeping the Kansas City Royals coming out of the All-Star break last month. So if you're looking for a silver lining, that's two series victories in the past...

Top 5 Reasons to Keep Watching the 2014 Boston Red Sox
August 5th, 2014 at 12:19 PM
What's the point of continuing to watch the Boston Red Sox? The 2014 season has gone in the tank, with the team toiling in the basement of the AL East, hopelessly out of playoff contention. Nearly the entire starting rotation has been jettisoned and the roster is littered with new...

Boston Red Sox Fire & Ice:Dustin Pedroia Hot, Clay Buchholz Cold
August 4th, 2014 at 2:44 PM
With all the roster moves that the Boston Red Sox made around the trade deadline last week, the roster is now swarmed with new faces that haven't been with the team long enough to be considered for this column yet. You can't exactly be disappointed with the early returns from...

Boston Red Sox Fire & Ice: David Ortiz Hot, Brock Holt Cold
July 28th, 2014 at 1:01 PM
The Boston Red Sox came storming out of the All-Star break with 4 straight wins that saw the offense start to pick up some steam, only to tailspin into a 5-game losing streak that reversed those accomplishments. With the trade deadline approaching this week, the Red Sox will be looking...

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...