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Philadelphia Phillies Want Prospects for Cole Hamels
February 17th, 2015 at 3:01 PM
Despite general manager Ben Cherington's insistence that the Boston Red Sox are content with their starting rotation, these Cole Hamels rumors just won't go away. The number of people around the league that remain skeptical that Boston can compete for a championship without a proven front-line starter to anchor their...

MLB Considering Altering the Strike Zone
February 13th, 2015 at 4:57 PM
In the continued effort to improve the game, Major League Baseball is considering altering the strike zone for the first time in nearly two decades. Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan reports that MLB's Playing Rules Committee will be keeping a close eye on how low strikes are called during the 2015...

Justin Masterson Motivated by Success, not Money
February 11th, 2015 at 5:45 PM
Sometimes going back to where you started can be a positive step. That's what Justin Masterson had in mind when he signed with the Boston Red Sox this winter to return to the team that once drafted him. ***PHOTO1*** Masterson was a top prospect in the Red Sox organization when he made...

James Shields Signs with San Diego Padres with 4-year, $75 Million Deal
February 9th, 2015 at 1:32 PM
So who won the 2012 trade that sent James Shields to the Kansas City Royals and hyped prospect Wil Myers to the Tampa Bay Rays? Would you believe it was the San Diego Padres? You could make a case for that now that the Padres have acquired both headliners from...

Boston Red Sox not Expecting More Offseason Moves
February 6th, 2015 at 12:32 PM
Ben Cherington has been busy reconstructing the Boston Red Sox this winter, but he may be done tinkering with the roster for now. The team they have now is the team they expect to take into spring training. ***PHOTO1*** Speaking with reporters on Thursday to announce the three-year, $19.25 million deal for...

Boston Red Sox Avoid Arbitration with Wade Miley with 3-year, $19.25 Million Deal
February 5th, 2015 at 4:16 PM
Wade Miley was the last arbitration eligible player that the Boston Red Sox had left to negotiate with this offseason. Now they never need to worry about such negotiations with their newly acquired left-hander again. ***PHOTO1*** The Red Sox and Miley have agreed to a three-year, $19.25 million deal, according to his...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

Pedro Martinez Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame
January 6th, 2015 at 4:28 PM
When you think of the most dominant performances from a pitcher in a Boston Red Sox uniform, one name immediately jumps to mind - Pedro Martinez. The electric atmosphere around Fenway Park any time Pedro took the mound was unlike any feeling elicited by other pitchers of this era. His...

Market for Free Agent Pitcher James Shields Getting Smaller
January 5th, 2015 at 12:34 PM
The market for free agent pitcher James Shields remains unclear, as a front-runner has yet to emerge. While a number of teams had initially shown interest in signing Shields, several of those teams appear to have moved on, shrinking the market for the 33-year old starter. That doesn't necessarily mean...