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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...

Should the Boston Red Sox Sign James Shields?
December 23rd, 2014 at 1:35 PM
Despite revamping their starting rotation by collecting four new starters over the past five months, the common consensus among fans is that the Boston Red Sox still lack a front-line starter to lead the staff. While general manager Ben Cherington insists that the team is comfortable with the pitchers they...

Jon Lester Says Getting Traded Made It Easier to Sign with the Chicago Cubs
December 15th, 2014 at 4:54 PM
Well now it's official - Jon Lester isn't coming back to Boston. The Chicago Cubs held a press conference this afternoon to officially introduce their new ace. As he slipped on his new number 34 jersey, Lester acknowledged the difficulty of his decision. ***PHOTO1*** If Red Sox fans can take any solace...

Ground-Ball Pitchers are a Good Fit for Fenway Park
December 12th, 2014 at 5:23 PM
It was a busy week at the winter meetings for the Boston Red Sox as they worked to revamp their starting rotation. They pulled off a pair of trades to acquire Rick Porcello from the Detroit Tigers and Wade Miley from the Arizona Diamondbacks, then capped it off by signing...

Boston Red Sox Sign Pitcher Justin Masterson
December 11th, 2014 at 3:40 PM
The Boston Red Sox have reached an agreement with right-handed pitcher Justin Masterson, as first reported by ESPN's Buster Olney. The free agent signing is still pending a physical, but he is expected to receive a one year contract for $9.5 million, as he looks to re-establish his value after...

Boston Red Sox Send Yoenis Cespedes to the Detroit Tigers for Rick Porcello
December 11th, 2014 at 1:26 PM
The addition of middle of the rotation starters continues for the Boston Red Sox, who can now add Rick Porcello to the list. Boston will send outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, reliever Alex Wilson and rookie level left-hander Gabe Speier to the Detroit Tigers in exchange for Porcello. ***PHOTO1*** Cespedes was acquired from the...

Boston Red Sox Acquire Wade Miley from the Arizona Diamondbacks
December 11th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
Well it wasn't the big name left-handed starting pitcher fans had been pining for, but the Boston Red Sox did make a move to bolster their rotation by trading for Arizona Diamondbacks starter Wade Miley. ***PHOTO1*** Boston will send Rubby De La Rosa, Allen Webster and a minor league prospect to Arizona...

Ben Cherington Explains How Jon Lester Negotiations Unfolded
December 10th, 2014 at 4:17 PM
The question on the minds of fans today is how the Boston Red Sox managed to let Jon Lester slip away. General Manager Ben Cherington spoke to reporters this afternoon to explain how the negotiations with their former ace unfolded. ***PHOTO1*** Cherington was informed late last night that Lester had decided to...

Jon Lester Agrees to 6-year, $155 Million Deal with the Chicago Cubs
December 10th, 2014 at 12:39 PM
Listen closely - do you hear it? That's the sound of millions of hearts breaking around the Boston area. They were one of the final two teams standing in the Jon Lester negotiations, but the Boston Red Sox ultimately fell short in their pursuit of their top free agent target. ***PHOTO1*** Lester...