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Larry Lucchino: Boston Red Sox are Different from the New York Yankees
February 26th, 2015 at 1:14 PM
Boston Red Sox CEO Larry Lucchino wants to make one thing clear - despite the massive spending spree the team has been on lately, the Red Sox are nothing like the New York Yankees. ***PHOTO1*** Lucchino has repeatedly mocked the Yankees in the past for their seemingly limitless payroll budgets and reckless...

Pawtucket Red Sox Sold to Group Headlined by Boston Red Sox President Larry Lucchino
February 23rd, 2015 at 2:24 PM
The Pawtucket Red Sox have been sold to a group headlined by Boston Red Sox president and CEO Larry Lucchino, Jim Skeffington and several prominent Rhode Island businessmen. ***PHOTO1*** Lucchino's group has teamed to purchase the Triple-A affiliate of the Red Sox from Madelaiene Mondor, the widow of of longtime PawSox owner...

Boston Red Sox Begin Extension Talks with Manager John Farrell
February 19th, 2015 at 11:50 AM
The Boston Red Sox were busy this offseason, making trades and using free agency to strengthen their lineup and revamp their pitching staff. As spring training approaches, the team's attention now turns to the contract status of manager John Farrell. ***PHOTO1*** Farrell is entering the final guaranteed year of the three-year deal...

Is the Balance of Power Shifting in the Boston Red Sox Front Office?
February 16th, 2015 at 1:06 PM
The balance of power may be shifting in the Boston Red Sox front office. Could President and CEO Larry Lucchino be the one coming up short in this power struggle? ***PHOTO1*** As recently as 2011, Principal Owner John Henry was saying that Luchhino runs the Red Sox. Now for the first time...

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...

What If Bill Belichick Ran the Boston Red Sox?
January 31st, 2015 at 4:00 PM
Super Bowl weekend is upon us, with the New England Patriots set to take on the defending champion Seattle Seahawks on the game's biggest stage. The Patriots are seeking their fourth championship in franchise history, all of which have come under the leadership of one man - Bill Belichick. ***PHOTO1*** Winning championships...

Why the Boston Red Sox Should Lock up Xander Bogaerts
December 27th, 2014 at 4:41 PM
Xander Bogaerts had a bit of a rocky rookie season that failed to live up to the sky-high expectations that come with being a former top prospect, but that shouldn't dissuade the Boston Red Sox from projecting him as a future star. Keep in mind that at 21 years old,...

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...

Spending Spree Does not Make the Boston Red Sox the New Evil Empire
November 26th, 2014 at 11:25 AM
It seems like only yesterday that the Boston Red Sox were preaching financial restraint. They aimed to spend their money wisely and be cautious of handing out long-term contracts to aging veterans. Except yesterday was the day they tossed that philosophy aside by spending over $180 million on two of...

Boston Red Sox 2014 Season Review
September 30th, 2014 at 11:53 AM
Well, that certainly didn't go as planned. Just under a year ago we were planning a parade to celebrate the Boston Red Sox winning their third World Series championship in the past decade. Now we're looking at the end of a 71-win season and wondering what happened. Those 91 losses...

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...

Boston Red Sox Racing Against History with the Houston Astros
September 19th, 2014 at 1:16 PM
So the Boston Red Sox have been out of the playoff race seemingly for months now, making these final dreadful days meaningless, right? Fear not, as the Red Sox are actually engulfed in a captivating race down the stretch with the Houston Astros - a race against history. Sadly, it's...

Chairman Says Boston Red Sox Have Money to Spend
September 11th, 2014 at 6:10 PM
Boston Red Sox Chairman Tom Werner hinted in an interview this morning on WEEI that the team will have money to spend this off-season and plans to be aggressive in the pursuit of impact players - particularly front of the rotation starting pitching. ***PHOTO1*** "I wouldn't say that we have limitless money,...

Boston Red Sox Sign Top International Prospects
August 16th, 2014 at 12:44 PM
The Boston Red Sox announced that they have agreed to terms with eight International Prospects, including two of the top three pitching prospects available during this year's International period, which began on July 2. This collection of new prospects are the first International signings the club has made during this...

Boston Red Sox Halt Contract Talks with Jon Lester
July 24th, 2014 at 11:06 AM
The Boston Red Sox have decided to put off contract negotiations with ace pitcher Jon Lester until after the season, according to an email sent by principal owner John Henry to the Boston Herald. While Lester has been vocal about his desire to remain in Boston, he has also made...

Boston Red Sox Players Who Could Be Traded
July 9th, 2014 at 4:57 PM
It's time to face the facts. The Boston Red Sox are 10.5 games back in the AL East with the league's third worst winning percentage and lowest scoring offense. We're a few short weeks away from the MLB trade deadline and it's become abundantly clear that this is not a...

Boston Red Sox Promote Prospect Mookie Betts
June 28th, 2014 at 11:33 AM
In need of a spark to ignite their dormant offense, the Boston Red Sox have promoted top hitting prospect Mookie Betts. John Tomase of the Boston Herald tweeted earlier this morning that Betts has been summoned from Pawtucket and will join the major league team in New York tonight. There...

Boston Red Sox Designate Grady Sizemore for Assignment
June 17th, 2014 at 5:00 PM
ESPNBoston.com reports that the Boston Red Sox have designated outfielder Grady Sizemore for assignment this afternoon. The team now has 10 days to either trade or release the veteran. Sizemore made a valiant comeback effort after missing over two seasons due to injuries, but ultimately his limited production no longer...

Catching up with Old Friends: Jarrod Saltalamacchia
June 12th, 2014 at 2:58 PM
There were many that questioned the decision making of the Boston Red Sox for letting Jarrod Saltalamacchia go last off-season. The Miami Marlins stole him away with a 3 year, $21 million deal last winter, which seems like a reasonable price for a player of his caliber. So why did...