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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...

NESN Must Remove Jenny Dell from Boston Red Sox Coverage
January 21st, 2014 at 1:14 PM
***PHOTO1*** The budding romance between New England Sports Network reporter Jenny Dell and Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks may present a bigger public relations headache than the club anticipated. Dell—sideline reporter for NESN, the Red Sox-majority-owned channel—and Middlebrooks went public with their relationship on New Year’s Day, posting a picture...

Have the Boston Red Sox Been Too Conservative This Offseason?
January 20th, 2014 at 10:16 AM
***PHOTO1*** Yes, this really has been a quiet offseason for the Boston Red Sox. The only free agent of note to come to Boston is catcher A.J. Pierzynski. The Sox never made any public overtures in either keeping center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury or grabbing outfielder Shin-Soo Choo, second baseman Robinson Cano or...

BREAKING: Boston Red Sox Reach Deals With 3 of 4 Arbitration Cases
January 17th, 2014 at 1:25 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Boston Red Sox Friday afternoon were able to reach contract agreements with three of the four remaining players that filed for salary arbitration. Set-up man Junichi Tazawa was the first player to settle this morning, agreeing on a one-year pact (hat-tip Joel Sherman) for $1.275 million. Tazawa pitched in 71 games in...

Boston Red Sox Set to Swap Aribtration Info with Four
January 17th, 2014 at 9:52 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Boston Red Sox will be exchanging arbitration numbers with four players on Friday, in advance of possible salary hearings in February. The players—utility outfielder-infielder Mike Carp, newly acquired reserve infielder Jonathan Herrera, rehabbing left-handed reliever Andrew Miller and set-up reliever Junichi Tazawa—are entitled to arbitration hearings, if they wish, as...

Boston Red Sox Lucky Alex Rodriguez not Their Problem
January 12th, 2014 at 10:39 AM
***PHOTO1*** Alex Rodriguez could have been the Boston Red Sox problem. When the slugger bailed out of his own arbitration hearing last fall, it could have been WBZ-FM’s Felger and Massarotti show he bared his empty heart to, not Mike Francesa and WFAN. Ten years ago, the Sox had a deal done...

Ben Cherington Discusses 2014 Boston Red Sox Outline
January 10th, 2014 at 1:54 PM
***PHOTO1*** Boston Red Sox General Manager Ben Cherington is ready to commit to the future. That was the general tone of his interview Thursday with Rob Bradford and Alex Speier on WEEI-FM. With the topic of Stephen Drew on the table, Cherington was asked at what point it was too late to...

Boston Red Sox Unsure About 2014 Outfield Depth
January 7th, 2014 at 11:42 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Boston Red Sox are uncomfortable with their outfield heading into the 2014 season. That is the conclusion you can draw based on recent rumors that the ball club has talked with the San Diego Padres about reserve outfielder Chris Denorfia and the website Masslive.com reporting Scott Posednik possibly returning on...

Jerry Remy: Time to Retire from Boston Red Sox
January 3rd, 2014 at 12:31 PM
***PHOTO1*** Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy asks a question in his Friday column that a lot of us have asked others quietly about, what will the Boston Red Sox and Jerry Remy agree to do in 2014? Remy, a member of the Red Sox organization since 1978 and a Fall River native,...

Boston Red Sox Should not Pursue Masahiro Tanaka
December 26th, 2013 at 11:46 AM
***PHOTO1*** Masahiro Tanaka will be pitching in a Major League Baseball stadium in 2014, as his parent club Rakuten Golden Eagles have posted him for free agency, but the hot prospect should not call Fenway Park his home. Tanaka, 25, has owned the Japanese Pacific League since his debut in 2007. In...

David Ortiz Wants a Contract Extension from Red Sox
December 14th, 2013 at 11:46 AM
***PHOTO1*** David Ortiz wants to extend his current contract with the Boston Red Sox at least one more season, if not two. The Red Sox should quickly and quietly lock up their icon for the rest of his playing career and gage his interest about working for the club after his playing...

2013 MLB Winter Meetings Quiet for Boston Red Sox
December 13th, 2013 at 3:38 PM
The Boston Red Sox front office did indeed attend the recently completed Winter Meetings in Orlando. They just did not do too much in between those meetings. Yes, they formally announced the re-signing of Mike Napoli. They also signed Shunsuke Watanabe, a submarine pitcher from Japan, to a minor league contract....

Matt Kemp and the Boston Red Sox: not Dead Yet
December 12th, 2013 at 10:32 AM
The Boston Red Sox told the media Tuesday night that they are no longer in pursuit of Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp, claiming he was not a good fit. Do not believe a word of that. Until the Dodgers announce that Kemp is going to another city besides Boston, or Don...

Boston Red Sox Have Trade Chips to Offer
December 10th, 2013 at 10:58 AM
As Ben Cherington and the rest of the Boston Red Sox settle into Orlando for Major League Baseball’s Winter Meetings this week, the most likely move you will see will be a trade. With Mike Napoli back in the fold and Jacoby Ellsbury and Jarrod Saltalamacchia off to new teams, most...

Boston Red Sox Announce Ticket Price Hike for 2014
November 16th, 2013 at 9:40 AM
  The Boston Red Sox announced Friday that they are raising ticket prices next season at Fenway Park for the first time since 2011. Under the new plan, Fenway Sports Group will go to a new variable pricing structure that is gaining traction across professional sports. In essence, the higher the historical demand...

Terry Francona Bests Red Sox John Farrell for AL Manager of the Year
November 13th, 2013 at 7:05 AM
In a move that upset a few of you, the Baseball Writers’ Association of America selected old friend Terry Francona as the 2013 American League Manager of the Year. The first-year Cleveland Indians skipper beat out Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell and Oakland Athletics boss Bob Melvin for the honor. Francona...

Boston Red Sox See No One Accept Qualifying Offers
November 12th, 2013 at 9:41 AM
In a move that surprises no one, Jacoby Ellsbury, Mike Napoli and Stephen Drew have all rejected the one-year, $14.1 million qualifying offers given by the Boston Red Sox. For Ellsbury and Drew, accepting the offer would have seen a raise in the neighborhood of $5 million for 2014. However, both...

The Boston Red Sox Must Resign Jacoby Ellsbury
November 11th, 2013 at 11:31 AM
As the attention of Boston Red Sox fans turns from the glow of a world championship to building the 2014 roster, it becomes clearer that keeping Jacoby Ellsbury should be the first priority. One of four everyday players—Mike Napoli, Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Stephen Drew being the others—to hit free agency, Ellsbury’s...