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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...

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...