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Los Angeles Angels Could Look at Boston Red Sox Outfield Surplus for Josh Hamilton Replacement
March 2nd, 2015 at 2:57 PM
Josh Hamilton's fate now rests in the hands of Major League Baseball. The former MVP may face a suspension after reportedly suffering a drug relapse, which could leave the Los Angeles Angels in need of a replacement in their outfield. It just so happens that the Boston Red Sox have...

Rusney Castillo is Already Familiar with New MLB Rule
February 27th, 2015 at 4:05 PM
We already know that David Ortiz is unhappy with Major League Baseball's new rules that prohibit hitters from stepping out of the batter's box, but perhaps getting some insight from one of his teammates would help settle his concerns. Rusney Castillo is already familiar with this rule from his time...

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...

David Ortiz Remains Motivated to Help the Boston Red Sox Win
February 25th, 2015 at 3:13 PM
David Ortiz doesn't want to think about his legacy because that would mean he's thinking about retiring. That's the furthest thing from his mind, as the 39-year old DH prepares for the upcoming season. A fired up Ortiz arrived to spring training as motivated as ever to help the Boston...

A Few Questions About Yoan Moncada – Part 2
February 24th, 2015 at 2:25 PM
We're splitting our exploration of the questions surrounding the Boston Red Sox signing of Cuban prospect Yoan Moncada into two parts. Why? Because there are so many questions! Plus, let's be honest, we get more page views that way. Just as the Red Sox had to pay double the $31.5...

A Few Questions About Yoan Moncada – Part 1
February 24th, 2015 at 12:27 PM
Who is Yoan Moncada? That's the question that a lot of fans are asking after the Boston Red Sox signed the highly coveted infielder with a record-setting signing bonus for an international player. ***PHOTO1*** Like many players that have come over from Cuba, there are a lot of unknowns about Moncada. The...

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 Land Cuban Prospect Yoan Moncada
February 23rd, 2015 at 11:47 AM
A Boston Red Sox team that has made plenty of waves this offseason managed to make one more big splash by signing Cuban infield prospect Yoan Moncada. ***PHOTO1*** MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez reports that the Red Sox were able to land the highly coveted 19-year old with a record-setting $31.5 million bonus. That...

Boston Red Sox Extend Contract for Manager John Farrell Through 2017
February 21st, 2015 at 11:00 AM
Hopefully you didn't sleep in too late today, or you may have missed the news Saturday morning that the Boston Red Sox have extended the contract for manager John Farrell. ***PHOTO1*** Farrell was entering the final guaranteed season of his deal, which included an option for 2016. Rather than have the specter...

John Farrell: Shane Victorino is the Boston Red Sox Right Fielder
February 20th, 2015 at 4:37 PM
One of the more difficult issues that manager John Farrell will need to deal with this season is how to find enough playing time for everyone in the Boston Red Sox crowded outfield. It's a good problem to have - one many teams would be envious to be troubled with....

MLB Announces Pace of Game Rule Changes
February 20th, 2015 at 12:43 PM
Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association have announced additions to the pace of game program, which will be effective this season. These changes include enforcing rules regarding hitters remaining in the batter's box and pitch clocks to regulate the time allowed between when the batter is announced through...

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...

Pablo Sandoval Working on His Right-handed Swing
February 18th, 2015 at 1:07 PM
Pablo Sandoval enters his first spring training as a member of the Boston Red Sox with one goal in mind - improving from the right side of the plate. ***PHOTO1*** The switch-hitting third baseman is a career .304 hitter with an .850 OPS against right-handed pitching, but when he switches to the...

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...

Koji Uehara Admits He Wasn’t Healthy During Struggles Last Season
February 17th, 2015 at 11:29 AM
There was a stretch late last summer when Koji Uehara just didn't look like himself. The Boston Red Sox closer was getting knocked around worse than we had ever seen from him. His pitches weren't as sharp and his typically devastating splitter was flat and left over the plate for...

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 Projected to Top AL East with 86 Wins
February 15th, 2015 at 5:20 PM
We've already seen the Boston Red Sox climb out of the basement of the division to reach the top once in recent years, but can they make the leap from worst to first again? It sure seems that way, according to projections posted Friday by the Atlantis sports book in...

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...

Hanley Ramirez Begins His Transition to Left Field
February 13th, 2015 at 12:33 PM
When Hanley Ramirez signed with the Boston Red Sox earlier this winter he returned to a familiar franchise that once drafted him and gave him his first taste of the big leagues. He moved back to the American League after spending the last nine years playing in the senior circuit....

Truck Day Signals Spring is Near for the Boston Red Sox
February 12th, 2015 at 1:16 PM
It's Truck Day! The day that the Boston Red Sox equipment truck is loaded up to make the 1,480-mile journey to the club's spring training facility in Fort Myers, Florida. A tradition since 2003, Truck Day signals the unofficial start of spring training - which can only mean that baseball...