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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...

Boston Red Sox Add RHP Alexi Ogando to the Bullpen
January 30th, 2015 at 5:21 PM
The Boston Red Sox made another addition to their bullpen by signing right-handed pitcher Alexi Ogando to a one-year, $1.5 million deal, with incentives that could double his salary. ***PHOTO1*** The deal is pending a physical, which is no small step for a pitcher that has dealt with a multitude of injuries...

Boston Red Sox Agree to One-year Deal with Daniel Nava
January 29th, 2015 at 6:44 PM
The Boston Red Sox have agreed to terms on a one-year, non-guaranteed contract for outfielder Daniel Nava, avoiding arbitration. The deal is reported to be for $1.85 million. ***PHOTO1*** Nava first appeared in a 60 game stint with the Red Sox in 2010, but did not return to the majors until 2012....

Boston Red Sox Farm System Rated as 5th Best in the Majors
January 29th, 2015 at 3:13 PM
ESPN's Keith Law's annual ranking of every MLB farm system rates the Boston Red Sox as the 5th best in the majors. According to Law's rankings, only two other American League teams have better farm systems than the Red Sox and none of the other teams in the AL East...

How the Boston Red Sox Bullpen is Shaping Up
January 28th, 2015 at 12:49 PM
While most of the attention has gone to the high priced hitters joining the lineup and the revamped starting rotation, the Boston Red Sox have quietly made a number of moves to restock their bullpen as well. While some familiar faces will remain in key roles, there are a few...

Boston Red Sox Acquire Robbie Ross for Anthony Ranaudo
January 27th, 2015 at 7:50 PM
Looking to bolster their bullpen with another left-handed option, the Boston Red Sox acquired Robbie Ross Jr. from the Texas Rangers in exchange for Anthony Ranaudo. ***PHOTO1*** The move comes as a bit of a surprise, considering Ranaudo was once a highly regarding prospect that MLB.com ranked as the fourth best in...

Mike Napoli Considered Retirement Prior to Recent Surgery
January 27th, 2015 at 4:57 PM
Ever have one of those days where you just didn't get a good night's rest and your morning coffee isn't doing enough to help you get through the work day? Try playing professional baseball under those conditions and you'll have an idea of how Mike Napoli has felt for most...

Rob Manfred Wants to Eliminate Defensive Shifts
January 26th, 2015 at 7:31 PM
Baseball has evolved over the years through various periods that have seen offensive production rise and fall. We've had the deadball era all the way through to the steroid era, with several peaks and valleys in between. As Major League Baseball has worked hard to try to clean up the...

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...

Should Dustin Pedroia Be the Boston Red Sox Captain?
January 24th, 2015 at 12:58 PM
The Boston Red Sox roster has seen an infusion of youth since the start of last season, but there are still several respected veterans that remain with the team. Among them is Dustin Pedroia, who exemplifies all the qualities of a leader in the clubhouse with his passion and work...

Single-Game Tickets for 2015 Boston Red Sox Home Games on Sale Today
January 24th, 2015 at 11:20 AM
You may not be able to tell with all the snow currently piling up outside, but spring is right around the corner. That means baseball season is soon approaching, which makes now the time to get your tickets. Single-game tickets for the 2015 Boston Red Sox regular-season home games went...

Allen Craig Could See Time at Third Base
January 23rd, 2015 at 12:59 PM
Allen Craig will be looking to bounce back from the worst season of his career, but to do that he needs to be in the lineup. He's capable of playing either of the corner outfield spots and has experience at first base. Now the Boston Red Sox may try him...

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...

Chili Davis Says Crowded Boston Red Sox Outfield ‘Going to Be a Fight’
January 16th, 2015 at 1:04 PM
New hitting coach Chili Davis knows he has his work cut out for him in helping this Boston Red Sox lineup bounce back from one of the worst offensive seasons in recent franchise history. With a revamped roster that is now overcrowded with worthy options, it's going to be a...

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...

Dustin Pedroia Cleared for Baseball Activities
January 14th, 2015 at 4:24 PM
If you thought Dustin Pedroia didn't look quite right at the plate last season, the reason behind that was revealed in September when the Boston Red Sox shut down the former All-Star second baseman with a left hand injury that would require surgery. Four months later, Pedroia is back in...