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Boston Red Sox Re-sign Closer Koji Uehara to a Two-year Extension
October 30th, 2014 at 5:41 PM
Well that didn't take long. With the World Series wrapping up last night, today was the first day players were able to declare for free agency. Teams have a five day "quiet period" to negotiate with their own free agents before those players can discuss financial terms with other teams...

Koji Uehara Among Four Boston Red Sox Players That Declare for Free Agency
October 30th, 2014 at 4:55 PM
The conclusion of the World Series last night officially started the clock on the countdown to free agency. As of today, 121 players around the majors have declared for free agency, including four players from the Boston Red Sox. ***PHOTO1*** Those players are headlined by Koji Uehara. The 39-year old closer may...

Boston Red Sox Top 10 Prospects – Part 2
October 30th, 2014 at 3:54 PM
Baseball America recently released its list of the top 10 prospects in the Boston Red Sox farm system. Most scouts agree that Boston has a very deep pool of young talent in its system with a bundle of prospects eager to burst through to the major leagues. ***PHOTO1*** Yesterday we...

Boston Red Sox Top 10 Prospects – Part 1
October 29th, 2014 at 12:28 PM
Baseball America recently released its list of the top 10 prospects in the Boston Red Sox farm system. Most scouts agree that Boston has a very deep pool of young talent in its system with a bundle of prospects eager to burst through to the major leagues. ***PHOTO1*** We got a good...

Is Yoenis Cespedes on the Trading Block?
October 28th, 2014 at 4:47 PM
As the trade deadline approached last July, the Boston Red Sox saw an opportunity to get an early jump on rebuilding for next season. With the current season already spiraling down the drain, Boston sacrificed ace starter Jon Lester, sending him to Oakland in a deal that brought back outfielder...

Rusney Castillo Named to Arizona Fall League All-Star Game
October 27th, 2014 at 3:17 PM
Several of the best prospects in baseball will collide this Saturday in the Fall Stars game: the annual All-Star game for the Arizona Fall League. The game will be highlighted by 14 of the top 100 prospects on MLB.com's Prospect Watch list, along with two players from the Boston Red...

Ten Years Ago Today, the Boston Red Sox Reversed the Curse
October 27th, 2014 at 11:49 AM
Bottom of the ninth inning, two outs. Edgar Rentaria hits a chopper back to the mound that is fielded by closer Keith Foulke, who takes a couple of steps in the direction of first base before lobbing the ball to Doug Mientkiewicz to record the final out. Foulke launches himself...

Craig Breslow not Confident That Boston Red Sox Will Pick up His Option
October 25th, 2014 at 1:19 PM
The 2014 season was tough for a lot of players on the Boston Red Sox roster, and Craig Breslow was certainly not exempt from that. The 34-year old reliever is coming off what was by far the worst season of his career, having posted a 5.96 ERA in 54.1 innings....

Boston Red Sox Keys to the Off-Season: Fixing the Power Outage
October 24th, 2014 at 2:45 PM
This week we will examine the five biggest keys to the off-season, as the Boston Red Sox look to form a roster capable of rebounding back to contention in 2015. Fixing the Power Outage ***PHOTO1*** The Red Sox have been known as an offensive powerhouse in recent years, but that was far from...

Boston Red Sox Have Three Players Nominated for Gold Glove Awards
October 23rd, 2014 at 5:01 PM
The Boston Red Sox were a mess offensively this season, but they did some good work with their gloves. Three Red Sox players have been nominated as finalists for the Rawlings American League Gold Glove award, which recognizes the best defensive player at each position. ***PHOTO1*** Dustin Pedroia is nominated at second...

Boston Red Sox Keys to the Off-season: Finding a Closer
October 23rd, 2014 at 2:44 PM
This week we will examine the five biggest keys to the off-season, as the Boston Red Sox look to form a roster capable of rebounding back to contention in 2015. Finding a closer: ***PHOTO1*** For the better part of the past two seasons, a 9th inning lead for the Red Sox was about...

Boston Red Sox Keys to the Off-Season: Filling the Hole at Third Base
October 22nd, 2014 at 3:04 PM
This week we will examine the five biggest keys to the off-season, as the Boston Red Sox look to form a roster capable of rebounding back to contention in 2015. Filling the hole at third base: ***PHOTO1*** We know who's on first and what's on second, but I don't know's on third. The...

Boston Red Sox Keys to the Off-Season: Filling Out the Starting Rotation
October 21st, 2014 at 11:42 AM
This week we will examine the five biggest keys to the off-season, as the Boston Red Sox look to form a roster capable of rebounding back to contention in 2015. Filling out the starting rotation: ***PHOTO1*** The Red Sox rotation underwent a drastic makeover mid-season when they traded away Jon Lester, John Lackey,...

Boston Red Sox Keys to the Off-Season: Sorting Out the Outfield
October 20th, 2014 at 11:43 AM
This week we will examine the five biggest keys to the off-season as the Boston Red Sox look to form a roster capable of rebounding back to contention in 2015. Sorting out the outfield: ***PHOTO1*** The Red Sox outfield was one of the worst in the league offensively in 2014. They finished 27th...

Boston Red Sox Hire Chili Davis to Be Their New Hitting Coach
October 20th, 2014 at 10:15 AM
Improving an offense that dropped from being the best in the majors all the way down to 18th will be a priority for the Boston Red Sox this off-season, and they'll be bringing in a new hitting coach to help them do it. Sources have revealed to several media outlets...

Boston Red Sox Report Card: Edward Mujica
October 18th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
During the off-season we'll be taking a look back at key members of the Boston Red Sox roster to grade their performance from the 2014 season. Edward Mujica Grade: C+ ***PHOTO1*** The Red Sox signed Mujica to a two-year, $9.5 million deal last winter to bolster their bullpen and serve as insurance for Koji...

Ten Years Ago Today, a Stolen Base Changed History for the Boston Red Sox
October 17th, 2014 at 4:17 PM
October 17, 2004. The Boston Red Sox trailed the New York Yankees three games to none in the American League Championship Series with legendary closer Mariano Rivera on the mound, ready to slam the door shut on the Red Sox season. That's the moment when franchise history was forever changed. It's...

Boston Red Sox Report Card: Mookie Betts
October 16th, 2014 at 12:44 PM
During the off-season we'll be taking a look back at key members of the Boston Red Sox roster to grade their performance from the 2014 season. Mookie Betts Grade: A- ***PHOTO1*** We have a small sample size to grade Betts on, given that he appeared in only 52 games this season, but his arrival...

Which Boston Red Sox Starters Could Turn into Dominant Relievers?
October 15th, 2014 at 6:15 PM
A glance at this year's ALCS between the Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals reveals one factor that has been a key to their success - dominant bullpens. The Royals bullpen has been the best in the AL this postseason, limiting opponents to only 7 runs in 31.1 innings (2.01...

Mike Napoli to Have Surgery to Alliviate Sleeping Disorder
October 14th, 2014 at 2:52 PM
Given the number of injuries Mike Napoli endured over the course of this past season, it's no surprise that he is set to have surgery. What is a bit unexpected is what the surgery is for. The Boston Red Sox first baseman told WEEI.com that he will be undergoing Bimaxillary...