The Red Sox have traded Yoenis Cespedes and Alex Willson to the Tigers for starting pitcher Rick Porcello. As in the case of Cespedes, Porcello will be a free agent after the upcoming season. He went 15-13 with and ERA of 3.43 last season.
With Lester out of the picture, the Red Sox have a long way to go in rebuilding their rotation. They tried to get some help by trading for LHP Wade Miley from the DBacks. Boston shipped Rudy De La Rosa, Wade Miller and a PTBNL to Arizona in exchange for Miley. Last season Miley went […]
Jon Lester is not coming back through that door. Meh has signed a 6 year $155 million dollar deal with the Cubs. Theo found a way to convince Lester to be the new face of the franchise in Chicago.
Andrew Miller chased the money and landed a lucrative deal with the Yankees. He signed for 4 years and $36 million, the biggest deal ever for a non closer reliever. Ryan Lavarnway was claimed off of waivers by the Dodgers. The Red Sox DFA’d Lavarnway to make room for Sandovol on the roster.
The Jon Lester buyers tour continues. The current teams mentioned are the Giants and Braves. One squad lurking is the Yankees, and I wouldn’t count them out. You don’t have to go back to the days of the Bambino to find examples of the Yanks swooping in and signing a Sox hero. In the 70’s […]
Now that the Red Sox have come out guns-blazing in the free-agent market, their pitching situation has changed. No longer must they pin their hopes on youngsters and worry about giving up too much in trades. With Hanley Ramirez in left field (probably) and Pablo Sandoval at third, they should have an offensive revival. Whether […]
After making some big noise with the signing of Hanley Ramirez, the Red Sox are signing another big free agent. Pablo Sandovol is joining the Red Sox for 5 years and close to $100 million. We will have to wait and see what this means for Will Middlebrooks but it is likely he will be […]
After years of wishing for a deal to bring back the former Red Sox, fans are getting what they wanted; Hanley Ramirez is set to rejoin the team. The deal is said to be for 5 years and $90 million. The team is also looking to land Lester and Sandovol with the deep pockets they […]
You may soon have an email from Yawkey Way Store in your inbox offering you a new Red Sox Panda hat. Boston seems to be in the lead to land free agent third baseman, Pablo Sandovol. The Sox offer is reported to be $95 million for 5 years. The Padres and Giants are also […]
Under the headline “Did the Red Sox lack fire needed to compete?”, Nick Cafardo in his Sunday Baseball column singles out Xander Bogearts and Jackie Bradley Jr. “The lows they experienced didn’t bring any negative emotion,” according to an unnamed player no longer with the team. According to Cafardo, the player stated that the youngsters […]
Luis Tiant is getting another chance at the Hall of Fame. The 73-year-old former Red Sox righthander was named to the Golden Era ballot that will be voted on in December. One of the saddest days of my Sox life was November 13, 1978 when I heard on the radio that Luis had signed with […]
One of the most dramatic performances in postseason history enabled the Red Sox to defeat Cleveland in the fifth and deciding game of the ALDS. Pedro Martinez, who had been sidelined with back pain since game 1, came out of the bullpen to hurl 6 hitless innings as the Sox prevailed, 12-8. Starter Bret Saberhagen […]
The Red Sox have signed relief pitcher Koji Uehara to a 2-year $18 million dollar contract. The Sox had exclusive rights to negotiate with him until Tuesday and were able to work out the deal before other teams got in the mix. Koji went from unhittable during 2013 and part of 2014 to an inconsistent reliever […]
The Red Sox’ potent bats, so quiet in two losses in Cleveland, exploded at Fenway to tie the series 2-2. The team got another jolt before game 3 when it was announced that Nomar Garciaparra would sit with a sore wrist. But the Sox, behind Ramon Martinez and Derek Lowe, stayed close and put it […]
The Red Sox ended the 99 season as the AL wild card, riding a hot September to finish 94-68. They finished 4 games behind the Yankees and 7 ahead of the Oakland A’s, their top WC challengers. It was the most wins for Boston since 1986. The Sox were paced by two men with tremendous […]