Time to Go After Shields

The Red Sox better get moving on a stopper soon, and the man should be James Shields. Ben Cherington has been cagey on the subject, telling bleacherreport.com:”We like the direction the team is headed in. I think it’s more likely that if we add anywhere, it’s the bullpen, between now and spring training.” As most […]

Justin Masterson – Second Time Around

The return of Justin Masterson to the Red Sox via free agency caused little excitement among writers and fans. Once considered a top prospect, he was traded to Cleveland in 09 in a deal involving Victor Rodgriguez. The deal basically failed on both ends- Rodriguez left at the end of that year and Masterson was […]

Middlebrooks Traded to Padres

The Red Sox have traded third baseman Will Middlebrooks to the San Diego Padres for catcher Ryan Hanigan.  Middlebrooks became a trade chip once the Red Sox signed Pablo Sandovol to play third base. It is great to see a graduate of Rollins College join the Red Sox, since I am also an alumni of the […]

Goodbye to Allen Webster

Along with Rubby De La Rosa, Allen Webster was the first of the “prospect hurlers” to be dealt away by the Sox. Obtained from the Dodgers in the 2012 megatrade, Webster pitched well at Pawtucket the last two years but was wildly inconsistent at the big league level. Nearly everyone who saw Webster pitch was […]

Red Sox Sign Justin Masterson

The Red Sox have signed free agent pitcher and former team member Justin Masterson to a one year $9 million contract.  Masterson will try to bounce back from a rough year last year and prove he can be a member of the starting rotation.

Cespedes Traded To Tigers for Porcello

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.

Red Sox Trade for Wade Miley

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 […]

Lester signs with Cubs

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.

Miller and Lavarnway Find New Teams

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.

Lester a Yankee?

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 […]

Finding a Stopper

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 […]

Red Sox Land Sandovol Too

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 […]

Hanley is coming back to Boston

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 […]

Red Sox Look to Be in the Lead for Sandovol

  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 […]

Don’t Blame the Kids

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 […]

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