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Red Sox principal owner John Henry, who has been relatively quiet this year, went on WEEI's Mut and Merloni show Thursday to give what amounted to a "state of the team" address.
"Last year in my mind was an anomalous year. People seem to be surprised that we are in first place and that we are a decent team. I think everybody predicted us last, almost unanimously. I think that is because you get — when you have a bad year, you assume that it’s going to continue. I heard a lot of feeling as if the good days were over with the Boston Red Sox as a franchise. We had a great run of 11 years or 10 years, but last year was certainly an anomalous year."
Henry also said the team made a concerted effort to get back to the winning formula that proved so successful in '04 and '07,
"The way we look at it, we took a certain turn back in 2008 away from our core philosophy. I would say in May of last year we decid...
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According to an industry source, the Red Sox and Dustin Pedroia
are have made “progress” in talks to sign the second baseman to a
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Dustin Pedroia is still under contract for the next few seasons, but he and the Red Sox reportedly are working on a long-term extension.
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In the best-case scenario, Buchholz is cleared to resume his throwing
program, albeit a few steps behind where he left off. Worst-case
scenario: He will undergo additional tests to determine whether...
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According to a report via Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports, the Boston Red Sox and their All-Star second baseman Dustin Pedroia, are holding contract extension talks that will make him one of the highest paid players in the game .
The Boston Red Sox and Dustin Pedroia are discussing a contract extension that could exceed $100 million, make him the game’s highest-paid second...
Center fielder Henry Ramos would have been the story on just about any other night for the Salem Red Sox. The leadoff hitter had two hits — both home runs — and drove in three runs in a 6-0 win for Boston’s high-A affiliate.
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As the Red Sox prepare for the start of the Yankees series, bad news filtered through Fenway Park.
Andrew Bailey is injured and likely done for the season.
Manger John Farrell announced that Bailey has significant damage to the labrum and capsule in his shoulder. While Bailey is weighing options, it looks like season ending surgery. Recovery time...
In somewhat of a surprise move, the Red Sox placed reliever Andrew Bailey on the 15-day disabled list Friday with what manager John Farrell called a “fairly significant” shoulder injury.
The Boston Globe’s Peter Abraham called it “likely” that Bailey will undergo surgery on his labrum, which would sideline him for the remainder of the season. Farrell called the prospect...
The first post-All-Star break pitch has not yet been thrown, and already, the Red Sox have been dealt some bad news.
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Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington told reporters Friday that the club’s young pitchers will have an opportunity to contribute, but he also acknowledged that he’ll continue to work the phones before the July 31 non-waiver...
Jacoby Ellsbury and Johnny Gomes homered, and Felix Doubront
outpitched Andy Pettitte on Friday night to lead the Boston Red Sox
to a 4-2 victory over the depleted New York Yankees in the opener
of their three-game series.
Clay Buchholz is expected to return at some point, but there’s still a great deal of uncertainty surrounding the ace, so the Red Sox could consider diving into the starting pitching market before the trade deadline.
WEEI.com’s Alex Speier reports that the Red Sox are interested in Astros pitcher Bud Norris, and perhaps other starters like him.
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