Found January 18, 2012 on Baseball Heavy:
What made the 2012 Pawtucket Red Sox Hot Stove party the greatest one I have ever been to? Was it:a) Luis Exposito's Atwells Avenue hairb) All the free Cheez Puffies you could cram into your wordholec) Free minty cocoa shots to stave off the brutal, stabbing ice windd) Heaven on earth for New England metal folding chair fetishists!NO! NO NO NO NO NO NO! Let me tell you in great detail why it was wonderful and beautacious and tubular. Okay, Luis Exposito's hair was a pretty big factor... Almost as important as Alex Wilson's ugly cowboy boots. Although his boots may be very nice, I don't know, I'm not from a red state. But the greatest thing of all was the Visitor's Clubhouse featuring a town hall-style forum led by Mike Tamburro and Lou Schwechheimer! It was the greatest thing I have ever seen! All you had to do was raise your hand and suggest something and the gents took it under advisement! Like the one guy who was all, "Yes, I have a question. The ham...

Report: MLB to break BoSox-Cubs battle

Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig has been asked to settle a months-long battle over what the Cubs must give the Red Sox as compensation for the hiring of Theo Epstein. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, both sides have requested Major League Baseball to rule on the matter, though the initial overture to Selig was made in late December by Red Sox president Larry Lucchino...

Red Sox Sign Mike Aviles to One-Year Deal, Avoid Salary Arbitration

The Red Sox agreed to terms with Mike Aviles on a one-year, non-guaranteed contract Tuesday to avoid salary arbitration. The Boston Herald reports the deal is worth $1.2 million. Boston acquired Aviles, 30, from Kansas City before the trade deadline on July 30, 2011. During the past offseason, the Red Sox asked Aviles to hone his skills right field in winter ball for Ponce Leones...

Theo Epstein Compensation Coming To a Head

It looks as though MLB commissioner Bud Selig will have to settle the compensation issue between the Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs about Theo Epstein. According to a report in the Chicago Sun-Times and confirmed by Carrie Muskat of, the Red Sox have asked Selig to settle the dispute. The Sun-Times states that Theo's best friend in the Red Sox organization, Larry Lucchino...

January 18, 2012: Internet Blackout.Oh, and Carl Crawford’s wrist fell off…

It’s interesting that on the day a good deal of the internet is on strike/ boycott/etc to protest the Anti Piracy Legislation (PIPA and SOPA) currently before Congress, there is probably the most amount of Red Sox scoopage to report… And, if you want to sign the petition (against PIPA and SOPA, not against the Sox) you can do so here…. Carl Crawford needs what? NOW? Yep. Carl...

Cubs, Red Sox want Bud Selig to set compensation for Theo Epstein

The compensation headache over Theo Epstein’s move from the Boston Red Sox to the Cubs is officially Bud Selig’s problem, turning a minor embarrassment for the Cubs into a potential precedent-setting action for Major League Baseball. Multiple sources told the Sun-Times that the Cubs and Red Sox...

Crawford could miss opener after wrist surgery

BOSTON (AP) -- Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford had surgery on his left wrist and could miss opening day.

Crawford has surgery

Carl Crawford’s shot at redemption will have to wait. The Red Sox left fielder underwent surgery on his left wrist yesterday and is unlikely to be ready for Opening Day.

Ellsbury avoids arbitration with Red Sox, signs one-year deal

The Boston Red Sox and outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury agreed Tuesday to a one-year, non-guaranteed contract worth $8.05 million, avoiding salary arbitration.

Cherington confident about Red Sox's rotation

The Boston Baseball Writers' Association of America dinner, which took place Thursday night, is always the first hint that Spring Training is finally in the not-too-distant future.

Red Sox To Appear At Least Twice on ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball

It should come as no surprise that when ESPN announced their 2012 Sunday Night Baseball schedule of telecasts that we'd find the Boston Red Sox playing the New York Yankees twice. The good thing is that we'll be able to listen to Terry Francona every Sunday night since he'll be a part of the broadcast crew replacing new Red Sox skipper Bobby Valentine. I do have to...

Thanks OC

Another One of the 25 from 2004 has entered retirement, and it is Orlando Cabrera, who calls it quits at the age of 37.He hit .294 for the Red Sox after he was dealt to the Sox in the Nomar Garciaparra trade on July 31st of that year. He played a solid shortstop, and was a big reason the Sox vaulted into the Wild Card lead that August, and eventually into baseball history.Cabrera...

Reports: Theo compensation issue to commish

Bud Selig has reportedly been asked to resolve the compensation issue over Theo Epstein between the Cubs and Red Sox.

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