Found January 19, 2013 on
It seems like only yesterday the Red Sox paid $51,111,111.11
for the “opportunity” to talk with former Japanese pitching phenom Daisuke
Matsuzaka. I say “seems like only yesterday” because I’m still waiting for the “phenom”
to show up (and I love sarcasm). To say this was the worst move in MLB history might be a little over-dramatic but what the heck: This was the worst move in MLB/Red Sox
That’s saying a lot considering we practically gave Babe
Ruth to the Yankees to finance a Broadway play entitled ‘No, No, Nanette.’ Nonetheless
Red Sox fans are always moving forward. The past is the past and we rarely hold
a grudge against anyone (wink, wink). So where’s Dice-K now?
On January 16th multiple sources reported that the
32-year-old Matsuzaka was mulling over a minor league contract between the
Indians, Marlins and Mets. After undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2011
Matsuzaka struggled to find his form in 2012. Following the 2012 season Daisuke
became an unrestricted fr
BEST OF MAXIM
Center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury reached agreement with the Boston Red Sox on Friday on a one-year, $9 million contract to avoid arbitration, multiple media outlets reported. Ellsbury, 29, will be eligible for free agency following the 2013 season. Ellsbury finished second in the American League Most Valuable Player Award voting in 2011, when he hit .321 with 32 homers, but he...
Mike Napoli and the Red Sox will finally touch pen to paper on a new contract soon, sources told ESPN Boston on Thursday. Napoli and the Sox have reportedly agreed on a one-year, $5 million contract with incentives that could reward Napoli with a $13 million payout in 2013.
This news comes nearly two months after it was initially reported that the Red Sox had signed the free agent...
Combative pitcher Alfredo Aceves had a 2012 that mirrored the club as a whole.
With Spring Training less than a month away, the Red Sox 40 Man Roster should be fairly set until the end of camp. I'll take this opportunity to review the entire roster. Lets face it, there's not much else going on.
Given his antics, it is a mild surprise that the club and Alfredo Aceves have...
The Boston Red Sox avoided arbitration with new closer Joel Hanrahan after reaching agreement on a one-year deal worth $7.04 million. Hanrahan, who will be eligible for free agency after the 2013 season, came to the Red Sox last month in a trade with Pittsburgh. The Pirates paid him $4.1 million in 2012. Hanrahan posted 36 saves last season and 40 in 2011 with a combined a 2...
One of the most fascinating players in baseball is Craig Breslow. To be sure, one man's fascination is not the same as another's. Breslow first appeared in my consciousness back in 2009 when I followed a cool blog called Jews in Baseball. No, I am not Jewish, but I always considered us Italians as the lost ten tribes since our mothers are the same. But anyway, Josh Borenstein...
The Boston Red Sox signed Jacoby Ellsbury to a one-year contract on Friday, avoiding arbitration with the outfielder.
The oft-injured Ellsbury, 29, a 2011 All-Star, saw a drop in his production last year, finishing with a .271 average, four home runs and 26 RBIs. He will make $9 million, a year after making $8.05 million.
Ellsbury missed 79 games after suffering a right shoulder...
With the Boston Red Sox in the market for a left-handed
option at first base and in the outfield, Tom Singer of MLB.com wonders if the
club would be interested in Pittsburgh Pirates slugger Garrett Jones.
With #RedSox still shopping for a lefty-hitting 1B-OF -- ring any bells? -- you have to wonder if #Pirates will make another run at Iglesias
— Tom Singer (@Tom_Singer)...
It seems very likely that Mike Napoli will be playing for the Red Sox in 2013. Speaking before the Red Sox Town Hall on Thursday, Ben Cherington would not confirm the reports that the Sox have agreed to a one-year deal with the veteran slugger, but he did seem very optimistic that something could be announced before long.
Cherington acknowledged that the Red Sox have made progress...
After signing seven players to one-year deals on Friday, the Boston Red Sox had only one player to avoid going to salary arbitration with. And that was reliever Craig Breslow.
Well it didn't take long to get Breslow wrapped up as well.
According to Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports, the Red Sox and Breslow have agreed to a two-year deal worth $6.25 million with an option for...
The Red Sox and Jacoby Ellsbury have agreed to terms on a one-year contract, reports...Jacoby Ellsbury. Peter Abraham since tweeted that the deal was for $9 million.
I find the number a little surprising. Ells got $8.05 million last year after his near-MVP performance in 2011. And sure, players don't often go backwards in arbitration, but it's surprising to see the number...
The Red Sox are dodging arbitration like an athletic middle schooler
in a P.E. dodge ball tournament. Earlier this morning on Red Sox Life we
reported that the Sox signed center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury to a one year
contract worth 9 million dollars. Now the newest addition to the Red Sox
organization closer Joel Hanrahan has signed a one year deal worth 7.04 million
You can start breathing again Red Sox Nation. It's been reported
that Jacoby Ellsbury and the Red Sox have agreed to a one-year 9 million dollar
contract. Why is this so significant? The deal avoids a messy arbitration period and keeps Ellsbury in a Red Sox uniform for at least another year.
The contract benefits both parties involved. The Red Sox increase Jacoby's salary...
The Red Sox’ roster is taking shape with pitchers and catchers scheduled to report to spring training in less than a month. But general manager Ben Cherington isn’t ruling out adding some pieces between now and then.
Cherington said before Thursday’s Red Sox Town Hall that he’s looking at some bench options, specifically a left-handed bat who can play both the outfield and...
When you look at the list of players that fill all the minor league rosters, you might wonder where they all came from, and what their chances are of making it to The Show.
I made up a presentation recently that looked at the top ten draft picks of the Red Sox and their high priced foreign signings for the past ten years. Included was some of the players that were...
8 a.m. ET: The Red Sox are in the midst of a very busy offseason, and the club’s roster is really starting to take shape. That doesn’t mean there still aren’t questions to be answered, though, and some lucky fans were fortunate enough to ask those questions as part of the annual Red Sox Town Hall.
Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington and new skipper John Farrell were on hand...