Found September 13, 2012 on
Watch the latest video at video.foxbusiness.com
I want to preface this with the fact that it is a rumor. Also, half of what Charlie Gasparino says sounds like BS.
In typical Fox fashion, they are reporting something that is just a rumor as "Breaking News". They are reporting that current Red Sox ownership may be speculating a sale of the franchise at an estimate of $1.3 Billion. Chump change.
The owners of the Boston Red Sox are mulling a potential sale of the
storied baseball franchise, and have even begun quietly shopping the
team to potential buyers, the FOX Business Network has learned.
The Red Sox have publicly denied that they are for sale. Reached
Thursday, a spokesperson for the team said of the potential sale that
“there is no truth to that rumor.” However, there has been talk for some
time that the team is informally gauging interest in the club.
The price tag eyed for any potential sale would be a steep one,
according to people who have spoke with Red Sox management: $1.3
billion. Forbes cites the value of the Red Sox at around $1 billion.
Financier John Henry is the principle owner of Fenway Sports, which
bought the Red Sox in 2002 and produced immediate results, winning the
World Series in 2004 and 2007. But the last two seasons have been dismal
ones for the team, plagued by injuries and overpaid talent.
Speculation or not, could the sale of the Boston Red Sox be a terrible thing for the team? Maybe? The downfall would be an ownership group that cheap and is not as open to spending money of free agents. Or, the Sox could get an ownership group that is open to spending and will change the entire dynamic of the front office.
This could play out like the Dodgers trade where they said they are pulling Gonzo off of waivers, then he is gone hours later. If someone comes in and makes them an appealing offer, I'm sure they would listen.
I am also sick of the talk that the team is more interested in Liverpool. If it is the case, they are still willing to spend on baseball, so it's fine with me.
BEST OF MAXIM
Pedro Ciriaco has taken Boston by storm. Since spring training, the utility man has evolved into a triple threat on the diamond, sparking the Red Sox with his offense, defense and speed on the base paths. With Will Middlebrooks sidelined with a broken wrist, Ciriaco had an opportunity to play third base on an everyday basis. While his bat has cooled off recently, the 26-year-old...
Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine has plenty of critics. Fans are quick to pin this year's problems on him. Members of the team have disliked or discouraged him. Analysts and pundits will talk about everything he's done wrong. But, for all the vitriol that can be sent Valentine's way, he remains untouchable in one area. No one can fault this man for the raw fire, passion...
Editor's note: The temperature gauge is a Bill James-created statistic that measures how hot or cold hitters are. We will spotlight Red Sox and opposing team temperatures on game days. Dustin Pedroia has been tearing it up lately for the Red Sox, and seems poised to put the team on his back to carry them across the finish line. Boston might not have much to play for these days...
Rumors circulated yesterday that the Boston Red Sox could be quietly on the market right now so that main financier John Henry can focus more on his other professional sports franchise, Liverpool FC. Both organizations are owned by the Fenway Sports Group, and it is becoming extremely expensive and time consuming to run and finance both teams for ownership.
The Boston Red Sox’s ownership group rejected a report Thursday that the team could be on the market. Fox Business Network cited sources who said the owners were “mulling a potential sale” of the franchise. The group also owns Liverpool FC of the English Premier League. The report indicated that team executives are debating whether they have the capital to operate both...
Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine and outfielder Cody Ross were ejected for arguing a called third strike to end the eighth inning of Wednesday night's game against the New York Yankees.
Ross was called out by home plate umpire Alfonso Marquez with a runner on second. Ross began arguing strenuously, and he was ejected before Valentine and the other coaches could get to...
Performance forgives a multitude of sins.
If you’re a pitcher that exudes attitude on the mound with fist-pumps, swearing, and a tense brow, it is seen as tenacity—you can Jose Valverde all over the mound, as long as you keep the saves high and runs low. But when performance starts to slip, the actions that were once signs of perseverance are suddenly less cute, often viewed...
BOSTON -- For the second straight week, John Lackey threw a live batting practice in front of an audience -- his teammates. Before Thursday's game against the Yankees, Lackey tossed 25 pitches to slugger Mauro Gomez. From Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine's point of view, the hurler showed significant progress. "[He] felt even better than he did last time, and looked better...
Don Draper isn't much of a baseball fan, but his alter Ego Jon Hamm enjoys to take in a game every now and again. Hamm, who stars as Draper in AMC's hit series Mad Men, was at Fenway Park on Thursday night to catch the finale of the Red Sox three-game set with the Yankees. Sporting a Red Sox hat and seated just next to the Boston dugout, Hamm was taking in the game alongside...
The legendary Bill Cosby, a favorite of ours around here, was in Boston last night to toss out the first pitch at the last Red Sox/Yankees game of the season. He swung by the booth as well to discuss baseball, football, bread, and so on. Hey hey hey!
Article found on: Cosby Sweaters
After walking off with a win last night, the Boston Red Sox look to make it two in-a-row in the middle game of a three-game set with the New York Yankees at historic Fenway Park.
First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on NESN in the Red Sox television market. If you live in the Yankees television market, you can catch the game on YES. And if you...
For the first three innings, Aaron Cook looked good...in fact ridiculously good...allowing no runs on just one hit.Stop me if you've heard this one before.Curtis Granderson led off the top of the 4th inning with a solo home run, Robinson Cano belted a two-run shot and just like that the Red Sox were trailing 3-0, with the Red Sox ultimately losing 5-4 to the Yankees at Fenway...
3:30 p.m.: The Red Sox open a three-game series with the Blue Jays in Toronto. The journey north of the border is Boston's last trek to Canada this season and begins a seven-day, seven-game road trip that ends with a four-game set in St. Petersburg, Fla., against the Rays. Daisuke Matsuzaka and Aaron Laffey are the probable starters for Game 145 of the 2012 Red Sox season. The...
Here is tonight's lineup vs. the Blue Jays:
Ciriaco 3B Ellsbury CF Aviles 2B Ross RF Gomez DH Lavarnway C Nava LF Loney 1B Iglesias SS
Game time is at 7:07pm EST.
After losing yet another September game to the Red Sox, the Yankees team bus was pulling out of Fenway's parking lot when the driver of the bus crashed into a gate and broke a window.
Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com