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BOSTON – Ben Cherington has cleared the first two items on his offseason agenda.
After hiring manager John Farrell last week and formally re-signing David Ortiz to a multi-year deal Monday, the Red Sox general manager departed Tuesday morning to Palm Springs, Calif., to attend Major League Baseball’s general manager meetings.
While the winter meetings typically provide baseball’s biggest blockbuster trades, the Red Sox could still construct the building blocks of potential swaps during these meetings. Either way, Cherington says dialogue will be open.
“I think it’ll be more information gathering, meeting with teams,” Cherington said. “I’m sure there will be some agents there. We’ve already had a lot of conversations on the phone, but face to face, we’ll talk a little more about concepts — both free agent concepts and trade concepts. The offseason is a bit of a mosaic, we’re looking for one piece and how it affects the other. But at some point, the other balls have to fall.”
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John Farrell thinks the hitting coach position has evolved, and he’s therefore open to having two men to call upon.
Farrell said Wednesday, according to The Boston Globe, that he may opt to go with a hitting coach and an assistant hitting coach, which is a strategy many teams are going with nowadays.
“That would be the preference, to go with two guys,” Farrell reportedly said...
After a decade of playing in a Red Sox uniform, David Ortiz is signing up for another couple of years.
Big Papi and the team have come to terms on a two-year contract extension, which is reported to be worth up to $30 million for the designated hitter over the course of the deal.
As the first 10 years of his time with the Sox comes to a close, take a look back...
A.B. According to multiple sources, Red Sox slugger, David Ortiz, has signed a 2 year $26 million contract extension with his Boston club. There has been a lot of speculation about whether Red Sox ownership would agree with Ortiz on a contract extension, especially for two years. The most clutch hitter in Red Sox history turns 37 in 13 days and had season ending achilles surgery...
The Red Sox announced that Juan Nieves will join John Farrell's coaching staff as the new pitching coach. Nieves has never been a pitching coach in the majors but hid did spend five years as the White Sox bullpen coach. This will be the fourth pitching coach for the Red Sox in the last three years.
Despite John Farrell's endorsement of Rick Peterson, the Red Sox will name Juan Nieves as their pitching coach.
A major league source on Wednesday confirmed a report that the Red
Sox will name Juan Nieves pitching coach. Nieves, a former Brewers
pitcher, most recently served as bullpen coach for the White Sox since
CBS Sports baseball insider Jon Heyman had...
Big Papi is coming back.
The Red Sox and David Ortiz are set to announce the designated hitter's return to the team next season, after the slugger signed a reported two-year deal that could be worth up to as much as $30 million.
That's money well spent for an icon that has been with the Sox through thick and thin and will now continue to be there as the...
A week after terminated Boston manager Bobby Valentine claimed that designated hitter David Ortiz quit on the Red Sox after the team made a blockbuster trade that essentially sealed its playoff fate, the juiced slugger said his former skipper has … Continue reading →
The Red Sox held a formal press conference Monday to announce the two-year $26 million contract David Ortiz signed with the team this weekend. According to WEEI.com, the contract includes incentives for the amount of time he spends on the disabled list due to the Achilles injury he suffered this past season. He could make up to $15 million this season. This was the first major move...
Juan Nieves will be the Boston Red Sox's fourth pitching coach in three years, and he'll attempt to revive a staff that has gone from being dominant to being a symbol of the team's problems in recent seasons. The team announced that Nieves would be the pitching coach under new manager John Farrell, whose departure from the pitching coach role following the 2010 season...
BOSTON -- With David Ortiz back in Boston, the next priority is re-signing Cody Ross.
Boston's window to exclusively negotiate with Ross has come and gone, allowing the outfielder to test free agency. Despite the differences, Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington is keeping the dialogue open with Ross' agent."We've had a number of conversations...
With the General Manager meetings starting on Wednesday in Palm Springs, the Major League offseason should heat up soon. But until then, here’s a series of news and notes on what the Red Sox are working on: -The Sox held a press conference today at Fenway to officially announce the re-signing of David Ortiz. As [...]
BOSTON –– All eyes are on the pitching coach vacancy.
As of now, the Red Sox have Rick Peterson, Randy St. Claire, Juan Nieves and Steve Foster in contention for the position. But Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington believes they will have the list whittled down to one candidate very soon."We're getting closer," Cherington said of the job. ...
Now that David Ortiz has been re-signed, Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington can turn his attention to other areas of need, and one question mark surrounding the team is its right field situation.
According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, Cody Ross is seeking a contract in the three-year, $25 million range. While Ross was a heck of a player for Boston last season, there’s a chance...