Found December 06, 2011 on
PLAYERS: Josh Reddick
TEAMS: Boston Red Sox
DALLAS –– The Red Sox' starting right field opening isn't solidified just yet. But if Ben Cherington had to fill the void internally, the Boston general manager could envision Josh Reddick in that role. "Certainly with Reddick he did it this year and took another step in his career and we think he’s going to be a very good major league outfielder," Cherington said. "Right now, if Opening Day was tomorrow, he’d be in right field." Through 87 games, the 24-year-old was a valuable, left-handed hitter for the Red Sox, clubbing seven homers and 28 RBIs to go with a...

David Ortiz Contract Talks Ongoing As Wednesday's Arbitration Deadline Looms

DALLAS –– The status of Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz's contract negotiations is still ongoing. As the Wednesday deadline looms for salary arbitration, Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington insisted he wouldn't rule out future talks with agent Fern Cuza if Ortiz ultimately rejects the offer. "If we don't reach an agreement and he declines, then it'...

Ortiz Rumored to Accept Arbitration

ESPN Boston has said that sources aka rumors have said that David Ortiz is going to accept arbitration today.  It would mean that Papi would definitely be back in a Red Sox uniform for one more year.  The Sox and Ortiz could also continue to negotiate a 2 year deal after he accepts arbitration.  As reported yesterday, the Sox offered Papi a 2 yr/18 mil deal and that Papi would...

Bobby Valentine Says Josh Beckett ‘Pissed Off’ At Him Over Slow Pace Comments

Maybe reporters are making way too much of the dynamic between Josh Beckett and Bobby Valentine before their new relationship even starts, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t slightly concerned as a Red Sox fan.  Beckett was said to be a malcontent in the Red Sox clubhouse last season.  In fact, a [...]

Terry Francona Gives Up on Life, Becomes ESPN Baseball Analyst

We had higher hopes for Terry Francona. He could have really gone places. Seen things. Helped people. Instead, he'll be joining the ESPN Sunday Night Baseball telecast in 2012. The former Boston Red Sox manager, who has honestly put up with enough crap in his day, will be on your television Sunday evenings, sitting right alongside Dan Shulman and Orel Hershiser in the broadcast...

Boston Red Sox re-sign Andrew Miller

The Boston Red Sox have re-signed left handed pitcher Andrew Miller according to Jon Paul Morosi of FOXSports. The Red Sox signed the left handed pitcher back in December 2010. In 2011 he went 6-3 with a 5.54 ERA in 65 innings throughout 17 games, 12 starts for the Boston Red Sox.

Hanley Ramirez Would Be Terrific Fit for Red Sox, But Miami's New Chance to Win Should Prevent Trade

DALLAS –– When Miami acquired shortstop Jose Reyes, trade speculation immediately shifted to Hanley Ramirez. It was believed that Ramirez –– the team's starting shortstop for the last six years –– wouldn't be willing to switch to third base. If true, his demands could propel the Red Sox into hot pursuit. Although Boston has a starting shortstop in Marco Scutaro...

Valentine: “I hate the Yankees”

  If Bobby Valentine is attempting to endear himself to Red Sox Nation, he’s started off on the right foot. The 45th manager in Red Sox history took a page out of Curt Schilling’s book in a media session today in Dallas at the Winter Meetings. Valentine stated: “I hate the Yankees. I don’t want to waste this valuable time talking about the Yankees. This is too valuable.”...

" orange cyclops-eye..."

Mike: I guess this gets to the core of why some clubs "are throwing around bags of money and the Red Sox and Yankees are flippin' nickels."   Mike: Cashman on trades, "It’s just hahd to find a match — and it feels like it’s hahdah now than evah... This isn’t the old seat-of-the-pants, get drunk in the lobby...

Red Sox Re-Sign Andrew Miller

The Red Sox re-signed lefty Andrew Miller, tweets Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports.

Red Sox retain Bogar, Tuck; Hale off to O's

Tim Bogar and Gary Tuck will join hitting coach Dave Magadan as returning coaches who will survive the transition from Terry Francona to new Red Sox manager Valentine.

White Sox, Red Sox Meeting On Danks, Floyd

The White Sox and Red Sox are meeting to discuss Chicago starters John Danks and Gavin Floyd, tweets ESPNBoston's Gordon Edes.  Yesterday White Sox GM Kenny Williams called the Sergio Santos trade "the start of a rebuilding," but said that he'd probably keep his pitching intact due to insufficient offers.

2012 can't happen soon enough

Doug: Hey, have you heard the good news?   Bill: There's good news?   Doug: Well, OK, it's not like waking up on Christmas and finding a Japanese Robot Girlfriend undah your tree good news, but more of the roll of tropical fruit Lifesavers in the toe of your Christmas stocking good news. ...
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