Found November 14, 2012 on
Everybody loves blind resumes. Fans love testing their baseball knowledge and we also love surprises. One of the biggest surprises about second base this year was the fact that it was so weak in batting average. In 2012, second basemen hit just .253. It was the first time that second basemen hit lower than the league average since 1996. Both of the following players had the same batting average, and both had seasons worthy of starting in any league, despite being taken on opposite ends of the draft. (ADPs taken from MockDraftCentral.com)
Batting average and runs are really the only similarities here. Player A obviously had the better season in terms of power, while Player B had the better season in terms of speed. Player A, Dustin Pedroia, was thought to be the go-to second baseman after Robinson Cano had left the board in most drafts. Player B, on the other hand, Jose Altuve, put up great numbers for his first full season despite being drafted in the last few rounds of most drafts...
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Depending on how you value Ellsbury, there are two ways to view this option. One, the Red Sox should trade him now before his stock drops further as his MVP-caliber season goes farther into the rear-view mirror...
The Boston Red Sox organization boasts both high-ceiling talent and depth within the system although a number of prospects are coming off of tough seasons. The 2013 season could be a key turning point for the club as those young players look to add a little more shine back to their prospect status.
#1 Xander Bogaerts (SS)
The Boston Red Sox expects to have one of baseball's highest payrolls in 2013, general manager Ben Cherington told Boston radio station WEEI on Thursday. The team has just $45 million in guaranteed salary committed to next season, but, and would plan to invest in their arbitration-eligible players such as Jacoby Ellsbury and Andrew Bailey, spend on free agents or take on salary...
Photo Courtesy of the Boston Red Sox. Here is new Red Sox catcher David Ross, who signed with the team last week on a two-year deal worth 6.2 million. Ross is expected to help the Boston pitching staff get back on track as he is known as a good game caller and is well respect [...]
The Red Sox just signed David Ross as a catcher and are also said to be going after Mike Napoli. That tells me that Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Ryan Lavarnway are certainly available. Which one would be a better target for the Mets and what would the cost be?
Both of these players are interesting, but both have their issues and they would not be the final...
It's not the Ross we are hoping for the Boston Red Sox to sign but there's still plenty of time in free agency. But the Red Sox have made the David Ross signing official.
Here's the release:
BOSTON, MA—The Boston Red Sox today signed catcher David Ross to a two-year contract through the 2014 season. The announcement was made by Executive Vice President/General...
For the last decade, eager members of Red Sox Nation have been able to spend some time during the holiday season at one of baseball’s most hallowed grounds: Fenway Park.
After celebrating 100 years of the ballpark in 2012, some lucky Red Sox fans will have the opportunity to drink some hot cocoa at Fenway and spread some holiday cheer on Dec. 1.
“Christmas at Fenway” offers...
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The Boston Red Sox reportedly are preparing to enter the fray with teams bidding to retain the services of free agent slugger Josh Hamilton.
The Boston Red Sox are widely considered one of the most charitable professional sports organizations in the country, a trend which continued Wednesday with the announcement of the 2013 Run-Walk to Home Base, which will be hosted at Fenway Park.
The charity’s mission is to provide services for Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans who have been affected by combat stress and traumatic...
The Boston Red Sox have signed catcher David Ross to a two-year
deal worth $6.2 million.
Red Sox GM Ben Cherington went on WEEI today and had some scary interesting things to say.
First, he admitted to talking to Miami about some players, but then implied that any deal wouldn't fit the team's approach. Which is something good for once. Taking a slow & steady approach. Jose Reyes & Josh Johnson would've been nice additions for 2013 but with...
Tom Werner‘s accomplishments in the game of baseball have not gone unnoticed.
The Boston Red Sox Chairman will be honored with the Dave Winfield Humanitarian award at the In the Spirit of the Game Sports and Entertainment Spectacular on Jan. 12, 2013.
Werner is being recognized for his leadership, dedication and contributions to the sport, including the creation of The Red Sox...
Newly hired Red Sox manager John Farrell is already receiving accolades in Boston, without even managing a game.
Farrell will be honored on Thursday night by The American Ireland Fund at their Boston Gala Dinner at the Westin Waterfront Hotel.
With Farrell’s hiring, he became the 20th manager of Irish descent with the organization in the 112 year history of Boston baseball.
Red Sox Nation surely wants to see Cody Ross back in Fenway next season, but the market for the outfielder may be much larger than originally thought.
Enter the Atlanta Braves, one of several teams reported to have interest in Ross. According to Fox Sports’ Jon Morosi, the Braves view Ross as a candidate to play left field everyday, with Martin Prado moving from left to third base...
Like any baseball fan I've been spending a fair share of time on MLBTradeRumors this offseason, and I've been struck by the building interest in two former Sox: Kevin Youkilis and Jed Lowrie.
Youk is a free agent and someone who many fans had hoped would return to Boston, although it doesn't appear likely. MLBTR lists six interested teams and Boston is not among them...