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Boston Red Sox 2011 Minor League Review
Organizational Talent Rankings via Baseball America:
2011 (17) | 2010 (5) | 2009 (13) | 2008 (2) | 2007 (9) | 2006 (8)
2011 Affiliate Records
MLB: [90-72] AL East
AAA: [81-61] International League – Pawtucket
AA: [59-83] Eastern League – Portland
A+: [64-75] Carolina League – Salem
A: [78-62] South Atlantic League – Greenville
A(ss): [29-45] New York Penn League – Lowell
The Run Down
The Red Sox pipeline, as usual, is flush with talent. And although its most exciting prospects (see Middlebrooks & Barnes) are probably a year away from arriving at Fenway, the system features a decent amount of MLB-ready talent. Unfortunately for those ready to make their marks with the big club, Boston’s MLB roster doesn’t seem primed for much turnover: The opening in right field will most certainly be filled with a free agent, and I’m thinking they’ll do the same to round out the rotation.
If you’re wondering why I didn’t list Lars Anderson, it’s because
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His name's Brad Emaus, and he sounds like your quintessential 4-A type player.
Via WEEI's Alex Speier, Emaus hit big in his last minor-league stint in the Rockies' system, and has hit well (an OPS over .800) in five years of minor-league play. He doesn't appear to tantalize scouts enough to warrant a look at the majors.
Speier notes that this is a move for minor...
The Red Sox continued to stockpile on veteran pitchers this week, inking Justin Germano and Aaron Cook to minor league contracts. Both hurlers -- along with Carlos Silva -- will have the chance to resurrect their major league careers. Despite those acquisitions, a move to sign established starters Roy Oswalt, Joe Saunders or Hiroki Kuroda could still be on the fringe as well. So...
After 24 years with the Mets, Randy Niemann is headed to Boston to join Bobby Valentine's staff. The Red Sox reportedly hired Mets rehab pitching coordinator –– and once the organization's bullpen coach –– to become the team's assistant pitching coach on Tuesday, according to MLB.com. Niemann, 56, will be reunited with Valentine, his boss on the Mets from 1997...
WHAT: Project Cupid will play match maker to raise money for The Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute during its third annual charity date auction at The Estate. Boston’s most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes will strut their stuff to raise funds for cancer care and research. The event will be emceed by image consultant, Emmi Sorokin from It’s a Man’s World, and...
The Red Sox luxury tax payroll currently stands at about $130M. When you add in projected arbitration awards for Ortiz, Ellsbury, Saltalamacchia, Bard, Bailey, and the bench players, that leaves the Red Sox with little to no room remaining under the luxury tax threshold. As I’ve argued, the Red Sox offseason should be understood as a specifically structured and cleverly executed...
He sure isn't the same as the old boss.My friend and WFAN radio host Ed Randall will be hosting his first annual Red Sox Hot Stove Report with new Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine at Rippowam Middle School in Stamford, Connecticut, which just happens to be the new manager's stomping grounds.It will be an "Inside the Actor's Studio" type of event, in front of...
Earlier today, Francisco Jarquin Soto of El Nuevo Diario reported that right-handed pitcher, Vicente Padilla, took a leave from Nicaragua in order to fly to Boston in order to be checked out by the Red Sox. However, sources close to Alex Speier of WEEI said that the Sox are just “talking to [Padilla] among others and there is “nothing to report” about the team's interest...
The Red Sox acquired infielder Brad Emaus from the Rockies for a player to be named later or cash considerations, the Rockies announced.
Theo Epstein no longer runs the Red Sox' baseball operations department, but he still keeps a close eye on Fenway...
Tells students he believes club can win if everyone pulls togetherAfter talking about Jackie Robinson with grammar school students Thursday at the Citi Kids Cubs program at Wrigley Field, Theo Epstein decided to take questions.
It's getting to be that time when teams such as the Red Sox better hope that their glasses are fit with the right...
Two days after signing Aaron Cook, the Red Sox are scouting another low-risk righty looking to rebound from injury. Vicente Padilla took leave of his native Nicaraguan winter league yesterday in order to fly to Boston, where he will be checked over today by team doctors, reports Francisco Jarquín Soto at the Nicaraguan paper El Nuevo Diario. Padilla made only nine appearances...
All along, general manager Ben Cherington outlined the Red Sox' offseason plans by highlighting the search for...