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The Boston Red Sox, ever the classy professional sports franchise, took out a full-page newspaper advertisement thanking the St. Louis Cardinals.
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Just as quickly as the season began, the season has ended. For the Red Sox, it ended with a World Series title, but while Boston celebrates being at the apex of their sport, a careful eye must be placed on their approach to the 2014 offseason. This year, the Red Sox are set to let Jacoby Ellsbury, Mike Napoli, Stephen Drew, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia test the free agent waters. Accordingly...
With the 2013-2014 off-season now underway, it is time for another refresh of the St. Louis Cardinals system roster matrix. This version will reflect the changes made from the end of the 2013 regular season until 2014 spring training. The previous matrix reflects the rosters as they evolved from short-season ball through the conclusion of the 2013 season.
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St. Louis Cardinals fans are a classy group and the Red Sox wanted them to know it. A week after defeating the Cards in the World Series (for the second time in nine years), the Sox took out a full-page ad in Tuesday’s St. Louis Post-Dispatch, thanking the Gateway to the West for good, clean fun. “From one great baseball town to another,” the header reads. “On behalf of...
BOSTON — Don’t bank on Will Middlebrooks sliding across the diamond just yet.
The Red Sox extended a qualifying offer to Mike Napoli on Monday, and still hope that the power-hitting first baseman will be back in Boston next season. If Napoli signs elsewhere, though, the Red Sox will be forced to explore other options.
One idea that’s been tossed around by both fans and members...
It’s no secret that Red Sox fans are miserable people. They endured 86 long years of legitimately believing they’d never see the Red Sox win a World Series in their lifetime. Year after year they’d watch their team either fail miserably or come this close only to fall apart when it mattered most.
But needless to say, those days are long over...
Scott Levesque (@scottlevesque)
The Red Sox are NOT likely to extend a qualifying offer to Jarrod Saltalamacchia for the 2014 season.
According to a source from WEEI.com, the Red Sox feel that a one-year $14.1 million offer is a little too high a price for a guy who was essentially benched during the World Series due to excessive brain farts behind the plate.
Dustin Pedroia may have complicated his offseason by playing on a thumb injury all year. But as the Red Sox second baseman awaits surgery and weeks of recovery time, he says there are no regrets, with the gamble he took paying off exactly as he had hoped.
“It was a grind some days, but my teammates were great at picking me up just at the right time,” he said of the torn ligament...
ST. LOUIS -- We won't find out until Nov. 13 if Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina will be named the NL Most Valuable Player. But we already know that Molina will finish higher in the voting than he did in 2012.
Molina, who came in fourth last year, is assured of finishing no lower than third this time around after he was named one of three finalists for the award Tuesday night...
Scott Levesque (@scottlevesque)
Have you ever experienced one of those moment where you read something and a song instantly crashing into your brain like a 4-year old learning how to ride a bike for the first time?
I'm not sure if that word-picture fully describes just how annoying those moments are - especially when you want that frickin' song out of your...
Dustin Pedroia, being the dirt dog that he is, played through the entire 2013 season with an injured thumb that he hurt during the very first game. We've known for a while that he was likely to have surgery on it after the season, and he's officially scheduled to go under the knife on Nov. 12.
What is a little worrisome is that following an MRI today, Pedey said the...
After being drafted in the first round by the Atlanta Braves in 2003, Jarrod Saltalamacchia's path to the majors was obstructed by fellow catcher Brian McCann.
Now, in the ultimate irony, McCann could replace Saltalamacchia with the Red Sox.
If the Sox decide to move on from Saltalamacchia behind the plate -- and it sure seems as though they're leaning in that direction...
The Boston Red Sox 2013 World Series victory tour has brought the team through the streets of Boston on duck boats, to the gridiron of Gillette Stadium, the set of David Letterman and now a visit to TV's biggest Sox fan Boston's own Conan O'Brien.
Outfielder's Shane Victorino and Jonny Gomes appeared on Conan Tuesday night and talked...
While the Red Sox victory tour continues to roll with stops at Gillette Stadium, Sox "shave offs", appearances on David Letterman and God only knows where Mike Napoli is right now, the World Series champions have now been captured in an art form known as "brickimation."
Things have officially gone too far.
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– NESN.com reports that John Cena presented World Series MVP David Ortiz with a WWE Championship belt. Ortiz wore the belt during the Red Sox’s World Series win celebration which, while Cena was unable to attend, the World champion did Tweet about.
– Friday’s episode of WWE SmackDown drew 2.73 million viewers, up 2% from last week’s 2.68. The show drew a 0.7 in the 18-49...
Fueled by a stronger performance for the World Series, the MLB postseason was a better draw this year. The 2013 MLB Postseason averaged a 3.9 rating and 6.3 million viewers on FOX, TBS and MLB […]