Found December 14, 2011 on
The Red Sox are usually big players in free agency and on the trade market. But they're also very solid at developing young talent. In fact, their ability to draft and develop players is a big reason they're able to be so active when it comes to wheeling and dealing. And while many of the Red Sox' trades have paid off over the years, there's still some former farmhands who could be extremely helpful in 2012. Kelly Shoppach, a former second-round pick of the Red Sox in 2001, has already returned to his roots this offseason. He'll likely serve as...

Longest Current Battery Mates Leaving Boston Red Sox At Same Time?

The Boston Red Sox boast the longest running current battery mates in Major League Baseball in pitcher Tim Wakefield and catcher Jason Varitek, but it appears as if both players’ time in Beantown could be coming to an abrupt end at the same time. While nothing is yet official, the writing is clearly on the wall. If that were not evident enough before yesterday, the...

Rudolph the Red Sox Reindeer!

Yesterday, like most of Red Sox Nation, I received a Sox e-card for the holidays. It was Rudolph The Red Sox Reindeer! If by chance you didn't get it, click on the image below to see the ecard for yourself. It's cheesy, but also adorable.

Melancon is fired up

Mark Melancon was shocked when he was traded to the Red Sox. There was no indication from the Astros that a trade was possible.

Bobby Valentine Dancing In Japanese Music Video (Video)

While I'm not surprised by Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine's cameo in a music video by Japanese music group Deen for their song, "Diamond". I am surprised that the worldwide Internet took this long to popularize it: (Courtesy of NESN)

Red Sox Acquire Melancon for Lowrie/Weiland

<span style="font-family: "Arial","sans-serif"; font-size: 10pt;">It may not send the sports pages a-buzzin’ but the Boston Red Sox made a fairly meaningful move today.  According to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick they have dealt RHP Kyle Weiland and IF Jed Lowrie to Houston for reliever Mark Melancon.<span style="font-family: "Arial...

GM hopes Varitek sticks with Sox in some role

The Red Sox hope to keep Jason Varitek, though his potential role is unclear.

Red Sox-Shoppach deal likely ends Varitek era

BOSTON (AP) -- Kelly Shoppach and the Boston Red Sox have agreed to a $1.35 million, one-year contract that brings the free-agent catcher back to his original team.

Red Sox add P Melancon, INF Punto to bolster team

The Boston Red Sox have attempted to bolster their bullpen and bench, trading for pitcher Mark Melancon and signing infielder Nick Punto.

Red Sox trade Lowrie, pen still needs help

ESPN Insider Keith Law breaks down the Jed Lowrie-Mark Melancon trade here, and I generally agree with his assessment: Lowrie still has upside, althou...

Red Sox bring back veteran catcher Shoppach

The Boston Red Sox have reached agreement on a one-year major league contract with free-agent catcher Kelly Shoppach, the team confirmed Tuesday.

New Marlin Reyes eager to play with Ramirez

New Miami Marlins shortstop Jose Reyes misspoke Friday talking about the teammate he bumped to third base, Hanley Ramirez.

Astros land Lowrie, Weiland from Red Sox

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