Found January 20, 2013 on
The Flagrant Fan:
One of the most fascinating players in baseball is Craig Breslow. To be sure, one man's fascination is not the same as another's. Breslow first appeared in my consciousness back in 2009 when I followed a cool blog called Jews in Baseball. No, I am not Jewish, but I always considered us Italians as the lost ten tribes since our mothers are the same. But anyway, Josh Borenstein, the proprietor of that site listed the daily accomplishments of Jewish players around the majors. Breslow was one of those guys. So I started following him too.
Breslow went to Yale University. He seems to always make the lists of smartest baseball players. He would have been a doctor or a scientist if he had not made it in baseball. But he has had an effective career in baseball so America lost a great scientific talent. Perhaps the scientific career would have had less bumps along the road.
Breslow might be the best relief pitcher in baseball that was selected on waivers three times and releas...
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The Boston Red Sox avoided arbitration with left-handed reliever Craig Breslow by agreeing to a two-year contract, pending a physical, Yahoo! Sports reported Saturday. The deal is reportedly worth $6.25 million with an option for 2015. That could bring the value up to $10.15 million. Breslow requested $2.375 million and was offered $2.325 million from the team when the two sides...
After signing seven players to one-year deals on Friday, the Boston Red Sox had only one player to avoid going to salary arbitration with. And that was reliever Craig Breslow.
Well it didn't take long to get Breslow wrapped up as well.
According to Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports, the Red Sox and Breslow have agreed to a two-year deal worth $6.25 million with an option for...
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According to multiple reports, the Red Sox reached an agreement (pending a physical) with left-hander Craig Breslow
on a two-year deal that includes an option for a third year. Breslow,
The Boston Herald's writer Scott Laubner wrote a fantastic article that could put any Red Sox fan in good spirit, even after last year's disaster of a season. Despite the debacle that The Nation had to withstand last year, there is still plenty of hope that has the organization excited from top to bottom. Fans should be excited too.
In the wake of a Red Sox spending spree...
Combative pitcher Alfredo Aceves had a 2012 that mirrored the club as a whole.
With Spring Training less than a month away, the Red Sox 40 Man Roster should be fairly set until the end of camp. I'll take this opportunity to review the entire roster. Lets face it, there's not much else going on.
Given his antics, it is a mild surprise that the club and Alfredo Aceves have...
With the Boston Red Sox in the market for a left-handed
option at first base and in the outfield, Tom Singer of MLB.com wonders if the
club would be interested in Pittsburgh Pirates slugger Garrett Jones.
With #RedSox still shopping for a lefty-hitting 1B-OF -- ring any bells? -- you have to wonder if #Pirates will make another run at Iglesias
— Tom Singer (@Tom_Singer)...
This image from duhaime.org is way cooler than any of these one-year deals
Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump.
The Red Sox reached agreements with all but one of their arbitration eligible players today.
On the heels of agreements with...
With Spring Training less than a month away, the Red Sox 40 Man
Roster should be fairly set until the end of camp. I'll take this
opportunity to review the entire roster. Lets face it, there's not much
else going on.
Andrew Bailey's freak thumb injury late in Spring Training last year was an early omen of what was to come. His unavailability combined with the struggles...
The Red Sox have been busy this
off-season, but you wouldn’t know it. Boston has quietly signed a number of complimentary players to round
out their depleted roster.
Last season the Sox unloaded Adrian
Gonzalez, Carl “Mr. DL” Crawford and Josh “PBR” Beckett sending the trio to the L.A. Dodgers
(thanks Magic they’re all yours now) freeing up a significant amount of...
Perhaps no player on the Red Sox is under more pressure this season than Jacoby Ellsbury.
Ellsbury, who finished second in MVP voting in 2011, hit .271 in just 74 games last year, marking the second time in three seasons he’s been plagued by an injury. That has led to scrutiny from some Red Sox fans who aren’t too confident in the outfielder’s ability to stay healthy.
It seems like only yesterday the Red Sox paid $51,111,111.11
for the “opportunity” to talk with former Japanese pitching phenom Daisuke
Matsuzaka. I say “seems like only yesterday” because I’m still waiting for the “phenom”
to show up (and I love sarcasm). To say this was the worst move in MLB history might be a little over-dramatic but what the heck: This was the...
One of the great joys of living in the same neighborhood for over a decade is that you start to build genuine relationships with the people around you.
I love that the Dry Cleaner knows my name when I walk in. I like that the guy at the “Discount Depot,” remembers what I bought last time. I like waving hello to the owners of the frame shop and the nail salon on the ground floor...
8 a.m. ET: The Red Sox are in the midst of a very busy offseason, and the club’s roster is really starting to take shape. That doesn’t mean there still aren’t questions to be answered, though, and some lucky fans were fortunate enough to ask those questions as part of the annual Red Sox Town Hall.
Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington and new skipper John Farrell were on hand...