Found November 07, 2011 on
PLAYERS: David Ortiz
TEAMS: Boston Red Sox
Big Papi, meet big puppy. That will likely be the exchange come Nov. 15. Earlier this year, David Ortiz and POPchips asked fans what "They would do with their Big Papi?" Now, Big Papi has selected the Animal Rescue League of Boston as his charity of choice, so on Nov. 15, Ortiz will play ball with the dogs of the rescue league. "I’m honored to have just won the MLB Roberto Clemente Award for charitable giving, and excited to show my dedication to a cause close to my fans’ and my own heart by volunteering with the Animal Rescue League...

Report: Alex Gonzalez No Longer an Everyday Shortstop, May Make Sense as Backup for Red Sox

Former Red Sox shortstop Alex Gonzalez is a free agent and can still field the position well, but fans should be wary if their team pursues him as an everyday shortstop, according to ESPN. Gonzalez, whom Boston fans remember as the clean-fielding infielder who preceded Julio Lugo, is an even worse offensive player now than he was in 2006, if Keith Law's analysis is any indication...

Red Sox keep ticket prices same after collapse

The Boston Red Sox are keeping ticket prices the same for 2012 after their September collapse. The club announced on Tuesday that the cost of all tickets available to the public will be unchanged, while prices for premium seats bought through multiyear contracts will vary. It is the second time in four years the team has kept prices for all publicly available tickets the same....

Boston Red Sox discussing Carlos Beltran

Sources close to ESPNBoston's Gordon Edes say that free agent outfielder Carlos Beltran has been discussed by members of the Boston Red Sox organization.  However, the team may go with a cheaper platoon option of Josh Reddick or Ryan Kalish. The 34-year-old Beltran hit .300 with 22 home runs and 84 RBIs in 142 games last season with the New York Mets and San Francisco Giants...

AP source: Cardinals interview Francona

A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that former Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona has interviewed with the St. Louis Cardinals for their manager opening. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because no announcement was made. Francona managed the Red Sox for eight seasons and left after they wasted a nine-game September lead in the...

Report: Tigers' Gene Lamont will interview to be Red Sox's manager

Tigers fans unhappy about his decisions as the team's third-base coach probably won't believe it, but the Boston Red Sox reportedly will interview Gene Lamont for their managerial job Saturday.

Maddux won't seek Red Sox managerial job (AP)

Texas Rangers pitching coach Mike Maddux has withdrawn from consideration for the manager's job with the Boston Red Sox. He had been scheduled for an interview Tuesday, but Boston general manager Ben Cherington announced Monday that Maddux had withdrawn. The job opened when Terry Francona left following the team's epic collapse in September, when it went 7-20 and missed the playoffs.

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One thing I'm not used to following is the Red Sox manager search. With the exceptions of Joe Kerrigan and Joe Morgan, both promoted from within, and ex-player Butch Hobson, I'd never heard of any of their managers until they were hired.Now I'm wondering if that is the organizational pattern. According to various sources, Tigers third base coach Gene Lamont is the next...

Rangers' Maddux withdraws from Red Sox managerial search

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Source: Alomar to talk to Cubs after Red Sox

Sources told's Bruce Levine Tuesday that Cleveland Indians bench coach Sandy Alomar Jr. will interview with the Cubs later this week. He is scheduled to be interviewed by the Red Sox on Wednesday.

Maddux withdraws from Red Sox managerial hunt

BOSTON (AP) -- Texas Rangers pitching coach Mike Maddux has withdrawn from consideration for the manager's job with the Boston Red Sox.

Source: Red Sox have had talks about Beltran

A baseball source told's Gordon Edes that Carlos Beltran's name has been discussed by members of the Red Sox front office.

Box Score From The Past (09.28.11)

This off season's inaugural edition of BSFTP doesn't delve too far into the past. I'm going right to the heart of disappointment. I want to get this one out of the way ASAP- September 28, 2011. To describe this one as the 'heart of disappointment' might be a bit of an understatement. The Red Sox were supposed to go all the way in 2011, win >100 games and go...

Maddux withdraws from Sox's manager search

One day before he was scheduled to interview at Fenway Park, Rangers pitching coach Mike Maddux withdrew his name from consideration for the managerial position of the Boston Red Sox.

Maddux withdraws from Sox manager list

Those of you (us) who thought Mike Maddux could emerge as a darkhorse for the Red Sox managerial job should look...
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