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Somewhat forgotten after the hysteria that came from the Red Sox' September collapse that left them out of the playoff picture was that David Ortiz had himself a mighty impressive season. The 35-year-old batted .309, hit 40 doubles and posted a .953 OPS, his best numbers since 2007. He hit 29 homers, drove in 96 runs and answered almost all of the questions that dogged him in '09 and '10. Most importantly, he hit .329 against lefties. He even stole a base for good measure. Ortiz has the choice to enter free agency, and he said he wants to be...
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John Lackey has decided to follow up divorcing his wife for having a double mastectomy with an unexpected act of chairty; he’ll be improving Boston Red Sox rotation by having Tommy John surgery and sitting at home for the entirety of 2012.
From Joe McDonald at ESPN Boston:
Lackey recently received an MRI and was examined by Dr. Lewis Yocum in Los Angeles, and it was decided...
Finally, we can look forward. With a new general manager in place, the Red Sox can get down to the business of turning the 2012 roster into a contender. Ben Cherington sounds an awful lot like Theo Epstein, but he will have his own voice. He spent years and logged hundreds of thousands of miles beating the bush as an amateur and international scout. He will certainly use modern analytical...
Larry Lucchino said Friday the Red Sox will begin interviewing managerial candidates next week.
BOSTON (AP) -- The turmoil surrounding the Red Sox is fading. The focus on the future is sharpening.
Expect Boston to be involved players both in trade and free agency this winter, as new general manager Ben Cherington works to improve the club after missing the postseason. One of Cherington's big decisions will be whether to bring back David Ortiz.
Ready for 2012 everyone? On Tuesday Dan Szymborski released his “ZiPS” projections for the Boston Red Sox.The best note I read in the comments at the Baseball Think Factory discussion is that these are “projections” not “predictions.” The latter purport to tell you what will happen, the former include the unspoken caveat “based on the information known today.” I...
Ben Cherington has been general manager of the Red Sox for three days, hardly enough time to order new business...
Baseball commissioner Bud Selig expects he will have to decide what compensation the Boston Red Sox should receive for allowing general manager Theo Epstein to leave and join the Chicago Cubs.