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Despite playing just 90 games last season, David Ortiz finished second on the Red Sox in home runs.
The designated hitter’s 23 blasts were only eclipsed by catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia‘s 25 round-trippers. That’s why Ortiz is hoping the Red Sox sign sluggers this offseason that can help him with the firepower.
“It’s not a surprise for anyone that follows the Red Sox that we need some thunder in that lineup,” Ortiz said on WEEI radio. “The problem is that there isn’t too many out there. That’s one thing. I’m pretty sure everybody needs to be a little patient. We have the winter meetings right now coming up and a lot of decisions get made right after the winter meetings, so hopefully they come out with some decisions.”
One of those decisions is whether to re-sign Cody Ross. In his first season with the Red Sox in 2012, Ross delivered 22 home runs — third-most on the team — and 81 RBIs in 130 games.
Ortiz vouched for Ross and expressed his hope that the outfielder would return to the R
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Anyone who thought that the Boston Red Sox would sit back and relax this offseason without making a splash following their blockbuster salary dump last season clearly has not been paying attention to how this team operates. Yes, the Red Sox dealt away Kevin Youkilis, Carl Crawford, Adrian Gonzalez and Josh Beckett last season to the Los Angeles Dodgers to clear payroll. But they...
Jacoby Ellsbury holds significant trade value.
With Ellsbury just a year away from free agency and center field prospect Jackie Bradley Jr. on the rise, there has been speculation that the Red Sox would shop Ellsbury –– the 2011 American League MVP runner up –– this offseason in exchange for a premier pitcher.
Speaking on WEEI radio on Thursday, Red Sox president Larry Lucchino...
BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY
In an effort to, no doubt, remove the bitter taste of 2012 from the collective mouth of Red Sox nation...the team has released a humorous nod to the 1989 holiday classic "Christmas Vacation".Although it does appear to be more than Clark Griswold's 250 strands of light. I guess it's a good thing they got David Ortiz under contract early. Your browser does not support iframes.
Ten days after learning that the Boston Red Sox had agreed to a two-year deal with Jonny Gomes, the team has finally made it official. The holdup was clearing up space on the 40-man roster which happened on Friday night.
Here's the full release from the Red Sox:
The Boston Red Sox today signed veteran outfielder Jonny Gomes to a two-year contract through the 2014 season...
Mass Pike commuters will be treated to a couple of early holiday gifts on Thursday afternoon in Boston. Not only will they avoid a toll, they may get a chance to get some season’s greetings from members of the Red Sox.
Ryan Lavarnway, Mark Melancon, Ryan Kalish and Chris Carpenter will all be at the Allston-Brighton tolls on Thursday afternoon where the Red Sox will pick up the...
The Boston Red Sox had until midnight on Friday to decide who tender contracts to that were under the team's control. As you might have expected, the Red Sox had some tough decisions to make.
GM Ben Cherington decided to not tender contracts to three players. Those three players are Scott Atchison, Rich Hill and Ryan Sweeney.
To me, Hill is the most surprising.
The holiday season is just around the corner and the Red Sox organization wanted to celebrate Christmas the Fenway way as the ballpark hosted the tenth-annual Christmas at Fenway event on Saturday.
Both players and fans got to come together and get into the holiday spirit. Players in attendance included Andrew Bailey, Ryan Kalish and Pedro Ciriaco.
It wasn’t all about candy canes...
The Red Sox have been doing plenty of good this week, and they wrapped up that tour of goodwill in a big way on Friday paying a visit to some very special people.
Manager John Farrell as well as some players and Wally the Green Monster dropped by the Jimmy Fund and Children’s Hospital in Boston on Friday, as the final leg of the Red Sox Holiday Road Trip.
Pedro Ciriaco, Ryan Kalish...
Even after a disappointing, 90-loss season, the Red Sox’ front office is optimistic heading into the 2013 season that they’ll be able to rebuild their squad around a solid core of veterans.
As tickets for games on the Red Sox’ 2013 schedule have been released, Larry Lucchino feels the club’s winning history and talented core of veterans and future stars will keep fans happy...
Christmas time comes but once a year and the only thing hotter than the chestnuts roasting or hot chocolate is the MLB’s hot stove.
The Red Sox are coming off a tough season in 2012 with a last-place finish in the American League East and 93 losses making it a rather forgettable summer. But with the offseason comes new life and a few big-name free agents could change the tune of...
The Red Sox had a lot of issues during their 2012 campaign, but pitching was definitely one of the most significant. The team has since made several moves to turn its starting pitching woes into success, the biggest being the hire of former pitching coach John Farrell as manager.
Farrell, who has a history of working with members of the current staff, presents an opportunity to...
Your browser does not support iframes.The Boston Red Sox are selling 2013 season tickets by reenacting scenes from Christmas Vacation. I hope the next one features somebody calling Bobby Valentine a “cheap, lying, no-good, rotten, four-flushing, low-life, snake-licking, dirt-eating, inbred, overstuffed, ignorant, blood-sucking, dog-kissing, brainless, dickless, hopeless, heartless...
NESN is getting into the holiday spirit.
On Saturday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET, , NESN will air “Christmas at Fenway” with Tom Caron, Don Orsillo, Jerry Remy and Jamie Erdahl. The special show will air in conjunction with the Red Sox’ Christmas at Fenway event, which will feature all sorts of goodies for fans in attendance.
Current and former Red Sox players will sign...
For those of you in the Boston area (or with access to NESN), today is Christmas at Fenway Park, featuring lights, snow, Wally, Ryan Lavarnway, Ben Cherington, raffles, the Enchanted Village Where Everyone is Named “Jimy Williams,” The Nutmeg Gingersnap Singers and possibly a racy version of the nativity performed entirely by Paxton Crawford. Apparently [...]
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By agreeing yesterday with B.J. Upton on a five-year, $75.25 million
contract, the Atlanta Braves won the battle for one of the big names in a
market flush with center fielders. Michael Bourn, Angel Pagan...