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On a day dominated by the Yankees bringing back old guys, the Red Sox have their own bit of gossip, as Buster Olney tweets of Andrew Bailey's availability.
I would say this one ranks even lower in likelihood than the Lester-for-Myers rumor, mainly because Bailey's value is so low it's incomprehensible that the team would pawn him off.
Last year, the Red Sox acquired Bailey along with Ryan Sweeney for Josh Reddick. Reddick blew up, smacking 32 homers and 29 doubles as an unlikely key cog on an unlikely successful run by the A's. Bailey was hurt, and then pretty bad, compiling a 7+ ERA over 15 innings.
Now, we all know the team subscribes to the theory that a sunk cost is a sunk cost, but there's also public perception. The Red Sox are not going to send off Bailey for a middling prospect or two when the year before they gave up a 30-home run hitter for him. And no one's going to trade anything more than a middling prospect, so look forward to Bailey as the closer at the start of 2013.
At the deadline, assuming we're well out of contention? Then you might have a different story.
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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.
As the calendar turns, many people look back on the year that was and try to make sense of the many highs that accompany the last 365 days. GQ Magazine, in a spoof of the many publications that create “most influential” lists at year’s end, has instead chosen to single out those in the world of pop culture who were the least significant of the last 12 months. Described as “a...
Adding some fuel to the Jon Lester trade rumor fire, Rob Bradford has a source saying that the Red Sox and Lester have not begun to discuss an extension. With just two years left on Jon Lester’s initial extension, signed back in the 2008-2009 offseason, now would typically be prime territory for extension talks. After [...]
The Boston Red Sox have had ongoing negotiations with free
agent outfielder Nick Swisher, reports Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe.
The Red Sox have had ongoing negotiations with Swisher and
Boston signed free agent outfielder Jonny Gomes earlier this
offseason, but they continue to be in the market for another as they view the
veteran as a platoon...
After designating five players for assignment last week to make room on the 40-man roster in advance of the Rule 5 Draft, the Red Sox announced three small trades today. -Red Sox trade RHP Zach Stewart to the Pirates for a player to be named later. -Red Sox trade RHP Sandy Rosario to the Athletics [...]
The Red Sox have found their next hitting coach.
The team announced on Wednesday that it has hired Greg Colbrunn to fill the vacancy. Colbrunn will be replacing Dave Magadan, who left Boston after six seasons to take the same job with Texas.
The former first baseman has spent the last six seasons with the Yankees’ Single-A affiliate, serving as the hitting coach from 2007 to 2009...
Danny Valencia is switching addresses once again.
After coming to the Red Sox from the Twins in a midseason trade, the Red Sox traded the third baseman to the Orioles on Wednesday afternoon in exchange for cash considerations.
Valencia, 28, appeared in 44 games last season — 34 for the Twins and 10 for the Red Sox — and hit .188 with three home runs and 21 RBIs. Other than filling...
The Oakland Athletics have acquired right-hander Sandy Rosario from the Boston Red Sox for a player to be named later or cash considerations.
The AL West champion A's cleared room on the 40-man roster by designating outfielder Jermaine Mitchell for assignment.
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If you buy anyone you really “CARE” about, Red Sox tickets for the holidays, you must really really HATE them deep down inside.
But according to the Red Sox marketing machine and ownership, things are “LOOKING BRIGHTER”!
HOW are things looking brighter?
DO TELL?! And cut the SPIN and cutesy “Wally The Green Monster” HORSESH*T!
Hiring a career fourth place manager in...
Red Sox Nation was thrown a major curveball early this week when a report surfaced stating that the Royals were interested in Jon Lester and could be willing to deal their top prospect in exchange for the left-hander.
Trading Lester is something that most Sox fans probably never envisioned, and likely still don’t envision, but the thought of acquiring what many scouts tab as a...
The world keeps spinning. The Red Sox offseason is spinning as well. The speed of both varies greatly. The Red Sox have met with free agent first baseman and catcher Mike Napoli while also signing outfielder Jonny Gomes. They will continue looking at other outfield options at the moment hoping that they can find [...]
BOSTON — The Red Sox are only halfway done with their hitting coach search.
Despite hiring Greg Colbrunn to be the club’s primary hitting coach, Red Sox skipper John Farrell reiterated his intention to appoint an assistant hitting coach and employ a two-hitting coach system.
Although Farrell is still sifting through candidates, he identified one viable candidate for the open...
Mike Napoli sits atop of Boston’s wish list.
According to the Boston Herald, Napoli is reportedly the Red Sox’ first option in free agency. If the club manages to reach an agreement with Napoli, they’d likely pencil him in at first base as opposed to catcher.
Napoli, who has already convened with the Red Sox and Mariners, is scheduled to sit down with the Rangers on Wednesday...
The Red Sox and Royals have discussed a trade that would send Jon Lester to Kansas City for Wil Myers. Does it make sense to consider trading Lester when the rotation is so thin?
Rob Bradford is reporting that the Red Sox and Royals d...