Found February 09, 2012 on Yahoo! Sports:
Former Red Sox pitcher Dennis "Oil Can" Boyd says he probably pitched under the influence of cocaine "at every ballpark" during his 10-year career. "There wasn't one ballpark that I probably didn't stay up all night, until 4 or 5 in the morning, and the same thing is in your system," Boyd said in an interview with Jon Miller of WBZ radio in Boston.

Will Middlebrooks, Ryan Lavarnway Headline's Top-20 List of Red Sox Prospects

The tall task of replenishing the Red Sox’s farm system now belongs to Ben Crockett. As the new director of player development, Crockett will oversee the development of the organization’s prized prospects. And he will have talent to mold. On Tuesday, rated the top 20 prospects in Boston’s farm system. 1.Will Middlebrooks, 3B 2. Bryce Brentz, OF 3. Xander Bogaerts, SS...

Larry Lucchino Dispels Notion of Halt in Red Sox Spending (Video)

Boston Red Sox President and CEO Larry Lucchino dispelled the notion that ownership had closed its books or had a limited budget set for the Red Sox in 2012. Lucchino stopped to discuss the budget for a few moments at a special JetBlue event at Logan Airport on Friday. Lucchino and Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine were on hand at Logan Airport on Friday to meet with fans and tour...

Ben Cherington Could Face Lose-Lose Situation If David Ortiz's Arbitration Case Isn't Settled Before Hearing

Ben Cherington is mired in quite the predicament. On one hand, the first-year Red Sox general manager wants to appease star veteran David Ortiz with a contract. But on the flipside, Cherington wants to achieve that goal at the right price, submitting a $12.65 million price tag to the arbitration committee. Although it's a slight raise from 2011, Ortiz countered with a massive...

Red Sox Ranked 18th-Best Farm System in MLB by ESPN, Last Among AL East Teams

The Red Sox have had a busy offseason on the major league side of things, what with a new manager and general manager at the helm this season. But what about the minor leagues? recently ranked the farm clubs for all 30 teams in Major League Baseball, and the Red Sox find themselves in the middle of the pack. Keith Law ranked the Sox as having the 18th best farm club in the...

RotoWire 2012 Boston Preview

The Red Sox were one of the bigger stories in the 2011 season - and not in a good way. News of September's collapse and the emerging revelations coming out of the postseason autopsy left the organization with a lot of in-house examination. That meant the Red Sox were not heavy players in the offseason player-acquisition markets. At least the elite players. Boston has spent a...

Former Red Sox pitcher Dennis “Oil Can” Boyd admits to playing high. But why should we care?

“Oh yeah, at every ballpark. There wasn’t one ballpark that I probably didn’t stay up all night, until 4 or 5 in the morning, and the same thing is still in your system.” That is a direct quote from Dennis “Oil Can” Boyd, a former Boston Red Sox pitcher who has a new book coming out later this year. Click the link to read more.

Valentine not sure what to expect from rivalry

Bobby Valentine says he's not sure what it will be like to manage the Boston Red Sox against the New York Yankees, and Don Zimmer says he's not giving him any advice. Valentine and Zimmer, a former Red Sox skipper and Yankees coach, were among a group of baseball stars who showed up at the Mohegan Sun casino on Friday for the Connecticut Sports Foundation's annual charity...

Red Sox vs. Blue Jays: Catching Prospects

Comparing what the Red Sox and Blue Jays have at each position in the minor leagues, we take a look at the crop of catcher prospects in each system. Which system is deeper? Which prospects have the most power? The highest ceilings? Take a look at this comparison between the two AL East farm systems.

Let's Ask Ben Cherington One Question

Who knows, maybe he's a loyal Red Sox Life reader and will answer."So, Ben, we're eager to turn the page, as I'm sure you are. You've talked to many pitchers and position players (and manager candidates) during this offseason, including a few who walked away. My question is, did anyone raise the issue of, shall we say, 'reputation risk?' That is, were...

Only 2 Sox on ESPN Top 100 Prospects List

We knew the Sox didn't have much left in the cupboard, but I didn't think we were this bare. ESPN's Keith Law has released his list of the top 100 prospects in baseball, and only two players in the Sox system were ranked.  And they weren't that high on the list.  And when I say "not that high", I mean "low".  Really, really, really, crazily...

Former Red Sox pitcher Boyd says he used cocaine

Former Red Sox pitcher Dennis "Oil Can" Boyd says he probably pitched under the influence of cocaine "at every ballpark" during his 10-year career.


Tim Wakefield will make a decision on whether to play in 2012 this weekend.His agent says "he has some options" in a widely cited piece by Scott Lauber of the Herald.I do believe Wake has options, but he made $2 million last year (his salary peaked in 2005), and he is 45, so I'm wondering if his options outside Boston will be worth pursuing. His agent might be referring...
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