Found October 22, 2012 on
Waiting For Next Year:
Indians manager Terry Francona met with Cleveland reporters for tea and crumpets today, and he decided to state the obvious and make some news all at once.
The quote comes from Jordan Bastian of MLB.com:
But Travis Hafner has an option year!!
It would seem that Francona doesn’t believe the team will look internally to fill the roster spots vacated by Hafner and Casey Kotchman. Nor should they, considering the current dearth of talent in the upper levels of the system.
In that vein, I understand that Shelley Duncan has recently filed for free agency….
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AROUND THE WEB
For the third consecutive year, the Boston Red Sox will have
a new Opening Day starting shortstop. Who that player
is come April 1 in New York remains to be seen, but it probably won't be Mike Aviles.
With Boston hiring former Toronto manager John Farrell to run the club in 2013
and beyond, Aviles will reportedly serve
as compensation and go to the Blue Jays...
With the firing of Manny Acta and Scott Radinsky earlier in the season, the Indians are set for a complete overhaul in the coaching staff. With the hiring of Terry Francona the Indians have already started making some changes. Interim manager and bench coach for the last few years, Sandy Alomar has been retained for an undisclosed position while third base coach Steve Smith and...
According to a baseball source close to Gordon Edes of ESPNBoston, the Boston Red Sox are on the verge of inking David Ortiz to a two-year deal. The Red Sox are optimistic they will finalize the deal before the end of the week.
The veteran DH is apparently aiming for a $25 million deal, but Edes' source says that although the Red Sox are in that neighborhood but hope to sign...
The Red Sox have officially buttoned up the deal that brings John Farrell to Boston as the Red Sox' new manager.
Shortstop Mike Aviles will head to Toronto, and the Red Sox will receive right-hander David Carpenter in return, the Red Sox have announced. News of the deal first came out late Saturday night.
"I'm extremely excited to be returning to the...
One of the main reasons the Red Sox pursued John Farrell to be their next manager was because of the connections Farrell had formed as Boston's pitching coach a couple of years ago.
Farrell worked closely with pitchers and other Red Sox players in his first stint in Boston. The team hopes Farrell will build on those relationships as he takes over in Boston this...
With the return of John Farrell officially scheduled for Tuesday at noon, the question can change from who will manager the Red Sox in 2012, to who will get the most out of Farrell's return to Boston?
After a season in which Boston had a team ERA of 4.70 and a team high of 11 wins by Clay Buchholz, the starting rotation and staff as a whole needs needs a lift...
John Farrell will be welcomed back to Boston and the Red Sox family on Tuesday.
The club announced Monday afternoon that Farrell will be introduced at an introductory news conference at Fenway Park on Tuesday at 12 p.m. ET. The news conference will be held at the State Street Pavilion.
The Sox and Farrell came to an agreement over the weekend, which was announced...
Theo Epstein talked Cubs a year after his hiring was official. One year ago, the Cubs had one player who projected as part of the core Epstein and Co. are trying to develop and that was shortstop Starlin Castro. Today, Epstein said there are at least half a dozen in the organization, including pitcher Jeff [...]
Tuesday marks a new day in the history of Boston Red Sox baseball. The team held an official press conference introducing John Farrell as their manager Tuesday afternoon. Farrell -- who was on the Red Sox staff when the team won the World Series in 2007 -- returns to Boston after two years of managing division rival Toronto. It was made obvious that ownership badly wanted Farrell...
The Red Sox received a lot of scrutiny during last season's managerial search. Some of the criticism stemmed from the team's decision to hire Bobby Valentine, but the drawn out process was what had others questioning the team's decision making. This time around, the Sox got their man in John Farrell. And not only did they get who they believe is the right guy for the...
John Farrell is back and ready to take on the challenge that is the Boston Red Sox.
Farrell, who was hired by Boston after managing American League East rival Toronto for two seasons, will have a lot on his plate during his first year running the team. The most important duty, though, will be trying to fix a team that put together one of the worst seasons in franchise...
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9:30 a.m. ET: The Red Sox are set to introduce a new manager for the second time in as many years on Tuesday. And while the 2011 hire of Bobby Valentine came with plenty of uncertainty, the Red Sox certainly think they know what they're getting this time around.
The Sox will (re)introduce John Farrell on Tuesday afternoon, this time as the new manager of the...
The Boston Red Sox have introduced John Farrell as their new