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Yeah, it was a nightmare in Boston for the 2012 season, and after dumping Carl Crawford, Adrian Gonzalez, and Josh Beckett onto the Dodgers, the Red Sox certainly have some holes on their team for 2013. Spending recklessly is what got them into their mess last season, and I don't think they're going to go *as* crazy this offseason....but they certainly have the ability to.
The team is nearing a two-year extension with DH David Ortiz, which will take care of that impending vacancy. But Boston still has plenty of holes elsewhere. A new vacancy is available at shortstop after Mike Aviles was sent to the Blue Jays as compensation for new manager John Farrell, but Boston will likely go with the slick-gloved Jose Iglesias as a replacement. The team needs a first baseman with James Loney headed for free agency, and Boston only has one of three outfield starters set in Jacoby Ellsbury. The starting rotation also has a couple of holes past Jon Lester, Clay Buchholz, and F...
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Former Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine has not been shy about criticizing his former players and coaches in the aftermath of his firing. On Wednesday, one of his targets fired back.
Red Sox bench coach Tim Bogar spoke to ESPN.com about Valentine's insinuation that his coaches were not loyal to him, and he also placed the blame on the manager's shoulders for the perceived...
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...
Editor's note: Didier Morais will review each position for the Red Sox for the 2013 season.
Before the Red Sox hired manager John Farrell, the team's shortstop situation was already an uncertainty.
Mike Aviles, Jose Iglesias and possibly Pedro Ciriaco were considered the candidates for the Opening Day gig. But as soon as the Red Sox traded Aviles to the Blue Jays as compensation...
Terminated Boston manager Bobby Valentine claimed on Tuesday that juicehead designated hitter David Ortiz quit on the Red Sox after the team made a blockbuster trade that essentially sealed its playoff fate. The 36-year-old Ortiz, who made his Major League … Continue reading →
Former Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine says David Ortiz spent more time than expected on the disabled list then returned to it after playing one game when the team made a major trade that signaled it would not compete for a postseason berth.
Valentine made his remarks in an interview with NBC's Bob Costas airing several hours after John Farrell was introduced as Boston's...
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 [...]
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...
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...
Former Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine appeared on “Costas Tonight” with Bob Costas on Monday night in his first interview since the team fired him following the season. Since Boston parted ways with Valentine, we have been waiting see who he will blame for the abysmal season Red Sox fans just endured.
To his credit, Bobby V. blamed himself above all others and told Costas...
Despite being fired by the Red Sox a few weeks ago, Bobby Valentine can't let go. Hey Bobby, it's over. You got fired. It's time to move on. In another sly move to guarantee he never manages again, Valentine spoke to Bob Costas of NBC Sports about the Red Sox effort after the big trade in August.Specifically, he called out David Ortiz. (You can view the full interview...
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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
The Red Sox were busy introducing the new man in charge on Tuesday. Meanwhile, John Farrell's predecessor was making headlines of his own.
Shortly after the Sox introduced Farrell as the team's new manager, former Boston skipper Bobby Valentine sat down with NBC Sports Network's Bob Costas for his first sit-down interview since leaving the club earlier...
Crawford too is now ready to officially start over in California as it is confirmed he has listed his Wellesley, Massachusetts mansion for an asking price of $2.99 million.
This 7,426 square-foot estate has New England-style charm on the exterior and a contemporary, luxury design on the interior. Custom built just a year ago in 2011, the home sits on a privately gated...