Found February 10, 2012 on RedSoxLife:
Also known as: I got nothin'.Cody Ross looms large, with Ryan Kalish out for now.David Ortiz and the Sox go to arbitration on Monday. I hope Court TV carries it live so we get to hear every heart-stopping moment of suspense.Roy Oswalt is just not that into us. His issue is "geography." It's a strange excuse, to my ears. Half the games are elsewhere, no matter where you play.If I had said to you that the Sox would sign a 17-year-old prospect from Australia, what odds would you have given me?Whaddaya hear? Let us know in the comments.

How Does David Ortiz Stack Up to Other Veterans That Went to Salary Arbitration Hearings?

The waiting game to see whether David Ortiz and the Boston Red Sox will go to arbitration hearing is in its final hours. And while it could be rescheduled, the sides are scheduled to make their cases before a panel of arbitrators on Monday. As detailed on Thursday, the odds of the sides going to hearing are slim based on the amount of money that could be lost: [Ortiz is] seeking...

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...

Red Sox Truck Day Sends Team Equipment from Fenway Park to Lee County (Photos)

A couple of snow flurries have never kept Boston fans from supporting their teams, and it sure didn't keep Red Sox nation away from Fenway on Saturday. The Sox celebrated "Truck Day," the annual send-off as the team's equipment makes the long journey down to Florida to join the team for spring training. All the gear was loaded Saturday into a big rig that read ...

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...

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...

Ex-BoSox pitcher Boyd: I played on coke (AP)

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.

Truck Day

As you've no doubt heard, the truck leaves today.But the Red Sox Life Sports Team will follow in this truck, which happens to be equipped with satellite hookups. Or magic mirrors with broadcast ability. (Warning: there is some colorful language in this clip.)
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