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Matt Garza wasn't surprised to read this offseason that Boston had originally asked for him as compensation for president Theo Epstein when the former Red Sox general manager was allowed to leave his contract early.
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FORT MYERS, Fla. –– Shortly after 8 a.m. on Monday, Carl Crawford surprised many by strolling into JetBlue Park. The Red Sox outfielder wasted no time joining the action. After a brief conversation with manager Bobby Valentine, Crawford took left field and started shagging fly balls alongside teammates. For now, that'll be the extent of his training. Although Crawford reported...
Clay Buchholz picked up his game before going on the disabled list last season. However, the righty wasn't pleased with the way he started off. Buchholz posted a 1-3 record and a 5.33 ERA last April, something he's working hard to make sure doesn't happen again. He's already thrown a number of bullpen sessions early on in spring, and he's excited to work with...
One of the most difficult areas to predict when it comes to this season's Red Sox is the starting rotation. When each starter is performing up to par, the Sox have a dynamic staff. However, it'll all come down to consistency and durability, both of which plagued Boston down the stretch last season. Add in the question marks at the back end of the rotation, and it's easy...
Carlos Zambrano has always had the stuff needed to make him one of the best pitchers in the National League. The problem lies between Big Z’s ears. He has won 18 games once and 16 twice in his career. In 2004, Zambrano started 31 games and finished the season with a 2.75 ERA. He started at least 30 games each season from 2003-2008. You get the point. Big Z has been an effective...
A few days ago, longtime Red Sox knuckleball pitcher Tim Wakefield announced his retirement after a lengthy big-league career that stretches back to the George H. W. Bush presidency.
When a player retires, it’s time to look back on his career, and that’s exactly what I’d like to do here. Below is a list of Tim Wakefield’s career highlights. Included are some of the greatest...
Shortstop Jose Iglesias is such a magician with the glove that if he could ever show hitting prowess or even consistency, he could add an instant spark.
MESA, Ariz. -- Playing in the Venezuelan Winter League this offseason, Chicago Cubs first baseman Bryan LaHair was busy keeping tabs of the Prince Fielder rumors that had been circulating on the Internet.
Theo Epstein and his supporting cast in Chicago are busy installing the "Cubs Way" with his new team. Don't ask him to explain it in a few words, either. It's not that simple for the former Boston Red Sox executive hired to guide the Cubs out of their role as baseball's loveable losers.
FORT MYERS, Fla. - John Henry probably shouldn’t have said it so openly and honestly because Carl Crawford reacted to the Red Sox owner’s offseason comments that he did not favor signing him with hurt and disappointment yesterday.
Bobby Valentine always expects his players to bust it. The new manager of the Boston Red Sox also wants his team to bus it this spring.