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If you’re a Red Sox fan and not already aware of this information, it’s probably going to sting a bit. Boston’s highest paid player in 2013 will be none other than John Lackey, at $15,950,000. David Ortiz is second on the Sox at $14,575,000. Here’s the complete list from ESPN.
I came across this after first looking at the payroll for the Houston Astros. Last summer I wrote a story about the Astros salary dumping, and how pathetic they were. And now this year they are moving from the National League Central to the AL West, a division that had 3 teams win 89 or more games in 2012. Houston might be historically bad this season.
As of right now the combined salaries of every Astro total roughly 14.5 million dollars, slightly less than John Lackey’s. That is just gross. When the season starts Houston’s payroll is actually projected to be in the neighborhood of $25 million, but still below the amount 20 major league players will make on their own, according to this Yahoo article.
BEST OF MAXIM
Former Red Sox manager and incoming Sacred Heart athletic director Bobby Valentine had some final words regarding his former club during a brief interview on Monday.
The list of former Red Sox players joining the current squad at Spring Training just added another fan-favorite; former third baseman and '07 World Series MVP, Mike Lowell. According to Lowell, Pedroia sent him the invitation, to which he delightedly accepted. Pedroia seems to really be accepting his role as the leader of this ballclub, which they seriously need.
From our season preview of the Boston Red Sox earlier today...
Can the Red Sox avoid making headlines for all of the wrong reasons?
In the last two years, the Red Sox have been front page news for all of the following:
-An epic September collapse
-Players drinking beer and eating fried chicken in the clubhouse during games
-A manager once thought to be untouchable...
If there is anybody in camp who does not deserve to be handed his job back it's Felix Doubront. In 2012 Doubront may have met the modest expectations of a number five starter, but he is hardly irreplaceable. For him to then show up to camp out of shape for the second time in three years is inexcusable. If the club wants to make a statement and change the culture Doubront is just...
Steve Buckley a Red Sox columnist for the Boston Herald got a chance to catch up with the former Red Sox manager and now outcast, Bobby Valentine, just before he officially accepted the Athletic Director position at Sacred Heart University. It could have been a cordial conversation regarding Bobby's future, but instead Valentine let his mouth get the best of him yet again as...
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- Brett Wallace would be at the top of the list of players most likely to start the season at first base for the Houston Astros.
Wallace started at third base Tuesday in the Astros' 9-4 exhibition victory over the Detroit Tigers, then moved over to first base for three innings after hitting a home run and a couple of singles.
"I'm really comfortable...
Jackie Bradley Jr. is one of the best prospects in baseball, but by most accounts, he’s not quite ready to hang around in the big leagues. After a quick start to spring training, however, the young outfielder may be making things interesting in Red Sox camp.
Boston manager John Farrell was asked about Bradley Jr.’s chances of making the big league roster for Opening Day, and...
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- Jon Lester is eager to put last season behind him. His first spring training outing was a good start.
Lester pitched two scoreless, leading the Boston Red Sox to a 5-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday.
Lester retired all six batters he faced, striking out one. He needed 24 pitches -- 17 strikes -- to get through the two innings, six in the second...
The Red Sox play two split squad games today, at Toronto and at Tampa Bay. Both games begin at 1:35 but neither will be televised. The lineups are as follows:
Bradley Jr CF
At Tampa Bay
We've now entered week three of our six week preview series, and this week will be focusing on the AL East. Today, we're heading into Red Sox day, chock-full of pieces focusing on the most disappointing team of the 2012 season, a team that has reloaded with veterans for 2013.
On Friday, we concluded our NL East preview week with Nationals day. Here's your recap.
Bobby Valentine has taken a job as the athletic director at Sacred Heart University in Connecticut, and he he is looking forward to turning the page and forgetting about the abysmal season he endured with the Boston Red Sox last year. It’s a strange decision for a strange man, but Valentine apparently wanted to add NCAA athletic director to his resume that already includes managing...
(Video courtesy of SpecBank.com)
This is how you treat people who cheer for another AL East team (other than the Red Sox), and work within your office. It's important to demonstrate strong passive-aggressive skills when deal with these individuals. Enjoy.
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The 2013 Red Sox have many similarities to one memorable team from the past.
In 1966 The Boston Red Sox were a team that collapsed finishing 26 games out of first place. At the end of the year they fired their manager.
The new manager for 1967 was a man that had just finished two years managing in Toronto, (In 1965-1966 the Toronto Maple Leafs were the AAA affiliate of the Red Sox...
9:15 a.m. ET: The Red Sox will be answering to voices from the recent past Monday afternoon when they split the squad for two more spring training games.
The half of the team that heads to Dunedin, Fla., will be facing the Toronto Blue Jays. That’s the former team of new manager John Farrell, of course, meaning the Red Sox skipper will be handling flak from the Toronto media...