Found November 25, 2011 on Fenway West:
No wonder the talks with Toronto about bringing John Farrell back to Boston to become the new manager did not go anywhere.  The Jays asking price was Clay Buchholz.  There is no way the Red Sox would be willing to offer anything close to that deal so they were forced to look elsewhere. 

Blue Jays willing to let Farrell talk to Red Sox - for a price

The Toronto Blue Jays were willing to let manager John Farrell talk to the Boston Red Sox about their managerial vacancy - for a hefty price. According to the New York Times, Toronto asked for righthander Clay Buchholz in return if the Red Sox decided to hire Farrell, their former pitching coach. Buchholz was limited to 14 starts last season due to a stress fracture in his back...

Your Morning Dump...Where Ortiz and Wheeler are offered arbitration

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. They also announced they have declined arbitration on Erik Bedard, Trever Miller, Tim Wakefield, J.D. Drew, Conor Jackson and Jason Varitek, so they will receive no compensation if any of those players leaves...

Brandon Morrow Player Projection No. 136

Key Stats: Brandon Morrow was supposed to breakout in 2011. Oops. The FIP was supposed to adjust to the ERA more after he finished last year with a 4.49 ERA, 3.16 FIP, and 3.58 xFIP. This past season though Morrow had a 4.72 ERA, 3.64 FIP, and 3.53 xFIP. Evidently either the Blue Jays defense needs significant improvement or these metrics are not how we should be evaluating Morrow...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Here at BloodySox, we are a very grateful bunch. We are thankful for Dustin Pedroia. We are thankful for Jacoby Ellsbury. We are thankful for Adrian Gonzalez and Kevin Youkilis. We are thankful for Jon Lester, Clay Buccholz, Daniel Bard, Alfredo Aceves and Josh Beckett. We are thankful for Ben Cherington and a promising front office. We are thankful for owners who have been committed...

Red Sox Notes: Ortiz, Valentine, Wilson

Major League Baseball's new collective bargaining agreement will make it harder for teams to spend big on amateur talent, which leaves them looking for new ways to build a competitive advantage. Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports suggests clubs should invest in scouting to ensure that the money they do spend impacts the Major League roster. Here's more from Morosi on the Boston...

Poll: Who Will Be The Next Red Sox Manager?

One wonders if, had the Red Sox offered Dale Sveum a managerial post before the Cubs did, if Sveum would've returned to Fenway Park rather than taking the Chicago job.  Though Boston's list of candidates seems to be gradually decreasing, the recent inclusion of Bobby Valentine into the mix has created questions about if Valentine really is "the sudden favorite"...

Report: Red Sox Have 'Checked in' on Free-Agent Reliever Luis Ayala

Much of the news surrounding the Red Sox involves the club's managerial search, but Ben Cherington and Co. are still busy when it comes to the team's roster. The Red Sox are one of the teams to have checked in on free-agent reliever Luis Ayala, according to Fox Sports' John Paul Morosi. Ayala signed a minor-league contract with the Yankees last season and ended up appearing...
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