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Newly hired Red Sox manager John Farrell is already receiving accolades in Boston, without even managing a game. Farrell will be honored on Thursday night by The American Ireland Fund at their Boston Gala Dinner at the Westin Waterfront Hotel. With Farrell’s hiring, he became the 20th manager of Irish descent with the organization in the 112 year history of Boston baseball. The American Ireland Fund is a philanthropic organization that raises money for worthy causes in Ireland and around the world. In correlation with other Ireland funds across the globe, the organization has raised over $430 million in charitable donations. At Thursday’s dinner, another $2.5 million is expected to be raised for the organization’s Promising Ireland campaign, which supports nonprofits in the Emerald Isle. This will be Farrell’s first public appearance since his introductory press conference for the Red Sox.

Red Sox's Cherington expects large payroll

The Boston Red Sox expects to have one of baseball's highest payrolls in 2013, general manager Ben Cherington told Boston radio station WEEI on Thursday. The team has just $45 million in guaranteed salary committed to next season, but, and would plan to invest in their arbitration-eligible players such as Jacoby Ellsbury and Andrew Bailey, spend on free agents or take on salary...

Toronto Blue Jays Top 15 Prospects (Updated)

I published the Jays Top 15 prospect list just over a week ago but it already undergoes a transformation thanks to the (still unconfirmed) blockbuster trade between Toronto and the Miami Marlins. Justin Nicolino (5th), Jake Marisnick (6th), and Adeiny Hechavarria (10th) slide off the list and head to Florida while Anthony DeSclafani, another member of the trade, was in the 16-22...

Phillies, Red Sox and Mariners Targeting Cody Ross

Free agent outfielder Cody Ross has received “most of his serious interest” from the Boston Red Sox, Philadelphia Phillies, Detroit Tigers and Seattle Mariners, reports Jim Bowden of ESPN. Cody Ross getting most of his serious interest from Phillies, Red Sox, Tigers and Mariners — JIM BOWDEN (@JimBowdenESPNxm) November 14, 2012 Now that the Tigers have signed...

Tom Werner to Be Honored With Dave Winfield Humanitarian Award

Tom Werner‘s accomplishments in the game of baseball have not gone unnoticed. The Boston Red Sox Chairman will be honored with the Dave Winfield Humanitarian award at the In the Spirit of the Game Sports and Entertainment Spectacular on Jan. 12, 2013. Werner is being recognized for his leadership, dedication and contributions to the sport, including the creation of The Red Sox...

2013 Blue Jays Projections: Melky Cabrera

In somewhat of a surprise move, the Toronto Blue Jays have reportedly inked outfielder Melky Cabrera to a two-year, $16M deal. Now finished with his 50-game suspension for PED use, questions remain about his performance going forward, but it's skill related stats -- not questions about strenght/endurance -- that keep me optimistic. Melky Cabrera - OF - TOR 2013 Age: 28...

Fenway Park to Host Fourth Annual Run-Walk to Home Base to Benefit Veterans of Iraq, Afghanistan

The home plate at Fenway Park got plenty of use this season as the Red Sox had one of Major League Baseball’s most productive offenses. Another productive unit will be crossing home plate again this spring when the Fourth Annual Run-Walk to Home Base Presented by New Balance finishes at the most historic of historic end points. The fundraiser supports the Red Sox Foundation and...

11-16 Jose Bautista

Jose Bautista on Fox Sports Tonight talking with Rob and Amy about his wrist and the possible trade of Melky Cabrera.

Blue Jays Sign Melky Cabrera

As part of their move to suddenly be a competitor, the Toronto Blue Jays have signed the maligned Melky Cabrera.  Cabrera was busted for steroid use during the 2012 season and was suspended for 50 games.  He was eligible for return during the NLCS, but the San Francisco Giants did not want him back.  He did not play again after the suspension, but that's not stopping the...

Blue Jays sign Melky Cabrera

The Toronto Blue Jays continue to revamp their roster as they have now signed slugger Melky Cabrera to a two-year, $16mm deal, Enrique Rojas of reports. The deal is pending a physical. Earlier in the week, we heard at least 5 teams were interested troubled outfielder. Cabrera hit .346/.390/.516 with 11 HR's, 60 RBI's and a 158 OPS+ in 501 plate appearances...

Blue Jays Rumors: Toronto Targeting One More Starting Pitcher

The Toronto Blue Jays added a pair of frontline starting pitchers, Josh Johnson and Mark Buehrle, in their blockbuster trade with the Miami Marlins this week, but the team still want one more starter, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. On #BlueJays: Anything is possible, but team did not get J. Johnson to flip him. Reality is, Jays still need - and want - one more starter...

Full Catching update

Photo by Michael BaronWe heard speculation from both NY and Boston beat writers that with the signing of David Ross the Red Sox maybe looking to move Salty.  From what I've read Ross looks like the perfect caddy to groom the younger Ryan Lavarnway, instead of keeping Salty and moving Lavarnway.  Not only did the Mets seem like a a fit but there was also talk of a possible Texas...

Blue Jays Poised to Re-Join Baseball Elite With Proposed Haul From Marlins

Back the early 1990s, the Toronto Blue Jays were the preeminent franchise in Major League Baseball. The Jays were playing in the glistening, new, state-of-the-art SkyDome which was the envy of nearly every other team. In 1990, the Jays set a then-MLB record by drawing more than 3.8 million fans to SkyDome while selling out 58 games. It helped that the team was good on the field....

Tonight: Jose Bautista

Jose Bautista on Fox Sports Tonight talking with Rob and Amy about his wrist and the possible trade of Melky Cabrera.
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