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John McNamara came oh so close to being a hero in Boston. Had it not been for that fateful night in New York, he would have been the manager that helped the Red Sox erase what would have been a 68-year World Series drought. Of course, that didn't happen. Instead, Game 6 and all of its misery for Red Sox fans happened, and two nights later, the Mets finished the series with a come-from-behind-win. So if anyone could relate to what happened to the Texas Rangers in this year's World Series, it would have to be McNamara. He recently spoke...
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Sandy Alomar Jr. is the latest candidate to interview for the Red Sox managerial position, and though he has no prior managerial experience, Alomar made it clear that each person has a different path. Alomar spent 20 seasons in the majors as a catcher. He also served as the Mets catching instructor in 2008 and 2009 and as the Indians first base coach before becoming Cleveland'...
Former Red Sox shortstop Alex Gonzalez is a free agent and can still field the position well, but fans should be wary if their team pursues him as an everyday shortstop, according to ESPN. Gonzalez, whom Boston fans remember as the clean-fielding infielder who preceded Julio Lugo, is an even worse offensive player now than he was in 2006, if Keith Law's analysis is any indication...
The Boston Red Sox are keeping ticket prices the same for 2012 after their September collapse.
The club announced on Tuesday that the cost of all tickets available to the public will be unchanged, while prices for premium seats bought through multiyear contracts will vary.
It is the second time in four years the team has kept prices for all publicly available tickets the same....
Sources close to ESPNBoston's Gordon Edes say that free agent outfielder Carlos Beltran has been discussed by members of the Boston Red Sox organization. However, the team may go with a cheaper platoon option of Josh Reddick or Ryan Kalish.
The 34-year-old Beltran hit .300 with 22 home runs and 84 RBIs in 142 games last season with the New York Mets and San Francisco Giants...
A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that former Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona has interviewed with the St. Louis Cardinals for their manager opening.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because no announcement was made.
Francona managed the Red Sox for eight seasons and left after they wasted a nine-game September lead in the...
Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington told reporters Wednesday there has been no progress in negotiations with the Cubs over compensation for Theo Epstein.
Texas Rangers pitching coach Mike Maddux has withdrawn from consideration for the manager's job with the Boston Red Sox. He had been scheduled for an interview Tuesday, but Boston general manager Ben Cherington announced Monday that Maddux had withdrawn. The job opened when Terry Francona left following the team's epic collapse in September, when it went 7-20 and missed the playoffs.
Sources told ESPNChicago.com's Bruce Levine Tuesday that Cleveland Indians bench coach Sandy Alomar Jr. will interview with the Cubs later this week. He is scheduled to be interviewed by the Red Sox on Wednesday.
A baseball source told ESPNBoston.com's Gordon Edes that Carlos Beltran's name has been discussed by members of the Red Sox front office.
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One day before he was scheduled to interview at Fenway Park, Rangers pitching coach Mike Maddux withdrew his name from consideration for the managerial position of the Boston Red Sox.
Those of you (us) who thought Mike Maddux could emerge as a darkhorse for the Red Sox managerial job should look...