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The Red Sox have found their starting shortstop, and to the disdain of many it's not Jose Iglesias. Iglesias was optioned back to AAA-Pawtucket on Tuesday, leaving the starting role to Mike Aviles come Opening Day. The decision has been heavily scrutinized by many and some are not pleased by the answer. Red Sox beat writer Didier Morais and Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe discussed Iglesias demotion, Clay Buchholz development on the mound and what Magic Johnson can bring to baseball. Check out the video above to see all this and more info about this year's Red Sox.

Iglesias Sent Down

Jose Iglesias has been optioned to Pawtucket.  The Red Sox wanted to give Iglesias more time in the minors to improve his offense.  The move means Mike Aviles will be the opening day shortstop.

Mike Aviles Honored To Be Starting Shortstop, But Believes Red Sox 'Will Need' Jose Iglesias

FORT MYERS, Fla. –– Mike Aviles isn't planning to revel in winning the shortstop battle. Sure, the 31-year-old is excited to man the position full-time for the first time since 2008. In fact, he’s eager about it. But Aviles also understands that Jose Iglesias is knocking on the door of a major-league promotion. Before the Red Sox routed the Rays 8-0 on Tuesday, Aviles pulled...

Daniel Bard Remains Strong Candidate for Rotation as Jose Iglesias Assignment Settles Red Sox Lineup (Podcast)

Red Sox season is certainly never lacking in excitement. With the team deciding to send shortstop Jose Iglesias to Triple-A and install Mike Aviles as the likely starter, one question mark for the team cleared up. But with Daniel Bard's status as either starter or reliever still undetermined, drama remains on and off the field. There's plenty going on as Red Sox spring training...

Magic Johnson Can Afford To Purcahse The Dodgers for $2 billion

Former NBA superstar Magic Johnson beat Wall Street billionaire Steve Cohen to purchase the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to the Wall Street Journal. Others in contention for the MLB team were Stan Kroenke and Tony La Russa. The reports revealed on Tuesday night that Johnson’s consortium bought the LA side from previous owner McCourt (who bought the franchise for 430 million dollars...

Magic Johnson group purchases LA Dodgers for $2 Billion

Magic Johnson and his ownership group have purchased the Los Angeles Dodgers for $2 billion. The largest price paid for a professional sports franchise in history. Also apart of the ownership group,  Peter Guber-who is also one of the owners of the Golden State Warriors, Stan Kasten (former President of the Washington Nationals), Bobby Patton and [...]

Magic Johnson's Ownership Group Wins Auction for Dodgers, Jose Canseco Already Looking for Job

Magic Johnson spent much of his NBA career making others around him better. Los Angeles Dodgers fans are hoping that the Hall of Famer can do the same thing for their baseball team as part of the franchise's new ownership group. Johnson and the rest of his ownership group won an auction to purchase the Dodgers on Tuesday night for a little more than $2 billion. The historic deal...

From Debt to Parking Lots: How the Magic Johnson Group Impacts the Dodgers

Unless there is a major snafu, Frank McCourt will pass the ownership of the Los Angeles Dodgers to a group led by Magic Johnson on April 30. While many now know that the deal (actually two. One side deal is for the land and parking lots around Dodger Stadium) totals $2.15 billion, the details around the sale are just now coming to light. Here’s the latest: How Much Debt is in...

Economists think Magic Johnson’s group overpaid for the Dodgers, but should fans care?

As the excitement from getting out from under Frank McCourt‘s reign dies down a bit, we’ll have to start analyzing exactly what the hell just happened, both good and bad. Well, in an effort to do exactly that, Arash Markazi of ESPN Los Angeles talked to economists about the sale of the Los Angeles Dodgers

Magic Johnson’s group wins Dodgers bidding for $2 billion, Frank McCourt profits

Dodgers fans rejoiced Tuesday night when it was revealed the ownership group fronted by Magic Johnson won the bidding to purchase the team. Their $2 billion winning bid blew away any previous amount paid for a North American sports franchise. Dolphins owner Stephen Ross paid $1.1 billion for his franchise in 2009 while the next highest amount for an MLB team was $845 million for...

Jose Canseco offers to play for Los Angeles Dodgers for free

    Yesterday we found out a group of investors that includes NBA legend Magic Johnson won the bid to purchase Major League Baseball’s Los Angeles Dodgers. With the news came expected congratulatory remarks directed towards Johnson, many to his Twitter account. Former major league player Jose Canseco was among those who reached out to [...]

Dodgers To Be Sold To Magic Johnson's Group

Today, the Dodgers have announced that the group led by Magic Johnson, Stan Kasten and Mark Walter have won the bidding for the Dodgers franchise and will be purchased for $2.15 billion.

The Los Angeles Dodgers are sold to Magic Johnson, Stan Kasten & Friends for a Ton of ...

I’ll comment on the Orioles later in a few posts, however, I did want to mention what happened on the left coast night with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Well, it looks like a consortium of a bunch of well-do-people led by Magic Johnson – who we all know played for the Los Angeles Lakers back in the day - and longtime baseball executive Stan Kasten came to an agreement to purchase...

Are The Dodgers Worth $2 Billion Dollars?

This isn’t one of those articles where the headline is written as a question and then I attempt to answer the question in the post. This time, I really am asking a question that I don’t think I know the answer to, and I’d love to see a good discussion in the comments about the $2.15 billion price that Magic Johnson’s group just paid for the Dodgers. Here’s what we know...
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