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Boston Red Sox
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After falling out of first place in the AL East for the second time in the course of a week, the Red Sox do get some schedule relief in the coming days and weeks. Beginning Tuesday, Boston plays 13 of its next 16 games against teams at or below .500.
On Tuesday, the Red Sox begin a three-game home set against the Seattle Mariners, a team whose best hitter in 2013 has been the 41-year-old Raul Ibanez. Boston will have to face Felix Hernandez on Thursday, however.
To begin the series, Jose Iglesias gets another crack at third base for the Red Sox, while Jarrod Saltalamacchia returns behind the dish after sitting Monday night with left-hander David Price on the mound for the Rays. Aside from that, it’s a status quo lineup for the Red Sox, who will put the 24-year-old Brandon Workman on the mound.
The Mariners will counter with veteran southpaw Joe Saunders, who is doing just about the same thing he does every season — put up middling number while eating innings.
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MLive.com’s Chris Iott posted a video highlight package of newly acquired Detroit Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias from the Boston Red Sox.
Even though it is just a short set of clips, it is clear Iglesias is an upgrade from Jhonny Peralta in range, quickness and playmaking ability. Many times throughout the package it looks like Iglesias will have to eat the ball, but is able to...
Louis Rodman Whitaker Jr., a.k.a. Sweet Lou, was a mainstay at second base for the Detroit Tigers for 18-plus seasons.
He and his keystone counterpart, shortstop Alan Trammell, hold the record as the longest running double-play combination in major-league history.
Whitaker won Rookie of the Year in 1978, three Gold Gloves and four Silver Sluggers. He was also a four-time All-Star...
It’s clear that some fans are pretty irked over the departure of Jose Iglesias, boy wonder, for pitcher Jake Peavy. But Zach Stoloff of NESN wrote a piece today that deserves some looking into.
Stoloff and NESN lay it all out right in the headline: “Jose Iglesias was never going to be viable major league hitter despite fluke hot streak this season...
Tuesday night the Tigers–presumably as a pre-emptive solution to an imminent Jhonny Peralta suspension–obtained Red Sox infielder Jose Iglesias as part of a three-team trade that sent Avisail Garcia to the Chicago White Sox and Brayan Villarreal to the Boston Red Sox. Jake Peavy went from Chicago to Boston in the major part of the trade’s third leg.
There was some thought that...
Now that The Nation has had a few hours to sleep on it, we can now begin evaluating the trade pulled off by Red Sox GM Ben Cherington last night. Reportedly, the third team in (Detroit) was a late entry into the process and allowed Boston to take less of hit than they otherwise would have in a straight two-way deal with the White Sox. In any event, the Carmine Hose lost: SS Jose...
While it might be too early to tell where some of this year’s deals rank all-time, some of the transactions that went down over the course of the past week are certainly going to pay dividends, one way or another, over the remainder of the regular season. Here are our winners and losers of the 2013 MLB trade deadline. WINNERS Boston Red Sox The reason the Jake Peavy deal vaults...
The Boston Red Sox have obtained the front-line pitcher it’s been searching for, acquiring Jake Peavy from the Chicago White Sox for a package centered around Jose Iglesias.
The Detroit Tigers appear to be the team physically acquiring Iglesias, with Avisail Garcia rumored to be heading to the White Sox.
Chicago has been an ultimate seller leading up to the July 31st trade deadline...
I’ll admit it: I was one of those people howling in rage and sadness when I heard Jose Iglesias was getting shipped off to the Tigers. I didn’t want Peavy, and I didn’t want to lose Iglesias. Late last night, I didn’t immediately see the wisdom of Ben Cherington’s latest move.
Though I am still somewhat sad to see Iglesias go, I’m on board with the Jake Peavy trade...
The Red Sox have won the Jake Peavy sweepstakes.
The Red Sox have acquired Peavy from the White Sox and right-handed pitcher Brayan Villarreal from the Tigers in a three-team, seven-player deal consummated just hours before the trade deadline. The Red Sox have traded away Jose Iglesias and three minor leaguers.
The Red Sox initially acquired outfielder Avisail Garcia from the Tigers...
BOSTON – The Red Sox face a dilemma, albeit a good one.
Now that infielder Jose Iglesias has been shipped to the Tigers as part of the Jake Peavy deal, the Red Sox must decide who to turn to as their starting third baseman.
Brock Holt was the first infielder called up Wednesday, and he will serve in a platoon alongside Brandon Snyder for the time being. But that situation might...
The Boston Red Sox acquired Jake Peavy from the Chicago White Sox in a three-team deal on Tuesday night that also sent shortstop Jose Iglesias to the Detroit Tigers.
The slick-fielding Iglesias provides a nice insurance policy for AL Central-leading Detroit in case Jhonny Peralta is suspended as part of baseball's Biogenesis drug investigation.
Peavy is 8-4 with a 4.28 ERA...
A busy sports day in Detroit just got a busier as fans learned a valuable lesson of NEVER trusting what a general manager has to say.
Hours after Dave Dombrowski made it look as though Detroit wasn’t on the verge of any blockbuster deals or addressing an impending short stop dilemma, the Tigers did a total 180. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com, the Tigers sent outfielder...
The Detroit Tigers guarded against the expected suspension of their
shortstop, Jhonny Peralta, by adding a gifted young replacement,
Jose Iglesias. Call it the Jake Peavy trade. Or call it Biogenesis
Trade I. Biogenesis Trade II is expected Wednesday.
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Meanwhile, the Red Sox now are considerably better positioned for both this season and next as a result of Peavy's arrival. The 32-year-old represents a solid mid-rotation starter who, in 80 innings this...