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It’s never too early to attempt to project the Red Sox’ Opening Day lineup.
Now, there’s plenty of time for these projections to change given how early it is in the offseason. Last year, the Red Sox didn’t sign outfielder Cody Ross until three weeks before the beginning of spring training.
The winter meetings are also scheduled for next week, meaning Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington will have the opportunity to pull off some trades and add a few more pieces to the roster, and there’s always the possibility that injuries could complicate the Opening Day lineup.
But if all goes according to plan for Boston’s masthead, the 2013 Opening Day lineup could look a little something like this.
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Anyone who thought that the Boston Red Sox would sit back and relax this offseason without making a splash following their blockbuster salary dump last season clearly has not been paying attention to how this team operates. Yes, the Red Sox dealt away Kevin Youkilis, Carl Crawford, Adrian Gonzalez and Josh Beckett last season to the Los Angeles Dodgers to clear payroll. But they...
Jacoby Ellsbury holds significant trade value.
With Ellsbury just a year away from free agency and center field prospect Jackie Bradley Jr. on the rise, there has been speculation that the Red Sox would shop Ellsbury –– the 2011 American League MVP runner up –– this offseason in exchange for a premier pitcher.
Speaking on WEEI radio on Thursday, Red Sox president Larry Lucchino...
Mass Pike commuters will be treated to a couple of early holiday gifts on Thursday afternoon in Boston. Not only will they avoid a toll, they may get a chance to get some season’s greetings from members of the Red Sox.
Ryan Lavarnway, Mark Melancon, Ryan Kalish and Chris Carpenter will all be at the Allston-Brighton tolls on Thursday afternoon where the Red Sox will pick up the...
The Boston Red Sox had until midnight on Friday to decide who tender contracts to that were under the team's control. As you might have expected, the Red Sox had some tough decisions to make.
GM Ben Cherington decided to not tender contracts to three players. Those three players are Scott Atchison, Rich Hill and Ryan Sweeney.
To me, Hill is the most surprising.
Ten days after learning that the Boston Red Sox had agreed to a two-year deal with Jonny Gomes, the team has finally made it official. The holdup was clearing up space on the 40-man roster which happened on Friday night.
Here's the full release from the Red Sox:
The Boston Red Sox today signed veteran outfielder Jonny Gomes to a two-year contract through the 2014 season...
The Boston Red Sox have a lot of money to spend at this year's winter meetings.
General manager Ben Cherington isn't sure that's the way to go.
Cherington said on Saturday that there is more than one way to rebuild after last year's 93-loss season. The Red Sox have a lot of money to spend after shipping Carl Crawford, Adrian Gonzalez and Josh Beckett and more than...
Even after a disappointing, 90-loss season, the Red Sox’ front office is optimistic heading into the 2013 season that they’ll be able to rebuild their squad around a solid core of veterans.
As tickets for games on the Red Sox’ 2013 schedule have been released, Larry Lucchino feels the club’s winning history and talented core of veterans and future stars will keep fans happy...
The Red Sox have been doing plenty of good this week, and they wrapped up that tour of goodwill in a big way on Friday paying a visit to some very special people.
Manager John Farrell as well as some players and Wally the Green Monster dropped by the Jimmy Fund and Children’s Hospital in Boston on Friday, as the final leg of the Red Sox Holiday Road Trip.
Pedro Ciriaco, Ryan Kalish...
Christmas time comes but once a year and the only thing hotter than the chestnuts roasting or hot chocolate is the MLB’s hot stove.
The Red Sox are coming off a tough season in 2012 with a last-place finish in the American League East and 93 losses making it a rather forgettable summer. But with the offseason comes new life and a few big-name free agents could change the tune of...
The Red Sox have a history of being big players in free agency. That trend could continue this offseason, as the Sox have plenty of money to spend after their midseason megadeal with the Dodgers.
Red Sox president and CEO Larry Lucchino dropped by WEEI’s Dennis and Callahan on Thursday to discuss the interesting offseason. While the Sox have yet to make a big splash, they’ve...
After a disastrous 2012, the Red Sox and new manager John Farrell are looking to improve the team’s roster vastly before the start of 2013. With the re-signing of veteran David Ortiz and the acquisition of several new players, the Sox are off to a good start this offseason but still have a long way to go before Opening Day.
With holes to fill in the starting rotation, as well...
The Red Sox had a lot of issues during their 2012 campaign, but pitching was definitely one of the most significant. The team has since made several moves to turn its starting pitching woes into success, the biggest being the hire of former pitching coach John Farrell as manager.
Farrell, who has a history of working with members of the current staff, presents an opportunity to...
For those of you in the Boston area (or with access to NESN), today is Christmas at Fenway Park, featuring lights, snow, Wally, Ryan Lavarnway, Ben Cherington, raffles, the Enchanted Village Where Everyone is Named “Jimy Williams,” The Nutmeg Gingersnap Singers and possibly a racy version of the nativity performed entirely by Paxton Crawford. Apparently [...]
NESN is getting into the holiday spirit.
On Saturday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET, , NESN will air “Christmas at Fenway” with Tom Caron, Don Orsillo, Jerry Remy and Jamie Erdahl. The special show will air in conjunction with the Red Sox’ Christmas at Fenway event, which will feature all sorts of goodies for fans in attendance.
Current and former Red Sox players will sign...
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By agreeing yesterday with B.J. Upton on a five-year, $75.25 million
contract, the Atlanta Braves won the battle for one of the big names in a
market flush with center fielders. Michael Bourn, Angel Pagan...