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Congratulations to Justin Verlander, the 2011 American League MVP. Here are some links for Monday night, starting with a note on the contract status of one of Verlander’s former teammates...
The value of the Yankees' 2013 option on Curtis Granderson increased from $13MM to $15MM thanks to the center fielder's top-five finish in the MVP voting.
Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com hears Cuban center fielder Yoenis Cespedes could obtain $45MM and suggests the 26-year-old will eventually sign for “quite a bit more” (Twitter link). One evaluator told Bob Elliott of the Toronto Sun that Cespedes will sign for “way over [the] top” money (Twitter link). It appears that he’ll cost $35-50MM, if not more.
Red Sox GM Ben Cherington confirmed Craig Shipley will no longer be the team’s VP of player personnel and international operations, according to Alex Speier of WEEI.com (on Twitter).
Ryne Sandberg will return as the Phillies’ Triple-A manager in 2012, according to MLB.com’s Ca...
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The Red Sox welcomed Bobby Valentine into their managerial mix as the team is still on the hunt for Terry Francona's replacement. Will O'Toole points out that Valentine and Red Sox Nation could fall in love next season, as seen in the cartoon above. Since graduating from Seton Hall University, Will O'Toole has been doing cartoons for over 30 years for a number of papers...
This edition of the pod contains not only an interview with David Laurila — concerning his process, roots as a baseball writer, etc. — but also two interviews by Laurila, first with Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, and then with former outfielder Oscar Gamble.
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Bobby Valentine could be back in a dugout very soon.
Valentine interviewed to become manager of the Red Sox on Monday and word out of Boston is that he is the frontrunner to take over for Terry Francona. It's a bit ironic that a man forced out of Queens because the 2002 Mets quit on him would replace a man forced out of Boston by a collapse, but baseball didn't become our...
The Boston Red Sox said they were looking for a different voice in the clubhouse when they let Terry Francona walk after the worst September collapse in major league history. Enter Bobby Valentine.
So, what have the Red Sox done to improve the team that did not make the playoffs last season? No a whole lot. The team still has no manager while the Cubs and Cardinals have both filled their vacancies. Pap was allowed to walk without being made an offer and now the negotiations with Big Papi which seemed to be coming to a head have gone silent. Not as big of a deal but...
Ben Cherington will talk with Bobby Valentine on Monday after he returns from a scouting trip to the Dominican Republic. With no other interviews scheduled, it looks like it is Bobby V's job to lose. The Red Sox are looking to fill the manager position before the start of the winter meetings on Dec. 5.
So it appears that Bobby Valentine is the front runner for the Boston Red Sox managerial job. Good for him and for them. I wish them all the best. Though I don’t mean the above facetiously (I’ve been known to have a dark sense of humor sometimes but I’m not mean) I’ll be happy to [...]
Jacoby Ellsbury's transformation from table-setter to game-changer was dramatic enough that he finished higher than any other position player in the American League's Most Valuable Player Award voting, which was released Monday.
The Boston Red Sox have appointed Mike Hazen and Brian O'Halloran assistant general managers.
Bill Monboquette tossed a no-hiiter for the Red Sox on August 1, 1962 against the Chicago White Sox. The Red Sox line-up in 1962 included Yaz LF (.291 BA, .844 OPS), Jim Pagliaroni C, (.292, .892), Pete Runnels 1B (.333, .903), and Lou Clinton RF (.295, .928) in the heart of the order. With a line-up like that, you would think that they might have scored more runs than that, but...
Three candidates remain to become the next manager of the Red Sox. My guess is you only have an opinion on one...
The Soxaholix will return after the holiday …
♫ Ovah the rivah, and through the wood,
To Valentine's house we go;
Larry knows the way to run the day-to-day
of this wonderful Red Sox show-oh! ♬
♫ Ovah the rivah, and through the wood,
To Valentine's house away!
We cannot stop, "C'mon Ben...
Phillies fans -- this blogger included -- afraid that the Phightins would for a second time watch Ryne Sandberg leave the organization could breathe a sigh of relief Monday.
The Hall of Famer is remaining with the organization after being rumored to be up for the Cardinals managerial job. Instead of heading to the majors, Ryno will season for at least one more season down on the...
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