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When Rangers GM Jon Daniels was trying to break into baseball, he applied for an internship with the Red Sox, according to Alex Speier of WEEI.com. Ben Cherington, now Boston's GM-in-waiting, was in charge of hiring a new intern for the Red Sox and he chose Jed Hoyer, now the Padres' GM, over Daniels. “I remember [Daniels'] quick mind and intelligence and I thought he had a resilience about him,” Cherington told Speier.
The Blue Jays scouted at least eight of C.J. Wilson's starts this season, according to Bob Elliott of the Toronto Sun (on Twitter). The Jays could use starting pitching, as I explained earlier in the week, but their scouting trips may simply have been due diligence.
Kelly Johnson of the Blue Jays chatted with FanGraphs' David Laurila about the challenge of changing leagues and the way he uses stats and video to improve his game.
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Former Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona backed out of a Massachusetts-based golf tournament in his honor "due to the current hostile media environment."
Francona, who helped end the team's 86-year World Series drought in 2004, elected to bow out of "Thank You Terry Francona Day" at the International in Bolton, Mass.
The former skipper has been blistered...
It has been more than a week since word leaked that Theo Epstein was headed to Chicago to join the Cubs after nine years with the Boston Red Sox.
It may take even longer for an official announcement.
Major League Baseball prohibits major news announcements during the World Series, which kicks off Wednesday in St. Louis as the Cardinals host the Texas Rangers in Game 1.
We are continuing our team fielding series with the fourth team on our list: the Boston Red Sox. If you have just stumbled onto our little project, I invite you to read the original piece “Team Fielding Series” to catch up on the terms we are using and what we are trying to do. If you are familiar with all of that information we’ll go ahead and get started.
The Boston Red Sox released a statement Tuesday night that strongly denied a report that players were drinking beer in the dugout during games.
The statement was in response to a report from WHDH TV in Boston that said pitchers Jon Lester, Josh Beckett and John Lackey would retreat to the clubhouse in the late innings, fill cups with beer and come to the dugout.
Via BBC: “The BBC’s Gabriel Gatehouse has spoken with the man who says he captured Col Muammar Gaddafi. The man was brandishing a pistol he took off the former Libyan leader. The fighter claimed that Gaddafi was hiding in a hole in the centre of the city and said “don’t shoot”. Meanwhile, Red Sox fan promises to bring the head of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad before Christmas....
Theo Epstein is joining the Chicago Cubs as president of baseball operations.
The 37-year-old Epstein resigned from the Boston Red Sox on Friday night with a year remaining on his contract as general manager to run a team that has gone 103 years without a World Series championship.
With Epstein at the helm, the Red Sox ended an 86-year World Series championship drought in 2004...
Clay Buchholz shed some more light on the collapse of the Red Sox yesterday, agreeing with the notion that the pitchers did not work as hard for Curt Young as they did for former pitching coach John Farrell.
The Red Sox and Cubs remained stalemated Tuesday on compensation negotiations for general manager Theo Epstein.
Embattled Red Sox pitchers Jon Lester, Josh Beckett and John Lackey denied a TV report Tuesday that said they drank beer in the dugout during games.
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CHRIS DE LUCA: Despite a rash of reports hinting that talks between the Cubs and Boston Red Sox for general manager Theo Epstein were stalling or even crumbling, top-level Cubs sources stressed Wednesday a deal will be completed, possibly as early as Friday, but the saga might stretch into next week.
The waiting is the hardest part.
A rumored deal between the Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox for wunderkind GM Theo Epstein has been hanging in limbo for more than a week.
But it appears that both sides are ready to announce a deal.
Both the Cubs and Red Sox expect to make a deal that will allow general manager Theo Epstein to move to Chicago to become president of baseball operations...
ST. LOUIS - Texas General Manager Jon Daniels has been lauded for a series of late-season trades that brought...