Found January 06, 2012 on
The Outside Corner:
Boston Red Sox
San Diego Padres
Tampa Bay Rays
The Boston Red Sox splurged in the 2010-2011 off-season in hopes of dominating the AL East and winning a World Series. They sent top prospects Casey Kelly, Anthony Rizzo, and Reymond Fuentes to San Diego for Adrian Gonzalez, gave Gonzalez an extension, and then signed Carl Crawford to a big contract. That didn’t work out, however, as they collapsed down the stretch allowing the Tampa Bay Rays to take the Wild Card. Josh Reddick, now traded to the Oakland A’s, had the most impact from the system in the majors, but as I said, he’s gone now in exchange for Andrew Bailey.
The most impressive part about the Boston farm system remains their ability to restock through the draft. Getting Matt Barnes, Blake Swihart, Henry Owens, Jackie Bradley, Jr., and a ton of other above-slot picks added more depth to a system that has seen a downturn in recent seasons. Barnes, Swihart, and Bradley will all be on the list, but while Owens isn’t on the list, that doesn’t mean he’s a bad prospect.
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Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Bobby Jenks underwent a second spinal decompression procedure on Thursday.
Jenks will likely miss the opening of spring training because of the procedure, which typically requires up to eight weeks of recovery.
The 30-year-old was limited to just 19 games last season because of ongoing back pain.
Pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report to spring...
Bobby Jenks has suffered another setback. Back in December, the Red Sox reliever underwent a procedure at Massachusetts General Hospital to remove bone fragment from his lower back. But Jenks, 30, continued to feel discomfort and recently had a second spinal decompression surgery to address the issue, The Boston Globe reported. WEEI also reported the news. A former closer for the...
For what it's worth (probably not much) SI.com's Cliff Corcoran isnt a big fan of the Reddick for Baily swap.
Here's what he has to say:
The Red Sox are serious about Daniel Bard starting, aren't they? I still think that's a mistake on its own merits, and now they've downgraded rightfield to support the experiment, swapping out Reddick for Sweeney. ...
BOSTON (AP) -- Boston Red Sox reliever Bobby Jenks has undergone a second spinal decompression procedure that could delay the start of his spring training
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The Red Sox are looking for low cost options for the back-end of their rotation.
The Nationals are considering bringing back OF Rick Ankiel, but not Ivan Rodriguez or Livan Hernandez.
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BOSTON — Boston Red Sox reliever and former Chicago White Sox closer Bobby Jenks has undergone a second spinal decompression procedure that could delay the start of his spring training
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