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The Boston Red Sox entered the 2012 campaign with hopes of being a World Series contender. They ended up finishing in last place in the American League East for the first time in 20 years, finishing with more than 90 losses for the first time since 1966. After a tumultuous season, they can now begin the healing and rebuilding this offseason.
The first order of business is to find a new manager after Bobby Valentine, who was canned immediately after the regular season. The main rumor floating around right now is that Toronto Blue Jays manager John Farrell may be the man tabbed for the job. The Red Sox seem to like him and the Jays don’t seem to have a problem with it, so he could turn out to be the next Red Sox manager.
After dumping so much salary during the season, the Red Sox have plenty of money to spend in the offseason. They’ll have to use it as they have plenty of holes to fill.
At the top of the priority list would be a good frontline starter. Jon Lester, Cla...
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The Red Sox have made it known to both David Ortiz and Cody Ross that they would like the hitters back, and will begin negotiations in earnest next week, says Joe McDonald of ESPNBoston (via MLBTradeRumors). Ortiz has never been in a better position to get a two-year deal from Boston, despite being 37 next year (!) and coming off a serious Achilles injury. The bad blood the Red Sox...
Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. "It's not for me right now," Lowell said in a phone interview with CBSSports.com. Lowell, an analyst for MLB Network, said he intends to spend time enjoying his family and working on his broadcasting...
This will be one of the most active and important off-seasons in recent history for the Boston Red Sox. There will be a new manager. Likely, most of the coaching staff will be revamped. The team will try to bring back potential free agents David Ortiz and Cody Ross, and general manager Ben Cherington has included finding a left fielder, a first baseman and a frontline starting pitcher...
Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington might be busy searching for the team's next manager after Bobby Valentine was let go, but it appears that he's also going to be busy talking with David Ortiz. Contract negotations between Big Papi and the Red Sox are set to begin next week, according to a report by ESPN.com's Joe McDonald. The news should come as little surprise...
At the end of the 2011 season, Felix Doubront was reeling
from an injury-plagued campaign.
Groin and hamstring strains, as well as elbow tightness, sidetracked the
pitcher's ascension to the majors. Upon completing that Triple-A season,
Doubront made it a priority to sharpen up his physique in order to enjoy an
injury-free 2012 season.
One year later, Doubront accomplished...
On Wednesday night, the Yankees rudely reinforced what Red Sox fans have known for some time: The collection of players with "Boston" on their chests as the season wound down was barely a major league team. Jacoby Ellsbury, Dustin Pedroia and Cody Ross led a group of reinforcements that was doing the best it could as the Red Sox fought through a short-staffed lineup all...
The Bobby Valentine Era ended in Boston after one glorious dumpster fire of a season, where the Red Sox lost 95 games, their most since 1965. Bobby V was fired by the team after the season faster than you can say Yastrzemski. It's sad to see Bobby V leave the Red Sox after a season that was low on wins, but high on schadenfreude. Valentine went down with the grace and aplomb...
It was a year full of new experiences for Vicente Padilla. After three seasons with the Dodgers, he made his foray back to the American League and signed with Boston. Having been a starting pitcher since 2002, he then adjusted to life as a reliever for the Red Sox for an entire season. In retrospect, the veteran pitcher reflected on the change of scenery with a positive outlook....
In something totally different in Red Sox Nation the Sox will be looking for the 2nd new manager in as many years. After Terry Francona’s 8 successful years at the helm in Boston Bobby Valentine barely made it through the one. So it’s back to the drawing board. While the Red Sox will look to several of the managers that they did the last time around they will be taking...
Baseball America is busy right now putting together its top 20 prospects lists by league now that the minor league baseball season is over.
They got started last week with the Arizona League, the Gulf Coast League, Appalachian League, Pioneer League, NY/Penn League, Northwest League, Midwest League, South Atlantic League, California League, Carolina League and Florida State...
Ben Cherington has a lot to do. We at Ted's Army thought we'd take a shot at giving him some options for a game plan. This week we'll take turns explaining our steps to righting the proverbial ship. First up: Scott Priest.
I think we can all agree that the Red Sox are terrible.
But not long ago, things weren't so bad. I don't necessarily mean last year -- that...
Serious conversations between the Boston Red Sox and free-agent designated hitter David Ortiz will begin "next week," a team source told ESPN.com. Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington told reporters shortly after the season ended that retaining Ortiz was a priority. "David is someone who we feel strongly about bringing back, and we're trying to figure out...
Baseball America is busy right now putting together its top 20 prospects lists by league now that the minor league baseball season is over. They got started last week with the Arizona League, the Gulf Coast League, Appalachian League and Pioneer League.
Now we'll look at the NY/Penn League where the Red Sox minor leaguers play with the Lowell Spinners.
Two Red Sox farmhands...
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“You have to wonder if there really was a decision to be made. Chris Antonetti fired Manny Acta on September 27th, and his first order of business was to call Francona...
The second part of this series will take the focus off the management prospects, and put it on the players needed to revive the Red Sox 2013 hopes.The Sox starting pitching this year was just plain terrible, having a combined 5.24 ERA and a 40 win and 54 loss record. Due to the teams injuries this season, (29 players on the DL), the Sox lineup was inconsistent and unproductive...