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While the Boston Red Sox already have a great deal of catchers at their disposal, they have still continued to come after free agent Mike Napoli. While he is not a needed asset for the team at this moment, the addition of him could help the Red Sox become viable MLB picks going into the 2013 season. Napoli is just too good of a catcher to pass up for a team like the Sox who need to make big moves in the offseason.
Boston already has three catchers on their roster, that being their 2012 starter, Jarrod Saltalamacchi, minor leaguer Ryan Lavarnway and former back up to the Atlanta Braves, David Ross. They certainly do not absolutely need to add Napoli to their group, but it could help them in certain areas that the other players lack. Many believe that adding Napoli to the team could mean he may be used as a first baseman i certain situations and sit in as catcher if need be. This could make him more of an asset to the team that if he were just coming in the catche...
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The Boston Red Sox organization boasts both high-ceiling talent and depth within the system although a number of prospects are coming off of tough seasons. The 2013 season could be a key turning point for the club as those young players look to add a little more shine back to their prospect status.
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The Boston Red Sox expects to have one of baseball's highest payrolls in 2013, general manager Ben Cherington told Boston radio station WEEI on Thursday. The team has just $45 million in guaranteed salary committed to next season, but, and would plan to invest in their arbitration-eligible players such as Jacoby Ellsbury and Andrew Bailey, spend on free agents or take on salary...
Photo Courtesy of the Boston Red Sox. Here is new Red Sox catcher David Ross, who signed with the team last week on a two-year deal worth 6.2 million. Ross is expected to help the Boston pitching staff get back on track as he is known as a good game caller and is well respect [...]
It's not the Ross we are hoping for the Boston Red Sox to sign but there's still plenty of time in free agency. But the Red Sox have made the David Ross signing official.
Here's the release:
BOSTON, MA—The Boston Red Sox today signed catcher David Ross to a two-year contract through the 2014 season. The announcement was made by Executive Vice President/General...
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The Boston Red Sox reportedly are preparing to enter the fray with teams bidding to retain the services of free agent slugger Josh Hamilton.
The Boston Red Sox are widely considered one of the most charitable professional sports organizations in the country, a trend which continued Wednesday with the announcement of the 2013 Run-Walk to Home Base, which will be hosted at Fenway Park.
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It was not long ago that the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox got into feverish bidding wars over the top marquee free agents throughout all of Major League Baseball. It happened almost every offseason. The Yankees and Red Sox would throw more money at free agents than any other teams, and it was simply up to the player which team he would rather join.
It happened with Mark Teixeira...
The Boston Red Sox have signed catcher David Ross to a two-year
deal worth $6.2 million.
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On Thursday, the Sox brought Braves assistant hitting coach Scott Fletcher in for an interview, according to ESPN and confirmed by other outlets.
Fletcher was a member of the Red Sox for two years of his lengthy 15-year career. From 1993-94, he batted .269 in 184 total games for the Sox...
The Boston Red Sox dumped a bevy of payroll ($250 million to be exact) late in the 2012 season as the continued to crumble. Now, the team is poised to climb out of the cellar and into 4th place. There are already rumblings that the team is looking at Josh Hamilton, who is looking for [...]
Red Sox GM Ben Cherington went on WEEI today and had some scary interesting things to say.
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Back in the day, when the Red Sox were interested in trading for some new talent, they followed a simple strategy: they sent the prospective player out to lunch with Teddy Ballgame. If Teddy got good vibes during lunch and came back with a thumbs up, a deal was made. On the other hand, if [...]
Smack Talk Sports Episode 33 is now On Demand right here on CLNS Radio! Chris and Sean discussed the Patriots close win versus the Buffalo Bills, looked ahead to the 6-3 Colts! The STS guys were joined by CLNS Insider and STS contributor Chris Hogan to discuss the Red Sox and the chances of landing Mike Napoli [...]