Found January 14, 2012 on
Some tidbits from January 1967. A Clif Keane story: Sox Spurn $500,000 for Conig; Signs for $30,000. Eccentric A's owner Charlie Finley was offering half a million. I wonder how much a 22-year old Tony C would be worth today on the open market?
At the Boston baseball writers dinner, Yankee manager Ralph Houk proclaimed that "the Yankees might be fighting for the pennant with the Red Sox." The Major was about ten years too early-his Yanks would finish ninth in 1967.
At the dinner, General William D Eckert, one of the most undistinguished baseball commissioners, praised big league ballplayers who went overseas to Vietnam (no surprise there) and made a pitch for a new stadium for Boston. GM Dick O'Connell on Fenway: "We've got to think that we won't have many more years in Fenway, where our pitchers will have to throw four strikes," in apparent reference to the field's size. I wonder if in the hereafter O'Connell knows tha...
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New Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine finally spoke with left fielder Carl Crawford, whom Valentine had criticized while at ESPN.
Outfielder Ryan Sweeney has agreed to a $1.75 million, one-year contract with the Boston Red Sox.
Sweeney, who could have filed for arbitration, made $1.4 million last year with the Oakland Athletics. He is expected to compete for playing time in right field, where the Red Sox have a vacancy after deciding not to retain free agent J.D. Drew and trading Josh Reddick to Oakland.
When Theo Epstein was the general manager of the Boston Red Sox, he never had one salary arbitration case goes to the arbitrator. And it appears, at least so far, that new GM Ben Cherington is following in Theo's footsteps.
After avoiding salary arbitration with Matt Albers, Cherington has now avoided it with newcomer Ryan Sweeney who came over in the trade with Andrew Bailey...
The Boston Red Sox and catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia avoided arbitration by reaching agreement on a one-year contract Sunday.
Financial terms were not disclosed for Saltalamacchia, who caught a career-high 103 games in 2011.
Saltalamacchia batted .235 last season while setting career highs with 16 home runs and 56 RBIs.
The 26-year-old Saltalamacchia had spent the previous four...
The Red Sox have signed a number of players over the last week with MLB experience. They signed Aaron Cook from Colorado, who pitched against the Red Sox in the 2007 World Series, pitchers Justin Germano and Carlos Silva, and infielder Brad Emaus, who was in camp with the Mets last spring.They are also bringing in pitchers Jesse Carlson, Brandon Duckworth and Rich Hill, who pitched...
Two nights ago I was reading about the Titanic. I was looking at newspapers from when the tragedy happened. I noticed that some initial reports had the boat sinking, but all the passengers safe, rescued or on lifeboats waiting to be picked up. The following day's papers show that those reports were far from correct.Then the next day, yesterday, I had lunch with a friend I hadn...
For the first time in years, the players were virtually afterthoughts during the longest, busiest day of the annual Cubs Convention. Not even a relatively anonymous group of incoming players representing the Cubs’ least-flashy offseason in at least two front-office regimes could provoke the passions...
Agent Fernando Cuza confirmed that he met with Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington on Friday in Boston to discuss David Ortiz's contract situation.
Bobby Valentine finally had his long-awaited, much-anticipated conversation with Carl Crawford.
BOSTON (AP) -- Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia and the Boston Red Sox have reached agreement on a one-year contract.
Says trade and signing "probably" improved rotation
Outfielder Ryan Sweeney has agreed to a $1.75 million, one-year contract with the Boston Red Sox. Sweeney, who could have filed for arbitration, made $1.4 million last year with the Oakland Athletics. He is expected to compete for playing time in right field, where the Red Sox have a vacancy after deciding not to retain free agent J.D.
Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia and the Red Sox on Sunday agreed on a one-year contract, avoiding salary arbitration.
Jason Varitek's chances of returning to the Red Sox as a backup catcher were downgraded to remote, at best, when...
At least by outward appearances, Boston doesn't appear shaken by the 1-2 punch of Yankees general manager Brian Cashman. New York is nearing completion on transactions that will bring talented righty starters Michael Pineda and Hiroki Kuroda on board.