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BOSTON (AP) -- The turmoil surrounding the Red Sox is fading. The focus on the future is sharpening.

Raise Your Hand If You’ll Miss John Lackey

John Lackey has decided to follow up divorcing his wife for having a double mastectomy with an unexpected act of chairty; he’ll be improving Boston Red Sox rotation by having Tommy John surgery and sitting at home for the entirety of 2012. From Joe McDonald at ESPN Boston: Lackey recently received an MRI and was examined by Dr. Lewis Yocum in Los Angeles, and it was decided...

Red Sox Mailbag: Daniel Bard Should Stay in Bullpen, While Roy Oswalt Could Be Option for Rotation

Finally, we can look forward. With a new general manager in place, the Red Sox can get down to the business of turning the 2012 roster into a contender. Ben Cherington sounds an awful lot like Theo Epstein, but he will have his own voice. He spent years and logged hundreds of thousands of miles beating the bush as an amateur and international scout. He will certainly use modern analytical...

Open market for Red Sox closer

Let the offseason begin. The celebratory bubbly barely had time to dry last night in St. Louis when the free...

Red Sox start managerial interviews next week

Larry Lucchino said Friday the Red Sox will begin interviewing managerial candidates next week.

After missing playoffs, Red Sox focus on needs

Expect Boston to be involved players both in trade and free agency this winter, as new general manager Ben Cherington works to improve the club after missing the postseason. One of Cherington's big decisions will be whether to bring back David Ortiz.

ZiPS Projections

Ready for 2012 everyone? On Tuesday Dan Szymborski released his “ZiPS” projections for the Boston Red Sox.The best note I read in the comments at the Baseball Think Factory discussion is that these are “projections” not “predictions.” The latter purport to tell you what will happen, the former include the unspoken caveat “based on the information known today.” I...

Selig may decide compensation for prez Epstein

Baseball commissioner Bud Selig expects he will have to decide what compensation the Boston Red Sox should receive for allowing general manager Theo Epstein to leave and join the Chicago Cubs.

Job's more than handful

Ben Cherington has been general manager of the Red Sox for three days, hardly enough time to order new business...
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