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On Friday night the Portland Sea Dogs announced an extension of their affiliation with the Boston Red Sox as the Double A minor league team. The original contract was set to end after the 2014 season but the extension through the 2018 season was announced during the Portland Sea Dogs Hot Stove Banquet.The Sea Dogs are entering their 20th season at Hadlock Field, their 11th as an affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. The Sea Dogs were founded by Dan Burke, who passed away in 2011 and are now Bill Burke, Dan's son. Many current members of the Red Sox roster have gone through the minor leagues in the Red Sox system and this includes stints in Portland by players like everyday starters; Will Middlebrooks, Dustin Pedroia, and Jacoby Ellsbury. Pitchers Jon Lester, Clay Buchholz and Félix Doubront. The players that have come through the development system in Portland have contributed greatly to the Red Sox organization and the continuation of the partnership should help the future of the team.
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Rubby De La Rosa has been in the news lately thanks to the Sox development program, and the "news" that Rubby's grandmother was a nanny for Pedro Martinez when he was a boy. It doesn't take much about Pedro to get Red Sox fans' attention.
Anyway, I dare you to read this piece by Alex Speier and not immediately mark Rubby down for eight Cy Youngs over the next...
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Earlier Friday, MLB Network Radio's Jim Bowden tweeted that the Red Sox
want to reduce the original three-year, $39 million contract agreed upon
on Dec. 3 to only one guaranteed year because of concerns...
The Red Sox have brought a stash of prospects to the Boston area to help the youngsters learn about the organization and the city. But Jackie Bradley Jr. sounds like he’s already so attuned with behaving like a big leaguer that he could teach a seminar or two.
Bradley was diplomatic when asked Friday about where he fits in with the organization, especially with the questions surrounding...
The Boston Red Sox reached a three-year agreement with free
agent slugger Mike Napoli early in December, but the club would like to shorten
the commitment to one-year in order to ensure the first baseman/catcher will be
healthy enough to play for another two or three seasons, according to Jim Bowden
Red Sox would like to shorten their deal with Napoli to one-year...
The Boston Red Sox are in a retooling mode right now. They're trying to make more budget conscious decisions, which is an oxymoron since any signing in baseball is hardly budget conscious. But nonetheless they're not going hog wild like in years past trying keep up with the New York Yankees.
One of the signings the Red Sox made was a three year, $39 million contract to...
The Red Sox still have plenty of time to shore up their agreement with free agent Mike Napoli and get him officially signed to a contract, and it appears that some of the details are finally falling into place.
The team reached an agreement with Napoli to be Boston’s new first baseman in early December, but the deal slowed down after Napoli came in for his physical. Now, with the...
The Boston Red Sox have shown interest in free agent first
basemen Casey Kotchman and Lyle Overbay, but “nothing is active” regarding the
team’s pursuit of either player, according to Rob Bradford of WEEI.com.
According to multiple baseball sources, the Red Sox have
shown interest in free agent first basemen Casey Kotchman and Lyle
Overbay. One source reported...
The Red Sox are apparently kicking a few tires around some of the used car lots as insurance at first base in case the Mike Napoli deal breaks down completely. WEEI has reported they have inquired into Casey Kotchman (pictured) and Lyle Overbay who are both free agents. Kotchman hit .229 with 12 HR and 55 RBI last season with Cleveland, he played 39 games in 2009 with the Sox. Overbay...
Mike Napoli agreed to a three-year, $39 million contract with the Boston Red Sox back on Dec. 3, but Napoli and the team are currently discussing the possibility of shortening the length of the deal to one year because of concerns about Napoli's hip, ESPN.com reported. If the two sides agree to the amended contract, Napoli would get only one guaranteed year, according to...
Remember December 3rd ?, that was the day the Red Sox and Mike Napoli agreed to a 3 year deal for 39 million for him to come in and assume the void at first base. If my math is right that's 40 days and counting and no one has seen neither hide nor hair of him. He's been harder to spot around the baseball world than Waldo is in the classic "Where's Waldo ?" books...
All indications are that the Red Sox are still working toward a deal with Mike Napoli, who would then take over as Boston’s starting first baseman this season. However, nothing has been finalized yet, so it’s likely that the Sox are still doing their homework in order to formulate a contingency plan.
But who exactly is Plan B?
Well, recent reports indicated that the Red Sox contacted...