Found January 03, 2012 on
Boston Red Sox
The Red Sox are giving 12 free agents a shot to possibly contribute in 2012. The players signed to minor league contracts on Tuesday include Carlos Silva, Tony Pena Jr., Brandon Duckworth, Charlie Haeger, Will Inman, Doug Mathis, Chorye Spoone -- all right-handed pitchers -- and lefty hurlers Jesse Carlson, Rich Hill and Justin Thomas. Boston also inked shortstop Pedro Ciriaco and utilityman Nate Spears. Hill, 31, bolstered Boston's bullpen last season, tossing eight scoreless innings before suffering an elbow injury. But the southpaw underwent season-ending Tommy John surgery on June 9 to address the issue. Silva provides veteran experience...
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Andrew Bailey has swiftly cemented his status as a commodity. Through three seasons, the new Red Sox closer has collected two All-Star game nods, the 2009 American League Rookie of the Year award and 75 of 84 save opportunities. Despite his ascension to the top of the AL saves charts, there's the big elephant in the room -- Bailey's bevy of injuries. Throughout his career...
Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said on Tuesday that he'll continue to look at pitching options as the team prepares for the 2012 season. And given the hurlers available on the open market and the cost at which they come, it's best if the Sox continue to play the waiting game. It might not be an overly popular decision amongst Red Sox Nation, but no starter available...
My friend and fellow Red Sox blogger Derek Hixon is retiring today. Or should I say he is retiring his excellent Red Sox blog "SawBlog," today. Derek put up his final post today, and made an analogy to Jason Varitek about stepping away. (Rumors are now going around that Tek may not be leaving after all. I really hope the rumors aren't true, and Tek walks away with dignity...
Rick Miller is an outfielder who played for the Pawtucket Red Sox in 1970. At that time, the PawSox were Boston's double-A team. He was 22 years old.Through 113 games, Miller batted .237 and hit 12 home runs. He walked 75 times and struck out 77. Two things:1. Rick Miller is now the manager of the New England Collegiate Baseball League's New Bedford Bay Sox! Guess who'...
The Boston Red Sox and Fenway Sports Management (FSM) today announced that game times for the January 14 hockey doubleheader matching Catholic Memorial and Boston College High School, and Northeastern University and Boston College, have been moved to earlier start times of 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., respectively. The two games were originally scheduled to start at 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
I take a much needed vacation from both work AND the Boston Red Sox, which is the exact time that Ben Cherington actually decides to DO something in this slower than molasses offseason–He trades for a closer.
The good news? Andrew Bailey came cheap (Probably get about $3.5 million in his 1st year arbitration eligible), is young (27), hungry, has worked with Bobby V before, and...
Four of the five American League East teams could use starting pitching depth and though the Rays have enviable rotation depth, they need a bat or two. Here are the details on the division, starting with Tampa Bay...
Coco Crisp, who agreed to a two-year, $14MM deal with the Athletics yesterday, told Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle that the Rays were a finalist...