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Daisuke Matsuzaka wants to pitch in San Diego, and why wouldn’t he? The free agent and former Red Sox said that he likes the city of San Diego and Petco Park specifically, according to Bill Center of the San Diego Union-Tribune. Not only is San Diego one of the most beautiful cities in the United States, it’s also home to one of the most pitcher-friendly ball parks in Major League Baseball. The Padres’ park was the fifth most pitcher-friendly in baseball in 2012, and the third most in 2011, according to ESPN’s MLB park factors. Matsuzaka has struggled in his six-year MLB career. Last season he had a 1-7 record with an 8.28 ERA and 1.708 WHIP in 11 starts after returning from Tommy John surgery. Matzuzaka’s best season came in 2008 — his second in the league — when he went 18-3 with a 2.90 ERA and 154 strike outs. Even that season came with its fair share of warnings though. Matsuzaka had to pitch himself out of trouble often — leading the league with 94 walks.
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With Yu Darvish's success this season, it's easy to forget there was another Japanese phenom who was supposed to light the Majors on fire. Well, actually there have been numerous Japanese pitchers with high ceilings who fell well short of expectation. But one such pitcher, Daisuke Matsuzaka fell so famously flat, his name will forever be linked with Japanese pitchers...
The San Diego Padres are searching for pitching this winter. The team has been linked to Dan Haren and Shaun Marcum among others so far. The latest pitcher to express interest in going to San Diego is Japanese native Daisuke Matsuzaka, Bill Center of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Matsuzaka pitched in Petco Park during the World Baseball Classic and enjoyed the park as well...
The Boston Red Sox have had ongoing negotiations with free
agent outfielder Nick Swisher, reports Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe.
The Red Sox have had ongoing negotiations with Swisher and
Boston signed free agent outfielder Jonny Gomes earlier this
offseason, but they continue to be in the market for another as they view the
veteran as a platoon...
When the Oakland A’s came to visit the Red Sox this past season, most eyes were on Josh Reddick, who had exploded for the A’s since his trade from Boston. But outfielder Jonny Gomes, who was reportedly signed by the Red Sox this week, was also getting a preview of his next baseball home — whether he knew it or not. Gomes and Reddick put on the headsets at Fenway Park for a...
I don't own many James Loney cards, but when I do, they're not cards I seek out. My first ever trade netted me a surprise Loney auto - my only signature of his - and I have a few base cards and the like lying around. However, today's card is one I'm more than happy to own, and it prominently features the former Dodger bust.Of course, as you've probably already...
The Red Sox have long been reported to be interested in catcher/first baseman Mike Napoli, and now it sounds like they’re ready to show him up close what the team can offer.
Napoli is visiting Boston this weekend to meet with the Red Sox, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.
Napoli would most likely play first base if he were to sign with Boston, with his catching abilities taking...
The Boston Red Sox have free agent outfielder Nick Swisher “on
their radar,” reports George A. King III of The New York Post.
According to a person with
knowledge of the situation the Red Sox have an interest in the switch-hitting
right fielder who can also handle first base.
Even after signing veteran Jonny Gomes to a two-year
contract, the Red Sox...
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Red Sox, oh, Red Sox, please, the suspense is slowly but surely starting to kill us.
Could you throw us a bone?
Sign a starter? Trade for a first baseman? Pluck an outfielder off waivers? Vice versa? Versa...
In this morning’s Notes column, the Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo suggests that the Red Sox need to ‘make a splash’ to improve but the on-field team and the organisation’s PR record after the disappointment of 2012. Cafardo suggests targeting Josh Hamilton as a free agent or trading for Joe Mauer to address the team’s lack of star power in the every day lineup.
Now that the Thanksgiving holiday has passed and the winter meetings are less than two weeks away, the Red Sox’ offseason should heat up soon. After signing outfielder Jonny Gomes to a 2-year, $10 million deal on Wednesday, the team is ready to move on to filling the major holes on the roster, including shortstop, [...]
The Boston Red Sox continue to look for ways to shore up their outfield, and they have reportedly sought out free-agent outfielder Nick Swisher.
According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, the Red Sox “have had ongoing negotiations with Swisher and his agents.”
Last season, Swisher hit .272 with the Bronx Bombers, smacking 24 home runs while driving in 93 RBIs in 148 games...
Rander Henderson, Mayor of Ft. Myers, belives the city and county would have been better off without JetBlue Park.
Fort Myers mayor Randy Henderson told the News-Press
that the Lee County region would have been better served to permit the
Red Sox to leave the county rather than paying for the construction of a
new facility for the Sox, JetBlue Park, which opened in 2012...
Have you ever saved up for something for a really long time, only to smash open the piggy bank, run out the door and find out that what you wanted isn’t there anymore?
That’s sort of where the Red Sox are this free agent season, where they’ve cleared a ton of cap space but don’t have much of a market to go spending in. They want to make wise choices, and they want to contend...
-Buck Showalter has been voted Manager of the Year by the Boston chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America. Good for Buck, he deserves the love and the hardware. It is unfortunate that he came up short in the nationwide vote but Bob Melvin’s team did end up winning the AL West, even if they did get a ton of help from a Rangers team that folded in the last month.