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After 24 years with the Mets, Randy Niemann is headed to Boston to join Bobby Valentine's staff. The Red Sox reportedly hired Mets rehab pitching coordinator –– and once the organization's bullpen coach –– to become the team's assistant pitching coach on Tuesday, according to MLB.com. Niemann, 56, will be reunited with Valentine, his boss on the Mets from 1997 to 1999. By taking the job, Niemann becomes the third coach with Mets ties. First base coach Alex Ochoa and bench coach Tim Bogar were the others to round out Valentine's staff. As a player, Niemann pitched in 122 games...
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The end of the Red Sox' season left most fans feeling cold in October. As the temperatures dip below freezing this January, that feeling's only going to get worse ... unless you think happy thoughts. The idea of Josh Beckett, Jon Lester and Clay Buchholz pitching three out of five nights is certainly one of them, and it can help cure those winter blues, as shown in the cartoon above.
Boston, MA January 11, 2012 – Signing on to help raise money for kids in need, platinum selling artist, singer/songwriter Gavin DeGraw will join Boston Red Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis at the second annual Youk’s Kids Not Your Average Idol event, presented by New Balance. The event takes place on Thursday, January 26, 2012 at the State Room in Boston.
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Aging right-hander, Hiroki Kuroda, will remain in the majors and test out the free-agent waters.
WEEI via NBP Tracker
...multiple media outlets in Japan are reporting that free agent pitcher Hiroki Kuroda has informed the Hiroshima Carp that he intends to pitch in the Major Leagues in 2012. The report also passes along news from Chugoku Shimbun that Kuroda intends to decide...
A little item we missed last week. The Boston Red Sox have officially signed 12 free agents, one of whom is former Chicago Cubs pitcher Carlos Silva to minor league deals. All of 12 have been invited to Spring Training as non-roster players. If he reaches the majors, Silva is projected to earn exactly $1,000,000. (snip) Silva, 32, has been in the big leagues since 2002 and...
Boston Red Sox 2011 Minor League Review
Organizational Talent Rankings via Baseball America:
2011 (17) | 2010 (5) | 2009 (13) | 2008 (2) | 2007 (9) | 2006 (8)
2011 Affiliate Records
MLB: [90-72] AL East
AAA: [81-61] International League – Pawtucket
AA: [59-83] Eastern League – Portland
A+: [64-75] Carolina League – Salem
A: [78-62] South Atlantic League – Greenville
The Ranger won the rights to negotiate with Japanese right-hander Yu Darvish this offseason with a $51.7 million bid, a number that exceeded the Red Sox' posting fee for Daisuke Matsuzaka prior to the 2007 season. Now, the Rangers are reportedly offering "Dice-K money" when it comes to Darvish's actual contract, as well. CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the...
The Theo Epstein administration is off to a busy start in Chicago. Less than 100 days after the ex-Red Sox GM took over the Cubs, change has been constant, writes Joe Lemire.
The Red Sox have signed Justin Germano, reports Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com (on Twitter). The 29-year-old righty finished last season in Korea, and Heyman says he turned down more than $1MM overseas for a chance to make the Sox.
Germano allowed eight runs in 12 2/3 innings for the Indians last season before joining the Samsung Lions. He owns a 5.02 ERA in 253 career innings for...
He sure isn't the same as the old boss.My friend and WFAN radio host Ed Randall will be hosting his first annual Red Sox Hot Stove Report with new Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine at Rippowam Middle School in Stamford, Connecticut, which just happens to be the new manager's stomping grounds.It will be an "Inside the Actor's Studio" type of event, in front of...