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Middle relievers are never the sexiest names available during the offseason, but it’s hard to dispute just how important a solid bullpen is to a team’s success. For that reason, it’s shouldn’t be too surprising that Jason Grilli is reportedly drawing interest from nearly a third of the league.
Grilli, who just turned 36, has transformed into a solid reliever the past two seasons in Pittsburgh after spending the bulk of his career as a journeyman. Now, according to The Boston Globe, the right-hander is drawing interest from eight teams, including the Red Sox.
“We have three offers right now.” Grilli’s agent, former major leaguer Gary Sheffield, reportedly said. “We’re not in a hurry. There are some things we want to look at a little further. We’re not sure the market has fully developed for Jason.”
Grilli appeared in 64 games with the Pirates in 2012, recording a 2.91 ERA and a 1.142 WHIP over 58 2/3 innings. In his career, the righty is 21-25 with a 4.34 ERA in 330 appearances (16 s...
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Tomorrow is the day for teams to protect players for the upcoming Rule 5 draft. Teams have until midnight to add players to the 40-man roster, or risk those players being exposed in the draft this December. The first time eligible players this year are high school players from the 2008 draft and college players from the 2009 draft. The Pirates currently have six open spots on the...
The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced the signing of six minor league free agents, via a team press release. The six players are right-handed pitchers Brooks Brown, Erik Cordier, David Bromberg, and Luis Sanz, outfielder Felix Pie, and infielder Alex Valdez. All are minor league deals, and from that group, Brown, Cordier, and Pie received invites to Spring Training. We already heard...
The Pirates have signed outfielder Felix Pie to a minor league contract. The deal includes an invite to spring training and incentives based on plate appearances if he makes the major league club.
The Pittsburgh Pirates announced they have added the following five players to the 40-man roster:
The Red Sox are taking a selective approach to this year’s thin free agent pool.
Ben Cherington said the team is trying to keep a young core, so they’re trying to find players in free agency that are either just entering their prime, or can produce well into their 30s. By Cherington’s remarks it seems that, as you can imagine, the Red Sox’s focus in free agency will be in...
The Red Sox have been connected to just about every name on the free agent market in some way or another, but could they really be gearing up for a strong push at the market’s biggest name?
Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington isn’t afraid to admit the team’s interest in Josh Hamilton, going on XM Radio on Tuesday and saying that the team still has interest in the free-agent...
The Boston Red Sox have inquired on free agent right-hander
Kyle Lohse, remain interested in outfielder Josh Hamilton and “made a really
strong push” to sign veteran starter Hiroki Kuroda before he re-upped with the New
York Yankees, reports Rob Bradford of WEEI.com.
Heard from yet another source that #RedSox made a really strong push on Kuroda. Potentially important...
The Boston Red Sox agreed to a contract with an outfielder today, but the name isn't one that many thought would be on their radar: Jonny Gomes, a key part of the Oakland Athletics' AL West run last season. Gomes is getting a two year deal, and will make $10 million over the two seasons he's under contract.
Gomes, who will turn 32 on Thursday, is an odd fit for the...
The MLB Network announced today that is has hired former NESN Red Sox reporter Heidi Watney. Watney spent 2008-2011 as NESN’s on-field reporter for Red Sox baseball. Most recently Watney covered the Los Angeles Galaxy for Time Warner Cable SportsNet in Los Angeles. Watney also worked as a sports anchor and host for KMPH-TV and KFIG-AM
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With baseball’s winter meetings still two weeks away, the Red Sox are well ahead of the glacial pace of last fall.
“We have a lot of work to do because we lost 93 games,” Cherington said “But there’s...
Details are starting to surface about the reported latest Red Sox free-agent signing.
Boston signed Jonny Gomes to a two-year, $10 million contract, as first reported by Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle. Gomes fills a need for the Red Sox in the outfield, and he is especially strong against left-handed pitchers. Slusser reported it was double what the A’s offered Gomes...
The Boston Red Sox are closing in on a two-year deal with free agent outfielder Jonny Gomes, Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald reports.
The Gomes has hit lefties very well, hitting .299/.413/.561 with 11 HR's, 26 RBI's and a .418 wOBA last season.
The 31-year old Gomes is a career .244/.334/.455 hitter with 136 HR's, 411 RBI's and a .342 wOBA in 3060 plate appearances...
Last summer, as Bobby V led the Red Sox through the AL East with all the grace and precision of a blind guy trying to parallel park a Greyhound bus on Mass Ave at rush hour during a meteor shower/missile attack, I knew that something was missing. No, it wasn’t charm or class or motivation [...]