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The Red Sox got an up-close-and-personal look at right-handed pitcher Hiroki Kuroda this past summer, and they apparently liked what they saw.’s Jon Morosi reports that the Red Sox are among several teams showing interest the veteran pitcher, having “reached out” to Kuroda. The 37-year-old spent the 2012 season pitching for the Yankees, after spending the first four years of his big league career with the Dodgers. The Yankees and Dodgers are reportedly interested in Kuroda as well. There could be someone else interested in Kuroda, too. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports via Twitter that the Japanese hurler could return home for 2013. #yankees sense their best competition on kuroda will come from japan. he liked NY and would take 1 yr, so fits NYY — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) November 8, 2012 The workhorse has pitched at least 183 innings in four of five of his major league seasons. He threw 219 2/3 frames in 2012, going 16-11 with a 3.32 ERA. The Red Sox were among a few...

Cashman Believes Pettitte Wants to Play

From Jon Lane:Pettitte, who ended his one-year retirement during Spring Training, continues to mull his immediate future and stated he’ll make a decision sooner rather than later. Speaking with reporters at this week’s general manager meetings, Yankees GM Brian Cashman shared details of a conversation that didn’t reveal answers, but he’s holding on to hope that the veteran...

Yanks hope Rivera takes pay cut?

Mariano Rivera said he's planning to come back to the Yankees next season, and the team may ask him to take a pay cut.

Red Sox sign Mitch Maier to Minor League Deal

On Wednesday, the Boston Red Sox made their first signing of the offseason but it wasn’t the big name ticket Boston fans were looking for. The team signed former Kansas City Royals backup outfielder Mitch Maier to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training. Maier, who was 2003 first round pick by [...]

Do Yankees need more help on the left side?

If the New York Yankees cannot trade third baseman Alex Rodriguez, they likely will need to find a player who could spell both Rodriguez and shortstop Derek Jeter. Rodriguez, 37, made 38 of his 119 starts at designated hitter last season, and that number only figures to increase as he continues to lose mobility. Jeter, 38, is recovering from surgery on his left ankle. While he is...

Jacoby Ellsbury Likely Staying Put In Boston

Now that Jason Bay is gone, we can delve into some outfield options for the Mets. Will they make a big push to sign Melky Cabrera or Cody Ross? Will they attempt to re-sign Scott Hairston? Will they pursue a trade for Justin Upton or Shin-Soo Choo? One outfielder who probably won’t be an option is Jacoby Ellsbury of the Boston Red Sox. According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the...

Denial of free speech? GOP urged by leadership to tone down future rape remarks

Tuesday's Yankeesque meltown has prompted a lot of heavy soul-searching in the ranks of the GOP superstructure. Most notably, the election has cast a shadow on the future of crazy rape quotes, a bulwark of Republican leaders since the rise of Hillary Clinton.  It seems like only yesterday that Indiana Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock climbed aboard the crazy rape...

Red Sox hire Nieves as pitching coach

The Boston Red Sox have hired Juan Nieves to join John Farrell's staff as pitching coach. Nieves, 47, spent 14 seasons in the Chicago White Sox organization, the last five as bullpen coach. Over three seasons in the major leagues, Nieves had a 32-25 record and a 4.71 ERA with the Milwaukee Brewers. He was the first pitcher in Brewers history and first native of Puerto Rico...

Late Night Hot Stove Update: Red Sox Casting a Wide Net in Free Agency

A few more Red Sox notes that have developed as Tuesday rolls into Wednesday: -The Red Sox are NOT involved in the Justin Upton trade talks anymore, reports Bob Nightengale of USA Today. Arizona wants a third baseman or shortstop back, and the Red Sox will not part with Will Middlebrooks or Jose Iglesias at [...]

Your Morning Dump...where an Ellsbury trade is in play

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. The last time Ben Cherington worked the general managers meetings in Frank Sinatra’s old stomping grounds was seven years ago, when he was job-sharing with co-GM Jed Hoyer. The duo laid the groundwork then...

The Red Sox Have a New Pitching Coach

The Red Sox announced that Juan Nieves will join John Farrell's coaching staff as the new pitching coach.  Nieves has never been a pitching coach in the majors but hid did spend five years as the White Sox bullpen coach.  This will be the fourth pitching coach for the Red Sox in the last three years.

Red Sox Hot Stove Gets a Little Warmer

Ben Cherington has his work cut out for him to put together a competitive team this offseason.  The manager is in place and so is most of the coaching staff; it was announced yesterday that Gary Tuck would remain as bullpen coach.  The team will interview Rick Schu for the hitting coach position today.  Now the focus turns to the players on the field. Cody Ross, Jacoby Ellsbury...

Sources: Red Sox interested in Masterson, Choo

The Boston Red Sox have expressed interest in acquiring right-handed starter Justin Masterson and outfielder Shin-Soo Choo from the Cleveland Indians, major-league sources said. It’s not clear how advanced the talks are, but the fit is obvious: The Red Sox have the ability to take on payroll after unloading roughly $250 million in contracts three months ago, and the Indians are...

GM Meetings Update: Is there anyone the Sox are not interested in?

On Day 2 of the GM meetings, the names linked to the Red Sox are flying out of Indian Wells are coming at a very frequent clip. It looks like the Red Sox are looking at all options in an effort to help the team, as they try to fill needs at first base, the [...]
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