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The Red Sox need starting pitching help -- that's no secret. And in order to obtain it, the team could focus its attention on low-cost, veteran options, such as Freddy Garcia. In fact, the Sox have called about Garcia, according to the Boston Herald's Michael Silverman. Silverman said that Boston general manager Ben Cherington is seeking "buy-low" starting pitchers on the open market. The 35-year-old Garcia is coming off a season with the Yankees in which he 12-8 with a 3.62 ERA in 26 games (25 starts). Garcia, who was selected to two All-Star Games with the Mariners in 2001...

Ben Cherington, Red Sox to Bring Dale Sveum, Another Candidate Back for Second Round of Interviews

Dale Sveum certainly sounds like a favorite to be awarded the currently vacant Red Sox managerial job. However, it sounds like he's not the only favorite left in the running. New Boston general manager spoke at the baseball's GM meetings about the ongoing search to replace Terry Francona, and Cherington said that at least one other candidate will be brought in for a second...

David Ortiz Celebrity Golf Classic Auction

Boston, MA – November 17, 2011 – Sports fans will have the chance to make a difference in the lives of children in need.  Beginning Wednesday November 17, fans will be able to bid on once in a lifetime experiences, dream packages and sports memorabilia during the David Ortiz Celebrity Golf Classic online auction.  The auction benefits the David Ortiz Children’s Fund, a non...

Heath Bell Says He'd Be Open to Playing in Boston, Reuniting With Adrian Gonzalez

The Red Sox are likely in the market for a closer. The Red Sox also have a lot of money. Therefore, it would be a good idea for any of the many closers on the free-agent market to keep Boston in mind when deciding where they want to pitch next season. Heath Bell, arguably the best closer to hit the market this offseason not named Jonathan Papelbon, discussed his free agency on Tuesday...

Francona says he won't manage next season

Terry Francona said he needs to "re-energize" and won't manage anywhere in 2012.

National writer: Red Sox should look at Tigers' Lloyd McClendon

So the Red Sox are still looking for a manager. After interviewing five candidates, including Tigers third base coach Gene Lamont, Boston is reportedly expanding its search for Terry Francona's replacement.

Cubs managerial search progressing slowly

MILWAUKEE -- Boston Red Sox ownership was expected to meet face-to-face Wednesday with Dale Sveum at the general manager meetings, most likely as the final phase for naming him manager.

Is This The Next Leader of the Boston Red Sox?

The Boston Red Sox have reached out to former big league manager and current ESPN analyst Bobby Valentine, a source close to Valentine said, and the two sides will meet to discuss the team’s managerial vacancy before the end of the week. Could Valentine be the next leader of the Boston Red Sox? The news of Valentine’s entry into the managerial derby comes just hours after...

Former Mets manager Valentine 'in play' to be Red Sox manager: source

MILWAUKEE — The soap opera that has engulfed the Red Sox has suddenly created this possibility — that Bobby Valentine will be Boston’s next manager. A person involved in the process described Valentine as “in play” as a serious contender as the Red Sox have turned their attention to candidates with...


Several sources report that the Red Sox are talking to Bobby Valentine.This is nothing less than a 180 from all that has come before in the manager search.On the upside, I think this proves that I was right, and they just don't know what they want. (Hey, it had to happen sooner or later.)I can't see Valentine fitting in here, and dealing with the local press. Then again,...

Yankees Still Need Some Pitchers

The baseball offseason has been quieter than usual around these parts. Jose Reyes' situation has made for some conjecture hear and there, but there hasn't been much more to do than wait on that front as the Mets wait for the market to be set so they can either counter the offer or simply let him sign somewhere else. Over in the Bronx, the Yankees haven't been doing much...

Verlander Wins Cy Young

Josh Beckett finished ninth. Really.Verlander was the unanimous choice, with a 24-5 record and a 2.40 ERA.The year Roger Clemens won MVP, he was 24-4 with a 2.48 ERA. Verlander's team finished 95-67 and went on to the ALCS, but lost. Clemens's team in 1986 went 96-66, and went on to -- ah, I don't want to talk about it.

Cubs offer manager job to Dale Sveum; Mike Maddux backs out

GORDON WITTENMYER: Assuming the Boston Red Sox don’t start —and win — a bidding war for Brewers hitting coach Dale Sveum on Thursday, the Cubs are about to take another key team official away from the Red Sox’ brass.
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