Found November 15, 2012 on NESN.com:
The Red Sox have made a habit of making big offseason splashes in the offseason over the last few years. That hasn’t always worked out, though, as evidenced by a mega trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers in August. Now the Sox have a bunch of money to play with, and while they’ve said publicly they’re not necessarily looking to make yet another splash this winter, they may actually be limbering up on the diving board. CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman reports that the Red Sox may be getting ready to really enter the Josh Hamilton sweepstakes, getting involved in the pursuit of arguably the best player on the free agent market this offseason. “Boston wants to do something big and it wouldn’t shock me if they became players for Josh Hamilton,” a competing GM reportedly told Heyman. That’s obviously a far cry from reporting that the Red Sox have made a legitimate offer to Hamilton — or are even actually in on the All-Star — but it does seem to jibe with what the Sox have said about the offseaso...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Josh Hamilton is not a priority for the Mariners

Seattle Mariners general manager, Jack Zduriencik, plans to upgrade the teams offense this offseason but as of now does not plan to pursue Josh Hamilton, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports. “You have to be realistic about how you're going to allocate your dollars,” Zduriencik said. “Some of these things drag out and if you're sitting there waiting on one chip, other chips...

Red Sox plan on spending a lot of money to not finish last

The Boston Red Sox dumped a bevy of payroll ($250 million to be exact) late in the 2012 season as the continued to crumble. Now, the team is poised to climb out of the cellar and into 4th place. There are already rumblings that the team is looking at Josh Hamilton, who is looking for [...]

Boston Red Sox Top 15 Prospects (2012-13)

The Boston Red Sox organization boasts both high-ceiling talent and depth within the system although a number of prospects are coming off of tough seasons. The 2013 season could be a key turning point for the club as those young players look to add a little more shine back to their prospect status.   #1 Xander Bogaerts (SS) Age PA H 2B HR BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG wOBA 19 531...

John Lackey Selling Newport Beach House For $10 Million; Includes Bonus Putting Green

Apparently the $30 million+ that John Lackey has coming his way over the next two years just isn’t enough. He’s trying to unload this insane Newport Beach, California mansion for $10 million. Unlike the last two years of Lackey’s career, this house is no laughing matter. Complete with a private putting green and pool with ocean views, Lackey’s pad is truly a place where you...

Red Sox's Cherington expects large payroll

The Boston Red Sox expects to have one of baseball's highest payrolls in 2013, general manager Ben Cherington told Boston radio station WEEI on Thursday. The team has just $45 million in guaranteed salary committed to next season, but, and would plan to invest in their arbitration-eligible players such as Jacoby Ellsbury and Andrew Bailey, spend on free agents or take on salary...

Welcome Photo of David Ross joining the Red Sox

Photo Courtesy of the Boston Red Sox. Here is new Red Sox catcher David Ross, who signed with the team last week on a two-year deal worth 6.2 million. Ross is expected to help the Boston pitching staff get back on track as he is known as a good game caller and is well respect [...]

Red Sox Make Ross Deal Official

It's not the Ross we are hoping for the Boston Red Sox to sign but there's still plenty of time in free agency. But the Red Sox have made the David Ross signing official. Here's the release: BOSTON, MA—The Boston Red Sox today signed catcher David Ross to a two-year contract through the 2014 season.  The announcement was made by Executive Vice President/General...

Jenny Dell, Tom Caron Join Red Sox Foundation for Announcement of 2013 Run-Walk to Home Base Event (Photos)

The Boston Red Sox are widely considered one of the most charitable professional sports organizations in the country, a trend which continued Wednesday with the announcement of the 2013 Run-Walk to Home Base, which will be hosted at Fenway Park. The charity’s mission is to provide services for Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans who have been affected by combat stress and traumatic...

Red Sox, Ross complete 2-year deal

The Boston Red Sox have signed catcher David Ross to a two-year deal worth $6.2 million.

Report: Red Sox Interviewed Scott Fletcher for Hitting Coach Vacancy on Thursday

There could be another former member of the Red Sox family rejoining the team this offseason. On Thursday, the Sox brought Braves assistant hitting coach Scott Fletcher in for an interview, according to ESPN and confirmed by other outlets. Fletcher was a member of the Red Sox for two years of his lengthy 15-year career. From 1993-94, he batted .269 in 184 total games for the Sox...

Cherington expects to have a high payroll in 2013. Where's the money going?

  Red Sox GM Ben Cherington went on WEEI today and had some scary interesting things to say.  First, he admitted to talking to Miami about some players, but then implied that any deal wouldn't fit the team's approach. Which is something good for once. Taking a slow & steady approach. Jose Reyes & Josh Johnson would've been nice additions for 2013 but with...

Tom Werner to Be Honored With Dave Winfield Humanitarian Award

Tom Werner‘s accomplishments in the game of baseball have not gone unnoticed. The Boston Red Sox Chairman will be honored with the Dave Winfield Humanitarian award at the In the Spirit of the Game Sports and Entertainment Spectacular on Jan. 12, 2013. Werner is being recognized for his leadership, dedication and contributions to the sport, including the creation of The Red Sox...

Red Sox Acquisition Targets Ranked By Whether or Not I’d Want to Have Lunch With Them

Back in the day, when the Red Sox were interested in trading for some new talent, they followed a simple strategy: they sent the prospective player out to lunch with Teddy Ballgame. If Teddy got good vibes during lunch and came back with a thumbs up, a deal was made. On the other hand, if [...]

Blockbuster Trade Turns Mets Fans’ Frowns Upside Down

Can you smell it? Take a whiff… It’s the smell of millions of Yankees fans across the globe crapping their pants. The Yankees keep getting older and older, and the other AL East teams keep getting better and better. The Yankees are on the brink of being in the middle of the pack in the AL East, and the fans are going to be out of their minds screaming for Josh Hamilton now. Yankees...

11/15/2012 Greg Blosser interview (Passed Ball Show)

Greg Blosser interview (PBS) GREG BLOSSER INTERVIEW Listen back to @john_pielli’s interview with former Red Sox OF Greg Blosser. Greg played for the Red Sox in 1993 and 1994.
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.