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About 11 months ago the Red Sox traded Josh Reddick to Oakland in exchange for Andrew Bailey. Now, Boston could be flipping the closer again.
Bailey’s fourth season in Major League Baseball was easily his worst, as the former All Star underwent thumb surgery during spring training and didn’t make his first appearance for the Red Sox until Aug. 14. Once he returned he was largely ineffective, posting a 7.04 ERA in 15 1/3 innings pitched.
Despite Bailey’s down year (or perhaps because of it), rival teams are saying the Red Sox are open to trading their presumed 2013 closer, according to Buster Olney. That isn’t to say that Boston is dead set on dealing him, however, as the team recognizes his trade value is at an all-time low.
Nonetheless, with the way that the Sox’ bullpen performed in 2012, there are likely multiple candidates who could get a crack at closing, including Junichi Tazawa and Clayton Mortensen.
Rival teams say that Red Sox open to dealing Andrew Bailey–but because his v...
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In an effort to, no doubt, remove the bitter taste of 2012 from the collective mouth of Red Sox nation...the team has released a humorous nod to the 1989 holiday classic "Christmas Vacation".Although it does appear to be more than Clark Griswold's 250 strands of light. I guess it's a good thing they got David Ortiz under contract early. Your browser does not support iframes.
As the calendar turns, many people look back on the year that was and try to make sense of the many highs that accompany the last 365 days. GQ Magazine, in a spoof of the many publications that create “most influential” lists at year’s end, has instead chosen to single out those in the world of pop culture who were the least significant of the last 12 months. Described as “a...
Adding some fuel to the Jon Lester trade rumor fire, Rob Bradford has a source saying that the Red Sox and Lester have not begun to discuss an extension. With just two years left on Jon Lester’s initial extension, signed back in the 2008-2009 offseason, now would typically be prime territory for extension talks. After [...]
After designating five players for assignment last week to make room on the 40-man roster in advance of the Rule 5 Draft, the Red Sox announced three small trades today. -Red Sox trade RHP Zach Stewart to the Pirates for a player to be named later. -Red Sox trade RHP Sandy Rosario to the Athletics [...]
If I am trying to study for an exam, the last thing you should do is send me a text message informing me that the Boston Red Sox are in talks to acquire one of the best prospects in Major League Baseball.
Of course, this is exactly what my friend Ryan Courville did with a simple text message that read the following:
“Will Myers for Jon Lester?”
I spit out my coffee and immediately...
The Red Sox have found their next hitting coach.
The team announced on Wednesday that it has hired Greg Colbrunn to fill the vacancy. Colbrunn will be replacing Dave Magadan, who left Boston after six seasons to take the same job with Texas.
The former first baseman has spent the last six seasons with the Yankees’ Single-A affiliate, serving as the hitting coach from 2007 to 2009...
Danny Valencia is switching addresses once again.
After coming to the Red Sox from the Twins in a midseason trade, the Red Sox traded the third baseman to the Orioles on Wednesday afternoon in exchange for cash considerations.
Valencia, 28, appeared in 44 games last season — 34 for the Twins and 10 for the Red Sox — and hit .188 with three home runs and 21 RBIs. Other than filling...
The Oakland Athletics have acquired right-hander Sandy Rosario from the Boston Red Sox for a player to be named later or cash considerations.
The AL West champion A's cleared room on the 40-man roster by designating outfielder Jermaine Mitchell for assignment.
Boston claimed Rosario off waivers from Miami on Oct. 17 after he spent the year in the Marlins organization. He began...
Red Sox Nation was thrown a major curveball early this week when a report surfaced stating that the Royals were interested in Jon Lester and could be willing to deal their top prospect in exchange for the left-hander.
Trading Lester is something that most Sox fans probably never envisioned, and likely still don’t envision, but the thought of acquiring what many scouts tab as a...
The world keeps spinning. The Red Sox offseason is spinning as well. The speed of both varies greatly. The Red Sox have met with free agent first baseman and catcher Mike Napoli while also signing outfielder Jonny Gomes. They will continue looking at other outfield options at the moment hoping that they can find [...]
BOSTON — The Red Sox are only halfway done with their hitting coach search.
Despite hiring Greg Colbrunn to be the club’s primary hitting coach, Red Sox skipper John Farrell reiterated his intention to appoint an assistant hitting coach and employ a two-hitting coach system.
Although Farrell is still sifting through candidates, he identified one viable candidate for the open...
Mike Napoli sits atop of Boston’s wish list.
According to the Boston Herald, Napoli is reportedly the Red Sox’ first option in free agency. If the club manages to reach an agreement with Napoli, they’d likely pencil him in at first base as opposed to catcher.
Napoli, who has already convened with the Red Sox and Mariners, is scheduled to sit down with the Rangers on Wednesday...
The Red Sox and Royals have discussed a trade that would send Jon Lester to Kansas City for Wil Myers. Does it make sense to consider trading Lester when the rotation is so thin?
Rob Bradford is reporting that the Red Sox and Royals d...