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There are inevitably going to be a lot of rumors leading up to the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, and this one is rather vague. It’s still worth passing along, though, as it gives an indication of what the Red Sox might be looking for while trying to improve their roster.
According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, the Red Sox are open to “possible trade-market upgrades” in the bullpen and at third base, depending on what’s available.
In other words, Olney is reporting what many believed to be the case. The Red Sox could certainly use help in the bullpen, and the rollercoaster seasons by Will Middlebrooks and Stephen Drew seemed to open up the possibility of Boston exploring help for the left side of the infield.
Perhaps specific names that fit the “possible trade-market upgrades” mold will start to surface in the coming weeks. For now, we’re left to speculate.
The Red Sox are open to possible trade-market upgrades in the bullpen, and also at third base, depending on what's available....
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(Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)David Ortiz came off the bench in the 8th inning last night and extended Boston's lead from one to three runs with one swing, helping beat the Angels, 6-2. The two-run shot was the fifth pinch-hit HR of the DH's career (the first with Boston was also against the Angels in 2003). Felix Doubront had yet another good start—albeit with some rough...
(Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)Everyone will focus on the bullpen meltdown in analyzing Boston's most devastating loss of the season, 9-7 in 11 innings last night. With two outs in the ninth, Alex Wilson and Koji Uehara could not protect a four-run lead. That said, it was the countless missed scoring opportunities early in the game that should have turned this into a laugher for...
Just when it seemed like the Red Sox were finally out of the woods when it came to reliever questions, a dark cloud settled back over the bullpen.
Reliever Andrew Miller will undergo a season-ending foot surgery to repair ligament damage in his left foot, leaving Boston with Craig Breslow as the only left-handed reliever on the roster. Sox general manager Ben Cherington talked with...
Shane Victorino tripled and scored a run in the sixth inning of Saturday’s game against the Angels. He appeared to cross the plate with a limp, though, and he was eventually lifted for a pinch-hitter in the ninth inning.
Jonny Gomes pinch-hit for Victorino in the ninth inning with the Red Sox leading 7-3. While it might have been a precautionary move more than anything, manager...
Last year, the Red Sox all wore No. 6 for a day in honor of the late Johnny Pesky. Now, The Jimmy Fund if giving people a chance to win one of those jerseys — autographed by a current Red Sox player.
Beginning July 8 and continuing through Aug. 16, anyone who makes a donation of $60 or more to The Jimmy Fund will be automatically entered to win one of six No. 6 jerseys. The players...
Boston Red Sox players Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Clay Buchholz, Andrew Miller and Dustin Pedroia campaign for Koji Uehara to win the Final Vote and make the 2013 AL All-Star Team.
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Koji Uehara’s All-Star candidacy took a hit Saturday. But there’s still no reason why he shouldn’t be dishing out high fives when MLB.com’s Final Vote concludes Thursday.
Uehara not only has history on his side, but he’s also the American League Final Vote finalist who most deserves to be an All-Star, regardless of Saturday’s blown save against the Angels.
It’s no secret that the Red Sox are hot right now. They own the best record in the American League and the second best in MLB with 54 wins.
That’s why the Angels’ pitching choice for Saturday night’s late-night matchup is so interesting — the west coast team could be setting themselves up for failure.
NESN Nation’s Alison Smith breaks down why that is in the above video...
If the Boston Red Sox are buyers in the trade market, don't expect spending to be a problem.
Red Sox principal owner John Henry told CSNNE.com that money won't be an issue at the July 31 trade deadline.
"I can't see it being an issue," said Henry who was on hand at Angel Stadium of Anaheim Sunday, "I suppose there might...
The Boston Red Sox, sitting five games ahead of the AL East, are 'open to possible' upgrades at third base and in the bullpen, according to ESPN's Buster Olney. The Red Sox don't figure to be aggressive buyers at the deadline, but just appear open to the possibility of getting upgrades.
So what kind of bullpen guy are the Red Sox looking for? Somebody asked Pete...
The American League and National League All-Star teams have been announced. The starters were selected by fan votes. Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz was voted in as the AL starting DH and starting pitcher Clay Buchholz was also named to the starting rotation but will likely be replaced due to injury. Second baseman Dustin Pedroia will be...
The stage was set perfectly for the Red Sox to show America that they are indeed the best team in baseball, the Sunday Night game on ESPN. Its the game that everyone that is a baseball fan watches, and the Sox came out flat, getting only 5 hits in 9 innings, scoring 0 runs. Lackey pitched well, a good showing from him back in his old stomping grounds...
I hate Red Sox West Coast road trips. Like, I really, seriously LOATHE West Coast road trips. I’m one of those people who’s really finicky about my sleep schedule, to the point that I’ll ditch my friends to go home and sleep. But as you all know by now, I’m also extremely serious about the Red Sox, and I’m willing to sacrifice a consistent sleep schedule for a few days...
Note: Pitching matchups are subject to change
Monday, July 8 @ 10:10 PM
Jon Lester, LHP (8-4, 4.41) vs Felix Hernandez, RHP (8-4, 2.69)
TV: NESN, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio
Tuesday, July 9 @ 10:10 PM
Allen Webster, RHP (1-2, 7.88) vs Hisashi Iwakuma, RHP (7-4, 2.60)
TV: NESN, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday...
Okay Boston Red Sox fans, it's that time once again where we need to get one of our own to the All-Star Game.
Our closer, Koji Uehara, has been selected for the 2013 MLB All-Star Game Final Vote and needs our help to join David Ortiz, Clay Buchholz and Dustin Pedroia at the game.
There is no limit on how many times you can vote, so do #votekoji whenever you can. I'...