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The Red Sox have reportedly shown interest in each Nick Swisher, Mike Napoli and Cody Ross at certain points in this young offseason. Boston apparently wants to bring all three aboard by winter’s end.
CBSSports.com reports that the Sox have had discussions with all three and that signing the trio remains the team’s top offseason plan following a season in which Boston finished in last place in the AL East with only 69 wins.
The Red Sox have holes to fill at both corner outfield positions and at first, and signing all three of these players would satisfy those needs. The Sox also have firsthand knowledge of each player. Ross, of course, hit .267 with 22 home runs and 81 RBIs in 130 games with the Red Sox in 2012, serving as one of the club’s lone bright spots.
Swisher in no stranger, either. The free-agent outfielder spent the last four seasons with the Yankees before beginning his career with Oakland and then the White Sox. He’s a career .274 hitter with 24 home runs and 75 RBIs aga...
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Anyone who thought that the Boston Red Sox would sit back and relax this offseason without making a splash following their blockbuster salary dump last season clearly has not been paying attention to how this team operates. Yes, the Red Sox dealt away Kevin Youkilis, Carl Crawford, Adrian Gonzalez and Josh Beckett last season to the Los Angeles Dodgers to clear payroll. But they...
Mike Napoli frightens me.
Everything about him frightens me. When he comes up to bat against the Red Sox, I’m always frightened that he’s going to hit a ball into the last row of the upper deck and then throw his wad of chewing tobacco at the pitcher. I’m frightened when he makes eye contact with the camera. If I saw him in the streets, I’d turn and run the opposite way...
Mike Napoli is taking the free agent tour around the major leagues.
A catcher for the Rangers since 2011, the seven-year veteran has been pursued by several teams this offseason. The Red Sox and Mariners are reportedly the two clubs most interested, with Napoli saying he’s willing to make a move to first base if that’s what his new team wants.
Napoli was reportedly in Boston...
Now that the New York Yankees former starting catcher and
reported offseason target Russell Martin has signed a contract with the
Pittsburgh Pirates, it’s not clear where the team will turn to find backstop
help this winter. While things can certainly change, the Yankees are currently
not in on free agent Mike Napoli, and veteran A.J. Pierzynski “is unlikely to
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...
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The Red Sox's positional plan is starting to emerge, and it includes the trio of catcher/first baseman Mike Napoli and outfielders Nick Swisher and Cody Ross.
The Red Sox are in contact with all three...
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 [...]
It seems that every MLB team is pining after free agent first baseman/catcher Mike Napoli this offseason, so you have to wonder why the Texas Rangers don’t seem to be rushing to re-sign their 2012 All Star.
The Rangers didn’t offer Napoli a qualifying offer this year after he rejected a three-year, $38 million extension last offseason. Napoli is meeting with the Rangers this...
After losing a great deal of hitting power by trading Adrian Gonzalez this past year, the Boston Red Sox have surely been on the lookout for a great new person to add as a huge hitter for the team. They have had their eyes on Mike Napoli for quite some time, and this could end up being a reality if the star agrees to start playing first base primarily and not play...
There are free agents whose markets are presently almost complete mysteries. I haven’t the foggiest idea which team might be most likely to sign Josh Hamilton, and odds are the same goes for you. Then there are the free agents whose markets seem better known. B.J. Upton appears to be nearing a decision, and we have a pretty good idea of who he’s deciding between. And Mike Napoli‘s...
Catcher/first baseman Mike Napoli appears to be the Boston
Red Sox “No. 1 target” over fellow free agents Nick Swisher and Adam LaRoche,
reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.
Napoli, at the moment, appears to be the team’s No. 1 target
over outfielder/first baseman Nick Swisher, a switch-hitter, first baseman Adam
LaRoche, a left-handed hitter, and others.
It looks like the Red Sox are still weighing their options in the free agent market and three players that may make sense for the team are Mike Napoli, Nick Swisher and Adam LaRoche.
Peter Gammons said that Boston has the most interest in Napoli, but he’s hearing the team is hesitant to offer him a three-year contract because of concerns about his defensive prowess at first base...