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One year removed from the J.D. Drew era in Boston, the Red Sox might be taking a look at the family tree.
The Red Sox are among the teams interested in Stephen Drew (older brother of J.D.), according to CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman. The Yankees and Tigers reportedly are also interested in the 29-year-old shortstop.
Drew is currently a free agent, as the Athletics in October declined their half of a $10 million mutual option. The shortstop was traded to Oakland from Arizona in August after spending his first six-plus seasons with the Diamondbacks. As Heyman points out, the A’s could still be interested in signing Drew in what is a relatively weak shortstop market, but clearly the price tag that came with the option was much too high.
The Red Sox’ shortstop situation is well-documented around Boston. Jose Iglesias, a young defensive wizard, could take the reins up the middle in 2013, but he’ll need to show that he’s capable of overcoming his offensive shortcomings.
The Yankees, meanwhil...
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Late Tuesday afternoon, a second interesting clue was released as to the possible next offseason move of the Detroit Tigers. First, it was reported that the Arizona Diamondbacks were interested in Jhonny Peralta. A short time later, the Tigers were … Continue reading →
The Red Sox are taking a selective approach to this year’s thin free agent pool.
Ben Cherington said the team is trying to keep a young core, so they’re trying to find players in free agency that are either just entering their prime, or can produce well into their 30s. By Cherington’s remarks it seems that, as you can imagine, the Red Sox’s focus in free agency will be in...
Yesterday, the Boston Red Sox reportedly added another player in their rebuilding effort. Susan Sussler of the San Francisco Chronicle first reported the details of the contract, and Gomes is expected to receive a two-year, $10 million deal. The signing is just another move to realign the clubhouse's passion and desire to win with the front office's goals. Things went...
The Red Sox have been connected to just about every name on the free agent market in some way or another, but could they really be gearing up for a strong push at the market’s biggest name?
Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington isn’t afraid to admit the team’s interest in Josh Hamilton, going on XM Radio on Tuesday and saying that the team still has interest in the free-agent...
The Boston Red Sox have inquired on free agent right-hander
Kyle Lohse, remain interested in outfielder Josh Hamilton and “made a really
strong push” to sign veteran starter Hiroki Kuroda before he re-upped with the New
York Yankees, reports Rob Bradford of WEEI.com.
Heard from yet another source that #RedSox made a really strong push on Kuroda. Potentially important...
– Shorts stop Stephen Drew has been drawing interest from the Tigers, Red Sox and Yankees according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports. The Yankees' interest in Drew though, isn't to replace Jeter, but to be a part-time player “I'm not looking to replace Derek Jeter,” General Manager Brian Cashman said. “He'll be playing every day for the whole year.”
According to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman, free agent short stop Stephen Drew is drawing interest from several clubs including the Detroit Tigers who just exercised a $6 million dollar team option on infielder Jhonny Peralta for the 2013 season.
Drew became a free agent this offseason after the A’s declined their half of a $10 million dollar mutual option though according to MLBTradeRumors...
The Boston Red Sox agreed to a contract with an outfielder today, but the name isn't one that many thought would be on their radar: Jonny Gomes, a key part of the Oakland Athletics' AL West run last season. Gomes is getting a two year deal, and will make $10 million over the two seasons he's under contract.
Gomes, who will turn 32 on Thursday, is an odd fit for the...
It’s that time of year again — a time for families and friends to come together and think about what they are thankful for.
For fans in Boston, look no further than the Bruins, Red Sox, Patriots and Celtics when taking stock of such wonderful things. Each team has given something to be grateful for this year, including timely trades, new contracts and even a few departures that...
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With baseball’s winter meetings still two weeks away, the Red Sox are well ahead of the glacial pace of last fall.
“We have a lot of work to do because we lost 93 games,” Cherington said “But there’s...
Details are starting to surface about the reported latest Red Sox free-agent signing.
Boston signed Jonny Gomes to a two-year, $10 million contract, as first reported by Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle. Gomes fills a need for the Red Sox in the outfield, and he is especially strong against left-handed pitchers. Slusser reported it was double what the A’s offered Gomes...
The Boston Red Sox are closing in on a two-year deal with free agent outfielder Jonny Gomes, Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald reports.
The Gomes has hit lefties very well, hitting .299/.413/.561 with 11 HR's, 26 RBI's and a .418 wOBA last season.
The 31-year old Gomes is a career .244/.334/.455 hitter with 136 HR's, 411 RBI's and a .342 wOBA in 3060 plate appearances...
So it ain’t quite like that Thanksgiving past, when Theo and crew broke biscuits with the Schilling family. But the signing of Jonny Gomes reminds us that baseball is moving ever-closer, and we just gotta trust that Ben, like Galactus, has some sort of master plan that hopefully doesn’t include the Earth being torn part [...]
Last summer, as Bobby V led the Red Sox through the AL East with all the grace and precision of a blind guy trying to parallel park a Greyhound bus on Mass Ave at rush hour during a meteor shower/missile attack, I knew that something was missing. No, it wasn’t charm or class or motivation [...]