Found December 01, 2012 on
The Red Sox may already have their 2013 starting shortstop in Jose Iglesias, but that won’t stop them from still checking out the market.
Boston has “checked in” on Stephen Drew and Alex Gonzalez, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Both players have ties to the Red Sox.
Gonzalez played for Boston in 2006 and 2009. He played just 24 games for the Brewers last season, hitting .256 with four home runs and 15 RBIs. He tore his ACL in May. Gonzalez struggled in his last full season, putting up just a .642 OPS with Atlanta in 2011.
Drew’s brother, J.D., of course played with the Red Sox from 2007 to 2011 before quietly retiring. Drew struggled in 2012, batting just .223 with a .657 OPS. Drew could be a decent buy-low option, as he’s just two years removed from an impressive .810 OPS season in 2010 with the Diamondbacks.
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
This week marks the start of the 2012 MLB Winter Meetings in Nashville, TN and the busiest time of the baseball offseason will occur this month. From Monday through Thursday, the Boston Red Sox will have a good chance to make some improvements to their 93 loss ball club and we would have a better [...]
The pecking order behind the plate for the Red Sox is getting pretty full.
But that doesn’t worry current starter Jarrod Saltalamacchia, who seems to be greeting the addition of new backup catcher David Ross with a “the more the merrier” approach.
“When I did see him sign, I was kind of excited,” Saltalamacchia said Saturday, according to ESPN Boston. “I’ve gotten to...
While most of the focus this offseason on the Red Sox pitching staff will be on adding members, the team has some versatile pieces from within the fold that it’s still looking to make the most of.
Relievers Scott Atchison and Rich Hill, who were both released Friday, aren’t necessarily off the Red Sox’ radar. General manager Ben Cherington said Saturday that both would be offered...
The Boston Red Sox had until midnight on Friday to decide who tender contracts to that were under the team's control. As you might have expected, the Red Sox had some tough decisions to make.
GM Ben Cherington decided to not tender contracts to three players. Those three players are Scott Atchison, Rich Hill and Ryan Sweeney.
To me, Hill is the most surprising.
The holiday season is just around the corner and the Red Sox organization wanted to celebrate Christmas the Fenway way as the ballpark hosted the tenth-annual Christmas at Fenway event on Saturday.
Both players and fans got to come together and get into the holiday spirit. Players in attendance included Andrew Bailey, Ryan Kalish and Pedro Ciriaco.
It wasn’t all about candy canes...
Ten days after learning that the Boston Red Sox had agreed to a two-year deal with Jonny Gomes, the team has finally made it official. The holdup was clearing up space on the 40-man roster which happened on Friday night.
Here's the full release from the Red Sox:
The Boston Red Sox today signed veteran outfielder Jonny Gomes to a two-year contract through the 2014 season...
The Red Sox have been doing plenty of good this week, and they wrapped up that tour of goodwill in a big way on Friday paying a visit to some very special people.
Manager John Farrell as well as some players and Wally the Green Monster dropped by the Jimmy Fund and Children’s Hospital in Boston on Friday, as the final leg of the Red Sox Holiday Road Trip.
Pedro Ciriaco, Ryan Kalish...
Even after a disappointing, 90-loss season, the Red Sox’ front office is optimistic heading into the 2013 season that they’ll be able to rebuild their squad around a solid core of veterans.
As tickets for games on the Red Sox’ 2013 schedule have been released, Larry Lucchino feels the club’s winning history and talented core of veterans and future stars will keep fans happy...
Christmas time comes but once a year and the only thing hotter than the chestnuts roasting or hot chocolate is the MLB’s hot stove.
The Red Sox are coming off a tough season in 2012 with a last-place finish in the American League East and 93 losses making it a rather forgettable summer. But with the offseason comes new life and a few big-name free agents could change the tune of...
WEEI's Rob Bradford is reporting that the Red Sox are closing in on a contract with free agent C/1B Mike Napoli, believed to be for three years. Financial terms haven't yet been reported, and no one for the Red Sox (obviously) has commented.
Napoli put up an .812 OPS (and 24 homers) in an injury-plagued 2012.
If the deal is consummated, Winter Meetings will have kicked...
Today's hot chick is Ann Lux. Ann is a former Cowboys cheerleader and soon-to-be-wife of Red Sox upstart Will Middlebrooks. (word is the relationship has ended, but I'll wait for a little more information) Check out the hot pictures of the baseball WAG in the gallery below.
Ann Lux Hot
The Red Sox may be closing in on making the first big splash of the winter meetings.
WEEI.com reports that the Red Sox are “close” to signing first baseman/catcher Mike Napoli to a three-year deal. The potential financial terms are unknown at this point.
And because the Rangers did not make Napoli a qualifying offer, the Red Sox will not lose a draft pick should they officially...
The Red Sox had a lot of issues during their 2012 campaign, but pitching was definitely one of the most significant. The team has since made several moves to turn its starting pitching woes into success, the biggest being the hire of former pitching coach John Farrell as manager.
Farrell, who has a history of working with members of the current staff, presents an opportunity to...
Jon Heyman has reported that former Red Sox and Dodger James Loney is signing with Tampa Bay. He is going to Tampa on a one year $2 million contract. The infielder hopes to have a bounce back season and try to get another deal afterwards similar to Adrian Beltre with his one year deal with [...]
For those of you in the Boston area (or with access to NESN), today is Christmas at Fenway Park, featuring lights, snow, Wally, Ryan Lavarnway, Ben Cherington, raffles, the Enchanted Village Where Everyone is Named “Jimy Williams,” The Nutmeg Gingersnap Singers and possibly a racy version of the nativity performed entirely by Paxton Crawford. Apparently [...]