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Looking at the Red Sox’ rotation heading into 2013, the one thing the team was missing was innings-eater.
Aside from Jon Lester and (arguably) Clay Buchholz, the team didn’t really have an established guy they could count on for a quality start every five days — until they signed Ryan Dempster. The 35-year-old may not be quite an ace, but he adds stability to the starting five and takes pressure off the bullpen with his seven seasons of 200p-plus innings pitched.
Check out The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo break down Boston’s newest starting pitcher in the video above.
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The Red Sox are announcing the signing of Ryan Dempster at a press conference right now, and just beforehand said they've DFA'd RHP Pedro Beato.
Beato was the consensus assumed choice among Red Sox-related chatter this morning on Twitter after word came down regarding Dempster's press conference being scheduled. The Sox' 40-man roster is full, according to WEEI...
If there’s one thing Red Sox fans can be sure of this season, it’s that Ryan Dempster will be ready to take the ball every fifth day.
Dempster, who has been a workhorse in recent years, was officially introduced as the newest member of the Red Sox by general manager Ben Cherington on Wednesday. The right-hander joins the Red Sox on a two-year deal, and should help bolster a rotation...
Not a lot of hard facts in there, but this tweet from CBS' Jon Heyman suggests what we've all assumed for a while: Jarrod Saltalamacchia is most likely to be the odd man out in the Boston catching situation.
Nonetheless, Heyman doesn't find a trade all that likely. And there are some factors that point toward Heyman being right. There aren't many catchers who hit...
Ryan Dempster is known around the Major League Baseball world as a jokester. His Harry Caray impression, for instance, is pretty well-known and popular and tends to follow him wherever he goes.
Dempster will be bringing that humor to Boston, as the right-hander was introduced as the newest member of the Red Sox on Wednesday afternoon. As part of his introduction to his new city and...
The Red Sox’ starting pitching was subpar in 2012, and general manager Ben Cherington is looking to make sure that isn’t the case against this season.
The Sox officially introduced Ryan Dempster at a news conference at Fenway Park on Wednesday, and Cherington was quick to point out what exactly the team saw in the right-hander that made him an offseason target.
It has certainly been an interesting offseason for the Boston Red Sox. They have teased many big time acquisitions for the team but have rarely pulled the trigger on said targets. That was certainly not the case this past Monday, however, when the team announced that they had signed all star shortstop Stephen Drew to a one year deal to play for the team. Whether...
With still no new news on the Mike Napoli contract situation, the Boston Red Sox made the signing of RHP Ryan Dempster official on Wednesday.
To make room for Dempster on the 40-man roster, they designated RHP Pedro Beato for assignment.
Here's the full release from the Red Sox:
BOSTON, MA—The Boston Red Sox today signed right-handed pitcher Ryan Dempster to a two...
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In sizing up the major league landscape at the offseason’s midway point, ESPN.com senior baseball writer Jayson Stark polled executives around the league,
asking them to identify the five teams that improved...
Reporting to the VP of Programming & Production/Executive Producer, the Red Sox Remote Coordinating Producer is a high-profile, senior production position responsible for the conceptual planning, daily oversight, coordination and creative execution of Red Sox Remote Productions. This includes leading or producing 150 MLB events, 14 spring training events and...
Big thanks to Tony Massarotti for listing this out. Footnotes follow.Jacoby Ellsbury, cf (1)Shane Victorino, rfDustin Pedroia, 2bDavid Ortiz, dhWill Middlebrooks, 3bMike Napoli, 1b (2)Johnny Gomes, lfJarrod Saltalamacchia, c (3)Stephen Drew, ssBENCHDavid Ross, c (4)Ryan Kalish, ofPedro Ciriaco, ifJose Iglesias, ifRyan Lavarnway, cMauro Gomez, 1bROTATIONJon Lester, lhpClay Buchholz...
With A.J. Pierzynski reportedly signing with the Rangers, teams could start to explore the trade market when it comes to catchers. Or perhaps they’ve already dipped their toes.
According to CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman, the Red Sox have had some inquiries on Jarrod Saltalamacchia. General manager Ben Cherington obviously hasn’t seen any deals he’s liked, though, and the Sox...
Fox Sport's Ken Rosenthal provided a little update on the Mike Napoli contract... unsettledness(?) today.
It's a fun little article in which Rosenthal lobs himself some questions, and then knocks them out of the park (pun most certainly intended):
Just how bad is Napoli’s condition?
Napoli, sources say, has a problem with one of his hips – a problem that led the Seattle...
In an effort to forget the dismal 2012 season that saw the Red Sox stumble to a 69-93 record, the team has committed over $160 million to seven significant free agents so far this offseason. In signing DH David Ortiz (2 years, $26 million), RF Shane Victorino (3 years, $39 million), starter Ryan Dempster (2 years, [...]
It has been 18 days since the Red Sox reached agreement with free
agent Mike Napoli on a three-year, $39 million free-agent contract,
but the deal still is not official.
Continuing our comparisons between the Yankees and Red Sox farm systems, we take a look at the crop of first base prospects in each system. Which system is deeper? Which prospects have the most power? The highest ceilings? Take a look at this comparison between the two rival AL East farm systems.