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Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said he expects both his premier free agents, David Ortiz and Jonathan Papelbon, to reach free agency.

Vote: Which Red Sox Free Agent Do You Most Want the Team to Sign?

Forty-eight years. That's the cumulative amount David Ortiz, Jonathan Papelbon, Jason Varitek and Tim Wakefield have spent with the Boston Red Sox. In all likelihood, not all of them will be back in 2012. Each key free agent has had his unforgettable moments with the Red Sox. Papelbon, the shortest-tenured of the bunch, has saved 219 games and made four all-star teams in his...

Big Papi, Pap, and Wheeler

David Ortiz and Jonathan Papelbon both filed for free agency today.  Ben Cherington has said he would like to keep both players but the Red Sox have not made a formal offer to either one yet. The Red Sox have until the end of the day to decide on Wheeler's $3 million option.  If they decline it he will become a free agent.

Report: Jonathan Papelbon May Be Satisfied With Three Year, $45 Million Contract Offer

The last time the Red Sox saw Jonathan Papelbon walk off the mound, it was after the Baltimore Orioles rallied to knock the Sox out of the playoffs on the final day of the regular season. It may take a record contract to ensure that memory isn't the last one fans have of Papelbon in a Red Sox uniform. On Wednesday, Peter Gammons went on WEEI's Mutt and Merloni to discuss...

Papi & Red Sox To Meet

The Boston Herald is reporting that the BostoN Red Sox and David Ortiz plan on meeting soon, possibly as early as Monday. The two sides have met before and seem to be serious about making a deal despite his threat of joining the Yankees. The Red Sox have yet to make a contract offer to free agent David Ortiz but the sides are expected to speak soon, possibly tomorrow, according...

Around the horn: Jonathan Papelbon, David Ortiz might leave Red Sox

Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said he expects his premier free agents, designated hitter David Ortiz and right-handed closer Jonathan Papelbon, to reach free agency. All teams have until 12:01 a.m. Thursday to negotiate exclusively with their players before they hit the open market.

Your Morning Dump... Where we know who the Sox are interviewing

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Red Sox fans finally have a name to go with the Sox' managerial search - Pete Mackanin. According to a source with knowledge of the situation, the Red Sox are scheduled to interview the Phillies'...

Jacoby Ellsbury, David Ortiz, Adrian Gonzalez All Win American League Silver Slugger Awards

The postseason individual awards continue to come in for the Red Sox, as three members of baseball's best offense were honored Wednesday. Adrian Gonzalez, Jacoby Ellsbury and David Ortiz were all awarded with American League Silver Slugger awards as the top offensive players at their respective positions. It is the fifth time that Ortiz has won the honor as a designated hitter...

David Ortiz, Jonathan Papelbon file for free agency

If history is any guide, the odds of David Ortiz and Jonathan Papelbon re-signing with the Red Sox are long. In...

2012 Free Agent Primer: Top 10 Closers

Teams possibly in need of a closer include the Astros, Blue Jays, Marlins, Mets, Orioles, Padres, Phillies, Reds, Red Sox and Twins. That's exactly ten team. Here are ten free agents that are available for your closer consideration. 1. Jonathan Papelbon (31) – Paps wants to set the market for closers this season. Although the Red Sox want him back, they may not be willing...

2011 AL & NL Silver Slugger Awards

While awards won't ease the pain of what happened to the 2011 Boston Red Sox, it is nice to see some of them being honored. Last night, three members of the 2011 Red Sox won AL Gold Glove Awards. And on Wednesday, three members of the Red Sox were presented with AL Silver Slugger Awards. They are Jacoby Ellsbury (outfield), Adrian Gonzalez (1B) and David Ortiz (DH). Here...

Cherington set to gauge interest in free agents

Ben Cherington will check in on David Ortiz and Jonathan Papelbon and David Ortiz as he begins his first round of free agency as Boston's GM.
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