Found January 25, 2012 on
The Theo Epstein era is history. The Terry Francona administration is over. As the new season approaches, the scrutiny surrounding the Red Sox will be amplified more than ever due to the 7-20 collapse in September and subsequent clubhouse charades. To end the status quo, there was an overhaul in the front office. Now, the spotlight will shine brightly on general manager Ben Cherington and manager Bobby Valentine. But change has been President Barack Obama's slogan since 2008. After his State of the Union address on Tuesday -- to discuss issues and goals for 2012 -- we took five quotes...

Red Sox give RHP Bailey 1 year, avoid arbitration

The Boston Red Sox agreed to terms Wednesday with right-handed pitcher Andrew Bailey on a one-year contract worth $3.9 million. The deal avoids arbitration. Bailey, who made $465,000 last year, asked for $4.7 million; the team offered $3.35 million. Bailey was acquired from the Oakland Athletics this winter. The 27-year-old right-hander converted 24 of 26 save opportunities with...

Red Sox Designate Scott Atchison for Assignment to Make Room for Cody Ross

To make room for outfielder Cody Ross on the 40-man roster, the Red Sox have designated pitcher Scott Atchison for assignment. The team officially announced the move Thursday, just days after inking Ross to one-year, $3 million passed his physical. Boston will mark Ross’ sixth stop after stints with the Giants, Marlins, Reds, Dodgers and Tigers. Atchison, 35, made 17 appearances...

Boston Red Sox Continue Strange Offseason

While the Yankees have made dramatic improvements to their rotation, trading for Seattle’s Michael Pineda and signing former Dodger Hiroki Kuroda, the Red Sox have failed to make much of a splash this winter.  Earlier if the offseason the team acquired a pair of closer-type relievers in an effort to replace the departed Jonathan Papelbon; Mark Melancon and Andrew Bailey are likely...

Report: Red Sox make offer to RHP Oswalt

The Boston Red Sox have set their sights on veteran righthander Roy Oswalt. The team made an offer to the Philadelphia Phillies hurler on Wednesday night, reported on Thursday. Oswalt was plagued by a balky back last season and settled for a 9-10 mark with a 3.69 ERA in 23 starts. The 34-year-old Oswalt is a three-time All-Star selection and was a National League...

Red Sox confirm signing former Giant, 2010 NLCS MVP Ross

The Boston Red Sox on Thursday confirmed the signing of outfielder Cody Ross to a one-year contract and said right-hander Scott Atchison was designated for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster.

You’re telling me there’s a salary cap in the new CBA?

I’ve complained in a few places about the Red Sox ownership not being willing to spend a little over the luxury tax threshold to complete this roster.  I could rehearse here how offering David Ortiz arbitration is a very questionable decision if you’re treating the luxury tax threshold as a hard cap, but I’d rather talk about that hard cap in the first place.  Why are the...

Bailey, Red Sox Avoid Arbitration

The Red Sox and Andrew Bailey avoided arbitration, Jon Heyman of tweets. Bailey, an Athletes First client, agreed to a one-year, $3.9MM deal that includes $100K in incentives.

Source: Red Sox more likely to sign free agent pitcher; Edwin Jackson on radar

At this point, less than a month before pitchers and catchers must report to Fort Myers, the Red Sox are more likely...

Ross Replaced Drew

The Red Sox are about to sign Cody Ross: Cody Ross agreed to sign with the Boston Red Sox, giving them an experienced hitter with postseason success on his resume to help replace J.D. Drew in right field. and reported the contract is for one year and $3 million. Ross told The Associated Press in a text message late Monday that the deal won’t be finalized...

New Cubs pitching coach Bosio is old-school

Nothing too fancy, Bosio just wants pitchers to get guys outIf you believe that printouts from Carmine II or Big (Cubbie) Blue, or whatever Theo Epstein calls his new computer system, is going to dictate what happens on the field completely, then you haven't met Chris Bosio.
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