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The second part of this series will take the focus off the management prospects, and put it on the players needed to revive the Red Sox 2013 hopes.The Sox starting pitching this year was just plain terrible, having a combined 5.24 ERA and a 40 win and 54 loss record. Due to the teams injuries this season, (29 players on the DL), the Sox lineup was inconsistent and unproductive. So who could be the answer to the Red Sox woes?Felix Hernandez:Felix Hernandez is the ace of the Seattle Mariners rotation. He is a three-time All Star, 2010 CY Young winner and has a perfect game under his belt that was thrown on August 15 of this season. Is it any wonder that he goes by the nickname “King Felix”. So why would Seattle part ways with their franchise centerpiece? Possibly because their run-production cannot guarantee a Hernandez victory. Though Hernandez can hold opposing teams on average to only a run or two per game, Seattle’s bats often can’t capitalize, therefore handing him a loss ...
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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. "In the end, if I had been completely healthy when the season ended and we would have made a strong run at things … things didn't unfold that way so there were a bunch of question marks in everybody...
The Red Sox have made it known to both David Ortiz and Cody Ross that they would like the hitters back, and will begin negotiations in earnest next week, says Joe McDonald of ESPNBoston (via MLBTradeRumors). Ortiz has never been in a better position to get a two-year deal from Boston, despite being 37 next year (!) and coming off a serious Achilles injury. The bad blood the Red Sox...
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. "It's not for me right now," Lowell said in a phone interview with CBSSports.com. Lowell, an analyst for MLB Network, said he intends to spend time enjoying his family and working on his broadcasting...
At the end of the 2011 season, Felix Doubront was reeling
from an injury-plagued campaign.
Groin and hamstring strains, as well as elbow tightness, sidetracked the
pitcher's ascension to the majors. Upon completing that Triple-A season,
Doubront made it a priority to sharpen up his physique in order to enjoy an
injury-free 2012 season.
One year later, Doubront accomplished...
Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington might be busy searching for the team's next manager after Bobby Valentine was let go, but it appears that he's also going to be busy talking with David Ortiz. Contract negotations between Big Papi and the Red Sox are set to begin next week, according to a report by ESPN.com's Joe McDonald. The news should come as little surprise...
It was a year full of new experiences for Vicente Padilla. After three seasons with the Dodgers, he made his foray back to the American League and signed with Boston. Having been a starting pitcher since 2002, he then adjusted to life as a reliever for the Red Sox for an entire season. In retrospect, the veteran pitcher reflected on the change of scenery with a positive outlook....
Mike Lowell showed plenty of grit and leadership during his big league career, and that immediately had fans tabbing him as manager material. Two years into his retirement days, the four-time All-Star isn't ready to tackle a managerial gig just yet.
"It's not for me right now,'' Lowell said in a phone interview with CBSSports.com.
The news comes...
Baseball America is busy right now putting together its top 20 prospects lists by league now that the minor league baseball season is over. They got started last week with the Arizona League, the Gulf Coast League, Appalachian League, Pioneer League, NY/Penn League, Northwest League and Midwest League.
Now we'll look at the South Atlantic League where the Red Sox minor leaguers...
Baseball America is busy right now putting together its top 20 prospects lists by league now that the minor league baseball season is over.
They got started last week with the Arizona League, the Gulf Coast League, Appalachian League, Pioneer League, NY/Penn League, Northwest League, Midwest League, South Atlantic League, California League, Carolina League and Florida State...
Ben Cherington has a lot to do. We at Ted's Army thought we'd take a shot at giving him some options for a game plan. This week we'll take turns explaining our steps to righting the proverbial ship. First up: Scott Priest.
I think we can all agree that the Red Sox are terrible.
But not long ago, things weren't so bad. I don't necessarily mean last year -- that...
Baseball America is busy right now putting together its top 20 prospects lists by league now that the minor league baseball season is over. They got started last week with the Arizona League, the Gulf Coast League, Appalachian League and Pioneer League.
Now we'll look at the NY/Penn League where the Red Sox minor leaguers play with the Lowell Spinners.
Two Red Sox farmhands...
Serious conversations between the Boston Red Sox and free-agent designated hitter David Ortiz will begin "next week," a team source told ESPN.com. Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington told reporters shortly after the season ended that retaining Ortiz was a priority. "David is someone who we feel strongly about bringing back, and we're trying to figure out...
The Boston Red Sox entered the 2012 campaign with hopes of being a World Series contender. They ended up finishing in last place in the American League East for the first time in 20 years, finishing with more than 90 losses for the first time since 1966. After a tumultuous season, they can now begin the healing and rebuilding this offseason.
The first order of business...
The Cleveland Indians formally introduced new manager Terry Francona at a press conference Monday at Progressive Field. Francona signed a four-year deal over the weekend to manage the Indians, but hopes to be around longer than that. "I don't want to be a rental manager," Francona said. "I didn't want to come in worried. I want to be part of the solution...