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The Red Sox are dodging arbitration like an athletic middle schooler
in a P.E. dodge ball tournament. Earlier this morning on Red Sox Life we
reported that the Sox signed center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury to a one year
contract worth 9 million dollars. Now the newest addition to the Red Sox
organization closer Joel Hanrahan has signed a one year deal worth 7.04 million
dollars. This is a significant pay increase for the newly minted closer as Hanrahan
netted a cool 4.1 million last season with the Pirates.
Over the past two seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates Hanrahan
has compiled 76 saves, 128 strikeouts and a 2.28 ERA while maintaining a 6-6
Once again the Red Sox have placed themselves in the middle of a
cumbersome situation. On one hand if Hanrahan pans out you have the opportunity
to sign him as your long-term closer. On the other hand if he has a
successful season he’ll be shouting those famous words from Jerry Maguire, “Show
me the money!”
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The Boston Red Sox avoided arbitration with new closer Joel Hanrahan after reaching agreement on a one-year deal worth $7.04 million. Hanrahan, who will be eligible for free agency after the 2013 season, came to the Red Sox last month in a trade with Pittsburgh. The Pirates paid him $4.1 million in 2012. Hanrahan posted 36 saves last season and 40 in 2011 with a combined a 2...
More than one month after initially agreeing to a three-year, $39 million contract, Mike Napoli and the Boston Red Sox have come to terms on a one-year deal that will pay him $5 million, according to a major-league source.
The initial deal was nullified when a health concern arose as part of Napoli's physical exam.
Incentive clauses in the contract could allow Napoli...
Mike Napoli and the Red Sox will finally touch pen to paper on a new contract soon, sources told ESPN Boston on Thursday. Napoli and the Sox have reportedly agreed on a one-year, $5 million contract with incentives that could reward Napoli with a $13 million payout in 2013.
This news comes nearly two months after it was initially reported that the Red Sox had signed the free agent...
Here's a press release from the Boston Red Sox about "Red Sox Kid Nation Winterfest":
BOSTON, MA – Third Baseman Will Middlebrooks will welcome children to a “Red Sox Kid Nation Winterfest” on Saturday, January 26, at Fenway Park. The event, which takes place from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m, is free and open to fans of all ages.
Middlebrooks is scheduled to...
It seems very likely that Mike Napoli will be playing for the Red Sox in 2013. Speaking before the Red Sox Town Hall on Thursday, Ben Cherington would not confirm the reports that the Sox have agreed to a one-year deal with the veteran slugger, but he did seem very optimistic that something could be announced before long.
Cherington acknowledged that the Red Sox have made progress...
The good news continues to roll in for Boston.
After reports surfaced this morning that the Red Sox had finally signed Mike Napoli, the team announced on Thursday that Jarrod Saltalamacchia has been signed to a one-year, non-guaranteed contract
Last year, the 27-year old catcher hit .222 and set career highs with 25 home runs and 59 RBIs.
Acquired from Texas in 2010, Saltalamacchia...
The Red Sox and Jacoby Ellsbury have agreed to terms on a one-year contract, reports...Jacoby Ellsbury. Peter Abraham since tweeted that the deal was for $9 million.
I find the number a little surprising. Ells got $8.05 million last year after his near-MVP performance in 2011. And sure, players don't often go backwards in arbitration, but it's surprising to see the number...
After signing seven players to one-year deals on Friday, the Boston Red Sox had only one player to avoid going to salary arbitration with. And that was reliever Craig Breslow.
Well it didn't take long to get Breslow wrapped up as well.
According to Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports, the Red Sox and Breslow have agreed to a two-year deal worth $6.25 million with an option for...
You can start breathing again Red Sox Nation. It's been reported
that Jacoby Ellsbury and the Red Sox have agreed to a one-year 9 million dollar
contract. Why is this so significant? The deal avoids a messy arbitration period and keeps Ellsbury in a Red Sox uniform for at least another year.
The contract benefits both parties involved. The Red Sox increase Jacoby's salary...
After almost a month after originally agreeing to a three year deal, the Boston Red Sox and Mike Napoli have agreed to a restructured one year, $5 million deal, according to WEEI.
Napoli and the Red Sox initially agreed to a three year, $39 million deal in early December, but, after a physical, the Red Sox noticed some red flags on Napoli's nagging hip. After more than...
While the World Baseball Classic might be exciting for fans, it can be a rather stressful time for members of major league front offices.
Four members of the Red Sox — Shane Victorino (United States), Alfredo Aceves (Mexico), Xander Bogaerts (Netherlands) and Jose De La Torre (Puerto Rico) — are listed on the provisional rosters for this year’s WBC, which will be held in San...
His video game company in bankruptcy, former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling is selling the blood-stained sock he wore during the 2004 World Series.
The sports director at Heritage Auctions tells The Associated Press online bidding begins around Feb. 4. Live bidding will take place in New York City on Feb. 23.
The sock had been on loan to the National Baseball Hall of Fame...
Catcher/first baseman Mike Napoli will sign a one-year, $5 million contract with the Boston Red Sox, ESPN reported Thursday. The deal could reportedly jump to $13 million due to incentives. Napoli agreed to a three-year, $39 million contract earlier in the offseason but the deal was off because he failed his physical. The two sides reportedly agreed to shorter terms. The Texas...
MetsBlog passes along that former Red Sox starter Daisuke Matsuzaka told Hochi Shimbun that he is now talking with the Mets, Indians and Marlins, though other teams have expressed interest in signing him this winter.
Dice-K prefers to sign a big-league contract with incentives. However, it is also likely he ends up signing a minor-league deal or could return to pitch in Japan...