Found October 28, 2012 on CLNS Radio:
John Farrell is in now back in Boston. The front office hopes that it has found the stability at manager that it has missed for the last 162 games of baseball.  Farrell has now officially named Torey Lovullo as his bench coach, as expected and he will be naming his other coaches and staff member [...]

Who’ll Fill Red Sox Hole At Shortstop?

By The Boston Red Sox have holes up and down the lineup, including left field, first base and the starting rotation. However, one of the trickier spots that the Red Sox have to decide upon is what to do at shortstop. As of right now, they do have an option in Jose Iglesias. The 22-year-old Cuban has spent one year in the majors and has already proven to be an elite fielder...

Red Sox Listed at 22-1 Odds to Win 2013 World Series While Tigers Are Favorites After Being Swept in 2012

Just one day after the conclusion of the 2012 MLB season that saw the Giants sweep the Tigers in stunning fashion, the sports-betting website Bovada has released their 2013 World Series lines. The Red Sox, fresh off signing manager John Farrell, will enter the season -- for now anyways -- at 22-1 odds to win the fall classic. They share the same odds with the cinderella...

Your Morning Dump... Where Lovullo talks up Kalish

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. When Torey Lovullo managed Triple-A Pawtucket in 2010, Ryan Kalish joined him on June 1, earning a promotion from Double-A Portland. In 27 games with the PawSox, Kalish hit .261 with four home runs and...

Your Morning Dump...Where the Sox are still unsure about Iglesias

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. Having dropped far out of contention last month, the Red Sox gave Iglesias 15 starts over the season’s final 18 games, an audition designed to gauge his readiness to be an everyday shortstop. And although...

David Ortiz Primed to Anchor Middle of Boston's Lineup Despite Injury-Plagued Ending to Last Season

Editor's note: Didier Morais will review each position for the Red Sox for the 2013 season. Contract negotiations are ongoing to bring David Ortiz back to Boston. After playing on one-year deals for two consecutive seasons, the designated hitter is seeking a two-year contract with the Red Sox this offseason with the intent of finishing his career in Boston. ...

Red Sox continue pillaging of Toronto staff, hire Butterfield

The Red Sox announced today that they've added Brian Butterfield to their staff. Butterfield will be third-base coach under John Farrell; the same role he had in Toronto the last two years under Farrell, and one preceding him. Butterfield hails from Bangor, Maine, which makes him A-OK in my book, considering Maine is the greatest state in the union.  He's also a tremendous...

Mauro Gomez Aiming to Improve Plate Discipline, Believes David Ortiz's Presence Has Been Valuable

  For eight years, Mauro Gomez awaited his opportunity. When the Rangers signed Gomez out of the Dominican Republic -- as a third baseman -- they hoped he'd evolve into a major league threat. But after six years, Texas allowed Gomez to walk. After a quick one-year stint with the Braves' Triple-A team, Gomez latched on with the Red Sox and signed a minor league deal. It...

Carl Crawford says he felt pressure from Red Sox fans to play hurt

From the moment he was pouring sweat uncontrollably when the Boston Red Sox announced him as their newest signing in 2010, you had to wonder if Carl Crawford could handle the pressures of playing in Boston. Looking back on his year-and-a-half with the team, one would come to the conclusion that he could not. Part of the reason Crawford struggled was that he could not stay healthy...

Brian Butterfield named Boston's third-base coach

Brian Butterfield has been hired as third-base coach for the Boston Red Sox, the same position he held under new Red Sox manager John Farrell the past two years with the Toronto Blue Jays. The Red Sox made the announcement on Tuesday. He is the second former Toronto coach coming to Boston. The team previously announced that Torey Lovullo would be the bench coach after serving as...

Jays and Rockies Talking to Matt Williams

With former manager John Farrell shipping up, er, down to Boston, it appears the Toronto Blue Jays already have their sights set on a new skipper.According to Fox Sports Arizona's Jack Magruder, the Jays are one of two teams (the Colorado Rockies are the other) that has expressed interest in the Arizona Diamondbacks' third base coach Matt Williams.  It's believed that...

Red Sox Name Brian Butterfield As New Third Base Coach, Replacing Jerry Royster

Little by little, the Red Sox are filling out their coaching staff. The team announced on Tuesday that they had named Brian Butterfield as the new third base coach. Butterfield, 54, comes along with Red Sox manager John Farrell and bench coach Torey Lovullo from the Blue Jays. A native of Bangor, Maine, Butterfield was one of the longest-tenured members on...

Eight Years ago the Boston Red Sox wiped away 86 years of pain

The Red Sox hosted the St. Louis Cardinals for the first two games of the 2004 World Series, because the American League team had won the All-Star Game in July. The Sox had come back from Yankee Stadium, giddy over winning four games in a row over New York to take the A. L. pennant. They had momentum on their side. But the Cardinals weren’t going to be any pushover. They’d had...

Bobby Valentine Says David Ortiz Comments Weren't Meant to Be Taken as 'Throwing David Under the Bus'

Perhaps someone should make a cheat sheet for Bobby Valentine. Saying someone doesn't seem as invested in the game is considered a low blow. Saying someone didn't play anymore after a season appeared lost is a potshot. But don't blame Bobby for not knowing this, Valentine is now saying -- how could he have known that such comments would be taken as...

Red Sox Interview For Pitching Coach

The Red Sox have begun to look for a new pitching coach and are starting the interview process with Orioles director of pitching development Rick Peterson.  In the past Peterson was the pitching coach for the Mets, A's and Brewers.

Red Sox Name New Third Base Coach

Brian Butterfield will become the new third base coach for the Red Sox.  Butterfield, a native of Maine, was previously John Farrell's third base coach in Toronto.  Peter Gammons offered high praise for Butterfield today: There may not be a better coach in the game than Brian Butterfield. And that Yankee delegation in SF are products of his dad Jack — Peter Gammons (@pgammo)
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