Found January 13, 2012 on
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The Red Sox have signed a number of players over the last week with MLB experience. They signed Aaron Cook from Colorado, who pitched against the Red Sox in the 2007 World Series, pitchers Justin Germano and Carlos Silva, and infielder Brad Emaus, who was in camp with the Mets last spring.They are also bringing in pitchers Jesse Carlson, Brandon Duckworth and Rich Hill, who pitched effectively out of the Red Sox bullpen last season before an injury ended his season. They are also inviting nine other players to camp this spring as well.It makes sense to bring as many players with previous experience to camp this spring. Most obviously won't go north with the big club, but if any show the club something, they will most likely be on Pawtucket's roster.And now word comes that Jason Varitek will be invited to Spring Training as a non-roster player. I really think the Sox are doing this out of courtesy and respect to their longtime catcher. I really don't see where Tek could p...
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New Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine finally spoke with left fielder Carl Crawford, whom Valentine had criticized while at ESPN.
When Theo Epstein was the general manager of the Boston Red Sox, he never had one salary arbitration case goes to the arbitrator. And it appears, at least so far, that new GM Ben Cherington is following in Theo's footsteps.
After avoiding salary arbitration with Matt Albers, Cherington has now avoided it with newcomer Ryan Sweeney who came over in the trade with Andrew Bailey...
WHAT: Project Cupid will play match maker to raise money for The Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute during its third annual charity date auction at The Estate. Boston’s most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes will strut their stuff to raise funds for cancer care and research. The event will be emceed by image consultant, Emmi Sorokin from It’s a Man’s World, and...
He sure isn't the same as the old boss.My friend and WFAN radio host Ed Randall will be hosting his first annual Red Sox Hot Stove Report with new Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine at Rippowam Middle School in Stamford, Connecticut, which just happens to be the new manager's stomping grounds.It will be an "Inside the Actor's Studio" type of event, in front of...
Two nights ago I was reading about the Titanic. I was looking at newspapers from when the tragedy happened. I noticed that some initial reports had the boat sinking, but all the passengers safe, rescued or on lifeboats waiting to be picked up. The following day's papers show that those reports were far from correct.Then the next day, yesterday, I had lunch with a friend I hadn...
Earlier today, Francisco Jarquin Soto of El Nuevo Diario reported that right-handed pitcher, Vicente Padilla, took a leave from Nicaragua in order to fly to Boston in order to be checked out by the Red Sox. However, sources close to Alex Speier of WEEI said that the Sox are just “talking to [Padilla] among others and there is “nothing to report” about the team's interest...
For the first time in years, the players were virtually afterthoughts during the longest, busiest day of the annual Cubs Convention. Not even a relatively anonymous group of incoming players representing the Cubs’ least-flashy offseason in at least two front-office regimes could provoke the passions...
Outfielder Ryan Sweeney has agreed to a $1.75 million, one-year contract with the Boston Red Sox. Sweeney, who could have filed for arbitration, made $1.4 million last year with the Oakland Athletics. He is expected to compete for playing time in right field, where the Red Sox have a vacancy after deciding not to retain free agent J.D.
Bobby Valentine finally had his long-awaited, much-anticipated conversation with Carl Crawford.
Theo Epstein no longer runs the Red Sox' baseball operations department, but he still keeps a close eye on Fenway...
Agent Fernando Cuza confirmed that he met with Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington on Friday in Boston to discuss David Ortiz's contract situation.
Says trade and signing "probably" improved rotation
Tells students he believes club can win if everyone pulls togetherAfter talking about Jackie Robinson with grammar school students Thursday at the Citi Kids Cubs program at Wrigley Field, Theo Epstein decided to take questions.
Two days after signing Aaron Cook, the Red Sox are scouting another low-risk righty looking to rebound from injury. Vicente Padilla took leave of his native Nicaraguan winter league yesterday in order to fly to Boston, where he will be checked over today by team doctors, reports Francisco Jarquín Soto at the Nicaraguan paper El Nuevo Diario. Padilla made only nine appearances...
All along, general manager Ben Cherington outlined the Red Sox' offseason plans by highlighting the search for...