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Josh Beckett finished ninth. Really.Verlander was the unanimous choice, with a 24-5 record and a 2.40 ERA.The year Roger Clemens won MVP, he was 24-4 with a 2.48 ERA. Verlander's team finished 95-67 and went on to the ALCS, but lost. Clemens's team in 1986 went 96-66, and went on to -- ah, I don't want to talk about it.

Cover Boy: Adrian Gonzalez

For the third time since 2006, a Red Sox player is going to grace the cover of the best selling baseball video game franchise. This year it’s Adrian Gonzalez’ turn. In 2006, David Ortiz graced the cover of the game and in 2009, Dustin Pedroia was the cover boy after winning the AL MVP award the season before. When asked about being on the cover by ESPN’s Jon Robinson, Gonzalez...

Mixed Signals on Ortiz

Comcast SportsNet, Saturday:"David knows that we want him to be here, we want him to be back with the Red Sox, we want him in our lineup, and we’ve had a lot of dialogue to see if there’s a way to do that," said general manager Ben Cherington. "I think that will continue.”The Globe, today:In the case of Ortiz, Cherington has held talks with the DH, but he...

Francona: I won't be managing in 2012

Terry Francona isn't waiting to see whether the Chicago Cubs want him as their new manager.Francona told Comcast SportsNet New England he won't be accepting a managerial position for the coming season, choosing instead to "take a step back."Francona, who was let go by Boston earlier in the offseason, was linked to the Cubs' vacancy following the firing of Mike...

Quick Hits: Wood, Red Sox, Angels, Lidge, Astros

Let's round up some links left over from Day Two of the GM meetings in Milwaukee.... David Kaplan of CSNChicago reports that Kerry Wood is likely to return to the Cubs rather than retire, and may even sign a multiyear deal. Echoing Larry Lucchino's sentiment from earlier this evening, GM Ben Cherington told reporters, including ESPNBoston's Gordon Edes (Twitter...

Red Sox mum after Sveum's 2nd interview

Dale Sveum had a second interview with the Red Sox, who didn't say much afterwards.

HBT: Red Sox reportedly offer Ortiz a deal

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Orsillo Back With NESN Through 2015; Watney Going Back To Cali

There's some good news and some bad news about the broadcasting situation on NESN for the 2012 Boston Red Sox season. The good news is that it according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe via Twitter, NESN has re-signed their Red Sox play-by-play guy Don Orsillo to a new deal that will run through the 2015 season. There had been some rumors out there that he was being courted...

Francona says he will not manage in 2012

MILWAUKEE -- Former Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona will not be the next manager of the Chicago Cubs, saying “I’m not going to try to manage next year” in an interview with Comcast New England.

Medical director position to be eliminated

Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said the process of restructuring the team’s medical department would start with finding an ideal model, then determining whether any of the current staff would fit.

Hitting bottom

Al: Well, Patriots back in first and, don't look now, but I almost, almost think I've bottomed out on Red Sox angst and maybe, just maybe I'm turning slightly less pessimistic...   Al: I mean, sure we lose Paps, but we lose him to the NL and we do have Bard, which has been the plan for the future of the closer position all...

Don't expectany big moves

MILWAUKEE - If you want an idea of just how fluid the Red Sox' pitching plans are for next year, consider: 1)...

Koby Clemens Banned from Winter League Baseball After Going AWOL

Roger Clemens’ 24-year-old son, Koby Clemens, was banned from winter league baseball last Wednesday.  Clemens, who has been in the Houston Astros farm system since 2005, had been playing winter ball with the Mayaguez Indians in Puerto Rico.  Last week, he abandoned the team without giving any reason for his departure.  According to a report [...]
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