Found December 25, 2012 on
Boston sports fans have had a lot of their wishes granted over the course of the past decade. Each of the city’s four major sports teams has captured a championship since 2004, and each has typically been competitive even when coming up short.
That doesn’t mean we can’t still be a little greedy, though.
While Beantown’s sports enthusiasts don’t really have too much to complain about, especially when you consider the championship futility of some other cities, you still can’t help but want more. In fact, there’s something about living through such success that makes you hungrier for the next big win.
So what exactly sits at the top of Boston sports fans’ wish list this holiday season?
The Red Sox are coming off a disappointing 2012 campaign, but they’ve already been aggressive in making moves this offseason, and they have a new skipper who is looking to take a more disciplined approach. Finding success in the American League East in 2013 certainly won’t be easy, especially with the B...
BEST OF MAXIM
Three weeks ago Mike Napoli agreed to become a member of the Boston Red Sox. However, that agreement has never been finalized. As the free agent market continues to be depleted, Napoli and the Red Sox still have not signed a contract, and the club is remaining quiet on the reason. Of course, that has not eliminated speculation, and it appears the reason Boston and Napoli have...
The Boston Red Sox are still giving no official comment on what the heck is going on with Mike Napoli. But their actions -- perhaps -- speak louder than words.
While the Sox prefer to complete their deal with Napoli, they also are talking to free-agent first baseman Adam LaRoche, according to major league sources.
The discussions, first reported by Boston-based reporter Jen Royle...
Nine days after shortstop Stephen Drew and the Boston Red Sox agreed to a one-year, $9.5 million deal, the contract was finalized Wednesday. Drew, 29, split last season between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Oakland Athletics. He became a free agent when the A's rejected a $10 million mutual option on his contract in October. Instead, Drew received a $1.35 million buyout...
The Red Sox certainly improved their bullpen this winter.
In addition to guys with closing experience like Andrew Bailey and Alfredo Aceves, the team added more live arms in Joel Hanrahan and Koji Uehara. That gives Boston one of the deepest bullpens in the American League, but is it the best?
The Boston Globe’s Peter Abraham think so, but his colleague Nick Cafardo disagrees,...
After Uncle Ben Cherington completed the trade with the Pittsburgh Pirates, he and the Boston Red Sox made the signing of shortstop Stephen Drew official.
Here's the release from the Red Sox:
The Boston Red Sox today signed shortstop Stephen Drew to a one-year contract through the 2013 season. A first-round selection of the Diamondbacks in the 2004 draft, Drew has appeared...
While it remains unclear if free agent Lance Berkman is
going to play in 2013, he would be “quite a nice fit” for the Boston Red Sox,
according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe.
Berkman still doesn’t know whether he wants to play, or
whether he wants to play for the rebuilding Astros, for whom he played most of
his career. The 36-year-old switch-hitter can...
In an offseason in which many Boston Red Sox fans thought Jose Iglesias would be the opening day shortstop for the team in 2013, it was announced on Wednesday afternoon that Stephen Drew was signed to a 1-year deal worth $ 9.5 million (with an extra $500,000 in incentives). The signing means that Iglesias presumably [...]
IVAN DE JESUS
Born: May 1, 1987
Drafted: 2nd Round, 51st overall, 2005 (Dodgers)
How acquired: Trade (from Red Sox)
High School: American Military Academy (Guaynabo, Puerto Rico)
Agent: MDR Sports Management
WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES
De Jesus is the son of the long-time major league...
Born: September 28, 1987
Drafted: 25th Round, 757th Overall, 2008 (Dodgers)
How Acquired: Trade (from Red Sox)
College: Catawba College
WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES
Sands set records for HRs, walks and slugging in Division 2, but still lasted until the 25th round...
The Red Sox have already nipped one problem in the bud.
Assistant general manager Brian O’Halloran said during a conference call Wednesday that the plan is for Joel Hanrahan to enter spring training as Boston’s closer. That puts an abrupt end to the debate as to whether the newly acquired Hanrahan or Andrew Bailey would pitch the ninth inning for the Red Sox this season.
Red Sox fans received a lot of hip joke material on Wednesday, as the club announced that it has acquired closer Joel Hanrahan and infielder Brock Holt from the Pirates in exchange for Mark Melancon, Stolmy Pimental, Jerry Sands and Ivan De Jesus.
The sooner we get all of the Steve Holt Arrested Development gags and Tommy Hanrahan Slap Shot puns out of the way, though, the sooner...
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After days of speculation and rumors, the Red Sox and Pirates have completed a trade that will send closer Joel Hanrahan and IF Brock Holt to the Red Sox in exchange for 1B/OF Jerry Sands, IF Ivan De Jesus Jr., RHP Mark Melancon, and minor league RHP Stolmy Pimentel. Jim Bowden of ESPN.com was the [...]