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The Red Sox will begin the 2012 season with a bit of a patchwork right field. Ryan Kalish won't be ready to start the year after undergoing surgery in the offseason. That leaves Darnell McDonald, Ryan Sweeney and Mike Aviles to contend for the spot in the early going. Will one of those players seize the opportunity and force Bobby Valentine to lock in to one of them every day, or will Kalish step in and take over when he's ready to go? Or do you think it will ultimately end in a platoon situation, with two or three players...

Report: MLB to break BoSox-Cubs battle

Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig has been asked to settle a months-long battle over what the Cubs must give the Red Sox as compensation for the hiring of Theo Epstein. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, both sides have requested Major League Baseball to rule on the matter, though the initial overture to Selig was made in late December by Red Sox president Larry Lucchino...

2012 Pawtucket Red Sox Hot Stove Party: Why It Was Off the Hook

What made the 2012 Pawtucket Red Sox Hot Stove party the greatest one I have ever been to? Was it:a) Luis Exposito's Atwells Avenue hairb) All the free Cheez Puffies you could cram into your wordholec) Free minty cocoa shots to stave off the brutal, stabbing ice windd) Heaven on earth for New England metal folding chair fetishists!NO! NO NO NO NO NO NO! Let me tell you in great...

Red Sox sign pair of RHPs

The Boston Red Sox signed right-handers Aaron Cook and Justin Germano to minor league contracts on Monday. Both players received an invitation to spring training and could vie for the No. 5 spot in the rotation. Cook went 3-10 with a 6.03 ERA in 17 starts (18 appearances) with Colorado last season. He had spent the first 10 seasons of his career with the Rockies. Germano went...

Theo Epstein Compensation Coming To a Head

It looks as though MLB commissioner Bud Selig will have to settle the compensation issue between the Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs about Theo Epstein. According to a report in the Chicago Sun-Times and confirmed by Carrie Muskat of, the Red Sox have asked Selig to settle the dispute. The Sun-Times states that Theo's best friend in the Red Sox organization, Larry Lucchino...

January 18, 2012: Internet Blackout.Oh, and Carl Crawford’s wrist fell off…

It’s interesting that on the day a good deal of the internet is on strike/ boycott/etc to protest the Anti Piracy Legislation (PIPA and SOPA) currently before Congress, there is probably the most amount of Red Sox scoopage to report… And, if you want to sign the petition (against PIPA and SOPA, not against the Sox) you can do so here…. Carl Crawford needs what? NOW? Yep. Carl...

Cubs, Red Sox want Bud Selig to set compensation for Theo Epstein

The compensation headache over Theo Epstein’s move from the Boston Red Sox to the Cubs is officially Bud Selig’s problem, turning a minor embarrassment for the Cubs into a potential precedent-setting action for Major League Baseball. Multiple sources told the Sun-Times that the Cubs and Red Sox...

Ellsbury avoids arbitration with Red Sox, signs one-year deal

The Boston Red Sox and outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury agreed Tuesday to a one-year, non-guaranteed contract worth $8.05 million, avoiding salary arbitration.

Crawford has surgery

Carl Crawford’s shot at redemption will have to wait. The Red Sox left fielder underwent surgery on his left wrist yesterday and is unlikely to be ready for Opening Day.

Red Sox To Appear At Least Twice on ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball

It should come as no surprise that when ESPN announced their 2012 Sunday Night Baseball schedule of telecasts that we'd find the Boston Red Sox playing the New York Yankees twice. The good thing is that we'll be able to listen to Terry Francona every Sunday night since he'll be a part of the broadcast crew replacing new Red Sox skipper Bobby Valentine. I do have to...

Red Sox agree to terms with right-hander Padilla

Report: Red Sox bring in P Padilla

The Boston Red Sox have reportedly agreed to a one-year, minor league contract with pitcher Vicente Padilla.

Reports: Theo compensation issue to commish

Bud Selig has reportedly been asked to resolve the compensation issue over Theo Epstein between the Cubs and Red Sox.
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