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Stop me if you've heard this before. A highly regarded Japanese pitcher who's pitched in the Olympics and the World Baseball Classic could be joining the majors during the offseason, bringing with him a hefty price tag -- with a lot of the money going to the pitcher's current team as a posting fee. No, this isn't the 2006-07 offseason all over again. But we could be in for an eerily similar scene, and Yu Darvish is starring as Daisuke Matsuzaka. It's still unclear whether Darvish will make the jump to Major League Baseball, but it's been believed since 2010...

Daisuke Matsuzaka Plays Catch for First Time Since Tommy John Surgery in June

Starting pitching woes hurt the Red Sox during their historic September collapse. At least for now, the club got some positive news in that department. Starter Daisuke Matsuzaka played catch on Monday at the team's spring training facility in Fort Myers, Fla., his first throwing action since undergoing Tommy John surgery on June 10. The righty reportedly made 39 throws, all from...

Yankees get spoofed in 'Too Much Moneyball'

The video below was just tweeted out by Yankees fan Jimmy Traina with the quote “If you hate the Yankees, this video is your porn.” While that is true, not only Yankees haters will enjoy this video. Anyone who appreciates clever satire and a well done, succinct spoof will also enjoy it. So watch, and enjoy. My favorite line: “What is happening...

Report: Joe Torre, Bobby Valentine Not on Red Sox' List of Potential Managers

Seasoned Major League Baseball managers Joe Torre and Bobby Valentine are not on the Red Sox' list of potential managers, reports Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated. "Confidants suggest that revered GM Theo Epstein, who is believed to maintain the support of [team owner John] Henry and chairman Tom Werner, has a couple surprise managerial candidates in mind," Heyman writes...

Your Morning Dump...where Henry's silence isn't surprising.

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. The longer Red Sox principal owner John Henry waits to express his thoughts about manager Terry Francona’s exit, as well as the potential of general manager Theo Epstein’s departure, the more...

Red Sox Fan Loses Bet, Posts To Let Yankees Fan Kick The Crap Out Of Him On Craigslist

This past September the Boston Red Sox experienced one of the worst collapses in MLB history by losing a 10 game wild card lead to Tampa Bay on the last day of the season. The Red Sox are also heated rivals of the Yankees, who won the AL East. According to this post found on [...]

Intriguing days in the Boston Red Sox manager search

In case you missed it, here are the results of our paper's reader poll on the best baseball movie of all-time. We've seen over the past week just how demanding it can be to work in the Boston baseball marketplace. Terry Francona could have managed his team to a third World Series title this year had a few things bounced his way. Instead, he's now out of a job. GM Theo...

Suddenly there came a tapping

Susan/Circle: The more I hear about the 2011 Red Sox the more it's once upon a midnight dreary.   Mike: Yeah, and the new skip isn't going to have it easy, you know stahting off as the mastah of an unmerciful disastah.   Susan/Circle: Seriously. Deep into that dahkness peering, long I stand...

Side Order Of Rehash

As with Terry Francona's last week with the Red Sox, Shank's days as a CNN / SI columnist must also be numbered. This is the second time in as many columns that he has 'sampled' large parts of a Boston Globe column and passed it off as a CNN / SI column.In order to avoid becoming ther next Ron Borges, you'd think he'd insert some boilerplate language at the...

Andrew Friedman, Theo Epstein are on Cubs’ radar for GM post

Former Boston Red Sox manager Tony Francona might not be headed to the White Sox, but that doesn’t mean Chicago is out of contention as a landing spot for the two-time World Series-winning manager. The scenario involves a quick-sequence domino effect.

Henry: Red Sox to begin managerial search

Red Sox owner John Henry wrote via Twitter on Tuesday night that the Red Sox might begin interviewing managerial candidates next week.

Francona gets $6K offer from NH team (AP)

Former Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona could have a new job in New Hampshire -- if he's willing to work for $6,000 per year. The Laconia Muskrats of the New England Collegiate Baseball League faxed a job offer to Francona's agent immediately after he was released from his contract with the major league club last week, but haven't heard back.

Sox in the City: Party time?!

From the Things-That-Make-You-Go-What-The . . . ? File: Just hours after Red Sox skipper Terry Francona was kicked...

Red Sox reportedly working on list of managerial candidates

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