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Ready for 2012 everyone? On Tuesday Dan Szymborski released his “ZiPS” projections for the Boston Red Sox.The best note I read in the comments at the Baseball Think Factory discussion is that these are “projections” not “predictions.” The latter purport to tell you what will happen, the former include the unspoken caveat “based on the information known today.” I want to look at five players that I think these projections are enlightening for;Bobby Jenks – RHP – ERA+ 112The most underrated loss of the season was that of Jenks. Put Jenks in the Red Sox bullpen and I think a whole host of dominoes start falling;- Daniel Bard stays fresh- the end of games gets a lot shorter- Alfredo Aceves probably gets a lot more startsIf Jenks can be healthy that ERA+ is more than attainable and a big boost to the Sox.Jose Iglesias – SS - .251/.289/.311OK, that is not very good but it is better than I anticipated for a guy who went .235/.285/.269 at AAA. Those numbers work out to an OPS+ of 59...
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Imagine you're a 12-year-old Red Sox who has known nothing but winning his (or her) entire life. You were only 5 years old when the team won its first World Series of your lifetime and, based on everybody else's reaction, you could tell it was a big deal. You were all of 8 years old when the Red Sox won again. Imagine, for you, winning is a habit. Theo Epstein can. Epstein...
Theo Epstein always planned to be on a 10-year plan with the Boston Red Sox, which he and some close to him assumed meant leaving the Red Sox after his 10th season as general manager when his contract was up next year – something he even discussed with his bosses when things were going well in Boston...
Throughout all the talk surrounding Theo Epstein's decision to leave the Red Sox for the Chicago Cubs, it was only a matter of time before Ben Cherington officially took over as Boston's general manager. He was finally introduced as such at a press conference on Tuesday. Cherington's been in the organization for years, working closely alongside Epstein, but it's always...
We’ve covered why John Lackey sucks. Now, the hefty pitcher for the Boston Red Sox is back in the news after the team announced that Lackey will need Tommy John surgery. Due to the surgery, Lackey will miss all of next season.
But don’t feel sorry for him. This is the same guy who divorced his wife while she was battling cancer. He’s also the guy who chugged beer in the clubhouse...
As the World Series rests between Games 5 and 6, the Red Sox and the Cubs will introduce their new general managers and the Angels will keep shopping for one.
Let the managah hunt begin.
Let the rostah hypothesizing unfold.
Meet the new offseason. As intense as the old onseason.
You cannot escape the pull of the Red Sox orbit.
We are Rodin...
CHICAGO (AP) -- Theo Epstein was introduced Tuesday as the new president of baseball operations for the Chicago Cubs, who hope he can work the same magic for championship-starved team as he did for the Boston Red Sox.
Mailbag: Theo takes over in Chicago, Red Sox promote Cherington, and Angels search for Reagins' replacement. It all makes for a very interesting offseason.