Ben Cherington: Jon Lester Contract Talks ‘Challenging’ For Red Sox

Jon Lester and the Boston Red Sox have a mutual interest in extending their relationship beyond 2014. So what’s stopping Lester and the Red Sox from agreeing to a contract extension before the left-hander hits free agency next offseason? Well, as Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said Thursday on WEEI’s “Dennis & Callahan,” things aren’t always as easy as they...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Cherington Won't "Rule Out" Outfield Trades

Red Sox General Manager Ben Cherington appeared on WEEI's Dennis & Callahan Morning Show today. When confronted with the potential conundrum of an overcrowded outfield, Cherington did not rule out the possibility of a trade involving one or more of the excess players. Speculation has been rampant that—with the likely retention of the resurgent Jackie Bradley, Jr—one of...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Face Potentially Overcrowded Outfield

Jackie Bradley, Jr. could make things tough for Ben Cherington. The young outfielder has had a recent offensive surge—and turned in a string of stellar plays in the field. Once Shane Victorino returns from the DL, Boston will face a version of Outfield Musical Chairs—with Daniel Nava, Jonny Gomes, Grady Sizemore, Victorino and Bradley all trying to squeeze into four spots. And...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Cherington: Red Sox Prospect Jon Denney Will Enter Program After Arrest

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington on Saturday addressed the arrest of catching prospect Jon Denney. Denney was arrested early Thursday morning for driving with a suspended license and allegedly acting belligerently toward police. Denney, who gave police a license that was restricted for business and emergency purposes after an alleged DUI in Arkansas...
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Cherington: Don't Hold Breath On Stephen Drew

(MICHAEL IVINS/BOSTON RED SOX)Red Sox GM Ben Cherington continued to play his cards close to the vest on the team's interest in free-agent shortstop Stephen Drew. On Sirius/XM Radio today, Cherington told Jim Bowden that while the dialogue is still alive, Boston does not expect to sign Drew before Spring Training. For all intents and purposes, Cherington is saying loud and clear...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Has GM Ben Cherington Assembled A Team Capable Of A Repeat?

Earlier in the off-season I read Phil Jackson’s newest memoir, Eleven Rings, where he said “The mistake that championship teams often make is to try to repeat their winning formula. But that rarely works because by the time the next season starts, your opponents have studied all the videos and figured out how to counter every move you made. The key to sustained success is to...
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

What's Done and What Remains for the Boston Red Sox

With Boston’s shopping list winding down this offseason, Ben Cherington and the Red Sox front office have been steadfast in their cost effective approach towards free agency and the trade market. While it may come across as “penny-pinching”, Boston’s front office’s systematic approach to team building can be regarded as the most effective rout since the advent of money...
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December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump...where Cherington checks in on offseason

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 Lucchino said the team would prefer to stick to last season’s philosophy of signing players to higher annual salaries but for a shorter length of time. That philosophy cost them Ruiz. They offered him a two...
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November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Cherington: We Will Keep Door Open On Jacoby

(Getty Images)Red Sox GM Ben Cherington appeared on MLB Network Radio's Power Alley show (on SiriusXM) and made clear that the team would "love" to have Jacoby Ellsbury back in 2014. Cherington said Boston will "keep the door open" on negotiations with the free-agent centerfielder—although he also said the teams needs to "look at alternatives"...
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November 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump...where Cherington is named Executive of the Year

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. Ben Cherington was honored last night for the transformation of the Red Sox from punchline to champions with the Sporting News Executive of the Year Award. He becomes just the second member of the...
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November 12, 2013  |  Discuss

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