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Ben Cherington Doesn’t Expect Red Sox To Make Major Rotation Changes

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — The Red Sox’s starting rotation isn’t etched in stone. But the stencil is in place. Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington indicated Thursday that he likely has done most of his heavy lifting with regards to the club’s pitching staff. Changes still could be made, but one shouldn’t expect Boston to acquire...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

FanGraphs: Sox Top The Majors In 'Deep Depth'

After the disastrous 2012 season, Red Sox President and CEO Larry Lucchino said the team would be pursuing "deep depth" during the off-season. That's exactly what Ben Cherington did and the result was the franchise's eighth World Series Championship in 2013. After another bummer of a year in 2014, it appears that Lucchino's prescription is back. According to the authoritative FanGraphs...
Via FenwayNation
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox all set with their starting pitching?

  This embed is invalid   " /> The Boston Red Sox’s 2015 starting rotation could be comprised of five pitchers already on the roster.   Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington over the weekend reiterated his stance that he’s comfortable with Boston’s rotation as constructed. There’s been some debate as to whether the Red Sox should pursue a No. 1 starter...
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Are Red Sox 'Punting' On Free Agent Starters?

As time moves on, it appears that the Red Sox may actually be planning to go into the 2015 season with their current starting rotation.'s Gordon Edes reports today that Ben Cherington has—in fact—admitted that the team is not "actively engaged" with any of the elite free agent pitchers still available. This is highly distressing on many levels. It indicates that...
Via FenwayNation
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Ben Cherington: Red Sox Will Look To Add Catcher, Bullpen Help (Video)

A GM’s work is never done. The Boston Red Sox added three starting pitchers — Rick Porcello, Wade Miley, Justin Masterson — at last week’s Major League Baseball winter meetings in San Diego. Ben Cherington has since expressed satisfaction with the acquisitions, but the Red Sox general manager also acknowledged Tuesday the club will keep its eyes open this offseason for additional...
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Ben Cherington: Boston Red Sox Have Made Offers For Starting Pitching

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Red Sox aren’t being held hostage by the Jon Lester situation. The Red Sox have made both free-agent offers and trade offers at this week’s Major League Baseball winter meetings in San Diego, according to Boston general manager Ben Cherington. Meanwhile, Cherington said #RedSox have offers out - to free agents...
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

REPORT: Red Sox Trade Expected By 2PM

Ben Cherington must have to be somewhere special on Thanksgiving. After a whirlwind Monday of double free-agents signings, there are reports out that the Red Sox will be engaged in a major trade by 2PM Eastern time today. Rumors are swirling about who their partner might be—but it's likely to come down to starting pitching targets from three teams (Phillies, Nationals, Reds). The...
Via FenwayNation
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox rumors: Pablo Sandoval & Hanley Ramirez

According to John Heyman of CBS Sports, the Boston Red Sox are close to an agreement with free agent shortstop Hanley Ramirez. Ramirez, formerly a member of the Red Sox farm system, hit .283 in 128 games for the Los Angeles Dodgers this season. Coupled with the reports that Boston has sent an offer to free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval, the Red Sox would apparently have a logjam...
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox trade rumors: Will Ben Cherington pull the trigger?

With the Boston Red Sox hot streak coming to an end these past three games, GM Ben Cherington must decide what direction he wants to take with the team. Hopes were held high with the winning streak after the break, but after their 14 run performance on Monday, their offense has dwindled and the winning has come to a halt. Now nine games back in the division and 6.5 games out of the...
July 25, 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...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

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