CLAY BUCHHOLZ RUMORS

After 10 Years in Boston, Clay Buchholz Heads to Philly

After a decade in Boston, Clay Buchholz is on the move. And while he’s not going very far, the scenery and competitive landscape will be drastically different. He’ll even need to handle a bat consistently. Unfortunately for him, he’s going from a contender to a—well, they’re still rebuilding. Fortunately for Philadelphia, they’re not giving up a whole lot. 24-year-old...
Via The Sports Post
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox's Dombrowski explains thinking behind Buchholz trade

Love him or hate him, the Boston Red Sox’s decision to trade Clay Buchholz on Tuesday still was a bit of a surprise. The Red Sox dealt Buchholz to the Philadelphia Phillies in return for minor league second baseman Josh Tobias, ending the right-hander’s 10-year tenure in Boston. It looked like Buchholz would return for Year 11 after the team picked up his $13.5 million option...
Via NESN.com
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox trade Clay Buchholz to Phillies

The Boston Red Sox have traded starting pitcher Clay Buchholz to the Philadelphia Phillies. Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball first reported the news, and it was quickly confirmed by multiple reporters. The Red Sox will receive minor league infield prospect Josh Tobias in return. Boston did not have to send cash, as the Phillies will absorb the remaining one year and $13.5 million...
Via Larry Brown Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Clay Buchholz’s 2017 Option Picked Up As Red Sox Announce Roster Moves

Clay Buchholz is slated to return to Boston for another season. The Red Sox announced amid several roster moves Thursday that they exercised Buchholz’s option for 2017. Terms of the option were not disclosed in the press release issued by the team, but previous reports have indicated that it’s worth $13.5 million. Buchholz, who was drafted by the Red Sox in 2005, has spent his...
Via NESN.com
November 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Clay Buchholz Should Have a Very Short Leash

In a few hours, the Red Sox play their first win-or-go-home game of the season. And with their season on the line, they’re handing the ball to Clay Buchholz. Yes, the same Clay Buchholz who posted a 4.78 ERA, 5.06 FIP, and 5.32 xFIP this season while getting bounced from the rotation. Buchholz is getting the ball in large part because of how he finished the season, as he ran a...
Via Fangraphs
October 10, 2016  |  Discuss

The Adjustment Clay Buchholz Made

Ever since (and including) a three-inning relief appearance against the Angels on July 31, Boston right-hander Clay Buchholz has recorded some promising numbers. In terms of run prevention, he’s been great: a 2.85 ERA in the American League is about 36% better than league average. By underlying factors, meanwhile, he’s been solid. His strikeout- and walk-rate differential (K...
Via Fangraphs
October 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Why Red Sox expect Buchholz to deliver in must-win Game 3

BOSTON — The fate of the Red Sox’s season now rests on the arm of Clay Buchholz. If this sounds like a scary thought to you, you’re not alone. After all, the veteran right-hander has endured some brutal stretches this season, making three separate trips to the bullpen while finishing the regular season with an 8-10 record and 4.78 ERA. But the Red Sox are sticking with Buchholz...
Via NESN.com
October 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Red Sox-Indians ALDS Pitching Matchups: Clay Buchholz To Start Game 3

Clay Buchholz finished his up-and-down 2016 season on a high note, and he’ll get the chance to continue that success into the postseason. Buchholz has been named the Boston Red Sox’s Game 3 starter in their American League Division Series matchup against the Cleveland Indians, per ESPN’s Scott Lauber. That contest will be played at Fenway Park on Sunday, as the Indians will...
Via NESN.com
October 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Clay Buchholz on Evolving

I first interviewed Clay Buchholz in June 2005. Newly drafted — 42nd overall by the Red Sox — he’d made his professional debut a few days earlier. His future was bright. A lot has happened since then. Buchholz has had a roller-coaster career in Boston, with the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. He’s thrown a no-hitter, won a World Series ring, and made a pair of All...
Via Fangraphs
September 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Clay Buchholz is Forcing the Issue

Just when you think you’ve talked about him enough, Clay Buchholz does something good again. He’s been moved back and forth from the bullpen to the rotation so many times that it’s hard to believe that he made two full months worth of starts before being used as a reliever for a while. Then the Red Sox realized that Roenis Elias and Henry Owens weren’t going to cut it, and...
Via BP Boston
September 07, 2016  |  Discuss
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