CLAY BUCHHOLZ RUMORS

Would the Phillies benefit from a six-man rotation?

After the Phillies acquired pitcher Clay Buchholz from Boston, it locked down what was probably the final piece to solidify the rotation. The Phillies now employee two seasoned veterans in Buchholz and Jeremy Hellickson and are still taking long looks at Jerad Eickhoff, Aaron Nola and Vince Velasquez to round out their five-man rotation. Nola confirmed with CSN’s Michael Barkann...
Via Phillies Nation
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Don’t Count On Red Sox Using Clay Buchholz’s Money To Sign Free-Agent Slugger

The Boston Red Sox did something we’re not used to seeing them do Tuesday: They made a trade with the primary objective of shedding salary. The Red Sox are a big-market team with seemingly deep pockets, of which they’re often willing to dig into in order to pay high-end players. However, Major League Baseball is changing, and the new collective bargaining agreement will make...
Via NESN.com
December 21, 2016  |  Discuss

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
December 21, 2016  |  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
December 20, 2016  |  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
December 20, 2016  |  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

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
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