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Player Profile #185: Koji Uehara | RP | BOS

I’m not sure fans noticed how great Koji Uehara is until Koji-Mania took hold mid-way through Boston’s 2013 World Series run, but starting in 2010 (Uehara’s first season as a reliever) he’s been the best relief pitcher not named Craig Kimbrel. The table below shows the top 10 relievers, by ERA since the start of 2010 along with the performances in several other key areas...
Via Baseball Professor
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox need to cover Koji Uehara bet

Covering the closer bet?Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer While there has been a ton of activity on the line about the Red Sox chase of the bit off season tickets Jon Lester and Pablo Sandavol, it is the smaller targets that could mean the most to the Red Sox chances of contending in the coming years.Take Andrew Miller as the top example.He is a left handed reliever traded at...
Via RedSoxLife
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Koji Uehara’s New Contract A Big Win For Red Sox Despite Any Concerns

The Boston Red Sox are counting on Koji Uehara to age well. The Red Sox on Thursday re-signed Uehara to a two-year contract reportedly worth $18 million. Uehara endured a late-season rough patch and will turn 40 before Opening Day, but Boston made a sensible decision in inking the veteran closer to a two-year pact, as the potential reward far outweighs the risk. Plain and simple...
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Ben Cherington: Koji Uehara Signing ‘Important First Step’ For Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox wasted no time in rolling up their sleeves. The Red Sox on Thursday re-signed closer Koji Uehara to a two-year contract reportedly worth $18 million. The move, which was announced just hours after Uehara officially became a free agent, signaled the first major transaction of what figures to be a very active offseason for Boston. “We certainly won’t stop. There...
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Koji Uehara returns to the Red Sox for two years, $18 million

The World Series is over, which means the offseason can begin. This fact was not lost on the Boston Red Sox who started things off by signing reliever Koji Uejahara to a two-year, $18 million contract. Two years, $18M for Koji Uehara. — Alex Speier (@alexspeier) October 30, 2014 After a phenomenal 2013 season, Koji started 2014 well, but then fell apart in the second half and...
Via The Outside Corner
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox’s Future Closer: Who Could Fill Role After Koji Uehara?

Koji Uehara and the Boston Red Sox are going to part ways at some point in the near future. It might not be this offseason. It might not even be next offseason. But Uehara is a free agent who is turning 40 before Opening Day. The good times can’t last forever. The Red Sox need to start planning for Uehara’s inevitable departure. There’s obviously a chance Boston could sign...
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: Four burning questions for the offseason

2014 was not kind to the Boston Red Sox. They floated at under .500 for most of the season and ended up 25 games out of first place in a surprisingly mediocre American League East that saw just two teams — the Baltimore Orioles and the New York Yankees — finish with more than 83 wins. The good news is that with around $50 million in payroll available to spend this winter, Boston...
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Some times the worst deals are the ones you dont make

Koji Uehara by Kelly O’Connor Hashtag regret. I have no idea what hashtag means. I do know that it is the ‘pound’ symbol, but beyond that and using it to tag things, I couldnt tell you any more. Any way, that’s not important to this article. regret, however, is. I think most people have probably heard the mantra “sometimes the best deals are the ones you don’t make.”...
Via Fire Brand AL
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Uehara removed from closer role but not shut down

Koji Uehara has been removed from the Boston Red Sox’s closer role. However, he is not being shut down for the remainder of the 2014 season. Uehara will pitch in lower-leverage situations as he works through his ongoing struggles, according to Red Sox manager John Farrell. The Red Sox’s hope is that Uehara will return to the closer’s role before the end of the season, but Edward...
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox trade rumors: Koji Uehara edition

Depending on your outlook, I’m either about to make the wisest or most mind-numbingly stupid statement you’ve heard all day: the Boston Red Sox need to trade Koji Uehara right now. After suffering a three-game sweep to the hands of the lowly Chicago Cubs, Boston has dropped their record down to 38-47, nine games under .500, and 8.5 games behind the first-place Toronto Blue Jays...
July 03, 2014  |  1 Comment

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