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Re-Signing Koji Uehara Is A Red Sox Priority

Koji: Worth Re-Upping For 2015The Red Sox have let it be known that they view the re-signing of soon-to-be free agent closer Koji Uehara as an "offseason priority". As we have written, we think this a good thing—although the team needs to do some medium-range planning for future ninth-innings post-Koji. Said GM Ben Cherington, "The way that he handled the recent...
Via FenwayNation
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Still Interested In Re-Signing Koji Uehara After 2014 Season

The Boston Red Sox haven’t lost faith in Koji Uehara. Uehara’s recent rough patch might have forced the Red Sox to temporarily remove him from the closer’s role, but it did little to change Boston’s overall opinion of the veteran reliever. Re-signing Uehara, who is set to become a free agent after this season, remains an offseason priority for the Red Sox. “It hasn’t...
1 day ago  |  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.”...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Koji Uehara’s Return Yields Good Energy, Better Results

The Boston Red Sox have the Kansas City Royals’ number. The Red Sox improved to 5-0 against the Royals this season with a 4-2 win Friday at Kauffman Stadium. Boston is doing its best to play spoiler as Kansas City remains lodged in a dogfight with the Detroit Tigers atop the American League Central. Pitching was the story for Boston in Friday’s victory. The Red Sox retired the...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Koji Uehara Working Way Back With Red Sox: Splitter ‘Still Not There’

Where, oh where has Koji Uehara’s splitter gone? That’s the question the Boston Red Sox are trying to figure out as the veteran reliever continues to work toward a return to game action. Even Uehara realizes his split-finger fastball hasn’t been effective in recent outings. “It’s still not there,” Uehara told’s Rob Bradford on Sunday regarding the life on his...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Oh, the Uehara! Koji Removed as Closer

Koji Uehara has been removed from the closer role temporarily after surrendering two homers in a blown save on Thursday night. This was just the latest in the series of unfortunate innings. In his last six appearances he's given up a total of 10 runs and 14 hits. Owners know Uehara has been very un-Koji like for a while now, posting a 5.09 ERA in 17.2 innings since the All...
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12 days ago  |  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...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Rumors: Koji Uehara wants to stay in Boston past this year

Koji Uehara, the 39-year-old closer for the Boston Red Sox, is under contract with Boston just through this season. He came up in many trade discussions, but the Red Sox ultimately decided that they would not move the 2013 ALCS MVP. Now, however, they may not get a return for him, as he may head elsewhere in free agency.Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that Uehara wants...
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August 11, 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

WATCH: Koji Uehara picks off runner to end World Series Game 4

With the tying run at the plate, Cardinals rookie Kolton Wong got picked off at first base by Koji Uehara to end Game 4 of the World Series. It was the first time in the 109 year history of the World Series that a game ended on a pickoff. The play sealed a 4-2 win for the Red Sox and tied the series at two games apiece. Wong immediately knew he seriously screwed up. The post Koji...
Via The Nosebleeds
October 28, 2013  |  Discuss
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