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Boston Red Sox: Finalized team, fact or fiction?

It’s been a busy offseason for the Boston Red Sox full of trading, buying and renewing players for the upcoming season. With all that in mind, could the Red Sox have a completely finalized team for the upcoming season before spring training even starts? According to the latest statement made by Boston’s general manager, Ben Cherington, the Red Sox might have a finalized team...
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Rick Porcello Mum On Free Agency, Possible Contract Talks With Red Sox

This embed is invalid" /> MASHANTUCKET, Conn. — Rick Porcello’s former teammate, Max Scherzer, just signed a $210 million contract with the Washington Nationals. It’d be understandable if Porcello was licking his chops with free agency looming. Porcello, who is set to hit the open market next offseason, could position himself for a nice payday...
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Making the Case for a Strasburg/Betts Trade

The Boston Red Sox have too many outfielders. This isn’t news; it’s been clear for a while now that their outfield is overcrowded, and while shipping Yoenis Cespedes to Detroit for Rick Porcello alleviated the problem to a degree, they still don’t have enough at-bats to go around for the guys they’re going to bring […]
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox rumored to be "in" on Cliff Lee

The Boston Red Sox went into this offseason with one mail goal: address their scarce pitching rotation. With some minor acquisitions as in Rick Porcello, Wade Miley and Justin Masterson, they have indeed gotten better but one more piece could really put them over the top.
Via CLNS Radio
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox, Porcello agree to $12.5 million deal, avoiding arbitration

BOSTON -- The Red Sox agreed to a $12.5 million, one-year deal with pitcher Rick Porcello and a $2.25 million contract with reliever Junichi Tazawa as they swapped proposed arbitration figures with pitcher Wade Miley and outfielder Daniel Nava. Porcello, a 26-year-old right-hander, was acquired from Detroit last month after going 15-13 with a 3.43 ERA last season, when he led the...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Avoid Arbitration With Rick Porcello

The Boston Red Sox have avoided arbitration with right-handed starter Rick Porcello. The two sides have agreed to a deal for 2015 worth $12.5 million which is just above the projected $12.2 million. The 26-year-old is coming off a career-year in Detroit where he went 15-13 with a 3.43 earned run average and over two hundred innings pitched. Porcello was acquired for outfielder Yoenis...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Player profile: Rick Porcello

After having the best statistical season of his career, the Detroit Tigers rewarded Rick Porcello by trading him to the Boston Red Sox. Porcello will be joining a rotation of fantasy “streaming quality” starting pitchers, including Clay Buchholz, Wade Miley, Joe Kelly and Justin Masterson. Of those in the Boston rotation, Porcello is the best fantasy option entering the 2015...
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: Winter Meetings Reactions

The Boston Red Sox had a very eventful couple of days, making several moves that changed the scape of the team’s 2015 outlook. The team failed to resign ace Jon Lester, who in turn took a six-year, $155 million contract with the Chicago Cubs. Powerhitting left fielder Yoenis Cespedes was traded to the Detroit Tigers in exchange for starting pitcher Rick Porcello and Wade Miley...
December 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Offers Rick Porcello For Cespedes

Porcello (L); Cespedes (R)Multiple sources are tonight reporting that the Detroit Tigers have offered starting pitcher Rick Porcello in exchange of OF Yoenis Cespedes. Porcello—a 25-year old right-hander—is a six-year veteran, who has never lived up to the initial hype that surrounded him. He is 76-63 with a 4.30 ERA. While a workhorse (at least 30 starts in five of his six...
Via FenwayNation
November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rick Porcello loses grip, throws blooper pitch

Your browser does not support iframes.Detroit Tigers pitcher Rick Porcello lost his grip on the baseball during a pitch in the second inning of Tuesday's spring training game against Atlanta. As a result, Porcello's 0-2 pitch to Braves batter B.J. Upton went straight up in the air and fell several feet short of home plate.Porcello ended up striking out Upton, but it looks like he...
Via Holdout Sports
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

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