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Shortstop Update: Alexei Ramirez, Starlin Castro, Xander Bogaerts Off The Market

Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times confirms what many already suspected that the White Sox are not trading shortstop Alexei Ramirez. White Sox GM Rick Hahn was never very motivated in trading Ramirez unless a team was willing to overpay.  “It’s certainly not something we’re pursuing on our end.” Yesterday, the Cubs informed the Mets that Starlin Castro was not available...
Via Mets Merized Online
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Have No Interest In Trading Xander Bogaerts

According to a report in the New York Post, the Mets were waiting to see if the Red Sox would dangle shortstop prospect Xander Bogaerts and were monitoring the situation closely. “It’s not like we’re knocking down their door to see if Bogaerts is available,” the source said. “But we’ll wait and see how things shake out.” However, Jayson Stark of ESPN reports that...
Via Mets Merized Online
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Which Young Position Player Will Have The Best Career With The Red Sox?

The Boston Red Sox have a surplus of young talent, but they can’t all be the face of the franchise. Plenty of prospects had the chance to show off their talent on the big league level during the Red Sox’s disappointing 2014 campaign, and we got a pretty good look at which of them could eventually have a prolific career in Boston. Xander Bogaerts comes...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Xander Bogaerts Similar To Young Hanley Ramirez, Says Red Sox Coach

This embed is invalid" /> The similarities are apparent. Xander Bogaerts is a 22-year-old shortstop with power who bats from the right side. He’s also tall, slender and full of offensive potential. In many ways, Bogaerts resembles a younger version of Hanley Ramirez, who last week signed a four-year contract with the Boston Red Sox reportedly worth...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Rumors: Mets Interested In Sox’ Bogaerts

The holes in the roster of the New York Mets have shrunk considerably in size over the last 2-3 years with the emergence of young stars like starting pitchers Matt Harvey and Jacob deGrom, as well as position players stepping up in the form of guys like Lucas Duda and Gold-Glover Juan Lagares. However, the Mets are yet to produce a winning season under General Manager Sandy Alderson...
Via Baseball Essential
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Waiting To See If Red Sox Dangle Shortstop Xander Bogaerts

According to a report in the New York Post, the Mets are waiting to see if the Red Sox dangle shortstop prospect Xander Bogaerts and will continue to let the SS market take shape. However, it appears that the Red Sox will be shifting newly signed Hanley Ramirez to left field, and with Pablo Sandoval at third, it’s unlikely they trade Bogaerts. Still, it’s something the Mets...
Via Mets Merized Online
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox rumors: Hanley Ramirez edition

The Boston Red Sox clearly want to dish out the money this offseason, pursuing free agents Pablo Sandoval and Jon Lester. According to, the Boston Red Sox have been tied to free agent Hanley Ramirez. Hanley Ramirez can be added to that list, too. According to Jon Heyman of, Ramirez is in serious talks to return to his original organization. After the...
23 days ago  |  Discuss

The problem with Xander Bogaerts is simple and obvious

Getty ImagesEric D. Schabell Contributing Writer Everyone knows he is young.Everyone was excited about Xander Bogaerts first full year on the Red Sox after his exciting contributions to the 2013 postseason.Bogaerts hit .296 with an .893 OPS in 34 postseason plate appearances last October at the age of 21, but that version seems like so long ago.Up to May 31 this year, Bogaerts was...
Via RedSoxLife
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Xander Bogaerts wants to be the next US Airways social media manager

Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts is off to a bit of a slow start on the field this season, but don’t let that slow down his game off the field.  According to Hall of Very Good, Bogaerts had only tweeted once since Christmas before Wednesday night.  He returned to social media with a bang though, doing what any 21 year old professional athlete might do… Accidentally tweeting...
Via Awful Announcing
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: 10 storylines to know for Opening Day

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. March Madness is wrapping up, winter is (slowly, very very slowly) drifting away, and, yes, Opening Day is upon us. And after a crazy offseason in which billions (yes, with a B) was spent by teams on free agents, your reigning World Series champs, the Boston Red Sox, were kinda quiet on that front. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t...
March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

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