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Red Sox Decline Option On Craig Breslow

Craig Breslow #32 of the Boston Red Sox celebrates their victory with Christian Vazquez #55 during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays on August 25, 2014 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. From the Red Sox: The Boston Red Sox today declined the 2015 contract option on left-handed pitcher Craig Breslow. Executive Vice President/General Manager Ben Cherington made...
Via Sox and Dawgs
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Bring Back Koji

The Red Sox have signed relief pitcher Koji Uehara to a 2-year $18 million dollar contract.  The Sox had exclusive rights to negotiate with him until Tuesday and were able to work out the deal before other teams got in the mix. Koji went from unhittable during 2013 and part of 2014 to an inconsistent reliever in the second half of 2014.  Most of this can be blamed on a lower back...
Via Fenway West
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

First day off season Red Sox making pitching moves

Jon Lester conversation?Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer Not wasting any time this off season, the Red Sox signed Koji Uehara to a two-year, $18MM deal as reported yesterday.The first move in what we hope will be a very busy off season for the Red Sox front office."As we get into free agency, there will be a lot of other stuff to do. We had an exclusive window with him,...
Via RedSoxLife
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox sign Koji Uehara to two-year extension

            The Boston Red Sox announced Thursday that they have signed 39-year-old closer Koji Uehara to a two-year, $18 million deal. “So we had a chance to obviously examine Koji at the end of year and spend quite a bit of time talking to him and looking at what happened in late August and early September,” said Red Sox general manager Ben...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Boston Red Sox Should Explore Upgrading at Manager

Bryce Brentz #73 of the Boston Red Sox reacts after striking out with the bases loaded against the New York Yankees during the last game of the season at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Mandatory Credit: Al Bello/Getty Images) The Boston Red Sox made a terrible mistake by overreacting in 2012 and replacing manager Terry Francona with Bobby Valentine. That desire to shake up...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Rumors: Chase Headley is among 3B wishlist for Boston

As our own Alex Dacome reported, the Boston Red Sox have plenty of interest in adding Pablo Sandoval this offseason.  But if that is not an option, Jon Heyman, of CBSsports is reporting that Chase Headley may be a fall back option. #456503582 / gettyimages.comLast season Red Sox third baseman hit a combined .211 with just ten home runs.  Because of these paltry numbers, an upgrade...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Shane Victorino Faces Strange Situation As Red Sox Build 2015 Outfield

The Flyin’ Hawaiian never got off the tarmac this season. Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino was limited to 30 games in 2014 because of various injuries, including a back issue that required season-ending surgery. The tumultuous campaign — coupled with other factors — seemingly has relegated Victorino to fourth outfielder status, creating an unfamiliar situation that...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Swihart Is Baseball America's Top Sox Prospect

Blake Swihart (Exclusive FenwayNation Photo)Catcher Blake Swihart has been named as the top Red Sox prospect by Baseball America. The switch-hitting backstop made it all the way to AAA last season and might be paired with Christian Vazquez as the Boston catching tandem in 2015. Four pitchers made the Top Ten Red Sox list: LHP Henry Owens at #2; LHP Eduardo Rodriguez #4; LHP Brian...
Via FenwayNation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox 2015 Top 10 Prospects List Released By Baseball America

The Boston Red Sox can hang their hats on their farm system. Baseball America on Wednesday released its list of the Red Sox’s top 10 prospects entering 2015. While Boston finished 2014 in last place in the American League East, the future sure looks bright given the organization’s surplus of young talent. Several farmhands graduated from the Red Sox’s prospects list this season...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rusney Castillo injury ends (off)season

(Jillian Souza/Pawtucket)Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer The Boston Red Sox won the Cuban lottery last year with the acquisition of 27 year old outfielder Rusney Castillo for $72.5MM.He had been out of any sort of baseball activities for a year at the time of his signing.The Red Sox put him into their system where he burned through the minors putting together 46 plate appearances...
Via RedSoxLife
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Yoenis Cespedes’ Future With Red Sox Not As Complicated As It Sounds

Yoenis Cespedes is learning it’s a hard knock life in Boston. Cespedes’ recent switch to Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports turned heads, as did a New York Daily News report in which the writer cited a rift between the outfielder and Boston’s coaching staff. But while the Red Sox have 99 problems going into this offseason, Cespedes ain’t one. To say Cespedes changing agents will...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Injury Update: Rusney Castillo may not play for rest of winter

Boston Red Sox phenom outfielder Rusney Castillo has a bruised thumb, and it is possible that he has played his last game of 2014. Alex Speier of WEEI in Boston has reported that Castillo remains sidelined one full week after getting jammed during an at bat in the Arizona Fall League. He may possibly miss the end of the AFL season and possibly even the Puerto Rico Winter League...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Rumors: Yoenis Cespedes not long for Boston

When the Boston Red Sox traded ace starter Jon Lester and outfielder Jonny Gomes to the Oakland Athletics at the non-waiver trade deadline, the deal surprised many in Beantown. Then, we heard that the Red Sox brought back slugger Yoenis Cespedes in return. That seemed to settle matters as the Red Sox appeared to begin revamping their offense. Now, it appears that the Cepedes...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox deny that coaches ‘hate’ Yoenis Cespedes

The Boston Red Sox strongly deny the report their coaches “all hate” Yoenis Cespedes. From CBSSports.com: A Red Sox person told CBSSports.com it is “totally untrue” the coaches hate Cespedes, and Red Sox manager John Farrell called the report “completely unfounded” on MLB Network Radio. There have been suggestions the Red Sox may look to trade Cespedes, who’s a free...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

John Farrell Shoots Down Cespedes 'Hate' Talk

Red Sox manager John Farrell appeared on MLB Network Radio today and contradicted reports that his team's coaches "hate" Yoenis Cespedes. Farrell said he was "...totally surprised and caught off guard" by the reports and went on to state that they were "completely unfounded". Of course, Farrell may be acting on orders from management to tamp down...
Via FenwayNation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Two Red Sox Named AZ Fall League Rising Stars

One you've heard of, the other you probably haven't. Red Sox properties OF Rusney Castillo and RP Robby Scott were named to the Arizona Fall League Rising Stars Team. Castillo—who had a stint with the big club at the end of 2014—is hitting .278 through eight Fall League tilts. He has been out for a week with a hand injury. Scott has posted a 1.23 ERA in 7.1 innings...
Via FenwayNation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Beat w/ Ben Shapiro

Ben Shapiro of Masslive and the Huffington Post joined the us this week to talk the World Series, Cespedes trade talk and other Red Sox news! Don't miss a beat baseball fans!
Via CLNS Radio
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox coaches reportedly ‘hate’ Yoenis Cespedes

Yoenis Cespedes’ stay in Boston appears as if it will be a short one. Cespedes was acquired by the Red Sox prior to the trade deadline for Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes. Cespedes is under team control through 2015, so it looked like Boston would get a season and a half out of him at...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  2 Comments

What happens when the Red Sox lose Koji?

It’s inevitable. At some point, Ben Cherington will lose Koji Uehara. Now, whether that’s due to lowballing him by a few million dollars this offseason, in a trade at next year’s deadline, or retirement remains to be seen. But the fact of the matter is, soon he’ll be gone. It will be a sad day when Koji skips town – photo by Kelly O’Connor of Sittingstill.smugmug.com...
Via Fire Brand AL
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Should Be the Red Sox’ Next Big Ace? Part I

Part I: “The Devil You Know…” The Red Sox have been fortunate enough to have an ace or near-ace for the better part of the last two decades.  From Roger Clemens, to Pedro Martinez, to Josh Beckett, to Jon Lester, the Red Sox have not wanted for much when it came to top of the rotation talent.  The latter two are certainly not of the same caliber as Clemens and Pedro, but...
Via Fire Brand AL
6 days ago  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox may be ready to move Yoenis Cespedes

One of the biggest coups of the 2014 Major League Baseball season was the Boston Red Sox landing outfielder Yoenis Cespedes from the Oakland A’s in exchange for a few months of Jon Lester. Cespedes finished the season with 22 home runs and 100 RBIs, while Lester was decent for the A’s and will now hit free agency. Meanwhile, Cespedes has a year left on his contract. That...
Via Rumors and Rants
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Clay Buchholz's wife addresses hacked photos

Late Monday, naked pictures of Clay Buchholz’s wife Lindsay Clubine hit the internets. Reportedly, the result of a hack of the Boston Red Sox pitcher’s phone. A day later, she hit the Twitters to explain the situation. A woman should be able to send her husband pics of herself with out fear of the whole world seeing them! iCloud hackers should be ashamed!! — Lindsay Clubine...
Via Hall of Very Good
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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