John Farrell – Job in Jeopardy

The Red Sox are in a difficult situation with John Farrell. After apparently recovering from cancer treatment, he is back managing the team. The Sox seem to have improved dramatically under President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski. They have acquired David Price, Craig Kimbrel, Carson Smith and Chris Young. Price has had success everywhere he has pitched-leading the...
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December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Winter Meetings 2015 Primer: Is Boston Poised For More Moves?

The Boston Red Sox prioritized adding three significant pieces this offseason — an ace, a closer and a fourth outfielder — and they’ve already taken care of business. So, what’s left for president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski to accomplish this week at the Major League Baseball winter meetings in Nashville, Tenn.? It’s a difficult question to answer, as Dombrowski...
December 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Rumors: Where do they go from here?

The Boston Red Sox have been getting plenty of work done in the opening stages of the off season. Dave Dombrowski, the new President of Baseball Operations, came in with a plan for the team and all indications are that he’s been able to execute it how he wanted. First he made a mini-blockbuster trade for closer Craig Kimbrel. Boston needed bullpen help badly and Kimbrel should...
December 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Crasnick: Phillies, Orioles showed interest in OF Chris Young

View image | PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia Phillies and Baltimore Orioles reportedly showed interest this offseason in signing 10-year veteran outfielder Chris Young, according to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN. Heard today that #phillies and #orioles were both interested in Chris Young before #redsox laid a 2-yr, $13M payday on...
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December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Does Signing David Price Really Fix the Red Sox’s Rotation?

If nothing else, Dave Dombrowski is a man of his word. He said the Red Sox would sign an ace, and they did, inking David Price to a seven-year, $217 million contract. He’s since indicated that, with Price, the signing of fourth outfielder Chris Young, and the trade for closer Craig Kimbrel, the team has made its moves for the winter. I’m sure he’s not opposed to a trade that...
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December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

The Chris Young Effect

Chris Young signing as the fourth outfielder is a great move for the Red Sox.(Photo courtesy the AP)Ben WhiteheadContributing writerPerhaps lost in the news that was a massive deal to bring David Price to Boston was the signing the day before of veteran outfield Chris Young. The Red Sox inked Young to a two-year deal worth $13 million and made the news official Wednesday.At first...
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December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Young Could Be Perfect Fit For Red Sox’s Lineup At Fenway Park

Chris Young is a dead pull hitter. According to FanGraphs, he’s the worst opposite-field hitter on record. This isn’t always a recipe for success — quite the opposite, really — but there’s reason to believe Young, who signed a two-year contract with the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday, could take a liking to his new home, as perhaps no environment in Major League Baseball is...
December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Outfielder Chris Young, Red Sox finalize 2-year, $13M deal

BOSTON (AP) Don't expect any more blockbusters from the Boston Red Sox this offseason, new baseball boss Dave Dombrowski said after announcing a deal with outfielder Chris Young on Wednesday. The two-year, $13 million contract to make Young a fourth outfielder comes a day after the Red Sox agreed to give potential ace David Price the biggest deal ever for a pitcher: $217 million...
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December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Outfielder Chris Young, Red Sox finalize $13M, 2-year deal

BOSTON (AP) Outfielder Chris Young and the Boston Red Sox have finalized a $13 million, two-year contract. The 32-year-old Young had been with the New York Yankees since August 2014 and hit .252 with 14 homers and 42 RBIs in 318 at-bats. He batted .327 against left-handers this year, and Fenway Park's dimensions, with the Green Monster in left field, seem ideal for his swing....
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December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Young, Boston Red Sox Officially Agree To Two-Year Contract

Chris Young officially is a member of the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox announced Wednesday that they’ve agreed to a two-year contract with Young, who spent the 2015 season with the New York Yankees before becoming a free agent. Terms of the contract weren’t disclosed, but reports indicate it’s worth $13 million ($6.5 million salary for both 2016 and 2017). Right-handed pitcher...
December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

So long, Chris Young, it wasn't your fault...

Last winter, the Yankees signed three retreads to cheap, one-year deals, marking our emerging status as coupon-clippers in the MLB marketplace. The Retrieval Empire signed Chris Young, Stephen Drew and Chris Capuano for about $13 million, overall.You know by now that Capuano was a complete disaster - the baseball equivalent of a Rob Schneider/movie - Drew was a season-long disappointment...
December 01, 2015  |  Discuss

2016 Fantasy Baseball: Chris Young Signs with the Boston Red Sox

The upper management of the Boston Red Sox has gotten the reputation for being one of the most active and forward thinking front offices in all of baseball the past few years. The organization went from worst to first in 2013, and captured their third World Series title in 10 years by building their ballclub around an abundance of above league-average hitters rather than going out...
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December 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Young’s Reported Signing Adds Piece To Red Sox’s Outfield Puzzle

The Boston Red Sox simultaneously added depth and (again) fueled Internet trade speculation Monday by reportedly agreeing to a multiyear contract with free-agent outfielder Chris Young. The move adds an interesting piece to Boston’s outfield puzzle, which began taking shape toward the tail end of last season with the emergence of a dynamic trio. Young provides right-handed pop...
November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

The Worst Opposite-Field Hitter on Record

The Red Sox signed one of the Chris Youngs — the one who can hit. Terms haven’t yet been announced, or at least, terms hadn’t yet been announced when I first heard about this, and I haven’t bothered to check again since. It doesn’t really matter. He’ll get some millions over some years, and it will be neither great nor terrible, and whether Young is a success will probably...
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November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox sign former Yankee Chris Young

ESPN:The Boston Red Sox have reached an agreement on a multiyear contract with free-agent outfielder Chris Young pending a physical exam, a source confirmed to ESPN.He hit 14 home runs and slugged .453 in 140 games with the Yankees last season.The Sox certainly love having outfield depth. While this move is likely just for that reason, it does increase the odds slightly that Rusney...
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November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox sign outfielder Chris Young to multi-year deal

The Boston Red Sox and outfielder Chris Young have reached a multi-year agreement on a new contract reports Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. The contract hasn’t officially been announced, and terms have not been disclosed. Sources: #RedSox in agreement with free-agent outfielder Chris Young on a multi-year contract, pending a physical. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 30...
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November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox reportedly sign free agent OF Chris Young

Dave Dombrowski reportedly has tapped into the open market. The Boston Red Sox have agreed to a multiyear contract with free-agent outfielder Chris Young, according to multiple reports. FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal was the first to report Monday that a deal had been reached. The deal reportedly is pending a physical and terms of the contract aren’t yet known. But once official...
November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Sign Chris Young the Shorter

According to Ken Rosenthal, the Red Sox have added to their outfield depth today. Sources: #RedSox in agreement with free-agent outfielder Chris Young on a multi-year contract, pending a physical. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 30, 2015 Chris Young the hitter is one of the better fourth outfielders in baseball today, combining the ability to play all three outfield...
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November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers: Potential outfield depth to keep an eye on

A mix of veteran leadership and young, hungry talent enabled an unexpectedly successful 2015 season for the Texas Rangers. Great news for 2016, much of that mix is retained. Texas already has a pinpoint scope on what their roster will look like come April. The addition of Cole Hamels and the return of Yu Darvish put any rotation concerns to rest. The Rangers have already attacked the...
November 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Trade Breakdown: Aaron Hicks To The Yankees

The John Ryan Murphy for Aaron Hicks trade looks great for all involved. The Twins needed catching depth and the Yankees needed, at the very least, a fourth outfielder. As fourth outfielders go, Hicks is an improvement over Chris Young. He is younger, 26 years old to Young's 32.  He is a switch hitter, where Young only bats right-handed.  (Hicks batted .307 vs lefties this past...
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November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Yankees Acquire Aaron Hicks From Twins In Exchange For John Ryan Murphy

The New York Yankees on Thursday made one of the first moves of the baseball offseason. The Yankees acquired outfielder Aaron Hicks from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for backup catcher John Ryan Murphy, the two teams announced Thursday afternoon. Hicks could be a nice pickup for the Yankees, as he figures to be the club’s replacement for free agent Chris Young. Hicks is young...
November 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Reports: Red Sox Express Interest In Free-Agent Outfielder Chris Young

Not so fast. Perhaps the Boston Red Sox’s 2016 starting outfield isn’t set after all. The Red Sox reached out to free-agent outfielder Chris Young at the MLB General Managers Meetings in Boca Raton, Fla., a major league source told’s Rob Bradford. The club was scheduled to meet with Young’s representatives Tuesday, a source told the Boston Herald’s Michael Silverman...
November 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Qualifying offers and a Cleveland Indians free agency primer

For four years, Major League Baseball has had a qualifying offer system in place for pending free agents. Teams can place protection on their own free agents – at least, those who were not acquired mid-season – so that they can receive possible draft compensation if the player signs with a new team. Understanding how the system works can help explain where the Cleveland Indians...
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November 09, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: Re-sign Chris Young?

The New York Yankees are heading into the 2015 offseason with three players becoming free agents at 12:01 AM Saturday night, as Chris Young, Stephen Drew, and Chris Capuano are now free to sign with any team. Perhaps the most intriguing option is the outfielder Young, as Drew, despite his solid defense, only contributed in one offensive category (homeruns) and Capuano was merely...
November 08, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Yankees Top Free Agent Needs, Potential Targets

New York Yankees Free Agents SS/2B Stephen Drew, P Chris Capuano, OF Chris Young View image | Second Baseman The New York Yankees have struggled to find a reliable second baseman, despite attempting at filling their hole with multiple sub-par players over the last few years.  They have tried players such as Brian Roberts, Brendan Ryan, and recently Stephen...
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November 03, 2015  |  Discuss
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