How Well Do the Red Sox Need Hanley Ramirez to Field Left?

Hanley Ramirez of the Boston Red Sox is making a relatively unprecedented switch from shortstop to left field, a move that could revitalize his career. Fielders typically transition from shortstop to third base and then eventually the outfield. The shortstop position plays its toll on the body of a fielder, particularly one north of 30 […]
Via Infield Single
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Sorting out the Red Sox position players

According to my untrained observation, the Boston Red Sox have eleven Major League starting players for eight positions on the field. Then there is David Ortiz who is as designated a designated hitter as there is in baseball. So after signing and anchoring Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez to third and left field with free agent signings, what happens to everyone else? What...
Via The Flagrant Fan
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tribe Targets: Allen Craig

If the first few weeks of the baseball off-season have taught us anything, it’s that the Boston Red Sox are willing to spend a lot of money in an attempt to rebuild themselves into playoff contenders for 2015. Earlier this week the Red Sox signed Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval four year deals, with Ramirez’ signing for $88 million and Kung Fu Panda’s for $95 million. On...
Via Burning River Baseball
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Analyzing the Next Potential Yankees Shortstop

The Derek Jeter era has come to an end in New York. For 20 seasons, the Yankees could rely on Jeter to bring energy, heart, and of course his talent to the baseball diamond. He played in nearly 85 percent of all Yankees games since 1995, and if his 1995 inaugural season and injury riddled 2013 were to be excluded, he played in over 93 percent of games. However, the Yankees, who...
Via On-Base Talk
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Busy Off-season is Just Warming Up

  Hanley Ramirez #13 of the Los Angeles Dodgers singles to knock in Yasiel Puig #66 in the third inning of Game One of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. (Mandatory Credit: Getty Images/ESPN) The Boston Red Sox started the off-season with a bang agreeing to deals with free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval and shortstop Hanley Ramirez...
Via The Sports Journal
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Boston Red Sox Designate Juan Francisco, Ryan Lavarnway For Assignment

To make room for new signings, Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez, the Red Sox have designated recently waiver claimed Juan Francisco and catcher/first baseman Ryan Lavarnway for assignment. 
Via CLNS Radio
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Finding a Stopper

Now that the Red Sox have come out guns-blazing in the free-agent market, their pitching situation has changed. No longer must they pin their hopes on youngsters and worry about giving up too much in trades. With Hanley Ramirez in left field (probably) and Pablo Sandoval at third, they should have an offensive revival. Whether or not they keep Yoenis Cespedes, the outfield looks...
Via Fenway West
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Predicting the landing spot for remaining big-name free agents

The Hot Stove season of 2015 is one of the more exciting ones in recent memory, as this years class is headlined by a couple of big name free agents. Let’s start with the names already off the books: Hanley Ramirez, SS. Former team: Los Angeles Dodgers. New Team: Boston Red Sox. Contract: Four years, $88 million dollars ($22 million fifth-year vesting option) Projection: Hanley...
Via On-Base Talk
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Who plays shortstop for the Dodgers in 2015?

Now that Hanley Ramirez has signed to play left field (oy) in Boston, the Dodgers have a massive, gaping hole at shortstop (and in the lineup). One could argue that the hole at short is greater than the one behind the plate. There are a couple internal options to fill the void for 2015 – Erisbel Arruebarrena and Miguel Rojas. But let’s be real. Arruebarrena is coming of a less...
Via Dodgers Digest
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Wednesday Links: Sox shift focus to starting rotation

Photo credit: Kelly O’Connor With the signings of Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval squared away, the Red Sox can now shift their focus to retooling the top of the starting rotation. As has been the case the entire offseason, Boston seems poised to bring back their former home grown starter turned staff ace, Jon Lester. Currently headlining the free agent market, the 30-year old...
Via Fire Brand AL
2 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

FG on Fox: Suggesting a Blockbuster

The Red Sox had too many hitters before they signed both Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez to lucrative contracts, and now, they have perhaps the deepest line-up in all of baseball. But they still don’t have any pitching, and they simply don’t enough spots in the line-up to spread around between their talented hitters. Rarely […]
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Roster Reset: How Pablo Sandoval, Hanley Ramirez Impact Plans

<input type="hidden" name="fallback" value="This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Red Sox already have taken a red pen to their offseason blueprint. The Red Sox agreed to long-term contracts with Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez on Tuesday...
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Sandoval and Ramirez Just the Start for New-Look Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox certainly made headlines on Monday as they managed to work out the kinks in order to pull off deals with both Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval, the top two hitters available through free agency. While the moves certainly help take the meager Red Sox of 2014 into the playoff talk leading into 2015, the rest of the offseason could be just as busy. Ramirez...
Via On-Base Talk
2 days ago  |  Discuss

OFFICIAL: Hanley Ramirez Again In Red Sox

The Red Sox officially announced the signing of their second major free agent of the day on Tuesday—inking former Boston prospect Hanley Ramirez to a four-year, $88 million contract. The pact also carries a fifth-year vesting option that could make the total value $110 million. Ramirez was traded to the Marlins almost exactly nine years ago in exchange for Mike Lowell and Josh...
Via FenwayNation
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What luxury tax do Red Sox pay in 2015?

Luxury tax equals a middle reliever.Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer The free agent signings have been fast and furious for the Red Sox the last few days with press conferences to announce both Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez.The dust has yet to settle and the Red Sox are showing all signs of expecting to bring Jon Lester back with a multi-year mega contract.There are even...
Via RedSoxLife
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Reaction to the Signings of Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez (VIDEO)

  The Lone Red Seat gives you their very mixed reaction to the Boston Red Sox’ signings of Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez. NOTE: This was filmed on the morning of 11/24, before official news of Sandoval’s signing and the declaration that Ramirez would play LF. The post Reaction to the Signings of Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez (VIDEO) appeared first on Standing O Sports...
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Hanley Ramirez already heard from Dustin Pedroia

BOSTON — Dustin Pedroia couldn’t wait until spring training to rib the new guy. Hanley Ramirez, who returned to the Red Sox on Tuesday after nine years away from the organization, revealed during his introductory press conference at Fenway Park that Pedroia called him shortly after he agreed to a four-year contract with Boston. The second baseman’s call...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hanley Ramirez & Pablo Sandoval At Dinner In Boston

After living in the North End for a few years after college and constantly seeing Red Sox players and other celebrities hanging out at Strega, I’d bet that Sandoval and Ramirez went’t there tonight. I haven’t been to Strega enough times to say from the place settings and booth chairs to say that with any certainty but I’m not exactly writing for The Boston Globe and this...
Via The Awesome Boston
2 days ago  |  Discuss

A Boy Misunderstood, A Man Matured: Hanley Ramirez

The Boston Red have signed Hanley Ramirez to a 4 year $88 million contract with a vesting  5th year for an additional $22 million. Hanley Ramirez will need to switch positions, with Xander Bogaerts entrenched at shortstop for the foreseeable future. Ramirez has had two sides to his career, the All-Star who expects to be […]
Via Infield Single
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox double down, sign both Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval

Nine years ago, a promising young shortstop named Hanley Ramirez was traded from the Boston Red Sox to the Miami Marlins — back then known as the Florida Marlins — as part of a deal that brought in Mike Lowell and Josh Beckett to Boston. As the story goes, Ramirez went on to become an All-Star, and even MVP caliber player for the Marlins, while Lowell and Beckett became major...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hanley Ramirez Returns To Red Sox A New Man: ‘This Is Home For Me’

BOSTON — Hanley Ramirez is back where he belongs. Ramirez, who began his career with the Red Sox, officially returned to Boston on Tuesday after agreeing to a four-year contract that includes a vesting option for a fifth season. It’s a reunion that’s been nine years in the making. “This is home for me,” Ramirez said Tuesday during an (re)introductory press conference at...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Hanley Ramirez Press Conference Was Kinda Hanlarious

With all the crap I’d been hearing about Hanley Ramirez over the past 24 hours — ****** teammate, punk-ass attitude, not the kind of fella Jon Lester would want to have pizza with — I made a point of tuning in to his press conference just to see if it veered into snark city. Turns out, however, the guy’s got a sense of humor. Like when he talked about Pedroia calling him...
Via Surviving Grady
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox officially announce Sandoval, Ramirez signings totaling $183M

  Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez spent the last two seasons as NL West rivals. Now they're teammates in Boston, the result of a $183 million spending spree the Red Sox are hoping will lift them out of the AL East cellar. "It's exciting for me to be with Hanley and David Ortiz," Sandoval said Tuesday at Fenway Park after finishing up a five-year, $95 million...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hanley Ramirez’s Red Sox Contract Includes Reported $22M Vesting Option

Hanley Ramirez officially has returned. Ramirez agreed to a four-year contract with the Boston Red Sox, the team announced Tuesday before an introductory press conference at Fenway Park. The three-time All-Star will earn at least $88 million as part of the deal, according to multiple reports. Ramirez’s contract also includes a $22 million option for 2019 that will vest if...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss
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