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Four ex-Cardinals find it pays to have worn the Birds on the Bat

ST. LOUIS -- It sure pays to play for the Cardinals. You get the big home crowds, your travel is reasonable without any coast-to-coast trips and those annual playoff-share checks make a nice bonus at the end of the year. And then, when it's time to become an ex-Cardinal, you reap more dividends just for being part of such a winning club. At least that's how it's worked out for four...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Cherington: Red Sox Will Look To Add Catcher, Bullpen Help (Video)

A GM’s work is never done. The Boston Red Sox added three starting pitchers — Rick Porcello, Wade Miley, Justin Masterson — at last week’s Major League Baseball winter meetings in San Diego. Ben Cherington has since expressed satisfaction with the acquisitions, but the Red Sox general manager also acknowledged Tuesday the club will keep its eyes open this offseason for additional...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Wednesday Links: For Masterson, pitch selection still a work in progress

Photo credit: Kelly O’Connor There’s a common theme shared by the trio of arms that the Red Sox acquired over a week ago, and it could be Boston’s key to success in the 2015 season. Over the past few years, Rick Porcello, Wade Miley, and Justin Masterson have built up a reputation as ground ball pitchers. The latter of which has proven to be one of the best in the league at...
Via Fire Brand AL
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox appear content with rotation despite lack of true ace

The Boston Red Sox’s rotation could be looked at in one of two ways: They either don’t have a No. 1 starter or they have five pitchers capable of being No. 1 starters.     Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington and manager John Farrell are subscribing to the latter theory. While no one is going to mistake Clay Buchholz, Joe Kelly, Rick Porcello, Wade Miley or Justin Masterson...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Despite additions, Red Sox starting rotation still needs an ace

How important is an ace at the top of a starting rotation for a playoff hopeful or contender? The Boston Red Sox could provide some intriguing answers to that question next season. The first impulse is to believe that even the Red Sox believe in the importance of an unquestioned No. 1 starter, based on their attempt to re-sign Jon Lester before the left-hander opted to join the...
Via Bloguin Best
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Despite additions, Red Sox starting rotation still needs an ace

How important is an ace at the top of a starting rotation for a playoff hopeful or contender? The Boston Red Sox could provide some intriguing answers to that question next season. The first impulse is to believe that even the Red Sox believe in the importance of an unquestioned No. 1 starter, based on their attempt to re-sign Jon Lester before the left-hander opted to join the...
Via The Outside Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Monday Links: Adding an ace isn’t all that’s left for Red Sox to do

Photo credit: Kelly O’Connor Now that the dust has settled on the flurry of moves that the Red Sox made last week, it’s safe to evaluate what still remains for the team going forward. Although the team added three capable pitchers to their rotation in Wade Miley, Justin Masterson, and Rick Porcello, the team is still in need of a staff ace. The trio of new arms, and those already...
Via Fire Brand AL
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Masterson Extension Offer a Lucky Miss One Year Later

There’s an old adage, “some of the best trades are the ones that are never made.” It’s probably even more truer in free agency and the Indians are no better example. Two years ago the Tribe surprised its fan base and much of baseball when it spent an uncharacteristic $112 million on free agents Nick Swisher, Michael Bourn, Brett Myers and Mark Reynolds. Almost immediately...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Add Pitching

Neil Mehta Sports Journalist  The Red Sox have addressed their biggest need during the Winter Meetings. They were able to acquire Wade Miley, Justin Masterson and Rick Porcello. Clay Buchholtz and Joe Kelly are slated to be the other two Boston starters. Wade Miley The Red Sox traded Ruby De La Rose, Allen Webster and Raymel Flores to the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for...
Via TopSportsReport
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Friday Links: Is there an ace in the cards for Red Sox?

With the additions of Rick Porcello, Justin Masterson and Wade Miley, the Red Sox undoubtedly solidified the middle and back end of their rotation, but Boston is still in need of an ace. After losing out on the Jon Lester sweepstakes and acquiring three new arms, general manager Ben Cherington admitted that the team is still on the lookout for the allusive top of the rotation starter...
Via Fire Brand AL
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Masterson Find Form In Boston Return?

At the conclusion of MLB’s Winter Meetings, using the term “busy”  to describe everything that went on would be the understatement of the century. The number of impact transactions have been mind-boggling, as many teams are either pushing to win now or putting themselves in a better financial situation to win in the future. After the acquisition of two big bats at the beginning...
Via Baseball Essential
8 days ago  |  Discuss

POLL: Displeasure With Sox Rotation Holding

The percentage of FenwayNation readers who are displeased with the current make-up of the Red Sox rotation has held steady in our latest poll. As the chart shows, about three in four readers (74%) still feel Boston's starters are inadequate, while 26% think Rick Porcello, Clay Buchholz, Joe Kelly, Wade Miley, and Justin Masterson are 'OK'. You can still vote HERE.
Via FenwayNation
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Do The Red Sox Have a Ground Ball Fetish?

The Red Sox have tried to erase the painful feelings of their botched Jon Lester negotiations by completing a flurry of pitcher transactions. While that’s unlikely to fool people who still just want Lester back, the pitchers acquired (or reportedly acquired) — Wade Miley, Rick Porcello and Justin Masterson — all have one thing in […]
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox agree with RHP Masterson on 1-year deal

BOSTON (AP) Justin Masterson and the Boston Red Sox have agreed to a one-year contract. The team announced the free-agent signing Thursday night. Masterson made 25 starts for Cleveland and St. Louis last season, going a combined 7-9 with a 5.88 ERA. Masterson, an All-Star in 2013, was drafted by the Red Sox in 2006. He went 9-8 with a 3.76 ERA for Boston from 2008-09 before he was...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Bolster Pitching Staff

The Boston Red Sox, after an off 2014 season have bolstered their pitching staff today in order to improve their chances of claiming the A.L East crown in 2015. After losing out on former ace Jon Lester to the Chicago Cubs, the Bo-Sox were able to pull the trigger on a couple of deals that brought Rick Porcello and Justin Masterson over. Porcello was acquired from the Detroit...
Via The Sideline
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Cherington, Boston Red Sox Plan To ‘Keep Working’ This Offseason

This embed is invalid" /> The Major League Baseball winter meetings aren’t an end point for the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox reportedly added three starting pitchers this week in San Diego, leaving Boston with a rotation comprised of Clay Buchholz, Joe Kelly, Rick Porcello, Wade Miley and Justin Masterson. The moves represent a step in the right direction...
Via NESN.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox, Justin Masterson reunite with one-year deal

Early Wednesday evening, the Boston Red Sox starting rotation consisted of Clay Buchholz, Joe Kelly and an array of promising young Major League arms and top prospects. Less than 24 hours later, the club has acquired Wade Miley and Rick Porcello in separate trades, and now they have signed veteran right-hander Justin Masterson to a one-year, $9.5 million deal. The 29-year-old Masterson...
Via Baseball News Source
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Masterson Deal Places Exclamation Point On Red Sox’s Philosophy

This embed is invalid" /> Brian Butterfield might be the most important man in the Boston Red Sox organization right now. The infield coach’s fungo bat will be put to good use in the coming months, as the Red Sox’s infield defense will be paramount to the team’s success — or lack thereof — in 2015. The Red Sox added three starting pitchers...
Via NESN.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Red Sox agree to sign RHP Masterson to one-year, $9.5M deal

The Boston Red Sox continue to bolster their pitching staff agreeing with righty Justin Masterson on a one-year, $9.5M deal, according to FOX Sports MLB insider Jon Paul Morosi. Masterson, 29, joins other Rick Porcello and Wade Miley in Boston in a flurry of deals made by the club Thursday morning. It is still unclear how they'll all fit into Boston's pitching plans, though sources...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Masterson is returning to the Boston Red Sox

Justin Masterson was originally drafted by the Boston Red Sox way back in 2006. They shipped him to Cleveland at the 2009 trade deadline as part of a package for Victor Martinez. Five and a half years after that trade, Masterson is heading back to Boston on a one-year, $9.5 million contract. The Red Sox have an agreement with Justin Masterson. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) December...
Via The Outside Corner
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Masterson is returning to the Boston Red Sox

Justin Masterson was originally drafted by the Boston Red Sox way back in 2006. They shipped him to Cleveland at the 2009 trade deadline as part of a package for Victor Martinez. Five and a half years after that trade, Masterson is heading back to Boston on a one-year, $9.5 million contract. The Red Sox have an agreement with Justin Masterson. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) December...
Via Bloguin Best
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox: Justin Masterson Signs One Year Deal

In what has been a busy Winter Meetings for Ben Cherington and the Boston Red Sox, the Sox brass will leave San Diego with three new starting pitchers.
Via CLNS Radio
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Masterson returns to Boston Red Sox

(Photo/USA TODAY Sports)The Boston Red Sox didn’t lie when they said they were going to adding pitching this offseason. After making two trades already, they added another arm on Thursday in the form of a former Lowell Spinners and Red Sox pitcher. Justin Masterson will join the Red Sox on a one-year, $9 million deal. The deal comes a few days after Jon Heyman tweeted the Red...
Via Mill City Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox bring back Justin Masterson

According to NESN, the Red Sox have brought back pitcher Justin Masterson on a one-year deal worth $9 million.  Masterson, who was with the team from 2008-09, is coming off a disappointing season with the St. Louis Cardinals and Cleveland Indians in which he went 7-9 with an ERA of 5.88. Masterson is the 3rd pitcher acquired by the Sox since last night, joining Wade Miley and...
Via RedSoxLife
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Sign Justin Masterson

The Red Sox have signed free agent pitcher and former team member Justin Masterson to a one year $9 million contract.  Masterson will try to bounce back from a rough year last year and prove he can be a member of the starting rotation.
Via Fenway West
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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