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Player Profile #185: Koji Uehara | RP | BOS

I’m not sure fans noticed how great Koji Uehara is until Koji-Mania took hold mid-way through Boston’s 2013 World Series run, but starting in 2010 (Uehara’s first season as a reliever) he’s been the best relief pitcher not named Craig Kimbrel. The table below shows the top 10 relievers, by ERA since the start of 2010 along with the performances in several other key areas...
Via Baseball Professor
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Lester to Red Sox: ‘I understand the disappointment’

            Jon Lester decided Tuesday evening to sign with the Chicago Cubs instead of return to his former team, the Boston Red Sox. Lester will reportedly sign a six-year deal worth $155 million that includes a vesting option for a seventh year that could bring the total to $170 million. Lester took to Twitter Wednesday morning...
Via Sports-Glory
9 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz to Red Sox: ‘Man up’ and make Jon Lester happy

            Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports David Ortiz says now is the time for the Boston Red Sox to “man up” and make free agent pitcher Jon Lester happy. Lester is set to make a decision soon on where he will take his talents. “This is a guy who loves Boston, so if I’m the Red Sox I do whatever it takes to keep...
Via Sports-Glory
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 10 Things Sox Fans Should Be Grateful For

#10—The likelihood that the 2015 offense will no longer look like a AAA offense.#9—The fact that Shane Victorino is healthy and might return to 2013 form.#8—The fact that Koji Uehara is still closing for the team.#7—The fact that the organization has youthful depth at pitcher, catcher and shortstop.#6—The fact that you could convene a Minyan with the number of OFs on the...
Via FenwayNation
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox have had serious talks for Cole Hamels

            The Boston Red Sox have been looking to make a few splashes in free agency this offseason, and it appears that they have signed both Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez to make two of those splashes. They are still looking to make a move for a legitimate ace starting pitcher, and Jon Lester is the main target that has been talked...
Via Sports-Glory
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Pablo Sandoval agrees to deal with Red Sox

            Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports The Boston Red Sox have landed free agent Pablo Sandoval, reports Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. According to Heyman, Sandoval will sign a five-year deal worth close to $100 million. Sandoval has agreement to go to the red sox for 5 years, close to 100M — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) November...
Via Sports-Glory
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox need to cover Koji Uehara bet

Covering the closer bet?Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer While there has been a ton of activity on the line about the Red Sox chase of the bit off season tickets Jon Lester and Pablo Sandavol, it is the smaller targets that could mean the most to the Red Sox chances of contending in the coming years.Take Andrew Miller as the top example.He is a left handed reliever traded at...
Via RedSoxLife
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Need to Make a Free Agent Splash This Off-Season

Koji Uehara #19 of the Boston Red Sox pitches in the eighth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates during inter-league play at PNC Park. (Mandatory Credit: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) The Boston Red Sox ended the 2014 season in last place in the American League East with a 71-91 record just one season after winning the World Series. The Red Sox still feature some established stars...
Via The Sports Journal
November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox sign Koji Uehara to 2-year extension

The Boston Red Sox have agreed to a 2 year, $18 million dollar extension with their struggling closer, Koji Uehara reports Alex Speiri of WEII.com. Two years, $18M for Koji Uehara. — Alex Speier (@alexspeier) October 30, 2014 Uehara, 40, is coming off of another good season in the AL East as the closer for the Red Sox and an impressive stretch that began when the Red Sox acquired...
Via Baseball Essential
October 31, 2014  |  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
October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox dismiss age in signing Koji Uehara for 2 more years

BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox have signed Koji Uehara for two more years, committing $18 million to the reliever who closed out the 2013 World Series but struggled along with the team this season. One year to the day after Uehara struck out Matt Carpenter to seal Boston's third title in 10 years, the team gave him a deal that will pay him $9 million in each of the next two years,...
Via AP on Fox
October 31, 2014  |  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, so we...
Via RedSoxLife
October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Ink Koji To Two-Year, $18 Million Deal

(Exclusive FenwayNation Photo)Hopefully, this deal won't be remembered for the day we all learned about it—Halloween. The Red Sox took a big gamble on 40-year-old closer Koji Uehara, signing the free-agent to a two-year, $18 million deal. This more than doubles his 2014 salary of $4.5 million. Uehara was—of course—lights out in 2013, but had some pretty serious struggles at...
Via FenwayNation
October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Boston Planning Pursuits Of Jon Lester, Andrew Miller?

The Boston Red Sox have begun working their way down the checklist. The Red Sox made their first significant move of the offseason Thursday by re-signing Koji Uehara to a two-year contract reportedly worth $18 million. The deal ensures Boston will enter 2015 with a viable closer, but it only was a small step — albeit an important one — toward building a roster capable of contending...
Via NESN.com
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Koji Uehara’s New Contract A Big Win For Red Sox Despite Any Concerns

The Boston Red Sox are counting on Koji Uehara to age well. The Red Sox on Thursday re-signed Uehara to a two-year contract reportedly worth $18 million. Uehara endured a late-season rough patch and will turn 40 before Opening Day, but Boston made a sensible decision in inking the veteran closer to a two-year pact, as the potential reward far outweighs the risk. Plain and simple...
Via NESN.com
October 30, 2014  |  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...
Via Sports-Glory
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Ben Cherington: Koji Uehara Signing ‘Important First Step’ For Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox wasted no time in rolling up their sleeves. The Red Sox on Thursday re-signed closer Koji Uehara to a two-year contract reportedly worth $18 million. The move, which was announced just hours after Uehara officially became a free agent, signaled the first major transaction of what figures to be a very active offseason for Boston. “We certainly won’t stop. There...
Via NESN.com
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Koji Uehara returns to the Red Sox for two years, $18 million

The World Series is over, which means the offseason can begin. This fact was not lost on the Boston Red Sox who started things off by signing reliever Koji Uejahara to a two-year, $18 million contract. Two years, $18M for Koji Uehara. — Alex Speier (@alexspeier) October 30, 2014 After a phenomenal 2013 season, Koji started 2014 well, but then fell apart in the second half and...
Via The Outside Corner
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Koji Uehara returns to the Red Sox for two years, $18 million

The World Series is over, which means the offseason can begin. This fact was not lost on the Boston Red Sox who started things off by signing reliever Koji Uejahara to a two-year, $18 million contract. Two years, $18M for Koji Uehara. — Alex Speier (@alexspeier) October 30, 2014 After a phenomenal 2013 season, Koji started 2014 well, but then fell apart in the second half and...
Via Bloguin Best
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Sign Koji Uehara Through 2016 Season

The Red Sox are retaining an arm, that was named an American League All-Star last season. 
Via CLNS Radio
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox sign closer Koji Uehara for 2 years

BOSTON (AP) The Boston Red Sox have signed closer Koji Uehara for two more years. The All-Star reliever will earn $18 million through 2016. Uehara joined the Red Sox in 2013 and earned the closer's role midway through the season. He was a key part of the team that won the franchise's third World Series in 10 years, striking out Matt Carpenter for the final out in Game 6 on this...
Via AP on Fox
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Reports: Sox re-sign Koji Uehara to a 2-year deal

Jared Wickerham/Getty ImagesConor Frederick (@C_Frederick1016)Contributing WriterAccording to multiple reports, the Red Sox have brought back Koji Uehara on a 2-year, $18 million deal that will take Koji through 2016.#RedSox announce signing of Uehara to two-year deal.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) October 30, 2014Two years, $18M for Koji Uehara.— Alex Speier (@alexspeier)...
Via RedSoxLife
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Sign Closer Koji Uehara To Two-Year Contract Through 2016

The Boston Red Sox have a lot of moving parts heading into the 2015 season, but their closer position is set. Red Sox executive vice president and general manager Ben Cherington announced Thursday afternoon that the team has signed closer Koji Uehara to a two-year contract through 2016. Details of the contract were not disclosed. Uehara became a free agent after the 2014 season...
Via NESN.com
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

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
October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox’s Future Closer: Who Could Fill Role After Koji Uehara?

Koji Uehara and the Boston Red Sox are going to part ways at some point in the near future. It might not be this offseason. It might not even be next offseason. But Uehara is a free agent who is turning 40 before Opening Day. The good times can’t last forever. The Red Sox need to start planning for Uehara’s inevitable departure. There’s obviously a chance Boston could sign...
Via NESN.com
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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