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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 about so far...
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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 24, 2014   ...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Red Sox trying to sign Hanley Ramirez

            The Boston Red Sox are a well-known suitor in the Pablo Sandoval sweepstakes. Their free agent efforts, though apparently don’t stop there. According to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman, the Red Sox are also making a push to sign Hanley Ramirez. As Heyman notes, the Red Sox interest in Ramirez isn’t sudden. They’ve been in contact with him...
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1 day 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Recap of MLB Offseason Moves: 11/1 – 11/16 (American League)

The MLB offseason is in full swing and teams are already beginning to set up plans for improving their teams. Lets recap all the moves that have happened from the end of the World Series to the end of the GM meetings for the American League. AL East Boston Red Sox: The Red Sox re-signed RP Koji Uehara to a two-year, $18 million deal. The move keeps the 39 year old, who has had tremendous...
Via Total Sports Live
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Rebuilding the Red Sox bullpen

Ben Cherington would be smart to bolster the club’s bullpen depth this winter—and he has a number of options with which to do so. The Red Sox face a busy offseason that is about to kick into gear with the annual GM meetings taking place in Phoenix this week. Ben Cherington has plenty of work ahead of him as Boston’s GM looks to bolster a roster he expects to contend for a playoff...
Via Fire Brand AL
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Exec predicts Jon Lester will re-sign with Red Sox

            The Boston Red Sox will re-sign free-agent pitcher Jon Lester, a “well-connected baseball executive who has had conversations on the subject with the Red Sox” predicted to ESPN Boston’s Gordon Edes. The executive believes the Red Sox could offer Lester a six-year deal worth at least $20 million a year. Lester turns 31 on Jan 7, but...
Via Sports-Glory
14 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
17 days ago  |  Discuss

The Wind Up: Fire Up the Hot Stove

It is the best time of the year, baseball fans! Well ok, maybe not exactly. You see, just because the postseason and all its glory is effectively over this year, does not mean there is not plenty to talk about. In fact, just the opposite. A fairly noteworthy contract extension has already been struck, rumors are flying far and wide, and even a trade has already surfaced! This...
Via The Sports Post
23 days ago  |  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 On-Base Talk
25 days 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
25 days ago  |  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
25 days 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
25 days ago  |  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...
Via FenwayNation
25 days ago  |  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
25 days ago  |  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
25 days 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
25 days ago  |  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
25 days ago  |  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
26 days ago  |  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
26 days ago  |  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
26 days ago  |  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
26 days ago  |  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
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Koji Uehara, Boston Red Sox Talking About Potential Contract

The Red Sox have been clear about their desire to re-sign Koji Uehara. It now appears Boston is taking steps to ensure the free-agent reliever returns in 2015. The Red Sox and Uehara have been talking about a potential return since the end of the season, according to WEEI.com’s Alex Speier. The ongoing discussions reportedly are being taken as an encouraging sign that Uehara could...
Via NESN.com
28 days ago  |  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...
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October 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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