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Curt Schilling gets Yankees worker fired for sending vulgar tweets about daughter

Howard Smith/USA TODAY Sports Curt Schilling took to Twitter to announce that his 17-year-old daughter got accepted to college where she could continue to play softball. Congrats to Gabby Schilling who will pitch for the Salve Regina Seahawks next year!! — Curt Schilling (@gehrig38) February 25, 2015   Unfortunately, a few Twitter users responded with awful, violent...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox GM: David Ortiz can be a Red Sox for ‘as long as he wants to’

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports David Ortiz arrived at Red Sox camp Tuesday to begin his 19th MLB season. “I think anytime David walks through the room it lightens it up,” said manager John Farrell, via MLB.com. “It brings an energy. He looks in great shape. Had a chance to talk with him earlier when he first got in here this morning. He’s full-go and a major part of everything...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox land Cuban prospect Yoan Moncada

The Boston Red Sox have agreed to terms on a deal with Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada, reports Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com. The agreement is pending a physical. The club has not confirmed the deal, which is believed to be in the $30 million range. The infielder’s deal puts the 19-year-old in line to smash the $8.27 million bonus record for an international amateur under the current...
Via Sports-Glory
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Juan Nieves – Highs and Lows

As the Sox begin spring training, a lot of eyes will be on their pitching staff. The starting group lacks an ace, and the bullpen is rather unsettled, with closer Koji Uehara coming off an injury-plagued year. Those same eyes will be on pitching coach Juan Nieves, who enters his third season on the job. The first two have featured big highs (a Championship in 2013) and big...
Via Fenway West
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Bullpen Preview 2015: Can Koji Uehara Still Dominate At Age 40?

This embed is invalid" /> Editor’s note: Red Sox pitchers and catchers report to spring training Friday. NESN.com will analyze Boston’s roster in four installments (outfield, infield, bullpen, starting rotation) in the days leading up to the players’ arrival. The Boston Red Sox’s bullpen wasn’t a huge issue in 2014. While Boston’s ‘pen...
Via NESN.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Uehara Was Bothered By Back Pain In 2014

Koji Uehara's horrific run last August and September was apparently not due to fatigue—as had been previously thought. It has now been revealed that Boston's closer was experiencing back pain during that period that forced an alteration in his pitching mechanics. Said Koji, "I didn’t talk about it at that time. I think I’m over it. I’m not going to go into specifics, but...
Via FenwayNation
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Koji Uehara: I Battled ‘Physical’ Issue Late In Red Sox’s 2014 Season

This embed is invalid" /> Koji Uehara finally confirmed the suspicions. While it looked late last season like something was bothering Uehara physically, the Boston Red Sox closer never admitted such. Until Monday. “It was more physical,” Uehara told reporters Monday through a translator at the team’s spring training complex in Fort Myers. ...
Via NESN.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Declining offense may force MLB to alter MLB strike zone

David Richard-USA TODAY Sports Major League Baseball is considering altering the definition of the strike zone for the first time in nearly two decades, reports Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports. Any formal rules change would have to be approved by MLB’s Playing Rules Committee.   The committee will monitor the strike zone this season and look to make a change in 2016. Hardball...
Via Sports-Glory
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #60: Kenley Jansen | RP | LAD

Reserve your FREE copy of Baseball Professor’s 2015 Draft Guide, complete with our list of the Top 100 Dynasty League Prospects. 10,000 words of prospect coverage available on February 17! By SIERA, it doesn’t get much better than Kenley Jansen. His 1.64 mark over the last four years trails only Craig Kimbrel (1.49) and Koji Uehara (1.60), and Jansen’s strikeout dominance...
Via Baseball Professor
21 days ago  |  Discuss

The Boston Red Sox's bullpen gamble

The Boston Red Sox have made several moves during our most recent edition of MLB’s offseason. Adding infielders Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval was big, but they’ve also beefed up their starting rotation with the acquisitions of Rick Porcello, Wade Miley, and Justin Masterson. Yet, one of their earliest moves might just end up proving to be the strangest: re-signing Koji...
Via The Sports Post
January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Koji Uehara Likes Sox Moves This Off-Season

Koji And Fan (FenwayNation Photo)In an interview with The Japan Times, Red Sox closer Koji Uehara stated that he likes the moves his team has made this off-season. Said Koji, "I think it’s going to be a really good team." The 40-year old Uehara said of his new two-year contract, "I’m grateful. I believe I am indebted to the team and I want to do my best to repay that." Despite...
Via FenwayNation
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Wednesday Links: Red Sox bullpen may come down to two spots

Photo credit: Kelly O’Connor The Red Sox bullpen isn’t yet a finished product, but it does feature its fair share of shoe-in’s as the 2015 season draws near. After re-upping on a two year, $18 million deal Koji Uehara seems poised to anchor Boston’s pen for the third straight year. Last season, the 39-year old posted a respectable 2.52 ERA in over 60 innings pitched, but...
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December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

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
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

As Feared, Andrew Miller Goes To The Dark Side

Former Red Sox reliever Andrew Miller has signed a four-year, $36 million deal with The Bronx Embalmers. So, you will be seeing the 'shaggy one' many times over the next four years—just in the wrongest of all uniforms. Apparently, the Red Sox were unwilling to commit similar funds to Miller—having already signed Koji Uehara. Nevertheless, this is a very bad development.
Via FenwayNation
December 05, 2014  |  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
November 21, 2014  |  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...
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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...
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October 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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