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Ryan Hanigan, A Massachusetts Native, ‘Pumped’ To Join Boston Red Sox

This embed is invalid" /> Ryan Hanigan’s holiday season is full of cheer. Hanigan, a native of Andover, Mass., grew up a huge Red Sox fan, even maintaining some fandom in 2004 as Boston won its first World Series in 86 years while the catcher made his way through the Cincinnati Reds system. The 34-year-old couldn’t help but be excited over the...
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Red Sox GM Ben Cherington: Will Middlebrooks Will Find Way To Flourish

This embed is invalid" /> Ben Cherington will be keeping tabs on Will Middlebrooks from afar. The Boston Red Sox traded Middlebrooks to the San Diego Padres over the weekend in exchange for catcher Ryan Hanigan. The deal comes on the heels of back-to-back disappointing seasons for Middlebrooks, though Boston’s willingness to trade the 26-year-old...
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What Ryan Hanigan Learned from David Ross

Ryan Hanigan, the Boston Red Sox’s newly acquired back-up catcher learned the ropes from the man he is replacing, David Ross.  Ryan Hanigan was under the tutelage of David Ross while with the Cincinnati Reds, learning the art of framing from one the league’s best. The art of pitch framing has peaked over the past […]
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Tuesday Links: Checking in on AL East rivals; Baltimore Orioles edition

It’s been a pretty quiet offseason for the defending American League East champions so far this winter. The Baltimore Orioles, who finished the 2014 season with a 96-66 record, have done more subtracting than adding, as the team has watched Nelson Cruz and Nick Markakis find new homes. After signing a one year contract last winter, Cruz enjoyed a 40 home run season in 2014 and...
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Christian Vazquez Tearing It Up In Winter Ball

(USAToday Sports)Christian Vazquez—the likely starting catcher for the 2015 Red Sox—has been doing some serious offensive damage in the Puerto Rican Winter League. So far, the backstop is hitting .294—with a .371 OBP. The 24-year old is known for his defensive skills (particularly his 'gun' of an arm), so if he starts to hit consistently, it's offensive gravy. Boston signed...
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Pride Of Andover High School Back Home Again

Andover High SchoolRyan Hanigan graduated from Andover High School in 1999 (where he was an Eastern Mass. All-Star). After college, his MLB career took him to far-flung locations like Cincinnati and Tampa Bay. Now, he's coming home to play for the team he rooted for as a kid. Said Hanigan, "...I grew up watching the Red Sox so you can't not do that around here. It's the team. We...
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Boston Red Sox Analysis: Still Some Work To Do

In his attempt to spearhead back-to-back worst-to-first claims in the American League East, Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington continues to revamp his club’s 40-man roster. On Thursday, the Red Sox acquired veteran catcher Ryan Hanigan from San Diego for third baseman Will Middlebrooks. Yet to be formally announced is the reported re-signing of 34-year-old left-handed...
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Red Sox, Padres Swap Will Middlebrooks, Ryan Hanigan – Analysis

Formerly considered a likely long-term fixture at third base for the Boston Red Sox, Will Middlebrooks is getting a much-needed fresh start with a new club for which he has a chance to fill the hot corner role in 2015. On Thursday, the Red Sox traded the 26-year-old Middlebrooks to San Diego for veteran catcher Ryan Hanigan. The teams agreed on the deal’s framework early in the...
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Red Sox Trade Will Middlebrooks To Padres

The San Diego Padres have acquired third baseman Will Middlebrooks from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for catcher Ryan Hanigan, according to Pete Abraham. #RedSox announce the Middlebrooks-Hanigan trade is official. Straight up. — Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) December 20, 2014 Hanigan was just acquired from the Tampa Bay Rays along with Wil Myers earlier in the week. Jeff Passan...
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Padres acquire Will Middlebrooks in trade, Ryan Hanigan headed to Red Sox

getty images The Padres continued adding to their offense on Friday picking up infielder WIll Middlebrooks. Middlebrooks, 26, was once a top prospect of the Red Sox but he has clearly fallen out of flavor in Boston after hititng just .191/.256/.265 with two home runs and 19 RBI in 63 games last season. The Red Sox signed Pablo Sandoval early this offseason which meant that Middlebrooks...
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Red Sox Trade Will Middlebrooks To Padres For Catcher Ryan Hanigan

This embed is invalid" /> Two of this offseason’s busiest teams crossed paths Friday. The Red Sox and Padres confirmed a trade that sends catcher Ryan Hanigan to Boston and third baseman Will Middlebrooks to San Diego. A source told Yahoo! Sports Jeff Passan of the deal earlier in the day. WEEI.com’s Rob Bradford, who heard the same thing from...
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Middlebrooks Traded to Padres

The Red Sox have traded third baseman Will Middlebrooks to the San Diego Padres for catcher Ryan Hanigan.  Middlebrooks became a trade chip once the Red Sox signed Pablo Sandovol to play third base. It is great to see a graduate of Rollins College join the Red Sox, since I am also an alumni of the school.
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Friday Links: Checking in on AL East rivals; Toronto Blue Jays edition

By now I imagine that we’re all pretty well versed in acquisitions that the Boston Red Sox have made so far this offseason, but they’re not the only team that has been busy in the American League East. The Toronto Blue Jays, who finished third in the division standings last season, added some thump to the middle of their order with additions on both the free agent market and...
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AP source: Padres to obtain Middlebrooks from Red Sox

SAN DIEGO (AP) Two people with knowledge of the deal say the San Diego Padres have agreed to obtain third baseman Will Middlebrooks from the Boston Red Sox for catcher Ryan Hanigan. The people spoke with The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday because the trade hasn't been announced. The deal is pending medical approvals. Hanigan was obtained earlier from Tampa Bay...
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Links of the Day 12/19/14

Hello. I have some news. I’ve just been traded to the Padres. The Gophers got some good news. A freshman from Senegal was admitted to the university and can play immediately.  The Wil Meyers and Matt Kemp trades were confirmed for the Padres, and they also traded for Derek Norris last night. And then today, they traded Ryan Hanigan for Will Middlebrooks and in another big move...
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Reports: Red Sox, Padres Nearing Will Middlebrooks-Ryan Hanigan Trade

This embed is invalid" /> Two of this offseason’s busiest teams are about to cross paths. The Red Sox and Padres are nearing a trade that would send catcher Ryan Hanigan to Boston and third baseman Will Middlebrooks to San Diego, a source told Yahoo! Sports Jeff Passan. WEEI.com’s Rob Bradford, who is hearing the same thing from a major league...
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Other Shoe Drops—Padres Sign David Ross

Literally minutes after a reported trade of catcher (and Andover High School alum) Ryan Hanigan to Boston, the San Diego Padres scooped up former Red Sox backstop David Ross. In 2014—until the late-season emergence of Christan Vazquez—Ross was part of one of the worst Boston catching tandems in history with A.J. Pierzynski. However, Ross will always be remembered as catching...
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Padres acquire OF Wil Myers in 11-player, three-team trade

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres today announced that they have acquired outfielder Wil Myers, catcher Ryan Hanigan, left-handed pitcher Jose Castillo and right-handed pitcher Gerardo Reyes from the Tampa Bay Rays. As part of the agreement, the Padres will send catcher Rene Rivera, right-handed pitcher Burch Smith and infielder Jake Bauers to Tampa Bay, as well as right-handed pitcher...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays complete 11-player trade, largest in franchise history

The Tampa Bay Rays on Friday completed a three-team, 11-player trade that sent outfielder Wil Myers, catcher Ryan Hanigan, minor-league left-hander Jose Castillo and minor-league right-hander Gerardo Reyes to the San Diego Padres in exchange for catcher Rene Rivera, right-hander Burch Smith and minor-league first baseman Jake Bauers. The Rays also receive outfielder Steven Souza...
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Source: David Ross Signs with the San Diego Padres

According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, David Ross formerly of the Boston Red Sox has signed with the San Diego Padres. The Boston Red Sox trading for Ryan Hanigan now makes sense since they were out of the running for his services. david ross is signing with padres — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 19, […]
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Andover High’s Ryan Hanigan heading to Boston in Middlebrooks deal

Ryan Hanigan has been dealt twice in the same day. (Photo/Getty Images)It has been an up and down road for Will Middlebrooks over the past few seasons and today is just another chapter in his career. The third baseman is heading west to the San Diego Padres. The Boston Red Sox will get catcher Ryan Hanigan in exchange for Middlebrooks. The move makes sense for both teams and players...
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Source: Padres Working on Will Middlebrooks, Ryan Hanigan Swap

According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, the San Diego Padres are nearing a deal that would send Ryan Hanigan to the Boston Red Sox for Will Middlebrooks. Source: Padres nearing a deal that would send Ryan Hanigan to Boston for Will Middlebrooks. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 19, 2014 Third-baseman Will Middlebrooks has struggled […]
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Report: Boston Red Sox Set To Trade Will Middlebrooks To San Diego Padres For C Ryan Hanigan

According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports, the Boston Red Sox and San Diego Padres are set to make a trade that will send third baseman Will Middlebrooks to the Padres for catcher Ryan Hanigan. 
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Middlebrooks to San Diego; Hanigan to Boston

…But wait, there’s more! The San Diego Padres have reportedly acquired Thirdbaseman Will Middlebrooks from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for recently acquired catcher Ryan Hanigan. The report comes on the heels of Friday morning’s trade that sent OF Justin Upton to San Diego and a handful of prospects to Atlanta. This deal – as you might have guessed – has not yet been...
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Andover's Hanigan To Sox For Middlebrooks?

Reports are surfacing that Andover's Ryan Hanigan will be traded by the Padres to the Red Sox in exchange for Will Middlebrooks. Hanigan graduated from Andover (MA) High School back in 1999. He was a three-year varsity starter at Andover and was an Eastern Massachusetts All-Star in his senior year. Hanigan would be a perfect compliment to Christian Vazquez in the Boston backstop...
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