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Red Sox Rotation Out To Silence Critics, Prove ‘Ace’ Label Is Overrated

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Red Sox’s philosophy is simple: One ace doesn’t guarantee the best hand at the table. The Red Sox have acquired three starting pitchers — Rick Porcello, Wade Miley and Justin Masterson — this offseason, but no one in Boston’s rotation owns a reputation as a legitimate No. 1 starter. The Red Sox aren...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

John Henry: Boston Red Sox Open To Improving Team With In-Season Moves

This embed is invalid" /> MASHANTUCKET, Conn. — When the Boston Red Sox embark on their 2015 season, they’ll leave the door open a crack. Red Sox principal owner John Henry indicated Friday that he’s confident in the roster that general manager Ben Cherington and Co. have assembled this offseason. Henry also suggested the Sox could make in-season...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox May Have One Big Move Left This Offseason

Washington Nationals pitcher Jordan Zimmermann could be the next trade target for the pitching-hungry Boston Red Sox. (Mandatory Credit: Getty Images/ESPN) The Boston Red Sox have been one of the busiest teams in the winter of 2014-2015 as they have lit up the hot stove season with big free agent signings and trades. From the signings of free agents Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez...
Via The Sports Journal
6 days ago  |  Discuss

What should the Red Sox do at catcher?

The Boston Red Sox have been one of the most active teams in Major League Baseball this offseason. They have brought in more offense by signing free agents Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez and have been active in the reconstruction of their pitching rotation through acquisitions of Justin Masterson, Rick Porcello, and Wade Miley. Still, even after they dealt Yoenis Cespedes to the...
Via Batting Leadoff
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Monday Links: Should Red Sox go all-in on Stephen Strasburg trade?

Ever since the Red Sox acquired Rick Porcello, Wade Miley, and Justin Masterson this offseason, general manager Ben Cherington has down played the team’s desire to acquire an ace. With high price tags on both the trade and free agent market’s, Boston pushed all of their chips to the center of the table on a handful of middle of the rotation arms. But that was before Max Scherzer...
Via Fire Brand AL
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox rumored to be "in" on Cliff Lee

The Boston Red Sox went into this offseason with one mail goal: address their scarce pitching rotation. With some minor acquisitions as in Rick Porcello, Wade Miley and Justin Masterson, they have indeed gotten better but one more piece could really put them over the top.
Via CLNS Radio
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox, Porcello agree to $12.5 million deal, avoiding arbitration

BOSTON -- The Red Sox agreed to a $12.5 million, one-year deal with pitcher Rick Porcello and a $2.25 million contract with reliever Junichi Tazawa as they swapped proposed arbitration figures with pitcher Wade Miley and outfielder Daniel Nava. Porcello, a 26-year-old right-hander, was acquired from Detroit last month after going 15-13 with a 3.43 ERA last season, when he led the...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox agree with Rick Porcello and Junichi Tazawa

BOSTON (AP) The Red Sox agreed to a $12.5 million, one-year deal with pitcher Rick Porcello and a $2.25 million contract with reliever Junichi Tazawa as they swapped proposed arbitration figures with pitcher Wade Miley and outfielder Daniel Nava. Porcello, a 26-year-old right-hander, was acquired from Detroit last month after going 15-13 with a 3.43 ERA last season, when he led...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Likely To Exceed Luxury Tax Threshold

As pointed out by Scott Lauber of The Boston Herald, the Red Sox are likely to smash through MLB's $189 million luxury tax threshold. This is not really a big surprise, since the NOG already acknowledged it might happen. The combination of upcoming salary arbitrations (Rick Porcello, Wade Miley, Junichi Tazawa, Daniel Nava), and contract renewals (Xander Bogaerts, Mookie Betts, Christian...
Via FenwayNation
14 days ago  |  Discuss

The State Of 'The Nation'—January 2, 2015

As we open a new year, we can confidently proclaim that the 'State Of The Nation' is—umm— kinda, sorta OK (with caveats). Clearly, last year's woefully inadequate offense has been dramatically upgraded with the additions of Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval. The wholesale dumping of virtually the entire 2014 pitching rotation has been partially addressed by the signing of three...
Via FenwayNation
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Xander Bogaerts Holds the Key to Red Sox’s 2015 Success

The Boston Red Sox have revamped their starting rotation with pitchers who are historically known to induce the ground ball. Rick Porcello had a ground ball rate of 49% in 2014 (25th in league among qualified candidates). Similarly, Wade Miley accumulated a 51.1% ground ball rate 2014 (17th in the league among qualified candidates. Justin […]
Via Infield Single
December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox’s Holiday Wish List Includes Healthy Pedroia, Leadoff Stability

The holiday season is much more festive after a World Series win. The Red Sox don’t have much to be thankful for this year after stumbling to a last-place finish in the American League East. A lot went wrong for Boston in 2014, leaving the club with many holiday wishes as it prepares for the 2015 Major League Baseball season. The Red Sox already have been busy this winter. They’ve...
Via NESN.com
December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Recapping Boston Red Sox’s Hot-Stove Season Transactions

The Boston Red Sox have made a flurry of moves during the 2014 off-season, some of which hit mainstream media, and others that flew under the radar. Infield Single is recapping the hot-stove moves to date (12/19/14) in table format below, try to keep up. Acquisitions and signings of newcomers Wade Miley, Rick Porcello, Justin […]
Via Infield Single
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

New Red Sox pitcher Miley: Gluten-free? What would the Babe say?

Wade Miley kind of has a point. Miley, whom the Boston Red Sox acquired from the Arizona Diamondbacks last week, said earlier this week that he butted heads with his former club last season because of a disagreement concerning its stance toward players' diets. The new Red Sox pitcher clarified things Thursday, suggesting his initial comments were overblown. "I said something a little...
Via Fox Sports
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox’s Wade Miley Jokes About Babe Ruth While Explaining Diet Drama

This embed is invalid" /> Wade Miley kind of has a point. Miley, whom the Boston Red Sox acquired from the Arizona Diamondbacks last week, said earlier this week that he butted heads with his former club last season because of a disagreement concerning the team’s stance toward players’ diets. The new Red Sox pitcher clarified things Thursday, suggesting...
Via NESN.com
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Wade Miley confident in health, diet after trade from D-Backs

      This embed is invalid   " /> Wade Miley could be pitching with a chip on his shoulder this season.   Miley, who was traded from the Arizona Diamondbacks to the Boston Red Sox last week, is joining his new club amid chatter that his preparation habits weren’t sitting well with his old club in the weeks leading up to the deal. The 28-year-old left...
Via NESN.com
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Flag Raised On Wade Miley's Work Ethic?

New Red Sox Starter Wade MileyReady for a nice Holiday gift? It's being reported that the reason the Arizona Diamondbacks traded lefty Wade Miley was because of concerns with his "work habits and/or preparation". Apparently, it wasn't just a desire to get younger by dealing for Rubby De La Rosa and Allen Webster, but also displeasure with diet and conditioning issues with the 220...
Via FenwayNation
December 17, 2014  |  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
December 17, 2014  |  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
December 17, 2014  |  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
December 15, 2014  |  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
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Spinners' Flores Is Third Man In On Miley Deal

(Kelly O'Connor Photo)You already know Rubby De la Rosa and Allen Webster, but the third played included in the Wade Miley deal is now revealed as 20-year old infielder Raymel Flores. The 5'9" Dominican played for the Class A Lowell Spinners last year—hitting .282, with a .344 OBP. According to SoxProspects.com, Flores has emerging defensive skills and "plus-plus speed", but is...
Via FenwayNation
December 14, 2014  |  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
December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Wade Miley’s Journey: High School to the Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox have officially acquired left handed pitcher Wade Miley in a trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Boston Red Sox will ship right handers Rubby De La Rosa, Allen Webster, and infielder Raymel Flores to the desert. The deal was made official today. Wade Miley is a relatively unknown name throughout Major League […]
Via Infield Single
December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

D-backs' staff might not be done, even after trade

PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks added right-handers Rubby De La Rosa and Allen Webster to their starting rotation when the Wade Miley trade was consummated Friday. But why stop now? The D-backs have discussed top-dollar free agents Max Scherzer and James Shields, general manager Dave Stewart said Friday, although it is not certain how big a push they could make for either. Even after...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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