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Recap - Buchholz implodes twice in Sox loss

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterBrett Gardner and Stephen Drew drove in a combined seven runs as the Red Sox fell to the Yankees 8-7 at Fenway Park on Sunday night.Photo courtesy Associated PressClay Buchholz was unable to hold a pair a leads giving up seven runs on eight hits and five walks. If indeed Buchholz is the de facto "ace" of the staff with Jon Lester and John Lackey...
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Trade Deadline Winners?

Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty ImagesRyan MacLeod (RyanMacLeod15Contributing WriterThe trade deadline has come and gone and now trades are being graded. Everyone will have their own opinion on who made the best trades, or who "won" the 2014 trade deadline. Yet as you grade your teams trade ask yourself if you can truly deem your team a winner of the trade deadline before the new team...
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August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Recap - Sox rookie Ranaudo gets 1st career win

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterRed Sox rookie Anthony Ranaudo pitched six innings in his Major League debut as Boston beat the Yankees 4-3 Friday night at Fenway Park.Photo courtesy MLB.comPitching in what had been John Lackey's spot in the rotation, Ranaudo (pictured) allowed two runs on four hits and four walks while striking out two. His first strikeout victim was Derek Jeter...
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August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Carp designated for assigment

Who me?Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer As reported by Pete Abraham, Mike Carp who requested a trade but was the last man standing in our 5 suspects story has been designated for assignment.Mike Carp off the roster. DFA.— Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) August 1, 2014Dropping him from the rooster clears this last problem that the Red Sox had after moving 11 of the original 28 He wanted...
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August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Lester gives hope to Red Sox Nation?

Jim Rogash/Getty ImagesConor Frederick (@C_Frederick1016)Contributing WriterDISCLAIMER: I realize I may be fueling an empty fire here, so to speak, so no need to remind me of that. BUT at least hear me out before you judge.Now that that's over with, let's get to the good stuff. Bill Simmons, founder of Grantland and ESPN analyst, tweet a good luck message (below), and it got a couple...
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August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Note your lineup cards Red Sox fans, left infield boys are back

The boys are back: shortstop & third base.Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer Everything is right in the world as far as the Red Sox left side infield is concerned.That failed $10MM broken man experiment has been tossed overboard like so much spoil fishing bait.The best part of the trade away of Stephen Drew yesterday at the deadline was that he will be hampering the Yankees...
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August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Reboot 2.0: How yesterday's moves affected this year and beyond

Photo from NESNConor Frederick (@C_Frederick1016)Contributing WriterFor the 2nd time in his tenure, Ben Cherington pressed the "Reset" button by making several trades yesterday, the biggest of which was trading Jon Lester to the Oakland Athletics for Yoenis Cespedes. With 54 games left, it remains to be seen whether the Sox can actually accomplish anything this year. I'm always an...
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August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Tickets 55.5% Above Average For Series Vs Yankees

Stephen Drew will dress in pinstripes against his former team for the first time this weekend when the Red Sox host the Yankees for three games at Fenway Park. While the Red Sox acquired slugger Yoenis Cespedes from the Athletics for ace Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes earlier this week, their motives are set for future success next season as they currently sit 11 games behind the Angels...
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August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

4 of 5 Red Sox suspects nabbed as dust settles on trade action

(NESN)Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer Now that the dust has settled on maybe one of the Red Sox most exciting closing days of the MLB trade deadline ever we wanted to take a look back at the results of our pre-deadline article "5 Red Sox suspects in trade deadline fire sale."In this article we put the top 5 candidates for trade action together with an overview of the teams interested...
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August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Ben Cherington discusses Jon Lester

Jon Lester was the main piece traded by the Red Sox today. Many fans (including this one) are hoping that the Red Sox re-sign Lester after the season. Cherington of course can't discuss that right now (didn't stop the question from being asked). Consider me pessimistic that the Red Sox will pay to bring back Lester. It's a shame. When you have home grown, healthy, #1 starters that...
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July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Ben Cherington talks deadline deals

Red Sox GM Ben Cherington discusses today's trades.Videos courtesy of Mike Petraglia.
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July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox to make "Huge Effort" to re-sign Lester in off-season

Rich Schultz/Getty ImagesConor Frederick (@C_Frederick1016)Contributing WriterAccording to a report by CBS Boston, the Red Sox aren't ready to give up on getting Jon Lester in a Sox uniform long term. While they traded him away this morning to the Oakland Athletics for Yoenis Cespedes, Lester's contract is up at the end of the season and I think most of the baseball world would be...
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July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Trade Deadline recap: Miller to Orioles, Drew to Yankees

Jared Wickerham/Getty ImagesConor Frederick (@C_Frederick1016)Contributing WriterIt was a frantic deadline day for the Red Sox, as our 2 best pitchers left. But that wasn't the end for the Red Sox organization, who kept dealing right until the deadline. In addition to Jon Lester and John Lackey, Andrew Miller got dealt to the Baltimore Orioles for their #3 prospect, Eduardo Rodriguez...
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July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

John Lackey to Cardinals

There it is. As reported yesterday, Lackey is now gone to the Cardinals for Joe Kelley and Alan Craig, that Peter Gammons just reported on MLB network. Miller seems to be out next.Cards getting lackey— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) July 31, 2014red sox expected to get ML ready OF and pitcher back for lackey from @STLCards. @GordonEdes 1st mentioned lackey trade— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS...
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July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes traded to the Oakland A's for Joanis Céspedes

Final full trade: Jon Lester, Jonny Gomes and $ to Oakland for Yoenis Cespedes and the second pick in the competitive balance Comp B round.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 31, 2014
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July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Lackey likely gone as well

Yahoo SportsWhelp, hold on to your butts folks. Lester is most likely gone by the time I post this, Doubront is gone, and now amid rumors that Lackey would possibly be traded, it looks like it's as sure as Lester being gone.Spoke to a source within the Red Sox: "Lackey is gone. He asked to be traded."— Jared Carrabis (@Jared_Carrabis) July 30, 2014Red Sox have had discussions with...
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July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Pregame Notes 7/30/14 -Trade Deadline Approaching!

Less than 24 hours before the deadline! Photo courtesy of MLB.comBoston, MA- Thursday at 4pm, Thursday at 4pm! That's the time the window for trades ends. According to too many media sources, the Red Sox are shopping Jon Lester, Mike Carp, John Lackey, and pretty much anyone else they can. Felix Doubront has moved on to the Cubs in a trade for cash and possibly a Rule 5 player....
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July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

BREAKING: Felix Doubroubt dealt to Cubs

AP PhotoConor Frederick (@C_Frederick1016)Contributing WriterAccording to multiple reports, the Red Sox and Cubs have a deal in place that would send pitcher Felix Doubrount for a player to be named later.Red Sox and Cubs have agreement in place that sends Felix Doubront to Chicago, source says.— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 30, 2014Per @jonmorosi and @JonHeymanCBS the #RedSox...
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July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

What will the Red Sox rotation look like if Lester is dealt?

At this point it appears to be all but a certainty that Jon Lester will be dealt by Thursday's trade deadline. We don't know where he's going, but with Lester being pulled from tomorrow's start, we know that talks have reached a point where the Sox don't want to risk an injury by starting him again. While we can discuss the merits of this decision all night (personally I think it...
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July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

BREAKING: Lester scratched from Wednesday start

Photo from USA TodayConor Frederick (@C_Frederick1016)Contributing WriterAccording to a report from CBS Sports, Jon Lester has been scratched from his Wednesday start. It doesn't necessarily mean anything has happened yet, but it could be a strong indicator that a deal may happen at some point tomorrow. There are other possible factors for the scratch, but the timing of the move...
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July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

2 sides of the coin: Jon Lester

Jamie Squire/Getty ImagesConor Frederick (@C_Frederick1016)Contributing WriterThere have been a lot of rumors surrounding Jon Lester in the past week or so, including a deal that would send Lester to the LA Dodgers for Matt Kemp. CSNNE debated the merits of a possible deal. Bob Neumeier advocated for getting something in return while you can, so as to avoid letting him walk out as...
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July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Pregame Notes 7/29/14 Game pushed back to 7:45

Boston, MA- Amid the circulating trade rumors, the Red Sox play tonight at 7:45 in the first game at home versus Toronto. Clay Buchholz takes the mound against RA Dickey in a repeat of last Wednesday's game when the Blue Jays won 6-4. Here is the starting lineup for tonight's game: 1) Holt CF2) Pedroia 2B3) Ortiz DH4) Napoli 1B5) Nava LF6) Victorino RF7) Drew SS8) Bogaerts 3B9) Ross C
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

5 Red Sox suspects in trade deadline fire sale

(Brian Snyder/Reuters)Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer This week if you walked past Fenway you might have noticed a new sign poking out of the grass next to the Red Sox dugout reading, "Fire Sale Today".Jake Peavy leaving to the Giants is but the start of the dump on players left over from the World Series run last year, that have failed to gel into anything solid by any stretch...
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Recap - Papi's 25th helps Sox in a squeaker

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterPhoto courtesy MLB.comDavid Ortiz's 25th home run of the season in the top of the third proved to be the differance maker as the Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 on Sunday afternoon at Tropicana Field.The Boston win snapped a pair of streaks - a 5-game losing skid for the Sox, and Tampa Bay's 9-game winning streak.All the scoring happened in the...
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July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Pregame Notes 7/27/14

St. Petersburg , FL- Amazing how two teams in the same division are going in such opposite directions. Tampa Bay is looking for their tenth win in a row, while Boston has now lost 5 straight. Boston sends AAA star Allen Webster, who has been one of the most consistent starters on a very good Pawtucket team, and he faces Chris Archer, who is 6-5 with a 3.31 ERA including a 3.19 ERA...
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July 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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