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Jarrod Saltalamacchia pens love letter to Sox Nation

The GuruContributing Writer (John Raoux, AP / AP)Former Red Sox curly haired catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia was officially introduced as a Miami Marlin this week. The catcher left the Sox for a 3-year, $21 million contract and the comforts of South Beach.Before leaving, Salty did pen this thank you to Red Sox Nation: “I was going to say that I’ve made the decision to take my...
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December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

David Ortiz named Edgar Martinez Award winner

The GuruContributing WriterRed Sox designated hitter David Ortiz was named the winner of the 2013 Edgar Martinez Award. The award is given to the best designated hitter in the American League by a panel of beat writers, broadcasters, and public relations departments. Ortiz unanimously received all of the first-place votes. Coming in second in the voting was a former Red Sox, Victor...
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December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Curt Shilling takes over for Oral Hershiser

Jared Wickerham/Getty ImagesConor Frederick (@ConorJF1016)Contributing WriterRed Sox ace-turned "Baseball Tonight" analyst Curt Schilling will be taking over for Oral Hershiser in the broadcast booth during ESPN's weekly "Sunday Night Baseball" broadcast, per CBS Sports. And part of being a broadcaster is the criticism (which was a common theme throughout the Red Sox postseason run...
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December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Pedroia a rarity in today's money game

Ben WhiteheadContributing WriterCan you imagine living a life knowing $240 million is coming your way over the next 10 years?That’s the life Robinson Cano will enjoy for the next decade after his monster deal with the Seattle Mariners. It’s also the life Dustin Pedroia could have had had he tested the waters of free agency – or asked the Red Sox for a lot more money.Instead...
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December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Things Heat Up Around Mike Carp

(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)Eric D. SchabellContributing Writer Winter meetings does not mean cold days for Mike Carp.Things seem to be getting warmer around the table as Ricky Doyle over at NESN shares with us. It seems that Mike Carp might want a more prominent role moving forward than the platooning outfield and back up first baseman role he most likely will get if he stays with...
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December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Need a Christmas gift? Band of Bearded Brothers comes out December 12

NESN and MLB Productions release their DVD retrospectivevon the Boston Red Sox 2013 season thisThursday throughout New England.Have you been looking for the perfect stocking stuffer for your Red Sox Nation card carrying friend? I've got a solution for you. Band Of Bearded Brothers, NESN's behind the scenes look at the Boston Red Sox 2013 season, comes out on Thursday, December 12...
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December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

RSL Poll: Do the Red Sox need to sign Matt Kemp

The GuruContributing WriterWith the MLB Winter Meeting in full on schmooze mode, the hot stove is heating up. It's no surprise that the Red Sox are in the middle of the rumor mill and one name that keeps popping is Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp. The Dodgers $100 million outfielder has been mentioned in rumors all offseason. Now that the Sox have lost Jacoby Ellsbury, Kemp...
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December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

3 players the Red Sox could trade for

Photo from USA Today SportsConor Frederick (@ConorJF1016)Contributing WriterThe Red Sox have been busy as of late, acquiring bullpen help in Burke Badenhop and Edward Mujica, signing A.J. Pierzynski to a 1-year dead, as well as re-signing Mike Napoli on a 2-year contract. But I'm sure they're not done. With winter meetings underway in Orlando, the Red Sox still have some decisions...
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December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

4 Reasons that Hurt Resigning Stephen Drew

(Associated photo)Eric D. SchabellContributing Writer The bell tolls for Stephen Drew it seems.Everyone is signing and he has yet to be in the news as a valid option for the Red Sox to resign.Why would the Red Sox not want to resign Stephen Drew?Reason 1: No payrollThis last week the Red Sox signed Mike Napoli to a two-year, $32 million dollar deal, added catcher A.J. Pierzynski...
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December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Napoli agrees with Red Sox

Ryan MacLeod (RyanMacleod15)Contributing WriterFear not Red Sox Nation. The most loved beard will return to Boston next season, as Mike Napoli has agreed to a Multi-Year deal with the Boston Red Sox. The deal was first reported by Rob Bradford on Twitter. The specifics of the deal have not yet been released but they will start to leak soon. Last season Napoli hit .259 with 23 home...
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December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Who Edward Mujica is and how he's similar to Koji Uehara

Sam GalanisContributing WriterBesides his first three seasons, during which he didn’t see much of the mound, Edward Mujica has spent most of his career in the National League, so it’s not surprising if some Sox fans don’t know very much about him. But fear not because we’re here to help.AP Photo/Gene PuskarThe Venezuelan right-hander was first signed by the Cleveland Indians...
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December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

4 reasons the Sox need to extend Jon Lester

Photo from USA TodayConor Frederick (@ConorJF1016)Contributing WriterThe Red Sox will have another decision to make next year, as far as the next big contract goes - pitcher Jon Lester will be a free agent after next season. And that means the front office will have to decide whether to extend his contract or let him go. At least in my mind, Jon Lester is more essential than Jacoby...
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December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Cano to Seattle - Dominoes falling as Winter Meetings approach

(Photo courtesy of Rap Basement)Ben WhiteheadContributing writerIn a span of 24 hours, Robinson Cano went from Seattle to not Seattle to Seattle. And pending a physical, which is expected to be Monday, it's all but finally official.Cano and the Mariners have reportedly agreed to a 10-year, $240-million contract to bring the free agent to the Pacific Northwest. 1) This is good because...
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December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Boston: King of Sports t-shirts

When your city keeps on winning championships, you're allowed to brag a little. Pick one of these shirts up for yourself or grab a few as Christmas gifts. This is one of the absolute hottest selling shirts in the streets of Boston right now.Boston: King of Sports t-shirt (U.S. shipping)Choose a size Adult Small $19.99 USD Adult Medium $19.99 USD Adult Large $19.99 USD Adult XL...
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December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Cherington sticking with passive plan in offseason

Don't expect a big splash from the Soxwith Ben Cherington at the helm.Ben WhiteheadContributing WriterConsider this the new “Red Sox Way.”Big splash free agent signings may be a thing of the past for the Boston Red Sox. Ben Cherington has made it abundantly clear that the Carl Crawford and John Lackey signings won’t happen very often for the Olde Towne Team. Here are the four...
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December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox sign reliever Edward Mujica

Photo from Sports IllustratedConor Frederick (@ConorJF1016)Contributing WriterSo, no re-signing of Mike Napoli or Stephen Drew to report yet, but the Red Sox did sign Cardnials reliever Edward Mujica to a 2-year, $9.5 million deal pending a physical today, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports (see tweet below). Mujica was the closer for the Cardinals for most of last year before...
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December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Why Victorino needs to start in RF

Photo courtesy of Boston GlobeConor Frederick (@ConorJF1016)Contributing WriterAccording to MLB Trade Rumors, the Red Sox haven't decided how they're going to fill the gaping hole in center field, although Ben Cherington hinted that he would be comfortable with Jackie Bradley Jr. in center. Of course, another possibility is moving Victorino to center, but John Farrell has made it...
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December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

3 Reasons why not to sign a free agent outfielder

Ryan MacLeod (RyanMacLeod15)Contributing WriterWith Jacoby Ellsbury officially no longer being a member of the Boston Red Sox, the front office has a lot of decisions to make, especially in the outfield. Many people are calling for the Red Sox to sign a higher profile free agent outfielder to fill some of the large void that is now exposed without Ellsbury. Here are 3 reasons why...
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December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Jacoby Ellsbury: Top 5 Memorable Moments

The GuruContributing WriterWith Jacoby Ellsbury getting fitted for pinstripes and cashing a cool, $153 million check, let's put our pink hats on one last time and reflect on Els' top 5 memorable moments in a Red Sox uniform. *Dishonorable mention: On-field collision leads to lost season*5. Sets Sox record with five steals in one game4. Inside-the-park home run3. The World Series...
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December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

The Silver Lining - 5 good things to come from Ellsbury leaving

Photo from Boston.comConor Frederick (@ConorJF1016)Contributing WriterLet's have a moment of silence...OK, that's over. Jacoby's gone and most of Red Sox Nation will be trashing their Ellsbury jersey or t-shirt...or burning it, if that's your style. Hopefully not too many of those people, though. Let's take a moment and put this in perspective, though - there is some good to come...
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December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Three reasons the Sox let Salty walk

Jarrod Saltalamacchia has signedwith the Miami Marlins.(Photo courtesy of Getty Images)Ben WhiteheadContributing writerIf you had asked me to list the free agent catchers in order of which I thought the Red Sox would have signed, A.J. Pierzynski wouldn’t have been at the top of the list. In fact, he wouldn’t have been in my top three. Brian McCann was the obvious choice, but...
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December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Marlins Agree to Three-Year Deal with Jarrod Saltalamacchia

Rick Osentoski, USA TODAY SportsCarina Enright(@carinavilaa) Contributing WriterAs we enter the age of Pierzynski, the obvious news has finally come out. Jarrod Saltalamacchia will no longer don the Red Sox uniform.The Miami Marlins are close to closing one of their biggest free agent deals in over a year.According to reports, on Tuesday night, Miami and Saltalamacchia agreed to...
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December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox Nation reacts to Jacoby Ellsbury deal through the twitterverse

The announcement that Jacoby Ellsbury had defected Boston for the Bronx and $153 million almost broke Twitter. Here are the reactions across Red Sox Nation to the news that Ellsbury is a New York Yankee.THIS just happened #Yankees #RedSox pic.twitter.com/civ3IinseP— MLB Memes (@MLBMeme) December 4, 2013Go to the Yankees @JacobyEllsbury #SoxNation pic.twitter.com/Vys3EWO0WV—...
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December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Does Ellsbury-to-Yanks mean Sox hop aboard the Woo-Choo train?

Is this the face of the next centerfielder in Boston now that JacobyEllsbury has cashed in his Red Socks for pinstripes? (Fox Sports photo)Jan-Christian Sorensen Contributing WriterWell, it’s all but official. FORMER Boston Red Sock Jacoby Ellsbury will spend the next seven seasons playing in pinstripes for the Evil Empire for a reported $153-million payday.So where does that...
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December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

RSL Poll: Ellsbury or Damon: Which hurt more?

The GuruContributing WriterWith Jacoby Ellsbury bolting the Red Sox for the hated Yanks, it all feels eerily similar to Red Sox Nation. Didn't we live through this a few years ago when another Boston center fielder traded in his sox for pinstripes? Just 35 days after winning a World Series title, Ellsbury signed a 7-year, $153 million deal with the New York Yankees Tuesday evening...
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December 03, 2013  |  Discuss
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