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Shane Victorino will not miss time after thumb surgery

(Photo: Boston Globe) I'd like to begin with an apology for the lack of content on our site. Ted's Army will be undergoing some changes in the near future, resulting in a smaller amount of posts. We figured now is the perfect time to do so, seeing as it is the slowest time in baseball news. Please continue to check back, as we will continue to post to the site. Thank you...
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December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump...where the Winter Meetings kick off

Your browser does not support iframes.  Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Cherington added the caveat that the club, having addressed its most obvious needs -- signing free-agent catcher A.J. Pierzynski, adding bullpen pieces in Mujica and Burke...
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December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump...Where Napoli is happy to be back

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. “The beard is coming back to Boston!!!” Napoli tweeted with an accompanying photo. “Couldn't be happier!!” How badly did Napoli want to return to Boston? According to a source, it is believed he...
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December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump...Where Jon Lester doesn't ever want to leave Boston

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. While longtime teammate Jacoby Ellsbury is a Red Sox no more, Jon Lester remains hopeful that his teammate’s departure will not serve as a prelude to his own. The 29-year-old left-hander, who said that...
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December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Sox bolster bullpen with Edward Mujica

According to Yahoo!'s Jeff Passan, the Red Sox have agreed to terms with former Cardinals reliever Edward Mujica to a two-year, $9.5 million deal. The deal reminds me a bit of the signing of Koji Uehara last year. Mujica doesn't have the closer cache of Joe Nathan or even Brian Wilson, but he has some pretty stellar numbers. Like Uehara, Mujica walks very few batters -...
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December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump...where Jacoby's gone over to the Bronx.

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Jacoby Ellsbury ended his Red Sox career last night by agreeing to a rich, seven-year deal worth $153 million deal with the Yankees. Now the Red Sox must find a replacement for him, and they are taking a close...
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December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Sox sign Pierzynski

Can't say I am a fan of this signing, because, I don't really like A.J. Pierzynski. As long as he passes the physical, A.J. will get a 1-year, $8.25 million deal from the Sox. According to multiple industry sources, the Red Sox have agreed to a one-year deal with free agent catcher A.J. Pierzynski. Buster Olney of ESPN.com reported that Pierzynski, if he passes the physical...
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December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump...where Salty is a goner?

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Two major league sources said Monday night that catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia is unlikely to return to the Red Sox. Saltalamacchia is the top catcher remaining on the free-agent market and is expected to command...
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December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump...where Andrew Bailey could be back

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Monday is the deadline for teams to offer contracts to players eligible for salary arbitration. Any player not tendered a contract would become a free agent. For the Red Sox, that means decisions on six players...
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December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump...Where the Sox are almost ready to move on

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. According to a major league source, the Red Sox haven’t set a deadline for any of their unsigned free agents to accept the club’s offers, but are “certainly working on other options, also.” Another...
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December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Your Afternoon Dump... Where Stephen Drew makes sense

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Close your eyes and envision the perfect complement to 21-year-old Red Sox phenom Xander Bogaerts. Ideally Player X would be a veteran left-handed-hitting shortstop on a short-term contract who could help Bogaerts...
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November 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Happy Thanksgiving!

  The Ted's Army crew would like to wish all of you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!  
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November 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump...where Salty has some suitors

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump At least the Twins, Rockies and possibly Blue Jays have been identified as among the teams that could be threats to steal free agent starting catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia from the incumbent Red Sox. The Rangers...
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November 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump...where Cherington checks in on offseason

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump Lucchino said the team would prefer to stick to last season’s philosophy of signing players to higher annual salaries but for a shorter length of time. That philosophy cost them Ruiz. They offered him a two...
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November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump...where Salty's market is improving

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump And there sits Saltalamacchia, the switch-hitting catcher still the subject of considerable interest for a half-dozen teams, including the Red Sox, according to a baseball source, and looking better by the day...
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November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump...where two of the Sox biggest threats helped each other out

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump The Texas Rangers acquired first baseman Prince Fielder and cash considerations from the Detroit Tigers for second baseman Ian Kinsler, the Rangers confirmed Wednesday night. The trade agreement was first reported...
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November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump...where one Catcher is off the market

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump The Sox have kept in touch with free agent Jarrod Saltalamacchia, who is believed to be seeking at least a three-year deal. Saltalamacchia is six years younger than Ruiz, but with veteran David Ross signed for...
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November 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Heyman: Rangers out on Ellsbury

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that while the Texas Rangers continue to chase hitting (in the form of Shin-Soo Choo), the team is no longer interested in signing Jacoby Ellsbury: The Rangers are considering a run at top-tier free-agent outfielder Shin-Soo Choo and apparently have ruled out the other top free agent outfielder, Jacoby Ellsbury. [...] The Rangers aren'...
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November 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Phillies beat out Red Sox for Carlos Ruiz

The free-agent bidding for Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz came down to Philadelphia and Boston, but the Phils went the extra mile to retain Ruiz by giving him three years guaranteed, plus a fourth-year option. MLBTradeRumors has a good round-up of the various details of the deal. Ruiz gets $8.5 million a season for the three guaranteed years, while the fourth year is for $4.5 million...
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November 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump...where Bill James knew all along

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump But when it came to projecting Sox players last season, James had a very good year. He was too high on Will Middlebrooks and too low on Daniel Nava, but close on many of the team’s other key components. He...
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November 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump... Where tickets prices are fluctuating

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump High-demand times — weekends in the summer, no matter who the opponent — and high-demand games such as all nine Yankees contests are Tier One games, which means you’ll pay top dollar for a ticket. A weekday...
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November 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump...where Red Sox haven't given up on Drew

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington disputed a report by ESPN Boston that shortstop Stephen Drew will not return to the Red Sox. “That’s not something I’ve been told,” Cherington said as he left the...
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November 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump...where Drew appears to be gone in Boston.

The Drew era in Boston, bookended by a World Series title won by older brother J.D. in 2007 and another Series title won by younger brother Stephen last month, is coming to a close. A baseball source said Tuesday that shortstop Stephen Drew will not return to the Red Sox because there are a number of teams willing to make multiyear offers for his services beyond anything Boston...
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November 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump...where Cherington is named Executive of the Year

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Ben Cherington was honored last night for the transformation of the Red Sox from punchline to champions with the Sporting News Executive of the Year Award. He becomes just the second member of the...
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November 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump...where the GM meetings begin

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Today, Ben Cherington gets to take another bow. The Red Sox general manager will almost certainly be named Sporting News Executive of the Year at the GM Meetings, becoming just the third Red Sox exec to claim...
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November 11, 2013  |  Discuss
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