Red Sox, Jon Lester Tabling Contract Negotiations Until After Season

Any resolution to Jon Lester’s contract situation will have to wait until the fall. Boston Red Sox principal owner John Henry said Wednesday in an email to the Boston Herald that negotiations between the team and the All-Star left-hander regarding a new deal have been tabled until the end of the season. “I’m not going to discuss Jon’s situation out of respect for both Jon...
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The A-Rod VS. Varitek Brawl: One Decade Later

It's an iconic image burned into the brain of every Red Sox fan over the age of 10—Good versus Evil incarnate. Ten years ago today, Jason Varitek squared off with Alex Rodriguez in a classic brawl that can legitimately be called the watershed moment of the 2004 Championship season. When the game ended on Bill Mueller's walk-off home run, The Idiots had been galvanized....
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Red Sox Pregame Notes 7/24/14 It's an early game today!

Toronto, ON- When is it going to end? Will the REAL Red Sox team stand up? After winning 8 of 9 and looking to scratch their way back to being relevant, Boston lost their second in a row to Toronto. Although David Ortiz is delivering on his promise to heat up, it's getting pretty chilly in the rest of the Boston dugout. Pitching hasn't helped that much either, as Clay Buchholz...
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Red Sox Rumors: No extension talks with Koji Uehara

The Boston Red Sox have struggled to a 47-54 record this season after winning the World Series a season ago. They are a mediocre 19th in the Major Leagues in runs scored and 16th in ERA. One area that has not been a problem has been the back end of the bullpen, particularly 39-year old closer Koji Uehara. But as he enters the final few months of his contract, there has yet been...
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Red Sox owner: Jon Lester talks off

If Jon Lester re-signs with the Red Sox, it won’t be until after the season. In an e-mail to the Herald last night, Red Sox principal owner John Henry said the team has agreed not to resume contract talks with its ace left-hander until the season is done. In late June, Lester said he didn’t want to be bothered during the season with negotiations and risk becoming a distraction...
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Muddy Chicken Sits, Holt Leads Off In Matinee

The Red Sox will sit the somewhat slumping Dustin Pedroia (he still leads the team in WAR) in today's matinee in America Lite. Brock 'Babe' Holt will return from his odd exile, lead off and play second base for The Carmine Hose. Shane Victorino will hit second and play right field, while Christian Vazquez will be back behind the plate and hit ninth. Rubby De La Rosa will...
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Sox Lighting A Candle For "Wick" In Peavy Deal

Cardinals Prospect Rowan Wick HomersRowan Wick is a 21-year old Canadian OF/C out of North Vancouver, B.C.—and he is the apple of Ben Cherington's eye. That is, he's the guy BenCher is asking for from the Cardinals in any swap for Boston starter Jake Peavy. Apparently, St. Louis is balking and wants to send cash and a meet-and-greet with a really polite Cardinal season...
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Dustin Pedroia Sits; Brock Holt Returns As Red Sox Finish Series With Blue Jays

Dustin Pedroia is scuffling in a big way, and the Boston Red Sox second baseman is getting a day off. Pedroia is not in the starting lineup for the Sox’s series finale with the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday afternoon in Toronto. He’ll be replaced at second base by Brock Holt, as Holt returns from getting a rare night off on Wednesday night. Pedroia is in one of the worst slumps...
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John Henry: Lester Talks Off Until After Season

John Henry Surveys His Empire (Rick Friedman/Polaris)In an email sent to The Boston Herald last night, Red Sox principal owner John Henry revealed that contract talks between the team and ace Jon Lester are off until after the season. Wrote Henry in the email, "I’m not going to discuss Jon’s situation out of respect for both Jon and Ben other than to say that both sides...
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Red Sox trade rumor latest

Photo from USA TodayConor Frederick (@C_Frederick1016)Contributing WriterThe trade deadline is inching ever closer, and as such, there are a lot of rumors swirling surrounding the Red Sox with some believing the Sox season over. Without further ado, here is the latest buzz surrounding the Sox.Koji Uehara: Bleacher Report is reporting that Koji Uehara could be valuable in a trade...
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Buchholz "Walks" His Way Into A 6-4 Loss

(Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)Well, The Carmine Hose pretty much have to sweep the rest of this road trip (one more afternoon tilt in America Lite and three more at the MostPulpDome in Tampa) to have any realistic chance at the post-season. Clay Buchholz put one nail in the 2014 coffin with six lifeless innings in which he surrendered 3-0 and 4-3 leads. He coughed up five...
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Red Sox: Sox start strong, falter late, lose to Jays 6-4

In what was a promising start to the contest, the Red Sox lost 6-4 to the Blue Jays Wednesday night at Rogers Centre in sloppy fashion. Clay Buchholz' command abandoned him at times, the defense gifted the Jays runs, and the bats provided little resistance late as the Sox failed…
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Nation Is Outraged As Brock Holt Sits Out

(FenwayNation Photo)After 59 straight starts, Brock 'Babe' Holt is being "rested" tonight—just when the Rd Sox desperately need his juice at the top of the lineup to win tonight's critical Game 3 of the make-or-break road trip. Manager John Farrell justified the decision thusly, "We never like to take any player out that’s doing extremely well. And...
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Munenori Kawasaki Makes Great Catch And Gets Love From Big Papi

Toronto Blue Jays super-utility player Munenori Kawasaki made his first MLB start at the hot corner and did not disappoint. Kawasaki made a tough over the shoulder grab on a foul ball hit to left field. Your browser does not support iframes. The up-beat Kawasaki then got some man love from David Ortiz as “Big Papi” gave the native of Japan a hug on third base. Your browser does...
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Whatever Happened to Felix Doubront?

The answer to this question is easy. He is buried in the Sox bullpen. When the season began, the 26-year-old Venezuelan was listed as the number 4 starter behind Jon Lester, John Lackey and Jake Peavy. But after a poor start and the emergence of Brandon Workman and Rubby DeLa Rosa (and later return of Clay Buchholz) he was exiled to the pen in the notorious spot of “long reliever”...
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2014 Fantasy Baseball: The Farm Report, July 22

The MiLB report is back. Mookie Betts, after a short stint in Boston, is back in Triple-A. His long term prospects haven’t changed, though; his talent will likely shine through next season, when he should be in line for regular at-bats. Another stalwart, who bursted onto the scene, has struggled mightily lately – if you’re thinking about Gregory Polanco, we’re on the same...
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Expedia’s New Ad Featuring Red Sox Rookie Brock Holt

Boston Red Sox rookie Brock Holt made a ridiculous jumping catch Monday night against Toronto Blue Jays 1st baseman, Dan Johnson. OK, so this isn’t an actual Expedia advertisement, yet, but it should be. Along with Jackie Bradley Jr. making a diving catch in front of the JetBlue sign, the Red Sox rookies are proving themselves to be quite marketable to companies with customers...
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Peavy is the Bad Luck Loser Once Again

The Red Sox had been riding a nice little win streak, but then Jake Peavy took the mound and it all went wrong.  Peavy has been looking for his 2nd win of the season since the end of April and bad luck loser would once not get that elusive 2nd win.  Peavy got no run support, but he also didn’t help him case crumbling in the later innings. The Jays were the first to crack the...
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Jake Peavy’s ‘Frustrating’ 2014 Perfectly Summarized In Red Sox’s Loss

If you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all. It often feels that way when Jake Peavy takes the mound nowadays, as a similar plotline typically plays out en route to a Boston Red Sox loss. Tuesday’s start against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre was no different in that regard despite the Red Sox carrying a ton of offensive momentum into the contest. The Red Sox didn’t...
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NESN 30: David Ortiz’s Post-Marathon Bombing Speech Fuels Boston (Video)

Boston was in mourning following the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, but the city turned to sports to help heal. Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, a mainstay in the Boston sports scene since 2003, only added to that notion when he took the microphone before his team’s first home game following the tragedy. His infamous phrase – “This is our (expletive) city” — would...
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Dustin Pedroia: Jake Peavy ‘Is A Bulldog Out There’ Despite Record (Video)

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Jake Peavy has the worst luck. Boston’s 7-3 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday put another L on Peavy’s record, which now stands at 1-9. And it’s not for lack of trying on Peavy’s part. His 2.91 run support average was the lowest in the American League going into Tuesday’s game, and his team only made that worse, as they failed to score...
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“AJ Pierzynski” Has a Message for the Boston Red Sox

Posted to Good Guys Wear BlackA blogger has tried to get into the mind of AJ Pierzynski, and what he may be thinking at the moment. Some of the highlights: ” On the very first day I showed up at spring training, a couple goons pulled me aside, explained that I parked in a spot reserved for Ortiz’s son’s minibike, and whipped me with a chain.” ” I figured it was some sort...
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Brock Holt Unaware He’s Close To Qualifying For Batting Title Race (Video)

Brock Holt has been on a tear all season long for the Boston Red Sox, but because he joined the team with the season already underway, he still hasn’t accumulated enough plate appearances to qualify for the batting title race. His .326 average would put him fifth in the American League, just eight percentage points behind leader Jose Altuve of the Houston Astros. That said, he’s...
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Mike Napoli: ‘Something Just Clicked’ In Red Sox’s Sudden Turnaround

The Boston Red Sox’s sudden turnaround is difficult to explain, even for those directly involved. The Red Sox enter Tuesday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre riding a five-game winning streak that dates back to before the All-Star break. Boston has won eight of its last nine games and looks primed to make noise in the second half. What happened? “I’ve...
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Pregame Red Sox Notes 7/22/14

Toronto,ON- It's official; the Boston Red Sox are the hottest team in baseball right now. Winners of 8 of their last 9, and setting season high marks in runs scored, hits and homeruns in a game, Boston is starting to fire at all cylinders. Tonight, Boston faces Toronto in the second game of the series. Jake Peavy faces The lefty J.A. Happ. Happ has struggled of late, and with...
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