Red Sox "Sending Everyone" To Scout Cespedes

You can add another team to the list that want Cuban superstar Yoenis Cespedes. The Boston Red Sox. According to sources, the Red Sox are "sending everyone" to the Dominican Republic to evaluate Cespedes. Other teams are also interested like the Rangers, Blue Jays, Pirates, A's, Indians, and Marlins. The five tool center fielder is regarded as the best Cuban import...
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November 07, 2011  |  Discuss

Astros' Luhnow talks about his first trade

Jeff Luhnow was named Astros general manager only six days ago. His first nine years in baseball were with the Cardinals. So, how is it that he pulled off a trade so quickly, and one that two rival executives called a win for the Astros? Allow Luhnow to explain how he and new Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington negotiated the deal that sent reliever Mark Melancon to Boston on...
December 14, 2011  |  Discuss

Bobby Jenks' Harrowing Tale Of Back Surgery Gone Wrong

Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Bobby Jenks has had his fair share of back injuries throughout his career, but it pales in comparison to what he when through this offseason. Jenks underwent surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital in December to remove bone chips in his back. A seemingly routine procedure, right. Wrong. While Jenks has at his home in Arizona, he noticed a strange...
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February 23, 2012  |  Discuss

TMG Sports Blog 2012 MLB Predictions: AL East

Today starts a series of posts predicting the upcoming Major League Baseball season. The staff, i.e., me, will predict the division winners, wild cards, and award winners. Today we pick the winners of the American League East. So without further ado, here we go. 1st- New York Yankees The New York Yankees took an unorthodox way at improving their theam this offseason. Addition...
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March 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Red Sox Trade Kevin Youkilis To White Sox

The tenure of Kevin Youkilis in Boston has come to an end. The Red Sox have traded third baseman Kevin Youkilis to the Chicago White Sox for pitcher Zach Stewart and a utility player. The trade is expected to be made official after the White Sox game with the Milwaukee Brewers. Youkilis was taken out of the game in the 7th inning of the Red Sox win against the Atlanta Braves...
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June 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Ben Cherington Pretty Much Just Admitted that Bobby V Will Be Fired

During an interview with WEEI, Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington went just short of saying that manger Bobby Valentine will be let go at the end of the season. Cherington said, “One of the things, as I look back at last offseason, that didn't go perfectly was simply the amount of time that we spent on the manager search and what that did to the rest of the offseason...
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September 27, 2012  |  Discuss

BREAKING: Red Sox Dismiss Manager Bobby Valentine

The Boston Red Sox has announced that manager Bobby Valentine would not return for the 2013 season. This comes as no surprise as the Red Sox struggled mightily this season and Valentine clashed with veterans, coaches, and front office officials. The Red Sox finished last in the AL East and had the team's worst record since 1964. Red Sox team president Larry Lucchino said...
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October 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Assorted notes from the GM meetings

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — Assorted notes from the baseball general managers' meetings: • I already can hear the New York Mets’ spin on right-hander R.A. Dickey now — the tried and true “Greedy Ballplayer” theory. Dickey, the Mets will say, wanted too much in a contract extension, so the team traded him rather than get suckered into a bad deal. Such a portrayal simply...
November 08, 2012  |  3 Comments

An early look at the Jarrod Saltalamacchia market

The Boston Red Sox weren’t expected to sign a catcher this offseason but reached agreement Saturday on a two-year, $6.2 million contract with David Ross, as first reported by Ken Rosenthal of Now that they’ve done it, the logic is apparent: The Red Sox can trade their most experienced (and most expensive) catcher, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, possibly to obtain the...
November 10, 2012  |  3 Comments

Red Sox Beat Glacier Receding to North Pole

DATELINE: HUMOR! If it seems like the Boston Red Sox are asleep at the switch, you may be right. This week alone, the Red Sox ignored the sound of a tree falling in the woods. The Miami Marlins traded all the pitching and shortstops the Sox could have used to their next door divisional rival, the Toronto Blue Jays. Then came word that the Blue Jays had swooped down and scooped...
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November 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Hiawatha Cherington Keeps Money in Banks of Gitche Gumee

  DATELINE: HUMOR! Red Sox GM Ben Cherington did not do himself or the fans any favors with his latest in-depth interview with Boston’s ravenous media. Having been denied both red meat about the Red Sox and cream puffs to toss around, the media asked Mr. Cherington about the sounds of silence. The media is now in the final stages of living at Donner’s Pass. Next stop will...
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December 02, 2012  |  Discuss
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