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  • Ortiz nominated for AL Aaron Award
    Major League Baseball named David Ortiz the Red Sox's nominee for the 2014 Hank Aaron Award, which annually recognizes the most outstanding offensive performer in each league.
    - 3 days ago, 29 Sep 14, 4:45pm -
  • Sox open to discussing extension with Cespedes
    The Red Sox are interested in negotiating a contract extension with outfielder Yoenis Cespedes during the offseason, but they aren't exactly sure when those talks will occur.
    - 3 days ago, 29 Sep 14, 4:16pm -
  • Farrell, Cherington take responsibility for rough season
    Last year at this time, Red Sox manager John Farrell and general manager Ben Cherington were receiving well-deserved accolades for a magical season that would end in championship glory. This year, both men are more than willing to take their share of accountability for a title defense that went bad early.
    - 3 days ago, 29 Sep 14, 4:15pm -
  • Cherington to focus on rotation, lefty bats and bullpen
    The offseason didn't officially start until Monday, but Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington has had a clear priority list that includes starting pitching, left-handed bat(s) and relievers.
    - 3 days ago, 29 Sep 14, 3:50pm -
  • Offseason gives Sox a chance to overcome injuries
    The injury bug bit many Red Sox players during the 2014 season. They'll now take the offseason to recover and be ready for the '15 campaign.
    - 3 days ago, 29 Sep 14, 3:30pm -
  • Red Sox's coaching staff may see changes
    Unlike a year ago, when the Red Sox brought back their entire coaching staff, there's a chance for changes heading into 2015. Bench coach Torey Lovullo is drawing interest as a managerial candidate, particularly from the Houston Astros, and other teams with managerial openings could call him soon. Third-base coach Brian Butterfield also has plenty of skills that could make him a good manager.
    - 3 days ago, 29 Sep 14, 3:03pm -
  • AFL the next stop for Red Sox's Castillo
    The Red Sox are wasting no time in making sure Rusney Castillo gets back on the diamond. After spending a few days at his home in Florida, Castillo will report to the Arizona Fall League later this week. He'll stay there through the end of October.
    - 3 days ago, 29 Sep 14, 2:55pm -
  • Young stars, free agents can help Red Sox rebound in 2015
    It's always daunting for a last-place team to pick up the pieces and figure out how to regroup as quickly as possible. But the Red Sox are probably more comfortable than just about any other team in this predicament, considering they just went through it two winters ago and bounced back with a stunning World Series championship.
    - 3 days ago, 29 Sep 14, 12:20pm -
  • Red Sox reverse course a year after World Series title
    Fresh off the glory of going worst to first, the Red Sox encountered disaster en route to an anemic title defense, doing the exact opposite in 2014. David Ortiz had another terrific year and players such as Brock Holt stepped up to be productive, but Boston finished fifth in the AL East.
    - 3 days ago, 29 Sep 14, 11:50am -
  • Red Sox toast Jeter with exceptional ceremony
    On the last afternoon of his big league career, Derek Jeter received one more sendoff from the Red Sox and several fellow captains of the Boston sports scene, paying their "RE2PECT" prior to the last game of the regular season.
    - 3 days ago, 28 Sep 14, 8:43pm -

ESPN Red Sox Blog

  • newPedro: Yost would have been 'the ugly goat'
    On the receiving end of one of the most controversial pitching moves in postseason history, Pedro Martinez had some strong feelings about Royals manager Ned Yost’s decision to pull starter James Shields in the sixth inning of Tuesday night’s American League wild card game. With two runners on and nobody out in the sixth inning, Yost chose to lift his ace, Shields, in favor of a rookie starter, Yordano Ventura, who had thrown 73 pitches in the regular season finale two days prior.
    - 19 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 11:46am -
  • Buchholz has successful surgery
    Boston Red Sox right-hander Clay Buchholz underwent successful meniscus surgery on his right knee on Tuesday. Dr. Peter Asnis performed the procedure at Massachusetts General Hospital.Buchholz, who pitched six innings in Boston’s final game against the Yankees on Sunday, finished the season with an 8-11 record and 5.34 ERA -- the worst ERA of any starter in the league. According to GM Ben Cherington, Buchholz pitched with the injury during the season.
    - 2 days ago, 30 Sep 14, 5:13pm -
  • Middlebrooks opts not to play winter ball
    BOSTON -- Third baseman Will Middlebrooks said his priority this winter is to get healthy, which for him takes precedence over playing winter ball, something the Red Sox had asked him to do.“They know that and they understand that,” Middlebrooks said after Sunday’s season finale in Fenway Park. “That’s my first priority, is to be healthy. When spring training gets here, I want to be ready to compete. That’s my priority.
    - 2 days ago, 29 Sep 14, 10:10pm -
  • Cherington: How we'll fix the Red Sox
    BOSTON -- Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington and manager John Farrell spent 40 minutes Monday afternoon breaking down what went wrong with the Red Sox in 2014 and what they intend to do about it, at least in general terms.Here is what you need to know (Much of it you already knew):• Adding top-of-the-rotation starting pitching is a priority. [The Jon Lester watch begins the day after the World Series ends, as that’s when he becomes a free agent].
    - 3 days ago, 29 Sep 14, 4:23pm -
  • Roundup: Napoli, Ortiz won't need surgery
    BOSTON -- Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli, who missed the final 10 games of the season with an array of injuries, will not need an operation to solve any of his ailments. At a number of points this season, Napoli missed time managing injuries to his finger, toe, knee and back -- the finger requiring a stint on the disabled list back in May. While general manager Ben Cherington said the team believes Napoli should be able to recover with time, he didn’t rule out the possibility that further evaluation would be needed.
    - 3 days ago, 29 Sep 14, 3:18pm -
  • Sox have seventh pick in draft
    Following a 9-5 loss to the Yankees on Sunday, the Red Sox fell to 71-91, leaving the club with the sixth-worst record in the league. That means Boston will have the seventh overall pick in the 2015 draft. (Houston has a compensation pick locked in at No. 2 overall for the failure to sign 2014 No. 1 overall pick Brady Aiken). The first 11 picks of the 2015 draft, which cannot be forfeited due to free-agency signings, will be as follows:1. Arizona2.
    - 3 days ago, 29 Sep 14, 3:16pm -
  • Holt to seek clearance for normal offseason
    BOSTON -- Brock Holt, who missed the final 21 games of the season due to a concussion, will travel to Pittsburgh to see Dr. Micky Collins on Oct. 9 to receive clearance for a normal offseason. Although the Red Sox discussed sending Holt to the Instructional League for extra at-bats, Red Sox GM Ben Cherington said Holt is now unlikely to need playing time anywhere during the winter.“We don’t think so,” Cherington said. “He was doing baseball activity here -- BP, ground balls.
    - 3 days ago, 29 Sep 14, 3:10pm -
  • Sox honored to be part of Jeter's day
    BOSTON -- As he had done 12,601 times before in his career, Derek Jeter stepped into the batter’s box in the third inning on Sunday.Ichiro Suzuki on third base, one out. Clay Buchholz threw the pitch. Jeter swung the bat. Garin Cecchini couldn’t rope the ball in off a high chopper. There it was, an RBI single and the end of Jeter’s illustrious career.And to those who were a part of the moment for the Red Sox, the game stopped as each took it all in.
    - 3 days ago, 28 Sep 14, 9:17pm -
  • Snapshots: Red Sox honor Derek Jeter
    Some of the memorable images from Sunday's ceremony at Fenway Park honoring Derek Jeter:
    - 3 days ago, 28 Sep 14, 8:19pm -
  • Sox end 2014 with another loss
    BOSTON -- Goodbye Derek Jeter and goodbye 2014.The Red Sox closed the book on their disappointing season with a 9-5 loss to the New York Yankees Sunday afternoon. The loss dropped their record to 71-91, 20 games under .500.Naturally, Jeter was the primary focus all afternoon as the Yankees shortstop ended his career going 1-for-2 with an RBI. He lined to short in his first at-bat before knocking in a run with an infield single in the third and being removed for a pinch runner.
    - 3 days ago, 28 Sep 14, 6:25pm -

WEEI Full Count

  • Marlins president David Samson: Giancarlo Stanton will be on 2015 Marlins
    Marlins president David Samson told the Miami Herald that the team plans to discuss a long-term extension with outfielder Giancarlo Stanton — who hit .288 with a .395 OBP and .555 slugging mark while leading the National League with 37 homers despite missing the final weeks of the season after getting beaned by a pitch […]
    - 2 days ago, 30 Sep 14, 3:13pm -
  • Why Jon Lester feels he’s better heading into this postseason than last year
    While the folks at Kauffman Stadium might have skipped an entire generation when it comes to viewing postseason baseball — finally being reintroduced to the playoffs Tuesday night in the Royals’ one-game showdown with Oakland — for Jon Lester it’s old hat. The Wild Card play-in game will be Lester’s 14th playoff appearance, and 12th […]
    - 2 days ago, 30 Sep 14, 2:12pm -
  • Source: Red Sox won’t conduct private workout for Yasmani Tomas
    According to a major league source, the Red Sox won’t be one of the teams to conduct a private workout for Cuban slugger Yasmani Tomas. The Red Sox did attend Tomas’ showcase in the Dominican Republic April 21. According to the source, the team is intrigued by the 23-year-old’s power potential, which current Red Sox […]
    - 2 days ago, 30 Sep 14, 12:35pm -
  • Ben Cherington, John Farrell take stock of a season gone awry, and where the Red Sox go from here
    On the one hand, Ben Cherington is the architect of a World Series winner. On the other hand, he’s steered the team to a pair of last-place finishes that have bookended that triumph. Good luck reconciling those drastically different conclusions to the three years of Cherington’s GM tenure. Of course, Cherington is not interested in […]
    - 3 days ago, 29 Sep 14, 3:52pm -
  • Red Sox health updates: Clay Buchholz to undergo right knee procedure; Allen Craig’s foot considered a non-issue
    Red Sox GM Ben Cherington announced that right-hander Clay Buchholz was expected to undergo a minor right knee procedure to repair his meniscus by head team orthopedist Dr. Peter Asnis. Cherington said that Buchholz had been dealing with the issue on and off for some time, though the discomfort hadn’t always been present and it […]
    - 3 days ago, 29 Sep 14, 2:03pm -
  • Will Middlebrooks not playing winter ball
    Third baseman Will Middlebrooks, who missed the final homestand of the season with soreness in his right hand/wrist (an area that had been injured when hit by a pitch in May), is expected to return to complete health with rest. That said, the 26-year-old has decided against the team’s recommended course of going to winter […]
    - 3 days ago, 29 Sep 14, 1:47pm -
  • Looking back and forward with Jon Lester and the Red Sox
    Once again, Jon Lester will occupy center stage in the postseason. The left-hander is slated to start the Athletics’ one-game playoff against the Royals on Tuesday night, his opponent (in almost comical coincidence) Kansas City ace James Shields. With Lester on the mound following a 16-11 season, career-low 2.46 ERA, career-high 219 1/3 innings, 220 […]
    - 3 days ago, 29 Sep 14, 11:02am -
  • Poll: What did you think of the Derek Jeter ceremony?
    It was the season of the selfie. Just more than five months after David Ortiz snapped a photo with President Barack Obama, Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly used the camera-phone technology to punctuate the campaign’s final day. Upon greeting Derek Jeter during the entire Red Sox roster’s meet and greet with the Yankees shortstop during […]
    - 3 days ago, 28 Sep 14, 10:31pm -
  • Chris Rock, Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart say farewell to Derek Jeter (on Fenway scoreboard)
    The wave of tributes to Derek Jeter came and went at Fenway Park Sunday afternoon during his final major league game. In the midst of them all was this video tribute from Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart and Chris Rock (courtesy “Funny or Die”), played on the center field video board: Will Ferrell, Chris Rock and […]
    - 3 days ago, 28 Sep 14, 8:20pm -
  • Derek Jeter’s final game through the eyes of Derek Jeter: ‘I’m ready for this to be the end’
    In the end, he was ready to cross the finish line. Derek Jeter acknowledged that, after the nearly overwhelming emotion that accompanied his final Yankee Stadium contest on Thursday, he gave some consideration to never playing again, to sitting out the entirety of his team’s final three games of the year against the Red Sox […]
    - 3 days ago, 28 Sep 14, 8:05pm -

Boston Herald

  • newRed Sox end-of-season report card
    You know what sound a balloon makes when you let all the air out of it?That’s appropriate on multiple levels as we begin the grim task of doling out final grades on a Red Sox season that was one giant letdown. Rather than defend their shocking 2013 championship, the Red Sox rolled over and played dead, undone by an offseason plan that left them short on talent, an offensive approach that left them short on runs, and a team-wide malaise that left them short on wins.POSITIONAL PLAYERS
    - 6 hours ago, 2 Oct 14, 12:30am -
  • newConsistency works well for Red Sox relief corps
    It’s no secret that power hitters have become increasingly scarce across baseball. Power arms, on the other hand, are all the rage, with teams loading up on relief pitchers who light up a radar gun with triple-digit fastballs.But the Red Sox won’t get caught up in that trend.
    - 6 hours ago, 2 Oct 14, 12:23am -
  • newOakland A’s big losers
    In case anyone still thought the July 31 blockbuster trade the Red Sox made with the A’s — Jon Lester for Yoenis Cespedes — was one of those win-win type of deals, Tuesday night’s wild AL Wild Card game changed the math.The Red Sox still won their end of it, but the A’s just became big, big losers.At the time of the trade, there were a few raised eyebrows about what would happen to the A’s offense without Cespedes, but most everybody figured that Lester’s run prevention ability would at least neutralize the loss in run production.
    - 6 hours ago, 2 Oct 14, 12:13am -
  • newRed Sox RHP Clay Buchholz has minor knee surgery
    BOSTON — Boston Red Sox right-hander Clay Buchholz has undergone minor knee surgery after an inconsistent season.The operation to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee took place Tuesday, two days after he started the team's final game. General manager Ben Cherington said Buchholz pitched with the injury throughout the season.Buchholz finished with an 8-11 record and 5.34 ERA despite pitching two complete-game, three-hit shutouts.
    - 22 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 7:57am -
  • Red Sox have big holes to fill in rotation
    Last night in Kansas City, the curtain rose on a Red Sox-less postseason with a wild card game that pitted Royals ace James Shields against Oakland A’s hired gun Jon Lester.Want to bet John Henry was paying attention?The Sox owner generally believes that it’s bad business to dole out five- and six-year contracts to free agent pitchers over the age of 30. But if the club is serious about re-arming its starting rotation, taking that gamble on Shields or Lester will be something Henry must at least consider.
    - 1 day ago, 1 Oct 14, 12:39am -
  • MLB playoffs: Five castoffs intriguing to Red Sox followers
    The playoffs began last night without the Red Sox, conspicuous in their absence after winning it all a year ago.What’s a Red Sox fan to do? Follow the Patriots? Ha. Good luck with that.The Celtics and Bruins have yet to start their regular seasons, so the opportunity exists for Red Sox fans to kick the tires on watching baseball when their hometown team is not involved.
    - 1 day ago, 1 Oct 14, 12:14am -
  • Front office nudges up prices on Red Sox’ most popular games
    A day after finishing last in the American League East, the Red Sox yesterday said the average ticket price for next season’s home games would remain unchanged from this year.But entry to the most popular matchups — 32 in total, including opening day and games against the New York Yankees — will increase by $1 to $16 per ticket.
    - 2 days ago, 30 Sep 14, 12:00am -

Providence Journal

NESN Red Sox News

Peter Gammons

  • newThe Royals steal one from the A’s
    I think the A’s will have to agree that Royals should be arrested for thievery. They were running wild last night in Kansas City tying the postseason single-game record with seven steals. There have only been 11 postseason games prior to this with as many as five steals Date Series Gm# Tm Opp Rslt SB ▾ […]
    - 17 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 1:33pm -
  • newPeter Gammons: Royals steal A’s thunder, giving baseball its first taste of the postseason
    There were so many moments Tuesday when one stared ahead thinking of The Genius of Ray Charles singing “Drown in My Own Tears.” Anyone who understands small markets and the limits that are placed on their general managers, understood how Dayton Moore and Ned Yost realized that in today’s game in their Kauffman Stadium that […]
    - 17 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 1:10pm -
  • newAdam Dunn calls it a career
    As Christian Colon crossed the plate in the 12th inning of last night’s AL Wild Card Game, the hopes and dreams of Athletic players, personnel, and fans would fade into the Kansas City night. But lost in the mayhem of it all was the anticlimactic exit of one of the best home run hitters of this […]
    - 18 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 12:27pm -
  • newClean Save and Ultra Clean Save leaders
    I don’t ask for perfection from pitchers, but I certainly don’t reject the notion. Particularly, from relievers, and specifically from closers. Is it too much to ask for one 1-2-3 inning? The answer is apparently a resounding “yes!” We don’t get an awful lot of what I refer to as “Clean Saves” because invariably these […]
    - 19 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 11:52am -
  • newAL Wild Card Game Video Recap
    Brandon Moss crushes a two-run blast to right field, giving the A’s an early lead Your browser does not support iframes. James Shields pitches five-plus frames, allowing four runs on five hits… Your browser does not support iframes. VP of baseball operations George Brett discusses the Royals making the playoffs… Your browser does not support […]
    - 20 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 10:35am -
  • newCoffee and Clippings: Royals win AL Wild Card Game in walk-off thriller, 9-8
    Andy McCullough (@McCulloughStar) of the Kansas City Star talks about the Royals winning the AL Wild Card Game last night on Salvador Perez’s walk-off in the 12th… They knew. They all knew, even before it was official. They had waited long enough. They would start their celebration early. Christian Colon pumped his fist before he […]
    - 21 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 9:32am -
  • newAround the majors report: Royals beat the A’s
    Lee Sinins is the creator of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the most powerful baseball encyclopedia on the market. All stats in the ATM reports are generated from the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, unless explictly stated otherwise. FRAA, since 1950, comes from Baseball Prospectus. Lee can be followed on twitter @BaseballEncyclo. 1) Yesterday’s score– Royals 9, A’s […]
    - 22 hours ago, 1 Oct 14, 8:16am -
  • Who Has Inside Edge in Giants-Bucs Matchup?
    The outcome of Wednesday’s Wild Card tilt between the Giants and Pirates may hinge on which team owns the inner part of the plate. Both San Francisco and Pittsburgh’s starters challenge hitters regularly, with Madison Bumgarner (32.9% of pitches thrown inside) and Edinson Volquez (30.7%) tossing more inside offerings than the average MLB pitcher (27.7%). […]
    - 2 days ago, 30 Sep 14, 4:24pm -
  • Video: Peter Gammons on Pablo Sandoval, Pirates-Giants Wild Card Game, Tigers and A.J. Hinch
    Peter Gammons joins the Rundown to talk about the As-Royals Wild Card Game, free agent-to-be Pablo Sandoval, and the matchup between the Pirates and Giants in the NL Wild Card Game. He also talks about the Tigers and their plans for Anibal Sanchez in the postseason and the Astros’ hiring of A.J. Hinch as their […]
    - 2 days ago, 30 Sep 14, 3:58pm -
  • Relievers with most scoreless appearances
    The job of relievers, like the job of starters is to shut down the opposition. It stands within reason that the reliever’s job is considerably easier because most frequently their appearances are shorter and they face an opposing batter only once. Top 10: 2014 teams with the fewest appearances in which their relievers allowed an […]
    - 2 days ago, 30 Sep 14, 12:57pm -

MLB Trade Rumors

  • Red Sox Designate Ryan Roberts For Assignment
    Not long after signing him, the Red Sox have designated infielder Ryan Roberts for assignment, tweets Alex Speier of WEEI.com. Brock Holt was brought up to take the active roster spot. Signed 11 days ago, Roberts struggled in his limited time in Boston, hitting safely only twice in 22 plate appearances and drawing three walks against seven strikeouts. Roberts' a one-year, MLB deal was not guaranteed, tweets Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal, so the club will only be on the hook for the approximately $61K he has already earned. As the 33-year-old looks for a new job, he will...
    - 18 Apr 14, 3:35pm -
  • Hanrahan Talking With Multiple Clubs Following Showcase
    12:19pm: Hanrahan isn't yet negotiating with anyone but is expected to start taking offers next week, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports (via Twitter). Some teams have requested to see Hanrahan's medicals. FRIDAY, 11:24am: The Twins aren't one of the teams talking contract with Hanrahan, Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN tweets. There is similarly "nothing brewing" between Hanrahan and the Mets, The Record's Matt Ehalt reports. The Astros, meanwhile, weren't at the tryout at all, Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports (Twitter link). THURSDAY: Upwards of 20 teams were on-hand today to watch free-agent right-hander Joel Hanrahan's showcase at the...
    - 18 Apr 14, 1:19pm -
  • AL East Notes: Rays, Drew, Pineda, Lester
    Over at Fangraphs, Dave Cameron provides an interesting look at team age, weighted for anticipated playing time. The unsurprising result is that the oldest current MLB roster belongs to the Yankees. With the Red Sox and Blue Jays also falling in the top five, and the Rays landing in the top half with what Cameron calls a "sneaky old" roster, the American League East would appear to be the most veteran-laden division in the game. The loss of pitchers Matt Moore, Alex Cobb, and Jeremy Hellickson has exposed the fact that the Rays are thin on pitching depth in their...
    - 15 Apr 14, 7:15pm -
  • Quick Hits: Puig, Yankees, Lester, Tigers, Blackouts
    For some players, just getting the chance to play is the biggest hurdle. That certainly holds true for Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig, whose journey out of Cuba and into Major League Baseball is perhaps more astounding than anyone realized. Jesse Katz of Los Angeles Magazine provides a narrative of Puig's unbelievable tale. Here are a few notes from around the game: The Yankees come in at a surprising second in the early-season defensive shift count, writes ESPN.com's Buster Olney (Insider subscription required). As Olney notes, that kind of decision requires organizational commitment on every level, and two offseason infield acquisitions...
    - 14 Apr 14, 10:49pm -
  • Injury Notes: Anderson, Moore, Phillies, Yankees, Red Sox
    Needless to say, the season has gotten of to a rough start in terms of injury news. Offering some hope, perhaps, Baseball America's J.J. Cooper writes (answering a reader question) that two-time Tommy John patients have a better track record of recovery than is perhaps commonly thought. Here's the latest on a few situations around the league that have (or could have had) hot stove implications: Rockies starter Brett Anderson is expected to be out for a lengthy stretch with a broken index finger, as he will need four to six weeks to recover before rehabbing, according to Thomas Harding...
    - 14 Apr 14, 8:19pm -
  • AL East Notes: Rays, Kelley, Drew, Gomes, Sox
    Facing the possibility of losing Matt Moore to Tommy John surgery, Rays manager Joe Maddon offered his take on the recent rash of Tommy John surgeries in the game. Via the Associated Press: "Sometimes you have to look underneath the surface and I tend to agree it has a lot to do with youth sports and travel teams and multiple travel teams and kids pitching to win when they're really young and throwing too many pitches. I think the more recent epidemic curiously might be tied to what they're doing before they even get here professionally." Of course, Moore's injury...
    - 14 Apr 14, 9:39am -
  • AL East Notes: Red Sox, Lester, Hanrahan, Rays
    The possibility exists that at some point this season, the Red Sox could field a lineup, along with a good chunk of their rotation and bullpen, that is comprised almost exclusively of players and pitchers who have played only for Boston, writes Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald. Thanks to the club's emphasis on homegrown talent, injuries/days off for David Ortiz, A.J. Pierzynski, David Ross, and Mike Napoli could make this idea a reality sometime this summer. Here's more out of the AL East.. Two winters ago, the Red Sox were able to find success by overpaying free agents on...
    - 13 Apr 14, 10:56am -
  • AL Notes: Indians, Fuld, Lester
    Dr. James Andrews tells MLB Network Radio (via MetsBlog) that a number of factors have contributed to an increase in Tommy John surgeries throughout baseball. One issue is that high school pitchers are throwing too hard, and their ligaments aren't maturing quickly enough to keep up with their velocity. Year-round baseball is another issue, as is throwing breaking balls at a young age. High school pitchers who throw harder than 80-85 MPH also run the risk of having arm issues. Here are a few notes from around the American League. The Indians' trade of Shin-Soo Choo was one of GM...
    - 12 Apr 14, 5:38pm -
  • Red Sox Offered Lester Deal Worth $70MM
    3:56pm: Lester says that he isn't ruling out the possibility that he will remain with the Red Sox, Gordon Edes of ESPN Boston tweets. "Why does it mean I'm out of Boston?" Lester says. "Things can definitely change.'' 11:59am: The Red Sox' most recent extension offer to starting pitcher Jon Lester was for four years and between $70MM, Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan tweets, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports initially reported that the Red Sox had offered between $70MM and $80MM. Lester is eligible for free agency after the season, and Rosenthal writes that sources tell him that Lester will not...
    - 12 Apr 14, 4:56pm -
  • Rosenthal's Latest: Sandoval, Pirates, Cubs, Abreu
    Here are a few tidbits from Ken Rosenthal's latest video from FOX Sports: There aren't many good third base options available this offseason (Chase Headley is available, and Aramis Ramirez has a mutual option), so retaining Pablo Sandoval makes sense for the Giants. Rosenthal wonders if the Pirates could sign either Stephen Drew or Kendrys Morales after the draft in June, at which point they wouldn't have to worry about the draft-pick forfeiture attached to each of them. After a quiet offseason, the Pirates should have the financial wherewithal to pursue a bigger-name player. In a tiny sample size, Jordy...
    - 12 Apr 14, 3:38pm -