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  • newBetts leads Red Sox's updated Top 20 list
    With the passing of the Draft signing deadline, teams have had a recent influx of talent into their farm systems, and with that, MLBPipeline.com has updated the Top 20 Prospects lists of all 30 teams.
    - 3 hours ago, 27 Jul 14, 9:00pm -
  • newRed Sox may be major movers at Trade Deadline
    As the hours tick closer to Thursday's 4 p.m. ET non-waiver Trade Deadline, the stomachs in the Red Sox's clubhouse start to rumble a little more. Just nine months after winning the World Series, an underperforming team has put the front office into the position of at least exploring the possibility of subtracting major pieces of its core.
    - 5 hours ago, 27 Jul 14, 7:40pm -
  • newCalling Lester a 'keeper,' Big Papi hopes ace stays
    David Ortiz knows there are bound to be many trade rumors in the coming days, with the Red Sox in the rare position of perhaps being a seller leading into Thursday's 4 p.m. ET non-waiver Trade Deadline. But he cringes when he hears his longtime teammate Jon Lester mentioned in trade talks.
    - 5 hours ago, 27 Jul 14, 7:03pm -
  • newArcher calls out Big Papi for bat flip after HR
    One of David Ortiz's signature bat flips brought David Price's early-season criticism of the Boston slugger back to the forefront Sunday at Tropicana Field. But this time, it was Price's teammate Chris Archer who wasn't happy with Ortiz's actions.
    - 5 hours ago, 27 Jul 14, 6:54pm -
  • newBig Papi's homer holds up as Sox halt slide at five
    David Ortiz hit a three-run moon shot in the third inning Sunday afternoon, and it held up for the Red Sox in a 3-2 victory over the Rays in the finale of a three-game series at Tropicana Field. It also marked the end of a seven-game road trip in which the Sox won the first and last games, but lost the five in between.
    - 5 hours ago, 27 Jul 14, 6:48pm -
  • newBack home, Sox send Buchholz against Blue Jays
    On Monday against the Blue Jays at Fenway Park, the Red Sox will begin their third of four straight divisional series when Clay Buchholz takes on R.A. Dickey. The righties faced off Wednesday in Toronto and the Blue Jays won, 6-4.
    - 7 hours ago, 27 Jul 14, 5:28pm -
  • newBattling inconsistency, Bogaerts sits out finale
    Though Red Sox third baseman Xander Bogaerts has shown more signs of life of late at the plate, he remains a bit inconsistent as he tries to work in some new mechanics. For Sunday's finale against the Rays at Tropicana Field, Bogaerts was out of the lineup and Brock Holt made the start at third base.
    - 11 hours ago, 27 Jul 14, 1:23pm -
  • newRed Sox can't back Lackey in fifth straight loss
    The all too familiar storyline came to the forefront again for the Red Sox on Saturday night at Tropicana Field, as they generated plenty of opportunities, only to let them pass by. With a 3-0 loss to the Rays extending their losing streak to five games, the Sox slipped to 47-57.
    - 23 hours ago, 27 Jul 14, 1:32am -
  • newCarp confirms he asked Red Sox for a trade
    The Red Sox have been thrilled with the fit Mike Carp has been as a bench player in his two seasons with the club. However, Carp thinks he's ready for a more expanded role. Carp confirmed a report from the Boston Globe that he recently asked the Red Sox for a trade.
    - 24 hours ago, 27 Jul 14, 12:21am -
  • newPapi awarded double after fan interference call stands
    David Ortiz thought he had cracked a home run off Tampa Bay starter Jeremy Hellickson with two outs and the bases empty in the top of the first inning Saturday. But a Red Sox fan was called for fan interference, turning the hit into a ground-rule double. Red Sox manager John Farrell came out to request that the umpires look the play over, and crew chief Bill Miller initiated a review of the potential home run. After a review of one minute, 58 seconds, the call on the field stood and Ortiz was awarded second base.
    - 24 hours ago, 27 Jul 14, 12:17am -

ESPN Red Sox Blog

  • newArcher takes offense to Ortiz's bat flip
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- With Christmas carols playing weirdly in the background for what the Tampa Bay Rays called "Christmas in July," leave it to David Ortiz to play bad Santa.Not only did Ortiz hit a three-run home run off Rays pitcher Chris Archer that accounted for all of the Boston Red Sox's runs in a 3-2 win Sunday afternoon that ended Tampa Bay's nine-game winning streak, he made the Rays cry foul, too.Archer was offended by Ortiz's exaggerated bat flip and leisurely stroll around the bases, which broke a scoreless tie in the third.
    - 5 hours ago, 27 Jul 14, 7:40pm -
  • newMiller in high demand
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- With four days before Thursday's trade deadline, left-handed reliever Andrew Miller remains high on the lists of contenders seeking bullpen help. The Braves and Pirates have been tracking him for some time, the Royals have interest, and there were a host of other clubs here for Sunday's finale against the Tampa Bay Rays.Miller pitched the seventh inning Sunday. He issued a leadoff walk to Curt Casali, then Kevin Kiermaier laid down a sacrifice bunt in self-defense, WITH Miller coming high and inside with a fastball.
    - 6 hours ago, 27 Jul 14, 6:17pm -
  • newRapid Reaction: Red Sox 3, Rays 2
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The flaws have received most of the focus, which is what happens when you win a World Series one year and occupy last place the next.But for a moment, consider Boston's one slice of hardball perfection. When the Red Sox take a lead into the ninth inning, they do not lose. Having Koji Uehara on their side, of course, gives them a huge advantage.The Sox are now 37-0 in games in which they led after eight innings, after they held on to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 before the crowd of 25,221 that witnessed Tampa Bay's winning streak end at nine.
    - 7 hours ago, 27 Jul 14, 5:15pm -
  • newSource: Sox consider trade for Matt Kemp
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- He has had debilitating ankle and shoulder injuries that have limited his play the last two seasons, is still owed roughly $118 million on a contract that runs through 2019, and has a mixed reputation as a clubhouse presence, but the Red Sox are considering making a move for Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp, according to a club source.With the Sox in need of more offensive production in the outfield, the right-handed-hitting Kemp could be the major piece in a trade for Red Sox left-hander Jon Lester, especially with the Dodgers reluctant to part with top outfield prospect Joc Pederson.
    - 9 hours ago, 27 Jul 14, 2:56pm -
  • newNewcomers to be assigned to Pawtucket
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said that the two minor-league pitchers the Red Sox acquired from San Francisco Saturday for veteran Jake Peavy will be assigned to Triple-A Pawtucket.Left-hander Edwin Escobar, 22, will join the PawSox rotation, Cherington said, after going 3-8 with a 5.11 ERA for Fresno in the Pacific Coast League, striking out 96 and walking 37 in 111 innings. Escobar pitched in the All-Star Futures Game.
    - 24 hours ago, 27 Jul 14, 12:23am -
  • newWebster to make 2014 debut on Sunday
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- It was a coin-flip decision earlier this season, manager John Farrell said, between calling up Rubby De La Rosa and Allen Webster from Pawtucket when the Red Sox needed a starter. Webster lost.Webster’s luck improved considerably on Saturday. Scheduled to pitch Saturday night for Pawtucket in Scranton-Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, Webster instead received a summons here, where he will start in place of the traded Jake Peavy.
    - 24 hours ago, 27 Jul 14, 12:21am -
  • Lackey on Peavy: 'Going to miss a buddy'
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- For John Lackey, the worst part about the Red Sox trading Jake Peavy was losing a friend in the clubhouse.Five days before the trading deadline, Lackey has reason to wonder how many other friends (paging Jon Lester) will be absent from the Sox clubhouse by the end of the week.“It’s a weird day when you lose a buddy, for sure,’’ Lackey said after losing, 3-0, to the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday night. “I talked to him at the hotel when he was about to leave.
    - 1 day ago, 26 Jul 14, 11:59pm -
  • Rapid Reaction: Rays 3, Red Sox 0
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Jake Peavy was traded. The rest of the Red Sox are applying for asylum, in any country that will take them.The downtrodden Sox lost their fifth straight game, 3-0 to the Tampa Bay Rays, who apparently have decided not to lose again until they lap the field in the American League East.The Sox were shut out for the 11th time this season, matching their total for 2013 with two months to go in the season.Five Rays pitchers combined to pitch their 12th shutout.
    - 1 day ago, 26 Jul 14, 10:40pm -
  • Pirates tracking Sox relievers
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Pittsburgh Pirates, looking to upgrade their bullpen, had a scout in Toronto when the Red Sox were there earlier this week, have two scouts here watching the Sox, and plan to scout them through the trading deadline back in Boston.The Sox have four relievers on the major-league roster who can become free agents after the season: closer Koji Uehara, left-handed setup man Andrew Miller and middle men Burke Badenhop and Craig Breslow.
    - 1 day ago, 26 Jul 14, 8:38pm -
  • Sox GM on '13 deal for Peavy: I'd do it again
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Jake Peavy fell four days short of lasting an entire year with the Red Sox. Acquired last July 30 in a three-way deal with the Tigers and White Sox, Peavy was traded Saturday to the San Francisco Giants. There were three key players involved in last July’s three-way deal: Peavy, shortstop Jose Iglesias, who went from the Sox to the Tigers, and outfielder Avisail Garcia, who went from the Tigers to the White Sox.Only Peavy is still playing this season, as both Iglesias and Garcia sustained season-ending injuries.
    - 1 day ago, 26 Jul 14, 8:02pm -

WEEI Full Count

  • newDavid Ortiz fires back at criticism from Rays pitcher Chris Archer
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — When David Ortiz launched a three-run homer that ultimately propelled the Red Sox to a 3-2 victory over the Rays. He enjoyed it. His opponent did not. Your browser does not support iframes. Ortiz decimated an elevated Chris Archer changeup and sent it rocketing into the far reaches of the right […]
    - 4 hours ago, 27 Jul 14, 7:58pm -
  • newDavid Ortiz: Trading Jon Lester ‘sounds like a rebuilding … Hopefully he sticks around’
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — David Ortiz, who slammed his fifth homer of the seven-game road trip on Sunday to propel the Red Sox to a 3-2 victory over the Rays, took stock of his team at a time when it’s prepared to return to Fenway Park nine games below .500, with rumors swirling of players […]
    - 5 hours ago, 27 Jul 14, 7:29pm -
  • newJon Lester says he would be unlikely to consider extension with team that traded for him
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — With the trade deadline now four days away, Red Sox left-hander Jon Lester remains one of the most fascinating candidates on the market. The left-hander is at the point where he wouldn’t be surprised by a trade, but the Sox would have to get tremendous value in return for him. That […]
    - 6 hours ago, 27 Jul 14, 6:09pm -
  • newClosing Time: David Ortiz wraps up trip to Jamaica by propelling Red Sox to win over Rays
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — As the rest of his teammates prepared for a road trip to Toronto and Tampa Bay, David Ortiz said that he was getting ready to visit Jamaica. Evidently, he got there. A lot went wrong for the Red Sox during their 2-5 road trip that essentially snuffed out any sense by […]
    - 7 hours ago, 27 Jul 14, 5:04pm -
  • newRed Sox minor league roundup (Cliff’s Notes version): Feats of Mookie; head-turners in Rookie Ball
    The briefest of all looks at the action in the Red Sox minor league system on Saturday — with apologies for the brevity. TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX: 8-5 WIN AT SCRANTON/WILKES-BARRE (YANKEES) (BOX) – Feats of Mookie: Powering up. Mookie Betts went 2-for-5 — his fourth multi-hit game in six contests — while launching a […]
    - 8 hours ago, 27 Jul 14, 3:43pm -
  • newAndrew Miller: Trade rumors ‘impossible to avoid,’ but not distracting
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Andrew Miller has been traded before. Indeed, he owns a permanent place in baseball history, having been traded after the 2007 season (his first full year in pro ball) by the Tigers to the Marlins as part of a six-player package that resulted in Miguel Cabrera joining Detroit. At the time, […]
    - 10 hours ago, 27 Jul 14, 2:42pm -
  • newMike Carp, Felix Doubront and the challenges of player discontent on a struggling team
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — At a time when the Red Sox are sinking in the standings, with contention ever more difficult, some player concerns have shifted from the state of the team to their own place on the roster. It’s not an uncommon occurrence when an environment shifts from one in which winning was routine […]
    - 11 hours ago, 27 Jul 14, 1:02pm -
  • newXander Bogaerts on confusion about outs: ‘That’s terrible’
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — On a night of offensive futility, it was the moment that reverberated. Xander Bogaerts stepped to the plate in the top of the sixth inning on Saturday night against Rays reliever Grant Balfour. At a time when the Red Sox trailed, 2-0, Bogaerts had an opportunity to alter the contest, with […]
    - 12 hours ago, 27 Jul 14, 12:37pm -
  • newSunday’s Red Sox-Rays matchups: Allen Webster vs. Chris Archer
    The Red Sox will look to salvage what has been a disappointing three-game set against the Rays on Sunday, sending Allen Webster to the hill against Chris Archer in the series finale. Webster will make his first appearance with Boston this season — starting in place of Jake Peavy, who was traded to the Giants […]
    - 14 hours ago, 27 Jul 14, 10:11am -
  • newDavid Ortiz, John Lackey vexed by Red Sox decision not to challenge close play
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Ultimately, the Red Sox lost because they did not hit on Saturday night. The team’s 3-0 loss to the Rays suggested that preventing Tampa Bay’s second run likely would not have meant the difference between victory and defeat. Still, Sox players expressed a degree of dual confusion about one play in […]
    - 24 hours ago, 27 Jul 14, 12:17am -

Boston Herald

  • newAnother Ray flips out
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The one guy to consistently provide some pop during the Red Sox’ just-completed road trip wasn’t finished after his third-inning blast into the gut of the right field bleachers yesterday. David Ortiz had one more shot in him.A parting one, directed at Tampa Bay Rays starter Chris Archer.
    - 13 mins ago, 28 Jul 14, 12:00am -
  • newSetting sale for 2015
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Sell, Red Sox, sell.Shop Jon Lester, hard.Don’t just listen for the phone or watch for the text — make the calls and find out who wants the best pitcher on the open market by a wide margin. And don’t stop there.Find out who wants closer Koji Uehara, find out who wants left-handed reliever Andrew Miller, who wants first baseman/outfielder Mike Carp, who wants shortstop Stephen Drew, who wants anyone on your 40-man roster and throughout your minor league system.
    - 13 mins ago, 28 Jul 14, 12:00am -
  • newRed Sox Notebook: Papi, Bradley, Webster contribute to ‘W’
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Lately, it’s been virtually impossible for the Red Sox to play a clean, well-balanced game that features strong pitching, timely offense and lights-out defense.Yesterday the Sox did, beating the Tampa Bay Rays, 3-2, and in the process prevented a sweep, snapped a five-game losing streak and avoided a bleak ending to a 2-5 road trip.David Ortiz’ third-inning, three-run home run made all the difference, while pitching and defense then saved the day.
    - 13 mins ago, 28 Jul 14, 12:00am -
  • newLost Red Sox title ring returned by Yankees fan
    NEW YORK — A lost Red Sox World Series ring is back on the finger of its owner, thanks to a nifty pickup by an ardent New York Yankees fan.Manhattan restaurant owner Luigi Militello could hardly believe it when he found the shiny 2013 championship ring on a restaurant sink at his Luke's Bar and Grill on Thursday night.It was the real thing, with diamonds and sapphires and rubies, set in 14-carat white gold, with the Red Sox emblem, a Boston Strong logo and an image of the team's bearded ballplayers.
    - 7 hours ago, 27 Jul 14, 5:41pm -
  • newNothing breaks right for John Lackey
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Over the course of a dozen or so hours, John Lackey’s day transitioned from awkward to aggravating.First, the Red Sox right-hander awoke to news that buddy Jake Peavy had been dealt to the Giants. Considering the Sox’ tailspin, Lackey understood. At least he got a chance to say good-bye yesterday morning at the team’s hotel.
    - 23 hours ago, 27 Jul 14, 1:26am -
  • newFrustrated Red Sox lose again
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — If the Red Sox had any second thoughts about entering “everything must go” mode ahead of Thursday’s trade deadline, those were eliminated by another frustrating loss last night.The 3-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field featured a combination of bad breaks, weird plays and non-challenges by the Red Sox and above all else, zero offense in a fifth straight loss. The Sox now are mired in the AL East cellar and that position no doubt contributed to how a couple of prominent players were left feeling a bit chippy.
    - 23 hours ago, 27 Jul 14, 1:24am -
  • newRed Sox Notebook: Jake Peavy out, more going?
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — No other trade is imminent but from the way Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington sounded yesterday after the Jake Peavy deal, the Red Sox clearly are taking calls from all teams on all their players.That includes Jon Lester, whose rise to the top of the trade-rumor list for pitchers has been rapid — and has gone undisputed by the Red Sox.If the team wanted to make it clear he was off the table, yesterday was the day and Cherington did not do so.
    - 23 hours ago, 27 Jul 14, 1:22am -
  • Buckley: Jordan Leandre’s tale inspiring
    You’ll be getting plenty of reminders over the next three weeks as we get ever closer to the 13th annual WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon. This getting-bigger-every-year event will take place on Aug. 19 and 20, and that’s when normal, everyday sports vignettes — even a David Ortiz home run or a Tom Brady training camp quip — will take a back seat to supporting the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
    - 1 day ago, 27 Jul 14, 12:01am -
  • Jon Lester's future no easy guess
    It’s true what John Henry says. Generally speaking, it is bad business to give a long-term deal to a player in his 30s, especially a pitcher.Henry has learned from experience. Since he bought the Red Sox in 2002, the team has doled out contracts of four or more years in length to two pitchers who already had turned 30. And although both had their moments, neither Josh Beckett (four-year, $68 million extension) nor John Lackey (five years, $82.5 million as a free agent) proved quite worth the investment.
    - 1 day ago, 27 Jul 14, 12:00am -
  • John Henry takes stock of perplexing Red Sox
    The Red Sox are genuinely perplexed.Barely more than two weeks ago, principal owner John Henry was told by his general manager that the Red Sox “are probably the best team in the division. We just aren’t playing like it.”
    - 1 day ago, 26 Jul 14, 11:48pm -

Providence Journal

  • newRed Sox podcast: Trade-deadline special

    - 3 hours ago, 27 Jul 14, 9:02pm -
  • newAllen Webster struggles with command in spot start
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Allen Webster has spent of this season refining his fastball command, working to repeat his mechanics so he doesn’t yank fastballs across the plate or leave them sailing up and in on righthanded hitters. That he’s dropped his walk rate and hit-by-pitch rate in more than 120 innings pitched at Triple-A Pawtucket is an indication the work has paid off, at least to an extent.
    - 6 hours ago, 27 Jul 14, 6:41pm -
  • newYankees fan finds, returns missing Red Sox World Series ring
    NEW YORK — A lost Red Sox World Series ring is back on the finger of its owner, thanks to a nifty pickup by an ardent New York Yankees fan.
    - 6 hours ago, 27 Jul 14, 5:55pm -
  • newRed Sox 3, Rays 2: Ortiz-Rays feud continues
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — David Ortiz continues not to endear himself to the Tampa Bay Rays. Ortiz continues not to care all that much about the Rays think.
    - 7 hours ago, 27 Jul 14, 5:03pm -
  • newTen players the Red Sox might trade away
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Jake Peavy is gone. He won’t be the last one.
    - 8 hours ago, 27 Jul 14, 4:32pm -
  • newDiscontentment spreading in Red Sox clubhouse
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A year after a World Series title, with the Red Sox mired in last place, role players no longer seem quite so willing to accept their limited roles.
    - 11 hours ago, 27 Jul 14, 12:58pm -
  • newA day after losing track of outs, Bogaerts out of Red Sox lineup
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Xander Bogaerts might not have played on Sunday, anyway, as John Farrell rotates a variety of position players in and out of games to keep as many of them as sharp as he can.
    - 11 hours ago, 27 Jul 14, 12:50pm -
  • Rays 3, Red Sox 0: Sox shut out again
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Instant replay is hardly near the top of the list of reasons that Red Sox find themselves mired in last place in the American League East. But it’s safe to say the first year of the new system could have gone better for John Farrell’s team that it has.
    - 1 day ago, 26 Jul 14, 10:33pm -
  • Bishop Hendricken’s Beliveau retires David Ortiz
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Before Saturday, Bishop Hendricken’s Jeff Beliveau had never faced the Red Sox in the major leagues. The first time he was called upon to pitch against his hometown team, it was David Ortiz staring back at him from the batter’s box.
    - 1 day ago, 26 Jul 14, 9:26pm -
  • Red Sox will miss Jake Peavy
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Jake Peavy didn’t even play with the Red Sox for a full calendar year. But that’s not how it felt to those he played with.
    - 1 day ago, 26 Jul 14, 7:27pm -

NESN Red Sox News

Peter Gammons

  • newPeter Gammons: Peavy deal initiates 2015 Hot Stove season for Red Sox
    The Jake Peavy deal was the official opening of the 2015 Hot Stove season. For all but $2M remaining on Peavy’s contract, Boston got two high end arms on which to dream, and develop. Lefthander Edwin Escobar, 22, had been the focus of several teams’ interest earlier in the season, although his success has been […]
    - 13 hours ago, 27 Jul 14, 11:38am -
  • newPeter Gammons: A Hall of Fame Weekend in Cooperstown
    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y.—Henry Aaron’s float was, naturally, near the front of the parade that tours Main Street this July Saturday every year. He was greeted by the crowd loudly chanting “Home Run King, Home Run King,” and when he carefully used his cane to go up the steps to the entrance to The Hall of Fame, […]
    - 13 hours ago, 27 Jul 14, 11:11am -
  • newAround the majors report: July 27, 2014
    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 @ATMreports. 1) Yesterday’s scores– AL Blue Jays […]
    - 14 hours ago, 27 Jul 14, 10:05am -
  • newStats report: Clayton Kershaw breaks a couple of Sandy Koufax’s records
    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 @ATMreports. 1) Yesterday, Dodgers P Clayton Kershaw […]
    - 14 hours ago, 27 Jul 14, 10:05am -
  • newGame recaps: Clayton Kershaw pitches a shutout
    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 @ATMreports. 1) DODGERS 5, GIANTS 0 1 […]
    - 14 hours ago, 27 Jul 14, 10:04am -
  • newNews report: Jake Peavy is traded to the Giants
    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 @ATMreports. 1) The Red Sox traded P […]
    - 14 hours ago, 27 Jul 14, 10:03am -
  • newLegends of the Game: Team by team career TRAA leaders, NL
    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 @ATMreports. Today’s Legends of the Game is […]
    - 14 hours ago, 27 Jul 14, 10:03am -
  • Around the majors report: July 26, 2014
    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 @ATMreports. 1) Yesterday’s scores– AL Yankees 6, […]
    - 2 days ago, 26 Jul 14, 10:31am -
  • Game recaps: Miguel Cabrera moves up on the HR list
    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 @ATMreports. 1) ANGELS 2, TIGERS 1 1 […]
    - 2 days ago, 26 Jul 14, 10:31am -
  • Stats report: Felix Hernandez ties a couple of records
    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 @ATMreports. 1) Mariners P Felix Hernandez tied […]
    - 2 days ago, 26 Jul 14, 10:31am -

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 -