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Hanley Ramirez already heard from Dustin Pedroia

BOSTON — Dustin Pedroia couldn’t wait until spring training to rib the new guy. Hanley Ramirez, who returned to the Red Sox on Tuesday after nine years away from the organization, revealed during his introductory press conference at Fenway Park that Pedroia called him shortly after he agreed to a four-year contract with Boston. The second baseman’s call...
Via NESN.com
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox owner: Team is willing to exceed luxury tax threshold

    This embed is invalid   " /> BOSTON — The Red Sox aren’t opposed to spending more money.   Red Sox principal owner John Henry indicated Tuesday after the team introduced Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez with a pair of press conferences at Fenway Park that Boston is willing to exceed the $189 million luxury tax threshold this offseason...
Via NESN.com
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox double down, sign both Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval

Nine years ago, a promising young shortstop named Hanley Ramirez was traded from the Boston Red Sox to the Miami Marlins — back then known as the Florida Marlins — as part of a deal that brought in Mike Lowell and Josh Beckett to Boston. As the story goes, Ramirez went on to become an All-Star, and even MVP caliber player for the Marlins, while Lowell and Beckett became major...
Via isportsweb.com
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cespedes would be a near perfect fit for the Indians

A lot of attention is on the Red Sox at the moment after their blockbuster free agent signings of Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval on Monday. The Red Sox are still looking to add more pieces through free agency, but suddenly the focus around baseball is who they may trade in the wake of their spending spree. Ramirez is expected to play left field for the Red Sox, a position...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval, Red Sox officially agree to contract

  It’s official: The Panda is in Boston.   The Red Sox announced Tuesday that third baseman Pablo Sandoval officially agreed to a five-year contract with the team. The deal also includes a club option for 2020. The Red Sox designated catcher/first baseman Ryan Lavarnway for assignment to make roster room. Sandoval, 28, spent his first seven seasons with the San Francisco...
Via NESN.com
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval: the Giants fan’s lament

Pablo Sandoval leaving for the Red Sox is probably a good thing for the Giants, in the long term. Sandoval’s body likely won’t allow him to play third base a few years from now, his stats have gotten progressively worse over the past few seasons, and that’s a lot of money to tie up in a guy who’s probably going to be a DH before long. All of those are perfectly sensible,...
Via The Outside Corner
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

REPORT: Red Sox Trade Expected By 2PM

Ben Cherington must have to be somewhere special on Thanksgiving. After a whirlwind Monday of double free-agents signings, there are reports out that the Red Sox will be engaged in a major trade by 2PM Eastern time today. Rumors are swirling about who their partner might be—but it's likely to come down to starting pitching targets from three teams (Phillies, Nationals, Reds). The...
Via FenwayNation
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Evaluating the Red Sox spending spree

The Red Sox came into the winter with a clear need for starting pitching, and a lot of money to spend. Yesterday, they spent a big chunk of that money, adding $41 million in AAV to their payrolls for the next four or five years. And yet, today, they still have the same glaring need for starting pitching. Evaluating the wisdom of the Red Sox spending spree is an interesting challenge...
Via Fangraphs
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Let’s Find a New Team for Yoenis Cespedes

Five teams that might make suitable trade partners for the Red Sox as they look to deal Yoenis Cespedes
Via Fangraphs
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Rumors: Xander Bogaerts will remain at shortstop

The Boston Red Sox have dominated the headlines in free agency this year. They struck big early Monday morning when they signed Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez. They seem to have built a surplus at shortstop with the signing of Ramirez and people are wondering what that means for current shortstop Xander Bogaerts. #456919968 / gettyimages.com Two #RedSox team sources say...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Red Sox Also Had An Ill-Timed Tweet On Monday Night

Although it wasn’t quite a mind-boggling as Peter King’s, the Boston Red Sox had a terribly timed (and possibly scheduled) tweet on Monday night just as the Ferguson indictment news was being broadcast on national TV. The tweet -which simply read “So how was everyone’s Monday?” – was most likely a reference to the Sox’s Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Cornering the Market

The Boston Red Sox are cornering the market. They have stockpiled position players to no end and are primed to make more moves throughout the Hot Stove Season. There are many positional redundancies on the roster, so more moves are coming, right? Examining each position in the Major Leagues (25-Man Roster in Blue) and those on […]
Via Infield Single
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Pablo Sandoval felt disrespected by Giants

The Boston Red Sox have signed a number of free agents over the years by simply having deeper pockets than the rest of the league, but that may not have been the case with Pablo Sandoval. According to WCVB’s Mike Lynch, Sandoval was offered the same amount of money — somewhere in the five-year, $100...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  2 Comments

Now the Red Sox Look Like the Best In the League*

A few weeks ago, I found myself messing around on one of the projections pages, and I happened upon something I didn’t expect: the Mariners were projected for the highest team WAR in the American League. I wrote all about it for Fox, and while people made their jokes about the Mariners only looking like […]
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox have had serious talks for Cole Hamels

            The Boston Red Sox have been looking to make a few splashes in free agency this offseason, and it appears that they have signed both Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez to make two of those splashes. They are still looking to make a move for a legitimate ace starting pitcher, and Jon Lester is the main target that has been talked about so far...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Turn: 2013 ParaLong Drive Champion Jared Brentz

ParaLong Drive Champion Jared Brentz joins The Turn to discuss his journey in becoming a world-class athlete despite becoming an amputee at a young age. The brother of Boston Red Sox prospect Bryce Brentz, Jared’s first love was baseball but following the surgery to amputate both of his legs from the knee down, became enamored with the game of golf. “There really was nothing...
Via Back9Network
1 day ago  |  Discuss

How the Red Sox should clear up their logjam of outfielders

For now, the headlines in Boston are occupied with the (reported) marquee signings of Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval to free agent contracts. And rightly so. Adding the two best hitters on the open market provides a major boost to a lineup that ranked No. 12 in the AL with 634 runs scored and second to last with a .244 team average and .684 OPS. But signing Ramirez in particular...
Via The Outside Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

REPORT: Red Sox And Lester 'Close' to Deal

According to MLB Insider Jake Wesley, the Red Sox and free-agent lefty Jon Lester are "close" to a deal in the range of $120-$140 million. At this point, there is no specific word on the duration of the proposed contract. Boston is also reportedly in "serious" trade talks with the Philadelphia Phillies for another left-handed starter—Cole Hamels. Stay tuned!!!!
Via FenwayNation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Red Sox set to add Hanley Ramirez

As the Boston Red Sox zero in on adding free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval, they appear to have also snuck in under everyone’s noses and landed another big fish. Reports on Sunday claim that Boston is set to add Hanley Ramirez as soon as Monday. The report came out of nowhere Sunday night, though the Red Sox had certainly been rumored as a destination for Ramirez previously...
Via Rumors and Rants
2 days ago  |  Discuss

BREAKING: Possible sighting of Sandoval in a flight to Boston.

Jorge CamargoContributing WriterOn a weekend where the Hot Stove has been full of tweets that give out rumors, a photo of appereantly Sandoval on a flight to Boston has been added to the list of exctiting news for the Red Sox. The Twitter user, @Drew_am_I tweeted the following:@stoolpresidente @jfietelberg Kung Foo Panda is on my flight to #Boston. Signing? pic.twitter.com/tu9UeFUV24—...
Via RedSoxLife
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox rumors: Pablo Sandoval & Hanley Ramirez

According to John Heyman of CBS Sports, the Boston Red Sox are close to an agreement with free agent shortstop Hanley Ramirez. Ramirez, formerly a member of the Red Sox farm system, hit .283 in 128 games for the Los Angeles Dodgers this season. Coupled with the reports that Boston has sent an offer to free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval, the Red Sox would apparently have a logjam...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Expectations for Shane Victorino Post Operation

Shane Victorino only played 30 games with the Boston Red Sox in 2014, primarily due to lower back issues. Victorino had surgery to repair two bulging disks in his lower back on August 5th. The procedure is referred to as lumbar discectomy and generally takes 4-6 months to recover. See the below video for more […]
Via Infield Single
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox rumors: Hanley Ramirez edition

The Boston Red Sox clearly want to dish out the money this offseason, pursuing free agents Pablo Sandoval and Jon Lester. According to CBSSports.com, the Boston Red Sox have been tied to free agent Hanley Ramirez. Hanley Ramirez can be added to that list, too. According to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com, Ramirez is in serious talks to return to his original organization. After the 2005...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Promising Red Sox prospect values XBox over future

Armed robbery suspectCody Kukuk(Salem Red Sox)Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer Is the title of this article too blunt?There is no other way to describe this kind of stupidity when we are confronted with it.A young Red Sox prospect is on the beginnings of his chance to become a major league baseball player, a left-handed pitcher in single A Salem for the last two seasons.The world...
Via RedSoxLife
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Players Primed to Be Selected in Rule 5

The Boston Red Sox recently added Sean Coyle, Travis Shaw, Eduardo Rodriguez, and Blake Swihart to the 40-man roster and will now be protected in the Rule 5 Draft. A player is eligible to be selected in the Rule 5 Draft in the fourth or fifth draft after the player had come to terms with the team. There […]
Via Infield Single
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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