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Briefly A Red Sox IF, Ian Kinsler Is Now Off To San Diego To Become A Padre
12/14/18 via FenwayNation
(Getty Images) Multiple reports indicate that former Red Sox infielder Ian Kinsler has signed an $8 million, two-year-contract with the San Diego Padres . The deal is reportedly contingent upon Kinsler passing a physical. Last season, as a member of the Red Sox, Kinsler won the ...
Rule 5 Recap: Sox nab Gomez, Schwaab; Ockimey undrafted
12/14/18 via SoxProspects News
The 2018 Rule 5 draft has come and gone, and the Red Sox were once again not involved in the MLB phase. The organization's action came in the Triple-A phase, in which they grabbed right-handed relievers, Anyelo Gomez and Andrew Schwaab , from the Yankees and Tigers organizations, respec...
A's Stephen Piscotty Wins Tony Conigliaro Award For Overcoming Adversity
12/14/18 via FenwayNation
(Getty Images) Oakland A's outfielder Stephen Piscotty is the recipient of the 2018 Tony Conigliaro Award . The award has been given out annually since 1990 to the MLB player who "has overcome adversity through the attributes of spirit, determination, and courage that were ...
Red Sox And Evil Ones Will Square-Off In A Night Game In London June 29th
12/14/18 via FenwayNation
Major League Baseball has announced that the first of two games in London between the World Series Champion Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees will take place at night local time on June 29th . The second contest will be an afternoon tilt local time on Sunday June 30th. Both games wil...
Prospects1500: Sox Have Just One Prospect In Top 100—3B Michael Chavis
12/14/18 via FenwayNation
According to a December ranking by the website Prospects1500 , the Red Sox have just one player in the Top 100 —3B Michael Chavis . It's analyses like these that bring home the reality of how bad the Boston farm system has become. Even if Dave Dombrowski wanted to land a big name pla...
The Sox Would Not Go To A Third Year On Joe Kelly, And The Dodgers Did
12/14/18 via FenwayNation
The reason that Joe Kelly (AKA Jim Buchanan ) will be pitching at Chavez Ravine instead of Fenway Park next year comes down to: one year . According to multiple reports, the Red Sox were unwilling to go to a third year on their 2-year offer to Kelly—and, of course, the Dodgers did...
London Calling!: Jackie Bradley, Jr. Appears On MLB Network This Morning
12/14/18 via FenwayNation
Red Sox center-fielder—and ALCS MVP— Jackie Bradley, Jr. called in to MLB Network this morning from London, England. Bradley is on a special mission for Major League Baseball —along with CC Sabathia —to promote next year's June match-up in London with The Bronx Embalmers . Asked whether...
Is A Reunion With Jed Lowrie The Answer To 2B Uncertainty Of The Red Sox?
12/14/18 via FenwayNation
Lowrie (L); Pedroia (R) Here's a possible solution to Boston's 2019 second-base conundrum: stick two 35-year-olds at the position. How do you do this? You go out and sign free-agent (and former Red Sox IF) Jed Lowrie , and figure out a reasonable scheme to get both him and (a pr...
Craig Kimbrel Still Seeking Six-Year, $100M Deal, Boston Unlikely Landing
12/14/18 via FenwayNation
(Getty Images) As we reported early on in the off-season, former Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel was seeking a six-year deal. Now, new reports confirm that that contract duration is correct— and the 30-year-old reliever is looking for compensation in the $100 million range . Des...
GOOGLE: Red Sox Were The Number Two Most Searched Sports Team In 2018
12/13/18 via FenwayNation
According to GOOGLE's "Year In Search 2018" , the Boston Red Sox were the #2 most-searched professional sports team in 2018 . Boston was second only to the Cleveland Cavaliers on the search list—compiled among searchers in the US and "based on search terms that had the highest spike this yea...
Red Sox eyeing relievers after Winter Meetings
12/13/18 via MLB Red Sox
When the Red Sox re-signed postseason hero Nathan Eovaldi to a four-year, $68 million contract just prior to the Winter Meetings, it likely represented the most significant move that president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski will make this winter....
Red Sox Radio Broadcasts Might Be A Complete Train Wreck This Year
12/13/18 via the joy of sox
Chad Finn, Boston Globe, posting at Twitter and SoSH early this morning: Story will be up later, but WEEI is going ahead with plans to do the talk-show format during its Red Sox broadcast. Saw the job posting sent to staatalentDOTcom subscribers last night. Unbelievable. ... While I could see s...
With Kelly Gone, Red Sox Need Former Northeastern Husky Adam Ottavino
12/13/18 via FenwayNation
(Getty Images) UPDATE: Sox talking with Ottavino and Robertson With the departure of Joe Kelly to La-La Land —and the Red Sox seeming (and justified) unwillingness to give six years to Craig Kimbrel —a bullpen move now is paramount. Former Northeastern University Hus...
Is WEEI Considering A "Talk Show" Format For Red Sox Radio Broadcasts?
12/13/18 via WEEI
In what would clearly be the dumbest idea since New Coke , the Red Sox "flagship" radio station— WEEI —is apparently at least considering moving to a "talk show" format for game broadcasts. My first thought was: thank goodness I have Sirius/XM Radio , so I can switch to the broadcast of w...
Joe Kelly Heads To Chavez Ravine, Signs Three-Year, $25M Deal With Dodgers
12/13/18 via FenwayNation
(Getty Images) One of the epic 2018 post-season heroes for the Red Sox—reliever Joe Kelly — signed a three-year, $25 million contract with the guys he smoked in the World Series , the Los Angeles Dodgers. Kelly had an up-and-down regular season—except for the classic brawl he inst...
POLL: More Than Four In Five Support Decision To "Flip-Flop" Top Of Order
12/13/18 via FenwayNation
Early results from our latest FenwayNation Poll show overwhelming support for Red Sox manager Alex Cora 's decision to "flip-flop" to the top the of line-up in 2019. The skipper's plan is to have Andrew Benintendi lead off, with Mookie Betts hitting second (thus getting more RBI opport...
Dombrowski willing to wait out relief market
12/13/18 via MLB Red Sox
The Winter Meetings seem like a fine venue for the Red Sox to figure out who the closer will be for their title defense next season, but president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski doesn't have the ability to control the pace of the free-agent market....
With Tim Neverett Out Of A Job, Maybe Dave O'Brien Will Return To Radio (... He Posted With His Heart Full Of Hope)
12/13/18 via the joy of sox
Red Sox broadcaster Tim Neverett will not be back in the radio booth in 2019. Last June, WEEI executives told him he might want to start polishing up his resume. Neverett hoped the situation would improve, but it did not. I chose to let my contract expire rather than go back and work for them. Th...
Sloan honored among Scouts of the Year
12/13/18 via MLB Red Sox
Each year at the Winter Meetings, the scouting industry gathers to celebrate some of their own at the Scout of the Year reception. The fact the recipients are chosen by their peers, scouts singling out other scouts, makes the honor even more special....
FN POLL: Favor Or Oppose The New Top Of The Red Sox Line-Up For 2019?
12/12/18 via FenwayNation
Red Sox manager Alex Cora has announced that his 2019 line-up will have Andrew Benintendi leading-off and Mookie Betts hitting second. Do you favor or oppose this change? Favor Oppose   pollcode.com free polls ...
Cora Announces Change To Batting Order For 2019
12/12/18 via the joy of sox
Red Sox manager Alex Cora said yesterday that in 2019 Andrew Benintendi will be at the top of the lineup and Mookie Betts will bat second. [W]e're going to maximize Mookie in a different spot. ... Talked to him, it makes sense. ... I put it this way to Mookie. And I know Beni's OK with it. But if...
Sox send rivals pineapple pizzas
12/12/18 via MLB Red Sox
Sox send rivals pineapple pizzas...
Help Wanted: Web Editor & Copy Editor
12/12/18 via SoxProspects News
SoxProspects is opening two positions for 2019! We’re looking for a Web Editor and a Copy Editor to join the Staff in January. We're seeking a commitment through at least the end of 2019, but ideally we’d find a couple new staffers who will want to stick around for the long-term if there is a mut...
Empire Re-Signs JA Happ, Noah Syndergaard Pursuit Likely A Smokescreen
12/12/18 via FenwayNation
(Getty Images) UPDATE: May not be a done deal The Yankees have re-signed left-handed starter JA Happ to a three-year contract extension—rendering moot the fake pursuit of New York Met starter  Noah Syndergaard . It never seemed likely that the Met ownership would ever ...
Is Gorkys Hernandez Acquisition The Prelude To A Jackie Bradley, Jr. Trade?
12/12/18 via FenwayNation
(Getty Images) The Red Sox have signed OF  Gorkys Hernandez to a minor-league deal —which could net him $1 million if he makes the major-league roster. Now, Boston already has four major-league outfielders— Mookie Betts , Andrew Benintendi , Jackie Bradley, Jr. and (occas...

 

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