Latest On The Red Sox’ Starting Pitchers

The Red Sox had a busy Winter Meetings, trading for Chris Sale and Tyler Thornburg and signing Mitch Moreland. Here are a few notes on the Red Sox, specifically focusing on their rotation, as their front office heads home to Boston. With Sale in the fold, the Red Sox have a surplus of starting pitching, leading to a flurry of calls from rival executives. The Red Sox are more interested...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
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Red Sox Pick Up Josh Rutledge As 'Panda Insurance'

(Getty Images)In a move reflecting their angst about 3B, the Red Sox selected old friend Josh Rutledge in the Rule Five Draft. Rutledge—a utility infielder in the mold of Brock Holt—had played for Boston in both 2015 and 2016. He signed this off-season with the Colorado Rockies. The move fills out the 40-man roster, which will require paring one player, once new 1B/DH Mitch Moreland...
Via FenwayNation
2 hours ago

David Ortiz comeback? Red Sox not pushing slugger: 'He'd call'

David Ortiz is such an important part of Boston Red Sox history that players and fans alike are having trouble coping with his retirement. Big Papi, of course, didn’t do those people any favors Tuesday night, when he joked on Instagram about making a comeback after the Red Sox acquired left-handed ace Chris Sale in a blockbuster trade. So, is Ortiz’s unretirement worth serious...
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Red Sox Remain Patient On Trading Away A Starter

The Red Sox may have the 'deepest depth' on starting pitching of any team in MLB. Think about it: Rick Porcello, Chris Sale, David Price, Eduardo Rodriguez, Drew Pomeranz, Clay Buchholz, Steven Wright, Roenis Elias, Joe Kelly, Brian Johnson, and Henry Owens. Ridiculous. Now, as happens nearly every year, injuries and crappy performances will whittle down that field considerably....
Via FenwayNation
2 hours ago

Dave Dombrowski is the Right Man for the Job

The Boston Red Sox had a busy day on Tuesday, December 6th. President of Baseball Operations, Dave Dombrowski, traded away an army of prospects in Mauricio Dubon, Josh Pennington, Luis Alexander Basabe, Victor Diaz, Michael Kopech and some guy named Yoan Moncada. This netted them all of two players. Reliever Tyler Thornburg from the Milwaukee Brewers and another “some guy” named...
Via Sons of Sam Horn
3 hours ago

Red Sox Roster Reset: Projecting 2017 Lineup, Rotation With New Additions

Well, that escalated quickly. The Boston Red Sox entered Major League Baseball’s winter meetings with relatively low offseason expectations. President of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski promptly blew those expectations out of the water Tuesday, acquiring left-handed ace Chris Sale and reliever Tyler Thornburg and reportedly signing free agent first baseman Mitch Moreland in...
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All You Need To Know About The Rule 5 Draft

Bryan Mauro- Contributing Writer (@threecolorbeard)With the impending Rule 5 Draft in the MLB coming up on Thursday, December 8th, a Major League dream could possibly be fulfilled for a few of the Red Sox young minor league players. Photo Credit: Jillian SouzaIf anyone is not familiar with the Rule 5 Draft, it takes place every year at the winter meetings. The purpose of the Rule...
Via RedSoxLife
11 hours ago

Red Sox's farm system takes tumble with deals

When Dave Dombrowski took over as the Red Sox's president of baseball operations on Aug. 18, 2015, the organization resided in last place in the American League East, but at the time it could bank on the promise of the game's best farm system.
21 hours ago

Chris Sale raves about Red Sox, excited to pitch at Fenway

About 24 hours ago, Chris Sale was on a team that hadn’t made the playoffs in eight years. Now, his presence on the Red Sox makes Boston a legitimate World Series contender in 2017. Needless to say, the All-Star left-hander seems pretty enthused about the trade that sent him from the Chicago White Sox to Boston in exchange for four prospects. “You’re talking about one of...
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David Ortiz thinking about comeback after Chris Sale trade?

The Boston Red Sox’s addition of Chris Sale via trade on Tuesday seems to have David Ortiz contemplating a comeback. That’s according to the slugger’s Instagram account. Ortiz posted a photo on Instagram Tuesday of Sale, whom the Red Sox acquired from the White Sox. In his caption, Ortiz wrote, “My god my boy sale to Btown? You guys got me thinking.” My god...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Red Sox Pick up John Farrell's Option for 2018

John Farrell will be the manager of the Boston Red Sox beyond the 2017 season.
Via CLNS Radio
1 day ago

Report: Red Sox sign Mitch Moreland

Mere hours after adding ace starter Chris Sale in a blockbuster deal with the Chicago White Sox, the Boston Red Sox have filled another immediate need in what is quickly becoming a stacked roster. According to Jon Morosi of, Boston has signed former Texas Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland to a one-year, $5.5 million contract. Source: #RedSox, Mitch Moreland agree on...
Via Sportsnaut
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Who the Red Sox gave up to get Chris Sale

Four prospects head to Chicago in exchange for the ace.
1 day ago

Chris Sale seems excited to join Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox acquired starting pitcher Chris Sale in a trade on Tuesday, and the left-hander does not seem disappointed to be leaving the Chicago White Sox. Shortly after news of the deal broke, Sale posed for a photo with a big smile on his face and someone holding a Red Sox logo in front of him. Chris Sale's college coach just sent me this. Says he's so excited to join...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Pablo Sandoval appears to have lost a lot of weight

Remember Pablo Sandoval? He’s that former World Series MVP that the Boston Red Sox gave $100 million to before the 2015 season, and they essentially have nothing to show for it. Perhaps that will change in 2017. Sandoval showed up to spring training last year very overweight, and there were reports that the Red Sox were not going to give him playing time until he slimmed down...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Red Sox conscious of new luxury-tax penalties this offseason

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) The big-spending Boston Red Sox could be far more conservative this offseason because of baseball's new luxury tax rules. President of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said Monday that the new collective bargaining agreement's stricter penalties for spending above a certain payroll threshold could factor in to the team's plans. His top priority is to find...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Profane David Ortiz Ugly Xmas Sweater being sold for charity

The Ugly Christmas Sweater craze has been a fixture during the holidays for years now with no end in sight. But we can all thank David Ortiz — or at least a variation on his popular and profane catchphrase — for giving the silly tradition some much-needed spunk. A new Ugly Christmas Sweater has hit the (virtual) shelves just in time for the holiday season that celebrates the...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Roster Recap: Pablo Sandoval’s Lost Season

Welcome to BP Boston’s second annual Roster Recap series. Over the next few months, we’ll be analyzing every player on Boston’s 40-man roster and many of their top prospects in order to provide a comprehensive overview of the Red Sox roster’s strengths and weaknesses, as well as what we can expect moving forward. From MVP-candidate right fielders to reserve relievers, we...
Via BP Boston
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Roster Recap: Rick Porcello Stands Alone

Welcome to BP Boston’s second annual Roster Recap series. Over the next few months, we’ll be analyzing every player on Boston’s 40-man roster and many of their top prospects in order to provide a comprehensive overview of the Red Sox roster’s strengths and weaknesses, as well as what we can expect moving forward. From MVP-candidate right fielders to reserve relievers, we...
Via BP Boston
10 days ago  |  Discuss

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