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Rockies Reach Agreement with DJ LeMahieu on two-year deal

Rockies Reach Agreement with DJ LeMahieu on two-year deal

Arbitration season in Major League Baseball reached a conclusion just as pitchers and catchers are reporting to spring training. The Colorado Rockies inked 27-year-old All-Star second baseman DJ LeMahieu to a two-year, $7.8 million... 
2016 Boston Red Sox Preview, Projections and Question Marks

2016 Boston Red Sox Preview, Projections and Question Marks

On paper, it appears that the Boston Red Sox have few holes. This is why they are projected by multiple media outlets and oddsmakers to win the American League East and even reach the World Series. A team’s appearance on paper... 
Boston Red Sox, Dave Dombrowski Stay the Course With Prospects

Boston Red Sox, Dave Dombrowski Stay the Course With Prospects

During a storied career that has seen him taste success as general manager of the Montreal Expos, Florida Marlins and Detroit Tigers, Dave Dombrowski has authored a history of trading high-profile prospects for impact veterans. When... 
Pirates Rumors: Third Baseman Needs Come Into Focus

Pirates Rumors: Third Baseman Needs Come Into Focus

Versatile third baseman Josh Harrison will miss seven weeks after undergoing surgery for a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb, the Pittsburgh Pirates announced on Wednesday. Harrison’s injury arrives in the midst... 
Reds Trade Rumors: Johnny Cueto Very Much In Play

Reds Trade Rumors: Johnny Cueto Very Much In Play

With one of the most dominant starts in all of baseball this season, Cincinnati Reds right-hander Johnny Cueto eased concerns from major league clubs interested in acquiring his services as the trade deadline nears. On Tuesday, the... 
MLB Trade Rumors: Jonathan Papelbon, Francisco Rodriguez , Jason Grilli

MLB Trade Rumors: Jonathan Papelbon, Francisco Rodriguez , Jason Grilli

Jonathan Papelbon has loudly voiced his desire for  a trade to a contender. Francisco Rodriguez could be on the move if the rebuilding Milwaukee Brewers get an offer they can’t refuse. Yet, for a contender that needs a closer... 
Red Sox Trade Rumors: Cole Hamels Deal Could Work

Red Sox Trade Rumors: Cole Hamels Deal Could Work

Now that the Boston Red Sox have rebounded from an atrocious beginning to the 2015 campaign and are back in the American League East race, talk about the club landing a frontline starting pitcher by the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline... 
Kansas City Royals DFA Jason Frasor

Kansas City Royals DFA Jason Frasor

Traditional stats say that veteran right-hander Jason Frasor is having an effective season out of the Kansas City Royals bullpen. According to Sabermetrics, he is struggling. Based on the the latter, the Royals designated Frasor for... 
2015 MLB All-Star Game Starters, Pitchers, Reserves Announced

2015 MLB All-Star Game Starters, Pitchers, Reserves Announced

Youth will be served at the 86th Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati next Tuesday. A day after the starters were named, the reserves and pitchers were announced, as well as the 10 contenders... 
Red Sox Looking for First Baseman, David Ortiz not the guy

Red Sox Looking for First Baseman, David Ortiz not the guy

Perhaps a sign that Father Time has tracked him down, David Ortiz is having his worst season to date since joining the Boston Red Sox before the 2003 campaign. On Sunday, that did not prevent manager John Farrell from starting the... 
Nationals Stephen Strasburg to the DL, Deadline Trade Not Likely

Nationals Stephen Strasburg to the DL, Deadline Trade Not Likely

Thanks to enviable starting pitching depth, the Washington Nationals are not likely to pursue a trade in the wake of Stephen Strasburg‘s trip to the 15-day disabled list. Strasburg, who has logged a gaudy 5.16 ERA and a .289... 
Minnesota Twins Continue to Surprise in 2015

Minnesota Twins Continue to Surprise in 2015

At 43-39 and in a tie with Baltimore for the second wild card spot in the American League, the Minnesota Twins are one of baseball’s biggest surprises in 2015. First-year manager Paul Molitor‘s club received a boost with... 
MLB All- Star Starters Include New Faces

MLB All- Star Starters Include New Faces

It has been a long time – 15 years, to be exact – since a Kansas City Royals player was voted by fans as part of the American League All-Star starting lineup. In 2000, outfielder  Jermaine Dye received the honor. On Sunday,... 
Red Sox Pitching Finds Bright Spot In Eduardo Rodriguez

Red Sox Pitching Finds Bright Spot In Eduardo Rodriguez

Now six games out of first place in the American League East after a 5-4 victory on Sunday, the Boston Red Sox still have an unsettled starting rotation with Joe Kelly trying to find his way at Triple-A Pawtucket, inconsistent right-hander... 
Boston Red Sox Rumors: Games Before All-Start Break Will Decide Direction

Boston Red Sox Rumors: Games Before All-Start Break Will Decide Direction

Will the Red Sox buy or sell before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline? The likely answer to this widely discussed question across New England will become clearer in the club’s eight games leading to the All-Star break. As... 
Braves Ready to Deal from Organizational Depth for Catcher

Braves Ready to Deal from Organizational Depth for Catcher

Stocked with an abundance of promising young pitching, the Atlanta Braves are open to dealing from that depth to acquire a young catcher who is productive at the plate, based on a Tweet from ESPN’s Jayson Stark. Still in the... 
Red Sox Rumors, Buying or Selling, Clay Buchholz Drawing Interest

Red Sox Rumors, Buying or Selling, Clay Buchholz Drawing Interest

An atrocious start from Rick Porcello on Wednesday that saw him allow seven runs and seven hits in two innings at Toronto gives the Boston Red Sox another reason not to trade veteran right-hander Clay Buchholz, who is drawing interest... 
Orioles DFA Delmon Young, Trade Possible

Orioles DFA Delmon Young, Trade Possible

The Baltimore Orioles will attempt to trade Delmon Young after designating the veteran outfielder for assignment, general manager Dan Duquette told the media on Wednesday. The move was made to clear a roster spot for 25-year-old right-handed... 
Miguel Sano Called Up by Minnesota Twins

Miguel Sano Called Up by Minnesota Twins

In a season that has seen the arrival of super prospect Byron Buxton in Minnesota, the Twins will give another top prospect his Major League debut. Miguel Sano, a 22-year-old third baseman who is MLB.com’s No. 11 overall prospect,... 
Angels Jerry Dipoto Resigns, Bill Stoneman Named Interim GM

Angels Jerry Dipoto Resigns, Bill Stoneman Named Interim GM

Just four games behind the Houston Astros heading into Wednesday night’s clash with the New York Yankees, the Los Angeles Angels remain legitimate contenders for the American League West title. They will try to overtake the Astros... 
Boston Red Sox Call Up Rusney Castillo

Boston Red Sox Call Up Rusney Castillo

Wielding a hot bat at Triple-A Pawtucket while the woeful Red Sox lineup has struggled to score, Rusney Castillo likely knew that his 2015 Major League debut was inevitable. The 27-year-old right-handed hitter from Cuba, who was batting... 
Castillo, Craig and Kazmir could bolster Red Sox

Castillo, Craig and Kazmir could bolster Red Sox

Considering the widely publicized pitching woes and the unexpectedly anemic offense, it could be worse for the Boston Red Sox. Almost a quarter of the 2015 regular season is complete, and the team favored by many pundits to win the... 
Red Sox dismiss Nieves, DFA Mujica

Red Sox dismiss Nieves, DFA Mujica

Following Wednesday night’s debacle that saw Red Sox pitching issue nine walks in a 5-3 loss to Tampa Bay, Boston general manager Ben Cherington made two moves to address a pitching staff that is last in the American League in... 
Boston Red Sox Need Changes, and Now

Boston Red Sox Need Changes, and Now

For the Boston Red Sox, Wednesday’s night’s loss to Tampa Bay served as an excruciating microcosm of how the young 2015 campaign has unfolded. Plagued by woeful starting pitching, a leaky bullpen and a lack of hitting with... 
Red Sox Trade Analysis: Robbie Ross, Anthony Ranaudo

Red Sox Trade Analysis: Robbie Ross, Anthony Ranaudo

Desiring a power left-hander for their bullpen, the Boston Red Sox tapped into their pitching depth once again to acquire Robbie Ross from the Texas Rangers on Tuesday. Boston sent 25-year-old right-hander Anthony Ranaudo to Texas.... 
Red Sox Should Stay the Course With Jackie Bradley Jr.

Red Sox Should Stay the Course With Jackie Bradley Jr.

In Major League Baseball, producing difference-making young players is crucial to building an annual contender. Even the big market teams cannot fill every position with premium names carrying salaries north of $20 million a year.... 
Red Sox Should Pass On Cole Hamels, Consider Cliff Lee

Red Sox Should Pass On Cole Hamels, Consider Cliff Lee

Monday marked the beginning of this year’s Boston Red Sox Rookie Development Program, which consists of 10 players and is designed to ease their transition into  the majors. Outfielders Mookie Betts, Rusney Castillo and Henry... 
Boston Red Sox Analysis: Still Some Work To Do

Boston Red Sox Analysis: Still Some Work To Do

In his attempt to spearhead back-to-back worst-to-first claims in the American League East, Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington continues to revamp his club’s 40-man roster. On Thursday, the Red Sox acquired veteran... 
Red Sox, Padres Swap Will Middlebrooks, Ryan Hanigan – Analysis

Red Sox, Padres Swap Will Middlebrooks, Ryan Hanigan – Analysis

Formerly considered a likely long-term fixture at third base for the Boston Red Sox, Will Middlebrooks is getting a much-needed fresh start with a new club for which he has a chance to fill the hot corner role in 2015. On Thursday,... 
Boston Red Sox, Justin Masterson reunite with one-year deal

Boston Red Sox, Justin Masterson reunite with one-year deal

Early Wednesday evening, the Boston Red Sox starting rotation consisted of Clay Buchholz, Joe Kelly and an array of promising young Major League arms and top prospects. Less than 24 hours later, the club has acquired Wade Miley and... 
Red Sox, Tigers swap Yoenis Cespedes, Rick Porcello

Red Sox, Tigers swap Yoenis Cespedes, Rick Porcello

Boston’s rotation reconstruction continued Thursday morning. The Red Sox acquired 25-year-old right-hander Rick Porcello from the Detroit Tigers for outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, right-handed reliever Alex Wilson and a minor leaguer,... 
Red Sox Begin Rotation Rebuild, Acquire Wade Miley

Red Sox Begin Rotation Rebuild, Acquire Wade Miley

Hours after Jon Lester signed with the Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington told reporters that his club would make multiple moves to bolster the starting rotation. One transaction was initiated on Wednesday... 
Phillies Start Restructure by Dealing Jimmy Rollins to Dodgers

Phillies Start Restructure by Dealing Jimmy Rollins to Dodgers

Questions have lingered about the Philadelphia Phillies’ off-season plans. Will they unload veterans and rebuild or keep their prominent names and make one final run at a Natioanl League East title with the current group? Phillies... 
Phillies ship Bastardo to Pirates for minor league pitcher

Phillies ship Bastardo to Pirates for minor league pitcher

With Francisco Liriano and A.J. Burnett signed to solidify the rotation for 2015, the Pittsburgh Pirates shifted their attention to the bullpen by acquiring 29-year-old left-hander Antonio Bastardo from the Philadelphia Phillies for... 
What Would a Cole Hamels to the Red Sox Deal Look Like?

What Would a Cole Hamels to the Red Sox Deal Look Like?

Now that Jon Lester has inked a lucrative deal with the Chicago Cubs, the team with which he earned two World Series rings is shifting its focus to construct a starting rotation for 2015 and beyond. The Boston Red Sox are in prime... 
Jon Lester agrees to deal with Chicago Cubs

Jon Lester agrees to deal with Chicago Cubs

Jon Lester has finally made his decision. After deliberating for days, the 30-year-old left-hander has agreed to a six-year, $155 million deal with the Chicago Cubs, according to multiple media reports. Lester will earn a $25.83 annual... 
Red Sox-Phillies talking swap for lefty Antonio Bastardo

Red Sox-Phillies talking swap for lefty Antonio Bastardo

After their ill-fated attempt to reunite with Andrew Miller, the Boston Red Sox are discussing a deal with Philadelphia to acquire another power left-hander. According to Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com, Boston is interested in landing 29-year-old... 
For Boston Red Sox, 2015 Begins Now

For Boston Red Sox, 2015 Begins Now

In the wake of a dizzying trade deadline day, 2015 begins now for the Boston Red Sox. Over the span of hours yesterday, the club reshaped its present and future with deals that included left-handed ace Jon Lester, durable right-handed... 
Red Sox, A’s Trade Analysis: Red Sox Trade About Future, A’s About Now

Red Sox, A’s Trade Analysis: Red Sox Trade About Future, A’s About Now

Over the last few years, a debate that stoked wide-ranging comments circulated around New England and across baseball about Jon Lester. Is he a legitimate ace or a solid yet unspectacular No. 2 starter? Perhaps Oakland general manager... 
Red Sox Trades Could Come Fast and Furious

Red Sox Trades Could Come Fast and Furious

Literally and figuratively, the Boston Red Sox aren’t the Houston Astros. Nor are they the Chicago Cubs. Though the 2013 World Series champions are mired in the American League East basement and could remain there by season’s... 
Red Sox Rumors: Lester, Miller, Drew Among Trade Chips

Red Sox Rumors: Lester, Miller, Drew Among Trade Chips

A five-game losing skid that was snapped by his club’s 3-2 win on Sunday at Tampa Bay clinched the mindset of Boston Red Sox General Manager Ben Cherington in the final days leading to Thursday’s non-waiver trade deadline. On... 
MLB Trade Rumors: Koji Uehara on the Move?

MLB Trade Rumors: Koji Uehara on the Move?

Shut down closers are difficult to find, especially one like the right-handed arm of Koji Uehara. July is a month marked by escalating speculation by the media since the non-waiver trade deadline is July 31. With the Red Sox mired... 
Red Sox Rumors: Winning Has Team Exploring Options

Red Sox Rumors: Winning Has Team Exploring Options

Fueled by brighter times that have seen them win seven of their last eight games, including a three-game weekend sweep of the Kansas City Royals, the Boston Red Sox face growing uncertainty about their plans as the July 31 non-waiver... 
Will Red Sox Sign Give Jon Lester an Extension?

Will Red Sox Sign Give Jon Lester an Extension?

While Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington will work over the All-Star break to explore ways to upgrade his club’s lineup and determine whether or not to trade starting pitcher Jake Peavy, he might also be involved... 
Red Sox Rumors: Hold Them, Fold Them or Trade Them ?

Red Sox Rumors: Hold Them, Fold Them or Trade Them ?

Now that a second wild card offers another route to October baseball, more Major League teams remain in contention later into the season. Mathematically, that is. This creates a dilemma for general managers of teams that enter the... 
MLB Trade Rumors: Red Sox, Who Stays, Who Gets Traded

MLB Trade Rumors: Red Sox, Who Stays, Who Gets Traded

Considering they are 39-50 and 10 games out in the American League East standings, it’s an understatement that the season has not progressed as anticipated for the Boston Red Sox. After winning their third World Series in 10... 
Could Atlanta Braves Have Interest in Ervin Santana

Could Atlanta Braves Have Interest in Ervin Santana

Ervine There is no such thing as too much pitching. The Atlanta Braves are the most recent Major League team to discover that old adage’s truth. A day after 23-year-old right-hander Kris Medlen was plagued with elbow tightness... 
Boston Red Sox: Jon Lester Deal Needs to Get Done

Boston Red Sox: Jon Lester Deal Needs to Get Done

Locking up Dustin Pedroia through 2021 on a team-friendly $110 million contract represented a monumental step by the Boston Red Sox to remain a formidable contender for the long term. Inking Jon Lester to a lengthy deal and retaining... 
Stephen Drew Could Return to the Red Sox if…

Stephen Drew Could Return to the Red Sox if…

Stephen Drew still could accept the reported one-year, $11 million offer to play one more season with the Boston Red Sox, but the longer the 30-year-old shortstop remains a free agent, the less likely it is he will wear the uniform... 
Red Sox Avoid Arbitration With Andrew Miller

Red Sox Avoid Arbitration With Andrew Miller

A deep and talented bullpen was an instrumental reason why the Boston Red Sox won the World Series last October. They expect to have the same level of success with their relievers in 2014, albeit with a few new names. This weekend,...