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Boston Red Sox Trade for Anthony Varvaro of the Atlanta Braves

The Boston Red Sox have bolstered their bullpen with the acquisition of Anthony Varvaro from the Atlanta Braves. In exchange for Varvaro the Atlanta Braves will receive Boston Red Sox minor-league reliever Aaron Kurcz and cash considerations. Anthony Varvaro was designated for assignment by the Atlanta Braves on Monday to open up a spot on […]
Via Infield Single
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Receive RHP Anthony Varvaro In Trade With Atlanta Braves

The Red Sox made a move on Wednesday, a trade with the Atlanta Braves that brings right handed reliever Anthony Varvaro to Boston and sends minor leaguer Aaron Kurcz.
Via CLNS Radio
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Shane Victorino: ‘I’ll Take Cole Hamels (On Red Sox) In A Heartbeat’

This embed is invalid" /> Shane Victorino has offered his sales pitch. Victorino, who played parts of seven seasons with Cole Hamels in Philadelphia, is among those who would love to see the left-hander land with the Boston Red Sox this offseason. “I’ll take Cole Hamels in a heartbeat as one of our starters,” Victorino recently told WEEI.com’s...
Via NESN.com
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

David Ross Picking Among Sox And Two Others

(USAToday Sports)According to WEEI.com's Rob Bradford, catcher David Ross is deciding whether to return to the Red Sox or move on to the Chicago Cubs or San Diego Padres. Since Ross was essentially Jon Lester's personal catcher in his time here, our guess is he goes to The Windy City to join the lefty. If Ross does depart, it will open the possibility of Boston committing the backstop...
Via FenwayNation
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Boston Red Sox Receiving ‘Lots Of Calls’ About Allen Craig

This embed is invalid" /> Allen Craig’s role with the Boston Red Sox is undefined at the moment. Thus, it appears teams are inquiring about the outfielder/first baseman. The Red Sox are receiving “lots of calls” about Craig, according to ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick. Crasnick adds that nothing is brewing right now, but Craig has been the subject...
Via NESN.com
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wednesday Links: For Masterson, pitch selection still a work in progress

Photo credit: Kelly O’Connor There’s a common theme shared by the trio of arms that the Red Sox acquired over a week ago, and it could be Boston’s key to success in the 2015 season. Over the past few years, Rick Porcello, Wade Miley, and Justin Masterson have built up a reputation as ground ball pitchers. The latter of which has proven to be one of the best in the league at...
Via Fire Brand AL
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge Sent To Rehab Assignment With Boston Red Sox

In a pretty bizarre story, Liverpool FC – the soccer team – has sent injured striker Daniel Sturridge on a rehab assignment with the Boston Red Sox – the baseball team. Sturridge will be heading to Boston to link up with Sox medical specialists in an attempt to recover from a thigh injury suffered in Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox appear content with rotation despite lack of true ace

The Boston Red Sox’s rotation could be looked at in one of two ways: They either don’t have a No. 1 starter or they have five pitchers capable of being No. 1 starters.     Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington and manager John Farrell are subscribing to the latter theory. While no one is going to mistake Clay Buchholz, Joe Kelly, Rick Porcello, Wade Miley or Justin Masterson...
Via NESN.com
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chances Red Sox Sign Max Scherzer

Time to take a look at the possibility the resurging 2015 Boston Red Sox make another big splash and sign the top professional baseball player on the free agent market in starting pitcher Max Scherzer. Boston lost out on their bid to bring back fan-favorite Jon Lester, but maybe they’re aiming a bit higher and looking to snag the biggest fish in the entire pond in Scherzer. The...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

7 questions you always wanted to ask a Red Sox knuckleball pitcher

Steven Wright (#65)Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer This is a bit of a different story than you usually encounter here, one that came together a bit by chance, a bit by luck and due to the willingness of an athlete to impart knowledge on an inquisitive fan.This story is about Steven Wright, the only knuckleball pitcher since Tim Wakefield to break into the Red Sox rotation.We...
Via RedSoxLife
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Baseball used to record Derek Jeter’s final out nets $24,000 at auction (photo)

The baseball used during a game between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox that ultimately proved to be the the final out Derek Jeter recorded during his 20-year Hall of Fame career netted some big money at auction on Monday night. The ball, auctioned off on the MLB Auctions website, reportedly landed a...Read More The post Baseball used to record Derek Jeter’s final out...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Should "Hold On to Holt" For 2015

(Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports)In 2014, Brock Holt was FenwayNation's Player Of The Year, Rookie Of The Year, and Player Of The Month for June. Not bad for a "spare part" who cost John Henry less than the jock strap budget at Liverpool (we think around $500,000—but it might have been even less). Of course, bestowing all those honors on Holt was more of a "last guy standing" thing...
Via FenwayNation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tuesday Links: Where does Allen Craig fit in Boston?

Photo credit: Kelly O’Connor First baseman/outfielder Allen Craig is perhaps the most interesting trade chip that the Boston Red Sox have left on their current roster. While the 30-year old’s 2014 numbers don’t seem to give him much trade value, Craig’s overall career stats seem to warrant a mulligan. After coming to Boston in July of last season, Craig was in the midst...
Via Fire Brand AL
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Identifying Boston Red Sox Players By the Numbers

People often get caught up in the allure of a superstar name such as a Dustin Pedroia or a David Ortiz. Fanatics of the Boston Red are no different. This article sheds light on that matter, while also playing a statistical game. Infield Single challengers its readers to match the statistic with a member of the […]
Via Infield Single
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Despite additions, Red Sox starting rotation still needs an ace

How important is an ace at the top of a starting rotation for a playoff hopeful or contender? The Boston Red Sox could provide some intriguing answers to that question next season. The first impulse is to believe that even the Red Sox believe in the importance of an unquestioned No. 1 starter, based on their attempt to re-sign Jon Lester before the left-hander opted to join the...
Via The Outside Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Monday Links: Adding an ace isn’t all that’s left for Red Sox to do

Photo credit: Kelly O’Connor Now that the dust has settled on the flurry of moves that the Red Sox made last week, it’s safe to evaluate what still remains for the team going forward. Although the team added three capable pitchers to their rotation in Wade Miley, Justin Masterson, and Rick Porcello, the team is still in need of a staff ace. The trio of new arms, and those already...
Via Fire Brand AL
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: Winter Meetings Reactions

The Boston Red Sox had a very eventful couple of days, making several moves that changed the scape of the team’s 2015 outlook. The team failed to resign ace Jon Lester, who in turn took a six-year, $155 million contract with the Chicago Cubs. Powerhitting left fielder Yoenis Cespedes was traded to the Detroit Tigers in exchange for starting pitcher Rick Porcello and Wade Miley...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Spinners' Flores Is Third Man In On Miley Deal

(Kelly O'Connor Photo)You already know Rubby De la Rosa and Allen Webster, but the third played included in the Wade Miley deal is now revealed as 20-year old infielder Raymel Flores. The 5'9" Dominican played for the Class A Lowell Spinners last year—hitting .282, with a .344 OBP. According to SoxProspects.com, Flores has emerging defensive skills and "plus-plus speed", but is...
Via FenwayNation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

PawSox Blake Swihart Eager to Start Spring Training

Twenty-two year old catcher Blake Swihart is eager to start his spring training with the Boston Red Sox. Swihart is currently the starting catcher with the Pawtucket Red Sox and was recently named as the top prospect in the organization by Baseball America. The 2011 first-round pick out of New Mexico  has caught 102 of […]
Via Infield Single
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Making Sense Of Boston’s Approach To Young Talent

Henry Owens, a top Red Sox prospect, delivers a pitch while playing for the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs in 2014. The Winter Meetings have come and gone and somehow the Boston Red Sox emerged from them gaining starting pitchers without giving up several star prospects. After failing to sign southpaw Jon Lester on Wednesday, and seeing him go join the Chicago Cubs, the Sox proceeded...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Do The Red Sox Have a Ground Ball Fetish?

The Red Sox have tried to erase the painful feelings of their botched Jon Lester negotiations by completing a flurry of pitcher transactions. While that’s unlikely to fool people who still just want Lester back, the pitchers acquired (or reportedly acquired) — Wade Miley, Rick Porcello and Justin Masterson — all have one thing in […]
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Bolster Pitching Staff

The Boston Red Sox, after an off 2014 season have bolstered their pitching staff today in order to improve their chances of claiming the A.L East crown in 2015. After losing out on former ace Jon Lester to the Chicago Cubs, the Bo-Sox were able to pull the trigger on a couple of deals that brought Rick Porcello and Justin Masterson over. Porcello was acquired from the Detroit...
Via The Sideline
6 days ago  |  Discuss

My Advice For Upset Boston Red Sox Fans

Boston Red Sox fans and their media members need to take a bit of advice from an unlikely source.
Via CLNS Radio
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Yoenis Cespedes is great, but ...

Yoenis Cespedes is one of the most exciting players in baseball. He’s won the Home Run Derby two years in a row, he’s already hit more homers in his first three seasons than Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, Barry Bonds, and Frank Thomas did, and he’s made a handful of the best throws you’ll ever see. He’s awesome. But—you knew there’d be a “but”—Cespedes also has...
Via The Sports Post
9 days ago  |  Discuss

10 bold predictions for MLB Winter Meetings

The MLB Winter Meetings arrive in the midst of the holiday shopping season. The event features many "buyers" attempting to push other competitors aside in hopes of landing a hot commodity to upgrade their respective teams for 2015 and beyond. 2. Cole Hamels will ship up to Boston The domino effect of Jon Lester’s decision will result in a piece of the Phillies’ old...
Via The Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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