All arbitration and no play makes me a dull boy. At least it’s giving the offseason some fire to rekindle that hot stove that froze over with that polar vortex.
- Despite Clayton Kershaw cashing in, it shouldn’t affect a Jon Lester extension in the slightest. Simply put, they’re not in the same tier of pitcher whatsoever. (Jon Lester not on Clayton Kershaw’s level)
- If your market shriveled up like a raisin, you’d be willing to play other positions too. Stephen Drew is in a bit of a predicament. (Gammons: Drew now willing to play other positions)
- Mike Carp won’t be getting an extension anytime soon. What he might get instead is a plane ticket to another city. (‘Zero chance’ Mike Carp is extended, could still be traded by Red Sox)
- The new guy of the bunch always has a learning curve to deal with, and A.J. Pierzynski is no different. He’s ready to know the pitching staff. (A.J. Pierzynski ready to learn new pitching staff)
- Another arbitration case bites the dust, as the Sox strike a one-year deal with their new relief pitcher, Burke Badenhop. (Red Sox, Burke Badenhop Avoid Arbitration)
- He’s been with the Sox for nine years, but Bob Tewksbury is moving on to the MLBPA to be the director of player development. (Bob Tewksbury named MLBPA director of player development)
- A recent discovery on aging curves had found something rather scary – players only lose production as they age. But why? (Component Changes in New Hitter Aging Curves)
Defending champs getting national exposure? Whad’ya know?
Red Sox are slated to appear on Sunday Night Baseball three times early in season: April 13 (at NYY), April 20 (BAL), May 18 (DET).
— Tim Britton (@TimBritton) January 15, 2014