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Depth Will Be an Asset for the Red Sox in 2015

Consistency isn’t a word I would use to describe the Red Sox over the past few years, and although the club is but one season removed from a World Series title, the Red Sox enter 2015 with more to prove than that might normally suggest. A successful October is always worth cherishing, but when it […]

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Tuesday Links: Circle of (baseball) life

Do you remember where you were on the night of November 12, 2010? No? Good, because unless a momentous occasion happened in your life, than it shouldn’t ring a bell. On that night, however, the Red Sox traded lefty relief pitcher Dustin Richardson to the then-Florida Marlins for fellow southpaw, Andrew Miller. The trade didn’t […]

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How do the projection systems view the 2015 Red Sox?

Given all the snow currently blanketing the northeast, Red Sox fans could be forgiven for believing that baseball season remains far off in the distant future. But those hopeful first days of spring training are moving ever closer, with pitchers and catchers scheduled to arrive in Fort Myers in less than a month to begin […]

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Friday Links: Reflecting on the Jonathan Papelbon’s Red Sox career

With of Jonathan Papelbon reportedly close to being shipped out of Philadelphia, let’s look back at his career in Boston which awarded him with a 4-year, $50 million payday from the Phillies. After being selected in the fourth round of the 2002 amateur draft, Papelbon’s short 58 game stay in the minor leagues was mainly […]

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Monday Links: Hot stove heating up

If I was a betting man, I’d say that we’re in for a very active week on the MLB hot stove. With the General Managers meetings now in the rear view mirror, teams can use the information they gathered last week to begin to put their offseason plans into action. For the Red Sox, their […]

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Wednesday Links: Could Jon Lester be headed back to Boston?

With the Rookie of the Year Awards announced on Monday, Major League Baseball continued to hand out the offseason hardware by announcing the Manager of the Year awards on Tuesday. In the American League, Orioles skipper Buck Showalter took home the distinction, after leading his team to an AL East title, and playoff berth. While […]

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Rebuilding the Red Sox bullpen

Ben Cherington would be smart to bolster the club’s bullpen depth this winter—and he has a number of options with which to do so. The Red Sox face a busy offseason that is about to kick into gear with the annual GM meetings taking place in Phoenix this week. Ben Cherington has plenty of work […]

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Monday Links: Let’s start the insanity

General Managers across Major League Baseball will gather on Monday for the first time this offseason. The inaugural meeting of the winter will take place in Scottsdale Arizona, and will feature both front office executives as well as player agents. While the annual early November gathering isn’t as hyped up as the Winter Meetings, which […]

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Could the Red Sox trade for a starter this offseason?

The Red Sox will likely seek to sign one of the top free-agent starters this winter, but they could also upgrade their rotation via trade. Ben Cherington and the Red Sox brass are hoping to add to the team’s starting rotation this offseason–that is no secret. And with the likes of Jon Lester, Max Scherzer, […]

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Should the Red Sox sign Pablo Sandoval?

With MLB’s Hot Stove season now just a couple weeks away, focus is beginning to shift toward who the Red Sox will target during a highly anticipated offseason. The club’s moves prior to the trade deadline left a gaping hole in Boston’s starting rotation, but Ben Cherington has indicated the Red Sox will also be […]

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Red Sox smart to deal for Eduardo Rodriguez

Despite Andrew Miller’s dominance out of the bullpen, acquiring Eduardo Rodriguez at the trade deadline was a coup for the Red Sox. The Red Sox were a busy team prior to the 2014 trade deadline, making multiple deals in a flurry of activity as the clock ticked down on July 31. Jon Lester and John […]

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Could the Red Sox really trade Yoenis Cespedes?

Yoenis Cespedes is supposed to provide the Red Sox lineup with some much-needed power, but with just a year remaining on his contract, the Cuban outfielder could also be used as a trade chip this offseason. When the Red Sox acquired Yoenis Cespedes prior to July’s trade deadline, the 28-year-old slugger was billed as an […]

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What can Joe Kelly give the Red Sox in 2015?

Joe Kelly has been a steady starter down the stretch, but the Red Sox want him to throw more breaking balls. Could a change in pitch usage aid Kelly in 2015? Joe Kelly is one of the more unheralded players the Red Sox added before the trade deadline, and his importance to the club’s 2015 […]

Wednesday Links: Futures

On a clear and chilly September night in Boston, the Red Sox and Rays began their final series of the 2014 season. Starters Clay Buchholz and Alex Cobb held the line for their respective clubs for most of the game, with both starters pitching into the 7th inning. After Buchholz and Cobb exchanged clean innings […]

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