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Wednesday Links: Sox shift focus to starting rotation

With the signings of Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval squared away, the Red Sox can now shift their focus to retooling the top of the starting rotation. As has been the case the entire offseason, Boston seems poised to bring back their former home grown starter turned staff ace, Jon Lester. Currently headlining the free […]

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Tuesday Links: Panda, Hanley meet Red Sox Nation

After agreeing to terms with the Red Sox over the weekend, Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez were introduced to Red Sox Nation on Tuesday. In the first of two separate press conferences, Ben Cherington introduced Sandoval, and presented him with a white, number 48, Red Sox home jersey. Sandoval then spoke of his decision to […]

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Monday Links: Red Sox cannonball into the free agent market

As the weekend was coming to a close on Sunday night, the Red Sox sent shock waves through Major League Baseball as news broke that the team was wrapping up a pair of deals for free agents Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez. Boston brought back their former prized prospect on a five year deal, worth […]

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Friday Links: The calm before the storm?

After extending an offer to Jon Lester, and hosting Pablo Sandoval earlier this week, all was quiet on Yawkey Way on Thursday. The team appears to be in holding pattern of both free agents while Lester visits other clubs, and Sandoval gauges his market. Yesterday we learned that the Toronto Blue Jays are a team […]

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Thursday Links: Red Sox extend offers

After spending 2 days in Boston, free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval took off from Logan Airport on Wednesday without a contract offer from the Red Sox. While a big name free agent leaving Boston without signing or receiving an offer is atypical of the current ownership group, the book isn’t closed on Sandoval in […]

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Tuesday Links: The Panda has landed

Free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval landed in Boston on Monday night, ahead of his Tuesday meeting with the Boston Red Sox. It’s no secret that the 28-year old has been one of the Red Sox top free agent targets this offseason, and the fact that he’s in Boston speaks to how much the team […]

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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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Friday Links: MIA from MVP Voting

After being snubbed two seasons in a row, Mike Trout was finally named American League Most Valuable Player for the 2014 campaign. The 22-year old New Jersey native posted a .287/.377/.561 slash and collected 111 RBI and 36 home runs in 157 games for the Anaheim Angels last season. Looking at Trout’s past performances, it’s […]

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Thursday Links: Sandoval sweepstakes is heating up

Wednesday marked the final day of the General Managers meetings in Arizona. While the Red Sox didn’t make any trades or free agent signings, the Sox brass did do a lot of tire-kicking. Over the course of the three day meeting, we heard Boston connected to big names like Pablo Sandoval, and smaller players like […]

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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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Tuesday Links: Rumors abound on day one of GM Meetings

Outside of the General Managers Meetings fueling the offseason rumor mill, Major League Baseball announced the winners of the Rookie of the Year Awards. In the American League, White Sox’ slugging first baseman Jose Abreu took home the hardware in a unanimous decision. After defecting from Cuba, Chicago inked Abreu to a 6 year, $68M […]

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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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Thursday Links: Finding an ace

Outside of Boston’s need for an upgrade at third base, the team must upgrade their starting rotation as well. After gutting their entire rotation at the trade deadline last season, Boston now has gaping holes with no obvious fit in mind. The good news is that the Red Sox have a ton of avenues to […]

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Wednesday Links: Filling the hole at third base

With the offseason now officially underway, it will be interesting to see when the Red Sox pull the trigger on their first move of the shopping season. Early speculation predicts Boston to be heavily involved in both the starting pitching market and third base front. Perhaps the most discussed target for the Sox in the […]

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