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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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Wednesday Links: Not talking about DeflateGate

I’m one of the few people that believes that the Red Sox will be just fine without adding an ace before the season starts. Call it drinking the John Henry Kool-aid if you want, but when I look around the division, I see just about every team in the same position as the Red Sox […]

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Tuesday Links: Any trade with the Nationals will come at a high cost for Red Sox

With Max Scherzer now in the fold, the Washington Nationals “super rotation” is something that should only be tampered with should an irresistible deal slide across GM Mike Rizzo’s desk. In adding the former Cy Young Award winner to an already formidable rotation, the Nationals were awarded with the luxury of having too many quality […]

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Monday Links: Should Red Sox go all-in on Stephen Strasburg trade?

Ever since the Red Sox acquired Rick Porcello, Wade Miley, and Justin Masterson this offseason, general manager Ben Cherington has down played the team’s desire to acquire an ace. With high price tags on both the trade and free agent market’s, Boston pushed all of their chips to the center of the table on a […]

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Thursday Links: Red Sox right to wait for their ace

Max Scherzer is too much of a commitment. Cole Hamels will cost too many top prospects. James Shields wants an ace contract, but he’s a high mileage 33-year old. But the Red Sox need an ace! Granted an ace would be nice to plant atop the rotation, but it’s not something that Boston should bend […]

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Tuesday Links: Red Sox have already guided Daniel Nava to the left side

Yesterday, Rob Bradford of WEEI reported that Daniel Nava is thinking about abandoning switch hitting this season, and focusing exclusively on batting from the left-hand side. This isn’t a bad for Nava, who holds a career .209 batting average from the right-hand side and a .293 average from the left, but it’s not exactly a […]

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Monday Links: Signing Max Scherzer still doesn’t make sense for Red Sox

On Monday’s edition of MLB Network’s morning show Hot Stove, FoxSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal predicted the the Red Sox would end up signing free agent starting pitcher Max Scherzer before the offseason is over. Of course predicting something isn’t at all relative to reporting something, so don’t take Rosenthal out of context here. But as a […]

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Friday Links: A deal for Tyler Clippard would make sense for Sox

In an appearance on 93.7 WEEI on Thursday, Red Sox manager John Farrell admitted that the team is still on the hunt to add a strikeout throwing reliever before the offseason is out. This doesn’t come as a surprise at all, considering the Red Sox finished the 2014 season with a league average 21% strikeout […]

Tuesday Links: What cap will Pedro Martinez don on Cooperstown plaque?

As I’m writing this the 2015 Hall of Fame election results have yet to be announced, but thanks to ballot trackers we have a pretty good guess as to who will join baseball’s greats in Cooperstown. Among the 34 names on the ballot, most predict that former Red Sox ace Pedro Martinez will amass enough […]

Monday Links: Pedro Martinez’ Hall of Fame candidacy is bulletproof

Perhaps no one on the 2015 Hall of Fame ballot is more deserving of a first year selection than former Red Sox ace Pedro Martinez. An 18-year veteran, Martinez dominated the game during the controversial steroid era and finished his career with three Cy Young Awards; two of which came in Boston. Standing at 5’11, […]

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Friday Links: What could happen with the two spots “left” in the Sox pen

The bullpen will probably be the last area of the roster that Red Sox General Manager Ben Cherington adds to this offseason. The team currently employes five arms that one can consider shoe-in’s for the 2015 relief core, which leave two more spots up for grabs. The third year GM has acknowledged the teams plethora […]

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Thursday Links: New year brings clean slate for Red Sox

Welcome to 2015, a year Red Sox fans in particular are happy to welcome in. After an abysmal 2014 season in which the team followed up their worst-to-first campaign with a return to worst, the Red Sox have made large strides this winter in ensuring a improved product in the new year. Boston’s lineup will […]

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