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

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 […]

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Tuesday Links: Where does Allen Craig fit in Boston?

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 […]

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

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 […]

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Friday Links: Is there an ace in the cards for Red Sox?

With the additions of Rick Porcello, Justin Masterson and Wade Miley, the Red Sox undoubtedly solidified the middle and back end of their rotation, but Boston is still in need of an ace. After losing out on the Jon Lester sweepstakes and acquiring three new arms, general manager Ben Cherington admitted that the team is […]

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Wednesday Links: Lester chooses Chicago, Sox turn to fallback options

The Red Sox were in it until the bitter end, but free agent starter Jon Lester ultimately decided to join the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday morning. The 30-year old accepted Chicago’s offer of 6 years, $155M, and officially bought into Theo Epstein’s vision for the future of the Cubs. As Chicago celebrates winning the Lester […]

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Tuesday Links: Winter Meetings get started with a bang

It didn’t take long for the hot stove to turn white hot at the MLB Winter Meetings in San Diego. Amid a plethora of rumors, two significant transactions were made; one involving a trade and the other regarding a free agent signing. For the second straight offseason, free agent right hander Jason Hammel signed on […]

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Monday Links: Questions loom for Red Sox as Winter Meetings begin

On Monday, General Managers, front office executives, and agents across baseball will convene in San Diego for the 114th annual MLB Winter Meetings. With all of the offseason baseball world in one place at one time, the Winter Meetings typically involves a ton of trade and free agent rumors and breaking news. In the recent […]

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Friday Links: Red Sox “master plan” involves both fronts

Although Jon Lester still has yet to make his final decision, that shouldn’t stop the Boston Red Sox from exploring other avenues of improving their starting rotation. Lester by and large is the big fish that the team is trying to coax back to Boston after shipping him out to Oakland at the trade deadline […]

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Thursday Links: Is Jeff Samardzija a viable alternative to Jon Lester?

Once Jon Lester makes his final decision, most expect the floodgates to open on the starting pitching market. Lester, who has garnered interest from the Red Sox, Cubs, Mariners, and most recently the Dodgers, is reportedly set to make his final decision before the week is over. While Boston waits for the 30-year old to […]

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Wednesday Links: Sox, others awaiting on Jon Lester’s decision

Right now, the Boston Red Sox appear to be in holding pattern until free agent southpaw Jon Lester makes his final decision. While Boston’s reported offer of 6 years, $130M is a strong submission, the Chicago Cubs are currently the highest bidders while the San Fransisco Giants are also in contention. Boston and Chicago’s offers […]

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Tuesday Links: One ace to rule them all

As the Jon Lester sweepstakes heads down the home stretch, the Red Sox find themselves right in the thick of conversations involving the left-hander. Boston, along with the Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants, and Seattle Mariners, are teams vying for the services of the veteran starter. On Monday CBSSports.com’s John Heyman reported that the Cubs […]

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Monday Links: Important week looms for Red Sox

This week marks a potentially important seven days for the Boston Red Sox, as two of the teams highly coveted pitching options are reportedly drawing closer to final decisions. Free agent left-hander Jon Lester will meet with the San Francisco Giants on Monday, before making his final decision later in the week. The 30-year old […]

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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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