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Mookie Betts gives the Red Sox reason for optimism in 2015. (Photo courtesy of Getty Images.)

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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Monday Links: Snow’s a comin’, warm up with some baseball

As New England prepares to get whacked with snow this week, reading about baseball should serve as a sweet release from the bitter cold…. Major League Baseball lost an icon over the weekend, as Ernie Banks passed away at the 83. Banks spent his entire 19-year career as a shortstop and first baseman for the […]

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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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Friday Links: Pitch clock, batter’s box rule could work well together

For starters, I have no problem with the MLB trying to trim the fat off a typical nine inning game. Everyone knows that there’s a ton of standing around, dead time between pitches, and sometimes an excessive amount of pitcher-catcher conferences. I, like everyone else this day and age, prefer to have most things happen […]

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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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Monday Links: Red Sox just about done, still could add reliever

With December just about over, the Red Sox will head into the new year with almost their entire roster figured out. In the line-up the team made significant offensive upgrades with the additions of Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez. Sandoval, who should solve the third base problem for the foreseeable future, will bring a .294/.346/.465 […]

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Tuesday Links: Checking in on AL East rivals; New York Yankees edition

Amid all the craziness that has ensued this offseason, it’s pretty remarkable that the New York Yankees have been fairly quiet thus far. The typically free spending front office lead by Brian Cashman kept themselves out of the market for high price free agent talent like Jon Lester and Hanley Ramirez, despite the teams need […]

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Thursday Links: Clearing the outfield logjam

Before the first pitch is thrown at JetBlue Park in March of 2015, the Boston Red Sox will need to figure out how their outfield will align. While Boston’s image for next year became clearer after last weeks Yoenis Cespedes-for-Rick Porcello swap, the team still needs to trim the fat in the outfield. By all […]

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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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