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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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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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Friday Links: Mookie Betts’ future is bright, but uncertain

If the Red Sox were to pull off a substantial trade this offseason, it’s more than likely that Mookie Betts would need to be the centerpiece of any potential deal. After starting the season in double-A, Betts spent a short time in triple-A before getting called up to the Red Sox in late June. If […]

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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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Tuesday Links: Homecoming for Han-Ram?

While free agents like Pablo Sandoval and Chase Headley are both logical fits for the Red Sox at third base, it’s important to not overlook a player like Hanley Ramirez. A shortstop by trade, Ramirez figures to slide over to third base in the near future due to his decreased range in the middle of […]

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Tuesday Links: World Series begins tonight

After five days off, the San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals are set to begin the 2014 World Series tonight at Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday night. Madison Bumgarner and James Shields will toe the rubber for their respective clubs in game one of the best of seven series. The Giants left-hander has been […]

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Friday Links: Championship Series’ kick off this weekend

While the American League championship series is set to kick off tonight, the National League side of the playoffs won’t get underway until Saturday. The San Fransisco Giants and the St. Louis Cardinals are no strangers to each other in the postseason, having met most recently in 2012. In their series 2 years ago, the […]

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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 […]

Tuesday Links: Lester, Shields kick off playoffs

The 2014 MLB playoffs officially get underway tonight, as the Oakland Athletics take on the Kansas City Royals in a win or go home Wild Card game. The opening contest will feature a pair of impending top flight free agents in Jon Lester and James Shields, both of whom have a knack for rising to […]

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