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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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Where Do the Red Sox Stand in the AL East Right Now?

MLB’s offseason has only just begun, but already the Red Sox have dipped into the free-agent market. While Boston still has work to do (have you seen the club’s projected starting rotation recently?), Ben Cherington has spent nearly $200 million in adding Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval to the roster, and it’s only December 3. For […]

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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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Friday Links: For Jon Lester, family comes first

In the coming weeks, we can expect to see the Red Sox rotation begin to take shape. So far this offseason, Boston’s front office has proven that they aren’t afraid to throw money around, and also are conscious of their numerous trade chips. Therefore, you can expect the team to keep their checkbook and roster […]

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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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Hanley, Pablo and What’s Next for the Red Sox

What a difference a week makes. Seven days ago the Red Sox were reportedly contenders to sign both Pablo Sandoval and Jon Lester. Now, Boston has agreed to terms with the Panda and also signed Hanley Ramirez to play left field for good measure. (And, according to some, Lester isn’t far away from returning 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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