Holy offseason, Batman! Everything just decided to snowball this week. This week has been chaotic in terms of headlines and breaking news in baseball.
- The Red Sox aren’t making many big moves, but instead they’re just shoring up weaknesses right now, signing Edward Mujica to help out a depleted bullpen. (Sox sign reliever Mujica)
- If you wanted another Koji Uehara, but really didn’t have the right tech to do it, Mujica is ready and willing to put up the same stats as him. (Red Sox Clone Koji Uehara, Sort Of)
- With all the dominoes falling left and right, Mike Napoli remains one of the few still standing. But after recent events, he may fall quite soon. (Mike Napoli rumors: Negotiations reaching ‘critical stage’)
- After the initial shock of losing Jacoby Ellsbury, we came to the realization that the Red Sox haven’t lost all that much. They planned for this. (Red Sox well prepared to let Jacoby walk)
- Jon Lester sees Ellsbury’s departure, but stands pat. The Red Sox are all he’s ever known, and he wants to keep it that way. (As Jacoby Ellsbury Departs, Jon Lester Remains Hopeful He Will Remain With Red Sox)
- Continuing with the home front theme, it looks like Xander Bogaerts has far and away exceeded the front office’s original expectations of the kid so far. (Bogaerts has exceeded expectations; may move to short next season)
- The Seattle Mariners are making moves. Robinson Cano is now a resident of the Pacific Northwest. (Robinson Cano agrees to $240 million deal with Mariners)