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Boston Red Sox Busy Off-season is Just Warming Up

  Hanley Ramirez #13 of the Los Angeles Dodgers singles to knock in Yasiel Puig #66 in the third inning of Game One of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. (Mandatory Credit: Getty Images/ESPN) The Boston Red Sox started the off-season with a bang agreeing to deals with free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval and shortstop Hanley Ramirez...
Via The Sports Journal
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Designate Juan Francisco, Ryan Lavarnway For Assignment

To make room for new signings, Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez, the Red Sox have designated recently waiver claimed Juan Francisco and catcher/first baseman Ryan Lavarnway for assignment. 
Via CLNS Radio
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Finding a Stopper

Now that the Red Sox have come out guns-blazing in the free-agent market, their pitching situation has changed. No longer must they pin their hopes on youngsters and worry about giving up too much in trades. With Hanley Ramirez in left field (probably) and Pablo Sandoval at third, they should have an offensive revival. Whether or not they keep Yoenis Cespedes, the outfield looks...
Via Fenway West
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mets Waiting To See If Red Sox Dangle Shortstop Xander Bogaerts

According to a report in the New York Post, the Mets are waiting to see if the Red Sox dangle shortstop prospect Xander Bogaerts and will continue to let the SS market take shape. However, it appears that the Red Sox will be shifting newly signed Hanley Ramirez to left field, and with Pablo Sandoval at third, it’s unlikely they trade Bogaerts. Still, it’s something the Mets...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Roster Reset: How Pablo Sandoval, Hanley Ramirez Impact Plans

<input type="hidden" name="fallback" value="This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Red Sox already have taken a red pen to their offseason blueprint. The Red Sox agreed to long-term contracts with Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez on Tuesday...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

What luxury tax do Red Sox pay in 2015?

Luxury tax equals a middle reliever.Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer The free agent signings have been fast and furious for the Red Sox the last few days with press conferences to announce both Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez.The dust has yet to settle and the Red Sox are showing all signs of expecting to bring Jon Lester back with a multi-year mega contract.There are even...
Via RedSoxLife
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Rumors: Yoenis Cespedes trade could be Boston's next big move

In just a few short days the Boston Red Sox have completely changed the face of their roster.  They have added sluggers in Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez to an already loaded lineup and appear to be very interested in bringing Jon Lester back.  With their tremendous depth throughout the roster, many have rumored that the next move could be dealing soon to be free agent left...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hanley Ramirez already heard from Dustin Pedroia

BOSTON — Dustin Pedroia couldn’t wait until spring training to rib the new guy. Hanley Ramirez, who returned to the Red Sox on Tuesday after nine years away from the organization, revealed during his introductory press conference at Fenway Park that Pedroia called him shortly after he agreed to a four-year contract with Boston. The second baseman’s call...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hanley Ramirez Returns To Red Sox A New Man: ‘This Is Home For Me’

BOSTON — Hanley Ramirez is back where he belongs. Ramirez, who began his career with the Red Sox, officially returned to Boston on Tuesday after agreeing to a four-year contract that includes a vesting option for a fifth season. It’s a reunion that’s been nine years in the making. “This is home for me,” Ramirez said Tuesday during an (re)introductory press conference at...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cespedes would be a near perfect fit for the Indians

A lot of attention is on the Red Sox at the moment after their blockbuster free agent signings of Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval on Monday. The Red Sox are still looking to add more pieces through free agency, but suddenly the focus around baseball is who they may trade in the wake of their spending spree. Ramirez is expected to play left field for the Red Sox, a position...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
2 days ago  |  Discuss

REPORT: Red Sox Trade Expected By 2PM

Ben Cherington must have to be somewhere special on Thanksgiving. After a whirlwind Monday of double free-agents signings, there are reports out that the Red Sox will be engaged in a major trade by 2PM Eastern time today. Rumors are swirling about who their partner might be—but it's likely to come down to starting pitching targets from three teams (Phillies, Nationals, Reds). The...
Via FenwayNation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Evaluating the Red Sox spending spree

The Red Sox came into the winter with a clear need for starting pitching, and a lot of money to spend. Yesterday, they spent a big chunk of that money, adding $41 million in AAV to their payrolls for the next four or five years. And yet, today, they still have the same glaring need for starting pitching. Evaluating the wisdom of the Red Sox spending spree is an interesting challenge...
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Let’s Find a New Team for Yoenis Cespedes

Five teams that might make suitable trade partners for the Red Sox as they look to deal Yoenis Cespedes
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Cornering the Market

The Boston Red Sox are cornering the market. They have stockpiled position players to no end and are primed to make more moves throughout the Hot Stove Season. There are many positional redundancies on the roster, so more moves are coming, right? Examining each position in the Major Leagues (25-Man Roster in Blue) and those on […]
Via Infield Single
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Now the Red Sox Look Like the Best In the League*

A few weeks ago, I found myself messing around on one of the projections pages, and I happened upon something I didn’t expect: the Mariners were projected for the highest team WAR in the American League. I wrote all about it for Fox, and while people made their jokes about the Mariners only looking like […]
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox have had serious talks for Cole Hamels

            The Boston Red Sox have been looking to make a few splashes in free agency this offseason, and it appears that they have signed both Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez to make two of those splashes. They are still looking to make a move for a legitimate ace starting pitcher, and Jon Lester is the main target that has been talked about so far...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Turn: 2013 ParaLong Drive Champion Jared Brentz

ParaLong Drive Champion Jared Brentz joins The Turn to discuss his journey in becoming a world-class athlete despite becoming an amputee at a young age. The brother of Boston Red Sox prospect Bryce Brentz, Jared’s first love was baseball but following the surgery to amputate both of his legs from the knee down, became enamored with the game of golf. “There really was nothing...
Via Back9Network
3 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Red Sox should clear up their logjam of outfielders

For now, the headlines in Boston are occupied with the (reported) marquee signings of Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval to free agent contracts. And rightly so. Adding the two best hitters on the open market provides a major boost to a lineup that ranked No. 12 in the AL with 634 runs scored and second to last with a .244 team average and .684 OPS. But signing Ramirez in particular...
Via The Outside Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

BREAKING: Possible sighting of Sandoval in a flight to Boston.

Jorge CamargoContributing WriterOn a weekend where the Hot Stove has been full of tweets that give out rumors, a photo of appereantly Sandoval on a flight to Boston has been added to the list of exctiting news for the Red Sox. The Twitter user, @Drew_am_I tweeted the following:@stoolpresidente @jfietelberg Kung Foo Panda is on my flight to #Boston. Signing? pic.twitter.com/tu9UeFUV24—...
Via RedSoxLife
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox rumors: Pablo Sandoval & Hanley Ramirez

According to John Heyman of CBS Sports, the Boston Red Sox are close to an agreement with free agent shortstop Hanley Ramirez. Ramirez, formerly a member of the Red Sox farm system, hit .283 in 128 games for the Los Angeles Dodgers this season. Coupled with the reports that Boston has sent an offer to free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval, the Red Sox would apparently have a logjam...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Expectations for Shane Victorino Post Operation

Shane Victorino only played 30 games with the Boston Red Sox in 2014, primarily due to lower back issues. Victorino had surgery to repair two bulging disks in his lower back on August 5th. The procedure is referred to as lumbar discectomy and generally takes 4-6 months to recover. See the below video for more […]
Via Infield Single
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox rumors: Hanley Ramirez edition

The Boston Red Sox clearly want to dish out the money this offseason, pursuing free agents Pablo Sandoval and Jon Lester. According to CBSSports.com, the Boston Red Sox have been tied to free agent Hanley Ramirez. Hanley Ramirez can be added to that list, too. According to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com, Ramirez is in serious talks to return to his original organization. After the 2005...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Promising Red Sox prospect values XBox over future

Armed robbery suspectCody Kukuk(Salem Red Sox)Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer Is the title of this article too blunt?There is no other way to describe this kind of stupidity when we are confronted with it.A young Red Sox prospect is on the beginnings of his chance to become a major league baseball player, a left-handed pitcher in single A Salem for the last two seasons.The world...
Via RedSoxLife
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Swihart Is Baseball America's Top Defensive C

Swihart—(FenwayNation Photo)Blake Swihart—ranked as the #1 prospect in the Red Sox organization—has been named as Baseball America's Defensive Catcher Of The Year. The authoritative website stated that Swihart is just about ready to make the jump to the major leagues. The 22-year old switch-hitting backstop hit .293 between AA and AAA in 2014—clouting 13 HRs. He may join...
Via FenwayNation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Players Primed to Be Selected in Rule 5

The Boston Red Sox recently added Sean Coyle, Travis Shaw, Eduardo Rodriguez, and Blake Swihart to the 40-man roster and will now be protected in the Rule 5 Draft. A player is eligible to be selected in the Rule 5 Draft in the fourth or fifth draft after the player had come to terms with the team. There […]
Via Infield Single
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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