Sep 14, 2014, 6:55 PM EDT
Royals manager Ned Yost wanted a strikeout, so he brought in Aaron Crow, who has the bullpen’s lowest strikeout rate.
Sep 3, 2014, 6:54 AM EDT
Does anyone want to win the second wild card in the National League?
Aug 26, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT
Here at the end of his tenure, baseball is closer to Selig’s nirvana than perhaps ever before.
Aug 22, 2014, 11:01 AM EDT
The Red Sox paid a lot of money to get this guy. Expect him in the Sox’ outfield early next season.
Aug 11, 2014, 6:25 PM EDT
Nava is batting just .248/.327/.310 with two home runs and 15 RBI over 71 games this season, but he hit .303 with 12 home runs and an .830 OPS in 2013.
Aug 5, 2014, 1:13 PM EDT
Craig logged just four plate appearances for the Red Sox after being acquired from the Cardinals in the deal for John Lackey.
Aug 5, 2014, 12:48 PM EDT
Victorino is under contract for $13 million next season.
Jul 31, 2014, 10:12 PM EDT
Keeping score in the aftermath of Thursday’s deadline deals.
Jul 31, 2014, 4:15 PM EDT
Recapping all of Thursday’s dealings in one spot.
Jul 17, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT
It’s been less than nine months since the Red Sox hoisted the World Series trophy and less than eight months since general manager Ben Cherington won the Executive of the Year award, but with the team sitting at 43-52 he’s already started to apologize for this year’s product.
Apr 24, 2014, 6:14 PM EDT
Shane Victorino has been sidelined since spring training with a hamstring strain, but he’ll make his season debut tonight against the Yankees.
Apr 23, 2014, 1:35 PM EDT
Daniel Nava is headed to the minors one season after hitting .303.
Apr 17, 2014, 2:21 AM EDT
Notes from a wild game in Chicago.
Mar 31, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT
Jackie Bradley Jr. is on the Red Sox’s Opening Day roster after all, but it took an injury for Shane Victorino to make it happen. Bradley lost the center field job to Grady Sizemore and was sent to Triple-A after hitting just .158 during spring training, but he’s been recalled from the minors because Victorino…
Mar 26, 2014, 1:30 AM EDT
Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Boston Red Sox. The Big Question: Have the Red Sox taken the steps necessary to avoid a post-championship decline? No…
Mar 8, 2014, 2:29 PM EDT
Shane Victorino gave up switch-hitting down the stretch last season and Red Sox manager John Farrell told Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe today that the veteran outfielder is considering hitting exclusively from the right side of the plate this season. Nothing is official yet, but this would be a positive development for the Red…
Feb 9, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT
Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe passes this report along in his always-info-packed weekly Sunday notes column: Kendrys Morales, 1B/DH, free agent — Morales fits what the Pirates need, a first baseman/middle of the order hitter. There’s mutual interest, but while the Pirates would love him on the right contract, they may also pursue a…
Jan 5, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT
Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe explains: Chris Denorfia, OF, Padres — While the Red Sox don’t believe they can carry another outfielder, they have expressed some interest in Denorfia, a righthanded bat with a little power who can play center field. The Red Sox might be able to swing a move like this if…
Nov 18, 2013, 11:15 AM EDT
Daniel Nava spent most of the playoffs on the bench as the Red Sox chose to play Jonny Gomes over him against righties and lefties, but Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports that Boston will be “stiff-arming any sort of trade proposal” for Nava this offseason. General manager Ben Cherington told Bradford that Nava “is a…
Nov 1, 2013, 1:07 PM EDT
With Jacoby Ellsbury, Mike Napoli, Stephen Drew and Jarrod Saltalamacchia all filing for free agency, the world champion Red Sox would seem to have a whole lot of flexibility this winter. Even without signing any replacements, they have a perfectly legitimate 25-man roster ready to go: SS: Xander Bogaerts: $500,000 RF: Shane Victorino: $13 million…
Oct 31, 2013, 12:41 PM EDT
These Boston Red Sox are a new kind of dynasty. I suppose there’s a question if they really ARE a dynasty, if that word “Dynasty” even means anything in today’s game, with 30 teams and the game’s structure pushing toward parity. But Boston did win its third World Series in a 10-year-span. Only eight teams…
Oct 30, 2013, 4:18 PM EDT
Lineups for Game 6 at Fenway Park … Cardinals: 2B Matt Carpenter RF Carlos Beltran LF Matt Holliday DH Allen Craig C Yadier Molina 1B Matt Adams 3B David Freese CF Jon Jay SS Daniel Descalso SP Michael Wacha With a right-hander on the mound Cardinals manager Mike Matheny goes back to his usual lineup,…
Oct 30, 2013, 12:38 PM EDT
BOSTON — It’s certainly the biggest start of Michael Wacha‘s life too, but Wacha is 22 years-old and kids, God love ‘em, tend to think that they’re going to have the sun shining on them forever. John Lackey is 35 and has pretty much seen it and done it all. He’s been that kid winning…
Oct 28, 2013, 10:19 PM EDT
Adam Wainwright and Jon Lester have been dealing for most of the night, but the Red Sox have retaken the lead in Game 5. Wainwright struck out Daniel Nava to begin the top of the seventh inning, but then allowed a single to Xander Bogaerts and a walk to Stephen Drew. This set up a…
Oct 28, 2013, 8:21 PM EDT
The Red Sox are off to a quick start against the Cardinals in Game 5 of the World Series thanks to the red-hot David Ortiz. After Adam Wainwright struck out Jacoby Ellsbury looking to begin the game, Dustin Pedroia ripped a hanging curveball into the left field corner for a double. Ortiz then pulled a…
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