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  1. Hip problem causing Red Sox’s delay signing Mike Napoli

    Dec 21, 2012, 9:15 AM EDT

    Mike Napoli

    It’s now been three weeks since Mike Napoli agreed to a three-year, $39 million contract with the Red Sox and no official announcement has been made, leading to lots of speculation about what might be causing the holdup. Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that Napoli “has a problem with one of his hips” which also…

  2. A’s demote Jemile Weeks to Triple-A

    Aug 21, 2012, 6:17 PM EDT

    Jemile Weeks

    The Athletics made room for J.D. Drew‘s little brother by shipping Rickie Weeks‘ little brother back to the minors. Jemile Weeks, who has struggled all year as Oakland’s starting second baseman, was sent down to Triple-A Sacramento on Tuesday to open up a roster spot for the newly acquired Stephen Drew. Weeks was an impressive…

  3. Yes, Calvin Pickering, Carlos Baerga and Nick Esasky showed up for the Fenway bash

    Apr 20, 2012, 6:13 PM EDT

    Fenway Park

    There was no keeping up with all 216 players to show up on the Fenway Park field for the 100th anniversary celebration today. Fortunately, the Boston Globe has a list of all those in attendance. Among the one-and-done Red Sox there were Carlos Baerga, Mark Whiten, Nick Esasky, Calvin Pickering, Sean Casey, Luis Alicea (I guess…

  4. How close was Carlos Beltran to signing with the Red Sox?

    Mar 16, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

    Carlos Beltran

    Carlos Beltran was linked to the Red Sox prior to signing with the Cardinals, but today the veteran outfielder explained to Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal why he didn’t end up in Boston: I did feel that it was going to be a good fit for me. We talked a little bit, and they…

  5. Philly fans and Boston fans are basically the same

    Mar 16, 2012, 11:33 AM EDT

    Phillies fans AP

    My friend Stephen Silver has lived in both Boston and Philly, and is intimately familiar with the respective sports scenes.  And he writes something today that is likely to make the fans in both of those cities mad: … as someone who has lived in both cities and has a lot of family and friends in…

  6. Colby Rasmus trying to keep his father out of his game

    Mar 6, 2012, 3:58 PM EDT

    Colby Rasmus; Adam Lind

    The influence exerted by father and former coach Tony Rasmus always got a big part of the blame when the relationship between Colby Rasmus and the Cardinals went south. Colby, for his part, doesn’t want to see the same thing happen in Toronto. “I’m trying not to talk to him a whole lot,” Rasmus said…

  7. Pat Burrell and the Class of 1998

    Jan 30, 2012, 10:00 PM EDT

    Pat Burrell, Charlie Manuel

    Pat Burrell, the first overall pick in the 1998 draft, is expected to announce his retirement in the coming days. J.D. Drew, another top player from the same class, may do the same. So, here’s a look at the top players from the 1998 draft, as judged by Baseball-Reference’s version of WAR (the list only…

  8. Top 111 Free Agents: the post-Prince Fielder update

    Jan 24, 2012, 6:48 PM EDT

    Baseball player Albert Pujols wears an Angels cap after he is introduced by the Los Angeles Angels during a news conference at Angels Stadium in Anaheim

    In light of the Prince Fielder signing, here’s an updated look at how this year’s top 111 free agents have fared. 1. Albert Pujols (Cardinals): Angels – 10 years, $254 million 2. Prince Fielder (Brewers): Tigers – 9 years, $214 million 3. Jose Reyes (Mets): Marlins – 6 years, $106 million 4. C.J. Wilson (Rangers):…

  9. J.D. Drew “very likely” to retire

    Jan 24, 2012, 1:03 PM EDT

    J.D. Drew

    Given that (a) no team has been linked to him at all this winter; and (b) he himself has sounded very unenthusiastic about playing again, this is not terribly surprising, but Jon Heyman reports that J.D. Drew is likely to retire. If he is done, Drew put together a better career than you think he…

  10. Red Sox acquire Andrew Bailey and Ryan Sweeney from A’s for Josh Reddick, prospects

    Dec 28, 2011, 5:07 PM EDT

    Andrew Bailey

    Oakland continues to part with big-league pitching in an effort to construct a team ready to contend if/when a new ballpark is built, with Buster Olney of ESPN.com reporting that the A’s have traded closer Andrew Bailey and outfielder Ryan Sweeney to the Red Sox for outfielder Josh Reddick, first base prospect Miles Head, and…

  11. An updated top 50 free agents

    Dec 13, 2011, 1:13 PM EDT

    National League first baseman Fielder of the Brewers watches three-run home run in fourth inning during Major League Baseball's All-Star Game in Phoenix

    Taking into account recent signings and some new arrivals courtesy of the non-tender deadline, here’s a new list of the top 50 free agents available. Posted Japanese players Yu Darvish and Norichika Aoki are not included. Darvish, a right-handed pitcher, would come in at No. 2 on the list, while Aoki, an outfielder, would slide in right around No.…

  12. An updated look at what’s left in free agency

    Dec 8, 2011, 4:30 PM EDT

    National League first baseman Fielder of the Brewers watches three-run home run in fourth inning during Major League Baseball's All-Star Game in Phoenix

    Here’s an up-to-date list of how the top 111 free agents have fared to date. Note that the list below doesn’t include Yu Darvish or Yoenis Cespedes, two of the remaining gems available to major league teams. 1. Albert Pujols (Cardinals): Angels – 10 years, $254 million 2. Prince Fielder (Brewers) 3. Jose Reyes (Mets):…

  13. A’s GM Billy Beane set to exit winter meetings without an outfielder

    Dec 6, 2011, 7:30 PM EDT

    Billy Beane

    Billy Beane never sticks around until the end of the winter meetings, and this year won’t be any different, even though he could be looking at an outfield of Jermaine Mitchell, Jai Miller and Ryan Sweeney if the season started tomorrow. MLB.com’s Jane Lee points out that Beane is leaving Dallas tonight without the A’s…

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