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  1. Red Sox storm into first place, beat Yankees 8-2

    Apr 1, 2013, 4:55 PM EDT

    Jackie Bradley Jr.

    Jumping all over CC Sabathia, the Red Sox racked up 13 hits and eight walks to beat the Yankees 8-2 in Monday’s opener. A typical Red Sox-Yankees game, it finished about an hour and a half later than the Nationals’ 2-0 win over the Marlins, which also started at 1:05 p.m. EDT. The Red Sox…

  2. Random Opening Day Thoughts while watching the Yankees and Red Sox

    Apr 1, 2013, 1:29 PM EDT

    Boston Red Sox v New York Yankees

    I turned the Red Sox-Yankees game on at 1pm. There are other games, but the TV with cable next to my desk doesn’t have the Roku player on it, so this one was just easier to do while still actually pretending to work. We’re not live blogging or anything, but I will be chiming in…

  3. 2013 Preview: Boston Red Sox

    Mar 26, 2013, 3:19 AM EDT

    Mike Napoli, Jonny Gomes

    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 2013 season. Up next: The Boston Red Sox. The Big Question: will the offseason spending spree prove worth it? Coming off a disastrous season…

  4. Jacoby Ellsbury leaves game with heel injury

    Mar 24, 2013, 7:20 PM EDT

    Jacoby Ellsbury

    Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury turned his ankle returning to first base on a Cliff Lee pickoff attempt in this afternoon’s game against the Phillies. He initially stayed in the game but was taken out in the bottom of the second. The Red Sox were being cautious and Ellsbury doesn’t think it’s a big deal,…

  5. Michael Bourn is still waiting for some love

    Jan 20, 2013, 8:19 PM EDT

    Michael Bourn

    Considered by many as the No. 2 free agent hitter available this winter, Michael Bourn has now gone three months with seemingly no market developing for his services. The Braves struck early to sign B.J. Upton to replace him. The Phillies also targeted Upton and then traded for Ben Revere after coming up short. The…

  6. Jacoby Ellsbury and Red Sox avoid arbitration for $9 million

    Jan 18, 2013, 1:31 PM EDT

    Jacoby Ellsbury

    Jacoby Ellsbury will make $9 million in his final season before becoming a free agent, as the center fielder and the Red Sox avoided arbitration with a one-year contract. Ellsbury was injured for more than half the season and hit just .271 with a .682 OPS when in the lineup, which represented a 250-point drop…

  7. The Mariners think they’re getting better, but probably aren’t

    Jan 17, 2013, 1:18 AM EDT

    Jason Bay

    In Seattle GM Jack Zduriencik’s defense, he did aim high, pulling off a deal for Arizona’s Justin Upton that was negated by the right fielder’s no-trade clause. However, the moves that he’s actually completed this winter to aid the offense don’t bode particularly well for the Mariners’ 2013 hopes. – Traded OF Trayvon Robinson to…

  8. What does Michael Bourn do now?

    Dec 6, 2012, 4:29 PM EDT

    Michael Bourn

    It’s safe to say the Twins won’t be getting a Christmas card from Michael Bourn, not after they filled the center field needs of two of his most likely suitors this winter. With Denard Span in D.C., Ben Revere in Philadelphia, B.J. Upton in Atlanta and Angel Pagan in San Francisco, the market for Bourn…

  9. Report: Red Sox could trade Jacoby Ellsbury, re-sign Cody Ross

    Dec 4, 2012, 8:25 PM EDT

    Jacoby Ellsbury

    Upside, shmupside. Sources told the Boston Globe’s Peter Abraham that the Red Sox are considering trading Jacoby Ellsbury and re-signing Cody Ross to play right field, with the newly signed Shane Victorino taking over in center field. Ellsbury, the runner-up for AL MVP honors in 2011, is a free agent after the season and is…

  10. Red Sox agree to three-year contract with Shane Victorino

    Dec 4, 2012, 5:29 PM EDT

    Shane Victorino Getty

    UPDATE: Alex Speier of WEEI.com says it’s a done deal. Boston has agreed to a three-year contract with Victorino. ========== Just a few hours after Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com called the Indians “a prime suitor” for Shane Victorino, Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Red Sox are “frontrunners” for Victorino by making…

  11. Red Sox lineup a whole lot deeper with Mike Napoli in the middle

    Dec 3, 2012, 11:43 AM EDT

    Mike Napoli

    Mike Napoli to Boston has long seemed like destiny. That he’s been such a roaring success at Fenway is part of it: Napoli has hit .306/.397/.710 with seven homers in 62 lifetime at-bats in Boston. The Red Sox initially tried to acquire Napoli in 2010, when the Angels weighed parting with him before the deadline.…

  12. Red Sox “currently disinclined to trade” Jacoby Ellsbury

    Nov 7, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

    Jacoby Ellsbury

    Jacoby Ellsbury figures to make around $8 million in his final season of arbitration eligibility and will hit the open market as a free agent next offseason, but Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that the Red Sox are “currently disinclined to trade Ellsbury with value down.” Ellsbury was runner-up in the 2011 MVP voting, but…

  13. Buster Posey and Fernando Rodney win Comeback Player of the Year awards

    Oct 19, 2012, 11:01 AM EDT

    comeback_player_of_the_year_award

    Award season is upon us. MLB just announced that Giants catcher Buster Posey and Rays reliever Fernando Rodney are the Comeback Player of the Year winners, as voted on by MLB.com writers. Posey missed most of last season after breaking his ankle in a home plate collision, but returned to play 146 games while hitting…

  14. Wow, apparently the Orioles were mad about the Red Sox lineup last night

    Oct 2, 2012, 12:40 PM EDT

    Che-Hsuan Lin, Danny Valencia, Dustin Pedroia

    I was being snarky yesterday when I said that the O’s were gonna be upset at the Red Sox Pawtucktey lineup yesterday. After all, the O’s are pros. They know they can’t talk about that kind of thing. Take care of your own business and it doesn’t matter who the Red Sox run out against…

  15. Jacoby Ellsbury sitting for third straight game Sunday

    Sep 23, 2012, 12:57 PM EDT

    jacoby ellsbury getty

    Jacoby Ellsbury was scratched from the Red Sox lineup Sunday against the Orioles after failing to make it through a pregame throwing session. This according to Tim Britton of the Providence Journal. Ellsbury has now been sidelined for three consecutive games and the only thing Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine has said about that injury…

  16. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 18, 2012, 6:07 AM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Chicago White Sox

    White Sox 5, Tigers 4: For want of some leather, the empire was lost. Or something like that.  The Tigers now find themselves three back of the White Sox with no more head-to-head games. This is pretty dire for the Tigers. Braves 7, Marlins 5: Dan Uggla continues to kill his old team. He hit…

  17. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 12, 2012, 6:06 AM EDT

    New York Yankees v Boston Red Sox

    Just gonna warn you: this was written as cold medicine was taking effect, with wine — ill advised, I know — and while listening to the new xx album. Lots of heavy stuff here, not best for reason or, for that matter, the reading of box scores.  But we’ll soldier through because this is the…

  18. Red Sox play spoiler; Yankees, Orioles tied again

    Sep 11, 2012, 10:51 PM EDT

    Dustin Pedroia, Robinson Cano

    Boston’s two remaining stars did their thing Tuesday, and the AL East is again all knotted at the top. With the Orioles having already topped the Rays 9-2, the Red Sox got a game-winning single from Jacoby Ellsbury in the bottom of the ninth to beat the Yankees 4-3. Ellsbury ended up 4-for-5 on his…

  19. Scott Boras Overstating His Clients’ Skills season has come early this year

    Aug 30, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT

    Boras thinking

    Usually we have to wait until November to hear Scott Boras oversell his free agent clients, but we have an early preview for Jacoby Ellsbury: “He has shown he can hit .300 in the big leagues, not once but twice,” Boras, Ellsbury’s agent, told ESPNBoston.com. “He’s at a point in his career he’s proven he…

  20. Updated: Where would the Red Sox go minus Gonzalez, Crawford, Beckett?

    Aug 24, 2012, 8:55 PM EDT

    Josh Beckett, Adrian Gonzalez

    The deal isn’t yet official, but it looks like Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett and Nick Punto are all Los Angeles bound in exchange for four minimum-salaried players and  free-agent-to-be James Loney. That would cut $58.25 million in 2013 salaries from Boston’s payroll and leave the Red Sox committed to only four players for…

  21. Breaking down the Red Sox-Dodgers megadeal

    Aug 24, 2012, 8:32 PM EDT

    Adrian Gonzalez

    If FOXSports.com’s Jon Morosi is correct, the Red Sox and Dodgers have agreed to the following nine-player deal: To L.A.: Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett, Nick Punto To Boston: Rubby De La Rosa, Allen Webster, Jerry Sands, Ivan De Jesus, James Loney It’s not official yet, as the Red Sox still need Crawford and…

  22. Angels beat the Red Sox in the stupidest game of 2012

    Aug 24, 2012, 12:08 AM EDT

    Pedro Ciriaco

    Craziest? Wildest? No, I’m sticking with stupidest. The Angels edged the Red Sox 14-13 in 10 innings Thursday. Some highlights: – Boston blew a six-run lead by giving up eight runs in the top of the third – The Angels put together said eight-run inning without the benefit of an extra-base hit. They did, however,…

  23. Jason Varitek for Red Sox manager

    Aug 14, 2012, 5:55 PM EDT

    Jason Varitek

    I tried this nine months ago with little support. Let’s see if it flies better now. Terry Francona lost the Red Sox clubhouse. Bobby Valentine never had it in the first place. What the Red Sox seem to want is one of their own running the team, and who is more one of their own…

  24. Report: Rangers, Red Sox discussed Ellsbury, Beckett deal

    Aug 1, 2012, 1:58 AM EDT

    Jacoby Ellsbury

    According to WEEI’s Rob Bradford, the Rangers and Red Sox discussed a blockbuster trade that would have sent Jacoby Ellsbury, Josh Beckett and Kelly Shoppach to Texas for undisclosed players. Two sources told Bradford of the talks, with one describing them as preliminary and another talking about them as more advanced before falling apart. If…

  25. Red Sox won’t trade Josh Beckett or Jacoby Ellsbury

    Jul 31, 2012, 12:21 AM EDT

    Josh Beckett

    Despite all of the rumors, the Red Sox aren’t expected to deal Josh Beckett in advance of Tuesday’s 4 p.m. trade deadline and probably won’t ship out Jacoby Ellsbury either, ESPNBoston.com’s Gordon Edes reports. The Red Sox discussed Beckett with the Rangers, but the talks went nowhere, according to reports. Because Beckett will make $31.5…

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