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  1. Vicente Padilla is headed to Japan

    Jan 16, 2013, 11:19 AM EST

    Vicente Padilla

    After spending 14 seasons in the majors, including last season with the Red Sox, right-hander Vicente Padilla is headed to Japan. Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com reports that Padilla has agreed to a one-year, $3.25 million deal with the Softbank Hawks. Padilla pitched pretty well for the Red Sox last season, throwing 50 innings with a…

  2. 2013 Free Agency Tracker

    Dec 23, 2012, 9:36 PM EST

    Zack Greinke, Ned Colletti, Magic Johnson

    We’ll be updating this one throughout the offseason. Players are listed based on their ranking in the Top 111 Free Agents. At the bottom is a listing of free agents who signed before the ranking came out, and we’ll be adding signings of players who didn’t make the top 111 as they come in. (Update:…

  3. 2013 Top 111 Free Agents: Nos. 111-51

    Nov 8, 2012, 1:25 AM EST

    joakim soria getty

    I would have preferred to have posted this last week, but here’s the remainder of the updated top 111 free agents column. In case you missed it, the top 50 was posted last Friday. Players in the top 111 are ranked based not on how I view them, but more on how I believe teams…

  4. How did the BSOHL guys do in 2012?

    Oct 29, 2012, 12:03 PM EST

    Print

    Each winter we keep tabs on which players — and sometimes which managers or even bloggers — report to spring training in The Best Shape of Their Lives.  Let’s see how the winter 2011-12 roster did compared to their 2011 seasons when, presumably, they were in terrible shape. Note: there may have been a few…

  5. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 21, 2012, 5:40 AM EST

    Nationals' Wang throws against the Los Angeles Dodgers during Game 2 of their MLB National League baseball doubleheader in Washington

    Nationals 4, Dodgers 1: Congrats to the Nats for clinching the first postseason birth for a D.C. team since 1933. Pour one out for Joe Cronin, Moe Berg, Lefty Stewart and Heinie Manush. Reds 5, Cubs 3: And congratulations to the Reds too, who clinched their spot hours before the Nats did.  The Reds are…

  6. 2013 Top 111 Free Agents: Nos. 111-81

    Sep 5, 2012, 3:02 PM EST

    Ben Sheets

    It’s getting to be that time of year, so here is the first of two stabs at a Top 111 free agents list. The other will come shortly after the World Series concludes. Players are ranked based on how I believe teams perceive them, not how I view them myself. Essentially, I rank the players…

  7. Red Sox activate Vicente Padilla from disabled list

    Aug 21, 2012, 4:48 PM EST

    Vicente Padilla

    Vicente Padilla is back from the disabled list following a minimum 15-day stay, rejoining the Red Sox’s bullpen after missing time with a biceps injury. To make room for Padilla’s return the Red Sox sent Danny Valencia to Triple-A after initially calling him up to help sub for the injured Will Middlebrooks at third base.…

  8. Red Sox place Vicente Padilla on DL with biceps injury

    Aug 8, 2012, 12:48 PM EST

    Vicente Padilla

    Vicente Padilla has done a decent job out of the bullpen for the Red Sox after being a full-time starter for the first decade of his career, but now he’s headed to the disabled list with a strained biceps muscle. Padilla threw 39 innings with an excellent 43/11 K/BB ratio, but served up five homers…

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

    Jul 25, 2012, 6:05 AM EST

    Actor Sherman Hemsley dies at age 74 portrayed George Jefferson

    Holy moley, an awful lot of big news happened overnight. Ramirez a Dodger? Cole Hamels almost remaining with Philly? There were even some games! Athletics 7, Blue Jays 2: The A’s are streaking. That’s six in a row. Derek Norris hit a two-run homer and Yoenis Cespedes drove in three with a single. The A’s success at…

  10. Adrian Beltre gets drilled in helmet, exits game

    Jul 24, 2012, 11:04 PM EST

    Adrian Beltre

    Update: The early word is that Beltre has only a bruise on the back of his head. No concussion. He said after the game that he didn’t believe Padilla was throwing at him. /// Vicente Padilla is known to be a head-hunter, but this one truly appeared to be an accident. With two outs in…

  11. It’s the tenth anniversary of the All-Star Game that ended in a tie

    Jul 9, 2012, 9:12 AM EST

    Selig Hands Up

    As I lamented last week, the All-Star Game counts now. It shouldn’t given how much a of a circus it is from a purely competitive baseball standpoint, but it does count.  And today is the tenth anniversary of the thing that led to this state of affairs: the ugly 2002 All-Star Game which ended in a tie…

  12. Vicente Padilla: Mark Teixeira should play ‘a women’s sport’

    Jul 8, 2012, 2:13 PM EST

    Vicente Padilla

    Vicente Padilla fired back at Mark Teixeira after Saturday’s Yankees-Red Sox doublelehader, saying his former Rangers teammate is “scared to face me” and claiming “he’d be better off playing a women’s sport.” Teixeira said Friday that Padilla “doesn’t have too many friends in the game” and suggested that he be suspended for his head-hunting. Padilla…

  13. Mark Teixeira says Vicente Padilla “doesn’t have too many friends in the game”

    Jul 7, 2012, 10:34 AM EST

    Vicente Padilla Getty

    Mark Teixeira had the key hit in a wild 10-8 win over the Red Sox last night, delivering a go-ahead two-run triple off Vicente Padilla in a four-run seventh inning. After the game, Teixeira told reporters that the triple was especially satisfying because he managed to get the best of a long-time nemesis. “Game-winning hits…

  14. Secretariat threw five innings for the Red Sox yesterday

    Jun 18, 2012, 10:01 AM EST

    Franklin Morales

    Josh Beckett‘s shoulder injury left the Red Sox needing a fill-in starter yesterday and rather than call someone up from the minors they turned to Franklin Morales, who’d only pitched out of the bullpen since arriving in Boston last year and hadn’t started a game since April 21, 2009. Morales had thrown more than 40…

  15. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 9, 2012, 5:50 AM EST

    Boston Red Sox v Detroit Tigers

    There were only 14 games yesterday. On a Sunday. Because the A’s and Mariners didn’t play thanks to the Japan Series. Look, I don’t care if you want to start the season in Japan, but there should be a federal law against anything less than a full slate of games on a Sunday.  Anyway: Tigers…

  16. Tigers roar back in ninth, 11th to beat Red Sox 13-12

    Apr 8, 2012, 6:03 PM EST

    Miguel Cabrera

    Alex Avila got barely a sliver of a 2-2 curveball that would have ended the game. On the next pitch, he got a whole lot more of another curve, hitting a walkoff homer to give the Tigers a 13-12 victory over the Red Sox and a three-game sweep in Detroit. Meanwhile, the Red Sox’s worst-case…

  17. Vicente Padilla no longer in Red Sox’s rotation mix

    Mar 23, 2012, 3:15 PM EST

    San Diego Padres  v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Vicente Padilla was really, really hoping to be a starter for the Red Sox, but that never seemed very likely and now it’s all but official that he’ll be working out of the bullpen to begin the season (assuming, of course, that he makes the team on a minor-league deal). Brian MacPherson of the Providence…

  18. Red Sox release injured right-hander Carlos Silva

    Mar 17, 2012, 2:21 PM EST

    Carlos Silva

    The Red Sox announced this afternoon that they have released Carlos Silva. The veteran right-hander signed a minor league deal with Boston over the winter in hopes of competing for a spot in the starting rotation, but he failed to make an appearance this spring due to complications with a preexisting shoulder injury. Silva signed…

  19. Aaron Cook unlikely to be in Red Sox’s rotation mix

    Mar 12, 2012, 2:14 PM EST

    aaron cook getty

    Carlos Silva‘s shoulder problems took him out of the running for a spot in the Red Sox’s rotation and manager Bobby Valentine indicated today that Aaron Cook is also unlikely to win the fifth-starter competition while recovering from shoulder problems of his own. Valentine replied “I doubt it” when asked if Cook would have enough…

  20. Red Sox shut down Carlos Silva with shoulder injury

    Mar 6, 2012, 12:48 PM EST

    carlos-silva-cubs-spring

    Bobby Valentine said today that Carlos Silva is already out of the running for the Red Sox’s rotation because of shoulder inflammation. Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com reports that Silva has been “shut down” indefinitely, which leaves Alfredo Aceves, Felix Doubrant, Vicente Padilla, Aaron Cook, and Andrew Miller competing for the No. 5 starter gig. Silva…

  21. You asked me questions on Twitter. So I shall answer them.

    Mar 1, 2012, 12:00 PM EST

    The Question

    It was a long offseason, my friends. A light winter in these parts but a harsh one all the same. The usual offseason non-stories seemed even less-satisfying than normal. On a personal level, I spent many long, dark hours searching for meaning and happiness in a world that seemed uncompromising, unforgiving and indifferent to humanity.…

  22. Vicente Padilla’s role with the Red Sox is unclear, but he really, really wants to be a starter

    Feb 24, 2012, 10:15 AM EST

    San Diego Padres  v Los Angeles Dodgers

    When the Red Sox signed Vicente Padilla they did so in part because he’s capable of starting or relieving depending on how Daniel Bard‘s attempted move into the rotation and the rest of the pitching staff shake out. However, it’s clear now that Padilla wants to be a starter. In fact, during an appearance on…

  23. Ryan Braun won his appeal because the evidence collector took his urine sample home with him

    Feb 23, 2012, 6:53 PM EST

    braun wide getty

    Lots of people are saying that Ryan Braun got off on a “technicality.”  Before I get in to the odiousness of that particular phrase, let’s all get up to speed on what that technicality was.  This is from ESPN.com: Braun didn’t argue evidence of tampering, didn’t argue anything about science being wrong but argued protocol…

  24. The Official 2012 BSOHL Roster

    Feb 2, 2012, 11:30 AM EST

    Atlas

    Reader Kopy has been doing the Lord’s work: he’s been keeping track of all of the Best Shape of His Life guys as we post them.  Seriously, dudes: news you can use. Kopy has periodically updated them in the comments of BSOHL stories, but I figure it’s worth putting them in a post.  So, here…

  25. Ranking the rotations: 2012 edition

    Feb 2, 2012, 10:45 AM EST

    Cole Hamels, Cliff Lee, Roy Halladay

    Last year’s attempt was quite a hit, so let’s try it again, with a somewhat different methodology. Here’s how the 30 rotations stack up, according to my projections. I’ll go strictly by ERA here, taking the top five pitchers on the staff. Along with the ERA totals are the combined inning projections for the five…

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