Farrell on WEEI says Bradley will play CF for #RedSox with Betts in RF and Castillo in LF.
Dombrowski said “no plan in place for (Hanley) to play Winter Ball.” Said been discussed in past, but “presently this is only a rumor”
I can always tell the big rumor days...tons of mentions when I haven't even said anything!! I love you all BUT I'm going to play in Japan
Hardball Talk "Coming off a disappointing first season with the Red Sox, Hanley Ramirez told Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes that he plans to play winter ball in the Dominican Republic in order to prepare for 2016. After inking a four-year, $88 million deal with Boston last November, Ramirez batted just .241..." November 24
Boston Globe "That Dustin Pedroia will be their second baseman is something the Red Sox have counted on for nearly a decade now. He has been their Opening Day starter nine years in a row. Only a handful of Sox infielders have exhibited that level of reliability, and some who have — such as Bobby Doerr and..." November 23
Fox Sports "Monday, multiple team executives in search of pitching told me they expect at least one second- or third-tier free-agent starter — think Wei-Yin Chen, Yovani Gallardo, Mike Leake or Jeff Samardzija — to sign before David Price or Zack Greinke agree to their market-setting deals. The thinking..." November 23
Los Angeles Times "Dave Roberts is expected to be named manager of the Dodgers on Monday, according to multiple people familiar with the situation who spoke under the condition of anonymity because the hiring hasn’t been officially announced. A former Dodgers outfielder, the 43-year-old Roberts will be the first..." November 23
The Score "Boston Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski got his feet wet earlier this month when he acquired elite closer Craig Kimbrel from the San Diego Padres in exchange for four prospects, and his focus is now turning to acquiring a starting pitcher. "There are a lot of quality..." November 23
MLB.com "When the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline expired this past season, Reds right fielder Jay Bruce let out a big sigh of relief while sitting at his locker in the clubhouse at Great American Ball Park. One thing that is certain this winter for Bruce is he will get to live that feeling of..." November 22
Hardball Talk "Ken Davidoff of the New York Post reports from the Owners’ Meetings in Dallas that “momentum continues to build toward” a rule change that he correctly notes will likely be referred to as “The Chase Utley Rule.” Specifically, a change in the rules which would be aimed at eliminating the sorts..." November 20
NESN "Roger Clemens donned many baseball caps during his career. But which one would he want to wear on his plaque if he gets inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame? “It would obviously be a Boston (Red Sox) hat,” Clemens said on 98.5 The Sports Hub’s “Toucher & Rich” on Thursday. “That’s where I..." November 20
ESPN "OK, so Todd Frazier is on the block. As Joe Sheehan wrote Tuesday, the Cincinnati Reds should have traded him back in July, when his trade value had peaked after a monster first half, when he hit .284/.337/.585. He slumped to .220/.274/.390 in the second half, however, and while he still had an..." November 19
True Blue L.A. "The major league minimum salary will remain at $507,500 in 2016, the same as in 2015, because of the Consumer Price Index released on Tuesday morning. Major League Baseball has not yet made the announcement. Next year is the final year of the collective bargaining agreement, which covers the..." November 18
Hardball Talk "I predict that between today — when David Ortiz announced that 2016 will be his last year — and next October, when Ortiz’s career ends, there will be no fewer than 11,467 posts, columns and articles asking whether Ortiz deserves to be in the Hall of Fame. So, why waste time? Let’s beat the..." November 18
ESPN "OK, so Todd Frazier is on the block. As Joe Sheehan wrote Tuesday, the Cincinnati Reds should have traded him back in July, when his trade value had peaked after a monster first half, when he hit .284/.337/.585. He slumped to .220/.274/.390 in the second half, however, and while he still had an..." November 18
Sporting News "The emerging lesson of baseball’s steroid era is that stains fade over time, what we really remember is the home runs and eventually, drug use just becomes a point in an argument for historical perspective, not unlike noting that David Ortiz has been a designated hitter for nearly 90 percent of..." November 17
USA Today "Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz will retire at the end of the 2016 season, according to Fox Sports, ending a 19-year career in which he became a New England legend for his postseason heroics. Ortiz, who turns 40 on Wednesday, finished 2015 with 503 career home runs, cementing his status as..." November 17
NESN "There’s a fun modification in the new “Fallout 4” video game that allows users to play as a spiked-bat wielding character in David Ortiz’s Boston Red Sox uniform. But Major League Baseball doesn’t think it’s very fun. “The use of these marks is an infringement of our rights. We plan to enforce..." November 17
WEEI Boston "Rich Hill is about to get the best contract of his career. According to a major league source, the free agent lefty is expected to sign with a team this week. It is not expected the Red Sox will be a candidate for Hill’s services. Hill became one of the more intriguing starting pitchers on the..." November 17
Former #RedSox prospect Michael Bowden signed with the Doosan Bears of the KBO.
Sporting News "The Yankees haven’t won a playoff game since 2012. The Red Sox have finished last in the AL East in back-to-back seasons, the first consecutive cellar-dweller finishes since 1929 and 1930. These former beasts of the East have been mostly afterthoughts when the playoffs have arrived. Sure,..." November 16
CSN New England "Unsurprisingly, there's been a mixed reaction across baseball to the Red Sox' trade for Craig Kimbrel in exchange for minor league prospects. Some evaluators -- ESPN's Keith Law among them -- think the Red Sox surrendered too much in outfielder Manuel Margot and shortstop Javier Guerra,..." November 16
CBS Sports "Banged up again, apparently not in top physical shape and hopelessly miscast as an outfielder, Hanley Ramirez in 2015 endured, probably the worst season of his major league career. After signing a four-year, $88 million deal (plus a vesting option for 2019), he batted .249 with 19 home runs, a..." November 15
WCPO Cincinnati "Dick Williams, the Reds’ new general manager, said the Red Sox did inquire about Aroldis Chapman before making the trade for San Diego’s Craig Kimbrel, but a deal with the Reds was never close. “We talked to them,” Williams said. “Teams that are in the market for a closer are going to call...." November 15
Dombrowski confirms Koji will move to the eighth inning. Farrell spoke with Koji. Koji expressed team first. Wants another World Series.
MLB.com "After acquiring a bullpen centerpiece in Craig Kimbrel on Friday night, Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski can now focus his attention on reeling in an ace. And that pitcher is all but certain to be a free agent. The Red Sox gave up four prospects to get Kimbrel, which..." November 14
NESN "The Boston Red Sox added a key player to their bullpen Friday night. The Red Sox have acquired closer Craig Kimbrel in a trade with the San Diego Padres. FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal was the first to report the trade. Boston sent minor leaguers Manuel Margot, Carlos Asuaje, Logan Allen and Javier..." November 14
Boston Globe "Dave Dombrowski reportedly made the rounds at the GM meetings, querying almost every team for available players. One name that’s cropped up: White Sox ace Chris Sale. The reliable lefty has averaged 197 inning in the last four seasons, and in 2015, he finished with a 3.14 ERA and a career-high..." November 13
Yahoo! Sports "Hyun-soo Kim, one of the most consistent hitters in Korea for the past decade, plans on signing with a major league team this offseason and continuing the influx of top Korean players into the big leagues, sources told Yahoo Sports. Kim, a 27-year-old left fielder, is an international free..." November 13
MLB.com "The best hitters in the American League and the National League were commemorated for their 2015 campaigns on Thursday, as the Silver Slugger Awards were announced during an hour-long special on MLB Network. The Silver Slugger Awards, presented by Louisville Slugger, are handed out annually to..." November 13
Boston Herald "David Ortiz tries not to be a defiant man, not unless he has to be, but almost never when it contradicts the best interest of the Red Sox. And so he’s able to set aside his brotherly-like relationship with Hanley Ramirez, whom he will train alongside during the offseason in the Dominican..." November 12
Houston Chronicle "New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s declaration Tuesday that daily fantasy sports constitute illegal gambling in that state is being monitored by Major League Baseball, the league’s top lawyer said Wednesday at the general managers’ meetings. DraftKings and FanDuel — the former is..." November 12
NESN "Xander Bogaerts is very happy to be a member of the Boston Red Sox. Is it already time to start considering a contract extension for the up-and-coming shortstop? Bogaerts’ agent, Scott Boras, held his annual press conference at the MLB General Managers Meetings on Wednesday to discuss matters..." November 12
MLB.com "Of all the impact pitchers the Red Sox have a chance to acquire this offseason, it's safe to say that none would create more excitement than Aroldis Chapman. The lefty reliever dominates the stat sheet and lights up the radar gun like few others ever have, and the Reds are willing to listen to..." November 12
Boston Globe "It has been a difficult year for Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez and recent events have only complicated matters. Vazquez, who is recovering from Tommy John elbow surgery in April, was lined up to get at-bats as a designated hitter in the Puerto Rico Winter League while working on a throwing..." November 11
#RedSox have expressed interest in free-agent reliever Joakim Soria. Not a big surprise: Dave Dombrowski traded for him in Detroit.
MLB.com "The 18 winners of the 2015 Rawlings Gold Glove Awards were announced on Tuesday night, and the Platinum Glove winners for the best overall defensive player in each league will be unveiled on Friday following a fan vote. Only MLB managers and coaches can vote, and they can't vote for their own..." November 11
MLB.com "Finalists for each of the four Baseball Writers' Association of America awards were unveiled during an hour-long MLB Network special on Tuesday night. Each league's winner of the Most Valuable Player Award, the Cy Young Award, the Rookie of the Year Award and the Manager of the Year Award will..." November 11
MLB.com "The Baseball Writers Association of America is revealing the top three finalists for American League and National League Rookie of the Year, Manager of the Year, Cy Young, and Most Valuable Player during a one-hour special starting at 6:00 p.m. ET on MLB Network. We’ll post the names here as they..." November 10
Boston Herald "In another sign that the Red Sox are keeping a wide-open mind to dealing one of their current big-league outfielders – Jackie Bradley Jr. is the lead candidate by a wide margin – the ballclub is scheduled to meet Tuesday with the representatives for free agent outfielder Chris Young, according to..." November 10
Larry Brown Sports "Major League Baseball is considering a rule change that would force runners to slide directly into second base, ostensibly eliminating takeout slides. While there are still hurdles, namely union approval, the proposal has apparently been discussed, according to FOX Sports’s Jon Morosi. The..." November 10
Boston Herald "Dave Dombrowski's first order of business at the general managers' meetings: A 45-minute face-to-face with Hanley Ramirez. Ramirez lives in the Miami area, within driving distance from the Boca Raton Resort and Club where the meetings are being held. So, at Dombrowski's behest, the Sox slugger..." November 10
Japanese 3B-2B Nobu Matsuda, 32, has declared for free agency with hopes of MLB deal. Hit 35 HR for softbank.
SB Nation "The Red Sox need a starter for the top of the rotation. They have plenty of arms to fill out the other four spots between Clay Buchholz, Wade Miley, Eduardo Rodriguez and Rick Porcello. They also have the depth to replace any of them should there be an injury or two thanks to the presence of Joe..." November 09
Taking it one step further: Source says Red Sox are not the team with winning Byung-Ho Park bid, plan to stick with Hanley Ramirez at 1B.
Hardball Talk "MLB.com’s Carrie Muskat reports that the Cubs have claimed reliever Ryan Cook off waivers from the Red Sox. Cook, 28, was coming off of three consecutive great seasons out of the bullpen for the Athletics, but he pitched poorly in spring training and spent most of the season with Triple-A..." November 07
Fenway Nation "Multiple reports suggest that former Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia may be headed to Baltimore as the Orioles' new backstop. It's widely assumed that incumbent Matt Wieters will turn down the Birds' qualifying offer, leaving a big hole in the lineup for The Boys Of Dan Duquette. " November 06
Sporting News "Like a phoenix rising from its ashes, the end of one major league season sparks the life of the next. Baseball, like any sport, is predicated on its players. Each team comes with a rabid fan base anxiously awaiting what moves will be made during the offseason. This year, there are plenty of..." November 04
Boston Globe "That the Red Sox will pick up Clay Buchholz’s $13 million option for 2016 this week — the option must be picked up five days after the World Series — seems like a formality. But that won’t be the end of the discussion concerning the 31-year-old righthander. Buchholz’s name is already rolling..." November 03