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  • Boston Red Sox Owner Unloading $25 Mil Florida Mansion ... 19 Bathrooms!!

    TMZ "Wanna live like the owner of a prestigious MLB team?? Got $25 MILLION laying around? Awesome ... 'cause you can gobble up the insane mansion John Henry owned down in Boca Raton, Florida!! The Sox owner -- who's also the honcho of Liverpool Football Club and the..." December 15

  • Top spenders Red Sox owe nearly $12 million in luxury tax

    12 Up "The Boston Red Sox are your 2018 World Series champions, but the victory came at a literal cost. Boston had the highest payroll in baseball last year, and because they went over the luxury tax threshold, they will have to pay a penalty of $11.95 million.  The..." December 15

  • David Price: 2018 playoffs not about proving others wrong, but ‘proving myself right’

    Sportress of Blogitude "David Price entered the 2018 postseason with a checkered playoff past, to say the least, with almost all bad and little good appearing on his résumé. The Boston Red Sox pitcher certainly overcame his postseason jinx this past fall while playing an integral role in..." December 14

  • The Red Sox could have an extremely active offseason that sets up a World Series repeat

    CBS Sports "Dave Dombrowski has never been subtle. When the Red Sox general manager wanted a top-of-the-rotation starter after the 2015 season, he showered David Price with 217 million reasons to come to Boston -- never mind that the industry tends to frown on such megadeals for starting..." December 13

  • Report: Kimbrel pursuing deal worth more than $100M

    The Score "Executives from two teams have reportedly said free-agent closer Craig Kimbrel is pursuing a contract worth more than $100 million over six years, according to Jayson Stark of The Athletic. Kimbrel, 30, is one of the greatest closers in history. His 333 saves rank 14th..." December 13

  • Jackie Bradley Jr. once again in trade rumors, but Red Sox want to keep outfield intact

    Boston Herald "The most amazing thing about Jackie Bradley Jr. is that he’s still wearing the same uniform. Each year about this time, when general managers and agents gather at a central location for the winter meetings, Bradley’s name floats to the top of a headline on MLB Trade..." December 13

  • Dave Dombrowski doesn't believe Red Sox title window is closing anytime soon

    WEEI Boston "Dave Dombrowski doesn't want to hear about any stinking title windows. Addressing reporters at the Winter Meetings in Las Vegas, Dombrowski disagreed with the notion that the Red Sox' title window is closing. "I've never bought that," he said...." December 13

  • Dodgers Close To Deal With Joe Kelly

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Dodgers and free agent righty Joe Kelly are close to an agreement, according to Ken Rosenthal and Robert Murray of The Athletic (Twitter link).  Kelly is set to receive a three-year deal worth around $25MM, as per Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan (via Twitter).  Kelly is..." December 13

  • Why you shouldn't believe the Red Sox are out on Craig Kimbrel

    NBC Sports Boston "Step away from the idea that the Red Sox are out on Craig Kimbrel. The state of the team, a consideration of typical negotiating tactics, and the events of this slow offseason reveal a different picture than the team's public line. Multiple agents with appealing high-leverage..." December 13

  • Source: Red Sox need to be blown away to trade Xander Bogaerts, rumors "overblown"

    NBC Sports Boston "The Red Sox would have to be blown away to deal one of the best position players in baseball, Xander Bogaerts, and the idea they’re actively shopping some of their established players have been “overblown,” a baseball source with direct knowledge of the situation said on..." December 12

  • If Red Sox shed payroll, they must keep focus on 2019

    Boston Herald "There is, almost certainly, a reckoning on the horizon for the heavy-spending, farm-system-depleting Red Sox. It doesn’t have to start for at least another year. Not unless Dave Dombrowski wants it to. That was the buzz at Day 2 of the winter meetings at the..." December 12

  • Red Sox Willing To Talk Trade On Xander Bogaerts, Jackie Bradley, Rick Porcello

    CBS Boston "The Boston Red Sox are fresh off a World Series championship. What Dave Dombrowski does next is anybody’s guess. But the next move for the team’s president of baseball operations could reportedly include saying farewell to some key contributors from the 2018 World Series..." December 12

  • Red Sox will flip Andrew Benintendi, Mookie Betts in batting order in 2019

    Hardball Talk "Manager Alex Cora said on Tuesday that he will flip outfielders Andrew Benintendi and Mookie Betts in the batting order next season, Alex Speier of the Boston Globe reports. In Boston’s 2018 championship season, Betts hit leadoff and Benintendi hit second...." December 12

  • Red Sox Taking Offers On Rick Porcello, Others

    MLB Trade Rumors "The defending World Series champion Red Sox are at least opening the door to some surprising sell-side moves, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today (Twitter links). Though the club is obviously not going to divert from its attempt to repeat, it seems there’s a movement afoot to pare..." December 11

  • Alex Cora’s Phone Calls Were Key Part Of Red Sox’s Nathan Eovaldi Recruitment

    NESN "It’s no secret Alex Cora is a stellar manager. He led the Boston Red Sox to a World Series championship, a team-best 108 regular season wins and watched a handful of his players receive awards for their regular-season performances … all in his first year. The Red Sox will..." December 11

  • Adrian Gonzalez plans to play next season

    Hardball Talk "Bob Nightengale reports that Adrian Gonzalez plans to play in 2019 and the Diamondbacks are “one of the teams who may have interest.” Well, now that they’ve traded way Paul Goldschmidt I suppose they have an opening. The Mets..." December 11

  • Reds claim lefty reliever Robby Scott off waivers from Red Sox

    Red Reporter "The MLB Winter Meetings have been going on for just over a day out in Las Vegas, and things are starting to get interesting. As promised, the Reds have made a move to go out and get the pitching, acquiring... checks notes... left handed reliever Robby Scott off waivers..." December 10

  • Reunion with Kimbrel unlikely as Red Sox say they won't spend on closer

    The Score "It's looking less likely that right-handed reliever Craig Kimbrel will return to the Boston Red Sox in 2019. Speaking with reporters in Las Vegas on Monday, Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said the team is not looking to make a big financial commitment to..." December 10

  • Phillies pursued Nathan Eovaldi as a closer

    Hardball Talk "The Red Sox signed pitcher Nathan Eovaldi to a four-year, $67.5 million contract last week to pitch out of the starting rotation. Before that, however, the Phillies made an offer to Eovaldi with him closing out games in mind, Jayson Stark of The Athletic reports. Eovaldi chose the Red Sox in..." December 10

  • Report: Dodgers, Mets, White Sox, Red Sox pursuing Kelly

    The Score "Joe Kelly's excellent postseason with the Boston Red Sox may have led to some league-wide interest in his services. While the Red Sox are hopeful to retain Kelly, the Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, and Chicago White Sox have joined Boston as the..." December 10

  • Report: Robertson, Ottavino high on list of Red Sox targets

    The Score "The Boston Red Sox are interested in bringing back free-agent relievers Craig Kimbreland Joe Kelly, but just in case they can't make those deals happen they're looking at other options. Pitchers David Robertson and Adam Ottavino are..." December 10

  • How signing Ian Kinsler makes sense for Detroit Tigers

    Detroit Free Press "There are no perfect free agents for the Detroit Tigers this offseason, not as they slog their way through a second offseason of rebuilding. The Tigers are facing another season of flirting with 100 losses. While they wait for their payroll to bottom out, they..." December 10

  • Here's what next 6 years of Kimbrel could look like

    MLB.com "It raised some eyebrows last week when ESPN's Buster Olney reported that free-agent closer Craig Kimbrel is searching for a six-year contract this offseason. There's nothing wrong with aiming high, and Kimbrel has been an elite closer. But due to how teams view relievers,..." December 08

  • Cubs name Tommy Hottovy their new pitching coach

    Chicago Sun-Times "The Cubs on Thursday hired Tommy Hottovy as their pitching coach. He’ll replace Jim Hickey, who resigned last month for “personal reasons” after just one season. Just two years removed from a World Series title, this is the second straight season the Cubs will..." December 06

  • Nathan Eovaldi agrees to deal to remain with Red Sox

    Larry Brown Sports "The Boston Red Sox have agreed to a deal that will keep one of the biggest heroes of their 2018 postseason run with the team for years to come. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported on Thursday that starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi and the Red Sox have reached agreement on a new..." December 06

  • Yankees reportedly weren't going past 3 years for Nathan Eovaldi

    WEEI Boston "The Red Sox got their man. The Yankees are still looking for theirs. After the Sox agreed to terms on a four-year, $67.5 million deal for Nathan Eovaldi (pending a physical), it was reported by FanCred's Jon Heyman that the Yankees weren't willing to commit to so many..." December 06

  • Negotiations Between Red Sox, Nathan Eovaldi Reportedly “Intensifying”

    MLB Trade Rumors "Talks between the Red Sox and free-agent righty Nathan Eovaldi are “intensifying,” Robert Murray of The Athletic reports (via Twitter). Fancred’s Jon Heyman suggests that talks could reach as high as four years and an annual value close to $17MM (Twitter link). The Red Sox are..." December 05

  • MLB, commissioner Rob Manfred gaining support to limit defensive shifts, report says

    CBS Sports "Changes to the way teams line up -- and are allowed to line up -- defensively could be coming to Major League Baseball. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred has received "strong" backing from baseball's competition committee to try to "put something in place" to limit..." December 05

  • Alex Rodriguez Got Really Drunk When Red Sox Trade Fell Through

    CBS Boston "It was 15 years ago this winter when the baseball world thought Alex Rodriguez was going to be a member of the Boston Red Sox. A-Rod really wanted to join the storied franchise, still among the league’s lovable losers back then. Their World Series “curse” was going..." December 05

  • David Ortiz: J.D. Martinez not getting credit he deserves

    WEEI Boston "Sitting in a golf cart at the 11th Annual David Ortiz Golf Classic, the function's host got increasingly animated as he spoke. For David Ortiz, the topic of J.D. Martinez hits home. Before Martinez was the designated hitter who anchored the middle of the Red Sox'..." December 05

  • Yankees reportedly looking to Nathan Eovaldi, JA Happ

    Larry Brown Sports "The first domino in the pitching free agent market has fallen, and now it’s time for many other pieces to fall into place. The Washington Nationals landed Patrick Corbin with a 6-year, $140 million deal, outbidding the Philadelphia Phillies and going an extra year compared..." December 04

  • MLB Rumors: Why Teams Might ‘Hesitate’ To Try Signing Nathan Eovaldi

    NESN "The way Nathan Eovaldi finished his 2018 season, it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise he reportedly has a ton of suitors clamoring for his services this winter. But some teams’ pursuit reportedly isn’t without reservation. In his Sunday..." December 04

  • What about Joe Kelly?

    Over The Monster "It seems that, putting aside specific positional needs, the biggest focus for the Red Sox’ front office this winter has simply been to get the band back together. Can you blame them? Boston is coming off the best season in franchise history, having just won 108 games and rolling..." December 04

  • Nathan Eovaldi free agency: Boston Red Sox remain strongly interested in reunion with starter

    Mass Live "Dave Dombrowski doesn't usually tip his hand when it comes to the moves he's working on, but he's had a hard time keeping his desire to re-sign Nathan Eovaldi under wraps this winter. Eovaldi is believed to be the Red Sox' top priority in free agency and the sides..." December 04

  • Red Sox accept White House invitation, Cora vows to use platform in the 'right way'

    WCVB "The Boston Red Sox have accepted an invitation to the White House, according to a team official. Red Sox president and CEO Sam Kennedy confirmed the news when he spoke with reporters before the MLB World Series documentary screening Monday night. It is customary for the..." December 03

  • Yankees could see Robertson and Britton go to Red Sox

    New York Post "Not only will the Yankees have to fill the vacancies created by the potential loss of free-agent relievers David Robertson and Zach Britton, there is a possibility the talented duo could land in their blood rivals’ bullpen. When asked about Robertson, who has a house in Rhode..." December 02

  • Red Sox, Tyler Thornburg Avoid Arbitration

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Red Sox announced that they’ve agreed to terms on a one-year contract for the 2019 season with right-hander Tyler Thornburg. They’ve also tendered contracts to the remainder of their arbitration-eligible players, though the terms of those deals will be negotiated in..." November 30

  • Tickets for the London Series are ridiculously expensive

    Hardball Talk "The London Series between the Yankees and the Red Sox will be played on June 29-30 at London Stadium, the site of the 2012 Olympic Games and the current home of West Ham United of the English Premier League. The estimated capacity of the place once converted for baseball is..." November 29

  • Why hasn't rising star Brian Bannister left the Red Sox?

    NBC Sports Boston "His brethren in the hybrid world of coaching and analytics are playing musical chairs, climbing the baseball ranks. Brian Bannister contractually agreed years ago that he would not participate in that game, a bold move that may have hurt his earning power and flexibility in the short term. But..." November 28

  • Red Sox reportedly showing strong interest in Mariners closer Edwin Diaz

    WEEI Boston "Three years ago the Red Sox went all-in to acquire Craig Kimbrel from the San Diego Padres, giving up top prospect Manuel Margot along with some other valued minor-league pieces. Kimbrel was entering his prime with a healthy amount of years still left on his contract. According to the..." November 28

  • Astros reportedly interested in Nathan Eovaldi

    Larry Brown Sports "The Houston Astros have been exploring ways to improve a starting rotation that was one of the best in MLB history last season, and one player they are interested in happened to pitch quite well against them in the playoffs. Jon Morosi of MLB.com reports that the Astros have shown..." November 28

  • Joe Buck doesn’t think 2018 World Series was compelling

    Hardball Talk "In a phone interview with WEEI.com, FOX broadcaster Joe Buck went into detail about why he thinks the ratings for the 2018 World Series were down. The ratings were the fourth-lowest ever and were down 25 percent from 2017’s World Series between the Astros and Dodgers. Buck..." November 27

  • Why the Yankees should sign Nathan Eovaldi

    Pinstripe Alley "The Yankees front office has made clear that the organization’s number one priority this offseason is to upgrade the starting rotation. General Manager Brian Cashman made the first big move on that front last week, when he acquired left-hander James Paxton from..." November 27

  • Report: Orioles monitoring market for Kinsler

    The Score "The Baltimore Orioles are about to enter a rebuild, but it looks like they also want some veteran experience added to the mix. Baltimore is monitoring the market for free-agent second baseman Ian Kinsler, sources told MLB Network's Jon Morosi, who adds the..." November 26

  • Red Sox Players Get World Series Bonus Checks ... 2nd Largest Ever!

    TMZ "The Red Sox players are STILL winning ... 'cause the bonus checks for their World Series "W" were just announced -- and Boston got paid!!! Major League Baseball just announced the postseason bonus pool totaled $88 MILLION to be divided by all of the teams that made the..." November 26

  • Will Red Sox bid on this year's Japanese free-agent prize?

    NBC Sports Boston "After the Red Sox never got a meeting with Japanese two-way player Shohei Ohtani, who went on to have a rookie of the year season with the Angels by accomplishing things that only Babe Ruth had done in the past, their interest is likely to be lower on this year's..." November 26

  • MLB rumors: Red Sox's Nathan Eovaldi to the bullpen for 'Aroldis Chapman money'?

    Newark Star-Ledger "One of the best arms on the free-agent market this winter belongs to right-hander Nathan Eovaldi. Yes, Eovaldi has undergone Tommy John surgery twice, with the most recent operation coming in 2016 when he was with the Yankees. But his performance during the 2018..." November 26

  • Report: Angels showing interest in Nathan Eovaldi, JA Happ

    Sportsnaut "After posting yet another disappointing season in 2018, the Los Angeles Angels are looking to upgrade both their starting rotation and bullpen. According to Jon Morosi, the Halos have reported interest in free agents Nathan Eovaldi and J.A. Happ. November 26

  • Red Sox sign Domingo Tapia to a minor-league deal

    Over The Monster "Amid all of the roster moves made on Tuesday, one slipped through the cracks on our end. While they were adding a whole lot of names, and taking a few off, to the 40-man roster ahead of the Rule 5 Draft protection deadline, they added another bit of pitching depth to the organization. As..." November 23

  • MLB Rumors: Phillies could pursue Craig Kimbrel in free agency

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "If the Boston Red Sox want to keep Craig Kimbrel, they may have to ward off some outside competition. The Philadelphia Phillies are "showing interest" in both Kimbrel and free agent starter Patrick Corbin, MLB Network's Jon Morosi reported..." November 23