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  • MLBTR Poll: Mookie Betts’ Red Sox Future

    MLB Trade Rumors "Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts has been one of multiple superstars involved in trade speculation this offseason, joining the likes of Nolan Arenado, Francisco Lindor and Kris Bryant. The Betts rumors got especially interesting Thursday when..." January 24

  • Red Sox and Padres Reportedly Discussed Potential Blockbuster Trade for Star Outfielder Mookie Betts

    12 Up "The baseball fans might get to experience some heat right here in the dead of winter. According to a new report from Dennis Lin of The Athletic, the San Diego Padres are emerging as a serious trade suitor for Red Sox outfielder and former AL MVP Mookie Betts, and the two sides have..." January 23

  • Red Sox sign Juan Centeno to minor-league deal

    Over The Monster "The Red Sox have their major-league duo atop their depth chart at the catching hand firmly in place, with Christian Vázquez as the starter and Kevin Plawecki coming in as the new backup. Beyond that, though, there are some questions. That was the case last year as..." January 23

  • MLB umpires' union: 'Robo-umps' won't call balls, strikes in ST games

    The Score "Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred and the umpires' union don't appear to be on the same page when it comes to using a computerized strike zone during spring training. Manfred confirmed Wednesday that a camera-based system will be used during spring..." January 23

  • Ranking the names of major league ballparks

    Hardball Talk "Now that the Hall of Fame election is over and a good number of the top free agents have signed, we’re about to enter the slowest period of the offseason news cycle. Let’s kill time by making a list, shall we? This list is inspired by yesterday’s news about..." January 23

  • Blue Jays Have Interest In Brock Holt

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Blue Jays are among the clubs with interest in free-agent infielder/outfielder Brock Holt, tweets’s Chris Cotillo. Holt was reported to be of interest to the Reds last week as well. Toronto has been bringing in some veteran infield depth..." January 22

  • Rob Manfred: MLB Will Not Strip Astros, Red Sox of World Series Titles

    The Big Lead "MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred went on the Fox Business channel on Wednesday morning in his first public interview since he dropped the hammer on the Houston Astros for the sign-stealing scandal that has dominated baseball discourse for the better part of this..." January 22

  • Thousands Of Dodgers' Fans Thinking Of Traveling To Anaheim Just To Boo Astros During Season Opener

    Total Pro Sports "Los Angeles Dodgers fans are still not happy as the fallout continues from Major League Baseball’s closing their investigation and punishing the Houston Astros for their part in a wide ranging sign-stealing scheme that has seen 3 managers and one GM lose their job. The 2017..." January 21

  • Will Pedro Martinez Get Same Scrutiny for Mike Fiers Comments as Jessica Mendoza Did?

    The Big Lead "Last week, the sports world was aghast at negative comments that ESPN Sunday Night Baseball analyst Jessica Mendoza made about Mike Fiers and whistleblowing on his former Astros teammates for cheating. This quickly turned into a discussion about conflicts of interest because of her..." January 21

  • Full 2020 Baseball Hall of Fame Voting Results Revealed

    12 Up "The Baseball Writers Association of America announced the results of the Baseball Hall of Fame voting today, and two former MLB stars have received the necessary numbers to be voted into Cooperstown. In order to be elected to the Hall of Fame, a player must be selected on..." January 21

  • Baseball Hall of Fame voting results 2020: Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens make slight gains, but fall short again

    CBS Sports "On Tuesday, the Baseball Writers' Association of America announced its most recent Hall of Fame election results. Per the rules, a player needs at least 75 percent of the vote in order to be enshrined, and at least five percent to remain on the ballot. Players are limited to 10 years..." January 21

  • Red Sox trade Travis Lakins to the Cubs; Bobby Poyner outrighted to Pawtucket

    Over The Monster "The Red Sox have been working a lot over the last few weeks to remake the bottom of their 40-man roster, churning a lot of new names in and old names out. Recently, that included acquisitions of pitchers Matt Hall and Jeffrey Springs, which in turn resulted..." January 21

  • Dustin Pedroia suffers another ‘significant’ setback with knee

    TSN "Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia suffered a significant setback of his knee injury, according to a report from Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe. "His availability for at least spring training is questionable," Abraham added. "Pedroia is discussing..." January 21

  • Jason Varitek open to becoming Red Sox manager?

    Larry Brown Sports "As the Boston Red Sox look to replace Alex Cora, another one of their former players could be throwing his hat into the ring. Jon Heyman of MLB Network reported on Monday that Red Sox great Jason Varitek, a beloved figure in Boston, seems more willing to consider managing..." January 20

  • The best new jersey to own on every team "When Spring Training games begin in a month or so -- it’s that soon! -- you will see the usual jerseys and shirseys in the crowd -- TROUT jerseys in Tempe, MOLINA in Jupiter, JUDGE in Tampa. But anyone can show up in those jerseys. They’ve all owned them for years. The..." January 20

  • 4 things to know about the 2020 Baseball HOF ballot

    The Score "The Baseball Hall of Fame's Class of 2020 will welcome its newest inductees when the results of the Baseball Writers' Association of America vote are announced Tuesday at 6 p.m. ET. Any player who receives at least 75% of the vote will join last month's Modern Era Committee..." January 20

  • Red Sox want to package Mookie Betts with David Price in trade

    Larry Brown Sports "Whichever MLB team winds up trading for Mookie Betts may have to pay something of a tariff for him. ESPN’s Buster Olney reported on Sunday that the Boston Red Sox are seeking to package the former AL MVP with the contract of veteran pitcher David Price. The Red Sox are..." January 20

  • Ron Roenicke, Carlos Febles Sox's in-house skipper options "By their very nature, MLB coaching staffs take their cue from their manager. And that’s why this is such a strange time for the Red Sox and their coaching staff, a group that is set to report to Spring Training in less than a month not knowing who will lead them. The..." January 18

  • JD Martinez believes Red Sox will be exonerated by MLB investigation

    Larry Brown Sports "While the baseball world digests MLB’s penalties against the Houston Astros, others have one eye on what might happen to another contending franchise. " January 18

  • Curt Schilling doesn't deserve to be in the baseball Hall of Fame

    Yahoo! Sports "Baseball Hall of Fame voters have had their morality tested in recent years. The same writers who wrote lovingly about the home-run surge in the ‘90s now have to grapple with the idea of voting suspected steroid users — like Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens — into the Hall of..." January 18

  • Fans voice popular pick for Red Sox manager "Throughout the town hall event that kicked off the sixth annual Red Sox Winter Weekend on Friday night, there was one roar that echoed above all the others. “Varitek!” As you might have heard, the Red Sox are in search of a new manager after the..." January 17

  • Red Sox Designate Travis Lakins

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Red Sox have designated right-hander Travis Lakins for assignment, Chris Cotillo of tweets. His designation clears roster space for newly acquired southpaw Matt Hall. This could bring an end to a Boston tenure that began when the..." January 17

  • Yankees castoff Jacoby Ellsbury drawing interest from NL contender

    NJ "The Chicago Cubs are hoping to upgrade their center field depth and bring in someone who can hit leadoff before the start of spring training. One of the options that GM Theo Epstein is considering to fill both spots is former Yankees bust Jacoby Ellsbury, who was..." January 17

  • Reds Interested In Brock Holt

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Reds are among the teams with interest in free-agent utilityman Brock Holt, per Bobby Nightengale of the Cincinnati Enquirer. The report comes just one day after Cincinnati president of baseball operations Dick Williams indicated that his club may not yet be done adding..." January 17

  • Michael Chavis looking forward to playing versatile role for Boston Red Sox in 2020

    Mass Live "For Michael Chavis, bouncing around the diamond is nothing new. The second-year Red Sox infielder is looking forward to doing just that for a 2020 team that doesn’t have a starter locked in at either spot on the right side of the infield. Chavis, who was in Boston to accept..." January 17

  • Xander Bogaerts says Red Sox 2018 title not tainted by allegations

    ESPN " Red Sox All-Star Xander Bogaerts, addressing the sign-stealing scandal that cost Boston manager Alex Cora his job, said Thursday that he doesn't believe MLB's investigation of the team's alleged practices in 2018 taints their World Series title. "Nah,..." January 17

  • Blue Jays’ Dave Hudgens appears safe as fallout from Astros scandal widens

    Sportsnet "Dave Hudgens’ status as Toronto Blue Jays bench coach appears unaffected by Major League Baseball’s discipline of the Houston Astros for electronic sign-stealing, the fallout of which widened Thursday to claim New York Mets manager Carlos..." January 16

  • Report: Bruce Bochy not interested in Astros, Red Sox jobs

    Larry Brown Sports "The Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox are scrambling to find new managers in the wake of the sign stealing scandal that erupted across Major League Baseball recently, and both teams need to look further than three-time World Series champion Bruce Bochy. Bochy does not plan to pursue..." January 16

  • Red Sox: Alex Cora admitted to wrongdoing on Astros

    ESPN "Alex Cora admitted to playing a central role in the sign-stealing scheme that the Houston Astros used in their 2017 World Series title run, according to the brass for his current team, the Boston Red Sox. Red Sox owner John Henry, chairman Tom Werner, president Sam..." January 16

  • A Boston city councilor responded to a Los Angeles resolution over the 2018 World Series

    Boston "The latest consequence of Major League Baseball’s investigation into illegal sign-stealing by the Houston Astros and the Boston Red Sox is a testy political disagreement between city councilors in Boston and Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Dodgers lost the 2017 World..." January 16

  • How an episode of 'Hey Arnold!' is a perfect love letter to baseball and its beauty, power and simplicity

    Sporting News "Nostalgia can be a gift and a curse. Oftentimes, nostalgia operates as nothing more than beer goggles — distorting the view of something from afar while we slam Natty Light after Natty Light. Then, the sensation passes, and we're reminded of our jobs, our stresses,..." January 16

  • Red Sox expect Mookie Betts to be in Opening Day lineup " It is certainly an unsettling time for the Red Sox, who are suddenly searching for a new manager with just a month to go before Spring Training. But chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom on Wednesday offered some words on Mookie Betts that might make fans feel a little..." January 16

  • L.A. City Council to vote on asking MLB to award 2017 and ’18 World Series to Dodgers

    Hardball Talk "Per Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times, the L.A. City Council will vote within the next week on a resolution urging Major League Baseball to award the Dodgers the 2017 and ’18 World Series which were won by the Astros and Red Sox over the Dodgers, respectively. Major League..." January 16

  • Red Sox formulating plan for an atypical managerial search

    Boston Globe "Less than three months into his new job as head of a baseball operations department, Red Sox chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom faces a task with few precedents in major league history. The departure of Alex Cora as manager of the Red Sox on Tuesday night put Bloom in the unusual..." January 16

  • Dave Martinez Is Now the Only MLB Manager to Win a World Series with His Current Team

    The Big Lead "Dave Martinez stands alone. With the firings of Alex Cora and A.J. Hinch this week, the Washington Nationals manager has become unique in his sport. He's the only manager in Major League Baseball to have won a World Series for his current franchise. And it just happened in..." January 16

  • Red Sox, Rangers Swap Sam Travis For Jeffrey Springs

    NBC Sports Boston "The Boston Red Sox announced their second trade of the offseason Tuesday, a few hours after a press conference where ownership discussed the departure of manager Alex Cora. The Red Sox have acquired left-handed pitcher Jeffrey Springs from the Texas Rangers in exchange..." January 16

  • Carlos Beltran Reportedly Didn't Tell Yankees Anything About Astros' Sign-Stealing Strategies in 2019

    12 Up "The latest news coming out about Carlos Beltran's role in the sign-stealing controversy will come as some relief to Yankees fans who may have been worried about their part in the scandal.  Information was revealed Wednesday that Beltran did not share his role in the..." January 15

  • O.J. Simpson weighs in on MLB'S sign-stealing scandal

    Sportsnaut "As the baseball world continues to react to the latest fallout from MLB’s electronic sign-stealing scandal, NFL Hall of Famer O.J. Simpson is now weighing in with his thoughts on the wrongful behavior by teams. Simpson, who loves weighing in with his opinions..." January 15

  • Will the Red Sox use Alex Cora’s dismissal as a pretext for a teardown?

    Hardball Talk "When Jeff Luhnow and A.J. Hinch were fired yesterday, someone asked me what it all means for the Astros. My gut reaction was “not that much, at least in the short term.” Losing your manager and GM is not great and the loss of the draft picks will be a big blow down the line, but in..." January 15

  • Did Red Sox’s Alex Cora drop hints Carlos Beltran helped Yankees cheat in 2019?

    Newark Star-Ledger "The first question posed to just-ousted Red Sox manager Alex Cora just after the Yankees’ swept a two-game series in London on June 30 was pretty straightforward. His pitching staff had just been torched for 29 runs in two days when the first-place..." January 15

  • Yes, more teams than the Astros and Red Sox stole signs, but that doesn’t excuse them.

    Hardball Talk "There’s an element to all of this Astros and Red Sox news that keeps coming up that I want to dig in to. Indeed, it’s a thing that comes up every single time a team or a player gets in trouble for something. It’s the “hey, they weren’t the only ones doing it! They..." January 15

  • 3 Managerial Targets Red Sox Must Call After Firing Alex Cora

    12 Up "The Red Sox are officially in the market for a new manager after parting ways with World Series champion and sign-stealing technology mastermind Alex Cora today. This will be the organization's second managerial search in three years, as Cora only lasted two full seasons..." January 14

  • Where do the Red Sox go from here?

    Hardball Talk "The Red Sox parted ways with manager Alex Cora on Tuesday evening, which puts first-year chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom and general manager Brian O’Halloran in an uncomfortable position with under a month remaining until spring training begins. Every managerial opening has been..." January 14

  • Tigers’ SP Matthew Boyd: Team ‘Had Suspicions’ About Red Sox Cheating In 2018

    Sportsnaut "Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Matthew Boyd doesn’t seem to be too surprised by allegations of the Boston Red Sox cheating in 2018. In fact, the Tigers’ pitcher indicated that the entire team had suspicions about the Red Sox during the 2018 season. During an..." January 14

  • Alex Cora out as Boston Red Sox manager after being implicated in MLB report on Houston Astros' sign-stealing

    CBS Sports "The Boston Red Sox did not wait for Major League Baseball to complete its investigation into the team's alleged high-tech sign-stealing during their 2018 World Series championship season to take action. Tuesday night the Red Sox announced they have mutually parted ways..." January 14

  • Alex Cora Unlikely to Be Fired Before Sign-Stealing Probe Ends

    Bleacher Report "The Boston Red Sox are reportedly unlikely to fire manager Alex Corabefore the conclusion of Major League Baseball's investigation into the sign-stealing methods they used in 2018, according to Dan Shaughnessyof the Boston Globe. After Houston..." January 14

  • Marcus Stroman: Alex Cora's criticism of playing style is 'comical in hindsight'

    TSN "New York Mets pitcher Marcus Stroman circled back on comments Alex Cora made about him in May on Tuesday in the wake of the Boston Red Sox manager being named by MLB commissioner Rob Manfred as a leader in the Houston Astros' sign stealing during their 2017 championship..." January 14

  • Red Sox should go into full rebuild if manager is suspended or fired

    Mass Live "Alex Cora is almost certainly headed for a long layoff. The Red Sox manager implicated by Major League baseball as part of the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal Monday - which got the Astros’ manager and general manager fired. If the allegations of similar impropriety..." January 14

  • Why the Red Sox must quickly fire manager Alex Cora

    Sportsnaut "The Houston Astros began to deal with the consequences of their wrongful actions by firing manager A.J. Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow on Monday. Now, all eyes turn to Boston to see how the Red Sox approach their looming fate. MLB announced it is investigating the Red Sox for..." January 14

  • Managers, Top Front Office Execs On Expiring Contracts

    MLB Trade Rumors "Monday was one of the most stunning days baseball has seen in recent memory. Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow and A.J. Hinch, who oversaw several contending teams in Houston and led the club to a World Series championship, lost their jobs as a result of a sign-stealing scandal. Before..." January 14