2013 Winter Meetings

Rob Bradford
December 11, 2013 - 2:56 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- According to a major league source -- other than the one-year, $14.1 million qualifying offer extended earlier in the offseason -- the Red Sox have not made a formal offer to Stephen Drew . Per multiple sources, the Red Sox' strategy continues to be to wait for Drew to...
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Rob Bradford
December 11, 2013 - 3:29 am
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Maybe Wednesday will be the day. Ben Cherington is planning on meeting with Scott Boras , who also is slated to conduct his annual winter meetings media gathering somewhere in the Dolphin Resort and Hotel. Perhaps at the end of the pair of get-togethers we will have a...
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Rob Bradford
December 10, 2013 - 9:19 am
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Curtis Granderson is a New York Met. That was made perfectly clear Tuesday when the outfielder was introduced to the media at the Dolphin Hotel and Resort. But, according to Granderson, there was at least a chance he could have become a member of the Red Sox . "We did,...
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Rob Bradford
December 09, 2013 - 2:02 pm
ORLANDO -- Even with six starters -- Jon Lester , Jake Peavy , Ryan Dempster , Clay Buchholz , Felix Doubront and John Lackey -- on their roster, Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said he is no rush to trade any of them. "We're very comfortable not doing anything," Cherington said when asked...
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Rob Bradford
December 09, 2013 - 1:50 pm
ORLANDO -- Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington wouldn't "handicap" the chances of Stephen Drew returning to the team at the winter meetings Monday, but he did note that whatever solution the Sox get to fill out the left side of their infield will have to have the capability to play shortstop. "...
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Rob Bradford
December 09, 2013 - 1:29 pm
ORLANDO -- According to major league sources, there is "nothing to" the reported Red Sox interest in Matt Kemp . Two sources classified the contact regarding Kemp as "barely" touching base. The Dodgers are believed to be shopping the 29-year-old, who has been battling ankle and shoulder injuries...
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Rob Bradford
December 09, 2013 - 12:19 pm
ORLANDO -- According to John Farrell , the concerns over Clay Buchholz ' health has subsided. Speaking during his allotted time with the media at the winter meetings Monday afternoon, the Red Sox manager said that Buchholz has put his physical issues (shoulder, neck, lat) in the past and should...
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Rob Bradford
December 09, 2013 - 11:52 am
ORLANDO -- Speaking during his allotted 30-minute media availability at the winter meetings, Red Sox manager John Farrell suggested his team's leadoff hitters for the coming season will be a combination of Daniel Nava and Shane Victorino . Victorino, who finished 2013 with a .351 on-base percentage...
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Rob Bradford
December 09, 2013 - 6:12 am
ORLANDO -- According to an industry source, there appears to be growing interest in Red Sox first baseman/outfielder Mike Carp . With Mike Napoli coming back on a two-year, $36 million deal, Carp still remains a backup at first base and in the outfield (behind Daniel Nava and Jonny Gomes ).The 27-...
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Rob Bradford
December 09, 2013 - 4:39 am
ORLANDO -- According to multiple major league sources, the Red Sox are planning to wait out to see what type of market develops for Stephen Drew before looping back in with their definitive offer for the shortstop. There is some thought throughout baseball that Drew's market might be limited due to...
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