2014 winter meetings

Rick Porcello has reportedly been traded to the Red Sox, according to a source. (Ed Zurga/Getty Images)
December 11, 2014 - 5:28 am
According to multiple major league sources, the Red Sox have traded Yoenis Cespedes to the Tigers in exchange for Rick Porcello. The Red Sox will also be sending relief pitcher Alex Wilson and rookie level left-hander Gabe Speier to Detroit. While the Red Sox had to include prospects, however, it's...
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John Farrell
December 10, 2014 - 3:59 pm
SAN DIEGO -- In five full big league seasons from 2010-14, Clay Buchholz has averaged 145 innings. In his first season as a full-time big league starter in 2014, Joe Kelly logged 96 1/3 innings. Those are the only two known members of the 2015 Red Sox . Neither pitcher has a demonstrated, reliable...
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December 10, 2014 - 12:24 pm
SAN DIEGO -- Ben Cherington's 30-minute media session at the winter meetings on Wednesday morning served two purposes. The Red Sox GM both articulated his view of the negotiations that took place between his team and Jon Lester (both about an extension in spring training and a free agent contract...
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December 10, 2014 - 10:54 am
SAN DIEGO -- As the Cubs celebrate the arrival of their ace in Jon Lester , the Red Sox are left to answer for how it came to this -- how a pitcher who expressed a desire to spend his career in Boston, even if it meant a hometown discount, ended up heading elsewhere. Looming over that postmortem is...
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December 10, 2014 - 8:16 am
According to an industry source, the Red Sox have engaged in discussions with the Diamondbacks about the possibility of acquiring left-hander Wade Miley. The Diamondbacks appear to be focused on acquiring pitching in return for the 28-year-old left-hander. In parts of four seasons, Miley -- a 2008...
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Jon Lester's Red Sox career now is in the rearview mirror. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
December 09, 2014 - 8:36 pm
SAN DIEGO -- Almost a year after his proclaimed interest in returning to the Red Sox on a hometown discount, left-hander Jon Lester rejected his former team's free agent overtures and instead chose to make his baseball home in Chicago with the Cubs, according to an industry source. Lester agreed to...
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December 09, 2014 - 2:26 pm
SAN DIEGO -- Cubs manager Joe Maddon said that he doesn't know where free agent Jon Lester might end up or when he might make his decision. But the new Chicago skipper, whose club is one of the finalists for the left-hander's services, said that he soon expects an indication of Lester's intentions...
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Left-hander Cole Hamels had a 2.46 ERA for the Phillies in 2014 -- the same mark as Jon Lester had for the Red Sox and A's. (Brian Garfinkel/Getty Images)
December 09, 2014 - 1:54 pm
SAN DIEGO -- Need a top-of-the-rotation left-hander? Beyond Jon Lester , the obvious premium option on the market is Cole Hamels. The Lester and Hamels markets unquestionably are interrelated. Any of the teams -- Red Sox , Cubs, Dodgers, Giants -- that are currently engaged on Lester represent...
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December 09, 2014 - 9:31 am
SAN DIEGO -- According to an industry source, the Red Sox did not appear to be meaningfully in the mix in trade discussions with the A's to acquire Jeff Samardzija. Instead, according to the source, the A's appeared "pretty locked in" on the players whom they acquired from the White Sox --...
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The Red Sox have made a one-year offer to right-hander Justin Masterson. (Brian Garfinkel/Getty Images)
December 09, 2014 - 5:51 am
According to industry sources, the Red Sox are one of multiple teams that have made a one-year offer to free agent right-hander Justin Masterson . Masterson endured a season-long struggle with health in 2014 that stemmed from torn cartilage in his rib cage and a consequent buildup of scar tissue...
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