Free Agency

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Rob Bradford
November 12, 2018 - 5:10 pm
Craig Kimbrel has turned down a chance to make a guaranteed $17.9 million next season. The closer has decided to not accept the qualifying offer extended by the Red Sox. By doing so he turns his back on a one-year guaranteed deal in favor of testing the free agent market. MLB Trade Rumors projects...
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Rob Bradford
November 09, 2018 - 9:04 am
Think back to when the Red Sox acquired Nathan Eovaldi. He was a pitcher who was somewhat familiar in these parts because he had been a Yankee, along with the fact he had spent the first chunk of 2018 with American League East foe Tampa Bay. Eovaldi had two Tommy John surgeries. Eovaldi threw hard...
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Rob Bradford
November 05, 2018 - 1:01 pm
What do the Red Sox need? Usually heading into the GM meetings -- which are unfolding the next few days in Carlsbad, Calif. -- it's pretty clear there is a priority. Last year it was getting someone who could hit the ball out of the park. Hence, J.D. Martinez. This time the conversation is a bit...
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Rob Bradford
November 04, 2018 - 10:42 am
The conversation back in September was about why David Price signed with the Red Sox in the first place. Part of the pitcher's explanation included his feeling that Dave Dombrowski was going to do whatever was needed to give winning a whirl, each and every year. "I wanted to put myself in the best...
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Connor Donahue
July 09, 2018 - 12:17 pm
Week one of NBA free agency was, in a word, crazy. DeMarcus Cousins is taking his talents to Golden State for pennies on the dollar, Paul George is staying in OKC with Russell Westbrook and LeBron James is heading west to join the Lakers. The Celtics haven’t made any major moves this offseason, but...
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Sara Civian
July 02, 2018 - 1:48 pm
At some point last season, the Bruins became self aware. None of us know exactly when that happened -- maybe they don’t even know when exactly it clicked -- but the awareness culminated in general manager Don Sweeney trading for Rick Nash at the deadline. The phrase “going all in” was tossed around...
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Sara Civian
June 25, 2018 - 11:22 am
There are two types of people in this world, and both of them showed up Sunday night when news surfaced that the Bruins are at least somewhat involved in the John Tavares sweepstakes. Person One heard about it and immediately rejected the idea. Maybe it was a defense mechanism, and a pretty good...
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Rob Bradford
February 06, 2018 - 9:38 am
Free agency is a nerve-wracking proposition. Ask any player who has entered into a season which promises to be punctuated by the chance to hit the open market. The weight of knowing the results of that one year is going to set the stage for their life's biggest payday is often times more consuming...
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Mike Petraglia
February 08, 2017 - 7:49 am
It's always difficult interpreting the words of a star athlete at the end of his contract. Throw in a Super Bowl victory parade, fans screaming and showering them with love, it becomes that much more of a challenge. Add in the boundless energy, spirit and personality of Martellus Bennett, and the...
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Rob Bradford
November 02, 2015 - 3:26 am
The offseason has officially begun. With Kansas City GM Dayton Moore now slated to get the congratulatory handshakes at next week's general managers meeting, front offices throughout Major League Baseball are lining up by the phones ready to kick off their Hot Stove season. For the Red Sox , one of...
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