Red Sox

David Price is being discussed in trade talks
USA Today Sports
Rob Bradford
December 11, 2019 - 11:42 am
Tuesday gave us the first wave of David Price trade rumors from the Winter Meetings in San Diego. The Boston Red Sox continue to pursue ways to shed salary, and multiple teams have targeted starter David Price, sources tell ESPN. He is owed $96 million over the next three years. Red Sox could...
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Gerrit Cole is signing with the Yankees
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Rob Bradford
December 11, 2019 - 10:09 am
Red Sox' followers should be used to this by now. The Yankees blew through any luxury tax concerns (and the record books) and are signing top free agent pitching prize Gerrit Cole to a nine-year, $324 million contract . What's done is done. So, what now? It's hard to spin this any other way but...
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Nick Cafardo is in the Hall of Fame
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Rob Bradford
December 10, 2019 - 12:40 pm
Nick Cafardo is headed into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The longtime Boston Globe baseball columnist -- who passed away suddenly in March at the age of 62 -- has been elected as the 2020 winner of the J.G. Taylor Spink Award in balloting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. His...
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Alex Cora at Baseball Winter Meetings
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Rob Bradford
December 10, 2019 - 7:45 am
With the Baseball Winter Meetings kicking off in San Diego Monday the Red Sox' lot in life revolves around one important element: getting their payroll under the $208 million Luxury Tax Threshold. The target is why you aren't hearing the Sox in on virtually any free agents and the impetus behind...
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Stephen Strasburg pitches for Nationals
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Rob Bradford
December 09, 2019 - 3:10 pm
It took four years but somebody has finally topped David Price's record contract for a pitcher. According to multiple reports, the Nationals have re-signed Stephen Strasburg. The deal, per ESPN, is for seven years, $245 million. Price had inked a seven-year, $217 million contract with the Red Sox...
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Steve Pearce is unofficially retired
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Rob Bradford
December 09, 2019 - 2:17 pm
(The following is an excerpt from 'The Monday Baseball Column' which was published Dec. 9. To read the entire column, click here.) Just more than a year ago Steve Pearce committed to a one-year, $6.25 million deal with the Red Sox. It made a lot of sense for the team considering he represented the...
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Red Sox trade options
USA Today Sports
Rob Bradford
December 09, 2019 - 8:51 am
It feels like something is going to happen at these Winter Meetings, but figuring out exactly what is a bit of a dilemma. While it's far from a mystery that the likes of the two Los Angeles teams and the Yankees will be throwing gobs of cash at free agents such as Gerrit Cole, Stephen Strasburg and...
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Rick Porcello is a free agent
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Rob Bradford
December 08, 2019 - 9:18 am
The pitching market has already been active this offseason. Major League Baseball teams seem to be prioritizing two things heading into the upcoming Winter Meetings: Starting pitchers and catchers. That's been good news for more than a few free agents. Michael Pineda (2 years, $20 million), Kyle...
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Chris Sale donated a lot of money
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Rob Bradford
December 07, 2019 - 9:05 am
Chris Sale really is appreciative of his alma mater. Friday night the Red Sox pitcher showed exactly how much. At an annual fundraiser for Florida Gulf Coast University's athletic program Sale and his family presented a check for $1 million to the school. It was the largest single donation made to...
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Travis Shaw is a free agent
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Rob Bradford
December 06, 2019 - 10:30 am
Travis Shaw still owns a home in Fort Myers, Fla. He routinely plays golf with some of his former Red Sox teammates. And he still communicates regularly with many of the players with Boston who the infielder came up through the Sox system with. Oh, and by the way, the Red Sox just happen to need a...
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