Red Sox

December 16, 2008 - 4:22 am
Karl Ravech of ESPN reported that he had checked in with someone close to the Teixeira negotiations. According to Ravech's source, the first baseman, who is the prize of the free-agent market, is in negotiations with five teams: the Angels, Nationals, Orioles, Red Sox and Yankees. Using the...
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December 15, 2008 - 9:18 am
The World Baseball Classic is starting to collect members of the Red Sox . Japan announced its WBC roster today, and to no one's surprise, 2006 tournament MVP Daisuke Matsuzaka will represent his native country.'s Rob Bradford, meanwhile, has learned that Sox second baseman and reigning...
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December 13, 2008 - 10:06 am
Perception and reality of Red Sox CEO and President Larry Lucchino often seem divorced. He is viewed as a powerful voice who is difficult to work with, a notion that swelled when Sox GM Theo Epstein briefly left the job in 2005. Yet Epstein has now been on the job for six years, just as Kevin...
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December 13, 2008 - 7:05 am
At the winter meeting this week, agent Scott Boras , who represents free-agent first baseman Mark Teixeira , said that the biggest position playing prize of the winter had met at the ownership level with every team involved in discussions. "Mark has met with all the teams he'€™s involved with and...
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December 13, 2008 - 6:14 am
It doesn't amount to a ringing endorsement, but Jake Peavy's agent, Barry Axelrod, told the San Diego Union-Tribune that his client would consider as a last resort a trade to three American League teams: the Yankees , Red Sox and Angels. Axelrod described the 2007 Cy Young winner as enormously...
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December 12, 2008 - 7:00 am
The new Red Sox uniforms are being called "retro roadies" by the folks over on Yawkey Way. Does that not sound like a fantastic cover band or what? Or perhaps a wedding band? Regardless, the uniforms are causing quite a stir among hardcore members of Red Sox Nation. Here are some of the early...
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Rob Bradford
December 10, 2008 - 6:45 am
LAS VEGAS -- Shortly after finishing his press briefing, Kansas City general manager Trey Hillman took a few moments to talk about Ramon Ramirez , the relief pitcher his team sent over to the Red Sox in exchange for Coco Crisp : "Ramon will take the ball every day if you let him. He's all for the...
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December 10, 2008 - 1:52 am
According to industry sources, the Red Sox have had preliminary discussions with corner infielder Kevin Youkilis and his agent, Joe Bick, about a long-term deal. Yet initial conversations between the team and the player suggest that, while Youkilis is receptive to the idea of staying in Boston for...
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December 09, 2008 - 2:52 pm
An industry official confirmed that the Diamondbacks offered the Red Sox catcher Miguel Montero for pitcher Michael Bowden . The Red Sox, who value the 22-year-old Bowden highly, turned down the offer. The two teams are expected to continue conversations to see if a fit can be found.
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December 09, 2008 - 11:19 am
Paul Kinzer, who represents free-agent Rafael Furcal , said that the Red Sox have not contacted him about the shortstop. The development would seem to suggest the high regard in which Jed Lowrie is held. The Sox will continue to see whether they can deal away Julio Lugo , as their preference for...
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