Red Sox

January 10, 2009 - 10:45 am
At least there is one constituency that has strong feelings about Justin Masterson's role. The pitcher's parents have thrown their voice into the mix, proclaiming a preference that he continue his career as a starter. The reason for that stance? "They say it would be a lot easier to watch your...
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January 09, 2009 - 5:45 am
The MLB Network offered a particularly entertaining exchange between guest studio host Kevin Millar and Dustin Pedroia about the rightful guardian of No. 15 in Red Sox lore. Kevin Millar: I tell you what, I have a card here with a long list. You'€™ve been in the league for two years. You'€™ve...
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Rob Bradford
January 08, 2009 - 11:37 am
- Highlighting the Boston Baseball Writers' Dinner was the announcement that the Red Sox have signed outfielder, and Rhode Island native, Rocco Baldelli . Baldelli will be the first Red Sox player to wear No. 5 since former shortstop Nomar Garciaparra . Baldelli was introduced today and said, "...
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January 08, 2009 - 7:47 am
A year ago at this time, Michael Bowden was interrupting his winter in the Pensacola, Fla., outpost of Athletes' Performance to come to Boston as part of the Red Sox ' Rookie Development program. The experience proved a useful one, as Bowden enjoyed a brief summons to the majors in late August. The...
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WEEI
January 06, 2009 - 9:51 am
The most interesting thing to come out of the Mark Teixeira introductory press conference was the timeline. The 28-year-old first baseman suggested that it was roughly two weeks before Christmas--or around the Dec. 11 conclusion of the winter meetings--that he decided that he wanted to go to the...
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Rob Bradford
January 06, 2009 - 3:33 am
"On behalf of Manny Ramirez , we will, for the first time, begin accepting serious financial offers on Friday." -- S cott Boras , November 14, 2008. Maybe teams didn't hear Boras the first time ... By most accounts, there has been one offer thrown Manny Ramirez ' way during this almost two-month...
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January 05, 2009 - 9:39 am
As mentioned a couple of days ago , the Red Sox are now conducting their annual Rookie Development Program, an undertaking that been credited by such prospects as Jacoby Ellsbury and Justin Masterson for helping to ease the transition from the minors to the big leagues. Thirteen players are...
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January 03, 2009 - 5:21 am
The Red Sox are preparing to conduct their annual Rookie Development Program in Boston. The program, which will run from Jan. 4-16, has been credited by several of the young players ( Jacoby Ellsbury , Jed Lowrie , Justin Masterson , etc.) who have impacted the major-league club in recent years...
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January 02, 2009 - 12:36 pm
It seems hard to believe that Josh Bard would regret his separation from the Red Sox with any hint of regret. When he was traded from the Sox to the Padres in early 2006, heading west with reliever Cla Meredith in exchange for catcher Doug Mirabelli , it seemed like nothing short of a gift. Bard...
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Rob Bradford
December 28, 2008 - 2:39 pm
Brad Penny confirmed to WEEI.com that he has reached a preliminary agreement with the Red Sox on a one-year deal with a base salary of $5 million, which was first reported by FoxSports.com . The contract has the potential to reach a total of $8 million for the year with incentives. "There were a...
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