winter meetings

Red Sox made a Rule 5 pick
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Rob Bradford
December 12, 2019 - 12:38 pm
The Red Sox punctuated the Winter Meetings by actually doing something. They made a pick in the Rule 5 Draft. With the 17th pick in the Rule 5 process, the Red Sox plucked shortstop Jonathan Arauz out of the Houston organization. The 21-year-old reached Double-A in 2019, totaling a .700 OPS in 28...
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Rick Porcello is heading to Mets
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Rob Bradford
December 12, 2019 - 9:16 am
The Red Sox' starting rotation is officially going to look different in 2020. According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic Rick Porcello has agreed to a contract with the Mets. The agreement is pending a physical. Jon Heyman is reporting it is a one-year deal worth $10 million. Porcello, a New Jersey...
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David Price is being discussed in trade talks
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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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Red Sox trade options
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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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Rob Bradford
December 13, 2017 - 6:37 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- It should be noted that Scott Boras' hour-long get-together with the assembled media at the MLB winter meetings wasn't all that different than most years. Word is passed down on the third day of the event when Boras will appear, along with the general location his informal...
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