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Alex Reimer
November 30, 2018 - 1:02 pm
The Red Sox are reportedly entertaining the notion of bringing back Craig Kimbrel, but probably not at the price he wants. The veteran closer is looking for a six-year deal in free agency, according to ESPN’s Buster Olney. That likely explains why Kimbrel turned the Red Sox’ $17.9 million...
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Zack Greinke
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John Tomase
November 30, 2018 - 12:59 pm
Zack Greinke was willing to join the Red Sox in free agency in 2015, but they instead convinced David Price to sign for $217 million. Now he's got them on his no-trade list. Boston's pursuit of the Diamondbacks All-Star right-hander likely would've fallen under the category of "unlikely" anyway,...
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Alex Reimer
November 30, 2018 - 11:28 am
The Red Sox are reportedly entertaining the notion of bringing back Craig Kimbrel , but probably not at the price he wants. The veteran closer is looking for a six-year deal in free agency, according to ESPN’s Buster Olney . That likely explains why Kimbrel turned the Red Sox’ $17.9 million...
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John Tomase
November 30, 2018 - 11:16 am
The Red Sox announced on Friday that they've agreed to a one-year deal with reliever Tyler Thornburg, avoiding arbitration. The deal is worth $1.75 million, per WEEI.com's Rob Bradford. Thornburg missed the entire 2017 season after undergoing surgery to treat thoracic outlet syndrome, returning...
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J.T. Realmuto
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John Tomase
November 30, 2018 - 11:05 am
The Red Sox won 108 games and then romped to a World Series title, which it makes it easy to forget the other 100-win team in the AL East that’s intent on getting better. Whereas the Red Sox project to return largely the same roster pretty much everywhere except closer, the Yankees are wheeling and...
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Rob Bradford
November 28, 2018 - 2:47 pm
When it comes to Joe Kelly signing as a closer there have been no guarantees, but some legitimate opportunities. According to multiple sources, Kelly continues to draw interest from a significant number of major league clubs with multiple teams expressing that the righty would have an opportunity...
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Ryan Hannable
November 28, 2018 - 1:28 pm
Nathan Eovaldi will likely be one of the most sought after players during free agency and one of the Red Sox' biggest competitors appears to be very interested. According to MLB Network's Jon Morosi, the Astros are continuing to show interest in the right-handed pitcher. It's also worth noting...
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John Tomase
November 28, 2018 - 10:08 am
From the Dept. of Sentences That Could Only Be Written in 2018: David Price launched his Twitch channel on Tuesday night and while taking questions from fans during a game of Fortnite admonished teammate Nathan Eovaldi that he’d “better be re-signing” with the Red Sox. Eovaldi was playing on the...
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Rob Bradford
November 28, 2018 - 10:02 am
Three years ago the Red Sox went all-in to acquire Craig Kimbrel from the San Diego Padres, giving up top prospect Manuel Margot along with some other valued minor-league pieces. Kimbrel was entering his prime with a healthy amount of years still left on his contract. According to the New York Post...
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Rob Bradford
November 28, 2018 - 9:31 am
It was certainly not something one would expect Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred might reveal. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred says slower pace of play of baseball is an advantage in gambling as “it gives an opportunity to be creative with respect to the types of wagers” that could be...
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