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David Price: The Best, the Tested, the Only Option for Boston

Baseball history was made when David Price put pen to paper, signing a seven year agreement worth a whopping $217MM. That’s a $31MM average annual salary, officially making Price the highest paid pitcher of all-time. But given the recent emphasis on having an ace atop a rotation, that cost may become the new norm. We’ll see it in action when Greinke eventually signs a deal similar in average annual salary
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MLB Free Agency: Why The Price Is Wrong For Boston

It was so obvious even Stevie Wonder could see it (apparently Ben Charrington couldn’t). The one thing missing from the 2015 Red Sox was an ace. Yes, they had a plan that having five guys who were all 2’s, 3’s and 4’s would mean that an ace was not needed. That plan failed miserably. Rick Porcello was worth nowhere near the money that gave him as an extension, Joe Kelly
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MLB: Time To Reassess Red Sox GM Ben Cherington And His Past Deals

With the MLB trade deadline in the books and the Boston Red Sox reeling, now is a good time to take a look at how well Boston general manager Ben Cherington has done with his midseason deals. Cherington has been GM since 2011 but has been a part of the Red Sox decision-making since 1999. So while the body of evidence is small, there are some tell-tale signs for what
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Garin Cecchini Is the Long-Term Answer at Third Base for the Red Sox

[caption id="attachment_31170" align="alignnone" width="400"] Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images[/caption] With 26-year old third baseman Will Middlebrooks struggling yet again, it’s time to wonder what the Red Sox are going to do about the gap of productivity at the hot corner.  After a promising 2012 campaign during which he hit .288 with 15 homers, Middlebrooks has regressed considerably across the next two seasons.  Now, slashing a putrid .188/.253/.266, the Boston front
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Daniel Nava Playing His Way Back Into Relevancy

Following an abysmal start to the 2014 campaign in which Daniel Nava slashed .130/.221/.234 through the first two months, the Red Sox outfielder has picked up the pace at his vintage 2013 level. Daniel Nava represents one of the great stories in baseball, signing a $1 contract with Boston in desperation for a shot at the big leagues.  Not even earning a spot on his college baseball team, Nava never lost
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MLB: Is Red Sox Closer Koji Uehara Done For The Season?

    It has not been an ideal 2014 campaign for Koji Uehara. Just one year removed from setting the record for most saves in a single postseason, the closer is having a disastrous end of the year for the Boston Red Sox. Due to his struggles, the team will consider shutting down the closer for the rest of the season, according to a report by Alex Speier of Boston
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News & Notes : Francona Named AL Manager of the Year, Hurdle Named NL Manager of The Year, Texans Cut S Reed

[caption id="attachment_18631" align="aligncenter" width="594"] (Jason Miller/Getty Images North America)[/caption] Indians Manager Terry Francona and Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle Named NL Manager of The Year : After taking over two once-proud baseball clubs, Terry Francona and Clint Hurdle would both be named Manager of the Year in both the American and National leagues. Francona, who won two World Series titles with the Boston Red Sox, led the Cleveland Indians to the
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2013 World Series : Red Sox Beat Cards In Six, Claim Eighth Title

BOSTON – For the first time since 1918, the Boston Red Sox clinched a World Series at home, a 6-1 win over the St Louis Cardinals. Inspired by the tragic bombing at the Boston Marathon and a sense of unity, the Red Sox would go from being the sixth-worst team in baseball to finish 97-65 and overcome one of the most controversial calls in post-season history in Game three to claim their third World
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2013 World Series : Thanks to Jim Joyce’s Obstruction Call, Cards Steal Game Three From Red Sox

ST. LOUIS – Thanks to a controversial obstruction call, umpire Jim Joyce finds himself in the middle of another media firestorm, except this time, it gave the St Louis Cardinals a 2-1 lead in the 2013 World Series. Joyce, who has had a history of blowing and making controversial calls, most recently Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga’s near-perfect game vs Cleveland in 2010, was once again at the center of a