Indians Free Agent Reminiscent of Former Red Sox Star

In 2009, the Red Sox made a deal with the Cleveland Indians acquiring All-Star catcher Victor Martinez for pitchers Justin Masterson and Nick Hagadone. Martinez became a fan favorite in his one and half year tenure in a Red Sox uniform. The future Hall of Fame catcher / DH made the 2010 All-Star team before leaving in free agency to join the Tigers in 2011. … Continue reading Indians Free Agent Reminiscent of Former Red Sox Star

Red Sox Expected to Bid on Otani

Japanese superstar Shohei Otani has been granted permission from his Japanese team, the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters, to bring his talents to Major League Baseball for the 2018 season. Under the current rules regarding international players being posted Otani can only receive whatever the teams are able to pay out of what is left from their allotted international free agent pools, along with the major league minimum. … Continue reading Red Sox Expected to Bid on Otani

Monster Contracts: Buyer Beware

  The rumors are swirling and it seems evident that the Red Sox will break the bank to sign a much-needed bat. Despite the need, these big contracts have seldom worked out. 1. Manny Ramirez to Boston In 2000, then Red Sox general manager Dan Duquette, signed free agent Manny Ramirez to an 8 year / 160 million dollar deal. The move, at the time, … Continue reading Monster Contracts: Buyer Beware

Red Sox Finalize Coaching Staff

The Red Sox have solidified their coaching staff with a familiar face for new manager, Alex Cora. The bullpen coach vacancy has been unfilled since, now pitching coach, Dana Levangie was promoted. Craig Bjornson was the bullpen coach for the Houston Astros over the past few seasons and has agreed to become the next bullpen coach with the Red Sox. Bjornson began his coaching career in 1999 … Continue reading Red Sox Finalize Coaching Staff

Rumors Continue to Swirl

As the General Managers meeting kicked off today, the Red Sox delegation arrived in Orlando prepared to gain information and potentially make some deals. Here are some of the rumors that have been going on that include the Red Sox. 1. Giancarlo Stanton to Boston This rumor surfaced this past weekend and sparked due to a report from the Miami Herald. Dave Dombrowski is feeling … Continue reading Rumors Continue to Swirl

Time for DD to fish for a Marlins OF

While there have been rumors regarding the Red Sox being interested in acquiring current Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton,  it’s another one of the Marlins outfielders that could make some sense if Dombrowski explores a trade. Outfielder Marcell Ozuna has seen his level of play rise over the past few seasons. This includes making the NL All-Star team the past two seasons. Ozuna broke into … Continue reading Time for DD to fish for a Marlins OF

Tony La Russa brings valuable experience to Boston

Following up on an earlier column, I wrote at the time that it was rumored that Tony La Russa was going to be stepping down from his position and could join the Red Sox in an executive advisory position. Recently, the rumor became reality when La Russa agreed to join his friend, and Red Sox president of Baseball Operations, Dave Dombrowski as a new Special … Continue reading Tony La Russa brings valuable experience to Boston

Xander Could Breakout in 2018

In his first press conference as manager of the Red Sox, Alex Cora spoke about his desire for the Red Sox hitters to be aggressive early in the count. In addition he stressed the need to “hunt for pitches.” Last season the Red Sox under former hitting coach, Chili Davis, swung at the first pitch 21.1% of the time, easily the lowest percentage in the majors. … Continue reading Xander Could Breakout in 2018

Red Sox Hire Familiar Face

  Recently I listed Dana LeVangie as a potential fit as the bullpen, pitching or bench coach. The Red Sox must have listened as, LeVangie was indeed named the new pitching coach. LeVangie has spent his entire 27-year professional career with the Boston Red Sox. The Sox initially drafted him in the 14th round of the 1991 MLB Draft. He played six seasons (1991-1996) in … Continue reading Red Sox Hire Familiar Face