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St. Louis Cardinals: With the trade of Shelby Miller, will they go after another starting pitcher? Right now, they're relying on Adam Wainwright, who will be coming off minor elbow surgery; Michael Wacha, coming off an injury; Lance Lynn; veteran John...
From: ESPN | By: David Schoenfield | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Finding the roster spot with the longest lineage on all 30 teams.
From: Grantland | By: Ben Lindbergh | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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After opening a time capsule, the Bostonian Society will place a new one with current items....
From: WBZ-TV | By: mwschooley | Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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Ten months ago, the common belief was that Jon Lester would sign an extension that would keep him in a Red Sox jersey into his late 30s. A lot can change in a few months, however, and Lester soon found himself … Continue reading →...
From: MLB Trade Rumors | By: Steve Adams | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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The Red Sox have made no secret of their desire to make a push for Jon Lester, a notion that has gained further credence with the reports (the first one of which came from ESPNBoston.com) that the team has made an offer to the left-hander. But, of course,...
From: WEEI | By: Alex Speier | Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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Perhaps Pablo Sandoval was just being emotional, but during the World Series victory parade through downtown San Francisco, he pointed to the Giants’ logo and told reporters, “I want to wear that jersey for the rest of my career.”The Giants are...
From: Boston Herald | By: By Scott Lauber | Friday, November 21, 2014
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The Red Sox are like the dieter who counts calories for 11 days, falls off the wagon during an IPA- and burger-fueled bender, and then concludes, “Well, that was pointless.”Last spring, all we heard about were the core principles that governed their...
From: Boston Herald | By: By John Tomase | Friday, November 21, 2014
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The Atlanta Braves front office met with starting pitcher Jon Lester on Thursday afternoon over lunch and an afternoon of explaining that this Braves team can compete in the upcoming seasons. The left-hander went 16-11 with a 2.46 ERA in 2014 with 220...
From: Tomahawk Take | By: Jeff Schafer | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Here are the day’s minor signings from around the league: Left-hander Omar Duran has agreed to a minor league deal with the Tigers that includes a Spring Training invitation, MLBTR has learned. Duran, 24, had spent his entire career in the Athletics...
From: MLB Trade Rumors | By: Jeff Todd | Friday, November 21, 2014
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During an appearance on KNBR on Thursday, San Francisco Giants assistant general manager Bobby Evans said he thinks Pablo Sandoval will decide by Thanksgiving whether to re-sign with the Giants or go to another team, possibly the Boston Red Sox.
From: Inside Bay Area | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Here’s Dave Skretta of The Associated Press reporting from the latest round of owners meetings: KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Praising the transition as quick and orderly, Bud Selig announced Thursday that baseball owners unanimously approved a five-year...
From: LoHud Yankees Blog | By: Chad Jennings | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Pitcher Kyle Bartsch heads to the Padres in return. The Royals have made their first trade of the off-season, sending minor league pitcher Kyle Bartsch to the San Diego Padres for outfielder Reymond Fuentes, according to Andy McCullough of the Kansas...
From: Royals Review | By: Max Rieper | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Some folks in baseball still consider the Phillies to be the favorites to sign Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas. But are they? The Phillies have seen Tomas multiple times over the past several weeks and sources said they believe he could be a productive...
From: The Zo Zone | By: Todd Zolecki | Friday, November 21, 2014
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The Hot Stove guys are talking about Pablo Sandoval and Jon Lester's contract offers from the Red Sox. They then por one out for the Giancarlo Stanton rumors being put to bed.[0:01:31] ... as went on the Macias and scorpion. And the actual meetings with...
From: WEEI | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Looking to add outfield help, the Orioles claimed Alex Hassan off waivers on Thursday from the Oakland A's, continuing a whirlwind week for the 26-year-old, who was claimed by Oakland from the Red Sox several days ago.
From: MLB.com | By: Brittany Ghiroli | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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The Orioles added Tyler Wilson and Mike Wright, a pair of right-handed pitching college draftees from 2011, to their 40-man roster on Thursday, protecting them from the Rule 5 draft. Facing a midnight deadline to add players to the 40-man roster to protect...
From: Camden Chat | By: Mark Brown | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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A Red Sox minor leaguer was arrested Monday in California in connection with an armed robbery in Kansas.
From: New York Daily News | By: BERNIE AUGUSTINE | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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One of the most interesting free agents this offseason is unlikely to open 2015 in the big leagues. Yoan Moncada, a 19-year-old Cuban infielder who could receive a signing bonus of $30 million to $40 million (with teams paying a penalty of 100 percent...
From: WEEI | By: Alex Speier | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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On the list of offseason storylines to watch in Major League Baseball, 19-year-old Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada is near the top.     There are expected to be many teams in on the bidding, which figures to get very expensive. One team with interest...
From: Bleacher Report | By: Adam Wells | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Thursday represents a day of notable roster change, as teams face a deadline for adding players to the 40-man roster for the purposes of protecting them from the Rule 5 draft.read more...
From: WEEI | By: Alex Speier | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Viola has been a pitching coach in the Mets' organization over the past few years. Frank Viola, currently the Mets' Triple-A pitching coach, was interviewed regarding the Twins' pitching coach vacancy, but the team has informed him he is not one of...
From: Amazin' Avenue | By: Michael McCarty | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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There probably won’t be any heartfelt messages following this break-up. The relationship was too short-lived.......
From: NESN | By: Ricky Doyle | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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All right, Boston Red Sox fans. Prepare for your mind to be blown. Brandon Workman...
From: NESN | By: Ricky Doyle | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Ahead of today's deadline to add players to the 40-man roster to protect them from Major League Baseball's Rule 5 draft in December, the Oakland Athletics added third baseman Renato Nunez from Class-A Advanced Stockton to the 40-man roster. To make...
From: Athletics Nation | By: Jeremy F. Koo | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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In preparation for the Rule 5 Draft next month, the Red Sox protected four prospects by adding them to the 40-man roster on Thursday.
From: MLB.com | By: Ian Browne | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Did you just… lay a clutch of eggs? The Blue Jays tweet out the first image of Martin in a Jays uniform. This is really kinda awesome, eh? I’ll have more to say from the just-concluded press conference in a separate post shortly, by the way. As...
From: Drunk Jays Fans | By: Stoeten | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Earlier this week, the Athletics claimed outfielder Alex Hassan. Today, the Orioles claimed him from Oakland. Dan Duquette can't help himself. On Monday morning, Alex Hassan was in the Red Sox organization. Monday night, he was in the Athletics organization...
From: Camden Chat | By: Mark Brown | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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The Red Sox' 40-man roster is set ahead of the Rule 5 draft, with Blake Swihart, Eduardo Rodriguez, Sean Coyle, and Travis Shaw joining the ranks. The Red Sox have announced that Blake Swihart, Eduardo Rodriguez, Sean Coyle, and Travis Shaw have been...
From: Over the Monster | By: Ben Buchanan | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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The Boston Red Sox added four players to their 40-man roster Thursday. Catcher Blake Swihart,...
From: NESN | By: Ricky Doyle | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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The teenage Cuban phenom is now a free agent; what's next and how'd it happen? A popular topic of discussion lately has been about a teenage Cuban infielder who is set to absolutely shatter the recently set record for a player subject to the international...
From: Minor League Ball | By: Nick Melotte | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Red Sox purchased the contract of C Blake Swihart from Triple-A Pawtucket.
From: Rotoworld | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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It's still active, as two fruits of this tree are on the Red Sox right now. The Red Sox began the process of drafting Brandon Workman and Anthony Ranaudo before the two were even born. No, their coming wasn't told in the prophecies stored in the deepest,...
From: Over the Monster | By: Marc Normandin | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Baseball America listed the Tigers as one potential fit for the 19 year old Moncada. One of the most intriguing names of the MLB offseason is a player that might not even end up in the major leagues next season. Cuban shortstop Yoan Moncada was declared...
From: Bless You Boys | By: Rob Rogacki | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Red Sox purchased the contract of LHP Eduardo Rodriguez from Double-A Portland.
From: Rotoworld | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Red Sox purchased the contract of 1B Travis Shaw from Triple-A Pawtucket.
From: Rotoworld | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Red Sox purchased the contract of INF Sean Coyle from Double-A Portland.
From: Rotoworld | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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There are Blue Jays rumors a plenty today. First, not a rumor, there will be a press conference at 2:00 Eastern introducing new Blue Jay Russell Martin. It will be on Sportsnet 1 and Sportsnet.ca and we'll have an open thread to for it. Jon Heyman tells...
From: Blue Bird Banter | By: Tom Dakers | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Boston Red Sox pitching prospect Cody Kukuk was arrested Monday on an outstanding robbery warrant...
From: NESN | By: Ricky Doyle | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Your Thursday afternoon dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets It seems that the Mets may have an interest in Stephen Drew, but may have to compete with the Yankees for his services. Andy Martino suggests that baseball executives...
From: Amazin' Avenue | By: Chris Strohmaier | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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The Tigers filled their 40-man roster on Thursday, purchasing the contracts of relief prospect Angel Nesbitt and infielder Dixon Machado to protect them from next month’s Rule 5 Draft. Both Nesbitt and Machado were eligible last year and slipped through....
From: Jason Beck | By: Jason Beck | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Fangraphs is on a mission to bamboozle MLB front offices into trading the Phillies a pittance for Cole Hamels. Their irresponsible and patent lobbying must stop! (In all seriousness, they did a lot of work to produce bad arguments.) Jeff Sullivan is...
From: The Good Phight | By: LTG8 | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Neil Allen has come close to landing a major-league pitching coach job in recent years, going to the wire with the Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies. Still, the former big-league closer with the New York Mets in the early 1980s was pleasantly...
From: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Which replay challenges hurt the Orioles the most in 2014? And how badly did they hurt? Earlier this week I talked about the six instant replay challenges that helped the Orioles the most in 2014. Now, I don't know if you know this, but it turns out...
From: Camden Chat | By: Ryan Pollack | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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2013 Cy Young award winner Max Scherzer is the prize of the free agent market after another superb season.  He’s a strikeout machine with a strong record of durability, and agent Scott Boras will be seeking a precedent-setting contract. Strengths/Pros...
From: MLB Trade Rumors | By: Tim Dierkes | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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News and stories about the Seattle Mariners and other analysis from around the league. Happy Thursday! Here's your dose of links for the day: The Mariners have hired a new manager for the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers. Fish Stripes argues that the Stanton...
From: Lookout Landing | By: Anders Jorstad | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Join Rob Bradford of WEEI.com for a live chat, starting at noon, to talk all things Red Sox offseason (or anything else that might be on your mind). It’s a great way to warm up for tonight’s “Hot Stove Show” with Bradford, Alex Speier and Mike...
From: WEEI | By: WEEI | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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UFC featherweight Conor McGregor recently joined WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman to preview his upcoming fight against Dennis Siver, which will take place on January 18 at the TD Garden....
From: WBZ-TV | By: Matthew Geagan | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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By 5:00 this afternoon, the Red Sox need to set their 40-man rosters for the Rule 5 draft. Who will be protected? Although the Rule 5 draft won't take place until the Winter Meetings, which are still a few weeks away, Thursday marks the roster deadline....
From: Over the Monster | By: Matt_Collins | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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With the Red Sox in high pursuit of Jon Lester and Pablo Sandoval, the club seems to view this offseason as a chance to reload and regroup and get back to where it once belonged.
From: MLB.com | By: Mike Bauman | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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