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Valentine, Red Sox Name Bob McClure New Pitching Coach – Fenway Park 12/26/11

Bobby Valentine and the Red Sox have announced that Bob McClure will be the Red Sox new Pitching Coach.  McClure was the Kansas City Royals’ pitching coach from 2006-2011 and he helped mentor Zach Greinke who eventually won the AL Cy Young Award in 2009.  The Royals did not keep McClure on after the end [...]

Red Sox Consider Heath Bell – Fenway Park 11/18/11

Sources have confirmed that the Red Sox have made inquiries into free agent reliever Heath Bell.  Bell is 34-years old and is one of the most sought-after relievers this off-season.  Bell saved 43 games for the San Diego Padres in 2011.  He also sported a nifty 2.44 ERA.  From 2009 through 2011, Bell has saved [...]

Francisco Cordero On Red Sox Radar to Replace Papelbon or Set-Up Bard? Fenway Park 11/15/11

The Red Sox have made inquiries into 37-year old closer Francisco Cordero who is now a free agent.  Cordero saved 37 games for the Cincinnati Reds in 2011 and he sported a nifty 2.45 ERA.  Cordero has notched at least 30 saves in each of the last 5 seasons.  It’s unclear if the Red Sox [...]

Papelbon Leaves Boston for Philadelphia – Fenway Park 11/11/11

Baseball sources have indicated that Jonathan Papelbon is ready to ink a new deal with the Philadelphia Phillies.  The deal is reportedly worth 4-years and $50 million.  There is also a vesting year that could take the deal to a 5th year that would put the total compensation over $60 million.  The 30-year old Papelbon [...]

Free Agency Update – Papelbon, Ortiz, Wheeler & Tek – Fenway Park 11/1/11

The Red Sox declined to pick up the $3 million club option for reliever Dan Wheeler for the 2012 MLB season.  Wheeler has been designated a Class B free agent and the Red Sox will receive a “sandwich pick” (a supplemental 1st-round pick in between the first and second rounds of the draft) in the [...]

Red Sox Collapse Complete – O’s Top Sox 4-3 on Walk-Off Hit – Fenway Park 9/28

The Red Sox completed the worst collapse in baseball history with their 4-3 loss to the O’s on Wednesday night.  Leading 3-2 heading into the 9th inning, Jonathan Papelbon could not seal the deal as he gave up the game-tying double and then the go-ahead single with 2 out in the 9th inning.  But it [...]

Red Sox Hang On for 8-7 Win Over O’s, Stay Tied with Rays for Wild Card Lead – Fenway Park 9/27/11

Wow – that wasn’t fun.  The Red Sox held on for an 8-7 win over the O’s and stayed tied with the Rays for the Al Wild Card Lead.  Catcher Ryan Lavarnway – who has given the Red Sox a much-needed power boost behind the plate – homered twice in the win.  His 3-run bomb [...]

Red Sox Out-Last Rays 1-0 in 16 Innings in Tampa – Fenway Park 7/18/11

Not the way you want to play on get-away day, especially when it’s Sunday Night ESPN baseball and you have a game in Baltimore the next night.  The Red Sox out-lasted the Rays in 16 innings last night/this morning, beating the Rays 1-0 on Dustin Pedroia’s 2-out single.  Josh Reddick led off the inning with [...]

Lester Leads Red Sox Past Phillies 5-2 to Salvage Series – Fenway Park 6/30/11

Jon Lester led the Red Sox past the Phillies 5-2 with a solid 7 scoreless innings.  He allowed just 2 hits and 2 walks in the win.  Bobby Jenks allowed 2 runs in the 9th inning, prompting Manager Terry Francona to go with Jonathan Papelbon to close out the game.  Papelbon retired the only 2 [...]

Red Sox Salvage Pirates Series with “Lucky” 4-2 Win on Sunday – Fenway Park 6/27/11

It was not a good weekend for the Red Sox in Pittsburgh.  After dropping the 1st 2 games, the Red Sox “backed into” a 4-2 win behind a great starting effort from Andrew Miller.  3 of the 4 runs scored by the Red Sox were unearned.  They scored their 1st unearned run in the 4th [...]