It looks like Jason Varitek will finish his major league career playing for just 1 major league baseball team. In this day and age, that is a pretty incredible feat. After Victor Martinez bolted for more money to join the Tigers in Detroit, the Red Sox made it more of a priority to ink […]
The Red Sox did not offer Catcher Jason Varitek salary arbitration before Tuesday night’s deadline. By not offering Tek arbitration, the Red Sox will not get a “sandwich pick” from another team if that team signs him as a free agent. On the other hand, it also allows the team to negotiate a more […]
Victor Martinez is now a Detroit Tiger – he signs a 4-year, $50 million deal with the AL Central Tigers. This announcement was not a big surprise. Right from the start, it never seemed like the Red Sox were sold on over-paying for Martinez. What is surprising, is that the Red Sox actually did […]
Will the Red Sox offer salary arbitration to Adrian Beltre and Victor Martinez? The simple answer is probably yes. Both players are Type A Free Agents which means that if either signs with another team, the Red Sox would get 2 picks from that team – one pick in the 1st or 2nd round […]
MLB sources have confirmed that John Buck could sign a 3-year deal with the Florida Marlins any day now. This would put the Red Sox in a huge bind and may force their hands to move quickly on Victor Martinez. If the Red Sox do not sign Martinez or Buck, they would be left […]
Theo Epstein had some interesting comments on trying to re-sign Adrian Beltre and Victor Martinez and how you have to adapt to the new free agency climate. With teams only having an exclusive 5-day period to re-sign looming free agents after the completion of the MLB post-season (instead of a 15-day period), management has […]
The Red Sox are starting to prepare for life after Victor Martinez – John Buck could end up being the club’s starting catcher in 2011. The Red Sox believe that the Detroit Tigers, Baltimore Orioles and Texas Rangers are all going to make strong pushes to lure Martinez away from Boston. Martinez had a […]
Will Jason Varitek be back with the Red Sox during the 2011 MLB season? It is a good question. Varitek played in only 39 games for the Red Sox in 2010. In 112 at-bats, Tek hit .232 with 7 HR’s and 16 RBI’s. He struck out 35 times though and had an embarrassingly low […]
The Red Sox and Jarrod Saltalamacchia have agreed to a 1-year deal for the 2011 MLB schedule. Saltalamacchia will earn $750,00 in the major leagues and $250,000 if he plays at the minor league level. The deal is not guaranteed so he must come ready to play come Spring Training 2011.
The Red Sox […]
I hate to blame a poor season on injuries, but it’s tough not to do so with the 2010 Red Sox who finished a frustrating 89-73.
Dustin Pedroia missed most of the summer with left foot issues that eventually required surgery in September. Kevin Youkilis didn’t play in the Red Sox final 56 games. […]