ESPN Boston "Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington announced the signing of right-handed relief pitcher Edward Mujica to a two-year contract Saturday. The deal is worth $9.5 million over the two years, a baseball source told ESPNBoston.com on Thursday, when the agreement was first reported. The..." December 07
Jacoby Ellsbury has passed his physical. He's a Yankee.
Boston Herald "Jackie Bradley Jr.’s life is about to change. And no, it has nothing to do with Jacoby Ellsbury. Tomorrow, Bradley will be married to Erin Helring, his former high school classmate, in Richmond, Va. As their families gather for the big occasion, final preparations are being made. Then comes..." December 06
Napoli deal is for two years, $32 million. Signing first reported by @bradfo.
Sources: Red Sox and Brewers among teams that have checked in with Marlins about Logan Morrison. @FOXSports1
Sportsnet.ca "With utility players Willie Bloomquist, Nick Punto, Kelly Johnson and Skip Schumaker off of the board, MLB teams are expressing interest in free agent infielder Jamey Carroll. At least seven teams have checked in on Carroll, including the Texas Rangers, Cleveland Indians, Tampa Bay Rays, Boston..." December 05
Choo negotiations "could move quickly," per Scott Boras. Rumor:Boston in. we shall see
Yahoo! Sports "Reliever Edward Mujica and the Boston Red Sox have agreed on a two-year, $9.5 million deal, sources told Yahoo Sports. The deal is pending a physical, which Mujica is taking Thursday. Mujica spent almost all of last season as closer for the St. Louis Cardinals before losing his job to Trevor..." December 05
Matt Kemp is in play for the Red Sox and the Dodgers would eat some money in the right deal. Just a question of whether the Red Sox want to
NESN "After spending his entire Major League career with the Boston Red Sox, free-agent outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury has reportedly signed a seven-year deal to join the rival New York Yankees. Ellsbury is the first high-profile Red Sox player to join the other side of baseball’s most storied rivalry..." December 04
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Jarrod Saltalamacchia's journey through free agency has brought him home. The West Palm Beach-born Saltalamacchia according to multiple sources who has agreed in principle to a three-year, $21 million deal. It came together Tuesday, when the Twins shifted their focus away from the..." December 04
Sox haven't "ruled out" Granderson
WEEI Boston "According to an industry source, while the Red Sox have been engaged in talks with free agent outfielder Carlos Beltran, the team is unlikely to pursue a three-year deal for the 36-year-old. As a switch-hitting corner outfielder who hit .296/.339/.491 in 145 games for the Cardinals in 2013,..." December 04
Source: NPB clubs indicating they will accept maximum bid structure for posting system, now negotiating w/ MLB where that point would be.
MLBPlayers.com "The executive board of the Major League Baseball Players Association voted unanimously to appoint Tony Clark as the union's next executive director, pending a vote by the general membership, it was announced today during the MLBPA's annual executive board meeting. The general membership will vote..." December 04
Sources: #Rangers won't pursue a reunion with free-agent catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, who they dealt away in 2010.
Source tells me #Marlins are offering Saltalamacchia 2 years w/ 3rd-yr team option. Guessing Twins will have to top it (guarantee 3rd year?)
Sources: Dodgers have remained in contact with multiple teams on possibility of Matt Kemp trade. SEA, BOS, TEX among those with interest.
Marlin Maniac "Many people in baseball viewed Jarrod Saltalamacchia as the second best free agent catcher on the market this year. If he truly is, then the Marlins just scored a big win in free agency. “Salty” is close to signing a free agent deal with the Miami Marlins, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox..." December 03
Update: Jarrod Saltalamacchia and #Marlins have agreed in principle to three-year, $21 millon contract
Yankees have made offer to FA infielder Omar Infante, in addition to Drew, Ellsbury, Choo, Beltran, sources tell @Ken_Rosenthal and me.
The Yankees' deal with Ellsbury is done, pending a physical. I'm told the contract is bigger than Crawford's 7 year/$142M deal.
Yankees deal with Ellsbury is seven years and $153 million. That's $12 million more than Crawford's contract.
CBSSports.com "Veteran catcher A.J. Pierzynski has agreed to a deal with the World Series champion Boston Red Sox, according to sources. The Red Sox needed a veteran to catch their championship team, and ultimately they liked the idea of a Pierzynski, an excellent offensive catcher who has respected..." December 03
MLB.com "The free-agent pool got a boost on Monday, with former closers John Axford and Andrew Bailey among the biggest names cut loose ahead of the 11:59 p.m. ET non-tender deadline. Teams had until that time to offer -- or tender -- contracts to arbitration-eligible players. A non-tendered player..." December 03
Saltalamacchia's market moving quickly enough now, there's a good chance he'll sign before winter meetings.
Scott Boras is rarely in a hurry but clubs are reporting Ellsbury talks are moving faster than expected. Winter-mettings deal not impossible
CBSSports.com "A few weeks ago, talks between Major League Baseball and Nippon Professional Baseball about a new posting system hit a snag. MLB reportedly grew impatient and felt NPB's officials were dragging their feet seeking approval and finalizing the agreement. As a result, MLB amended their..." December 02
Hardball Talk "Reliever Andrew Bailey‘s days with the Red Sox could be numbered. After moving to Boston in the Josh Reddick deal with the Athletics prior to the 2012 season, Bailey has made just 49 appearances in his two seasons with the Sox. He missed most of the 2012 season with a thumb injury, then had his..." December 01
Boston Herald "Close your eyes and envision the perfect complement to 21-year-old Red Sox phenom Xander Bogaerts. Ideally Player X would be a veteran left-handed-hitting shortstop on a short-term contract who could help Bogaerts ease into the position, perhaps even in a platoon, with Bogaerts shifting to..." November 30
Boston Herald "All’s well that ends well, and for the Red Sox, things couldn’t possibly have ended better. But not even an endless loop of World Series highlights would obscure the fact that Will Middlebrooks had a crummy season. Pegged as a middle-of-the-order power threat after a promising rookie year,..." November 28
Sure, Michael Young is interesting(.279/.335/.395) to teams he's reached out to like O's, Rd Sox...
Deadspin.com "Recently, as you may recall, we announced our plan to subvert the annual elections for baseball's Hall of Fame by buying votes from voters. Our idea was to make a mockery and farce of the increasingly solemn and absurd election process, and to take some power from the duly appointed custodians of..." November 27
CBSSports.com "At least the Twins, Rockies and possibly Blue Jays have been identified as among the teams that could be threats to steal free agent starting catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia from the incumbent Red Sox. The Rangers look like another possibility to observers, but one person connected with the..." November 26
Source: #Marlins have discussed Napoli internally and could enter mix at right price. Napoli is South Florida native and good friends ...
MLB.com "The induction ceremony for the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., next July 28 could have a real Atlanta Braves flavor to it. Former Braves pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, each a 300-game winner, head a ballot stacked with superstar newcomers that will be studied by..." November 26
WEEI Boston "Red Sox GM Ben Cherington, at the Wang Theatre in Boston for the screening of MLB Productions’ World Series Film, discussed a few dimensions of how the offseason has taken shape to date. Among the takeaways: – Cherington said that the team feels it can be “choosy” in the catching market given..." November 26
Lucchimo says Sox have considerable confidence that Bradley/Bogaerts can be productive everyday players in 2014.
Told Dioner Navarro is moving to resolution, Boston not in pursuit
SB Nation "The Red Sox have been unwilling thus far to offer free agent catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia more than two years to re-sign with the team, reports Alex Speier of WEEI.com. Saltalamacchia is the clear-cut number one catcher on the market now that both Brian McCann and Carlos Ruiz have signed. A..." November 24
CSN New England "The Red Sox have a problem. It's a problem that many other organizations - their arch-rivals, the New York Yankees, for one -- would love to have, too. But it's a problem nonetheless. It's this: the Red Sox have to decide how -- and when -- to assimilate several of their top..." November 23
Boston Herald "As much as Mike Napoli wants to clutch this past season as tightly as his Red Sox teammates did his beard, his status as one of the top free agent power hitters has compelled him to test his worth on the open market. Tough to fault him for that. And make no mistake, there is interest in a..." November 23
Boston Globe "The Red Sox are one of several teams who have made inquiries on Dodgers centerfielder Matt Kemp according to a major league source. The Red Sox have probably made a few dozen of these types of calls on trades and free-agents, but Kemp is certainly intriguing. The one player they probably have..." November 23
SB Nation "The Boston Red Sox have acquired relief pitcher Burke Badenhop from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for minor league relief pitcher Luis Ortega. The trade was announced on the teams' Twitter accounts. Badenhop is a 30-year-old who has pitched for three teams in his six-year career. The..." November 22
#RedSox regard Dioner Navarro as more of fallback option if other free agent catcher dominoes don't fall their way
So excited to have another year with the Boston redsox organization! Can’t wait to get down to ft Meyers and get after it!
Providence Journal "As expected, the Red Sox added prospects Bryce Brentz, Garin Cecchini and Anthony Ranaudo to their 40-man roster on Wednesday to protect them from the Rule 5 draft. All three could wind up making their major-league debuts next season. Ranaudo made the leap to Triple-A Pawtucket late last season..." November 20
Brian McCann expected to start visiting teams he's talking with in the next 2 weeks;NYY/TEX/BOS among more than half-dozen teams interested.