Hardball Talk "Yesterday, we learned that the Marlins were considering Evan Gattis and Chris Davis as trade options for an upgrade at first base. You can add Brandon Moss of the Athletics to the list, per MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro, as well as Allen Craig of the Red Sox (via Clark Herald of the Miami Herald). The..." November 28
New York Post "The Mets remain willing to let the market take shape and see if anything develops to their liking in their continued search for a starting shortstop. One new name that could intrigue them is Xander Bogaerts, but it appears he may stay in Boston with newly signed Hanley Ramirez shifting to left..." November 27
Sporting News "Well, there you go: The Red Sox are taking an old-school Yankees approach this offseason. A first-to-worst season will do that. Sox owner John Henry told reporters Tuesday night he's willing to pay the luxury tax next year to upgrade the roster. Boston's well on its way after signing free..." November 26
CSN Bay Area "The Red Sox introduced Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez on Tuesday. Sandoval will play third base, but Ramirez will shift from shortstop to left field due to the presence of 22-year-old Xander Bogaerts. That means incumbent left fielder Yoenis Cespedes will have to find a new..." November 26
CBSSports.com "With both Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez now on the board, the Red Sox suddenly have a major outfield surplus. Hanley joins Yoenis Cespedes, Rusney Castillo, Allen Craig, Jackie Bradley Jr., Shane Victorino, Daniel Nava, Mookie Betts and Bryce Brentz as outfielders on the 40-man roster. At..." November 25
CBSSports.com "Third baseman Pablo Sandoval, heretofore a Giants lifer, recently put the ink on a five-year, $95-million contract with the Red Sox -- a deal that includes a club option for a sixth season. On Tuesday, Sandoval was introduced to the media as a freshly minted Red Sox player. "I want a new..." November 25
#Mariners have had trade talks on multiple RH outfielders, including Matt Kemp, Yoenis Cespedes, and Justin Upton. They want to land one.
Sporting News "One year, $10.5 million left on deal; free agent after 2015 Both at the plate and in the field, Cespedes is a highlight-reel player whose overall performance over a full season is not as impressive as you might think. In 2014, he hit .260/.301/.450 with 22 homers, which is nothing to sneeze at,..." November 25
Two #RedSox team sources say Bogaerts is still the SS. Didn’t think that would change, but worth checking.
CBSSports.com "The Boston Red Sox are trying hard for a huge free agent double play, as they are involved with not only Pablo Sandoval but also Hanley Ramirez, according to sources. The Red Sox are known to be in the middle of talks for star third baseman Sandoval, and after remaining in contact with Ramirez..." November 24
Sandoval’s agent, Gustavo Vasquez, finally acknowledging that deal with #RedSox is done. Pending physical. Press conference tomorrow.
Hanley Ramirez terms with #RedSox, per source: Four years, $88M with fifth-year vesting option valued at $22M.
Hardball Talk "Big day for the Sox. On the same day they are expected to officially announce a deal with Hanley Ramirez, Jon Heyman reports that the Red Sox have reached an agreement with Pablo Sandoval for five years and close to $100 million. Sandoval had offers from both the Giants and the Padres as well,..." November 24
ESPN Boston "The Boston Red Sox, not content to wait for third baseman Pablo Sandoval's decision as to whether he will sign with the club, reportedly have come to terms with Hanley Ramirez on what is expected to be in the range of a five-year, $90 million agreement, FoxSports.com reported Sunday. Ramirez..." November 24
Hardball Talk "It’s almost that time! The time to argue for a couple of months on-end about the Hall of Fame! The ballot has been released. Here it is, with 17 holdovers and 17 newcomers. Here are the new guys: Randy Johnson Pedro Martinez John Smoltz Carlos Delgado Gary Sheffield Nomar..." November 24
ESPN.com "Free-agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval is expected to make a decision about his baseball future this week, according to his brother and co-agent. Michael Sandoval did not specify which teams are in the running, but he told ESPNBoston.com's Gordon Edes on Saturday that Pablo Sandoval has..." November 23
San Francisco Gate "I hear Pablo Sandoval has received his highest contract offer from the Padres but is leaning toward accepting an offer from the Red Sox, though events could change in a hurry. Giants assistant GM Bobby Evans, who spoke with agent Gustavo Vasquez on Thursday morning, had suggested the third..." November 23
Boston Globe "The Red Sox might be pulling ahead in the race for Pablo Sandoval. A major league source indicated the Red Sox’ five-year, $95 million offer may be in the lead over Sandoval’s offers from the San Francisco Giants and the San Diego Padres. It’s not certain whether any of the teams have..." November 23
NESN "The Pablo Sandoval sweepstakes just welcomed a surprise entrant. The San Diego Padres have joined the Boston Red Sox and San Francisco Giants in aggressively pursuing Sandoval, CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman reported Thursday night. The Toronto Blue Jays and Chicago White Sox reportedly have shown..." November 21
According to a mAjor league source the Red Sox offer to Jon Lester falls into $110-$120 range over six years.
New York Daily News "Roger Clemens could be held in contempt of court and face sanctions for disobeying an order to turn over correspondence involving the disgraced baseball pitcher’s agents and public relations guru to lawyers representing Clemens’ former trainer, a Brooklyn judge said in court papers..." November 19
CBSSports.com "Pablo Sandoval and his agents boarded a flight Wednesday afternoon from Boston, and the Red Sox are expected to make an offer by Thursday or so in what looks like a strong and spirited competition between at least five teams, including the favored, big-market Boston and San Francisco teams. The..." November 19
Newark Star-Ledger "Things appear to be heating up on the possibility of the Phillies trading Cole Hamels to the Boston Red Sox front. According to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Phillies are doing background on three of the top prospects in the Red Sox organization including highly touted catcher Christian..." November 19
MLB Trade Rumors "The Red Sox have claimed Juan Francisco off waivers from the Blue Jays, Boston announced today. Francisco, 27, had been noted as a non-tender candidate by MLBTR’s Mark Polishuk, and obviously was headed in that direction given the move by the Jays to expose him to the wire. Francisco is..." November 19
CSN New England "CSNNE.com’s Red Sox Insider Sean McAdam joined Trenni Kusnierek on SNC Early Edition to discuss the reports that the Red Sox are discussing a deal with Sandoval. McAdam explained that it would be foolish for either party to sign now. " November 19
ESPN Boston "The Boston Red Sox made a contract offer to pitcher Jon Lester when he met with the team's owners earlier this week, according to a major league source. The terms of the offer were not disclosed, and the source said he did not expect Lester to make a quick decision. Lester met with the..." November 19
#Cardinals have joined the Red Sox, Cubs and Braves in pursuit of Jon Lester according to a club source which makes sense after Miller trade
ESPN Boston "Free agent Pablo Sandoval arrived in Boston on Monday for a meeting with Red Sox brass, who were said to be "all-in" on luring the third baseman away from San Francisco. An executive with one major league club at last week's GM meetings in Phoenix said the Sox were making a big push to sign the..." November 18
Hardball Talk "If you haven’t been following former major leaguer Jose Canseco on Twitter, you’re really missing out. Recently, he tweeted about how his finger — surgically reattached after he had accidentally shot it off — fell off during a poker tournament. Now, Canseco tweets, he’s selling both the severed..." November 18
Newsday "Biogenesis founder Anthony Bosch told federal investigators earlier this year that top sports agent Scott Boras orchestrated a meeting to help fabricate medical records and concoct a cover story to explain a failed drug test by Boras client Manny Ramirez, according to two sources with direct..." November 15
New York Post "Rest in peace, Awkward Manager Ambling From The Dugout to the Field So a Team Can Decide Whether To Challenge a Call. You won’t be missed. Phase Two of Major League Baseball’s extended instant-replay rollout hasn’t yet been finalized, MLB executive vice president of baseball operations Joe..." November 13
MassLive.com "Shorten the game to six innings and make it to the World Series. The strategy used by the Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants last season is considered the "flavor of the month," one agent said Wednesday at the general managers meetings in the Arizona Biltmore Hotel. The Boston Red..." November 13
Boston Herald "Day 1 of the general managers meetings is in the books, and we already have a couple of key pieces of information that could influence the shape of the Red Sox rotation in 2015. First there’s the news — first reported by FoxSports.com — that Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels has a no-trade..." November 12
FWIW, Red Sox are one of the six teams showing ‘legitimate interest’ in Jon Lester, per source http://t.co/ONd67t4Bnf
ESPN Boston "While there have been reports, most notably from Buster Olney of ESPN.com, that the San Francisco Giants are optimistic about re-signing Pablo Sandoval and that a deal could happen soon, an executive with another major league club said Tuesday that the Red Sox are "all in" on the free-agent third..." November 12
CSN New England "The Red Sox need a third baseman, a backup catcher and some bullpen depth for 2015. But one need outstrips them all: starting pitching. After dealing off 60 percent of their of their rotation last July, the Sox need at least two quality starters to add to Joe Kelly, Clay Buchholz and a handful..." November 12
Providence Journal "Ben Cherington left no room for equivocation: Xander Bogaerts will come to spring training as Boston’s shortstop. Long considered the organization’s most talented young player, Bogaerts showed the Red Sox enough even in an up-and-down rookie season for them to expect him to be a core part of their..." November 11
I know how hard this is to believe but a well-placed source predicted that Red Sox will re-sign Lester, and may go up to 6 yrs to do so
Hardball Talk "The Red Sox have a logjam of outfielders and most of the trade speculation has centered on Yoenis Cespedes. It’s only natural, as he’s only under team control for one more year and appears unlikely to sign an extension to stay in Boston. Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington addressed the..." November 10
Boston Globe "It’s sort of like David Ortiz leaving Boston for the Dodgers, or a reasonable equivalent. Pablo Sandoval should probably never leave San Francisco. Three World Series rings. Postseason hero. Lovable nickname (Kung Fu Panda) complete with fans who wear panda masks during his at-bats. But..." November 09
CSN New England "A year ago, Masterson seemed headed for a big free agent payday. But he and the Cleveland Indians couldn't get together on an extension last offseason, and last July the Indians dealt him to St. Louis. He was, in a word, abysmal with the Cardinals, compiling a 7.04 ERA in six games. There were..." November 05
Sporting News "Major League Baseball's Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners for 2014 were announced Tuesday night. Voting was done by MLB managers and coaches before the end of the regular season. Three American League squad was dominated by the Royals and Orioles, who met in the ALCS. Kansas City placed Alex..." November 05
Sox announce that Mike Napoli underwent surgery to address his sleep apnea this AM at MGH. Will be released from hospital this week.
ESPN Boston "The Red Sox on Friday announced that they had declined the $4 million option they held for 2015 on left-handed reliever Craig Breslow, making the 34-year-old pitcher a free agent. In a conference call with reporters Thursday night, GM Ben Cherington did not rule out the possibility of bringing..." October 31