1. Nomar Garciaparra Retires as a Member of the Boston Red Sox

    Nomar Garciaparra retiring as a member of the Red Sox is quite fitting. Garciaparra was the face of the franchise for many years. The shortstop established himself by winning Rookie of the Year in 1997...

    Sean Kennedy Written by Sean Kennedy about over 4 years ago 516 reads 12 comments

  2. 2010 Red Sox Rotation: New and Improved

    There is a widespread consensus that the Red Sox starting rotation was significantly improved this winter. But while most of that improvement is attributed to the signing of John Lackey, there is more to it than just that...

    Sean Kennedy Written by Sean Kennedy about over 4 years ago 1,695 reads 0 comments

  3. 2010 Boston Red Sox Will Look Like a Very Different Team

      The Red Sox open Spring Training for the 2010 season this week. It will be a welcome moment for the millions of Red Sox fans just jonesing for baseball since the 2009 season ended so abruptly...

    Sean Kennedy Written by Sean Kennedy about over 4 years ago 397 reads 10 comments

  4. MLB Has A Revenue Problem: Money Isn't Being Spent

    Baseball commissioner Bud Selig says some Major League Baseball teams lost money in 2009, though he has declined to name which teams. "We don't live in a bubble...

    Sean Kennedy Written by Sean Kennedy about over 4 years ago 1,592 reads 1 comments

  5. Was Dwight Evans a Hall Of Famer?

    For many older Red Sox fans, Andre Dawson's election to the baseball Hall of Fame will surely raise the issue of Dwight Evans' worthiness for the same distinction...

    Sean Kennedy Written by Sean Kennedy about over 4 years ago 1,930 reads 13 comments

  6. Boston Red Sox Roster Mostly Set with Latest Moves

    Getting Adrian Beltre for a guarantee of just one year and $10 million has to be viewed as a steal for the Red Sox. It's a huge come-down from Scott Boras's early demands of four years and $40 million, or more...

    Sean Kennedy Written by Sean Kennedy about over 4 years ago 441 reads 4 comments

  7. Mike Lowell Has Come Full Circle as Member of Boston Red Sox

    By now, Mike Lowell's 2005 acquisition by the Red Sox has become a sort of local folklore. Lowell was supposed to be the "dead weight" the Florida Marlins dumped on the Red Sox in November 2005 in order to procure Josh Beckett...

    Sean Kennedy Written by Sean Kennedy about over 4 years ago 423 reads 5 comments

  8. John Lackey Signing an Unusual Risk for Theo Epstein

    The signing of John Lackey to a five-year deal is a curious decision for Theo Epstein. The Red Sox GM has typically stayed away from long term deals with 30-something pitchers who come with a history of injury or obvious risk...

    Sean Kennedy Written by Sean Kennedy about over 4 years ago 733 reads 0 comments

  9. Mike Cameron Is Not a Star, but He's the Red Sox Bridge To 2012

    Red Sox fans are just getting used to the idea of Mike Cameron patrolling left field for the Red Sox next season. And for many, it's not a particularly sexy idea. After all, Cameron is 37 and has a lifetime ...

    Sean Kennedy Written by Sean Kennedy about almost 5 years ago 480 reads 3 comments

  10. Red Sox Sign John Lackey: Another Trade Will Likely Follow

    According to multiple reports, free-agent right hander John Lackey has signed a five-year contract with the Red Sox for somewhere in the vicinity of $82-$85 million...

    Sean Kennedy Written by Sean Kennedy about almost 5 years ago 1,213 reads 9 comments

  11. Could Garrett Atkins Be the Boston Red Sox's Next Third Baseman?

    The Colorado Rockies chose not to tender a contract to third baseman Garrett Atkins last night, making him a free agent. Colorado had been trying to trade Atkins since last summer, but found no suitable, or willing, trade partners...

    Sean Kennedy Written by Sean Kennedy about almost 5 years ago 1,104 reads 8 comments

  12. Is Jason Bay's Time With the Boston Red Sox Over?

    Jason Bay's brief career in Boston may be over. Bay has rejected the Red Sox' latest offer (four years, $60 million) and is entertaining better proposals from other clubs, according to his agent, Joe Urbon...

    Sean Kennedy Written by Sean Kennedy about almost 5 years ago 193 reads 3 comments

  13. On Its Face, Mike Lowell for Max Ramirez Makes No Sense

    Mike Lowell for Max Ramirez is a deal that leaves everyone but the Red Sox puzzled. Why would the Red Sox pay up to three-quarters of Lowell's 2010 salary, amounting to $8 or $9 million, to play ...

    Sean Kennedy Written by Sean Kennedy about almost 5 years ago 862 reads 5 comments

  14. Boston Red Sox To Pay Mike Lowell To Play for Texas Rangers?

    Coming off a World Series win and a Series MVP in 2007, Mike Lowell took a hometown discount the stay in Boston. He may be regretting that decision now. FOXSports...

    Sean Kennedy Written by Sean Kennedy about almost 5 years ago 261 reads 5 comments

  15. Red Sox Trying To Balance Present and Future

    Don't hold your breath for the Red Sox to make big, newsworthy deals for players such as Adrian Gonzalez, Felix Hernandez, or especially Roy Halladay...

    Sean Kennedy Written by Sean Kennedy about almost 5 years ago 209 reads 1 comments

  16. Peter Gammons Leaving ESPN

    Peter Gammons, one of the singularly most respected and revered writers in baseball history, has announced his intention to leave ESPN after the conclusion of the winter meetings...

    Sean Kennedy Written by Sean Kennedy about almost 5 years ago 217 reads 2 comments

  17. Rebounding Pitchers May Have Low Cost, Large Upside

    The Red Sox have a history of taking chances on talented pitchers with a history of injury, or who are in fact returning from injury...

    Sean Kennedy Written by Sean Kennedy about almost 5 years ago 163 reads 1 comments

  18. Marco Scutaro to the Boston Red Sox: An Underwhelming Choice

    Pending a physical, the Red Sox and free agent shortstop Marco Scutaro have reached an agreement on a two-year contract, with an option for a third year. Scutaro had the best season of his career in 2009, putting up ...

    Sean Kennedy Written by Sean Kennedy about almost 5 years ago 201 reads 10 comments

  19. Dustin Pedroia's Gesture Broadens Red Sox' Options

    The news that Dustin Pedroia is willing to move to shortstop to accommodate the Red Sox is a sign of his selflessness. It is also a sign of his willingness to do whatever it takes to help his team win...

    Sean Kennedy Written by Sean Kennedy about almost 5 years ago 252 reads 1 comments

  20. Alex Gonzalez to Toronto; What Will Red Sox Do Next?

    You have to wonder if Theo Epstein knew Toronto was going to sign Alex Gonzalez and just let it happen, or if he was blindsided by it? With the move, one of the Red Sox best short term options is now off the table...

    Sean Kennedy Written by Sean Kennedy about almost 5 years ago 557 reads 2 comments

  21. Red Sox May Take a Step Back in 2010 To Take Two Steps Forward in 2011

    In my estimation, the Red Sox are in a precarious position right now, and could very well return with essentially the same team next season. They weren't good enough to beat the Yankees this year, and that may not change next year...

    Sean Kennedy Written by Sean Kennedy about almost 5 years ago 694 reads 12 comments

  22. Boston Red Sox: Farewell George Kottaras, We Hardly Knew You

    The Red Sox released Kottaras today. The 26-year-old catcher was out of options and couldn't be sent to the minors again. Kottaras hit .237 last season in only 93 at-bats, an exceptionally small sample size...

    Sean Kennedy Written by Sean Kennedy about almost 5 years ago 506 reads 4 comments

  23. Boston Red Sox Mistakes: Goodbye, Johnny Damon, Hello, JD Drew

    At the end of the 2005 season, Johnny Damon's agent, Scott Boras, was seeking a seven-year contract valued at $84 million for his client. That amounted to an average annual salary of $12 million...

    Sean Kennedy Written by Sean Kennedy about almost 5 years ago 899 reads 26 comments

  24. New York Yankees: The Best Team That Money Can Buy

    The Yankees' 27th World Series title is a testament to what money can buy. The Yankees bid farewell to high-priced (but aging or diminished) players like Mike Mussina, Carl Pavano, Jason Giambi, ...

    Sean Kennedy Written by Sean Kennedy about almost 5 years ago 541 reads 2 comments

  25. Aroldis Chapman Has "Very Good" Visit with Red Sox

    Cuban pitching sensation Aroldis Chapman was scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Wednesday at Fenway Park. However, due to the weather in Boston, it is unclear whether he actually threw for Red Sox officials...

    Sean Kennedy Written by Sean Kennedy about almost 5 years ago 324 reads 7 comments