The World Series champion Red Sox are scheduled to visit President Trump in the White House on February 15. Some have speculated that manager Álex Cora, who is from Puerto Rico and has been critical of Trump and has been a big factor in Hurricane Maria relief efforts, might not go as a form of protest. Devers would prefer to focus on baseball, as the Red Sox open spring training on February 13 and position players have to report on February 17.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 2:07 am
MLB Rumors: Yankees, Reds finalizing Sonny Gray trade originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com The New York Yankees continue to stay active as the 2019 season approaches. The Yankees are finalizing a trade with the Cincinnati Reds involving starting pitcher Sonny Gray, Fancred’s Jon Heyman reported Saturday. The Reds reportedly will send 23-year-old infield prospect Shed Long to New York in a return package.
Posted: January 20, 2019, 1:28 am
David Ortiz’s retirement advice for Tom Brady: “Bro, don’t go anywhere” originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com Would David Ortiz still be playing if he adopted the TB12 Method? The former Boston Red Sox slugger retired in 2016 at age 40 due to serious foot pain. New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is still going strong at age 41, however, and looks relatively healthy for his advanced age.
Posted: January 19, 2019, 11:38 pm
Chris Sale has watched World Series final out “couple hundred thousand times” originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com MASHANTUCKET, Conn. Chris Sale is you and you are Chris Sale. He may even have rewatched the final out of the 2018 World Series more times than you.
Posted: January 19, 2019, 9:01 pm
Usually when someone mentions Boston Red Sox starter Chris Sale, it’s accompanied by one of three well-known facts: He’s among the best pitchers in baseball He has an affinity for arts and crafts time He’s signed to one of the most coveted, and club-friendly, contracts in the sport for a player of his magnitude At least one of those things will no longer be true after this summer. As Sale prepares to enter the 2019 season, he’s slated to earn $15 million from the Red Sox. It’s the final leg of five-year, $32.5 million deal he signed with the Chicago White Sox before being traded to Boston in 2016.
Posted: January 19, 2019, 8:47 pm
The mystery player the Red Sox talked to about an extension earlier this offseason was Xander Bogaerts, multiple sources said. The conversations never heated up or brought the sides close to a deal, but the Red Sox and Bogaerts’ agency, Scott Boras’ camp, did engage on the matter. Bogaerts can become a free agent after this season and quietly had a tremendous year in 2018, one that probably slipped under the radar as Mookie Betts became the MVP and J.D. Martinez had a hit seemingly every night.
Posted: January 19, 2019, 5:47 pm
What new bench coach Mark Loretta brings to the 2019 Cubs originally appeared on nbcsportschicago.com Mark Loretta was happy in San Diego. And as icy wind whipped snow across downtown Chicago on Saturday morning — where Day 2 of Cubs Convention had just gotten started — it’s easy to understand why. Loretta, who had spent the last decade as a special assistant in the San Diego Padres front offices, was hired as the Cubs’ newest bench coach back on January 3rd.
Posted: January 19, 2019, 5:19 pm