Brace yourselves, Red Sox fans. The New York Yankees appear to be all-in on Gerrit Cole. Cole, the premier free-agent pitcher on the market, is the Yankees’ top offseason priority according to ESPN’s Jeff Passan.
Posted: December 6, 2019, 2:34 am
The Giants’ coaching staff under manager Gabe Kapler is starting to take shape. The Athletic’s Andrew Baggarly reported Sunday that San Francisco was in negotiations with Indians defensive coordinator Kai Correa, and sources told NBC Sports Bay Area’s Alex Pavlovic on Wednesday that Brian Bannister, a former big leaguer who spent the previous five seasons with the Red Sox, will join the Giants as their director of pitching. Speaking of pitching, the Giants appear to be on the hunt for a new pitching coach.
Posted: December 5, 2019, 11:01 pm
The Sandy Leon era in Boston is over, but the catcher clearly is thankful for the five years he spent with the Red Sox. Leon, who was traded to the Cleveland Indians on Monday for a minor league pitcher, posted a message on Instagram thanking Red Sox fans and the organization. Tomase: Braves have these trade chips for possible Betts deal Here’s what he wrote: Today, I thank God for everything he allowed me to live these past five years.
Posted: December 5, 2019, 9:07 pm
David Price has caused no shortage of headaches with the Red Sox, from blowing up at Dennis Eckersley to tweeting cryptically about the White House visit to making no effort to hide his disdain for “Manager John” Farrell. Because we tend to focus on the negative around here (not me, though, I only see sunshine), we often judge Price for his faults. Price is a proven ace who has won one Cy Young Award and finished second twice.
Posted: December 5, 2019, 5:18 pm
Chaim Bloom continues to take the safe approach when it comes to conversations about Mookie Betts’ future in Boston. Bloom was asked on “NESN After Hours” about Betts’ contract situation with the superstar right fielder set to become a free agent after the 2020 season. According to the Boston Red Sox chief baseball officer, who was hired in October, all options remain on the table.
Posted: December 4, 2019, 10:32 pm
The New York Mets reportedly have lost free agent Zack Wheeler to the rival Philadelphia Phillies, and they might look to a Boston Red Sox starter to replace him. Porcello is a free agent after his four-year, $82.5 million contract with the Red Sox expired after this past season, and with the Red Sox looking to shed payroll, the veteran pitcher could land with a new team before the 2020 campaign.
Posted: December 4, 2019, 9:09 pm
TOMASE: Would Dodgers sell the farm for Betts? The Braves, who in 2017 moved into their new park in suburban Cobb County, could very well be one player away from challenging the Dodgers and Nationals for National League supremacy, and it’s hard to imagine there’s a better fit than Betts. Whether they have the will to spend $30 million annually on him is an open question, especially after they got a jump on the relief market by signing former Giants closer Will Smith to a three-year, $40 million deal.
Posted: December 4, 2019, 5:26 pm
The Boston Red Sox are doing some housekeeping before the MLB offseason kicks into high gear. The Red Sox announced Wednesday they have signed infielder Marco Hernandez and relief pitcher Josh Osich to one-year contracts. Hernandez and Osich briefly became free agents Monday after Boston didn’t tender their contracts, but both players are back on split deals, meaning they’ll get separate checks for their major-league and minor-league service time.
Posted: December 4, 2019, 5:12 pm
The 27-year-old Hernandez played in 61 games with the Red Sox last year after missing most of the previous two seasons recovering from left shoulder surgery. He batted . with two homers and 11 RBIs.
Posted: December 4, 2019, 4:35 pm