Here's what Craig Breslow had to say about the pitchers the Red Sox acquired from the Yankees for Alex Verdugo
Verdugo's overall tenure with the Red Sox was solid, as he batted .281/.338/.424 (.761 OPS) with 43 regular-season home runs. Verdugo was benched again when he showed up late to the clubhouse during a pivotal series against the Blue Jays. “You can't manage 26 guys the same way,” said Cora.
Posted: December 7, 2023, 5:09 am
Juan Soto rarely made trips to Fenway Park to take on the Boston Red Sox during the six seasons he has spent so far in the big leagues. The outstanding slugger was traded to the New York Yankees in a blockbuster deal on Wednesday night along with Trent Grisham as the San Diego Padres received four pitchers and catcher Kyle Higashioka in return.
Posted: December 7, 2023, 5:04 am
The Arizona Diamondbacks have reportedly signed free agent left-handed starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez to a four-year deal worth $80 million.
Posted: December 7, 2023, 4:37 am
It may have been 'nothing that was on the radar ever,' but Joe Castiglione finally got his call from baseball's Hall
At 76, Castiglione achieved the highest honor for a baseball broadcaster and will be honored at the Hall on July 20 as part of induction weekend. “It was just incredible,” said Castiglione, who has called Sox games for 41 seasons, more than 6,000 in all. Castiglione was a finalist in 2014, 2020, and again in 2023 before he finally broke through.
Posted: December 7, 2023, 4:22 am
Fan favorite Ryan Fitzgerald was selected by the Kansas City Royals in the Rule 5 Draft Wednesday after he spent five years with Red Sox organization.
Posted: December 7, 2023, 2:17 am
Left field has been for years now a bit of a problem for the Yankees. Clint Frazier, Miguel Andújar, and the army of misfit toys failed to hold down the fort in 2021, leading the Yankees to trade for Joey Gallo at the Trade Deadline. Unfortunately, Gallo arrived in the Bronx at the exact same time that pitchers figured out how to pitch to him, leading the Yankees to trade for Andrew Benintendi at the 2022 deadline. Benintendi, however, had a freak wrist injury within a month of his pinstripe career, which turned the position over to Oswaldo Cabrera.
Posted: December 7, 2023, 2:04 am
The Boston Red Sox might be a suitable destination for free agent pitcher Jordan Montgomery, but even that can't prevent him from signing elsewhere. Montgomery, 30, is fresh off a World Series victory with the Texas Rangers while in the American League East, Boston struggled mightily with pitching. The Red Sox didn't have the depth or arms to compete, highlighting its staff as the most critical need for improvement before taking the field in 2024.
Posted: December 7, 2023, 2:00 am
It wasn't long ago that Bryan Mata was thought of as a starting pitcher destined for stardom with the Boston Red Sox. The Boston Herald's Mac Cerullo reported Tuesday that Red Sox chief baseball officer Craig Breslow told reporters that Mata could make a move to the bullpen. Pitching in relief is something Mata has done just three times while coming up through the ranks in Boston's farm system, starting 94 of his 97 appearances.
Posted: December 7, 2023, 12:58 am
The Boston Red Sox will see plenty of Craig Kimbrel in 2024 as the right-handed closer and 2018 World Series champion agreed to terms with the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday. Kimbrel, 35, signed a one-year deal worth $12 million, according to Mark Feinsand of MLB.com. Baltimore entered the offseason as the perfect landing destination for Kimbrel. The Orioles desperately needed to explore the reliever market after Félix Bautista — who won the American League Reliever of the Year award in 2023 — underwent Tommy John surgery in October, which should sidelined him for the season.
Posted: December 7, 2023, 12:48 am
What stands out about pitcher Erick Fedde, plus 4 takeaways from the Chicago White Sox at the winter meetings
Erick Fedde's pitch arsenal got the attention of the Chicago White Sox. “There's some real material differences with his stuff,” Sox general manager Chris Getz said Wednesday. The Sox signed the right-hander to a two-year, $15 million deal on Tuesday. The right-hander was sensational in 2023, going 20-6 with a 2.00 ERA and 209 strikeouts in 30 starts for the NC Dinos in the KBO.
Posted: December 7, 2023, 12:47 am
Sign In The New York Mets beat the Boston Red Sox to the punch of selecting Justin Slaten in Wednesday's Rule 5 draft. But the Red Sox didn't keep their eyes off of Slaten after that, and instead orchestrated a trade with the Mets to acquire the 26-year-old right-handed reliever for minor-league left-hander Ryan Ammons and cash considerations. So why did the Red Sox keep up their effort to obtain Slaten, who will need to adhere by Rule 5 regulations and be on Boston's active roster for the entire 2024 season? Red Sox chief baseball officer Craig Breslow, who said Slaten was the team's top option going into the Rule 5 draft according to MassLive's Chris Cotillo, explained why the pitcher was so
Posted: December 7, 2023, 12:06 am
The Red Sox lost left-hander Shane Drohan and righty Ryan Fernandez in the 2023 Rule 5 draft.
Posted: December 6, 2023, 11:47 pm
The Astros joined over half the league in passing on the big league phase of the Rule 5 draft, and also avoided losing any players as top candidates Shay Whitcomb and Justin Dirden went unselected. There was more action in the Triple-A phase, in both directions- Cleveland selected Astros righthander Tyler Brown, a 3rd round pick in 2020 out of Vanderbilt. Later in the first round of the Triple-A phase, the Astros made a selection of their own, picking Railin Perez out of the Red Sox organization.
Posted: December 6, 2023, 10:30 pm
In the meantime, Mozeliak acknowledges that international free agents could be in the mix as the club pursues “back-end” bullpen help.
Posted: December 6, 2023, 10:11 pm
Sign In The Red Sox have been linked to Martín Maldonado, and it seems their franchise cornerstone would welcome the free-agent catcher to Boston. Red Sox slugger Rafael Devers took to Instagram on Wednesday and posted an old photo of himself playing against Maldonado, a 13-year Major League Baseball veteran. Devers captioned the photo with a pair of eyeball emojis. Check out Devers' post here , courtesy of NESN's Tom Caron: Rumors have linked Red Sox to Martin Maldonado. This Devers post on IG will fire those rumors up even more: pic.twitter.com/KEO8Tzrxc2 — Tom Caron (blue checkmark redacted) (@TomCaron) December 6, 2023 Devers' social media activity comes one day after ESPN's Buster Olney
Posted: December 6, 2023, 10:00 pm
Luis Severino departed the New York Yankees and signed a one-year deal with the crosstown New York Mets last week. The Athletic's Jen McCaffrey reported Wednesday the Boston Red Sox also were kicking the tires on Severino. McCaffrey reported the Red Sox held a video conference with the 29-year-old, but never got to the point of negotiating a deal.
Posted: December 6, 2023, 9:17 pm
Pitching is the big priority for the Red Sox this offseason. According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, there is one outfielder on the open market that is "coveted" by Breslow and the Sox: Lourdes Gurriel. Gurriel was an All-Star for the Diamondbacks last season, finishing with a 261/.309/.463 slash line to go with a career-high 24 homers, 35 doubles, and 82 RBI over 145 games.
Posted: December 6, 2023, 8:34 pm
Are the Red Sox serious suitors for Yoshinobu Yamamoto? The latest update is encouraging for Boston's pursuit of the Japanese ace.
Posted: December 5, 2023, 7:21 pm
Did Chaim Bloom succeed in rebuilding the Red Sox' farm system? John Tomase spotlights 10 prospects worth monitoring as part of our '20 Under 25' series.
Posted: December 5, 2023, 4:40 pm
As officials from all 30 MLB teams gather in Nashville, we have the latest news, rumblings and analysis of everything that's going down.
Posted: December 5, 2023, 12:42 pm
Detroit Tigers manager A.J. Hinch completed his 2024 coaching staff by officially announcing four newcomers, including two internal hires.
Posted: December 5, 2023, 3:15 am
Drago became friends with Frank Lennon, who was then the head of a sports marketing company, and that led him to spending summers and falls in RI
Posted: December 3, 2023, 11:08 am