Archive for October, 2012

Red Sox hire Farrell as new manager, send Aviles to Blue Jays

By Jeff Louderback According to multiple media outlets, including, John Farrell is the new manager of the Boston Red Sox. The 50-year-old Farrell, who served as the Red Sox pitching coach under Terry Francona before joining the Toronto Blue Jays as manager after the 2009 season, had one year remaining on his contract. As [...]

Ellsbury for Holland trade rumor is appealing for Red Sox

By Jeff Louderback Who is Jacoby Ellsbury? That is what Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington and the club’s officials must ask this off-season as they consider the center fielder’s future. The Red Sox are exploring a deal that would send center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury to Texas Rangers for left-handed starting pitcher Derek Holland, according [...]

Red Sox Prospect Profile – Jackie Bradley

Editor’s Note: This is part of an off-season series from BoSox Banter detailing the club’s top 40 prospects, starting with No. 1 prospect Xander Bogaerts. To read the entire series, click on Red Sox Top 40 Prospects – For 2013 in the Categories section. By Jeff Louderback This off-season, Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington [...]

Ludwick, LaRoche are two players Red Sox should pursue

By Jeff Louderback If you believe general manager Ben Cherington, the Red Sox have learned their lesson of mimicking the Yankees and handing out an assortment of high-dollar, long-term free agent contracts. Instead, he says the team will take a similar approach to what it did in 2003 and 2004, bringing in Dirt Dawg style [...]

Red Sox reportedly begin talks with Blue Jays about Farrell

According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, the Red Sox are attempting to work out compensation with Toronto for manager John Farrell. The Red Sox are slated to interview former bench coach and current Orioles third base coach DeMarlo Hale for the vacant managerial position. Dodgers third base coach Tim Wallach was interviewed for [...]

Tony Pena represents the best option for next Red Sox manager

By Jeff Louderback Tim Wallach, who was interviewed for the Red Sox managerial vacancy last Friday, is considered a low-key leader like Terry Francona. Brad Ausmus – who was a well-respected Major League catcher for 18 seasons, currently serves as a special assistant to the general manager in San Diego and has no professional coaching [...]

Red Sox claim Rosario off waivers from Miami, DFA Lin

By Jeff Louderback In a move to bolster the club’s bullpen depth, the Boston Red Sox claimed right-hander Sandy Rosario off waivers from the Miami Marlins. To make room on the 40-man roster, 24-year-old outfielder Che-Hsuan Lin was designated for assignment. Rosario, 27, made 25 relief appearances (26 innings) for Triple-A New Orleans and posted [...]

Cody Ross, Red Sox talking new deal

With only around $38 million in payroll commitments for 2013 that count towards the luxury tax threshold, the Boston Red Sox have money to spend in their quest to build a contender for next season and beyond. Cody Ross, who will be 32 in December, is one potential free agent member of the 2012 club [...]

Wallach marks the first interview for new Red Sox manager

By Jeff Louderback Let the search for the next Red Sox manager officially begin. On Friday, multiple media reports indicate that the team will interview former Major League third baseman and current Los Angeles Dodgers third base coach Tim Wallach for the managerial vacancy that was created when Bobby Valentine was let go. As a [...]

Mike Lowell not interested in managing, at least for now

Longtime Red Sox captain and catcher Jason Varitek, who was recently named a special assistant to general manager Ben Cherington, has said that he is not interested in the team’s current managerial vacancy stating that the time is not right. Former Red Sox and Marlins third baseman Mike Lowell, whose name has been tossed around [...]

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