Archive for December, 2012

Stephen Drew signing can reap benefits for Red Sox

By Jeff Louderback While Mike Napoli‘s status lingers, the signing of shortstop Stephen Drew is official. The Red Sox announced they had reached a one-year, $9.5 million deal (that also includes an additional $500,000 in performance incentives) with Drew on December 17. The 29-year-old old younger brother of former Red Sox outfielder J.D. Drew was [...]

Napoli or LaRoche, who is the better option?

By Jeff Louderback Who will provide the power at first base for the Boston Red Sox in 2013? That is a question yet to be answered. It appeared that the team found a solution during the winter meetings earlier in December when Mike Napoli and the Red Sox agreed to a three-year, $39 million. The [...]

Farrell makes wise move by naming Joel Hanrahan the closer

By Jeff Louderback First-year Red Sox manager John Farrell made a wise move by telling the media that the freshly acquired Joel Hanrahan will serve as the team’s closer next season. Boston obtained the 31-year-old Hanrahan and minor league middle infielder Brock Holt for outfielder/first baseman Jerry Sands, right-handed reliever Mark Melancon, infielder Ivan De [...]

Red Sox, Pirates finalize Joel Hanrahan trade

By Jeff Louderback The trade for right-handed closer Joel Hanrahan is completed, the Red Sox announced on Wednesday. Boston acquired the 31-year-old Hanrahan and minor league middle infielder Brock Holt for outfielder/first baseman Jerry Sands, right-handed reliever Mark Melancon, infielder Ivan De Jesus Jr. and minor league pitcher Stolmy Pimentel. Hanrahan, who is projected to [...]

Thank you Ben Cherington for saying no to Cody Ross

By Jeff Louderback Cody Ross is affable and likable, which is why he was popular among teammates, media members and fans in his only season with the Boston Red Sox. The 32-year-old outfielder, whose birthday is today, is a run producer at the plate, at least against left-handed pitching. In 2012, Ross clubbed 22 home [...]

Red Sox acquire Hanrahan from Pirates for Sands, Pimentel

By Jeff Louderback Earlier in December, the Boston Red Sox bolstered their bullpen by signing veteran right-hander Koji Uehara to a one-year deal. On Saturday, the club acquired right-handed closer Joel Hanrahan from the Pittsburgh Pirates for outfielder/first baseman Jerry Sands and right-handed pitcher Stolmy Pimentel. The 31-year-old Hanrahan, who is projected to receive $6.9 [...]

Red Sox reportedly close to acquiring Joel Hanrahan

By Jeff Louderback Apparently not confident that Andrew Bailey will rebound from his injury-plagued 2012 campaign, the Boston Red Sox are close to acquiring right-handed closer Joel Hanrahan from the Pittsburgh Pirates, according to ESPNBoston.com’s Gordon Edes. The 31-year-old Hanrahan, who is projected to receive $6.9 million through arbitration in 2013 and can become a [...]

Red Sox were understandably reluctant to offer Ross three years

By Jeff Louderback The Cody Ross era in Boston is officially over. According to multiple media reports, Ross has agreed to a three-year deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks. ESPN’s Jim Bowden reports that the contract is for three years and $26 million. Ross, who will turn 32 on Sunday, thrived with the Red Sox in [...]

Take a look at Sandy Rosario’s wild offseason ride

By Jeff Louderback After spending seven seasons in the Miami Marlins organization, Sandy Rosario has become a baseball nomad without even throwing a pitch. Though the 27-year-old right-hander was claimed off waivers by the San Francisco Giants earlier in the week, he is not likely to go apartment shopping anytime soon. After posting a 1.04 [...]

Mauro Gomez earns more MVP honors

By Jeff Louderback Along with versatile infielder Pedro Ciriaco, right-handed slugging first baseman/DH Mauro Gomez was a wise minor league free agent signing by Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington last offseason. The 28-year-old Gomez captured the International League MVP award and had a successful Major League debut with Boston. This offseason, he earned more [...]

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