Tag archive for ‘Jerry Sands’

Five potential first base trade targets for Red Sox

By Jeff Louderback With the debut of spring training six weeks away, the Boston Red Sox still do not have a starting first baseman. Their 40-man roster lacks a true first baseman since Mauro Gomez is best suited as a DH, David Ortiz is a DH and Jarrod Saltalamacchia has played just 40 Major League [...]

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 [...]

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 fans have reason again to thank the LA Dodgers

By Jeff Louderback Thank you, once again, Los Angeles Dodgers. On Wednesday, the Associated Press reported that the Boston Red Sox will make an annual payment of $3.9 million to the Dodgers in 2013, 2014 and 2015 to complete last summer’s trade that sent the cumbersome contracts of Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and Josh Beckett, [...]

Red Sox fans should continue offering thanks to the Dodgers

By Jeff Louderback It was a miserable 2012 campaign for the Boston Red Sox and their vast legion of feverish fans, but 2013 looks promising thanks to a lifeboat provided by the Los Angeles Dodgers last August. The blockbuster trade that sent Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett and Nick Punto to LA freed the [...]

An in-depth look at outfield options for the Red Sox

By Jeff Louderback Multiple media reports out of the general managers meetings in California indicate that the Red Sox are reluctant to trade center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury, though it is unlikely they will re-sign him before he becomes eligible for free agency next November. The reason makes sense. Ellsbury is the only starting outfielder who [...]

Rubby De La Rosa is a name for Red Sox fans to know

By Jeff Louderback Rubby De La Rosa. Get familiar with the name if you are a Red Sox fan. Unless the 23-year-old right-hander is sent to Toronto as compensation if Boston hires John Farrell to replace Bobby Valentine, chances are the Dominican Republic native will fill a role with the Red Sox pitching staff next [...]

A look at Red Sox 40-man roster heading into off-season

By Jeff Louderback Ben Cherington has a tough job as general manager of the Boston Red Sox, and his responsibilities will only get more challenging when the regular season reaches a merciful conclusion. The Red Sox have fallen out of contention, and it will mark the third consecutive season they have not reached the playoffs. [...]

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