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  • Checking on the minor-league depth: Pitchers

    Checking on the minor-league depth: Pitchers

    Do the Red Sox have enough pitching depth to get through injuries? The Red Sox continue to plug away with the offseason and we continue to count down the days for the team to report to Fort Myers...

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  • Red Sox sign Daniel Schlereth to minor-league deal

    Red Sox sign Daniel Schlereth to minor-league deal

    More depth for Pawtucket’s bullpen. The Red Sox continue to say they are not planning on making a big splash to supplement their major-league bullpen, but while we wait to figure out if that is...

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  • OTM Open Thread 1/15: It is Tuesday

    OTM Open Thread 1/15: It is Tuesday

    I don’t know, I’ve got nothing today. Talk about anything here, and as always just be nice to each other.

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  • MLB Roundup 1/15: Kyler Murray officially declares for the NFL draft

    MLB Roundup 1/15: Kyler Murray officially declares for the NFL draft

    And the Rays sign a right-handed bat Kyler Murray declares for the NFL draft The biggest story in baseball for the last couple of weeks has been what will happen with last summer’s ninth overall...

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  • Daily Red Sox Links: Mookie Betts, Steve Pearce, Offseason Rumors

    Daily Red Sox Links: Mookie Betts, Steve Pearce, Offseason Rumors

    In today’s links, we talk the Red Sox’s chances of signing Mookie Betts to a long term extension, Steve Pearce answers some questions and more offseason discussion. By figuring out an agreement...

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  • Checking in on the minor-league depth: Position Players

    Checking in on the minor-league depth: Position Players

    We know the major leaguers, but what about the injury insurance? There is still a lot of work to be done around the league before this offseason can be declared over. The two biggest names on the...

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  • Looking at some outfield projections

    Looking at some outfield projections

    With the new year comes new expectations, which expectation is more reasonable regarding our outfielders? In a little less than a month, pitchers and catchers report for spring training and this...

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  • OTM Open Thread 1/14: Mondays, amirite?

    OTM Open Thread 1/14: Mondays, amirite?

    It is Monday, which is cool for me because it is like my Saturday but for most you it is very much not cool. The good news (for most of us here, I’d imagine) is that we don’t have to deal with the...

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  • MLB Roundup 1/14: MLB is pulling out all the stops for Kyler Murray

    MLB Roundup 1/14: MLB is pulling out all the stops for Kyler Murray

    And the two stars in free agency may be closer to deals. The Athletics and MLB are trying to convince Kyler Murray to stick with baseball Monday is a big day in the world of sports, as it is the...

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  • Daily Red Sox Links: Will Middlebrooks, Steve Pearce, J.D. Martinez

    Daily Red Sox Links: Will Middlebrooks, Steve Pearce, J.D. Martinez

    In today’s links, Will Middlebrooks calls it a career, Steve Pearce pokes fun at LA and J.D. Martinez hangs with Drake. Will Middlebrooks may be retiring, but he had some great moments with the...

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  • Maybe Dombrowski doesn’t look at the bullpen like the rest of us do

    Maybe Dombrowski doesn’t look at the bullpen like the rest of us do

    He’s regularly gone against the grain Look, I am a complainer by nature. Even when things are good, I am the girl sitting in the background saying, “Well they could always be better.” Maybe it’s...

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  • OTM Open Thread 1/13: Go Pats!

    OTM Open Thread 1/13: Go Pats!

    Happy Sunday everyone. As we continue to wait for the offseason to thaw out and spring training to roll in, we can at least be distracted today by some Boston sports playoffs. For those of us who...

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  • MLB Roundup 1/13: Rays considering their own two-way player

    MLB Roundup 1/13: Rays considering their own two-way player

    Rays considering Matt Davidson as two-way player That this is the top story of the day speaks way more to how inactive things were on Saturday than anything else, but this is at least a...

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  • Daily Red Sox Links: Craig Kimbrel, Dustin Pedroia, DJ LeMahieu

    Daily Red Sox Links: Craig Kimbrel, Dustin Pedroia, DJ LeMahieu

    Jason Mastrodonato argues that the Red Sox have the pieces to get by without Craig Kimbrel. (Jason Mastrodonato; Boston Herald) This is a big week as Dustin Pedroia is ready to ramp up his...

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  • Red Sox avoid to arbitration with all eligible players

    Red Sox avoid to arbitration with all eligible players

    That includes the likes of Mookie Betts and Xander Bogaerts, among others. Friday was the deadline for teams and players to exchange figures ahead of potential arbitration hearings. Over the last...

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  • OTM Open Thread 1/12: It is Saturday

    OTM Open Thread 1/12: It is Saturday

    Happy Saturday everyone. We will spend another day wondering if today is the day the Red Sox make the bullpen signing we’re all waiting for. Elsewhere in the world of sports, Saturday marks the...

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  • MLB Roundup 1/12: Yankees sign DJ LeMahieu

    MLB Roundup 1/12: Yankees sign DJ LeMahieu

    And the Blue Jays make a trade Yankees sign DJ LeMahieu to two-year deal Well, the chances of the Yankees signing Manny Machado just took a pretty big hit, as they have instead signed another...

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  • Daily Red Sox Links: Mookie Betts, Dustin Pedroia, Ryan Brasier

    Daily Red Sox Links: Mookie Betts, Dustin Pedroia, Ryan Brasier

    The Red Sox spent Friday avoiding arbitration with all of their eligible players, giving themselves some cost certainty that should help with their bullpen pursuit. (Evan Drellich; NBC Sports...

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  • The internal bullpen options present a ton of risk

    The internal bullpen options present a ton of risk

    Even more than your typical reliever Yes, this is another post about the Red Sox bullpen, because it’s the only thing going on right now. I’m just about as sick of writing these introductions to...

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  • Red Sox Notes: Spring training invites and arbitration deals

    Red Sox Notes: Spring training invites and arbitration deals

    A couple quick notes heading into the weekend. We’re still waiting for the Red Sox to add to their team a little more in free agency, but we did get news on a couple different fronts on Thursday....

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