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Red Sox make roster moves

Jim Monaghan Content Coordinator The Red Sox have announced the addition of five players to the team's 40-man roster in advance of the Rule 5 Draft coming in December. Photo courtesy of the Boston Herald They are infielders Bobby Dalbec and C.J. Chatham, left-handed pitchers Kyle Hart and Yoan Aybar, and outfielder Marcus Wilson. Of the five, Dalbec (pictured) is probably the closest to being MLB-ready. A 4th-round selection in the 2016 draft, he spent time in both AA Portland and AAA...

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Bobby Dalbec leads group of five minor leaguers added to 40-man roster

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There was one surprise addition and one surprise omission.

The deadline for teams to protect minor-league players from December’s Rule 5 Draft was on Wednesday at 8:00 PM ET, and the Red Sox went right down to the wire with their protections. We previewed this decision earlier in the week while also explaining some of the basic concepts behind the Rule 5 Draft and the protection period. At the end of that post, I predicted five players would be added to...

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2019 in Review: Eduardo Rodriguez

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It was a huge year for Eduardo Rodriguez.

Welcome to our 2019 Red Sox in Review series. This is, as you can probably guess, where we will be reviewing all of the players who made at least a modest impact on the Red Sox in 2019. Every week day we’ll be deep diving into one player every day. For each edition we’ll describe the season in a sentence, look at the positives from the year as well as negatives, look back at our one big...

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Offseason Preview: Relief Pitching Breakdown

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A look at all things bullpen as the offseason heats up

With the offseason really getting underway as free agents are eligible to sign with other teams, we are going to spend some time looking at where the Red Sox stand with each positional group. We’ll look at catchers, infielders, outfielders, starting pitchers and relief pitchers. For each group, we’ll highlight the current projected starters, the projected depth, the prospects, the free agents...

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How Red Sox, Dustin Pedroia are handling veteran's situation

New Red Sox Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom and general manager Brian O'Halloran ventured over from the Omni Scottsdale to Dustin Pedroia's nearby Arizona home Thursday. An approach was reinforced. The two Red Sox' executives offered their initial view of Pedroia's status heading into the 2020 season, with Bloom saying there is "every indication" the second baseman will be in a position to contribute in the coming season after managing just nine games in 2019 due to continued left knee...

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Where the Red Sox stand heading into the Rule 5 Protection Deadline

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They have a lot of room and some interesting candidates to be protected.

Wednesday night is the deadline for teams to submit their 40-man rosters ahead of December’s Rule 5 Draft. Obviously, changes can still be made to the roster in terms of players being added from outside the organization in free agency and trades. However, if eligible minor-league players are not added to the roster by 8:00 PM ET on Wednesday they will be able to be selected in the...

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2019 in Review: David Price

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David Price’s first half was better than you remember, but his second half was just as bad as you think.

Welcome to our 2019 Red Sox in Review series. This is, as you can probably guess, where we will be reviewing all of the players who made at least a modest impact on the Red Sox in 2019. Every week day we’ll be deep diving into one player every day. For each edition we’ll describe the season in a sentence, look at the positives from the year as...

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MLB Roundup 11/19: Hall of Fame ballot released

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The ballot is becoming less crowded.

Hall of Fame Ballot Released

Monday was a big day for those who are passionate about the history of the game and the Hall of Fame in general, as the ballot for this year’s Hall of Fame class was released. Now, we wait until January 21 to learn who will actually be in. Over the two months before that announcement, we’ll hear plenty of arguments about steroids and park effects and the merits of WAR and a whole lot of...

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OTM Open Thread 11/19: It is Tuesday

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Happy Tuesday everyone. The Bruins are in action tonight with a chance to build some momentum again. After winning their last game they now head to New Jersey to take on the Devils, who are one of the worst teams in hockey. That one starts at 7:00 PM ET. There is also a pretty good nationally televised hockey game between the Lightning and the Blues at 8:00 PM ET on NBC Sports Network. Use this space to discuss whatever you’d like. As always, just be...

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Daily Red Sox Links: Alex Cora, Chaim Bloom, Jackie Bradley Jr.

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We have only really heard about the Astros to this point, but should we be more worried about Alex Cora’s possible role in the sign-stealing? (Chad Finn; Boston.com)

The Red Sox are going to be shopping in the bargain bin this winter, and they stayed in a location that fit that mold at the GM Meetings. (John Tomase; NBC Sports Boston)

MLB Network counted down the best plays of the year, and the Red Sox were...

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Baseball America releases Red Sox top prospect list

Triston Casas | Kelly O’Connor; https://sittingstill.smugmug.com/

No major surprises here.

As the winter rolls along, so does prospect ranking SZN. The Red Sox were among the first to be ranked by Baseball Prospectus, and now Baseball America is also handling the American League East fairly early in the offseason. Monday was Boston’s day at BA, and as has been the case for the last few years this season’s list was authored by the Boston Globe’s Alex Speier. Year after year this is...

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Hall of Fame candidates include 7 former Red Sox

The Baseball Hall of Fame has announced the candidates for its 2020 class and it a healthy amount of Red Sox connections. The list includes 32 candidates, 18 of which are new to the ballot. Former Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is undeniably the most notable addition. Candidates must be named on 75 percent of ballots cast by selected BBWAA members with 10 or more consecutive years of MLB coverage to gain election. Along with the electees, the other players who were named on more than half of...

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I’m glad J.D. Martinez is back

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It seems obvious, but ownership is making it more difficult than it should be

Depending on your point of view, J.D. Martinez’ decision to opt-in may be the most consequential transaction the Red Sox face this offseason. With John Henry’s decree that the team dip below the $208 million competitive balance tax threshold, Martinez’ decision will have ripple effects throughout the organization. Most prominent will be whether or not the team keeps...

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2019 in Review: Rick Porcello

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A look back at a brutal year for the Red Sox righty

Welcome to our 2019 Red Sox in Review series. This is, as you can probably guess, where we will be reviewing all of the players who made at least a modest impact on the Red Sox in 2019. Every week day we’ll be deep diving into one player every day. For each edition we’ll describe the season in a sentence, look at the positives from the year as well as negatives, look back at our one big question...

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Offseason Preview: Starting Pitching Breakdown

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A look at the rotation heading into the winter.heading into the winter.

With the offseason really getting underway as free agents are eligible to sign with other teams, we are going to spend some time looking at where the Red Sox stand with each positional group. We’ll look at catchers, infielders, outfielders, starting pitchers and relief pitchers. For each group, we’ll highlight the current projected starters, the projected depth, the prospects,...

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MLB Roundup 11/18: Ben Cherington named Pirates GM

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And more information comes out about potentially gutting the minor leagues

Pirates hire Ben Cherington

There is an argument to be made, and I certainly think I would make it, that the Pirates are the worst-run team in all of baseball. From the ownership all the way down, they have been a total mess for years and have just a couple of successful seasons since Barry Bonds left way back in 1992. That is a sad state of affairs for any team,...

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OTM Open Thread 11/18: It is Monday

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Happy Monday everyone. The Celtics are in action tonight as they look to recover quickly from a really rough loss in Sacramento on Sunday as they head down to Phoenix to take on the surprisingly solid Suns. That one gets started at 9:00 PM ET. Meanwhile, the Bruins are off tonight. There is some NFL action tonight with Monday Night Football putting the Chiefs against the Chargers starting at 8:15 PM ET. College basketball is going on all...

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Daily Red Sox Links: Chaim Bloom, Mookie Betts, Rafael Devers

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What will Chaim Bloom and company do about the bullpen this winter? (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

Rob Bradford asks around about the Mookie Betts situation. (Rob Bradford; WEEI)

In a conversation with FanGraphs, White Sox GM Rick Hahn reveals another Red Sox player he was seeking in the Chris Sale deal. (David Laurila; FanGraphs)

Could the Diamondbacks be a trade partner with Boston this offseason? (Mike Cole; NESN)

“Load management” is...

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White Sox–Red Sox reminisce on Chris Sale deal as three years approach

We’re coming up on the three-year anniversary of the White Sox–Red Sox Chris Sale blockbuster. It’s tough to say either team regrets that deal at this point. Sale was instrumental in Boston’s 2018 World Series run and remains one’s of baseball’s best pitchers. Chicago, meanwhile, has reaped the benefits of a Yoán Moncada breakout season that saw him garner a down-ballot MVP vote. Michael Kopech, meanwhile, remains one of the sport’s most exciting young pitchers. That pair...

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Either teams regret White Sox–Red Sox Chris Sale deal as three years approach

We’re coming up on the three-year anniversary of the White Sox–Red Sox Chris Sale blockbuster. It’s tough to say either team regrets that deal at this point. Sale was instrumental in Boston’s 2018 World Series run and remains one’s of baseball’s best pitchers. Chicago, meanwhile, has reaped the benefits of a Yoán Moncada breakout season that saw him garner a down-ballot MVP vote. Michael Kopech, meanwhile, remains one of the sport’s most exciting young pitchers. That pair...

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