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Sox & Betts Head to Arbitration

The Red Sox had a flurry of activity at last Friday’s deadline with arbitration-eligible players, inking deals with 12 players (scroll through the history over at @RSNStats to see what transpired). One name that doesn’t show up, however, is Mookie Betts, who is seeking $10.5 million for 2018 compared to the club’s offer of $7.5 million. The two are now heading for an arbitration hearing next month, though nothing stops them from agreeing to a deal before then. If it gets to the...

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Inbox: Should Sox rest Sale more next season?

Ian Browne answers fan questions about Chris Sale, potential position switches and more.

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The other area of regression for the Red Sox

It’s not all positive regression for this Red Sox team

As camp gets closer and closer, it’s about time we start thinking about what the 2018 Red Sox are actually going to look like even if there is so much more work left to do around the league this winter. When thinking about the upcoming season, I think the majority of us agree that there is going to be some positive regression for the offense even without considering an addition or two to the lineup. Between a new approach from a new...

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It’s not time to worry about Mookie Betts’ long-term future in Boston

This is not an ideal situation, but it’s not panic time either.

We ended last week with a rare bit of action in this quiet MLB offseason with the deadline coming and going for teams to exchange arbitration figures. Essentially, this day serves as the day when most teams and players come to agreements for 2018 salaries so they can avoid going to an arbitration trial. The Red Sox generally avoid going to trials with everyone, and they almost got that accomplished this year. On Friday, they...

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MLB Roundup 1/15: The Cardinals are interested in Chris Archer

Another quiet day...

The Cardinals and Rays are talking about Chris Archer

After a fairly exciting Saturday in the baseball world, Sunday brought us back to the nothingness we’ve gotten so used to. Of course, if you watch football you enjoyed yourself plenty, but some baseball news at night would have been nice. The juiciest bit of news we got was a rumor that the Cardinals are interested in Chris Archer. Granted, we’ve heard trade rumors around St. Louis all offseason, between...

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Daily Red Sox Links: J.D. Martinez, Mookie Betts, Austin Maddox

Today’s links look at the pursuit of J.D. Martinez, the slow offseason and Dustin Pedroia’s relationship with the team’s new manager.

This has essentially become the question to which the entire Red Sox offseason boils down: Can they afford not to go all-out for J.D. Martinez? (Nick Cafardo; Boston Globe)

Speaking of Martinez, how will his deal end up being affected by Jay Bruce’s contract with the Mets? (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

One has to wonder how much the slow offseason has to...

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Cooperstown 2018: Curt Schilling

CURT SCHILLING Sixth Year on Ballot (45.0% last year) PLAYING CAREER: Baltimore Orioles (1988-1990), Houston Astros (1991), Philadelphia Phillies (1992-2000), Arizona Diamondbacks (2000-2003) and Boston Red Sox (2004-2007) ACHIEVEMENTS: Career record of 216-146 (.597 winning percentage) with an ERA of 3.46 and 3116 strikeouts. Three 20-win seasons, nine seasons with 200-plus innings pitched, five seasons with 200 or more strikeouts…three times with more than 300. Three-time World Series...

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Cooperstown 2018: Curt Schilling

CURT SCHILLING Sixth Year on Ballot (45.0% last year) PLAYING CAREER: Baltimore Orioles (1988-1990), Houston Astros (1991), Philadelphia Phillies (1992-2000), Arizona Diamondbacks (2000-2003) and Boston Red Sox (2004-2007) ACHIEVEMENTS: Career record of 216-146 (.597 winning percentage) with an ERA of 3.46 and 3116 strikeouts. Three 20-win seasons, nine seasons with 200-plus innings pitched, five seasons with 200 or more strikeouts…three times with more than 300. Three-time World Series...

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Boston Red Sox 2018 position spotlight: third base

Over the years, the Boston Red Sox, have had a number of really good third basemen. Wade Boggs. Bill Mueller. Mike Lowell. Kevin Youkilis. But the Red Sox have struggled for a number of years now to find a reliable, long-term third basemen. Adrian Beltré was awesome but only stayed for one season. Will Middlebrooks looked promising, but fizzled out and is now somewhere within the Philadelphia Phillies organization. Pablo Sandoval…didn’t work out. Travis Shaw looked like he might be the...

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MLB Roundup 1/14: Gerrit Cole really was traded to Houston this time

A big trade went down and there were a couple signings!

Gerrit Cole traded to the Astros for an underwhelming return

The Pirates have been teetering on the edge of trading Gerrit Cole all winter, or at least it’s seemed that way from the outside. The rumors have been swirling for the entire offseason, including an apparent trade with Houston a few days ago that eventually fell through. Well, apparently the two sides continued to talk because they completed a deal on Saturday. Houston gets...

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Report: Twins agree to deal with Addison Reed

The Minnesota Twins have reportedly reached a deal with one of the better free agent relievers on the market.According to Ken Rosenthal of the Athletic, The Twins have signed Reed to a two-year deal worth around $17 million. Reed posted a 2.84 ERA in 2017, a year in which he went from the New York Mets to the Boston Red Sox. He was excellent for the Mets in 2015 and 2016, when he posted an ERA under two after being traded there in 2015.If it’s up to the Twins, this won’t be their last...

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Report: Twins continue building veteran bullpen by signing Addison Reed

Twins have reached a two-year agreement with veteran reliever Addison Reed.

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Report: Twins sign closer Addison Reed

The Minnesota Twins continue to use their limited resources to improve a pitching staff that struggled during an otherwise surprising 2017 campaign.According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports, the Twins have signed closer Addison Reed to a two-year, $17 million contract. Reed, 29, pitched to a 2.84 ERA and 1.05 WHIP with 31 saves between the New York Mets and Boston Red Sox last season. He figures to be the Twins’ regular closer after the team dealt Brandon Kintzler to the Washington...

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Red Sox, Mookie Betts likely heading to arbitration hearing

The Red Sox avoided arbitration with all but one player

Friday was the deadline for teams and players to exchange their figures for a potential arbitration hearing, which also means it was the day that many teams and players avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year deal. The Red Sox had a whopping ten players who still hadn’t agreed to a deal heading into yesterday, but they ended up agreeing to a deal with nine of them. That leaves one player whose salary is still up for grabs next...

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Xander Bogaerts, Jackie Bradley Jr. among 9 Red Sox to reach 1-year contracts

Shortstop Xander Bogaerts and outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. are among nine Boston Red Sox players who have reached deals on one-year contracts

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Boston's Betts picks arbitration over more talks

The Red Sox reached agreements Friday with nine of their 10 players eligible for salary arbitration. Instead of continuing to negotiate, outfielder Mookie Betts has decided to let his case go to a hearing in front of three judges.

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Sox avoid arb with Bogaerts, JBJ among 9

The Red Sox reached one-year agreements with nine players on Friday to avoid salary arbitration, including cornerstone lineup pieces Xander Bogaerts and Jackie Bradley Jr.

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Red Sox avoid arbitration with SS Xander Bogaerts, eight others

The Red Sox also came to deals with Jackie Bradley Jr., Joe Kelly and Drew Pomeranz.

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Red Sox Sign Jackie Bradley, Jr. To One-Year Deal

The Red Sox avoided arbitration with center-fielder Jackie Bradley, Jr. by agreeing to a one-year, $6.1 million contract. A number of other Boston players remain un-signed—with the deadline for signings coming at the close of business on Friday. Stay tuned!

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Minor League Ball releases their top ten Red Sox prospects list

A wild prospect list appeared!

We’re right in the middle of prospect season right now, and while it will be a little while until the top-100 lists start to come out we can settle for team lists at this time. In fact, these are more interesting for Red Sox fans at this point with the team not really having much top-100 caliber talent in the organization. I don’t think that’s as big of a deal as many people do, but it’s also impossible to deny. Anyway, Thursday gave us our fourth top...

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