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  1. Abreu, Cano, and Cruz: Three Stellar Seasons, Three Free-Agent St...

    Jonah Keri

    Rather than wait until November to provide the next round of big free-agent news, the Red Sox made a splash over the weekend, signing 27-year-old outfielder Rusney Castillo to a seven-year, $72.5 million contract, the biggest deal ever awarded to a C...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  2. What the Red Sox's Rusney Castillo Signing Means for the Pla...

    Ben Lindbergh

    On Saturday, the Red Sox signed Rusney Castillo to a seven-year, $72.5 million contract, the largest ever awarded to an amateur player. Castillo, the latest free-agent position player to come out of Cuba, will likely be Boston's starting ce...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  3. About Last Night: Angels Win/Lose

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy deciding that if granted the powers of a time lord, you would go back and make Derrick Rose sit out the game where he first injured his knee, here are the top six stories you missed in sports on Wednesday: The Los Angeles Ang...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  4. Sabermetrics Gets Soft

    Ben Lindbergh

    Last Saturday, on the first morning of the fourth annual "Sabermetrics, Scouting, and the Science of Baseball" seminar in Boston ("Saber Seminar" for short), Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow strode onto the a...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  5. About Last Night: Saluting Johnny

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy finding out you cleared revocable waivers at work, here are the top six stories you missed in sports on Monday: Browns quarterback Johnny "Football" Manziel put together a middling performance in his t...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  6. About Last Weekend: All About Johnny

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were out doing your best to return the Community Shield to the community from whence it came, here are the top five stories you missed in sports last weekend: According to head coach Mike Pettine, Johnny Manziel asserted himself in the...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  7. B.S. Report: JackO

    Bill Simmons

    Bill's buddy JackO joins the show to discuss Jon Lester going to the Oakland A's, consider the potential of Yoenis Cespedes, and bid farewell to Derek Jeter. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the B.S. Report on iTunes,...

    Blog | August 07, 2014
  8. About Last Night: Tiger’s Back

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy gently and respectfully chiding Hunter Pence, here are the top six stories you missed in sports on Wednesday: Xander Bogaerts's ninth-inning sac fly gave the Boston Red Sox a 2-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. And whil...

    Blog | August 07, 2014
  9. Why History Says Jon Lester Won’t Be a Red Sox Pitcher Agai...

    Ben Lindbergh

    On the morning of last week's trade deadline, the last-place Boston Red Sox dealt Jon Lester, their best starting pitcher and second-longest-tenured player, to the Oakland Athletics, touching off a day of divesting that completed the defend...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  10. Funeral at Fenway

    Charles P. Pierce

    There isn't any real point in following the 2014 Boston Red Sox anymore if you aren't paid to do so. The lifeboats were seen pulling away vigorously at the deadline, when four-fifths of the Opening Day rotation wound up e...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  11. Detroit Just Landed David Price in a Three-Team Bonanza …;...

    Jonah Keri

    Well, so much for a quiet 2014 trade deadline. Following this morning's Oakland-Boston blockbuster, the Detroit Tigers capped one of the wildest deadline days in history with an 11th-hour deal for David Price, the most sought-after commodity on ...

    Blog | August 01, 2014
  12. What the Jon Lester–Yoenis Cespedes Blockbuster Means for t...

    Jonah Keri

    In one of the most shocking blockbusters in MLB trade deadline history, the Oakland A's sent All-Star Yoenis Cespedes and a competitive balance pick to the Boston Red Sox for Cy Young contender Jon Lester, former Athletic Jonny Gomes, less than ...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  13. Lightning Round: The Jon Lester–Yoenis Cespedes Trade

    Grantland Staff

    Dan Fierman: Any Red Sox fan who tells you winning three championships hasn't changed everything is lying. We care less. Almost all of us care less. This is not a bad thing. No one, not even Dan Shaughnessy, would want to go back in time to 2003...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  14. About Last Night: Dodgers Rolling

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy watching bad actors kill flying sharks with chain saws, here are the top five stories you missed in sports on Wednesday: Dodgers outfielder and professional trade rumor Matt Kemp laced a walk-off single in the 10th inning to...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  15. Last-Minute MLB Trade Deadline Primer: Teams and Players to Watch...

    Jonah Keri

    Baseball's non-waiver trade deadline is now just one day away, yet in these waning moments ...; almost nothing big has happened. Following a flurry of early and interesting moves that included the A's Jeff Samardzija blockbuster and se...

    Blog | July 30, 2014
  16. About Last Night: From Champs to Chumps

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy distracting your new NFL team in training camp by letting your brother get engaged on national television, here are the top five stories you missed in sports on Monday: The Boston Red Sox were thrashed by the Toronto Blue...

    Blog | July 29, 2014