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  1. St. Louis Cardinals sign A.J. Pierzynski

    The St. Louis Cardinals have signed veteran catcher A.J. Pierzynski.

    Story | Conversation | July 26, 2014
  2. Lester, Red Sox won't give up hope

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- A two-game winning streak, by virtue of a pair of walk-off wins, does not make the cellar dwellers of the AL East sudden contenders. At 41-51, 9.5 games back in the AL East, the Boston Red Sox still have a long way to go to get back ...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  3. How GM Ben Cherington rebuilt the Boston Red Sox

    Jerry Crasnick

    Boston Red Sox GM Ben Cherington took the team that finished last in the AL East a season ago and made it into a title contender.

    Story | Conversation | October 11, 2013
  4. Who to root for? Ranking the contenders

    David Schoenfield

    Your team is out of it, but you still love baseball. You intend keep checking box scores and watching the big games these final two weeks. You'll watch the playoffs, but you need a team to root for. So, who to pick from the remaining teams in cont...

    Blog | September 15, 2013
  5. New York Yankees contenders? Not the way they played at Fenway

    Wallace Matthews

    When the Yanks need to be playing their best, they're playing their worst.

    Story | Conversation | September 15, 2013
  6. Dodgers look to pick up tempo in Cincy

    Mark Saxon

    DENVER -- Remember the last time the Los Angeles Dodgers played a series against a playoff contender? They had the Boston Red Sox in town and, even though it came in the middle of one of the greatest runs in franchise history, manager Don Mattingly w...

    Blog | September 04, 2013
  7. Mariners-Red Sox Preview

    Mariners-Red Sox Preview

    Preview | July 29, 2013
  8. Sox actively exploring trade options

    Gordon Edes and Kyle Brasseur

    BOSTON -- A week before the July 31 trading deadline, the Boston Red Sox have cast a wide net in search of pitching, which makes them not unlike most other contenders. The hot name among starters at the moment is right-hander Jake Peavy, the best ...

    Blog | July 24, 2013
  9. Olney: 10 concerns for 10 contenders

    ESPNBoston.com

    In his column this morning (Insider access required), Buster Olney looks at 10 "contenders" and some perceived issues that they must address. While the Red Sox certainly weren't contenders in 2012, Olney includes them in his analysis, writing: 10. B...

    Blog | November 23, 2012
  10. Planning a Boston bounce-back in 2013

    Christina Kahrl

    So, how about that AL East? We know the Blue Jays have been busy, and the Yankees will be. The Rays can't be counted out and the Orioles just proved nothing's certain. What's a fading former contender like the Boston Red Sox to do? It would be eas...

    Blog | November 23, 2012
  11. Ben Cherington takes Boston Red Sox's failure personally

    Joe McDonald

    Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said he takes the team's failure personally and that he's confident it will be back as a contender.

    Story | Conversation | October 03, 2012
  12. Milwaukee Brewers quietly enter the NL wild-card picture

    A closer look at under-the-radar contenders, the most important series beginning Tuesday and the most vulnerable teams in position to win their divisions.

    Story | Conversation | September 18, 2012
  13. Rapid Reaction: Yankees 5, Red Sox 4

    Gordon Edes

    BOSTON -- The New York Yankees come out of Wednesday night worried about shortstop Derek Jeter, who apparently sprained an ankle trying to beat out a double-play grounder in the eighth. That's the kind of thing that keeps a playoff contender up at ni...

    Blog | September 12, 2012
  14. Ichiro Suzuki makes home debut for New York Yankees

    Mike Mazzeo

    Normally, new acquisitions have do to something pretty special to endear themselves to the fans in the Bronx and become "true Yankees."

    Story | Conversation | July 27, 2012
  15. Red Sox-Cubs Preview

    Red Sox-Cubs Preview

    Preview | June 16, 2012
  16. Red Sox-Cubs Preview

    Red Sox-Cubs Preview

    Preview | June 15, 2012