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  1. Lester talks to resume before season's end?

    Boston Red Sox president Larry Lucchino said Thursday he expects to resume contract negotiations with ace Jon Lester before the end of the season. Lester will become a free agent at the end of the season, and contract talks were halted before the...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  2. Cherinton doing due diligence on Tanaka

    Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said Thursday he has been in touch with the agent for Japanese free-agent pitcher Mashahiro Tanaka but did not indicate whether the Red Sox were planning on meeting with him. Cherington told Boston sp...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  3. It's official: Sox announce Napoli deal

    Mike Napoli is officially returning to Boston. The Red Sox announced in a team release that they had agreed to terms with the free agent first baseman, who contributed to a World Series championship in his first year with Boston. The Sox reached a...

    Blog | December 12, 2013
  4. Insider: Will Jacoby Ellsbury stay put?

    Over at ESPN Insider, Jim Bowden looks at this year's free-agent class of outfielders, and notes that the future of each player is dependent on where the others land -- starting with Jacoby Ellsbury. He also gives his predictions -- based on conve...

    Blog | November 27, 2013
  5. Predicting free-agent salaries

    In an Insider piece just posted, ESPN baseball analyst and former major league general manager Jim Bowden predicts the contract terms -- both in length and dollars -- for the top 50 free agents on the market. Below are the five free agents we th...

    Blog | November 12, 2013
  6. Olney: Sox a sleeper team for McCann

    In his video blog Tuesday (posted above), ESPN MLB Insider Buster Olney discussed free-agent catcher Brian McCann and a possible fit for the Red Sox, who chose not to extend a one-year, $14.1 million qualifying offer to Jarrod Saltalamacchia. Olne...

    Blog | November 05, 2013
  7. Sox decline option on LHP Thornton

    The Red Sox today announced Saturday that they declined the 2014 contract option on left-handed pitcher Matt Thornton. Thornton will become a free agent. Thornton, 37, went 0-1 with a 3.52 ERA (6 ER/15.1 IP) in 20 appearances for the Red Sox, aft...

    Blog | November 02, 2013
  8. Source: Sox twice tried to extend Ellsbury

    With Jacoby Ellsbury set to become a free agent, there's a good chance he has played his last game in Boston. ESPN MLB Insider Buster Olney reported Thursday that the Red Sox twice made a run at trying to sign the center fielder and twice came up wel...

    Blog | October 31, 2013
  9. What LaRoche deal means for Red Sox

    On the same day Mike Napoli's agent told there was "nothing new to report" on the status of his client's ongoing negotiations with the Red Sox, it's becoming clearer that there are no clear, viable fallback free-agent options at first ...

    Blog | January 08, 2013
  10. Sources: Sox remain in touch with LaRoche

    As the Boston Red Sox continue to work toward finalizing their agreement with Mike Napoli, they remain in contact with free-agent first baseman Adam LaRoche, baseball sources told ESPN's Jim Bowden on Thursday. The team's concern about Napoli's hi...

    Blog | December 27, 2012
  11. Scratch Swisher off Red Sox list

    With the Mike Napoli deal still in limbo (CLICK HERE for more on that saga), fellow free agent Nick Swisher was seen as a possible fall-back option for the Red Sox. Not any more. Swisher has agreed to a contract with the Cleveland Indians, he ...

    Blog | December 23, 2012
  12. Cody Ross heading to Arizona

    The Arizona Diamondbacks agreed to terms Saturday with free-agent outfielder Cody Ross on a three-year, $26 million contract with a club option for 2016. "Could not be happier to be in the Dbacks family! Truly Blessed!" Ross posted on his Twitter ...

    Blog | December 22, 2012
  13. Law: Dempster a 'small coup' for Sox

    ESPN Insider baseball analyst Keith Law approves of Boston's signing of Ryan Dempster: Getting Ryan Dempster, one of a handful of mid-rotation starters who now represent the best pitching options on the free-agent market, for just a two-year deal...

    Blog | December 13, 2012
  14. Report: Phillies offer Hamilton 3-year deal

    The Philadelphia Phillies have apparently entered the bidding for the services of free-agent outfielder Josh Hamilton. A source close to the situation told Philly radio station 94WIP that the Phillies offered Hamilton a three-year deal. There wer...

    Blog | December 12, 2012
  15. Law not a fan of Victorino deal; are you?

    ESPN MLB Insider Keith Law wrote a brief piece with his analysis of the Red Sox's 3-year, $39 million deal with free-agent outfielder Shane Victorino (Insiders can read it HERE). Here's an excerpt: Victorino is a platoon outfielder at this point, ...

    Blog | December 04, 2012
  16. Your reaction to the Napoli deal?

    What's your take on the Red Sox's first big move of the offseason: Monday's 3-year, $39 million agreement with free-agent catcher/first baseman Mike Napoli? On one hand, they've probably found themselves an everyday first baseman from a free-agent...

    Blog | December 03, 2012