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  1. Bowden's Lester projection: 6 yrs., $138M

    In his annual contract predictions for baseball's top free agents , ESPN Insider Jim Bowden -- a former major league general manager -- projects former Red Sox lefty Jon Lester to get a six-year deal worth $138 million, the second-richest deal on the...

    Blog | November 11, 2014
  2. Lester No. 2 in Law's free-agent rankings

    With around $50 million to spend this offseason, the Red Sox will surely be touching base with many of the players on ESPN Insider Keith Law's annual ranking of the Top 50 free agents in baseball, which came out earlier this week. Here are five...

    Blog | November 05, 2014
  3. 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
  4. Your turn: What's next for the Red Sox?

    Assuming the Mike Napoli situation ends with him in a Red Sox uniform, the team will have added eight free agents this offseason, which -- as Gordon Edes noted yesterday -- is as many as they've acquired in the John Henry era (they also added eight a...

    Blog | December 19, 2012
  5. Lucchino stresses discipline, patience

    Boston Red Sox CEO Larry Lucchino on Thursday morning urged fans to stay patient, assuring them that the holes that need to be filled will be addressed while signaling the team wouldn't be handing out any seven- or eight-year deals to free agents thi...

    Blog | November 29, 2012
  6. Elite 8 free agents reject qualifying offers

    INDIAN WELLS, Calif. -- B.J. Upton and Kyle Lohse were among nine free agents who turned down $13.3 million offers from their former clubs Friday as the annual general managers' meetings ended and team officials headed home for what figures to be a b...

    Blog | November 09, 2012
  7. Olney: Free agents may avoid Sox

    ESPN's Buster Olney says there's a good chance that after this tumultuous season for the Red Sox and the increased media scrutiny, free agents will shy away from signing with Boston -- especially when other factors are equal. "Really, it's going ...

    Blog | August 17, 2012
  8. Red Sox sign P Ohlendorf, 1B Gomez

    The Red Sox announced the signings of free agents first baseman Mauro Gomez and right-handed pitcher Ross Ohlendorf to 2012 minor league contracts with invites to spring training as non-roster players. Both have been placed on the Triple-A Pawtucket...

    Blog | February 16, 2012
  9. Silva, Hill among 12 signed to deals

    The Red Sox signed 12 free agents, including Milton, Mass., native Rich Hill, 31, and veteran righty Carlos Silva, 32, to minor-league contracts on Tuesday, with all them invited to spring training camp as non-roster players. Hill, a lefthander, ...

    Blog | January 03, 2012
  10. Sox in contact with Ortiz, Papelbon camps

    Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington suggested he's not planning any seismic moves this offseason and provided an update on where talks stand with his own high-profile free agents, David Ortiz and Jonathan Papelbon, in a meeting with reporters on W...

    Blog | November 09, 2011
  11. Eight Red Sox players become free agents

    Eight Red Sox players -- Erik Bedard, J.D. Drew, Conor Jackson, Trever Miller, David Ortiz, Jonathan Papelbon, Jason Varitek and Tim Wakefield -- officially became free agents Sunday, though the team does still have a short window exclusivity before ...

    Blog | October 30, 2011
  12. Should Sox tread carefully in free agency?

    Boston Red Sox president Larry Lucchino on Friday said that while the team would never rule out signing free agents, it was approaching this offseason's class with "some skepticism" based on the lack of success it's had in that area the last few seas...

    Blog | October 28, 2011
  13. Red Sox announce non-roster invitees

    The Boston Red Sox on Wednesday tied up a few loose ends before heading to Fort Myers, signing four players to minor league contracts and announcing 20 non-roster invitees to spring training. The four free agents, all placed on the Triple-A Pawtu...

    Blog | February 02, 2011
  14. Keith Law's top 50 free agents

    With free agency kicking off officially at 12:01 a.m.,'s Keith Law came out with his annual ranking of the top 50 free agents in baseball. (Click HERE, Insider) His No. 1 free agent is no surprise: Cliff Lee. Likely Red Sox targets Carl C...

    Blog | November 07, 2010
  15. Red Sox sign seven to minor league deals

    The Red Sox signed seven free agents to 2010 minor league contracts, and all seven have been invited to Spring Training camp as non-roster players. The free agents, who will all be on the Pawtucket roster, are: right-handed pitchers Fernando Cabrera,...

    Blog | January 15, 2010
  16. Do Sox and Yankees have money left to spend?

    ESPN The Magazine senior writer Buster Olney wrote this weekend about the dwindling market for big ticket free agents (Insider), namely left fielders Jason Bay and Matt Holliday. As part of the blog entry, he touched on how much money the Red Sox an...

    Blog | December 27, 2009