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  1. Banning defensive shifts is an absurd idea

    Buster Olney

    At the start of every round of batting practice, hitters of all shapes and sizes and power potential are expected to drop two bunts, whether it's Billy Hamilton or Miguel Cabrera, Dee Gordon or Jose Abreu. Depending on the player, this is sometimes d...

    Blog | January 26, 2015
  2. Napoli rejuvenated after dramatic surgery

    Gordon Edes

    MASHANTUCKET, Conn. -- "Have you ever had a bad night's sleep?" Mike Napoli asked. "For eight years, I never had a good night's sleep." The Red Sox first baseman suffered from a condition known as obstructive sleep apnea, a disorder in which breat...

    Blog | January 24, 2015
  3. Dustin Pedroia predicts big things for 2015

    Gordon Edes

    MASHANTUCKET, Conn. -- It's not often an owner gets to do some trash-talking about a player, and Boston Red Sox chairman Tom Werner wasn't about to pass up the chance. That's how Dustin Pedroia found himself on the other end of a pingpong table facin...

    Blog | January 24, 2015
  4. Best fits for top 10 remaining free agents

    Jim Bowden

    We're less than a month before pitchers and catchers report, and several free agents are still stranded on the market looking for jobs, or in most cases improved offers. The list of free agents has been pared down considerably since I posted my top 5...

    Blog | January 23, 2015
  5. Holt packing infield and outfield gloves

    Gordon Edes

    BOSTON -- Red Sox utilityman Brock Holt, who missed the last month of the season after experiencing concussion symptoms, said Thursday that he plans to have a last followup consultation before the start of spring training with Dr. Micky Collins, the ...

    Blog | January 22, 2015
  6. Betts done worrying about trade rumors

    Gordon Edes

    BOSTON -- Mookie Betts didn't have to track the trade rumors in which he was mentioned this winter. He had plenty of friends and family members keeping him regularly informed. "Pretty much all the time," he said Thursday before the Boston baseball...

    Blog | January 22, 2015
  7. Farrell: Craig could see time at third base

    Gordon Edes

    BOSTON -- The Red Sox have spoken with Allen Craig about playing some third base in spring training, and the first baseman-outfielder was receptive to the idea, manager John Farrell said. Switch-hitting free agent Pablo Sandoval was signed to a fi...

    Blog | January 22, 2015
  8. Sox GM: No more roster splashes expected

    Gordon Edes

    BOSTON -- Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington all but put to rest Thursday any notion that the Sox will sign free agent pitcher James Shields or trade for another front-line starting pitcher before the start of spring training. Speaking with re...

    Blog | January 22, 2015
  9. Johnson won't take 2B chance for granted

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Gordon Beckham was traded during the 2014 season, while Marcus Semien was traded after it, so it should feel pretty good to be Micah Johnson right about now. The second baseman with the highest upside in the organization is the favorite...

    Blog | January 22, 2015
  10. Wednesday rumor roundup

    AJ Mass

    When Alex Gordon of the Kansas City Royals went under the knife to repair his right wrist in late-December, the team seemed confident that the outfielder would be ready to return to action in time for the team's April 6 opener. According to Andy...

    Blog | January 14, 2015
  11. In dominating fashion, Pedro gets Hall call

    Gordon Edes

    Pitcher Pedro Martinez, who once wrenched off the heads of his sisters' dolls to use as baseballs, on Tuesday was a first-ballot selection to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, the 12th Red Sox pitcher so honored and the second from his native Domin...

    Blog | January 06, 2015
  12. Alex Gordon of Kansas City Royals undergoes surgery on right wris...

    Royals outfielder Alex Gordon has had surgery on his right wrist, and the four-time Gold Glove winner should be ready for the season opener against the White Sox on April 6.

    Story | Conversation | December 30, 2014
  13. Eleven in baseball at a career crossroads

    Buster Olney

    Some players will go into 2015 still defining themselves, like the Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper. Others, like David Ortiz, have cemented their legacies. But there are folks in the game -- both players and managers -- for whom 2015 will repr...

    Blog | December 29, 2014
  14. MLB -- Strange But True in 2014

    Jayson Stark

    If you thought that the 2014 season wasn't packed with strange but true feats on and off the diamond, Jayson Stark can explain where you're wrong, chapter and verse.

    Story | Conversation | December 26, 2014
  15. Will Boston Red Sox rotation be OK as is?

    Gordon Edes

    Boston's rotation is deep, but an evaluator finds some red flags.

    Story | Conversation | December 22, 2014
  16. New Red Sox catcher Ryan Hanigan excited to come home to Boston

    Gordon Edes

    BOSTON -- When Ryan Hanigan was a senior at Andover High, he played on a Massachusetts high school all-star team with Rick Asadoorian, a Worcester native and star at Northbridge High. Asadoorian, the hot prospect at the time, was drafted in the first...

    Blog | December 20, 2014