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  1. Are Red Sox sellers or not?

    AJ Mass

    With the Boston Red Sox sitting ten games under .500 in July, the team appears to be headed to the conclusion that it's better for the organization to be "sellers" as the trade deadline approaches. "I think we're in an unusual and perhaps unique p...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  2. Boston Red Sox should trade Jon Lester - MLB

    Dan Syzmborski

    If the Boston Red Sox want to compete in 2015, they should follow the strategy that led to their 2012 summer firesale.

    Story | Conversation | June 24, 2014
  3. Will Lester be in Boston in 2015?

    AJ Mass

    Will Jon Lester be pitching for the Boston Red Sox for the remainder of 2014 and beyond, or is there a chance the 30-year-old could be traded once we get closer to the trade deadline, should the team continue to flounder in fourth place in the Americ...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  4. Red Sox taking needless risk with Lester

    Buster Olney

    There are 119 days remaining in the Major League Baseball season, and depending on whether the Boston Red Sox make the playoffs, perhaps 119 days until Jon Lester throws his last pitch of the year. But the Red Sox may have much less time than tha...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  5. Pitchers with best, worst defensive help

    Scott Spratt

    Scott Spratt from Baseball Info Solutions is filling in for Eric Karabell, who is on vacation this week. Mark Buehrle continued his excellent start to the season Thursday with seven innings of two-run ball to beat Jon Lester and the Boston Red Sox...

    Blog | May 23, 2014
  6. Ausmus' impact on Tigers' basepaths

    Buster Olney

    BOSTON -- From the first day of spring training, the Detroit Tigers players say, Brad Ausmus talked about the running game. But not only the running game of the Detroit baserunners, who were told to look for opportunities to take a bas...

    Blog | May 18, 2014
  7. How Bailey changed the pitching market

    Buster Olney

    Homer Bailey's career ERA is 4.30, and he's had two seasons in which he has thrown over 200 innings. He has not pitched to the level of a Clayton Kershaw, Justin Verlander, or even a Matt Cain. He's never had any kind of a vote for the Cy Young Award...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  8. Early grades for the free-agent class

    Buster Olney

    In the April leading up to CC Sabathia's free agency in 2008, his ERA after four starts was 13.50. Months later, he got the biggest contract ever for a pitcher -- $161 million -- after he had bounced back, and then been traded to Milwaukee and led th...

    Blog | April 25, 2014
  9. Top 10 big-game pitchers in MLB

    Jim Bowden

    On Wednesday night, baseball fans will be treated to one of the best pitching matchups of the season, as Felix Hernandez toes the rubber in Texas against Yu Darvish. These are two of the best pitchers in the game in the midst of their respective p...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  10. Calculating the value of Jon Lester's next contract - MLB

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski calculates what Jon Lester is actually worth -- a lot more than $70 million -- and figures out where he will be a fit as a free agent.

    Story | Conversation | April 15, 2014
  11. Red Sox had reasons to say nothing

    Buster Olney

    The Red Sox have been there and done that with the accusations of pitchers using foreign substances, from Clay Buchholz's shiny forearm and game-day wet look to the green stuff seemingly wedged into the leather of Jon Lester's glove last October. The...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  12. Lester prepared to extend Boston stay?

    AJ Mass

    According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, the Boston Red Sox and Jon Lester's agents "have already engaged in at least two conversations concerning an extension for the lefty." As Cafardo writes, "the feeling among GMs is something will get ...

    Blog | March 02, 2014
  13. Elite pitchers set for big 2015 paydays

    Jim Bowden

    Clayton Kershaw's seven-year, $215 million contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers has set the ceiling for next offseason's free-agent starting pitching market. This is a significant event for a market that's seen record-breaking deals for almost every...

    Blog | January 21, 2014
  14. 2015 FAs who should be traded now

    Jim Bowden

    Next year's free-agent class is top-heavy, and features three of baseball's best starting pitchers in Clayton Kershaw, Max Scherzer and Jon Lester. While seen some big-name players traded a year before free agency, that won't happen with any of these...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  15. Teams best-positioned for the offseason

    Jim Bowden

    In the offseason, teams bid for the same free agents, try to negotiate trades for many of the same players, and even vie for the same players in December's Rule 5 draft at the annual winter meetings. However, that doesn't mean the teams are on a leve...

    Blog | November 04, 2013
  16. Ranking the 50 World Series players

    Jim Bowden

    With the start of the World Series just two days away, let's take a look at both rosters. Every year someone rises to the occasion and has a profound impact. It could be one of the team's stars, or it could be a role player called upon to do one spec...

    Blog | October 22, 2013