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  1. Passan: Just the tip of the iceberg

    ESPNBoston.com

    Yahoo! Sports reporter Jeff Passan, who broke the story Tuesday that some Red Sox players -- Dustin Pedroia among them -- called for a change at manager at a late-July meeting with ownership, was on Mike and Mike on ESPN Radio on Wednesday morning to...

    Blog | August 15, 2012
  2. Upcoming hitter FAs who could be traded

    Jim Bowden

    Much of the talk these days is about the current crop of free agents, but what about next year's crop? Those players could be in demand via trade between now and the July 31 trade deadline. On Tuesday, we looked at top-10 pitchers set to be free agen...

    Blog | December 03, 2014
  3. The top 10 catchers in MLB

    Buster Olney

    In those handful of moments when the New York Yankees talked about an austerity drive a couple of years ago, when Hal Steinbrenner spoke of getting under the salary cap, they decided to let Russell Martin walk away as a free agent -- and he was snapp...

    Blog | November 16, 2014
  4. Top 10 players most likely to be traded

    Jim Bowden

    Get ready for a busy MLB offseason. Here is a ranking of the 10 players who I think are the most likely to be traded, from the most likely (No. 1) to the least likely (No. 10) among the group. 1. Cole Hamels, LHP, Philadelphia Phillies The Phil...

    Blog | November 13, 2014
  5. A look at some qualified GM candidates

    Mark Saxon

    It might take a little while for new Los Angeles Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman to hire a general manager. For one thing, there's no rush. Free agency doesn't start until after the World Series ends and the real action tends...

    Blog | October 15, 2014
  6. My top 20 players for 2015

    Eric Karabell

    Washington Nationals right-hander Jordan Zimmermann ended his 2014 regular season on a significant high note by no-hitting the Miami Marlins Sunday, but it's still not enough to get him into my overall top 20 for next season. This theme has resonated...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  7. My 2014 fantasy baseball MVPs

    Eric Karabell

    When I spoke to Cleveland Indians outfielder Michael Brantley at the All-Star festivities in Minneapolis and asked him about his shocking statistical season, he made it seem like it was no big deal at all -- just a maturing player becoming smarter wi...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
  8. Napoli's lingering finger injury is a big issue

    Kyle Brasseur

    BOSTON -- Offseason surgery could be a possibility for Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli as manager John Farrell on Thursday deemed him "unlikely" to return for the remainder of the season due to injuries to his back, toe and finger. "It's ...

    Blog | September 25, 2014
  9. Red Sox full of fantasy value for 2015

    Eric Karabell

    The Rusney Castillo era began for the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, as the 27-year-old Cuban made his big league debut in center field, hitting seventh and delivering an infield single in four at-bats of a 9-1 loss. This was my first look at Castillo, an...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  10. Napoli puts exclamation point on surge

    Mark Polishuk, Special to ESPNBoston.com

    TORONTO -- As only the 17th player to smash a home run into the Rogers Centre's upper deck, one would have thought Mike Napoli would have trouble containing his excitement in the aftermath of his epic long ball. "I was just trying to get a hit. .....

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  11. Carp starting; Gimenez on paternity leave

    ESPNDallas.com

    The Texas Rangers added outfielder Mike Carp to the active 25-man roster Monday. Carp takes the roster spot of catcher Chris Gimenez, who has been placed on paternity leave. Carp, 28, was received by the Rangers on Sunday on a waiver claim from t...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  12. The Yankees' D-Train sets a speed record

    Wallace Matthews

    BOSTON -- As Mike Napoli fouled off pitch after pitch, Dellin Betances just couldn't resist a glance back at the big Fenway Park message board. "It was just one of those situations where he was fouling stuff off, and he was kinda late on everythin...

    Blog | August 02, 2014
  13. Red Sox open to more deals?

    AJ Mass

    With the Boston Red Sox in the midst of a five-game slide that has planted them firmly in the American League East cellar, the deal that sent starting pitcher Jake Peavy to the San Francisco Giants in exchange for a pair of minor leaguers is surely j...

    Blog | July 27, 2014
  14. Optimism abounds as Sox gain steam

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- Unless the Boston Red Sox become mathematically eliminated from the playoffs, every player in the clubhouse believes there's plenty of baseball remaining to climb back into the pennant race. With the help of Mike Napoli's go-ahead solo h...

    Blog | July 20, 2014
  15. Carp plays role of pinch-hit hero perfectly

    Kyle Brasseur | Special to ESPNBoston.com

    BOSTON -- In Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell's mind, coming into close games are the situations Mike Carp was made for. And Carp finally accepts that. Spending more than a month on the disabled list with a broken foot -- parked up on the co...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  16. Barney, Olt break out in sweep of Red Sox

    Jesse Rogers

    BOSTON -- It all came together in one evening for the Chicago Cubs on offense, especially for a couple of struggling players. Darwin Barney nearly hit for the cycle and Mike Olt had a rare two-hit game as the Cubs swept the defending world champs ...

    Blog | July 03, 2014