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  1. What's the 1B plan for Red Sox?

    AJ Mass

    With Mike Napoli still a week away from coming off the disabled list, the Boston Red Sox now have to turn to Plan C at the position following the news that Mike Carp has a broken right foot and is likely to miss several weeks as a result. Kyle Bra...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  2. Red Sox injury toll mounts

    AJ Mass

    The Boston Red Sox appear to have dodged a bullet with Xander Bogaerts. The shortstop was forced to leave Saturday's game in the 11th inning after his right hamstring seized up on him, but the diagnosis was that it was only a cramp. "Normally I ge...

    Blog | May 25, 2014
  3. New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka adjusts seamlessly to li...

    Buster Olney

    In ESPN The Magazine's Transactions Issue, Buster Olney writes that Masahiro Tanaka is better than anyone imagined -- and funnier too. In fact, it may not be too early to wonder if we're looking at a future Yankees legend.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2014
  4. Los Angeles Angels and Boston Red Sox demonstrate importance of b...

    Paul Swydan

    Paul Swydan explains why good baserunning has been so crucial to the Angels' success this year, and why poor baserunning is costing the Red Sox.

    Story | Conversation | May 12, 2014
  5. When will injured Red Sox return?

    AJ Mass

    The Boston Red Sox injury toll continues to mount, as Mike Napoli has joined the growing list of players who might be unavailable to manager John Farell for at least the next few days. Napoli dislocated the ring finger on his left hand, and while X-r...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  6. Friday Roundup: Cubs extending Shark?

    AJ Mass

    On a day that featured news of deals both huge (Robinson Cano to the Mariners for $240 million, Curtis Granderson to the Mets for $60 million) and far less expensive (J.P. Arencibia to the Rangers for $1 million), the Chicago Cubs continue to hold ou...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  7. GMs who will make a splash in Orlando

    Jim Bowden

    Baseball's annual winter meetings in Orlando, Fla., don't commence until Sunday, Dec. 8, but several general managers already have made waves this offseason. Tigers president/GM Dave Dombrowski has made the biggest splash of the offseason so far a...

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  8. One deal for every NL team

    Jim Bowden

    The hot stove league is already fired up, as the Philadelphia Phillies struck first by signing outfielder Marlon Byrd last week. With such a weak free-agent class this offseason, teams will look heavily in the trade market. Below you will find a p...

    Blog | November 18, 2013
  9. FAs who are better than their stats

    Jim Bowden

    The Boston Red Sox successfully attacked the free-agent market last winter, signing several players to contracts whose value extended beyond their statistics, including outfielder Shane Victorino, first baseman Mike Napoli and shortstop Stephen Drew....

    Blog | November 15, 2013
  10. Red Sox have options besides Napoli

    Buster Olney

    Ben Cherington was honored as baseball's executive of the year the other day, an award that pleased his peers, as well as his friends in the front office. Even throughout the trying 2012 season, Cherington was never caught up in privately placing bla...

    Blog | November 15, 2013
  11. 2013 MLB free-agency corner infielders buyer's guide

    Keith Law

    Keith Law looks at the best and worst values among free-agent corner infielders and identifies some trade targets. Top buys include Mike Napoli and Juan Uribe.

    Story | Conversation | November 08, 2013
  12. 'Victims' of the qualifying offer

    Buster Olney

    There are always unexpected consequences with each labor agreement, and the most notable shift under the current deal is the draft-pick compensation drag: So many teams have become fully invested in drafting and developing that they shy away from som...

    Blog | November 05, 2013
  13. Predicting contracts for the top 50 free agents - MLB

    Jim Bowden

    Jim Bowden predicts how much money each of the top 50 free agents will get this winter.

    Story | Conversation | November 04, 2013
  14. How the Red Sox can repeat

    Jim Bowden

    Right now, the most pressing thing for the Boston Red Sox is the parade celebrating their World Series championship -- the first won in Fenway Park since 1918. However, once all the celebrations are completed, the Red Sox will begin the same ardu...

    Blog | November 02, 2013
  15. Biggest positions of need for contenders this winter - MLB

    Paul Swydan

    Paul Swydan looks at the biggest holes that contenders must fill this winter.

    Story | Conversation | October 27, 2013
  16. World Series players possibly on move

    Jim Bowden

    As the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals battle it out in the 2013 World Series, no one's thinking past the next game, with perhaps the exception of the two managers as they plan out their pitching and lineups. For the players, it's the here and...

    Blog | October 25, 2013