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  1. Porcello can't help but look ahead to what might be

    Kyle Brasseur

    MASHANTUCKET, Conn. -- A year away from free agency, it's hard for Boston Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello not to think about what he could make if he was to hit the open market. Just look at his former teammate, Max Scherzer. Scherzer entered this o...

    Blog | January 24, 2015
  2. Joe Kelly predicts AL Cy Young award win

    Kyle Brasseur | Special to ESPNBoston.com

    MASHANTUCKET, Conn. -- Boston Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly went on the radio Saturday at the team's Baseball Winter Weekend to let listeners know he plans on winning the American League Cy Young award next season. He didn't back down when asked about...

    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. Sandoval, Ramirez look forward to spring

    Kyle Brasseur | Special to ESPNBoston.com

    MASHANTUCKET, Conn. -- As snow fell upon the Foxwoods Resort Casino on Saturday, where the Boston Red Sox held their Baseball Winter Weekend event, two of the team's newest acquisitions only had spring on their minds. Third baseman Pablo Sandoval ...

    Blog | January 24, 2015
  5. Does Craig have a home in Boston?

    AJ Mass

    It would not be surprising to see Allen Craig in the starting lineup for the Boston Red Sox on a rather routine basis in 2015, but exactly where he might end up defensively on any given day is a little bit harder to predict. According to Peter Abr...

    Blog | January 23, 2015
  6. Crystal ball: Five most improved teams

    David Schoenfield

    Is it easy to predict which teams will improve the most? We tend to focus on the teams that made the flashiest moves in the offseason. Think of the 2012 Marlins, who signed Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle and Heath Bell and promptly lost three fewer games. ...

    Blog | January 22, 2015
  7. Pedro Martinez to rep Boston Red Sox in Hall of Fame plaque

    Pedro Martinez's Hall of Fame plaque will have the cap of the Boston Red Sox and John Smoltz's will have the Atlanta Braves.

    Story | Conversation | January 22, 2015
  8. Jameis Winston, Kyler Murray latest two-sport star quarterbacks

    ESPN.com staff

    In addition to being top quarterbacks, Jameis Winston and top recruit Kyler Murray are the next wave of dual-sport stars who also excel on the baseball diamond.

    Story | Conversation | January 22, 2015
  9. Hamels stuck with Phillies?

    AJ Mass

    It was beginning to look as though the Philadelphia Phillies were going to get what they wanted in a deal with the Texas Rangers for pitcher Cole Hamels, but instead, it is Yovani Gallardo of the Milwaukee Brewers who is headed to the Lone Star State...

    Blog | January 21, 2015
  10. Odds not in the Yankees' favor

    Andrew Marchand

    Let's go over a couple of notes as we inch closer to the reporting date for pitchers and catchers. Odd couple: According to Bovada, the Yankees and the San Diego Padres have the same chance of winning the World Series in 2015. Both are 25-to-1. T...

    Blog | January 20, 2015
  11. Bits: Hamels buzz, Desmond's status ...

    Jim Bowden

    The latest on Cole Hamels, James Shields, a few key Nationals players, Yoan Moncada and others ... Hamels trade talks The Boston Red Sox, San Diego Padres, St. Louis Cardinals and Texas Rangers are not the only teams in the mix for Hamels, a...

    Blog | January 19, 2015
  12. Does Scherzer improve MLBs top team?

    Buster Olney

    The Washington Nationals have agreed to a seven-year contract with Max Scherzer for a reported $210 million, half of it deferred -- Scherzer reportedly will receive $15 million annually for 14 years -- the most ever spent on a free-agent pitcher, the...

    Blog | January 19, 2015
  13. Could Red Sox and Nats deal?

    The Boston Red Sox could be among the teams asking the Washington Nationals about their pitching surplus, suggests Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal. With 2013 AL Cy Young winner Max Scherzer reportedly on his way to DC, Nationals GM Mik...

    Blog | January 19, 2015
  14. Max Scherzer closing in on new multiyear contract

    Free-agent pitcher Max Scherzer has agreed to a seven-year contract with the Washington Nationals, a source confirmed to ESPN on Sunday night.

    Story | Conversation | January 18, 2015
  15. Young Marlins trio tops outfield rankings

    Buster Olney

    Giancarlo Stanton got a lot of attention in 2014 for his record-setting contract, for leading the National League in homers, and for that frightening moment when he was hit in the face by a Mike Fiers fastball. All of that obscured Stanton's improvem...

    Blog | January 18, 2015
  16. Top 10 infields in MLB: Rockies No. 1

    Buster Olney

    Among all the team elements ranked in the ongoing series, getting a consensus on the top infields was the most difficult. At one point or another, more than half a dozen teams were mentioned for the top spot. This is the fifth installment of the s...

    Blog | January 17, 2015