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  1. Herrera wins utility job; De La Rosa, Holt to Pawtucket

    Gordon Edes

    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Jonathan Herrera, the odds-on favorite to win the job from the time the Red Sox acquired him in a trade from Colorado for left-hander Franklin Morales, appears set to open the season as the team's utility infielder. Herrera bea...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  2. Early returns on Sizemore: Promising

    Gordon Edes

    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Caution remains the byword. Everyone involved knows the history, and the odds against this thing working. But Red Sox manager John Farrell sounded pretty bullish Saturday about the Grady Sizemore Resurrection Tour. With the ...

    Blog | February 22, 2014
  3. Ortiz: 'I don't care who hits who'

    Gordon Edes

    LOS ANGELES -- An irritated David Ortiz complained Friday that his published comments about Ryan Dempster hitting New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez created an unintended fuss, saying that he and the Red Sox pitcher are not at odds over th...

    Blog | August 23, 2013
  4. David Ortiz OK with teammate Ryan Dempster -- 'Don't care who hit...

    Gordon Edes

    An irritated David Ortiz complained Friday that his published comments about Ryan Dempster hitting New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez created an unintended fuss, saying that he and the Red Sox pitcher are not at odds over the issue.

    Story | Conversation | August 23, 2013
  5. Rapid reaction: Athletics 3, Red Sox 0

    Gordon Edes

    OAKLAND -- You allow the Athletics to take a lead into the ninth inning at your own peril. Awaiting you is the Aussie fastballer, Grant Balfour, the only closer in the major leagues yet to blow a save this season. Odds are that streak will come to...

    Blog | July 14, 2013
  6. Crawford hopes to play Opening Day

    Gordon Edes

    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Boston Red Sox left fielder Carl Crawford, an early arrival so that the club can monitor his surgically repaired left wrist, said his goal is to be in the Opening Day lineup and said that in his mind, "the odds are good" that he w...

    Blog | February 20, 2012
  7. Carl Crawford -- Playing in Boston Red Sox opener possible

    Gordon Edes

    Red Sox left fielder Carl Crawford, an early arrival so that the club could monitor his surgically repaired left wrist, said his goal is to be in the Opening Day lineup and said that in his mind, "the odds are good" that he will be able to do so.

    Story | Conversation | February 20, 2012
  8. A primer on Cherington, GM-in-waiting

    Gordon Edes

    BOSTON -- A few things to know about Ben Cherington, who is an odds-on favorite to succeed Theo Epstein as Red Sox general manager if Epstein elects, as expected, to go to Chicago: -- Cherington, 37, grew up in Meriden, N.H. (pop. 126). Played bas...

    Blog | October 12, 2011
  9. What were the odds? How 'bout 278M to 1?

    Gordon Edes

    BOSTON -- Nate Silver has developed virtually a cult following for his use of statistical analysis in forecasting, with uncanny accuracy, political elections, which he now does on a regular basis in a blog for the New York Times, called Five Thirty E...

    Blog | September 29, 2011
  10. For Sox, TB pitchers are Death Rays

    Gordon Edes

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The American League team you would least want to face in a short series in October? How about the Tampa Bay Rays, and they're still facing long odds of even making the tournament? The Rays have the best starting pitching...

    Blog | September 11, 2011
  11. Read on ... but hold onto your wallets

    Gordon Edes

    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Not that we are urging you to part with your hard-earned shekels in this fashion, but the on-line betting service Bodog.comhas posted odds on a number of events occurring this season involving the Red Sox. We pass them along witho...

    Blog | March 25, 2011
  12. Jacoby Ellsbury is having a hot spring but is still reserved comi...

    Gordon Edes

    Jacoby Ellsbury is playing hot but remains reserved after a thorny 2010.

    Story | Conversation | March 12, 2011
  13. Tek to catch more than 'average backup'

    Gordon Edes

    BOSTON -- Odds and ends from Monday's interview session with Red Sox chairman Tom Werner, CEO Larry Lucchino, Red Sox GM Theo Epstein, and manager Terry Francona prior to their appearance on a televised "town hall:" * Francona said new catcher Jar...

    Blog | January 31, 2011
  14. He's MVB (Most Valuable Beltre), but is he MVP?

    Gordon Edes

    BOSTON -- So, who wins the American League Most Valuable Player Award now that it is clear that Texas Rangers center-fielder Josh Hamilton, the odds-on favorite, has been sidelined by bruised ribs that could cost him most of September? My ESPN col...

    Blog | September 17, 2010
  15. Singles night and rubber arms

    Gordon Edes

    SAN FRANCISCO -- A few leftover odds and ends from Thursday's 13-11 10-inning win over the Rockies: * Singles night at Coors: Of the Rockies' 18 hits, 17 were singles. The only extra-base hit was Seth Smith's double off Scott Atchison in the eight...

    Blog | June 25, 2010
  16. Matsuzaka, Martinez at odds?

    Gordon Edes

    NEW YORK -- He bit his lip, his pauses lasting longer than his answers. He shook his head. His face clouded over. His eyes turned misty. "I can't even find the words," Daisuke Matsuzaka said. Matsuzaka was fighting to ...

    Blog | May 18, 2010