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  1. Bowden's Lester projection: 6 yrs., $138M

    In his annual contract predictions for baseball's top free agents , ESPN Insider Jim Bowden -- a former major league general manager -- projects former Red Sox lefty Jon Lester to get a six-year deal worth $138 million, the second-richest deal on the...

    Blog | November 11, 2014
  2. ESPN's predictions for Red Sox

    Last season, the worst-to-first Red Sox proved all the pundits wrong in winning their third championship in 10 years. Of the 43 ESPN baseball experts, just four thought they'd even making the playoffs after finishing in the AL East basement the year ...

    Blog | March 30, 2014
  3. ESPN Forecast: AL Preview

    As part of its coverage leading into the baseball season, ESPN is utilizing a new project -- ESPN Forecast. The idea, in a nutshell, is to create a diverse panel of people with MLB expertise and then aggregate their predictions and opinions. The c...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  4. Insider: Will Jacoby Ellsbury stay put?

    Over at ESPN Insider, Jim Bowden looks at this year's free-agent class of outfielders, and notes that the future of each player is dependent on where the others land -- starting with Jacoby Ellsbury. He also gives his predictions -- based on conve...

    Blog | November 27, 2013
  5. 5 for 5: How far will this Sox team go?

    In the days leading up to the ALDS, we asked five people -- our four Red Sox pundits and one reader -- to answer five questions about this surprisingly successful Red Sox team. Today's question: What's your prediction on how far the Red Sox will ...

    Blog | October 03, 2013
  6. SweetSpot TV: AL bold predictions SweetSpot blogger David Schoenfield has high hopes for the Red Sox this season and predicts that they will earn a wild-card spot. "The Red Sox, coming off their worst season since 1965, will win a wild-card spot," Schoenfield says. "Ha...

    Blog | March 28, 2013
  7. Olney: Sox lineup among top 10

    In the spirit of kicking off the new year with open-minded optimism, we present Buster Olney's prediction that the Red Sox lineup will be among the league's top 10 in 2013. He lists Boston's new-look lineup at No. 6, and explains why: 6. Boston Re...

    Blog | January 03, 2013
  8. Play our new Boston rank 'em game

    Remember "3-Play" back in the day on We've brought it back (or at least something like it) with our new ranker game that lets you make three predictions about the day in Boston sports. You can play for free, play every day, compete against ...

    Blog | July 13, 2012
  9. Video: State of the Nation season debut

    In the season premier of "State of the Nation,"'s Gordon Edes and Joe McDonald give their thoughts on how to best replace Andrew Bailey at closer, assess Bobby Valentine's first spring training, make their season predictions for the Re...

    Blog | April 04, 2012
  10. ESPN picks: No faith in the Red Sox

    What a difference a year makes. When pundits made their predictions for the 2011 season last April, and overwhelming 33 of those polled picked the Red Sox to win the World Series. And of the 12 folks who predicted someone else would win,...

    Blog | April 04, 2012
  11. ESPN picks: Sox overwhelming favorites

    Great expectations, anyone? A whopping 33 of the 45 pundits making predictions for's season preview predict the Red Sox to win the World Series. And of the 12 folks who predicted someone else would win, nine of them have Boston losing in...

    Blog | March 30, 2011
  12. SI picks Sox to win 100 ... and World Series

    'Tis the season for baseball predictions (we'll have ours tomorrow!), so it is in that spirit we pass along Sports Illustrated's pick to win 100 games and their third World Series in seven years: The Boston Red Sox. Call it the kiss of death if yo...

    Blog | March 29, 2011