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Boston Blockbusters: Signs Ramirez & Sandoval; Aren't Done, Yet

At the beginning of the offseason, it was expected that the Red Sox would pursue either Hanley Ramirez or Pablo Sandoval to fill in at third base, with Hanley being the back-up plan if their talks with Panda didn’t work out. 442 more words

American League

It doesn't make sense for the Red Sox to trade for Cole Hamels yet

After adding Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval, the Red Sox have a surfeit of position players — including a ton of near-ready prospects with no obvious place in the lineup — and they need front-line starting pitching. 532 more words

MLB

Xander Bogaerts is, for now, still the shortstop for the Red Sox

Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe hears from two Red Sox team sources that Xander Bogaerts is still viewed as the club’s shortstop. With Pablo Sandoval in the mix, this likely means that Hanley Ramirez is headed to left field. 107 more words

Savery Signs With South Siders

On November 18, the Chicago White Sox made a splash into the free agent market with the signing of LHP Zach Duke. After a solid 2014 season with the Brewers (5-1 with a 2.45 ERA), Duke signed on with the South Siders for three years. 690 more words

Rapid Reaction: Sox Signings

Today the Boston Red Sox announced the signings of Third Baseman Pablo Sandoval and Shortstop Hanley Ramirez.

The 5-year, $100 million deal and the 4-year, $88 million contract, respectively, make sense. 909 more words

Baseball

As The Phillies Rebuild Maikel Franco Will Have To Battle The Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton In The N.L. East.

Maikel Franco has hit six homers in just 22 games in the Dominican Winter League for second on the league.  He has driven in 21 runs.   904 more words

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