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Red Sox 40 Man Roster Set

The Red Sox announced their 40 man roster.

Boston has 17 pitchers on the roster – 16 of whom pitched for the Red Sox last season. 422 more words

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Free Agent: Billy Butler Heads West to the A's, Young Man

Billy Butler has been a fixture in the Kansas City Royals lineup since his rookie season of 2007. He was one of the few consistent productive players for the Royals teams that won less than 70 games a year. 303 more words

Transaction Scripts: Billy Butler to Oakland

It’s hard to admit mistakes. I was confused when Oakland traded Yoenis Cespedes to the Red Sox for Jon Lester during last season’s trade deadline since it took their best right-handed power bat out of the lineup. 829 more words

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Hot Stove

While bemoaning the loss of Alex Hassan and Carlos Rivero to waivers recently (ummmm, yup, sarcasm here), I have some other thoughts on how the Red Sox can improve their team over the winter: 1,154 more words

Fixing the Mariners OBP

OBP might be old news in the sabermetrics community, but have the Mariners gotten the memo? Let’s look at OBP’s for all 2014 postseason teams, plus Seattle: 482 more words

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Mariners have "fielded inquiries" on Hisashi Iwakuma

From Nick Cafardo’s Boston Globe notebook

Hisashi Iwakuma, RHP, Mariners — Seattle has fielded inquiries from a few teams on the 33-year-old Iwakuma. The Red Sox have had at least internal conversations about him.

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Finding the “Other” Starting Pitcher

A big focus for the Red Sox this coming week is the team’s meeting with Jon Lester.

It will be “put up or shut up” time for Boston in its pursuit of Lester. 272 more words

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