winter meetings

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Rob Bradford
December 13, 2017 - 6:37 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- It should be noted that Scott Boras' hour-long get-together with the assembled media at the MLB winter meetings wasn't all that different than most years. Word is passed down on the third day of the event when Boras will appear, along with the general location his informal...
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Scott Boras
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John Tomase
December 13, 2017 - 1:23 pm
Baseball's most famous agent is big on aphorisms, and on Wednesday, the man who gave us the concept of the "pillow contract" added to his lexicon with an extended metaphor comparing baseball's winter meetings to a weather report. You can judge for yourself whether Scott Boras stuck the landing. "We...
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Mitch Moreland
John Tomase
December 08, 2016 - 12:42 pm
The Red Sox opened the offseason hoping to add a left-handed hitting first baseman to provide some lineup balance and give Hanley Ramirez a chance to stay fresh at DH. On Thursday, they introduced him. The signing of Mitch Moreland may have been overshadowed by the Chris Sale blockbuster, but the...
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Josh Rutledge
John Tomase
December 08, 2016 - 5:50 am
Josh Rutledge wasn't gone for long. The infielder, outrighted off the 40-man roster in November, rejoined the organization on Wednesday when the Red Sox selected him from the Rockies in the Rule 5 draft. Rutledge must remain on the big league roster or be offered back to Colorado. "We did try to re...
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Red Sox manager John Farrell (L) speaks with the media as Red Sox president of baseball operation Dave Dombrowski (R) listens after the Red Sox acquired Chris Sale on Tuesday. (Geoff Burke/USA Today Sports)
John Tomase
December 06, 2016 - 6:09 pm
The Red Sox have wanted Chris Sale since Dave Dombrowski took control of the baseball operations in 2015. But only in the last week did the White Sox finally decide they were ready to deal. On Friday, after baseball and its players agreed to a new collective bargaining agreement, Dombrowski's phone...
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Chris Sale
John Tomase
December 06, 2016 - 1:32 pm
On a team with two former Cy Young award winners -- including the reigning champ -- what happens when you add a pitcher everyone assumes will claim the award himself one day? If you're Red Sox manager John Farrell, the first question you're asked is who starts on Opening Day? Conducting his annual...
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Mitch Moreland
John Tomase
December 06, 2016 - 1:17 pm
Dave Dombrowski is fitting all of his Christmas shopping into one day. With ace Chris Sale and reliever Tyler Thornburg already in the fold, the Red Sox made more news on Tuesday night by agreeing to a one-year deal with free-agent first baseman Mitch Moreland, according to Ken Rosenthal of...
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Mitch Moreland
John Tomase
December 06, 2016 - 7:00 am
Now that Dave Dombrowski has his reliever, he's turning his attention to a first baseman/DH, and defending Gold Glover Mitch Moreland is reportedly on his radar. The free agent, who has spent his entire career with the Rangers, checks some boxes for the Red Sox. He's left-handed, which Dombrowski...
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Matt Holliday
John Tomase
December 04, 2016 - 5:32 pm
Cross another potential Red Sox DH off the list. The Yankees on Sunday agreed to a one-year, $13 million deal with veteran slugger Matt Holliday, according to multiple published reports. Holliday, who turns 37 next month, hit .246 with 20 homers last year for the Cardinals, who did not pick up his...
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December 10, 2013 - 9:30 am
Former Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia  joined Mut & Merloni on Tuesday morning to discuss his offseason negotiations with Boston, his decision to sign with the Marlins, and the reports that he had a falling out with Sox manager John Farrell this offseason. Despite showing an interest...
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