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12/15/2009 - 4:36pm
Report: Lackey deal for $82.5M

According to ESPN's Buster Olney, the deal between the Red Sox and John Lackey was for five years and $87.5 million, or $17.5 million a year. If accurate, that average annual value (AAV) would be $1 million a year greater than the $16.5 million AAV that right-hander A.J. Burnett received from the Yankees with the five-year, $82.5 million deal he signed last offseason. (UPDATED: Olney later issued a correction that the deal was for five years and $82.5 million, the exact amount of Burnett's deal.)

 

Since GM Theo Epstein took over the club, the Sox have not signed a player to a contract of more than $70 million. That standard was set with the five-year, $70 million deal signed by outfielder J.D. Drew following the 2006 season.


12/15/2009 - 3:58pm
Sox among 15 teams to see Chapman

According to ESPN.com, representatives of 15 teams were on hand to watch Cuban defector Aroldis Chapman throw a bullpen session on Tuesday in Houston. The report said that the left-hander did not throw at maximum effort, instead sitting mostly at 92-93 miles per hour and topping out at 96.

 

Chapman was clocked as high as 102 miles per hour in the World Baseball Classic in March. The 21-year-old left-hander is expected by major-league talent evaluators to receive more than $15 million as an international amateur free agent. For more on Chapman, visit the Full Count Blog.


12/15/2009 - 2:39pm
Hudson sent to Maine Red Claws

As previously expected, the Celtics announced rookie Lester Hudson has been assigned to the Maine Red Claws (NBA Development League) on Tuesday.

“He’s on a very good team where it’s very difficult to get minutes, but that hasn’t sidetracked his work,” Doc Rivers told the Boston Herald prior to Monday’s Celtics-Grizzlies game. “We’re going to send him down pretty soon to the NBDL for a week or so to get him some games, because I don’t like our young guys going these long stretches without playing games. And then we’re going to bring him back. I think that will help him.”

Celtics forward Bill Walker was assigned to their D-League...

12/15/2009 - 10:02am
Report: Tiger's doctor had PEDs

According to a New York Times report, a Canadian doctor who has treated Tiger Woods, Olympic swimmer Dara Torres and NFL players is suspected of providing athletes with performance-enhancing drugs and is being investigated by the FBI. Anthony Galea admitted using HGH himself but denied giving it to athletes. Read more here.


12/15/2009 - 7:14am
Vote: Do you like the Sox' moves?
By: admin

With John Lackey and Mike Cameron set to join Marco Scutaro as new members of the Red Sox -- and with Jason Bay on his way out the door -- do you think the Red Sox will be better in 2010 than they were in 2009? Weigh in at the Full Count Blog.


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