Free Agency

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Rob Bradford
February 06, 2018 - 9:38 am
Free agency is a nerve-wracking proposition. Ask any player who has entered into a season which promises to be punctuated by the chance to hit the open market. The weight of knowing the results of that one year is going to set the stage for their life's biggest payday is often times more consuming...
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Mike Petraglia
February 08, 2017 - 7:49 am
It's always difficult interpreting the words of a star athlete at the end of his contract. Throw in a Super Bowl victory parade, fans screaming and showering them with love, it becomes that much more of a challenge. Add in the boundless energy, spirit and personality of Martellus Bennett, and the...
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Clay Buchholz
Rob Bradford
November 02, 2015 - 3:26 am
The offseason has officially begun. With Kansas City GM Dayton Moore now slated to get the congratulatory handshakes at next week's general managers meeting, front offices throughout Major League Baseball are lining up by the phones ready to kick off their Hot Stove season. For the Red Sox , one of...
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November 04, 2013 - 5:05 am
According to multiple baseball sources, the Red Sox plan to make a one-year, $14.1 million qualifying offer to free agent center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury , shortstop Stephen Drew and first baseman Mike Napoli by the 5 p.m. deadline to do so today. If any of those players accepts the qualifying offer...
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November 01, 2013 - 10:33 am
Of course Jarrod Saltalamacchia would have preferred to be the one calling the final pitch of the 2013 season, the one who was the first to celebrate with Koji Uehara in the middle of the diamond. He wouldn't have been human if he hadn't harbored such a preference, or if he hadn't thought that,...
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Mike Petraglia
March 14, 2013 - 2:46 pm
Soon after tweeting "negotiations!!!" while in a meeting with the Patriots, kick returner and running back Leon Washington went a step further by tweeting out a picture of himself in a Patriots hat , indicating that he had agreed to terms with New England. At the bottom of the picture, he tweeted...
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Mike Petraglia
March 13, 2013 - 3:34 pm
The shockwaves from the Wes Welker signing in Denver extended not only beyond New England but beyond the NFL. Just ask Doc Rivers . The Celtics head coach is a close friend of Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and was the guest of the Patriots coach on Dec. 10 when the Patriots beat the Texans on...
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January 24, 2012 - 3:21 pm
As the Red Sox prepared to reload after missing the playoffs in 2010, they faced something of a dilemma. They could part with three of their top prospects in an effort to acquire a superstar first baseman, or they could wait until after the 2011 season when there would be a potential once-in-a-...
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May 13, 2011 - 2:04 pm
The first item of business for Celtics president Danny Ainge was locking up coach Doc Rivers to a long-term contract, which they agreed upon Friday for five years . With Rivers on board for more than just a last run with the big three, the Celtics will enter an offseason where they are looking at...
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February 05, 2011 - 7:30 am
The NBA is facing massive uncertainty once the season ends if the owners decide to lockout the players, as expected. A new collective bargaining agreement would almost certainly re-write the rules on free agency, but one thing is clear from the Celtics perspective: Kendrick Perkins will be very...
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