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Red Sox trade Hunter Renfroe to the Brewers for package including Jackie Bradley Jr.

Red Sox trade Hunter Renfroe to the Brewers for package including Jackie Bradley Jr.

Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/ A reunion in the outfield. With the collective bargaining agreement set to expire at midnight tonight, transactions are going to freeze with it. The Boston Red Sox have done some work in their rotation by signing Michael Wacha, James Paxton, and Rich Hill in the last week. Well, they’ve squeezed in one last transaction before the lockout goes into effect, and it’s a doozy. The team announced late Wednesday night that they have traded Hunter Renfroe to the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for Jackie Bradley Jr. as well as prospects...
NESN.com Dec 1, 2021

What Reported Rich Hill Signing Means For 2022 Red Sox Rotation

At the start of free agency, the Red Sox lost a major piece of their rotation in Eduardo Rodriguez, who joined the Detroit Tigers after declining a qualifying offer. By Wednesday night, Boston reportedly brought in a third external candidate to round out the starting pitching. After inking Michael Wacha and James Paxton to one-year […] The post What Reported Rich Hill Signing Means For 2022 Red Sox Rotation appeared first on NESN.com.
Over the Monster Dec 1, 2021
Red Sox reportedly sign Rich Hill, pending physical

Red Sox reportedly sign Rich Hill, pending physical

Photo by John Fisher/ The Massachussetts native comes back for a third stint with the Red Sox. The Boston Red Sox have avoided the top part of the free agent pitching market thus far, but they have made a couple of moves in the lower tiers, searching for veteran upside with the signings of both Michael Wacha as well as James Paxton. Well, before the lockout that is expected to start at 11:59 PM ET on Wednesday, they have squeezed in another signing of that ilk. According to a report from the Boston Globe’s Alex Speier, Boston has agreed to terms on a one-year deal...
NESN.com Dec 1, 2021

How Red Sox Rotation Looks After Adding James Paxton, Michael Wacha

The Boston Red Sox augmented their pitching staff in recent days, first signing right-hander Michael Wacha to a one-year contract and then reportedly agreeing to a one-year deal with left-hander James Paxton that also includes a two-year club option for the 2023-24 seasons. Neither pitcher is a lock to crack the Red Sox’s starting rotation […] The post How Red Sox Rotation Looks After Adding James Paxton, Michael Wacha appeared first on NESN.com.
Over the Monster Dec 1, 2021
The Over the Monster Podcast: Watching the frenzy from afar

The Over the Monster Podcast: Watching the frenzy from afar

Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/ On the Michael Wacha signing, and the lack of anything else. Note: This episode was recorded prior to the signing of James Paxton early Wednesday morning. Welcome back to another episode of the Over the Monster Podcast, coming back to you after a week off for the holiday. For this episode that we expect will directly precede a lockout and a subsequent transaction feed, it is Matt hosting with Bryan co-hosting. The two first talk about the move that the Red Sox did make over the weekend amid the free agent chaos happening around the league....
NESN.com Dec 1, 2021

MLB Rumors: Red Sox, James Paxton In Agreement On One-Year Deal

The Red Sox reportedly have made another move to bolster their pitching depth. Four days after Boston signed Michael Wacha, the Red Sox reportedly handed out another one-year deal, this time to James Paxton. Sportsnet 650’s Chad Dey was the first to report the news, and ESPN’s Jeff Passan followed up with details of the […] The post MLB Rumors: Red Sox, James Paxton In Agreement On One-Year Deal appeared first on NESN.com.
Over the Monster Dec 1, 2021
Red Sox sign James Paxton to one-year deal

Red Sox sign James Paxton to one-year deal

Photo by Steph Chambers/ They take a chance on an injured lefty. Teams had something of a natural deadline to make moves this winter with the lockout that is expected to start at the end of the day today, on Wednesday, leading to a frenzy of moves around the league. The Boston Red Sox hadn’t done too much during that frenzy, just signing veteran Michael Wacha to a one-year deal worth $7 million. Early Wednesday morning while most of us (myself included) were asleep, they made another move. The team has agreed to terms on a one-year deal with left-handed pitcher James...
Over the Monster Nov 30, 2021
Red Sox reportedly make two minor-league signings

Red Sox reportedly make two minor-league signings

Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/ Insert lame “World Series here we come joke” here. The Boston Red Sox have not been nearly as active as some of the other teams around the league, with their only major-league signing being Michael Wacha, who signed a one-year deal over the weekend worth $7 million. That has not changed in the early parts of this week as we head into the transaction freeze that will coincide with the league’s lockout, but they did add a bit of depth in the form of two minor-league signings, both of whom received invitations to spring...
Over the Monster Nov 30, 2021
The groundball conundrum

The groundball conundrum

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ The Red Sox shortcomings affect their offseason plans. The Boston Red Sox entered this offseason needing to shore up their rotation, whether that meant simply bringing back Eduardo Rodriguez to remain in the middle of the starting group or find someone from outside the organization. Rodriguez quickly eliminated that first path by signing an early deal with the Detroit Tigers, and the Red Sox have yet to find a replacement unless you count the Michael Wacha signing, which I do not. The good news is that there is still a lot of offseason left, though...
NESN.com Nov 29, 2021

Eight Free Agent Starting Pitchers Red Sox Could Target After Huge Moves

The Red Sox added to their starting rotation over the weekend when they signed Michael Wacha to a one-year contract. Still, there was some debate as to whether the move might be the precursor to something bigger involving the pitching staff. After all, the Red Sox lost Eduardo Rodriguez to the Detroit Tigers in free […] The post Eight Free Agent Starting Pitchers Red Sox Could Target After Huge Moves appeared first on NESN.com.
Over the Monster Nov 29, 2021
Michael Wacha makes sense assuming there’s more to come

Michael Wacha makes sense assuming there’s more to come

Photo by Adam Glanzman/ He just can’t be the top starting pitching signing. The cloud hanging over this current MLB offseason in the form of an impending lockout has made the short-term a lot more chaotic than we’ve gotten used to in recent winters. While the past few seasons have seen near-dormant Novembers, the hot stove has been on fire over the last week or so as teams and players look to get things settled before a lockout comes and lasts an indefinite amount of time. There’s been a flurry of activity all around the league, with the starting pitching market...
Over the Monster Nov 29, 2021
OTM Open Thread 11/29: It is Monday

OTM Open Thread 11/29: It is Monday

Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/ No case of the Mondays in MLB Happy Monday! The hot stove is official lit and went from a brief flicker to a full flame over the weekend. The Sox got in on the action with Michael Wacha but really big names are on the move too! Today is the penultimate day of November, the lockout is expected in December, so this might be the best of baseball for a while. Talk about Begay you want, cross names off the free agent wish list, and be good to one another.
Over the Monster Nov 29, 2021
Daily Red Sox Links: Michael Wacha, Rafael Devers

Daily Red Sox Links: Michael Wacha, Rafael Devers

Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/ It’s certainly too early to judge the Red Sox offseason in any meaningful way, but the fact remains that they haven’t done as much as other clubs around the league heading towards the likely lockout. But they did sign Michael Wacha over the weekend. Here’s an introduction to the new Red Sox pitcher. (Conor Roche; Boston Globe) The righty is not coming off of a very impressive season with the Rays, and his last few years in general haven’t exactly been filled with elite production. Despite that, here’s why Wacha was an intriguing...
NESN.com Nov 27, 2021

Why New Red Sox Pitcher Michael Wacha Feels ‘Like New Man’ On Mound

The Boston Red Sox have added some depth to their rotation, announcing the signing of pitcher Michael Wacha on Saturday. The one-year deal is reported to be worth up to $7 million, a nice pay bump from what the righty made last season with the Rays, despite coming off two relatively underwhelming seasons with Tampa […] The post Why New Red Sox Pitcher Michael Wacha Feels ‘Like New Man’ On Mound appeared first on NESN.com.
NESN.com Nov 27, 2021

Michael Wacha Shares What Red Sox Coaches Like About New Pitcher

The Boston Red Sox made it official Saturday, announcing the signing of free agent pitcher Michael Wacha. They reportedly agreed to a one-year contract Friday worth $7 million to bring some depth towards the end of the rotation, filling some of the void starter Eduardo Rodriguez left when he joined the Detroit Tigers this offseason. […] The post Michael Wacha Shares What Red Sox Coaches Like About New Pitcher appeared first on NESN.com.

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