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Fenway Nation Nov 21, 2015
Ex-Red Sox Hurler Rich Hill Signs Deal With Athletics

Ex-Red Sox Hurler Rich Hill Signs Deal With Athletics

(USAToday Sports)Left-handed starter Rich Hill—who had a magical run with the Red Sox last September—signed a free agent deal Friday with the Oakland Athletics. The 35-year old inked a one-year, $6 million deal to pitch at The Concrete Bunker On the Bay.  Hill re-invented himself as a starter and—after starting the year in the Nationals organization—hooked up for his second stint with the Red Sox. He went 2-1 with a 1.55 ERA in four starts for The Carmine Hose. Since the Red Sox are likely to add one or two starters to their already crowded (but not quality-laden) rotation, there was...
Athletics Nation Nov 20, 2015

Oakland A's officially sign Rich Hill, designate A.J. Griffin for assignment

The Oakland Athletics don't have A.J. Griffin in their future plans. The Oakland Athletics officially completed the signing of left-handed pitcher Rich Hill for their 2016 rotation and added him to the 40-man roster today. He will earn $6 million on his one-year deal for 2016. To clear space, the A's designated right-handed pitcher A.J. Griffin for assignment. Tommy John surgery and a lingering shoulder issue have sidelined Griffin for the 2014 and 2015 seasons such that he was considered a longer shot than two-time Tommy John haver Jarrod Parker to make the rotation in an October...
The Republican Nov 18, 2015

MLB free agency: Rich Hill signs with Oakland Athletics; Were Boston Red Sox interested?

Ex-Boston Red Sox pitcher Rich Hill's comeback was remarkable in 2015 and one of the Red Sox top stories in September. He will earn $6 million.
Athletics Nation Nov 18, 2015

Oakland A's rotation still needs help after Rich Hill signs, but A's can still trade Jesse Chavez

The Athletics might have a great starting pitcher in Rich Hill or a perfectly decent lefty reliever. Either way, the A's still need another starting pitcher to compete in 2016. To get Rich Hill to sign, the Oakland Athletics had to make the intriguing--shrewd, even-- assurance that Hill would have a spot in the rotation: Rich Hill had a big market, and one team said it had a bigger-money offer on table than Oakland's. Hill liked A's guaranteed rotation spot. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) November 18, 2015 Jeff Passan later reported that Hill "impressed enough that a half-dozen teams...
Athletics Nation Nov 17, 2015

Oakland A's sign Rich Hill to 'guaranteed rotation spot' for $6 million, per reports

The Athletics have signed left-handed pitcher Rich Hill, 35, previously of the Boston Red Sox. The Oakland Athletics have signed 35-year-old left-handed pitcher Rich Hill for one year and $6 million, pending a physical, according to multiple reports. Robert Murray of Baseball Essential was the first to report the signing on Twitter while Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports reported the terms of the deal. Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reported that the A's were a favorite for his signature earlier Tuesday evening. Hill had a larger offer on the table, but the A's apparently made assurances as...
Athletics Nation Nov 17, 2015

Oakland A's free agent rumor: A's a favorite to sign Rich Hill

The Athletics may be giving another flyer to a lefty that showed promise after years in the wilderness. The Oakland Athletics are "one of the favorites at this point" to sign free agent left-handed starting pitcher Rich Hill, says Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish, citing an "executive involved in bidding" for the pitcher. Hill enjoyed what Dave Cameron of FanGraphs styled "a 29 inning stretch of Kershawian performance" in making four starts for the Boston Red Sox, striking out 36 and walking five along the way (including three 10 K games, one of them a complete game). To recap: Rich...
Bless You Boys Nov 17, 2015

Rich Hill could be a bargain buy for the Detroit Tigers

At the bottom of the price list, the former University of Michigan pitcher showed promise in 2015 The Detroit Tigers have made it known that they are looking for two starting pitchers this offseason. It's also no secret that the team has more needs than they can fill just by shopping on the free agent market. But it is a deep market for starting pitchers this offseason, so nobody would be surprised if the Tigers were to sign two free agent pitchers -- one No. 2 or 3 type of starter and one not-so-upper-end type. One starting pitcher who has gotten used to being a free agent is Rich Hill,...
Full Count | WEEI Nov 16, 2015

Source: Rich Hill will likely make decision this week; Red Sox not in mix

Rich Hill is about to get the best contract of his career. According to a major league source, the free agent lefty is expected to sign with a team this week. It is not expected the Red Sox will be a candidate for Hill’s services. Hill became one of the more intriguing starting pitchers on […]
Fenway Nation Nov 8, 2015
Personal Red Sox Ties Could Lead To Greinke Signing

Personal Red Sox Ties Could Lead To Greinke Signing

Brian Bannister—Red Sox Director of Pitching Analytics—helped him win the Cy Young in KC in 2009. Allard Baird—Red Sox Senior Vice President of Player Personnel—drafted him out of high school. Thus, many reports are suggesting that Zack Greinke is coming to Fenway. Basically, if John Henry can shift his attention from health-care websites and soccer, he might just free up the cash to land the possible 2015 Cy Young winner. So, could Zack be headed here? Stay tuned!
Fenway Nation Nov 6, 2015
Sox Re-Sign Leon, Cut Ties With Craig, Ogando, Machi

Sox Re-Sign Leon, Cut Ties With Craig, Ogando, Machi

In a flurry of moves this afternoon, the Red Sox cut ties with some players and re-signed one—catcher Sandy Leon. Leon—who was assigned to AAA—is clearly being viewed as insurance for any deals involving either Blake Swihart or Christian Vazquez. Boston "out-righted" OF/1B Allen Craig (to AAA-no big surprise there) along with relief pitchers Alexi Ogando and Jean Machi (who were both eligible for arbitration).
Fenway Nation Nov 6, 2015
Travis Shaw Makes YAHOO! All-Rookie Team For 2015

Travis Shaw Makes YAHOO! All-Rookie Team For 2015

(USAToday Sports)Red Sox first-baseman Travis Shaw has made the YAHOO! Sports All-Rookie Team for 2015. Shaw edged out The Evil Empire's Greg "I'm Not Larry" Bird. One of the few pleasant surprises of 2015, Shaw got tons of playing time after Mike Napoli was dealt to the Rangers. The 25-year old Shaw ended up playing in 65 games for The Carmine Hose—hitting .274 with 13 HRs and 36 RBIs. He had an OBP of .331, slugged .491 and garnered an OPS of .822. The others on the YAHOO! list were: Kyle Schwarber C; Addison Russell 2B; Carlos Correa SS; Kris Bryant 3B; Joc Pederson OF; Odubel Herrera...
Fenway Nation Nov 6, 2015

Jarrod Saltalamacchia May Be Headed To Camden Yards

Sox SaltyMultiple reports suggest that former Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia may be headed to Baltimore as the Orioles' new backstop. It's widely assumed that incumbent Matt Wieters will turn down the Birds' qualifying offer, leaving a big hole in the lineup for The Boys Of Dan Duquette. Salty is a free agent after compiling a .225 average in a year split between Miami and Arizona—although he did hit better as a D'Back. He hit .243 in three seasons with the Red Sox—clouting 55 HRs.
Fenway Nation Nov 6, 2015

Charles Steinberg Joins Lucchino At The PawSox Helm

Lucchino (L); Steinberg (R) (USAToday Sports)Two of the last decade's most influential Red Sox minds are now in control of the AAA PawSox. Joining new PawSox Chairman Larry Luchhino will be his long-time colleague Dr. Charles Steinberg—in the role of club President. Lucchino and Steinberg have blazed baseball trails in Baltimore, San Diego and Boston and now join forces to give a new look (and maybe a new ballpark) to the Red Sox top minor league franchise. Steinberg (known affectionately by some as 'The Mad Dentist') is renowned for his PR expertise. He's been the brains behind the...
Fenway Nation Nov 6, 2015
Red Sox Likely To Let Rich Hill Walk In Free Agency

Red Sox Likely To Let Rich Hill Walk In Free Agency

(USAToday Sports)The Red Sox are unlikely to sign Milton, Mass. native Rich Hill during their exclusive negotiating window (which ends tonight). Thus, the 35-year old lefty will become a free agent in his new re-incarnation as a starting pitcher. You might recall that Hill had an astounding four starts for the Red Sox in 2015—posting a 1.55 ERA with 36 strikeouts and just 5 walks. However, Boston is shooting for a younger, more "elite" starter to place at the top of a rotation that already seems filled out. So, Hill will be allowed to find another home. We wish him the best.

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