8:41 PM EST, Mon November 24, 2014
Done deal: Sandoval joining Ramirez in Boston

Done deal: Sandoval joining Ramirez in Boston

It’s a done deal: The Red Sox have signed Pablo Sandoval. Late last night came word of Boston’s deal with free agent Hanley Ramirez, and tonight it’s been confirmed that Sandoval is also joining the ranks. Our old friend Pete Abraham cites a source who says the Red Sox might not be done, either. Pete […] The post Done deal: Sandoval joining Ramirez in Boston appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.
DRaysBay 7 hours ago

Five questions for Matt Silverman about the Rays managerial search

Are the Rays getting the process right? Late last week, the Rays announced the three finalists to be their next manager. The finalists are Don Wakamatsu, the former manager of the Seattle Mariners, Kevin Cash, a former Rays catcher and Cleveland's current bullpen coach, and the not-yet-retired Raul Ibanez. Conspicuously absent are the two internal candidates: bench coach Dave Martinez and Triple-A coach Charlie Montoyo. A majority of people here, myself included, assumed that given the success the team has enjoyed over the past seven seasons, the Rays front office would value continuity and...

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The Republican 1 hour ago

Third Base Men: Red Sox to sign Pablo Sandoval to five-year deal, Hanley Ramirez likely to OF

The Red Sox have unpredictable this offseason, but they've already shown there is no set of moves too complicated.

Ignore the girth: Sandoval solid in field

AP Photo/Alan Diaz Pablo Sandoval is adept enough to blow bubbles and field ground balls at the same time.Disregard the girth when it comes to making judgments about Pablo Sandoval’s defense. Sandoval may match up size-wise with David Ortiz, but he’s shown himself to be more than capable of playing a creditable third base. Sandoval ranked among the top three third basemen in defensive runs saved about midway through last season. He dipped a bit in the last two months, finishing with four defensive runs saved in 2014, meaning he was a slightly above-average third baseman.
San Jose Mercury News 2 hours ago

A's name new assistant general manager

Oakland A's have hired Dan Kantrovitz to oversee statistical analysis; he spent previous three seasons in St. Louis Cardnals' organization.

Mattingly on HOF ballot for 15th and final time

This will be Don Mattingly’s final year on the Hall of Fame ballot. This year’s ballot was announced earlier today, and it’s headlined by an impressive group of first-year pitchers as well as holdover Craig Biggio, who was two votes away from induction a year ago. Here’s the full ballot, along with an Associated Press […] The post Mattingly on HOF ballot for 15th and final time appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.
Newark Star-Ledger 2 hours ago
MLB hot stove: Cole Hamels would reportedly waive no-trade clause if Red Sox pick up option

MLB hot stove: Cole Hamels would reportedly waive no-trade clause if Red Sox pick up option

Talks between the Phillies and Boston Red Sox appear to be intensifying on a possible deal for Hamels.
Boston Herald 2 hours ago
Report: Giants lose Pablo Sandoval to Red Sox

Report: Giants lose Pablo Sandoval to Red Sox

Pablo Sandoval caught the final out of the World Series last month. It turns out that was his last act in orange and black.Sandoval has agreed to a five-year deal with the Boston Red Sox that will pay him about $100 million, according to CBSSports.com. He chose Boston’s offer over a similar one from the Giants.
Boston Herald 2 hours ago
Jon Lester looms larger in wake of reported Red Sox signings

Jon Lester looms larger in wake of reported Red Sox signings

The stage for Jon Lester suddenly got bigger.According to two reports, the Boston Red Sox — who are competing for Lester with the Chicago Cubs and other teams — have agreed to terms with free agents Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez.Sandoval, a 28-year-old switch-hitting third baseman, has agreed to a five-year contract with close to $100 million, according to CBS Sports. Sandoval won three World Series in the past five years with the San Francisco Giants.
The Republican 2 hours ago

Report: Pablo Sandoval, Red Sox agree to 5-year deal, 'close to $100M'

The Red Sox and free agent Pablo Sandoval have reportedly agreed to a 5-year deal worth around $100 million.

Orioles interviewing Manto for hitting coach job - School of Roch

The Orioles began the process of interviewing hitting coaches today by meeting with Jeff Manto. No sense waiting until after the Thanksgiving holiday. The Orioles hired Manto as minor league hitting coordinator in November 2013, replacing Mike Boulanger in the role. He previously served as hitting coach with the Pirates...

Years, not money, the surprising part of Seagers reported extension

By locking up Kyle Seager with a rumored seven-year, $100-million extension, the Mariners and the All-Star third baseman have a win-win situation.

Former Mariners Randy Johnson, Edgar Martinez among 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame nominees

Former Seattle Mariners Randy Johnson and Edgar Martinez are among 34 candidates on the 2015 National Baseball Hall of Fame ballot released Monday. Johnson is one of 17 players on the ballot who are eligible for the first time. Martinez, on the other hand, is up for election by the Baseball Writers Association of America […]

Texas Rangers release Adduci, keep Ivy infielder

The Texas Rangers on Monday released star-crossed outfielder Jim Adduci and signed utility infielder Ed Lucas, of Dartmouth, to a minor-league contract. Adduci lost his spot on the 40-man major-league roster last week, continuing the souring of a once-promising career. …
The Republican 4 hours ago

Tracking the Hanley Ramirez, Pablo Sandoval signing reports with Boston Red Sox

Check out our coverage so far below as well as updates from Jason Mastrodonato and Jen McCaffrey and others live in the comments section below.

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