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Nomar to Retire as a Red Sox

Posted by redsoxcollector on March 10, 2010 at 9:56 AM Comments comments (0)

Nomar Garciaparra will sign a one day minor league contract with Boston, then announce his retirement as a member of the Red Sox.  


Nomar played 9 seasons with the Sox, before being traded to the Cubs at the 2004 trade deadline. Nomar was Rookie of the Year in 1997.  After the Sox went on to win their first world championship in 86 years in 2004, Nomar was given a ring and a share of the winnings.  


Nomar was on six All-Star squads, led the l...

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MLB Sues Upper Deck Over Card Sales

Posted by redsoxcollector on February 4, 2010 at 10:59 AM Comments comments (0)

From Beckett.com: 


 

"Major League Baseball Properties filed suit against Upper Deck in a New York federal court on Monday alleging that the Carlsbad, Calif-based company is in violation of its trademarks in a pair of recently released baseball card products.

 

On Friday, MLBP issued a statement that it would “vigorously use all legal means to protect the intellectual property of Major League Baseball and its member Clubs.R...

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J-Bay Becomes a Met

Posted by redsoxcollector on December 30, 2009 at 10:04 AM Comments comments (2)

Well, pending a physical - and there are some concerns about his shoulder and his knee - Jason Bay will be playing for the Mets next year, for a reported four year, $66 million deal.  That would seem to leave the Sox outfield with Ellsbury in left, Mike Cameron in center, and J.D. Drew in right.  I am guessing Josh Reddick would be the "spare" outfielder  if no further deals are made.  This ends much speculation that Theo was still in the hunt for J-Bay, who was looking fo...

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BoSox Sign John Lackey

Posted by redsoxcollector on December 14, 2009 at 7:09 PM Comments comments (0)

It is reported by SI.com that the Red Sox have signed pitcher John Lackey to a 5 year, $85 million contract.  Lackey was in Boston today for a physical.  This signing will give the Sox an incredible rotation with Lackey, Beckett, Lester, Buchholz, Matsuzaka, and Wakefield.  

Sox Get A Shortstop

Posted by redsoxcollector on December 4, 2009 at 8:11 AM Comments comments (0)

BOSTON -- The Red Sox have come to terms on a two-year deal with free-agent shortstop Marco Scutaro, MLB.com has learned through a source close to the situation. The team has yet to make an announcement, but the pact is pending a physical, which is scheduled for Friday.


 

There is also an option for the third year which is mutual, according to the Boston Herald.

 

With Scutaro set to join the Red Sox, All-Star second baseman Dustin Pedroia will no...

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Will Pedro and Schilling be in the Hall of Fame?

Posted by redsoxcollector on October 29, 2009 at 11:31 PM Comments comments (3)

Pedro pitched a good game tonight, though in a losing effort.  A talk show I was listening to today discussed whether Pedro and Schilling would be hall-of-famers.  Curious, I checked baseballreference.com's ratings of the two in terms of hall of fame ratings, and threw Roger Clemens in as well.  


For an explanation of ratings see 

http://www.baseball-reference.com/about/leader_glossary.shtml#black_ink


Black Ink - average HOF'er ...

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Sox Make Contract Offer To J-Bay

Posted by redsoxcollector on October 29, 2009 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (4)

News reports say the Red Sox have offered Jason Bay a four year, $60 million dollar contract.  


I expect Theo is doing more than testing the waters here.  Chances are good that at least a couple other teams will offer Bay more money.  My guess is that Theo wants to know up front if J-Bay will take that kind of cash in order to stay with Boston.  I think if he responds that he wants to see what else might come his way in terms of a larger contract, Theo wi...

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Why The Yankees Can't Win The World Series

Posted by redsoxcollector on October 15, 2009 at 6:35 PM Comments comments (2)

I have been a Red Sox fan for half a century.  It was pretty tough for an awful lot of those years, and I will admit that while my loyalty never disappeared, it did have peaks and valleys.  But, through all those years, one thing remained.  The one thing that defines true Red Sox fans - my unwavering hatred of the Evil Empire, the New York Yankees.  I never once gave in to the idea that the Stankees were anything but a blemish on the otherwise pristine face of baseball. &#...

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Papelblown!

Posted by redsoxcollector on October 11, 2009 at 9:42 PM Comments comments (6)

Well, the aggravation is over for 2009.  Two games of absent offense followed by a game 3 bullpen implosion.  Wait till next year.  Best of luck to the Angels.  


PS - anyone know why .147 hitter Jed Lowrie was pinch hitting in the bottom of the ninth??  


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