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Masahiro Tanaka to Start Meeting with MLB Teams This Week

Masahiro Tanaka to Start Meeting with MLB Teams This Week

Rob Carr/Getty Images(NEW YORK) —  Let the Masahiro Tanaka sweepstakes begin.
According to ESPN, the prized Japanese ace and his agent Casey Close have arrived in the United States and will begin meeting with interested MLB teams this week.
The 2…

Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles to Post Masahiro Tanaka

Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles to Post Masahiro Tanaka

Major League Baseball (NEW YORK) –  Japan’s Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles have decided to post highly touted pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, announcing on Wednesday that they are prepared to let him leave the team.
Rakuten Eagles president Yozo Tachibana…

Kevin Youkilis Set to Play in Japan Next Season

Kevin Youkilis Set to Play in Japan Next Season

Robert Rogers/MLB Photos via Getty Images(NEW YORK) –  Kevin Youkilis wants to play just one more season, but it will not be in the major leagues.
The 34-year-old Youkilis has agreed to a one-year contract with the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles in…

Report: N.Y. Yankees Sign LHP Matt Thornton

Report: N.Y. Yankees Sign LHP Matt Thornton

Bob Levey/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The New York Yankees and free agent reliever Matt Thornton agreed to a two-year contract on Tuesday, worth $7 million according to ESPN. The deal is pending a physical.
The 37-year-old Thornton will most likely serv…

Red Sox Re-Sign First Baseman Mike Napoli to Two-Year Deal

Red Sox Re-Sign First Baseman Mike Napoli to Two-Year Deal

Brian D. Kersey/Getty Images(BOSTON) — The beard is staying in Boston. After testing the free agent market, first baseman Mike Napoli has agreed to re-sign with the Boston Red Sox on a two-year deal worth $16 million.
In his first season with the Red …

Report: Ellsbury Agrees To 7-Year Deal With N.Y. Yankees

Report: Ellsbury Agrees To 7-Year Deal With N.Y. Yankees

J. Meric/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The New York Yankees and free agent outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury have agreed to a seven-year contract worth $153 million Tuesday night, according to ESPN. The deal is pending a physical exam and includes an option for …

ESPN: Red Sox Sign Catcher A.J. Pierzynski to One-Year Deal

ESPN: Red Sox Sign Catcher A.J. Pierzynski to One-Year Deal

Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — When you win a championship in any sport, there’s bound to be roster turnover the following year and the Boston Red Sox are no exception. According to ESPN, the team has signed catcher A.J. Pierzynski…

Jhonny Peralta Agrees to Four-Year Deal with Cardinals

Jhonny Peralta Agrees to Four-Year Deal with Cardinals

Major League Baseball (NEW YORK) –  It didn’t take long for the best shortstop on the free agent market to find a new home.
After losing to the Boston Red Sox in the World Series, the St. Louis Cardinals bolstered their infield by agreeing to a f…

Francona, Hurdle Voted League’s Top Managers

Francona, Hurdle Voted League’s Top Managers

Major League Baseball (NEW YORK) –  After guiding their squads to turnaround seasons, Cleveland Indians skipper Terry Francona and Pirates skipper Clint Hurdle won the Manager of the Year awards in their respective leagues.
In a close vote by the…

Red Sox Make Qualifying Offers to Three Free Agents

Red Sox Make Qualifying Offers to Three Free Agents

Brian D. Kersey/Getty Images(BOSTON) — The World Series champion Boston Red Sox are already working towards fielding a winning squad for the 2014 season.
The team extended qualifying offers of $14.1 million for one year to free agent center fielder Ja…

Red Sox Celebrate Championship, Honor Marathon Victims

Red Sox Celebrate Championship, Honor Marathon Victims

Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(BOSTON) — The Boston Red Sox celebrated their third World Series championship in 10 seasons Saturday, parading from Fenway Park to the Charles River.
The players, full beards and all, and executives boarded 25 duck boats …

The Boston Red Sox Win The World Series

The Boston Red Sox Win The World Series

Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(BOSTON) — The Boston Red Sox won the World Series Wednesday night with a 6-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 6 of the Fall Classic.
It was a dramatic turnaround for a team that finished in last place in the…

David Ortiz Named World Series MVP

David Ortiz Named World Series MVP

G. Fiume/Getty Images(BOSTON) –  The Boston Red Sox capped off a postseason for the ages when they topped the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series, but they may not have been as fortunate without Big Papi.
Designated hitter David Ortiz was nam…

Red Sox Win World Series

Red Sox Win World Series

Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(BOSTON) — The Boston Red Sox won the World Series Wednesday night with a 6-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 6 of the Fall Classic.
It was a dramatic turnaround for a team that finished in last place in the A…

Scoreboard Roundup – 10/30/13

Scoreboard Roundup – 10/30/13

Getty Images/Hemera(NEW YORK) — MLB: Boston Red Sox 6 – St. Louis Cardinals 1 – Red Sox win World Series
NBA: Philadelphia 76ers 114 (1-0) – Miami Heat 110 (1-1)
Cleveland Cavaliers 98 (1-0) – Brooklyn Nets 94 (0-1)
Toronto Raptors 93 (1-0) – Boston …

Cardinals Arrive Late to Boston for Game 6

Cardinals Arrive Late to Boston for Game 6

Mike McGinnis/Getty Images(BOSTON) –  The St. Louis Cardinals were ready to fly to Boston on Tuesday, needing to win two-straight games against the Red Sox in order to capture the World Series Championship.  The only problem is their plane w…

Lester Leads Sox Past Cardinals: Boston One Win Away from Championship

Lester Leads Sox Past Cardinals: Boston One Win Away from Championship

Scott Boehm/Getty Images(ST. LOUIS) — Jon Lester pitched 7 2/3 innings allowing four hits, one run, no walks while striking out seven, as he outdueled Adam Wainwright to help the Boston Red Sox top the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 in Game 5 of the World Se…

Scoreboard Roundup – 10/28/13

Scoreboard Roundup – 10/28/13

Getty Images/Hemera(NEW YORK) — World Series Game 5: Boston Red Sox 3 – St. Louis Cardinals 1 (Red Sox lead series, 3-2)
NFL: Seattle Seahawks 14 (7-1) – St. Louis Rams 9 (3-5)NHL: Chicago Blackhawks 5 (7-2-3; 17pts) – Minnesota Wild 1 (6-…

Gomes Lifts Sox Past Cardinals to Even World Series

Gomes Lifts Sox Past Cardinals to Even World Series

Brian D. Kersey/Getty Images(ST. LOUIS) — Jonny Gomes wasn’t even supposed to be in the lineup. The Boston Red Sox must be happy he was.
Gomes, who was told he was replacing Shane Victorino (back injury) in the lineup a couple hours before gametime, h…

Middlebrooks Called For Obstruction In St. Louis 5-4 Win Over Boston

Middlebrooks Called For Obstruction In St. Louis 5-4 Win Over Boston

Robert Rogers/MLB Photos via Getty Images(ST. LOUIS) — Cardinals pinch hitter Allen Craig scored the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning Saturday night, after Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks was called for obstruction, giving St. Lou…

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