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Pablo Sandoval signed a $100 million deal with the Boston Red Sox on Monday.

It's a five-year deal for Sandoval and now joins Hanley Ramirez as another power free agent to head to Boston. Sandoval had a relatively disappointing regular season this past year, batting .279 with just 16 home runs, but completely came to life in the post-season and helped lead the Giants to their third championship in five years. The move to Boston should eventually prove positive for him power-wise, but there may be a period of adjustment needed while he works continuously against AL pitchers.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

24 Nov, 09:32 AMSource

Hanley Ramirez is headed to Boston Monday to finalize a deal with the Red Sox. Sources say Hanley?s deal with the Sox will be in range of five years, $90M.

It was noted earlier that Hanley was going to try for no less than $100M. Regardless, Ramirez will fill a glaring need for Boston and he will instantly catapult them to a serious AL East contender. Look for their rival Yankees to counter this move in some fashion. This past season, Ramirez hit .283 with 13 home runs, 71 RBIs, and 14 stolen bases.
Analyst: Colby Conway  View Profile

23 Nov, 11:25 PMSource

Brock Holt is now concussion-free, and he is going through his offseason as planned.

What a rough road it was for Holt who burst onto the scene last year and proved to be one of Boston's biggest and most-versatile assets. He slashed .281/.331/.381 over 106 games with four home runs, 29 RBI and 12 stolen bases and while the raw numbers aren't eye-popping, it was the fact that he played the second base, shortstop, third base and in the outfield making him one of the best plug-and-play guys out there. Depending on how free agency shakes out for the Red Sox this winter, Holt could end up as their primary utility player in 2015.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

21 Nov, 11:34 AMSource

Red Sox added SS Sean Coyle, C Blake Swihart and 3B Travis Shaw to their 40-man roster.

Swihart is the big name of these three players, but all were added to Boston's 40-man roster to be protected in the Rule 5 Draft.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

20 Nov, 05:21 PM

Red Sox announce they've claimed Juan Francisco on waivers from the Blue Jays.

Although he only hit .220 last season, the 27 year old was able to club 16 dingers last season for Toronto. Boston will likely use Francisco as an extra outfielder off the bench or find a way to relegate him to the minors.
Analyst: Dom Murtha  View Profile

19 Nov, 03:17 PMSource

All signs point to Red Sox center fielder Rusney Castillo being healed enough from a right thumb contusion that he will be able to begin playing winter ball in Puerto Rico later this month.

Good news for those scouting Castillo for the upcoming fantasy season. Obviously a small sample size, but through 10 games (40 plate appearances) last season, Castillo hit .333 with two home runs, six RBI, six runs scored and three stolen bases. He also had a .400 on-base percentage. Playing winter ball in the Puerto Rican League should be a great warm-up for him before spring training and he could end up a solid multi-category contributor this season.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

14 Nov, 09:56 PMSource

Red Sox GM Ben Cherington said the team is not looking to trade Yoenis Cespedes.

With every rumor, they say there's an ounce of truth, but we tend to believe Cherington that there's nothing to the recent reports that the Sox are interesting in dealing Cespedes. The Cuban slugger posted a .269/.296/.423 slash line with five home and 33 RBI in 201 at-bats after being traded by the A's. His OBP, unfortunately sat just under .300 but he posted a .163 ISO during that time. A full season in hitter-friendly Fenway Park should be a nice boost for his overall totals in 2015.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

8 Nov, 09:31 PMSource

Dustin Pedroia beats out Robinson Cano and Ian Kinsler to win his fourth AL Gold Glove at second base.

4 Nov, 07:11 PM

Mike Napoli had surgery at MGH to correct his sleep apnea.

Since when is a guy getting sleep apnea surgery considered actual news?
Analyst: Mark Kaplan  View Profile

4 Nov, 05:14 PMSource

Update: Jonathan Herrera will become a free agent after declining his assignment to Triple-A Pawtucket on Monday.

The Red Sox thought of him as a minor league player after he posted a terrible slash line of .233/.307/.289 in 42 games this season. Herrera believes he can make the major league roster with another team and will look elsewhere.
Analyst: Mark Kaplan  View Profile

3 Nov, 05:13 PM

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