Boston Red Sox are High Stakes Gamblers this Off-Season

On Monday, the Red Sox made two significant signings; each of which brings high risk and high reward. Tuesday, the signings of third baseman Pablo Sandoval and shortstop Hanley Ramirez to long-term deals was made official pending each player passing their physical. To this writer, neither of the free agent acquisitions made much sense. While…

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Red Sox Continue Wheeling and Dealing

The Boston Red Sox have been very active in the pre-trade deadline period, moving Jake Peavy and Jon Lester from their starting rotation and Jonny Gomes from their outfield platoon. In return, the Sox have received top-level prospects and major league leading talent, with Yoenis Cespedes being an All Star player that benefits the team immediately. In addition,…

Red Sox Pull Off Win-Win Trade in Lester-Cespedes Deal

The Boston Red Sox have announced the trade of left-handed ace Jon Lester to the Oakland Athletics. In exchange for Lester and platoon outfielder Jonny Gomes’ services, the Sox will receive slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes and future draft considerations. The deal comes at a time when the Athletics are going for it in their quest for a…