Buckley: Bad guys finish 1st, too
Picture Clay Buchholz sitting on the steps outside the Red Sox clubhouse early next season, strumming his guitar and singing, "I Gave My Love a Cherry," just like that guy at the frat party in "Animal House."
Tue Dec 03, 2013
A.J. Pierzynski joins champion Red Sox on 1-year deal
The Boston Red Sox made their first splash since winning the World Series by agreeing to a one-year contract with free-agent catcher A.J. Pierznyski, a Red Sox official confirmed to USA TODAY Sports.
Pittsburgh Pirates Rumors: Team Interested In Mike Napoli?
According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, the Pittsburgh Pirates view Mike Napoli as the "perfect fit at first base".
Rangers options at catcher
The free-agent market on catchers is getting smaller. Dioner Navarro is signing with the Blue Jays, Jarrod Saltalamacchia is reportedly in talks with the Minnesota Twins and the Florida Marlins, Brian McCann is a New York Yankee and A.J. Pierzynski is signing with the Boston Red Sox.
Updates on A.J. Pierzynski and Red Sox Reportedly Agreeing to 1-Year Contract
The Boston Red Sox signed veterans Shane Victorino, Jonny Gomes, Ryan Dempster, David Ross, Koji Uehara, Mike Napoli and Stephen Drew to short-term deals last offseason.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Mitch Moreland as the DH - Other options
In 2014, Mitch Moreland will be on the move, but where. Moreland could end up being traded before the season.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
Ben Cherington, Red Sox stick to plan while they can
The Red Sox' newfound model of limiting the length of contracts and picking up good-value players won Ben Cherington a World Series and the executive of the year award last month.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
MLB trade rumors: James Loney might return to Rays; will David Price?
James Loney's job as Tampa Bay Rays first baseman is up for grabs, with the team weighing numerous free-agent options.
Boston Red Sox: Offseason Predictions, Pt. Deux
I predicted Brian McCann would join up with the Red Sox. He's now suiting up in pinstripes and taking up residence in the Bronx.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
The Indianapolis Star
No doorbusters here: MLB free agency heats up
It really doesn't matter what time Brian Cashman's alarm rang this morning.There's no Black Friday in baseball.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
MLB Trade Rumors: Updating Impact Players Available at Each Position
With a few weeks' worth of free-agent signings and trades in the rearview, the markets at each position have taken shape and shifted to varying degrees.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Matching Up MLB Team Weaknesses with Free Agents' Strengths
The New York Yankees and Texas Rangers have each filled major voids for left-handed power hitters for the middle of their respective lineups, while the St. Louis Cardinals didn't waste time upgrading at the shortstop position.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Marlins rumors: Miami, Mike Napoli have mutual interest
Could Mike Napoli be bringing a winning attitude back to his south Florida origins? - Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports Free agent first baseman Mike Napoli is one of the better names on the market, and he and the Miami Marlins may have some mutual interest.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
David Murphy's 5-year-old daughter breaks news about signing $12M deal with Indians
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David Murphy reflects on 2013, time with Rangers
The newest Cleveland Indian recalled his seven years in Texas, saying it was a "perfect opportunity" for him to establish himself as a big leaguer.
Sun Nov 24, 2013
Red Sox rout bumbling Cards in Game 1
Before the start of the World Series, uniformed St. Louis personnel were asked their interpretation of "the Cardinal way," a somewhat esoteric characterization of the manner in which the National League champions consistently do things the right way.
Sat Nov 23, 2013
Lone Star Ball
Saturday morning Rangers things
T.R. Sullivan writes that, while the Rangers have added a middle-of-the-order hitter in Prince Fielder, the team is still looking for another impact bat, and mentions Brian McCann has a possible part-time DH and backup catcher.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
Mike Napoli's best option may be here
As much as Mike Napoli wants to clutch this past season as tightly as his Red Sox teammates did his beard, his status as one of the top free agent power hitters has compelled him to test his worth on the open market.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
Over The Monster
Tigers and Rangers trade Prince Fielder and Ian Kinsler in offseason's first blockbuster
The Tigers and Rangers have agreed to a blockbuster trade that will send Prince Fielder to Texas with Ian Kinsler going to Detroit in return.
Tue Nov 19, 2013
Boston Red Sox Hot Stove: Red Sox 2013 success might have a major...
Boston Red Sox's Jacoby Ellsbury hits against the Kansas City Royals in the seventh inning of a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013.