A day after the 2014 season officially ended, the 2013 World Champions made a move to keep one of the key members of their title squad, re-signing free agent closer Koji Uehara. Former Boston Red Sox's post-season hero Kevin Youkilis announced his retirement from baseball after spending a season playing in Japan.
October 30, 2014
With contracts escalating on a yearly basis and the sports world in an epic stare down with the current economy, teams are striving to find innovative ways to ensure that their clubs will be competitive in the near future as well as hedging their financial gambles long-term. Talk about risky business. But the strategy is sound for both parties, writes Teddy Mitrosilis.
January 22, 2009
The American League East is going to be stacked in 2009. But, with the recent high-reward, low-risk moves made by general manager Theo Epstein, the Boston Red Sox are in excellent position to contend, despite losing out in the Mark Teixeira sweepstakes, writes Tyler Hissey.
January 13, 2009
It is truly way too early to label a team winners or losers at the trade deadline, says Tyler Hissey. Just ask Omar Minaya, who was applauded for landing Bartolo Colon back in 2002 when he was the GM of the Montreal Expos. Minaya, however, parted ways with three future stars—Brandon Phillips, Cliff Lee and Grady Sizemore—as the Expos fell apart the rest of the way and failed to reach the playoffs.
August 3, 2008
Prompted by a few questions on the subject, I decided to do my own version of the AL East player debates. Solely focusing on the three best teams—record-wise at the midway point—in the American League East, here are my picks for the top players at each position among the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays.
June 30, 2008