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1 hr ago | St. Petersburg Times
What's new: The Sox have a significantly different look since their late July visit, having traded pitchers Jon Lester, John Lackey, Felix Doubront, Jake Peavy and Andrew Miller; OF Jonny Gomes; and INF Stephen Drew, while sending down OF Jackie Bradley Jr., dumping Mike Carp and putting OF Shane Victorino and INF Xander Bogaerts on the DL.
3 hrs ago | Boston.com
Craig Forde is a freelance writer with a focus on prospect level baseball. The curator of the former On Deck blog at Boston.com, he currently handles the Eastern and New York Penn League notebooks for MiLB.com.
7 hrs ago | Examiner.com
For the second strait weekend the Oakland Athletics and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim will meet with first place in the american league west up for grabs.
Four weeks ago, when the A's were playing better than they are now, Billy Beane went out and engineered a shocking trade -- left fielder Yoenis Cespedes to the Red Sox for starting pitcher Jon Lester and left field Jonny Gomes.
It's right about now, preparing to enter the final month of the regular season, that seller's remorse sets in for the Boston Red Sox .
The Oakland A's are all in for 2014, but what happens this offseason if they lose? Heck, what decisions will the team be facing if they win the World Series? The team opened the 2014 season with an $82 million payroll, its biggest in the last 15 years, according to Cot's Baseball Contracts .
In fact, it was the polar opposite. Ranaudo, coming into the Boston Red Sox organization after the team drafted him out of LSU in 2010, didn't blow anybody away in 2011, going 9-6 with a 3.97 ERA in 26 starts in Class-A, including a 4.33 ERA in 16 starts at High-A Salem.
In the days leading up to and the weeks following the trading deadline, the Boston Red Sox made it clear that they plan on fielding a competitive team in 2015.
The Boston Red Sox have had a season to forget. Two last place finishes in three years isn't going to make a fan base too happy, and that is even with a World Championship in between.
John Lackey, who won the World Series clincher for Boston last year, could be back in the postseason with the Cardinals.
In light of the Boston Red Sox signing Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo to a seven-year, $72.5 million deal, let's take a look at other MLB players who defected from Cuba.
Aug 23, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Aaron Sanchez against the Tampa Bay Rays in the seventh inning at Rogers Centre.
Rusney Castillo will have an instant mentor with the Red Sox. Everything he is about to do, Yoenis Cespedes did three years earlier.
The Red Sox' search for a front-line pitcher, maybe someone who even qualifies as a legitimate ace, will take them to every nook and cranny of the Major League Baseball universe this offseason.
Boston's Mookie Betts, right, plays the ball off the left field wall in front of Yoenis Cespedes on an RBI double by Seattle's Brad Miller in the ninth inning.
Updated: Thu Aug 28, 2014 07:42 pm
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