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1 hr ago | St. Petersburg Times

Rays-Red Sox preview

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, John Lackey, Felix Doubront, Andrew Miller, Jackie Bradley Jr., Xander Bogaerts

3 hrs ago | Boston.com

Red Sox Minor League Notebook: Portland on Verge of History As Season Draws to Close

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, Billy McMillon, Baseball Players, Florida Marlins, Major League Baseball, Mookie Betts, Henry Owens

7 hrs ago | Examiner.com

A's, Angels prepare for crucial weekend series

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Mike Trout, Garrett Richards, Oakland Athletics, Los Angeles Angels

10 hrs ago | SouthCoastToday.com

The End of a Record Run

On July 30 at Fenway Park, Boston's final game before the trade deadline and thus the anticlimactic end of Jon Lester's Red Sox tenure , the Red Sox lost 6-1 in a tidy two hours and 48 minutes.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Chico Enterprise-Record

A's Billy Beane: No regrets on trading Cespedes for Lester, Gomes

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, American League, Major League Baseball, Yoenis Cespedes, Baseball Players

BleacherReport

Jon Lester Trade Could Lead the Red Sox to Plenty of Regret

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 .

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, American League East, Baseball Players, Boston Red Sox

BleacherReport

Oakland A's: An Early Free-Agency and Offseason Primer

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 .

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Related Topix: Sports, Oakland Athletics, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Boston Red Sox, Yoenis Cespedes, Stephen Vogt

Rant Sports

Boston Red Sox Prospect Anthony Ranaudo Shows Silver Lining To Minor League Struggles

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, Boston Red Sox, Anthony Ranaudo, Baseball Players, John Lackey

BleacherReport

Boston Red Sox's Recent Pitching Woes Underscore Need for Front-Line Starter

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, American League East, Boston Red Sox, Baseball Players, John Lackey, Cole Hamels

MassLive.com

Dustin Pedroia, Mike Napoli power Boston Red Sox to second straight extra-innings win

If only the Boston Red Sox were still playing for something, their second straight extra-innings win over the Toronto Blue Jays might've been one of those spark-providing moments.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Dustin Pedroia, Toronto Blue Jays, Major League Baseball, Yoenis Cespedes

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Rant Sports

Boston Red Sox Will Win The Hot Stove This Winter

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Cole Hamels, Clay Buchholz

Boston.com

Peter Abraham | Beat Writer's NotebookTime for Red Sox to shut down Uehara

The Red Sox traded off Felix Doubront, John Lackey, Jon Lester, Andrew Miller, and Jake Peavy in July, decimating their pitching staff but embarking on the necessary work of rebuilding.

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Related Topix: Sports, Felix Doubront, Baseball Players, John Lackey, Andrew Miller, Junichi Tazawa, Edwin Encarnacion

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Boston.com

Peter Abraham | Baseball Notebook Catching up with former Red Sox players

John Lackey, who won the World Series clincher for Boston last year, could be back in the postseason with the Cardinals.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, John Lackey, Jose Iglesias, Andrew Bailey, Andrew Miller, Tommy Layne

CBS Local

5 MLB Players That You Didn't Know Defected From Cuba

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.

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Jays Journal

Series Preview: Blue Jays Hope to Suck Less Against the Sucky Red Sox

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, Toronto Blue Jays, Major League Baseball, Jose Bautista, Baseball Players, Edwin Encarnacion, David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia

KETV-TV

Red Sox hope Castillo follows Cespedes' lead

Rusney Castillo will have an instant mentor with the Red Sox. Everything he is about to do, Yoenis Cespedes did three years earlier.

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Related Topix: Sports, Yoenis Cespedes, Baseball Players, Oakland Athletics, Major League Baseball

The Times of Trenton

Federovitch: American League trends defy logic, predictability

If 1930 was the Year of the Hitter and 1968 the Year of the Pitcher, what will be 2014's designation in history? Think Masahiro Tanaka is going to win 20 games? Hold that thought as he goes down with an arm injury.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Masahiro Tanaka, Baseball Players, American League West, American League Central, David Price

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Boston Herald

Baseball Notes: Red Sox have a mound of data to consider

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Carl Crawford

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Red Sox rotation keeps taking lumps

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, Yoenis Cespedes, Baseball Players, Mookie Betts, American League West, American League, Major League Baseball, Brad Miller, Allen Webster

The Times-Picayune

Coco Crisp scores on wild pitch as Oakland A's beat Los Angeles Angels 2-1, plus more MLB scores

Coco Crisp scored the go-ahead run on Joe Smith's wild pitch with two outs in the eighth inning, and Oakland moved into a first-place tie with Los Angeles atop the AL West.

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Related Topix: Sports, Los Angeles Angels, Major League Baseball, American League West, American League, Oakland Athletics, National League West, National League, C.J. Wilson, Baseball Players

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