23-year-old outfielder Alex Verdugo was the centrepiece of the package the Boston Red Sox received in the blockbuster trade that saw the Los Angeles Dodgers acquire David Price and Mookie Betts.
The 21st century has been pretty generous to Beantown sports. Pick any year in the last two decades, and there is more than a 50-50 chance the city of Boston has held an open-top bus parade for its NFL, MLB, NBA or NHL champions.
2019 was a bad year for the Boston Red Sox and it got progressively worse as it went on. A year after storming to a World Series title in one of the greatest seasons in franchise history, they dropped from 108 wins to a mediocre 84 and missed the playoffs altogether.
As first reported by ESPN's Jeff Passan, The Boston Red Sox traded their star outfielder to the Los Angeles Dodgers, while the Dodgers dealt young center fielder Alex Verdugo to Boston and Kenta Maeda to the Minnesota Twins, who also joined to make it a three-team trade.
The Boston Red Sox are believed to be committed to trading Mookie Betts and likely starter David Price, as reported by Bob Nightengale and Ken Rosenthal.
This year's MLB offseason provided a very strong free-agent class. However, even with just less than a month to go before Spring Training and no elite free agents still on the market, possibilities for a huge move that could shape up a team's chances for the upcoming season still remain wide open.
Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price has been the target of trade discussions, as reported by ESPN's Jeff Passan.
Baltimore Orioles placed versatile infielder Jonathan Villar on waivers on Wednesday. Villar, who was worth four WAR in 2019, is expected to earn around $10 million in 2020 after arbitration.
Ultimately not many would turn down the chance to lead the Red Sox’s Baseball Operations. They have a huge market and are willing to spend and have some of the best young talent in the league on their roster who won it all less than a year ago. Big teams are often able to rebuild whilst still winning, and that is what the new GM will hope to achieve.
Just 10 months since clinching the World Series title in Los Angeles, the Boston Red Sox are 5.5 games back of the wildcard. This is despite a breakout season from 22-year-old third-baseman Rafael Devers.
We’re getting the most competitive AL wildcard race since 2017 but what most fans are interested in remains which teams will eventually end up playing in the play-in game on October 2nd. And what better time to evaluate the teams’ chances than when September is right round the corner?
Though the division race would appear to be almost wrapped up for the New York Yankees in the AL East with just over 100 games played this season, they certainly will not want complacency to set in just yet, and the upcoming 4-game series with their bitter rivals at Fenway Park is set up to be a cracker.
The Boston Red Sox acquired starting pitcher Andrew Cashner in a trade with the Baltimore Orioles.
The Boston Red Sox are looking to add a starting pitcher ‘sooner rather than later’, per The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal.
The Boston Red Sox, after a horrible start, are still in contention as the 31st July trade deadline approaches.