NEW YORK — Baseball’s most bitter rivals, ready to tangle once again. And this time, the Red Sox and Yankees bring the two best records in the big leagues into a fight for first place in the AL East. Following their throwback brawl at Fenway Park last month, the teams square off on Yankee Stadium soil for the first time this season Tuesday night. New York ace Luis Severino is scheduled to start the opener of a three-game showdown against Boston left-hander Drew Pomeranz. “Look, Red Sox-Yankees is always big, and obviously they’re a great team. So we understand there will be a lot of excitement around it,” first-year Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Sunday. “There will be more eyes on this one and that’s what you love about being a part of this.” With the weather finally warming up on the East Coast, both teams are scorching hot. Mookie Betts and the Red Sox boast the top mark in the majors at 25-9, good for a one-game edge over New York. … [Read more...] about Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees bring 2 best records into fight for 1st place
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One way or another, the Red Sox are going to be missing some key pieces next year. In an effort to get under the luxury tax threshold and avoid millions of dollars in penalties, the team is trying to shed payroll — even if that means talent.While the trade winds have been swirling around Mookie Betts for some time now, two more names have popped up this week. Recent reports suggest the Sox are actively trying to move center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr while teams are pursuing lefthanded pitcher David Price.The Boston Globe reported the Red Sox are "aggressively seeking a trade partner for Bradley," a Gold Glove outfielder with a streaky bat. The 2018 ALCS MVP is scheduled to make $11 million this season.ESPN reported the Sox "continue to pursue ways to shed salary, and multiple teams have targeted starter David Price." Price is owed $96 million over the next three years, but the Red Sox may have to attach a player or eat some of his salary to move him. Price quickly became one of … [Read more...] about These Red Sox Stars Could Soon Be On The Move
NEW YORK — Brock Holt became the first player to hit for the cycle in a postseason game and the Boston Red Sox routed the New York Yankees 16-1 on Monday night to grab a 2-1 lead in their best-of-five AL Division Series. Andrew Benintendi lined a three-run double and Holt tripled home two more in a seven-run fourth inning that quickly turned the latest playoff matchup between these longtime rivals into a laugher. Handed a big early lead, Nathan Eovaldi shut down his former team during New York’s most lopsided defeat in 396 postseason games. Boston battered an ineffective Luis Severino and silenced a charged-up Yankee Stadium crowd that emptied out fast on a night when Red Sox rookie manager Alex Cora made all the right moves. By the ninth, backup catcher Austin Romine was on the mound for New York — he gave up a two-run homer to Holt that completed his cycle. Game 4 is Tuesday night in the Bronx, where the 108-win Red Sox can put away the wild-card Yankees for good … [Read more...] about Brock Holt 1st with postseason cycle, as Red Sox rout Yankees
BOSTON (CBS) — A trade of David Price this winter is starting to look like an inevitability. With the Red Sox looking to cut some salary to get under the luxury tax, and with presumably some good years still left in Price’s left arm, the 34-year-old figures to draw some interest in that market. According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, Price already has. “The Boston Red Sox continue to pursue ways to shed salary, and multiple teams have targeted starter David Price,” Passan tweeted. “He is owed $96 million over the next three years. Red Sox could either attach player with value or potentially pay down some of Price’s remaining [money].” The Boston Red Sox continue to pursue ways to shed salary, and multiple teams have targeted starter David Price, sources tell ESPN. He is owed $96 million over the next three years. Red Sox could either attach player with value or potentially pay down some of Price's remaining $. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) … [Read more...] about A David Price Trade Is Looking More Likely, With ‘Multiple Teams’ Targeting Him
Oh, A-Rod. That head was once big enough to holdPhoto: Getty ImagesDid you hear that the Red Sox won the World Series last night? No? Was it because everybody was talking about how A-Rod went free agent, as was announced during the game? After Rodriguez’s shameless agent, Scott Boras, upstaged game four by releasing the news during the early innings, it was all anyone could yammer about. Sure, the Series had been a little boring, and yeah, A-Rod has no reason to love the Sox, but couldn’t they have at least thrown the Rockies a bone? A young team with a thrilling (if disappointing) moment in the spotlight, having their last moments in the sun robbed by a man who is just hoping to make more money next year. Kinda sucks, huh? Anyway, if you didn’t hear about the Red Sox last night on TV or radio, surely you saw the news in this morning’s paper. Oh, you didn’t? You must read the Daily News or the Post, where the Series news was relegated to tiny text ribbons … [Read more...] about A-Rod: What World Series?