Last week The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal floated a rumor that the Red Sox may be looking at acquiring Baltimore’s Manny Machado ahead of the July 31 MLB trade deadline. “The Red Sox rank 28th in OPS at third base, and a trade for Machado would be a vintage Dave Dombrowski stunner,” Rosenthal wrote. “Would the Sox give up say, five-plus years of third baseman Rafael Devers if the Orioles also included one of their potential free agent relievers, Zach Britton or Brad Brach, and maybe a prospect?” This led to several days of “would you or wouldn’t you?” on Boston sports radio as it pertains to parting with a young talent like Devers in exchange for Machado, who would most likely only be a three-month rental. Machado wants to get paid in a big way this winter, and the Red Sox already have the highest team payroll in baseball so this likely would not be a longterm deal. That said, Machado could absolutely put a World Series contender like … [Read more...] about MLB Trade Rumors Manny Machado Red Sox: Deal coming?
The Yankees enter play on Monday, June 18, with the best winning percentage in baseball: .687, thanks to their 46-21 record. The Boston Red Sox enter play on Monday with a record of 49-24, giving them the most wins in the majors. As a result of their records, the Red Sox and Yankees are tied for first place in the AL East. Both teams are 25 games over .500. But some simple math tells you the Red Sox have played six more games than the Yankees this season. Is Nationals' Bryce Harper to Yankees realistic? According to Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe, that gap, plus the remaining games on the schedule, could work in the favor of the Red Sox: New York will pick up two games on Monday with a doubleheader against Washington while the Sox enjoy a day off here. But not counting the All-Star break, the Sox have 11 scheduled days off remaining and the Yankees nine. That may not sound like a big deal, but the Sox can use those days to build in extra rest for their starting pitchers … [Read more...] about Why MLB schedule favors Red Sox over the Yankees in AL East
Here we go. As the countdown to the July 31 MLB trade deadline commences, we're well past the point of the annual draft. It's also far from early in the season. By the end of the month, half of the 2018 season will be in the books. That means rumor season is here. For Baltimore Orioles superstar Manny Machado, a fascinating market could soon emerge: Nearly any contender willing to shell out the $6M or $7M left on his deal for the remainder of this season can be involved. The only caveat: knowing any haul given up is simply for a rental player that's headed to the free-agent market in the fall. Already, the Red Sox have been linked to a pursuit of the star shortstop. Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe doubled down in his weekend column with the pros and cons of a possible Red Sox pursuit of the slugger. After all of the conjecture about what a possible deal would cost, this nugget emerged: The Yankees loom inside Boston's thinking. The Red Sox need to watch out for the … [Read more...] about MLB trade rumors: Yankees, Red Sox battle for Orioles’ Manny Machado?
Hall of Fame pitcher Pedro Martinez is welcoming fans to celebrate a night of baseball, food, and drink at Fenway Park. The second annual Feast with 45 is scheduled to take place June 29 — the same night as the first game of the Red Sox-Yankees series later this month. While the rivals face off in the Bronx, Boston will still be bustling to the tune of good eats. Fans in attendance will get to taste dishes from over 45 renowned chefs in Boston, including Nick Calias of Brasserie JO, Jason Santos of Citrus & Salt, Tony Maws of Craigie on Main, Andy Husbands of The Smoke Shop BBQ, and Allen Campbell (former personal chef of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady) of Raw Body Foods. Retired MLB All-Star Vladamir Guerrero and former Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek are among the players expected to be in attendance. All proceeds from Feast with 45 will benefit the Pedro Martinez Charity, which has become a cornerstone to Martinez’s life after retirement. He and his … [Read more...] about Former Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez is hosting a feast at Fenway Park
RED SOX 9, MARINERS 3 SEATTLE -- Rafael Devers, Jackie Bradley Jr., and Xander Bogaerts all homered and the Boston Red Sox routed the Seattle Mariners 9-3 on Sunday. Devers' 11th home run of the season capped a five-run, two-out rally in the third against Seattle starter Mike Leake (7-4). Bogaerts and former Arkansas Razorback Andrew Benintendi began Boston's rally with a pair of singles. J.D. Martinez drew a nine pitch walk to load the bases before Mitch Moreland drove in two with a single to centerfield, and Devers followed with a blast off the Hit It Here Cafe in right field to give Boston a 5-0 lead. The Red Sox pulled away in the seventh against right-handed reliever Chasen Bradford, who gave up 3 runs and 2 home runs while getting 2 outs. Bradley Jr. sent Bradford's first pitch over the centerfield wall for his fourth home run this season. Benintendi hit his third single of the game with one out before Bogaerts put Boston ahead 8-2 with a shot into the bullpen in left … [Read more...] about Five-run rally in 3rd helps Red Sox rout Mariners