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Ben Cherington and company have started to turn over the roster for 2015 and beyond, but what else will they do to change things? Clearly they'll need more pitching, but where will they turn for that? Also, the guys talk about what Boston will do with their crowded outfield.
Rob Bradford and Alex Speier are in and talking about all the moves made by the Red Sox at the trade deadline, because the most fun thing about the day is talking about the moves of the day. Red Sox GM Ben Cherington held a press conference talking about the Red Sox moves, and Rob and Alex talk with Red Sox manager John Farrell about the moves made at the deadline.
picks and, hence, its financial flexibility. In 2012, the team captured an extra two picks for the departure of Jonathan Papelbon ; they didn't sign any players who would cost them a pick. In 2013, the Sox kept all their picks even after an
the obvious question: how long will the Red Sox have to be hitting the road with their fail-safe? The post- Jonathan Papelbon /pre-Uehara Era still lingers: 48-for-81 in save opportunities, the third-worst save percentage (59
reality that seemed implausible when Jonathan Papelbon -- still the measuring stick for ..... be compared to Rivera, or even Papelbon . The retired Yankees closer did ..... that nobody -- not Rivera, not Papelbon -- has executed life as a closer
that undertaking. It's been an inglorious few years for the back end of the Red Sox bullpen. Bobby Jenks behind Jonathan Papelbon in 2011. The Mark Melancon / Andrew Bailey tandem in 2012. The Bailey/Joel Hanrahan duo a year ago -- salvaged
2 WAR per full cost-control season (superior) Jonathan Papelbon (37) - average 2.5 WAR per full cost-control ..... 93 2/3 innings, career WAR -1.9 (bust) 2005 Jonathan Papelbon (91) - average 2.6 WAR per full cost-control
deadline by adding Gagne, a longtime closer who waived his no-trade clause and agreed to be the setup man for Jonathan Papelbon . Gagne started the year in Texas looking like his old self following two elbow operations and back surgery, but
The Red Sox, in fact, passed three times. The team was armed with two compensatory picks for the departure of Jonathan Papelbon via free agency, along with its own first-round selection at No. 24. The team took a pair of polished
back down to him.” – Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon , whose popularity continues to dip, had ..... Saturday’s game. It’s believed that Papelbon was upset with Eskin claiming Papelbon was out late the night before a recent game
assistant coach Kurt Rambis . – Jonathan Papelbon saved back-to-back games against ..... No question about that.” Papelbon said he was bothered by back soreness ..... comfortable with throwing,” Papelbon said. “I felt like it could create more
Rangers was tough to take, as closer Jonathan Papelbon squandered a two-run lead in ..... and walked home the winning run. Papelbon , the former Red Sox reliever ..... around a strikeout of Alex Rios , Papelbon induced a slow roller to third