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signability. For instance, in 2007, the team lost its first- and second-round picks in order to sign J.D. Drew and Julio Lugo , but it blasted past its slot recommendations to sign players like Will Middlebrooks (fifth round), Anthony Rizzo
shortstops have formed the double play combination since Pedroia became the every day second baseman in 2007, starting with Julio Lugo . With Stephen Drew out – for now – and Xander Bogaerts in to start spring training, it’s just another day in
the most in the majors) playing 50 or ore games. Among the luminaries: Nomar Garciaparra (957 games at short), Julio Lugo (258), Marco Scutaro (241), Alex Cora (176), Alex Gonzalez (155), Edgar Renteria (153), Jed Lowrie (148
they locked up what was then a 31-year-old Ortiz to a four-year deal with a team option for '11. That was it. Julio Lugo . J.D. Drew. Adrian Gonzalez . Carl Crawford. All outside the organization. But there was also an understanding
the year as the starting shortstop with Lugo and Lowrie unavailable. Countermoves ..... swept by the Angels. 2008 Injuries : Julio Lugo misses second half with torn hamstring ..... alternatives : Jed Lowrie takes over for Lugo at short and delivers strong production
tone for the season's second half. At the time of Francona's '09 lineup adjustment, he turned to Dustin Pedroia , Julio Lugo and J.D. Drew to fill the role of leadoff hitter. None were truly built for the job at the time (combining for a
In Red Sox spring training in 2009, no pitcher made a more formidable impression than Daniel Bard . More Red Sox Red Sox name Dana Levangie bullpen coach Ex-Red Sox Julio Lugo reportedly plans to retire Heir apparent: Why Jackie Bradley Jr. seems a fitting successor to Jacoby Ellsbury Jarrod ...
times over the years, but without as much success. The 2007 team featured Julio Lugo and Coco Crisp , often batting near each other. One year later, Ellsbury and Lugo batted back-to-back on Opening Day. When Carl Crawford signed before 2011, he
MLB.com , former Red Sox shortstop Julio Lugo , who is currently playing for Escogido ..... something comes that changes my mind,” Lugo told the website. “But I think this is going to be it for me.” Lugo , 37, last played in affiliated
When Epstein was with the Sox, the team gave up its first-round draft pick in 2007 in order to sign free-agent Julio Lugo . (Commentary unnecessary.) But the team could offset the loss of its first-round pick by smashing past slot recommendations
Scutaro has more plate appearances (1,055) at shortstop than any other Sox player. And he is now just 17 games behind Julio Lugo at short for the most by a Red Sox in that time. It is, of course, popular to discuss the shortstop carousel that
pattern dates to even earlier, to the poor performances in Boston by players such as Edgar Renteria , Matt Clement and Julio Lugo after their long-term deals with the Sox. That, in turn, will force the Sox to re-examine the process that leads them to invest
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Mut and Villani are talking about whether the Red Sox will give Jon Lester the type of contract he is looking for, or whether they might be shopping him with rumors of the Red Sox scouting Cole Hamels.
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With the trade deadline looming, the next few days will be defined by how teams value prospects -- and their potential long-term contributions -- against big leaguers with established track records who can address immediate needs. Are prospects being valued accurately? Red Sox left-hander Andrew Miller -- once one of the two key chips that sent Miguel Cabrera from the Marlins to the Tigers -- assesses the matter.
A compelling case can be made that July 24, 2004, represents as significant a landmark as any date in modern Red Sox history. On that day, a memorable brawl between the Red Sox and Yankees served as a catalyst for an epic 10-9 walkoff victory for the Red Sox over New York and indomitable closer Mariano Rivera, a game cited by many members of the 2004 team as pivotal in Boston's first championship run in 86 years. Ian Browne, who covers the Red Sox for MLB.com and authored Idiots Revisited, discusses the landmark game.
With Training Camp starting this Thursday and the August Draft Season inching closer, Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson are ramping up the Fantasy Football content to meet the demand! Today’s podcast gives an in depth look at Pete’s Top 50 Wide Receivers Article that is LIVE on WEEI.com right now. Pete breaks down the receivers by Tiers and the podcast gives full analysis of those Tiers and the players who occupy these spots and why. Get prepared for your drafts and enjoy!
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