Total Access Baseball

User login

Who's online

There are currently 0 users and 0 guests online.

Boston Red Sox

Boston Red Sox

How David Ortiz's Post-2016 Retirement Will Impact Red Sox's Future Moves

Managers love to talk about the flexibility of not having a full-time designated hitter. They can use the spot to give players rest, giving them in effect a half-day off. They can keep guys in the lineup when a minor injury may keep them from effectively playing in the field.

It's all true and it's all great, but there's a much better way to build an American League team:

Have a DH like David Ortiz.

David Ortiz's Final Season Will Celebrate a Man as Important Off-Field as on It

Feliz cumpleanos, Big Papi.

Red Sox Still Hold the Keys to the MLB Blockbuster Trade Market

The Boston Red Sox have already pulled off the biggest blockbuster trade of the still-young offseason. In so doing, they sacrificed quite a bit of their prospect depth and financial flexibility.

And yet, that might not have been the end of the Red Sox remaking themselves via blockbuster trades. That might have only been the beginning. 

David Ortiz Confirms Intention to Retire at End of 2016 Season

Three-time World Series champion and Boston Red Sox legend David Ortiz is  planning to retire from baseball after the 2016 season.

Ortiz confirmed his decision on Wednesday in a video for The Players' Tribune:

Craig Kimbrel Trade Just Beginning for Red Sox as Farm Still Stacked to the Brim

Given his history of wheeling and dealing, it was a matter of when, not if, Boston Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski would make his first big winter trade.

As it turns out, he didn't even wait for winter to officially begin.

MLB Trade Rumors: Latest Buzz on Jonathan Lucroy, Starlin Castro, Clay Buchholz

Free agency is hogging most MLB headlines with players eligible to sign with teams as early as Friday, but there is still plenty of buzz on potential trades that could contribute to the personnel shifts among the baseball landscape.

Here is a glance at the latest names rumored on the trade market in the young offseason.

Red Sox Have All the Buying Power on the Upcoming MLB Trade Market

There's an old—and erroneous—cliche about the Chinese symbol for "crisis" being the same as the one for "opportunity."

In the case of the Boston Red Sox, truer words were never spoken.

John Farrell's Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in Remission

Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell has been away from the team since Aug. 14 after being diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, but terrific news trickled in Thursday when the organization announced his cancer is in remission.     

Swihart Becomes 1st Boston Rookie Since 1998 to Hit 2 Homers in Bronx

Boston Red Sox catcher Blake Swihart hit a pair of home runs in Wednesday's 10-4 win over the New York Yankees, becoming the first Red Sox rookie since Jason Varitek (a fellow catcher) in 1998 to hit multiple homers in a game at Yankee Stadium, per Sportsnet Stats.

Sam Kennedy to Become Red Sox President: Latest Comments, Reaction

The Boston Red Sox announced Sunday that Sam Kennedy, the team's chief operating officer, will be taking over as club president on Oct. 16. He'll inherit the position from Larry Lucchino, who will remain with the franchise as the president/CEO emeritus and as part of the ownership group.

Poll

Best of the American League:

Recent blog posts