Boston Red Sox prospects Triston Casas, Jeter Downs, Bobby Dalbec make Baseball America’s 2021 Top 100 list

Boston Red Sox prospects Triston Casas, Jeter Downs and Bobby Dalbec all made Baseball America’s Top 100 prospect list. Casas is ranked No. 47, Downs is No. 71 and Dalbec is No. 90. Baseball America wrote, “Casas is one of the team’s cornerstones for the future as he has preternatural hitting ability to go with his […]

Red Sox agree to one-year contract with outfielder Hunter Renfroe

BOSTON, MA — The Boston Red Sox today signed outfielder Hunter Renfroe to a one-year contract for the 2021 season. Red Sox Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom made the announcement. The Red Sox’ 40-man roster is now at 40. Renfroe, 28, hit at least 25 home runs in three consecutive seasons with the San Diego Padres from 2017-19. […]

Mookie Betts agrees to 12-year, $365 million extension with Dodgers

Star outfielder Mookie Betts and the Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed on a 12-year, $365 million extension that keeps the former American League MVP from reaching free agency this winter, sources told ESPN on Wednesday. Combined with the one-year, $27 million contract he’s currently playing out, Betts’ total comes to 13 years and $392 million. The deal tops the […]

These are the best gloves in the AL East

Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier might not be the most consistent hitter, but when you talk about his glove — oh my goodness — it’s second to none. He already has won three American League Gold Glove Awards during his six full seasons in the big leagues. The most recent came last year, when Kiermaier […]

Defensive metrics are confusing. So we asked a pro to explain how Red Sox fare

For this week’s Olde Towne podcast, we caught up with Sports Info Solutions’ Mark Simon (listen below) to discuss where the Red Sox stack up in some of the advanced metrics used to analyze defense. Simon, who previously worked as a researcher and data guru for ESPN’s “Baseball Tonight,” joined SIS in 2018. The company […]

Red Sox Rumors: 2-Time All-Star Jonathan Lucroy Agrees to Minor League Contract

The Boston Red Sox and catcher Jonathan Lucroy came to terms on a minor league contract Tuesday, according to MLB Network’s Jon Heyman. The 33-year-old has spent 10 seasons in the big leagues with the Milwaukee Brewers, Texas Rangers, Colorado Rockies, Oakland Athletics, Los Angeles Angels and Chicago Cubs. He was named an All-Star in 2014 and 2016. Last season, Lucroy split 104 games between the Angels […]

Adding Mookie Betts to the Dodgers’ lineup is almost unfair

The Los Angeles Dodgers’ pending acquisition of Mookie Betts and David Price from the Boston Red Sox for a package including two players from L.A.’s major league roster and no top prospects from their farm system makes the Dodgers massive favorites to win the National League pennant. It’s deserved. The trade has been held up, pending questions […]

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