Why shouldn't the Red Sox trade Gonzalez to the Dodgers?

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Why shouldn't the Red Sox trade Gonzalez to the Dodgers?

Never a dull moment with this Red Sox team, eh?

Now, multiple reports say the Dodgers have been awarded a waiver claim for Adrian Gonzalez, meaning if the Red Sox want to, he can go to Los Angeles via see-ya-later or trade. Or, the Sox could pull him back and continue on business as usual (scary thought...)

But that leads us to our UNO's Sports Tonight Question of the Day.

Why shouldn't the Red Sox trade Adrian Gonzalez to the L.A. Dodgers?

Let us know in the comments section and be sure to tune into UNO's Sports Tonight at 6:30 p.m. to continue the discussion.

Ortiz quells comeback speculation: 'My playing time has expired'

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Ortiz quells comeback speculation: 'My playing time has expired'

Forget that cryptic Tweet to the Globe. David Ortiz isn't walking through that door, fans. At least not as a player.

"My playing time has already expired," Ortiz told ESPN Deportes. "Baseball is not something that you wake up today and you say, 'I'll play tomorrow.' Baseball is something that carries a lot of sacrifice, a lot of preparation, and there is a reason why we train the entire year to play it, practice every day, especially during the season, because it is a sport of consistency."

No one really thought he was contemplating a comeback, but last week he Tweeted this . . .

. . . and that raised hopes that he'd changed his mind.

Not so.

 

Red Sox avoid arbitration with Bogaerts, Holt with 1-year deals

Red Sox avoid arbitration with Bogaerts, Holt with 1-year deals

Facing a 1 p.m. Friday deadline to avoid arbitration, the Red Sox reportedly agreed to a one-year, $3.6 million deal with center field Jackie Bradley Jr., and also avoided hearings with six other players.

Shortstop Xander Bogaerts, utilityman Brock Holt, pitchers Joe Kelly, Robbie Ross Jr., Tyler Thornburgh and catcher Sandy Leon also agreed to one-year deals.

Terms of the deals were not announced.

It leaves left-handers Fernando Abad and Drew Pomeranz as the only arbitration-eligible Red Sox without a deal.