Boston Red Sox

Rick Porcello was in Boston on Friday, where he said he couldn't have chosen a better team to get traded to than the Red Sox.
The sports betting site Bovada lists the Red Sox as favorites to win the A.L. pennant, and WEEI's Kirk Minihane finds that, uh, surprising.
The Red Sox have traded Will Middlebrooks to the Padres for catcher Ryan Hanigan, according to multiple reports.