Michael Felger says Cole Hamels is the final piece of the 2015 Red Sox' puzzle and they need to make the deal for him, even if it means parting with Mookie Betts.
Even though one A.L. talent evaluator believes the Phillies are motivated to trade Cole Hamels before the start of the season, the Red Sox are willing to hold out for their price.
MLB's new speed-up rules continue to be the talk of Red Sox camp, where David Ortiz again expresses his displeasure with the changes, this time to John Farrell.
2yIn Chicago, when they look at Kevin Youkilis they don't see a 33-year-old, oft-injured player in decline; they see a 2011 All-Star. So they think Sunday's trade was highway robbery.
2yAaron Cook's second start with the Red Sox goes much smoother than the first one does, as Cook goes five innings giving up three runs two earned on six hits.
2yCody Ross has rejoined the Red Sox with a bang -- and many bombs. He parked two more home runs on Sunday en route to Boston's 9-4 win over the Braves.
2yBraves third baseman Chipper Jones has had quite the career in Atlanta, but this is his last season in the big leagues, and he's excited to close one chapter in his life and start the next.
2yThe Red Sox got two homers from Cody Ross and beat the Braves in their series finale, 9-4. The biggest cheers, though, were saved for Kevin Youkilis whose playing days in Fenway appear to be over.
2yThe Red Sox placed pitcher Clay Buchholz on the 15-day disabled list with what manager Bobby Valentine called a gastrointestinal situation.
2yThe Red Sox are discussing potential trades involving Kevin Youkilis with five other teams, according to a source.