The Red Sox-Yankees rivalry had been missing something in recent years, but that’s all changed with one nine-figure defection.
The third of five thoughts about the fallout from Jacoby Ellsbury leaving the Red Sox to sign a seven-year, $153 million deal with the New York Yankees: The Boston-New York heat is back on.
2yWHDH-TV in Boston, quoting two Sox employees, said Josh Beckett, John Lackey and Jon Lester would take cups of beer into the dugout in late innings.
2yAccording to SI.com, Jed Hoyer -- an assistant to Theo Epstein for years in Boston -- may leave his job as Padres GM to work for Theo with the Cubs.
2yIt's all but certain that Theo Epstein will join the Cubs, but when? The Sox are adamant about certain prospects, but the Cubs aren't willing to deal them . . . yet.
2yA CSNNE.com original video detailing the CSN crew's opinions on Jon Lester opening up about the Red Sox clubhouse and Terry Francona.
2yThe Theo Epstein-to-the-Cubs announcement will have to wait even longer, according to multiple sources who say "significant work" still needs to be done to complete the deal.
2yTwo insiders, one from the clubhouse and one from management, say the behavior of Jon Lester, Josh Beckett, John Lackey -- and occasionally Clay Buchholz -- was irresponsible and disrespectful to Terry Francona.
2yEx-Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling says it's clear, based on what Lester told Peter Abraham, that the 2011 Sox had 'no leadership among the players whatsoever'