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.
1yBobby Valentine may not be pushing his players' buttons the way we thought he would, but he has proven to have a superb eye for knowing where players will succeed.
1yThe Red Sox have locked up their top pick of this year's draft with a signing bonus of just over 2 million.
1yBobby Valentine's passive-aggressive sniping at Clay Buchholz could be an example of why ESPN's Buster Olney says 'it's hard to imagine another group with more tension than the Red Sox have right now'.
1yDaniel Nava laid down a perfect suicide squeeze in Sunday's win over the Cubs, but it came because he couldn't swing fully with his sore left hand.
1yScott Podsednik and Kevin Youkilis both left Sunday's game against the Cubs with a groin and toe injury, respectively, but manager Bobby Valentine doesn't think they are serious.
1yRyan Kalish had a wild 24 hours, going from Buffalo with the PawSox to Chicago with the Red Sox and inserted into the starting lineup. But Kalish came up big in the game, making it all worthwhile.
1yFelix Doubront hasn't started a game in three years, but you wouldn't know it by the way he pitched in his five innings of work on Sunday. Doubront made good on Bobby Valentine's "hunch" that he could do the job.