Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington says he knew there was a chance Jacoby Ellsbury would sign with the Yankees, because there was a 'range' the Sox weren't willing to go beyond.
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.
1yKevin Youkilis is back on the field for the Red Sox, but will be playing at first base. That's fine by him, he says.
1yRed Sox outfielders are no strangers to the disabled list, and that now included Cody Ross foot and Ryan Sweeney concussion. But the news on their expected recoveries is good.
1yThe Sox will use Adrian Gonzalez in right field tonight with Kevin Youkilis at first and Will Middlebrooks at third, but Bobby Valentine says it's not a permanent arrangement.
1yYoukilis will be in the lineup Tuesday night at first base, with Adrian Gonzalez playing right field.
1yPeople don't see him as a leader, because publicly, he's never really been one.
1yDavid Ortiz is very angry because he thinks people in the media -- and in the Red Sox front office -- don't consider him a leader.
1yThe Red Sox outfield is so depleted that they have recalled Scott Podsednik to the major league club.