The Red Sox had any number of candidates when hiring a new hitting coach. They chose Chili Davis, John Farrell said, because he represented an "ideal fit.''
By many metrics, baseball is thriving. But not on national TV, where the World Series can't outdraw a regular-season football game.
Three Red Sox players were named finalists Thursday for 2014 Gold Gloves: second baseman Dustin Pedroia, left fielder Yoenis Cespedes and center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr.
2yThe Sox find their replacement for Jonathan Papelbon after trading for A's closer Andrew Bailey. The move works for the Sox for a number of reasons.MORE: Thumbs up for Cherington Profile: Miles Head
2yBen Cherington is drawing raves -- on Twitter, at least -- for his acquisition of Andrew Bailey (and Ryan Sweeney) from Oakland for Josh Reddick and a pair of Class A minor-leaguers. From Foxsports.com's Ken Rosenthal: Love deal for RedSox if Bailey stays healthy. Rival...
2yThe Japanese pitchers are close in age, posting fees in excess of 50 million comparisons Daisuke Matsuzaka might begin, but scout Mike Brown thinks that may be where the comparisons end.
2yOne of the challenges for new pitching coach Bob McClure is to figure out the best place for pitchers like Daniel Bard and Alfredo Aceves.
2yBob McClure is no dummy. When his mom told him she'd kill him if he didn't consider the Red Sox' pitching coach position, he quickly accepted.
2yAlex Ochoa is a surprise addition to the Red Sox coaching staff. The ex-outfielder is named first-base coach, joining fellow newcomers Bob McClure pitching coach and Jerry Royster first-base coach.
2yWell, no one ever said it wouldn't be a fun ride with Bobby V. He's only a month into the job and, apparently, Bobby Valentine is being dissed by one of his key players. By all accounts, Carl Crawford -- who, it appears, hasn't forgotten some harsh criticisms leveled by...