MLB Rumors: Red Sox Mentioned As Possible Landing Spot For Yasiel Puig — NESN.com

The Red Sox reportedly are interested in adding some star power to their outfield. Boston is among a handful of teams “mentioned as possibilities” to sign free agent Yasiel Puig, MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reported Thursday night during “MLB Tonight”. Heyman identified the San Francisco Giants, Tampa Bay Rays and San Diego Padres as other…

MLB Rumors: Red Sox Mentioned As Possible Landing Spot For Yasiel Puig — NESN.com

Ron Roenicke Reveals Red Sox Players Have Tested Positive For COVID-19 — NESN.com

The Red Sox did not enter MLB Summer Camp with a clean bill of health. Boston manager Ron Roenicke on Friday announced multi players recently tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2. Roenicke revealed neither who tested positive nor how many players tested positive, citing HIPAA laws and Major League Baseball rules, respectively.…

Ron Roenicke Reveals Red Sox Players Have Tested Positive For COVID-19 — NESN.com

The Red Sox did not enter MLB Summer Camp with a clean bill of health. Boston manager Ron Roenicke on Friday announced that some players recently tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2. Roenicke revealed neither who tested positive nor how many players tested positive, citing HIPAA laws and Major League Baseball rules, respectively. However, Roenicke did disclose that left-handed pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez did not report to camp Friday after recently being around someone who was sick. Rodriguez’s COVID-19 test results had not come in as of early Friday afternoon.

Here’s everything you need to know, via The Boston Herald’s Jason Mastrodonato and MLB.com’s Ian Browne:

Red Sox manager Ron Roenicke: We do have some positive tests. — Jason Mastrodonato (@JMastrodonato) July 3, 2020 Ron Roenicke said he can’t mention how many positive tests there were, per MLB rules. — Ian Browne (@IanMBrowne) July 3, 2020 (ERod told Roenicke it was OK to mention his name, which is why he did. Roenicke was suggesting generally he doesn’t want to mention names.)

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Ex-Boston Red Sox Manager, Executive Eddie Kasko Dies At Age 88 — NESN.com

A familiar face from the Boston Red Sox family has passed away. The team announced Wednesday night that Eddie Kasko has died at age 88. His 89th birthday was just three days away. Kasko spent 29 seasons in the Red Sox organization, first as a player in 1966 before becoming a minor league manager from…

Ex-Boston Red Sox Manager, Executive Eddie Kasko Dies At Age 88 — NESN.com

Red Sox Player Tests Positive For Coronavirus, Remains Asymptomatic — NESN.com

COVID-19 has struck the Boston Red Sox one month before Major League Baseball is set to return. Chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom announced Wednesday during a Zoom conference call that a member of the team’s 40-man roster has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to The Boston Globe’s Alex Speier and MassLive’s Chris Cotillo. The…

Red Sox Player Tests Positive For Coronavirus, Remains Asymptomatic — NESN.com

Red Sox’s Sam Kennedy Believes MLB Has Resources To Overcome COVID-19 Outbreak — NESN.com

Major League Baseball and its players union on Tuesday night agreed on a return-to-play plan that entails a 60-game season and an extensive list of health and safety protocols. The extra measures certainly are necessary, as multiple teams around the league have reported players and staffers alike to have tested positive for COVID-19. And with…

Red Sox’s Sam Kennedy Believes MLB Has Resources To Overcome COVID-19 Outbreak — NESN.com

Major League Baseball and its players union on Tuesday night agreed on a return-to-play plan that entails a 60-game season and an extensive list of health and safety protocols. The extra measures certainly are necessary, as multiple teams around the league have reported players and staffers alike to have tested positive for COVID-19. And with spiking numbers of new cases reported in Florida and Arizona, teams will remain in their home markets for training camp. But, just like every other sport currently plotting out their returns, the possibility of a large outbreak of the virus raises important questions about whether or not the league can continue on. Sam Kennedy, however, thinks MLB has the pieces in place to continue play in that scenario. The president and CEO of the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday held a conference call with reporters, where he said he expects to see plenty of positive coronavirus tests across the league, and feels MLB has the resources to combat it, via Julian McWilliams of the Boston Globe. #RedSox President Sam Kennedy said they do expect positive Covid tests across he league but they believe they have the resources to be able to combat it. — Julian McWilliams (@byJulianMack) June 24, 2020

“Baseball is exactly the right thing now for our country,” Kennedy said, via NBC Sports Boston’s Raul Martinez. “We have the most robust health and safety protocol in all of North American Sports.” #RedSox president Sam Kennedy. “Baseball is exactly the right thing now for our country.” He added “we have the most robust health and safety protocol in all of North American sports.” — Raul Martinez (@RaulNBCBoston) June 24, 2020 At least, thinks look optimistic for the Red Sox in Massachusetts, where  numbers of new cases of COVID don’t match surging trends in other southern states.

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Astros’ sign-stealing scandal ‘not a two-man show,’ Cora says — Canoe

Alex Cora is accepting responsibility for his role in the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal, but he said Thursday that he is tired of the chatter that it was just he and then-player Carlos Beltran behind the infamous scheme. Particularly bothersome is that then-Houston general manager Jeff Luhnow fingered him as the ringmaster. “If there is […]

Astros’ sign-stealing scandal ‘not a two-man show,’ Cora says — Canoe

Red Sox employees “livid” over team pay cut plan — HardballTalk | NBC Sports

People making $100K are being treated the same as people making $500K under Boston’s pay cut plan

Red Sox employees “livid” over team pay cut plan — HardballTalk | NBC Sports

By Craig CalcaterraMay 30, 2020, 7:09 AM EDT12 Comments

Even Drellich of The Athletic reports that the Boston Red Sox are cutting the pay of team employees. Those cuts, which began to be communicated last night, apply to all employees making $50,000 or more. They are tiered cuts, with people making $50-99,000 seeing salary cut by 20%, those making $100k-$499,000 seeing $25% cuts and those making $500,000 or more getting 30% cuts.

Drellich reported that a Red Sox employee told him that “people are livid” over the fact that those making $100K are being treated the same way as those making $500K. And, yes, that does seem to be a pretty wide spread for similar pay cuts. One would think that a team with as many analytically-oriented people on staff could perhaps break things down a bit more granularly.

Notable in all of this that the same folks who own the Red Sox — Fenway Sports Group — own Liverpool FC of the English Premier League, and that just last month Liverpool’s pay cut/employee furlough policies proved so unpopular that they led to a backlash and a subsequent reversal by the club. That came after intense criticism from Liverpool fan groups and local politicians. Sox owner John Henry must be confident that no such backlash will happen in Boston.

As we noted yesterday, The Kansas City Royals, who are not as financially successful as the Boston Red Sox, have not furloughed employees or cut pay as a result of baseball’s shutdown in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Perhaps someone in Boston could call the Royals and ask them how they managed that.

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Watch Red Sox’s Moving Memorial Day Tribute At Empty Fenway Park — NESN.com

The 2020 Major League Baseball season is on pause, but that didn’t prevent the Boston Red Sox from honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice. The Red Sox went on with their Memorial Day tribute at Fenway Park on Monday without any players, coaches or fans in attendance at the ballpark. With the American flag…

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Watch Red Sox’s Moving Memorial Day Tribute At Empty Fenway Park — NESN.com

The 2020 Major League Baseball season is on pause, but that didn’t prevent the Boston Red Sox from honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice. The Red Sox went on with their Memorial Day tribute at Fenway Park on Monday without any players, coaches or fans in attendance at the ballpark. With the American flag draped over the Green Monster in left field, Medford, Mass. native Robert Bean, a retired member of the United States Marine Corps and National Guard, performed “Taps” in honor of those who lost their lives defending the U.S. You can watch the tribute in the video below: Today we salute, honor, and remember those who sacrificed everything for our nation. #MemorialDay pic.twitter.com/apY3Oxh86S — Red Sox (@RedSox) May 25, 2020

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Jon Lester Sure Sounds Open To Red Sox Return If Opportunity Arises — NESN.com

It feels like yesterday Jon Lester signed a six-year, $155 million contract with the Cubs, squashing any chance of the pitcher returning to the Red Sox in free agency months after Boston dealt him to the Oakland Athletics at the 2014 Major League Baseball trade deadline. In reality, however, it’s been more than half a…

Jon Lester Sure Sounds Open To Red Sox Return If Opportunity Arises — NESN.com

Alex Verdugo Says It’d Be ‘Crazy’ If Mookie Betts Never Played For Dodgers — NESN.com

It feels like a lifetime since the Boston Red Sox traded Mookie Betts to the Los Angeles Dodgers. As you likely may know, Betts and pitcher David Price were sent to the Dodgers on Feb. 11 in exchange for outfielder Alex Verdugo and prospects Jeter Downs and Connor Wong. All five players participated in spring…

Alex Verdugo Says It’d Be ‘Crazy’ If Mookie Betts Never Played For Dodgers — NESN.com
As you likely may know, Betts and pitcher David Price were sent to the Dodgers on Feb. 11 in exchange for outfielder Alex Verdugo and prospects Jeter Downs and Connor Wong. All five players participated in spring training before Opening Day was indefinitely postponed due to the COVID-19outbreak. And there’s a chance Betts, who’ll be a free agent following the 2020 season, might never play a game for the Dodgers depending on Major League Baseball’s decision regarding the season. On Monday, Verdugo weighed in on the possibility of that happening. “That would be pretty crazy,” Verdugo said, per MassLive’s Chris Cotillo. “That would be pretty nuts. I really haven’t thought about it much, but I think it’s tough. It’s a tough situation, if that is the scenario, for the Dodgers. That’s part of life. We can’t expect these things. I think for the Dodgers, that’s tough. That’s a tough deal. But everything happens for a reason.” It certainly would make for an unusual situation for Betts should the season be canceled. And while some suggest the season could begin as early as July, nothing is certain right now.

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David Ortiz does not see the punishment imposed on Boston as fair — archyde

Former player David Ortiz, criticized the punishment given by Major League Baseball (MLB) to Boston Red Sox, for the theft of signs carried out through videos in the 2018 season. Ortiz clearly said that what the Red Sox that year is what every organization in MLB they are currently doing and […]

David Ortiz does not see the punishment imposed on Boston as fair — archyde

Ortiz clearly said that what the Red Sox that year is what every organization in MLB they are currently doing and they just don’t see the punishment imposed as fair.

“They searched to see if they found Boston what happened in Houston, and basically not even close was the same, “said  Big daddy.

The team was sanctioned for violating the rules of the MLB and for giving an unequivocal use to the video room. Further, Red Sox lost the second-round pick from this year’s draft and suspended the video operator, J.T Watkins and the former team manager, Alex Cora.

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Ortiz was strong at the end of his speech saying that: “I don’t call it a trap. I think it was more an excuse than anything else, “he said. 

 It is being heavily criticized because they carried out this trap in 2018, the year where they won the World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Former Red Sox Manager Alex Cora Releases Statement About MLB Suspension — NESN.com

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred on Wednesday announced his ruling after a lengthy investigation into sign-stealing allegations against the 2018 Boston Red Sox. When the investigation was announced, manager Alex Cora and the team decided to mutually part ways. With the ruling, Cora was suspended for the entire 2020 season, but for his involvement…

Former Red Sox Manager Alex Cora Releases Statement About MLB Suspension — NESN.com