Friday, October 31, 2014
the Red Sox declined a $4 million option on the left-handed reliever today. Breslow will become a free agent upon a $100,000 buyout by the team. The 34-year old port-sider had an off year in 2014—going 2-4 with a 5.96 ERA. Boston could still bring back Breslow at a lower amount, but the emergence of other left-handed options in the bullpen will probably prevent that.
"hopes" to get a chance to talk to former Boston ace Jon Lester about a new free agent contract. Specifically, BenCher said, "We know him well and hope we get a chance to talk to him. I'm sure he'll talk to others and I'm sure we'll talk to others. We just have to get into the offseason and see what comes of it." As abstract as this is, it's the best piece of Lester-related news in weeks. It sure beat a granola bar in our Trick or Treat bag.
Daisuke Matsuzaka may experience this hardball truism soon, as he has a contract offer from a Japanese team. The Pacific League Champion Fukuoa Softbank Hawks have offered Dice-K a four-year contract—said to be worth $3.58 million per year. Currently with the New York Metropolitans, Matsuzaka has a very specific desire in mind next year, "I want to start." Good luck, buddy.
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Thursday, October 30, 2014
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
|Lopez With A Young Fan (FenwayNation Photo)|
|Blake Swihart (Exclusive FenwayNation Photo)|
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014
they pulled in more viewers in their 2013 World Series than the current one has. Games 4 and 5 in 2013 yielded a whopping 7.2 million more viewers than the corresponding 2014 tilts. Last year's clinching Game 6 at Fenway Park pulled in almost 20 million viewers (19.2 million). Tonight's Game 6 might not even get half that number. The rest of the country may hate us, but they love to watch us.