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Going, going, gone? Saluting four Red Sox who probably won’t return

The 2018 Red Sox, it turns out, stayed together one year too long. But that's about to change.The ugly, painful, unwieldy dismantling process will begin with some light pruning before the really tough decisions - Mookie Betts, J.D. Martinez - must be confronted. Unless ownership has decided that both must go in

Mookie Betts and the $35 million question — is anyone worth that much?

The question shouldn't be if Mookie Betts is worth $30 million a year, but this:Is anyone?Look across baseball, and the game's longest, largest contracts consistently crap out. Presumed AL MVP Mike Trout, who signed a historic 12-year, $430 million deal, is an exception, because of course he is. Until a foot

Yankees exec Tim Naehring admits he’d consider open Red Sox GM job

The New York Yankees rarely deal with the Boston Red Sox. But could one of their top executives switch sides in the historic rivalry?Yankees vice president of baseball operations Tim Naehring apparently isn't ruling out the possibility.Naehring, who has emerged as a general manager candidate after serving as Brian Cashman's

Yankees end Boston’s three-year run atop AL East, win 5-0

BOSTON (AP) -- The music blared in the clubhouse behind the door to manager Aaron Boone's office - ''New York, New York'' was playing through the speakers, and a few voices could be heard joining in on the lyrics.The New York Yankees had an extra reason to be happy after

Torres, Tauchman, Judge homer, Yankees beat Boston 10-5

BOSTON (AP) -- The Bronx Bombers have a new record for home runs and 18 games still to go.Gleyber Torres, Mike Tauchman, Aaron Judge hit home runs as the New York Yankees broke the franchise record for homers in a season Sunday night in a 10-5 win over the Red

Yankees troll Red Sox after sweep with ‘Boston’ clubhouse celebration

The New York Yankees may have just sunk their rivals, and they're happy to spread the news.After completing a four-game sweep of the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium on Sunday night, the Yankees held a mini-celebration in their clubhouse that featured a notable soundtrack.In a deviation from the normal post-win playlist,

After standing pat, Yankees, Red Sox to face off again

As the minutes ticked off toward Wednesday's trade deadline, an obvious area of need for the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees pertained to pitching.In Boston's case, it was a need for some bullpen reinforcement to a group with a collective ERA of 4.54. In New York's case,

Germán (9 Ks), Yankees beat Red Sox 9-6, avoid 4-game sweep

BOSTON (AP) -- The visiting manager's office at Fenway Park pulsed like a Lansdowne Street nightclub, and the sound of players shouting could be heard through the closed door.''Obviously, that's a happy room,'' manager Aaron Boone said after his New York Yankees beat the rival Red Sox 9-6 on Sunday

MLB rumors: Asking prices ‘enormous’ as trade deadline approaches

The MLB non-waiver trade deadline is nearly two weeks away, and the high asking prices for the top players rumored to be available likely is one reason why we haven't seen any blockbuster deals made at this point.ESPN's Buster Olney reported Sunday an update on the state of the trade market.•

MLB rumors: Red Sox not only AL East team interested in Zack Wheeler trade

MLB rumors: Red Sox not only AL East team interested in Zack Wheeler trade originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.comThe Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees both need to upgrade their starting pitching before the July 31 non-waiver MLB trade deadline, and it appears these rivals both are targeting the same New

Red Sox now tied for AL lead in come-from-behind victories

Red Sox now tied for AL lead in come-from-behind victories originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.comOn Thursday evening, the Boston Red Sox were able to notch a come-from-behind victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. Tied 7-7 in the ninth inning, Marco Hernandez cracked a solo home run -- the third of his

Yankees rule Britannia, complete London sweep of Red Sox

LONDON (AP) -- Britain treasures tradition, and the New York Yankees wrapped up Major League Baseball's first trip to Europe with one of their sport's classic customs: a late-inning pinstriped comeback.Gary Sanchez hit a go-ahead, two-run single in a nine-run seventh , and the Yankees overcome a four-run deficit to

LeMahieu, Yankees look to dump Red Sox again

After another big game by DJ LeMahieu, New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone offered a succinct explanation about his leadoff hitter."He's out there to rip your heart out," Boone said.LeMahieu may not have quite ripped anyone's heart out Friday, but he continued to produce in a season when the Yankees

Blazing-hot Yankees to host Red Sox in key series

When they last convened at Yankee Stadium, the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees possessed losing records and were off to sluggish starts.Both teams own winning records, but the Yankees are rolling and they can start widening their lead over the Red Sox in the AL East even further

Where things stand a quarter of the way into the season

The season is a quarter of the way through, more or less. Let’s see what, if anything, we’ve learned, what, if anything, we were super wrong about and what, if anything, is happening just like we expected it to happen.The American League Playoff PictureIf the season ended today, the AL

Red Sox sign former Yankees first-round pick to minor-league contract

Red Sox sign former Yankees first-round pick to minor-league contract originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.comThe Boston Red Sox have no intentions of blowing up their roster, but they did make one transaction during their off day.The Red Sox have signed left-handed reliever Jeremy Bleich to a minor league contract, the team confirmed

Rivalry regressed? Red Sox, Yankees will make dubious history Tuesday

Rivalry regressed? Red Sox, Yankees will make dubious history Tuesday originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.comThe Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees combined to win 208 games in 2018. Both entered 2019 as legitimate World Series contenders.Through nearly three weeks of the MLB season, they've been anything but.The Red Sox enter

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