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Nick Cafardo | Red Sox Mailbag

Ask Nick: Will the Red Sox trade for Jordan Zimmermann?

With the Nationals having a surplus of starting pitching, readers want to know if Boston could pry one away?

Red Sox avoid arbitration with Rick Porcello and Junichi Tazawa

Porcello agreed to a one-year, $12.5 million deal, while Tazawa agreed to a one-year deal worth $2.25 million

Alex Speier

Red Sox’ farm system deep in lefthanded starters

Lefties Eduardo Rodriguez, Brian Johnson, and Edwin Escobar are taking part in the Red Sox’ Rookie Development Program.

Alex Speier

With top prospects, Red Sox have been selling low lately

Some prospects could have returned bigger gains if the Red Sox hadn’t waited to move them.

Red Sox complete trade of minor leaguers with Nationals

Boston sent catcher Dan Butler to Washington in exchange for lefthanded pitcher Danny Rosenbaum.

Red Sox create new behavioral health department

Dr. Richard Ginsburg of Mass. General will head the new department, which focuses on sports psychology and neuro-scouting.

Nick Cafardo | Red Sox Mailbag

Ask Nick: Should Red Sox get a young ace, or a veteran?

Alex Cobb of the Rays is an intriguing option for the Red Sox, but might only be available via a blockbuster deal.

Alex Speier

What would Pedro Martinez be worth in today’s market?

If Pedro in his prime was a free agent right now, it’s possible he would command a record contract and also be well worth it.

Boston loved Pedro Martinez, and the feeling was mutual

The Dominican righthander, voted into baseball’s Hall of Fame Tuesday, relished the electric atmosphere at his must-see starts at Fenway Park.

The Hall of Fame awaits Pedro Martinez

One of baseball’s greatest pitchers is expected to be informed of his election Tuesday afternoon.

Peter Abraham | Around the Horn

Around the Horn: At DH, nobody better than David Ortiz

David Ortiz is a seven-time winner of the Edgar Martinez Outstanding DH Award, two more times than Martinez.

Nick Cafardo | Sunday Baseball Notes

Despite losses, Orioles still perched on top in AL East

The Orioles remain at the head of the class — but they may not be that far ahead of the rest of the pack.

New Red Sox catcher Ryan Hanigan happy to return home

Hanigan, who played high school ball in Andover, was acquired by the Padres Friday and then dealt to the Red Sox.

Red Sox optimistic of reliever Craig Breslow returning

Breslow, 34, is coming off the worst season of his career, but he says he’s healthy and ready to rebound.


Red Sox trade Will Middlebrooks to Padres

The Sox filled a need by acquiring veteran catcher Ryan Hanigan, an Andover High product.

Rick Porcello ready to make new memories at Fenway Park

The Red Sox’ new pitcher knows his first outing in Boston back in 2009 will always be remembered for his fight with Kevin Youkilis.

Rick Porcello ‘thrilled’ to be with Red Sox

Porcello held the Red Sox to one run over eight innings in a start for the Tigers in May at Fenway.

Rick Porcello ready to make new memories at Fenway Park

The Red Sox’ new pitcher knows his first outing in Boston back in 2009 will always be remembered for his fight with Kevin Youkilis.


Longtime Red Sox scout Bill Enos dies at 94

Enos spent eight decades in pro ball and signed Rich Gedman and John Tudor, among others.


Jon Lester’s officially a Cub, and it’s time to move on

The lefthander explained his free agency decision, whether Red Sox fans like it or not, at his introduction in Chicago.

Red Sox saw value in Justin Masterson, Wade Miley

The newly acquired pitchers had poor seasons in 2014, but the Sox discovered the reasons behind their performances.


Ben Cherington: Dealing Yoenis Cespedes ‘made sense’

Cherington said he spoke to “many” teams about Cespedes in recent weeks.

Nick Cafardo | On Baseball

Now it’s time for Red Sox to go get an ace

The acquisitions of Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez give the Red Sox a solid foundation, but adding a front-end starting pitcher will get them to the next level.

Dan Shaughnessy

In Jon Lester debacle, Red Sox blew it in epic fashion

The Red Sox badly botched the negotiation with a player they had an advantage with, and now will likely have to settle for far less.

Red Sox trade for Rick Porcello, sign Justin Masterson

The Red Sox sent Yoenis Cespedes to the Tigers for Rick Porcello, and agreed to a one-year contract with free agent pitcher Justin Masterson.

Red Sox close to deal for Diamondbacks’ Wade Miley

The Red Sox would part with Rubby De La Rosa, Allen Webster, and a minor leaguer to be determined in the deal.


There’s a lot to wonder about Red Sox strategy on Lester

The Jon Lester Saga will go down as one of the strangest chapters in Red Sox history — and that’s saying a lot.


Red Sox lost an ace who should’ve been in their hand

The Red Sox’ initial four-year, $70 million offer alienated Jon Lester to the point of no return.

Nick Cafardo | On baseball

Red Sox need new pitching pieces — and have ways to get them

Other pitchers are available, and the Red Sox have the trade pieces or money to obtain them.

Red Sox can ‘learn from the process,’ GM Ben Cherington says

General manager Ben Cherington discussed the negotiations after Jon Lester rejected a $135 million offer from the Sox.

Jon Lester tweets about his ‘extremely difficult decision’

Lester had a message for Red Sox Nation in the aftermath of agreeing to a $155 million deal with the Cubs.

Nick Cafardo | On baseball

How the Red Sox lost Jon Lester to the Cubs

In the end, Lester did go to the highest bidder. Most players do. He turned out to be no different than anyone else.

Jon Lester eliminates Giants from consideration

Ben Cherington said the Red Sox are waiting for Jon Lester’s decision amid reports that he is considering offers from the Sox and Cubs.

Giants official says Red Sox and Cubs are front-runners for Jon Lester

The team’s assistant general manager said San Francisco believes it is in the “back seat” on the negotiations for the lefthander.

Red Sox make offer to pitcher Justin Masterson

The righthander started his major league career in Boston before a trade to Cleveland in 2009.

Income tax rates could play role in Jon Lester decision

Bids by the Dodgers and Giants would likely have to account for higher state income taxes in California.

Will Middlebrooks at a crossroads with Red Sox

After two injury-filled seasons, plus the Sox’ addition of Pablo Sandoval, Middlebrooks might need a fresh start elsewhere.


Andrew Miller agrees to four-year deal with Yankees

The lefthanded reliever started last season with the Red Sox and then was traded to the Orioles.

Paul Swydan | Statistically Thinking

Who should play where for Red Sox in 2015?

The Red Sox have 27 players vying for 13 spots in the lineup right now. Paul Swydan sorts out the options and shares his best alignment.


Market for Jon Lester is exploding

It’s plausible the lefthander would exceed the $147 million over six years that Dodgers righty Zack Greinke received.

David Ortiz hopeful that Jon Lester returns to Red Sox

At his charity event in the Dominican Republic, Ortiz said the lefthander is exactly what the Sox need.

Market for Jon Lester keeps growing with new teams in mix

According to reports, the Dodgers may be bidding for the lefthander and driving his price even higher.

Nick Cafardo | On Baseball

What are best choices for Red Sox on pitching market?

Jon Lester remains the top priority, but Cole Hamels, Johnny Cueto, and Jeff Samardzija are among the options for the Red Sox.

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Red Sox still in hunt for Andrew Miller

The agent for the lefty reliever said reports the Red Sox were out of the running were “not true.”


Jon Lester taking his time as he weighs his decision

The free agent lefthander met with the Giants Monday, and they have a lot to offer.


Pedro Martinez, Bill Belichick, and other picked-up pieces

Dan Shaughnessy weighs in on the passing of Dick Bresciani, Bill Belichick as a witness in the Aaron Hernandez case, and Pedro Martinez.

Jon Lester meeting with Giants on Monday

The free agent lefthander has already met with four other teams as he gathers information to make his final decision.

Peter Abraham | Beat Writer’s Notebook

Which players should Red Sox trade? Here’s a guide

From the untouchables to the players who could be part of any deal, Peter Abraham takes a look at the chips the Red Sox are playing with this offseason.

Longtime Red Sox publicist Dick Bresciani dies

Dick Bresciani was the foremost authority on team history and helped craft the rules for retiring a player’s number.


Teams throwing their best pitches at Jon Lester

The Red Sox seem to be the front-runners for Lester, but the Cubs, among others, make sense for him, too.

Red Sox introduce Pablo Sandoval, Hanley Ramirez

The Red Sox introduced Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval, and both said their eyes were on baseball’s biggest prize.

Nick Cafardo | On Baseball

As Red Sox beef up lineup, still plenty of pitching options

Red Sox fans should not assume adding bats prevents the team from getting top-tier pitching.


Red Sox open wallets, themselves to new risk

The additions of Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval represent an encouraging shift that shows the team will take risks.

Nick Cafardo | On Baseball

As Red Sox beef up lineup, still plenty of pitching options

Red Sox fans should not assume that adding offense prevents them from getting top-tier pitching.


Four teams seem to be in mix for Pablo Sandoval

The Red Sox and Giants have pushed hard for Sandoval, but the Padres and Blue Jays are interested, too.

Red Sox make offers to Jon Lester, Pablo Sandoval

According to a major league source, the Red Sox offered Lester between $110 million and $120 million over six years.

Jon Lester to meet with Atlanta Braves

Lester and his family live in the Atlanta suburbs, making the Braves an intriguing option for the 30-year-old.

Rotation is main priority of Red Sox’ offseason

Our series of position-by-position status reports begins with an assessment of their options for the starting pitching rotation.


Red Sox interested in Korean lefty Hyeon-jong Yang

Yang, a 26-year-old, was the top pitcher in the Korea Baseball Organization this season.

Red Sox want Pablo Sandoval to visit Boston

The team and the free agent third baseman are exploring the possibility of a face-to-face meeting, perhaps next week.

Peter Abraham | Analysis

Why the Red Sox should re-sign Jon Lester

The search for top-line starting pitching is uncertain, and that’s all the more reason for the Sox to admit they were wrong and sign Jon Lester.

Peter Abraham | Beat Writer’s Notebook

As general managers meet, Red Sox have plenty on their plate

Peter Abraham goes around the horn for updates on a number of issues concerning the Red Sox.

Ben Cherington believes a Red Sox reunion with Jon Lester possible

The Red Sox’ general manager told MLB Network Radio he expects to speak to the free agent lefthander’s agents.


Red Sox could be one of Pablo Sandoval’s best options

The Red Sox have made contact with the free agent third baseman’s representatives, and a formal meeting is planned.

Red Sox to meet with Pablo Sandoval’s agents at GM meetings

The Red Sox have already made contact with the free agent third baseman’s representatives, and a formal meeting is planned.

Dustin Pedroia wins fourth Gold Glove

After one of his best seasons in the field, Pedroia was honored as the top second baseman in the AL for the second year in a row.

Red Sox free up two spots on 40-man roster

Infielder Jonathan Herrera has become a free agent and Carlos Rivero was claimed on waivers by the Mariners.

Red Sox great Luis Tiant is on Hall of Fame’s Golden Era ballot

Tiant was one of 10 Golden Era candidates announced Thursday for a vote to be taken in December.

Longtime Fenway Park worker Al Forester dies at 91

Forester worked on the grounds crew and also drove the bullpen cart to bring relievers to the mound.

Longtime Fenway Park worker Al Forester dies at 91

Forester worked on the grounds crew and also drove the bullpen cart to bring relievers to the mound.

Three Red Sox are finalists for Gold Gloves

Dustin Pedroia, Jackie Bradley Jr., and Yoenis Cespedes are finalists for the awards, which recognize fielding excellence.

Chili Davis’s contract with Red Sox longer than John Farrell’s

The Red Sox needed to give their new hitting coach a three-year deal to keep him from signing with the Yankees.

Paul Swydan | Statistically Thinking

Red Sox bullpen just needs one key piece

The Red Sox have a solid foundation for their bullpen in 2015, and can make it great with one crucial move.


Yoenis Cespedes signs on with Jay-Z’s company

Adam Katz had represented Cespedes since the outfielder defected from Cuba in 2012.

Nick Cafardo | Red Sox Mailbag

Ask Nick: What exactly did Red Sox players do wrong?

We know the Red Sox played poorly in 2014. Now, Nick Cafardo examines the specific shortcomings of key players.


Why Red Sox fans should adopt these Orioles

The franchises are forever entwined, and with Boston out of the mix this year, you should root for Baltimore.

Paul Swydan | Statistically Thinking

Outlook isn’t great for Red Sox pitching rotation prospects

Stats projections for the 11 players currently in the mix for next year’s starting rotation only show a couple worth a back-end spot.

Peter Abraham | Beat Writer’s Notebook

It didn’t end well, but Josh Beckett made his mark in Boston

There’s no denying Beckett ultimately wore out his welcome with the Red Sox, but his contributions were significant.

Red Sox’ Torey Lovullo to interview for Twins managerial job

Boston’s bench coach interviewed with Houston, which hired someone else, and has received permission to interview with the Rangers as well.

Greg Colbrunn out as Red Sox hitting coach

The former major leaguer spent the last two seasons as Boston’s hitting coach.

Greg Colbrunn out as Red Sox hitting coach

The former major leaguer spent the last two seasons as Boston’s hitting coach.

David Ortiz looks for Red Sox to add offense

The designated hitter hopes the Sox’ offseason moves will produce more lineup help next season.

Paul Swydan | Statistically Thinking

What does the future hold for Dustin Pedroia?

Hitter aging curves developed by FanGraphs offer a glimpse of what may lie ahead for the Red Sox’ second baseman.

Paul Swydan | Statistically Thinking

What do stats project for Dustin Pedroia’s future?

Hitter aging curves developed by FanGraphs offer a glimpse of what may lie ahead for the Red Sox’ second baseman.

Which free agents fit the Red Sox’ needs?

The Red Sox need at least two starting pitchers and, ideally, a third baseman and catcher who bat lefthanded.


Clay Buchholz to have knee surgery

The knee injury didn’t prevent Buchholz from pitching this season, in which he made 28 starts.


Ben Cherington out to rebuild core, establish consistency

The goal is to get the Red Sox back to being a perennial 90-win team that will take its chances in the postseason.

Red Sox ticket prices going up and down for 2015

Prices for higher-demand games will increase, while those for lower-demand games will drop.

Red Sox pack up after lost season, in stark contrast to 2013

A team that flourished in 2013 because of its depth and chemistry lacked talent and focus this season.


Xander Bogaerts sits out idol’s final game

Bogaerts, who was dealing with a hamstring strain, ended the season hitting .240 with a .659 OPS.


Red Sox roster: Who stays? Who goes?

With a second last-place finish in three years finally over, Nick Cafardo outlines how the roster might change for 2015.

Yankees 9, Red Sox 5

Red Sox end season on a losing note

The Red Sox won the ceremony, as they so often do. But then as they so often did during this sidetracked season, the Sox then lost the game.

Dan Shaughnessy

One final time, Derek Jeter gets the job done

Jeter worked the count to 1-2 and did what he’s always done. He put the bat on the ball. He got the run home.

Derek Jeter, Yankees thrilled with Fenway Park sendoff

Red Sox players and Boston sports legends helped honor Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter at the final game of his career on Sunday.

At Fenway Park, fans get last glimpse of Derek Jeter

Many fans traveled far to be on hand for the final game of the Yankees captain’s 20-year career.

Game 162 preview: Derek Jeter in lineup as Yankees face Red Sox in season finale

The final game of Boston’s season begins at 1:35 p.m. on Sunday., wiht a pregame ceremony to honor Derek Jeter at 1 p.m.

Nick Cafardo | On baseball

Commissioner Bud Selig gets a farewell of his own

Selig spoke about having chills walking through Fenway Park before a pregame ceremony Saturday.


Red Sox crush Yankees

The Red Sox had 16 hits, five of them doubles, in the 10-4 win over New York.

Game 161 preview: Yankees at Red Sox

The Sox try to even their series against the Yankees with a 1:05 p.m. game.


Photos: Derek Jeter through the Globe lens

A look at some of the best shots of Derek Jeter through the years taken by Globe photographers.