Following Former Red Sox: 2014

InsideTheParker

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Guthrie is half Japanese, so he may be getting in touch w/ his mother's roots. 
 
Also, re the above, I didn't know the game I watched from the sixth on was an exhibition, and I wasn't really criticizing Farrell, just noting what happened. Boy, am I glad the days of Franklin Morales, Red Sock, are over.
 

DanoooME

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Reymond Fuentes traded to the Royals for LHP Kyle Bartsch.  Both are 23, but Fuentes was in AAA by the end of the year, while Bartsch was a college kid pitching decently in relief in High-A.  Not sure what the Padres gained from this unless they needed the 40-man spot that badly.
 

MakMan44

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https://twitter.com/ChrisCotillo/status/540698181001302016
 
Dice is back in Japan. 
 

Smiling Joe Hesketh

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Rudy Pemberton said:
Man, that was tough to read. So sad.
I was going to make an awful joke regarding his coaching at 3b, but this made me hold up on that:
 
 
At this writing, Wendell Kim (shown in picture, left, in a more recent picture with a care giver) can no longer walk, speak, or perform any tasks for himself. He lives in a home that specializes in caring for people with his needs. His condition had somewhat stabilized, but recently he has taken a turn for the worse.

“Unfortunately, there is no miracle cure for him as the disease has progressed so far,” said Weber.

His family visits him often, but he likely does not remember them.
 
That's awful.
 

nattysez

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Lavarnway claimed by the Dodgers.  This may mean bad things for FedX, the last former Sox C prospect who the Dodgers picked up.
 
https://twitter.com/TimBritton/status/540951488735244288
 

vadertime

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Minor league deals from former Sox:
 
Jose Del Torre signs with Reds.   Nuiman Rommero signs with Oakland.  https://twitter.com/MattEddyBA/status/540961551071453184
 
Justin Germano signs with Seattle.  https://twitter.com/TNT_Mariners/status/540981234344542208
 

soxhop411

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“@kengurnick: Former manager Grady Little, out of baseball since leaving the Dodgers after the 2007 season, is now a senior advisor for the Pirates.”
 

mabrowndog

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Jed Lowrie will sign a 3-year deal with HOU worth $23M. It includes a $6M club option with a $1M buyout.
 
If the Astros exercise it, over the four years Jed Fucking Lowrie will have been paid about $2M less than the ~$30M Dustin Pedroia earned from his MLB debut through the 2013 season.
 

Plympton91

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$5 million for Capuano on top of $10 million for Anderson. If I had a boy I would tie his right arm behind his back and force him to lefthanded.
 

MakMan44

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Plympton91 said:
$5 million for Capuano on top of $10 million for Anderson. If I had a boy I would tie his right arm behind his back and force him to lefthanded.
:rolling:
 
Ryan Kalish is a Blue Jay per Rotoworld
 

E5 Yaz

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George Kottaras adds the White Sox to his collection of suitcase stickers
 

judyb

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It doesn't annoy me, but how do they always have 40 man roster space with that loaded farm system?
 

vadertime

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Peavy re-signs with San Fran.  2 years $24 million.
 
Peavy will receive a $4 million signing bonus, $7 million next season and $13 million in 2016. The deal includes a full no-trade provision and award bonuses.
 
Peavy would receive $100,000 each for NL MVP or World Series MVP, $75,000 for NL Championship Series MVP, $25,000 for All-Star selection, $50,000 for a Gold Glove or Silver Slugger award and $250,000 for winning the Cy Young Award. There are also bonuses for finishing in the top five in Cy Young voting.
 
http://sports.yahoo.com/news/ap-source-peavy-agrees-24m-deal-stay-giants-150859335--mlb.html;_ylt=AwrBT9C5i5dUQCUAmyhXNyoA
 

vadertime

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Michael Bowden signs minor league deal with Reds after spending 2014 in Japan.  Hope he gets to stick around, he's been effective since becoming a reliever and while he'll never be an all star  he is a guy that you can count some  decent relief innings.
 
 
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Reds?src=hash">#Reds</a> with a couple interesting minor league signings: RHP Michael Bowden and LHP Jose Mijares.</p>&mdash; Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChrisCotillo/status/547866767410724864">December 24, 2014</a></blockquote>
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Lose Remerswaal said:
I'm sure our resident photographer won't mind me showing her picture of a young Michael Bowden with a young Justin Masterson here:
 
 
You will have a very hard time finding two better human beings in the game of baseball.
 

mabrowndog

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The Yankees acquire RHRP David Carpenter from the Braves (for Manny Banuelos).
 
Carpenter was part of the compensation exchange between the Sox & Jays when Boston hired John Farrell (with IF Mike Aviles going to TOR). The Sox DFA'd Carpenter later that winter, tried to pass him through waivers, and the Braves claimed him. He's first-year arb-eligible after putting up a 67/16 K/BB and .256/.310/.353/.663 opponents' line in 61 IP last year.