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Ben Cherington

Benjamin P. Ben Cherington (born July 14, 1974, Meriden, New Hampshire) is an American professional baseball executive, the General Manager of the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball.

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Ben Cherington. Hm. I've heard of that guy. He works somewhere in the front office, I think. Right?
The Hot Stove Show momentum continues tonight on (6) with returning from assignment. Tonight's guest: Ben Cherington
Random January Musing: In ancient Rome, parades for victorious generals included a slave who whispered reminders of mortality in the General's ear; I propose we hire a man to follow Red Sox General Manager Ben Cherington around this offseason, whispering reminders in his ear that there is -never- such a thing as too much pitching. To make the point more memorable, we'll dress him up in Bronson Arroyo's old Sox uniform.
There are no perfect offseasons, though Boston Red Sox General Manager Ben Cherington came pretty close last offseason. Signing Ryan Dempster (4.57 ERA) to a two-year deal may not have been the best use of $26.5 million of ownership's money. And acquiring closer Joel Hanrahan backfired; he had...
Quite possibly my favorite gift of this holiday season, the Lego World Series Champion Boston Red Sox in Fenway Park has received a place of honor here in my office (complete with PRETTY accurate and personalized depictions of each and every beard). You may notice that has had his Jersey dishonorably retired and Wally is holding down center for the moment. (Drew is standing strong at SS for now, Ben Cherington) Huge thanks to Debbie Bruno Burrows and the Burrows family for the perfectly thoughtful gift!
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You should be. I'm a cross between Ben Cherington, Ted Williams, Greg Maddux Andrew Friedman and Earl Weaver.
you should though...but you will never have a gmail as good as Billy beane or Ben cherington or the nationals gm
Moneyball is such a good movie. Ben cherington is Billy beane 2.0 but with a bigger market.
I love the restraint GM Ben Cherington is showing this winter. Their deep farm system and overall flexibility is the envy of MLB.
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Love what Ben Cherington has done for the Sox over the winter -- going into 2014 with 6 legitimate starters plus depth in AAA plus 3 notable additions to a fairly strong and maturing bullpen (keep Uehara and Tazawa rested and not overworked). I'd like to see one more strong BAT, but realize that they might acquire that bat on July 31st.
The Turn around Ar­chi­tect Ben Cher­ing­ton —DougMost 'The Boston Globe' - 2013-12-22 It’s your second year running the company. Your first year was a disaster. You took charge of an organization you grew up idolizing in New Hampshire but that was reeling from an ugly scandal. With the stench of that mess still festering, you hired an outsider, a new leader who talked a good game but merely proceeded to turn the smell of horse manure into the smell of boiled cabbage. Desperate, you got rid of three stars who were grumpy and overpaid, and you fired the new manager after just one year. By now the fans who used to love this company, who used to cheer it through the summer and pay it more attention than they paid their own children, hate it. And they’re vowing to boycott it. Your job is on the line. So what do you do? You hire a group of less talented but hungrier and cheaper workers who promise to do whatever you want. You put your faith in team players, and you trust your proven performers to lea ...
Ben Cherington, Boston Red Sox Executive Vice President and General Manager, talks to Power Alley about the impact of losing Jacoby Ellsbury and hi...
In the fantasy world inside my head, the Yankees signed Ellsbury, and probably will end up signing Drew (I see Drew at 2 years for 21 Mil), what with the weakness inherent in their infield. Meanwhile John Henry and Ben Cherington has teamed up with Scott Boras in a double secret probation style circumstance, where both of them still hold allegiance to the SOX and will quietly and inconspicuously tank at their respective positions.
Red Sox manager John Farrell called the departure of Jacoby Ellsbury to the Yankees a jolt after the thrill of winning the World Series. But it was not unexpected. Ellsbury had steadfastly refused all entreaties to sign an extension with the Red Sox and entered free agency at a time when baseball is awash in revenues. That Ellsbury went to New York was a bit of a surprise. But if not the Yankees, it would have been another team. “When you get into free agency with a player of Jacoby’s caliber, you know going in that there’s probably a handful of spots where he could end up,” General Manager Ben Cherington said Wednesday. “Certainly New York is always going to be one of those potential spots. “We wish Jacoby well. He was obviously a really good player here in Boston. During the time he was here, he was a big part of two World Series teams. We would have loved to keep him. But we felt like there was an area, a range, we were willing to go to and the market just got past that.” That range was a ...
Boston Red Sox GM Ben Cherington says it's 'not altogether surprising' Jacoby ...
*** you John Lackey for redeeming yourself. This is really hard for me to say. Very, very hard for me to say... You're still an overpaid *** But I like you now. Theo Epstein, you're still overrated, but thanks for building this core so Ben Cherington can now take the praise for the 2013 World Series. Now you know how Dan Duquette feels. I've been a fan of Koji since he came over with Baltimore, and hopefully he can come back for one more year. Boo all you Jon Lester haters. Told you he was an ace. Have fun out west Ellsbury, you're up again Jackie Bradley, possibly with Matt Garza and Curtis Granderson. The latter a possibility if there's a chance today was Ortiz's last game. But great year for the Sox. Let's get 'em next year.
If Ben Cherington doesn't show up on Napoli's doorstep, shirtless with a case of beer and a live turkey this weekend, I won't be a happy fan
Cherington: Sox can be 'choosy' at catcher
Expect Sox to trade their abundance of pitching (Comcast SportsNet New England): So far, Ben Cherington has sa...
Red Sox exploring trade options behind the plateOver The MonsterThe Red Sox are exploring all their options to find their catcher for 2014 which Ben Cherington says has included talks with multiple teams about potential trades, according to Jason…
Dexter Fowler is on the trade block? Cherington, paging Mr. Ben Cherington.
GM Cherington: hope to add power but at best in AL .446 SLG mark, that's preference rather than necessity -
Ben Cherington: We're going to be choosy at catcher: Conor Frederick (
Red Sox GM Ben Cherington, at the Wang Theatre in Boston for the screening of MLB Productions’ World Series Film, discussed a few dimensions of how the offseason has taken shape to date.
Red Sox GM Ben Cherington’s break is over via My kind of holiday shopping.
GM Ben Cherington: Jarrod Saltalamacchia isn't the only catcher the Boston Red Sox are considering
Red Sox Looking to Add Someone to Left Side of Infield, According to Ben Cherington
The break is over for Ben Cherington. GM is into his free agent shopping mode
.GM & Executive of the Year Ben Cherington will speak at Baseball Night at Fenway on 1/22. Get your tickets
Ben Cherington’s offseason update on catching market, search for power hitter, potential trades of starting pitchers
Ben Cherington updates Sox' pursuit of catching, power, IF on left side and willingness to deal pitching via
Ben Cherington said he expected the catching market to move quickly given the clarity of the teams with a need at that posit…
Ben Cherington said team had drawn a lot of interest in trade market regarding their starters. Have 6 SP's right now.
Red Sox gm Ben Cherington said there's been a lot of trade talk concerning his starting pitchers
The Yankees have a five-year, $85 million deal in place with catcher Brian McCann. The deal includes a vesting option for a sixth season worth $15 million and a full no-trade clause. The Rangers and Rockies were players for McCann until the Yankees wrapped him up. For the Yankees, McCann will be a significant upgrade over Chris Stewart and Austin Romine. McCann, who turns 30 in February, hit .256 with a .796 OPS last season. The Red Sox were involved with the negotiations for McCann but did not approach that level of commitment according to major league sources. With Carlos Ruiz and McCann off the market, the Sox still have plentiful options for a catcher. They remain engaged with Jarrod Saltalamacchia, their primary catcher last season and now a free agent. Saltalamacchia is seeking a three-year contract but the Red Sox would prefer two. A.J. Pierzynski and Dioner Navarro also are free agents. Or they could pursue a trade, something General Manager Ben Cherington has hinted at. That McCann had a deal wit ...
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Privite dinner tonight at the Uclub for Ben Cherington (blog)Most Boston Red Sox fans have been operating under the assumption that Jacoby Ellsbury, the team's prolific base-stealer, leadoff hitter and center fielder is as good as gone this winter. Under General Manager Ben Cherington, the Red…
Hope to see everyone tonight at "A League of their Own: A Discussion with Tyler Tumminia and Ben Cherington on the Business of Minor and Major League Baseball." If you don't have a ticket be sure to pick one up before 4:00 today in the sport management office
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Dear Ben Cherington, please don't re-sign Ellsbury. That is all. Love, a realistic fan.
Don't forget to pick up your ticket to see Ben Cherington and Tyler Tumminia discuss their careers in the MLB and MiLB tomorrow night at 7:45 PM in Flavin Auditorium! Tickets are available today in the Sport Management Department office (Isenberg 236). You must have a ticket for entry so don't wait!
Daily Red Sox Links: Jacoby Ellsbury, Garin Cecchini, Ben CheringtonOver The MonsterToday's links look at what the MVP voting says about this Red Sox roster, how Boston's approach last winter can't be applied by every team, and new ticket pricing for…
"Red Sox GM Ben Cherington has acknowledged teams are inquiring about their rotation depth, but the Boston Herald's Michael Silverman notes there's an element missing from the starters' equation: a potential ace in his mid-20s. Silverman believes it will be close to impossible to acquire such a pitcher through trade or free agency, so the best bet is an internal option. Henry Owens, the 36th overall selection in the 2011 amateur draft, tops Silverman's list of future homegrown aces, as the 21-year-old left-hander posted a 2.67 ERA, 11.3 K/9, and 4.5 BB/9 in 135 innings (26 starts) across Boston's Class A Advanced and Double-A levels." source: MLBTradeRumors
Boston GlobeORLANDO — The General Managers meetings are always about information-gathering rather than actual deals. Toward that end, Red Sox GM Ben Cherington will come away from this year's meetings with the feeling that he can make himself one…
As the GM Meetings begin to wind down Ben Cherington is leaving with a good idea of what moves are likely to be on the horizon. It is becoming very evident that the Red Sox are likely to move on fr...
This is Ben Cherington's off-season and the rest of us are just living in it. Boston's Baseball Baby Einstein is playing it cooler than Mike Napoli strolling shirtless through the Back Bay with a heater in his mouth on a Saturday night.
C'mon, Red Sox fans, we're playing with house money here, championship-wise. Anyone who wants Ellsbury for over $20 million per year or wants to give him a six-year contract, you're welcome to the next coming of Carl Crawford. The Rangers want Napoli...Oh pleze take him...and maybe we'll go grab the better bargain, James Loney (who proved he can play in the AL East last year). And anyone who wants to give Stephen Drew more than 3-4 years for absurd money, sold! Now, I want to see Ben Cherington, who proved he can find bargain basement specials and unload ridiculous contracts, prove he's GM-Triple Threat and make the kind of Great Trade that brings a young, consistent slugger (a Giancarlo Stanton) to town.
Koji Bamba - You asked about what's going on in baseball during the off season. This week, the following awards were given out: Exec. of the yr - Ben Cherington from the Red Sox; Rookie of the Yr - Meyers (AL) and Martinez (NL); Cy Young - Scherzer (AL) and Kershaw (NL); Manager of the Yr - Terry Francona; MVP - Cabrera (AL) and McCutchen (NL). For more info on what's going on in baseball, visit :-)
Just posted... the "Quiet Man" article by WCVB's Mike Lynch. Lynch writes articles exclusively for the VHL every month. Check out his latest piece about Ben Cherington.
Red Sox General Manager Ben Cherington disputed a report by ESPN Boston that shortstop Stephen Drew will not return to the Red Sox. “That’s not something I’ve been told,” Cherington said as he left the GM and Owners Meetings at the J.W. Marriott Grande Lakes. “We’re still talking with him and we’d like to have him back. We’ll see what happens.” On Wednesday, agent Scott Boras said that Drew “very much enjoyed” his time in Boston and would consider opportunities to stay. He, too, said no decision had been made. Drew is seeking a multiyear contract, something the Red Sox would prefer to avoid. But because Drew was tendered a qualifying offer by Boston, signing him could cost another team its first-round draft pick. That could dampen the market for Drew and perhaps lead to a return to Boston. Source:
GM Ben Cherington dealing from position of strength
Red Sox GM Ben Cherington is MLB Sporting News Executive of the Year. I'd like to think that I played a huge part in that.
Congrats to Ben Cherington on being named 2013 Executive of the Year! Thx for allowing me to wear uniform. http…
ALCS, again.(The Sox may have six competent starters under contract for next season -- Jon Lester, Clay Buchholz, Jake Peavy, John Lackey, Felix Doubront and Ryan Dempster -- but GM Ben Cherington told's Ian Browne that he doesn't envision trading one of them this winter.) featured in NBC s Science of Love
Ben Cherington laid out his blueprint for the Red Sox offseason
Congratulations to Ben Cherington and John Farrell for the jobs they did this year.
Yankees GM Brian Cashman says he will congratulate Red Sox GM Ben Cherington at the Winter Meetings in December, Anthony McCarron of the New York Daily News reports. Cashman says he texted Cherington before the World Series, adding, "I was rooting for them and thought they were the team to beat." Cashman notes, however, that the stress of the offseason means that Cherington won't have much time to enjoy his organization's accomplishment. "As GM, you don’t have time to enjoy it long," says Cashman. "The work starts again right away." Source:
Thank you Ben Cherington for not making that Lester for Wil Myers deal.
INSIDE PITCH HIGH HEAT: Congratulations to the World Champion Boston Red Sox - Now get back to work, it's Hot Stove season! What does Ben Cherington need to do to get the Sox BACK to the World Series NEXT season? And what does Cardinals GM John Mozeliak need to do in the off-season to avenge this World Series loss in 2014?
What a year! Proud day being a Red Sox Fan! David with this 3rd, Pedroia, Lester, Buchholz, and Ellsbury with their 2nd, and another championship especially thanks to Napoli, Gomes, Uehara, Victorino, Lackey, and the entire 2013 Red Sox! Also to John Farrell, Ben Cherington and Larry Lucchino Ortiz and Lester are both worthy of the World Series MVP. Now after my Calc 2 test tomorrow, life can return to normal. GO Red Sox!
I know this probably isn't the time for reason, but I'm here to keep it REAL Red Sox fans. 1) St. Louis' pitcher tonight is ehhh...average. We will win tonight's game, so there's still a 50% chance we could win this series. 2) Stephen Drew, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Matt Thornton.3 wastes of space, will be ancient history next year. I know NO ONE wants to hear this right now, but simply playing Middlebrooks, Bogaerts & Lavarnway all year makes this team 25% better. It's important to remember...this team has way overachieved. 3) St Louis has shown Ben Cherington what he needs: A flame thrower for the pen, a flame throwing starter and a bopper that can hit for average too
John Mozeliak needs to call up Ben Cherington as soon as this season is over and try and swap Matt Carpenter for Dustin Pedroia. Just so I can hear Pedey walk up to Still Dre when I go to Busch...
I want to apologize to Ben Cherington. This past off season I was very upset that he didn't deal Jon Lester to KC for Will Myers and other top prospects. It seemed obvious to me that the Red Sox were rebuilding this year. Jon Lester just won game 1 of the World Series. That is why Ben is running the Red Sox and I run a store and events. I hope Ben runs the Red Sox for a long time.
Fact: Jon Lester beat cancer. Ben Cherington traded it to Los Angeles.
Great game last night as the Red Sox advance to the 2013 World Series.! Young Red Sox fans are spoiled. Good for them:)) 3 trips in 9 years! Steroids era baseball is now gone. Pitching and defense back! Tigers series decided on three swings of the bat: Big Popi, Napoli and Victorino! Manny Ramirez should be acknowledged for his greatest gift to the Red Sox:) He brought us David Ortiz, before he was Big Popi in Red Sox Nation, at Fenway, in Boston: "Our 'bleeping' city." Ben Cherington brought us the new players: Nice work!! The Tiger starters-in-waiting do make a great in-game interview:) Max Scherzer is great and deserves the Cy Young, and it had to be painful to be him, again, last night as his bullpen let him down. BostonStrong was simply not to be denied, of course:)) But, if you can beat the Tigers with their starting pitching, grinding them down and out of the game, you can beat anyone.including the Cardinals!! Go Red Sox:)))
Ok, we have to acknowledge that Ben Cherington is the best gm since Bill Dewitt. Hope he can one day trade Frank Robinson 2.0 to Baltimore.
Theo Epstein's endorsement of Ben Cherington in this ESPN article sounds like it was written for LinkedIn.
3 alums are MLB General Managers, 2 made the playoffs & 1's still standing-- Ben Cherington '96 of the Red Sox.
Ben Cherington has won the executive of the year in MLB and John Farrell has been named manager of the year
Just announced at Yaz statue unveiling: MLB Executive of the year is Ben Cherington & MLB Manager of the Year is John Farrell.
If Peter Gammons posts one more article mentioning the success of John Farrell and Ben Cherington, I'm done following him. We get it, dude.
Larry Lucchino, on about Red Sox prospects: "Ben Cherington guards them like his first-born child."
Said this in beginning of the season - Also said fire GM Ben Cherington last year. Most horrendous GM of Sox All-Time.
Do Sox owners and Ben Cherington share the same philosophy when it comes to deadline trades?
Anyway I can't stand talking about Ben Cherington-(He will be fired after this season) My logic is about John F
What if Ben Cherington is just watching us all freak out and is laughing. Then he announces on TV, “happy late April fools”
Ben Cherington on Middlebrooks today: "He's a talented player, we know we're going to need more talented players before the year's out."
“Sources: willing to listen on Ervin Santana, would move for right offer.”. COUGH BEN CHERINGTON COUGH
That would be a remarkably bad trade (don't care who we'd give up), even by Ben Cherington standards for reliever acquisitions.
Ben Cherington said an August return for Will Middlebrooks is possible. "I would think that opportunity exists"
Coming up on GM Ben Cherington joins us on the to talk about and the return of Clay Buchholz
Larry Lucchino, John Henry, Ben Cherington measure expectations of what Red Sox might do in ‘tricky’ trade market
Ben Cherington says young talent at premium: "Deals we've seen so far, teams have gotten a pretty good return"
With ownership in the front row and Jenny Dell behind them, GM Ben Cherington announces the extension…
Ben Cherington with Dustin Pedroia at today's presser
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Ben Cherington and Theo Epstein have the exact same voice. Close your eyes and listen to Ben. Do it!
I love Ben Cherington, trading Theo Epstein and letting him take over oast 2011 was genius by hes been sensational
"This is obviously a significant effort on the part of the club." - Ben Cherington on Dustin Pedroia
Ben Cherington on trading prospects: "It's important for us to really make sure we know what we have"
Really wish Ron Washington was as open to pamphlets about smart baseball as Gabe Kapler was when Ben Cherington decided to open his eyes.
As long as the White Sox aren't asking for way too much, Ben Cherington needs to strike a deal for Peavy by tomorrow afternoon.
Orioles got K-Rod, Yankees near deal for Soriano, and Ben Cherington doesn't seem close on anything. SMH he's failing.
Red Sox GM Ben Cherington says of Clay Buchholz injury: 'we've been able to factor it into our planning'
Ben Cherington eats out of a paper bowl...Just like us!
I wonder what Ben Cherington is doing?
Ben Cherington on Dustin Pedroia's unofficial contract extension: 'Everyone knows how important he is to the team'
Ben Cherington is on NESN talkin about the Pedy deal...
good work Ben Cherington on getting his contract extension 7 years 100 mill always will be my favorite player
Big middle finger to Ben Cherington for overpaying Pedroia as if Cano wasn't gonna cost us enough
Red Sox General Manager Ben Cherington has reportedly ensured Boston fans an extended Laser Show at Fenway Park
Very smart move by GM Ben Cherington. Still more pieces to add to the club before the trade deadline.
For everything Pedoria brings, particularly his leadership, glove and ability to spark life with his bat, Ben Cherington did amazing here!
MT Ben Cherington and Dustin Pedroia announcing new extension:
That Ben Cherington fellow sounds like a pretty outstanding baseball man
Live shot of Ben Cherington and Dustin Pedroia announcing their new extension:
What would you do, if you were Ben Cherington?
And bullpen help.. Alex Rios? Jake Peavy? Jesse Crain? All with the White Sox who suck... Ben Cherington make some moves playa!
8 years 100 million - All day long. GM Ben Cherington will let Pedy go.
Matt Garza is now a Texas Ranger. What is GM Ben Cherington waiting for? Will the 2nd year Red Sox GM make a move for a arm or bat?
1-2-3 for Thornton. That'll make Ben Cherington smile a little
News Alarm: Jacoby Ellsbury (CF - Bos) Agent Scott Boras says he and Red Sox GM Ben Cherington agreed not to talk...
Red Sox are unbelievable this year. Not sure whos the person whos had a bigger part, Ben Cherington or John Farrell
AUDIO: Ben Cherington or John Farrell: Who gets more credit for the Red Sox turnaround
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Alex Speier of looks at how the Red Sox are getting ready for the trade deadline at the end of this month. While they'll look to upgrade when a deal makes sense, they'll also try to keep things in-house where ever possible. "We've had some turnover at [third base] and in [the bullpen]," GM Ben Cherington said, "but right now we believe there is a good chance the solutions are internal. We'll keep an eye out in these areas and any other that crops up between now and the deadline." Source:
The Red Sox have a long list of prospects that other teams would be interested in: Xander Bogaerts, Bryce Brentz, Jackie Bradley Jr., Matt Barnes, Garin Cecchini, Rubby De La Rosa, Will Middlebrooks, Henry Owens, Anthony Ranaudo, Blake Swihart, Christian Vazquez, Allen Webster and Brandon Workman. Outside of Owens and Swihart, all are at Double A or above and therefore close to being major-league ready. Obviously some of these guys are untouchable. But all 13 aren't going to be productive major leaguers, either. It's a matter of figuring out who is expendable. The Red Sox need pitching help and and Ben Cherington has the chips to make some interesting offers. But it's important to remember that the long-term success of the franchise has to be rooted in player development. The Red Sox ended up in last place because they relied too heavily on free agency. • Outside of Bogaerts, is there anybody you absolutely would not trade? Source:
FORT MYERS, Fla. Tim Duncan Swingman Jersey . -- Pedro Martinez might have been the most popular person in a Red Sox uniform during the teams morning workout Monday. The former ace has rejoined the organization that was the beneficiary of most of his glory days as a special assistant to General Manager Ben Cherington. Martinez, who turned 41 in October, has not pitched since 2009, his final season with the Phillies. He last played for the Red Sox in 2004, when he helped them to their first World Series championship in 86 years. "Its weird," he said of putting on the uniform again. "But it feels like the first day to me. I get so excited to just be part of this team and be part of the tradition that we have here." Martinez won two of this three Cy Young Awards while with the Red Sox. In his seven seasons in Boston, he went 117-37, a .760 winning percentage, with a 2.52 ERA. The time was right, he said, to come back. He will be working with the major and minor league pitchers this season and expects to b ...
Ben Cherington is still here in Winston watching the Salem Red Sox. He'll catch three Carolina League contests before returning to Boston.
Just thinking - The NFL and NBA are really "work release" programs; Note to Ben Cherington: Having no closer is better than having Andrew Bailey; I hope the real Chara shows up for Game 5.
BOSTON -- Red Sox General Manager Ben Cherington said it is not out of the question that top prospect Xander Bogaerts, recently promoted to Triple-A P
How's this for hype: Theo Epstein and Ben Cherington personally attended a hs game that saw Clint Frazier and Austin Meadows face each other
Isenberg School of Management will honor two of its notable alumni--Ben Cherington '97 M.S. and Alex Ambroz '05--at the inaugural Business Leadership Awards Dinner, on June 17 at the Colonnade Hotel in Boston. Cherington, who is Executive Vice President/General Manager of the Boston Red Sox, will be the evening's principal honoree. Ambroz, an Associate with J.P. Morgan Securities, will receive Isenberg's Young Alumni Award. Click the link below to register!
"Several Red Sox executives, including GM Ben Cherington, have scouted high school outfielders Austin Meadows and Clint Frazier, Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe reports. Abraham predicts the Red Sox will take Meadows with the seventh overall pick unless Stewart or possibly Colin Moran are still available."
I'm so tired of hearing people say "oh boy party school!" every time I bring up that I'm going to UMASS Amherst next year. The following people attended UMASS Amherst: Bill Cosby, Ben Cherington (current GM of the Red Sox,) Jeff Taylor (founder of,) and John Legere (CEO of T-Mobile,) among hundreds maybe even thousands of other notable people. Stop trashing the school that I will become a part of next year. Your college education is what you make of it. I plan to excel.
Nick Cafardo Martinez has spent most of the game with Ben Cherington in the GMs box.
BOSTON - As much controversy as Alfredo Aceves has generated with his actions off the field, both Ben Cherington and John Farrell said on..
Ben Cherington on Alfredo Aceves' future with via Herald Clubhouse Insider -
Red Sox GM Ben Cherington on Alfredo Aceves: ‘Ultimately, it’s going to be up to him’
Magic Johnson MT Who's been better than Red Sox GM Ben Cherington the last eight months?
Ben Cherington and John Farrell collectively think "remember when that Aaron kid told us we would be good"
Ben Cherington, you are repeating last season. Why are we replacing a man playing near perfect baseball with an injured ***
Big thanks to for making it to Denver to train with me! Also thanks to my guys here- Ryan and Kelli Flaherty, Nate Lee, Ben Cherington, Mike Galante, Jared Hamman, And thanks to my coaches! Bryan Youngs, Alastair McNiven and all the other guys that have helped me over the years!! Last few hard practices coming up, then it's GO TIME!!
Tim Wakefield and Pedro Martinez are working under the Boston Red Sox GM Ben Cherington. Also Jason Veritek is a special assistant as well
Ben Cherington said Lyle Overbay, Mark Hamilton mitch maier and Daniel nava are competing for 1b/lf backup slot on roster
FORT MYERS — Red Sox General Manager Ben Cherington did a good job this offseason. He blended a repertory company of solid, professional, “good clubhouse guys” with the survivors of the Bobby Valentine era, and in doing so he didn’t have to give up any of the organization’s top minor league kids.
From Bleacher Report by Douglas Sibor... "While GM Ben Cherington told The Boston Globe’s Peter Abraham last week that Salty will once again be the Sox’s starting catcher, that doesn’t mean the team will stop fielding offers for him. While having a catcher who can hit 25 home runs is a huge plus, it does not make him untradeable. Saltalamacchia has many deficiencies at the plate; namely, he strikes out far too often (139 last season) and doesn’t get on base nearly enough (.288 OBP). His defense is solid, but unspectacular. If a starting pitcher goes down and/or Ryan Lavarnway looks strong in Pawtucket to start the season, the Sox’s catcher may be one of the first to go." Just when Salty fans are starting to relax and get excited about the 2013 season, leave it to Bleacher Report to stir the trade pot and rain on the parade. Bear in mind Bleacher Report is about half reporting and half opinion. It is true that the Sox keep saying that Ryan Lavarnway is going to be a good player for them "for a lo ...
By Ellie Musgrave – Monday February 11 2013     VENICE— Shortly after resigning from the Popedom this morning, His Holiness Benedict XVI received a call from Ben Cherington, GM of the Boston Red Sox. The non-denominational American baseball team has faced more than its fair share of tough seasons, explained Cherington, and after hours of deliberation among the front office, they decided to “shoot for the moon” with their new management choice.   “You’ve got to understand, someone big has to make up for our last manager,” says John Farrell, a former pitcher who was scheduled to manage the team for the upcoming 2013 season. Farrell is referring to Bobby Valentine who, after functionally driving the team into the ground by trading beloved stars like Kevin Youkilis and Josh Beckett and failing to understand the importance of player order, was noted as “the worst person ever” by ESPN. The public seems to agree—in a matter of milliseconds, Google will auto-complete the phrase “Bobby Val ...
Cherington expects Papi to be ready for Opening Day: BOSTON -- Red Sox General Manager Ben Cherington visited Da...
Gary Tuck resigns as Red Sox bullpen coach: Red Sox General Manager Ben Cherington said the team is exploring...
Pedro Martinez is returning to as special assistant to General Manager Ben Cherington via
Poor pitching was at the heart of Boston’s disappointing 2012 season.  The team’s closer, Andrew Bailey, injured his thumb in spring training and did not pitch again until August. Alfredo Aceves struggled to take his place. Meanwhile, the starters alternated between injuries and inconsistency.   The result was a staff that surrendered 806 runs, the highest total among the five American League East clubs. Boston ranked 12th out of 14 AL teams and 27th out of 30 MLB teams in runs allowed.   While the staff was poor on the road, they were dreadful at Fenway. Boston ranked 9th out of 14 AL teams in runs allowed on the road, but they were DEAD LAST in runs allowed at home.    The Sox will feature some new faces on the mound for 2013, mostly in the bullpen, where the injury to Bailey and the ineffectiveness of Daniel Bard left gaping holes in 2012. GM Ben Cherington moved quickly to shore up the relief corps this offseason, but finding quality starting pitchers is not so easy.   With pitchers and catc ...
Martinez will serve the Red Sox as an assistant to General Manager Ben Cherington, the team has announced. Like former catcher Jason Varitek, who accepted a similar position after retiring last year, Martinez will lend a hand in several areas, including evaluating and mentoring players and assisting...
Pedro Martinez rejoins the Red Sox as a special assistant to GM Ben Cherington.
“He's back! welcome Pedro Martinez back to organization, naming him special assistant to GM Ben Cherington.” Awesome.
Didn't read this anywhere, but Ben Cherington said at NESN's Town Hall special that the made three different offers to Cody Ross.
Seriously, could Dominic Brown be had in a trade? C'mon Ben Cherington, get on the phone.
The Red Sox’ roster is taking shape with pitchers and catchers scheduled to report to spring training in less than a month. But General Manager Ben Cherington isn’t ruling out adding so...
GM Ben Cherington and John Farrell will lead a “Town Hall Meeting” in this Thursday, Jan. 17, from 7-8:30 p.m.
Sometimes it’s better to overpay up front to avoid paying even more down the line. In many ways, that summarizes the Red Sox’ approach this offseason. General Manager Ben Cherington has...
That is why I started calling Cherington Baby Ben last year. He has no clue, & learned how to sign FA from Boy Theo.
Over the Mon Judging Ben Cherington: For those who are not confident in Ben Cherington, you are not alon...
.Never really thought Hamilton, Ben Cherington, and Larry Lucchino had much in common.
OK Ben Cherington, fill up the Red Sox Christmas Stocking with RA Dickey and Derek Lowe
Ben Cherington is doing a good job as GM of the
Russ Smith is really disappointed that Ben Cherington is a bust as Red Sox GM.
With free agent signings, we can say this is Cherington's team - in 2013, we will find out if Ben knows what he is doing
Ryan Dempster 13.5 million a year...Ben Cherington you might be the dumbest GM in the MLB. 35 years old who only avg 10 wins and 4era a yr
Cherington: "C'mon Ryan, do the Harry impersonation." Dempster: "I'll do it for 13 million a year" Ben: "Deal!"
Ben Cherington is not constructing a team of superstars this offseason. He is not even building a team with legitimate World Series expectations. However, he is building a team that can contend in 2013. The 2006 St. Louis Cardinals finished 83-78, yet won the World Series. It was the worst record ever for a World Series champion and the second-worst record ever for a league champion (the 1973 New York Mets finished 82–79). Previously, the 1987 Minnesota Twins finished 85–77 and defeated the Cardinals in the 1987 World Series. The 2011 St. Louis Cardinals finished 90–72 and qualified for the Wild Card on the final day of the regular season. Ultimately, they went on to win the World Series. The point is, if a team can get into the playoffs, anything can happen.
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Cherington: Iglesias wise to train with Pedroia
Red Sox General Manager Ben Cherington didn't name names on Thursday, but he still gave credence to reports that he's nearing a deal with starting pitcher Ryan Dempster.
Ben Cherington graduated from Clown School, he was top of his class.
The are officially a joke. Ben Cherington has shown ineptitude in almost every single one of his decisions (besides Crawford deal).
When Ben Cherington promised he was going to spend money this winter, I had assumed he meant "on baseball players."
I'm about to write a very strongly worded letter to Larry Lucchino and Ben Cherington. Any other Sox fans have anything to add?
Ben Cherington is one $13M deal away from people starting to think he has OCD.
Ben Cherington does not know how to spend. Napoli, Gomes, Victorino, Dempster? How GREAT
i wasnt clear..the is the big mistake. Ben Cherington will be the end of the
If I'm Ben Cherington, I'm on the phone with the Angels GM asking what they want for Trumbo .268/35/95 got lost in Trout's shadow.
Ben Cherington I sure as *** hope you know what you are doing because as of right now I am not diggin it... Dempster ***
WHAT IS BEN CHERINGTON DOING??!! Well at least Dempster will fail his physical.
Cherington sidesteps questions regarding Napoli - The Red Sox agreed to terms with Mike Napoli during Winter Meetings, but the two sides have yet to make it official. So what's the holdup? Ben Cherington wouldn't say.
honest to god does Ben Cherington have any idea what he's doing or how to run this team? 27mil for Dempster??
Ben Cherington you better have something good up your sleeve
Ben cherington sounds EXACTLY like Theo Epstein.
Good pick up by Ben Cherington. Them Demp rumors comin back to Chitown were nightmarish. He'll do well in Boston
Hey Ben Cherington, by any chance, can I have thirteen million dollars? Worth a shot.
Ben Cherington's Off-Season Grade just went from 'Incomplete' to 'F'
I think Ben Cherington goes into free agent discussions with one of those grocery store price guns set at $13 million. Click. Click.
Ben Cherington has indicated that the Sox are not pursuing reigning NL Cy Young R.A. Dickey until they know whether or not they can sign Dempster. Dempster is currently the focus in terms of pitching.
Red Sox switch focus to right field, starting pitching With Mike Napoli a completed physical away from being able to call Fenway Park his new home hitting address, GM Ben Cherington and the Red Sox can start focusing on their other needs. At the moment, the team's most obvious hole is in right field.
Source: GM Ben Cherington and Mgr John Farrell met w/FA OF Josh Hamilton off-site Monday at the Winter Meetings in Nashville
Red Sox General Manager Ben Cherington told reporters at the baseball Winter Meetings in Nashville that he expects Jacoby Ellsbury to be the team's starting center fielder come opening day.
NASHVILLE -- Some quick hits after meeting Wednesday afternoon with Red Sox GM Ben Cherington: • He all but ruled out trading Jacoby Ellsb
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- According to multiple baseball sources, Red Sox General Manager Ben Cherington and manager John Farrell met with free agent outfielder Josh Hamilton at the Winter Meetings Wednesday.
The Boston Red Sox entered the 2012 Winter Meetings with some money to spend, and they have done just that. On Monday, Ben Cherington added a right-handed power bat to his lineup in Mike Napoli and...’s Jon Heyman has the Red Sox and Angels among the suitors for Kyle Lohse, who wants a four- or five-year deal. Please, Ben Cherington, stay away! This guy is 34 and is not cut out for the AL, much less the AL East. Lohse went 16-3 with a 2.86 ERA for the Cardinals last season. He was also 2-1 with a 3.98 ERA in four postseason starts. Lohse has pitched in the NL each of the last six years. However, he opened his career by going 51-57 with a 4.88 ERA over six years with the Twins. This guy is an NL pitcher and his recent success is a product of pitching against weaker NL lineups. He was six games under .500 with an ERA approaching 5.00 after half a dozen years in the AL. This guy is a fraud. Just say no, Ben!
I'm going to go on record and say Theo Epstein is a better GM than Ben Cherington... Theo was Craig Gentry's age when the Sox hired him.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- This we know: despite Ben Cherington's description of his ideal right fielder, Dwight Evans is not walking through that door. After that, it's anybody's guess who will man the right side of the Red Sox' outfield.
Ben Cherington discusses a number of Red Sox issues prior to the Winter Meetings.
If I were Ben Cherington, I'd be signing Cody Ross, Mike Napoli, Nick Swisher & get Brian 'Fear the Beard' Wilson to close!
Trade Jon Lester now, Ben Cherington: If Bill Gorton, the fictional friend of Jake Barnes in Ernest Hemingway's ...
The Boston Red Sox have certainly shown that they're not averse to pulling of blockbuster deals, at least under the regime of General Manager Ben Cherington...
The NY Daily News seems to think JWH owns Manchester United :) 4. John Henry Although there are many worthy candidates, someone has to take the blame for the fall of the Red Sox and it might as well be the owner, who sat back and, if nothing else, enabled all his minions to turn this once-proud organization into the laughingstock of baseball. It began with the Red Sox hierarchy undercutting rookie GM Ben Cherington by naming Bobby Valentine as manager when he wanted Sveum. Then, Henry & Co. proceeded to undercut Valentine by entertaining a players-only meeting to air their gripes about the manager. Of course, the final undoing for Valentine was when Henry approved the $261 million salary-dump trade of Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and Josh Beckett to the Dodgers in August. Indeed, while John Henry has been spending most of his time abroad with his Manchester United soccer team, his Red Sox have deteriorated into a last-place team with a dried-up farm system. Read more:
Ben Cherington, fiscal disciplinarian. OK, it's not even Thanksgiving yet, but so far, so good, right?
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. - The last time Ben Cherington worked the General Managers meetings i
Red Sox EVP and General Manager Ben Cherington announces that the club has signed David Ortiz to a two-year deal worth $26 million
Thinking about it, I would have been just as happy if Ben Cherington or Mike Hazen called me.
Could Pedro and the be headed for a reunion? GM Ben Cherington tells it's possible:
I think I just had heart palpitations. via
Wow, can it be that the Sox Management has finally seen the light of day? This off season is full of surprises. 2013 Season is beginning to look promising.
WEEI Sports Radio Network shared the following link and had this to say about it: Excited to hear that Pedro Martinez might join the Red Sox organization in some capacity in the future? Sox General Manager Ben Cherington confirmed to Saturday that the team has talked to Pedro Martinez about joining the orga...
Ben Cherington traded away Marco Scutaro & Josh Reddick. One just batted over .400 in the playoffs & won the WS, the other won a gold glove.
Ben Cherington looks like a cross between Christian Slater and Scott Boras.
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Guess I'll take a break from riling up all the wrong - way drivers on this full moon storm surge. Let's talk about something so bland I can't possibly agitate anyone... Ah, the Boston Red Sox. The exciting news about ownership hiring John Farrell to make Ben Cherington safe and secure has Sox Nation calm and collected. Now we wait for the Team Of The Future. The choices to make, to win or lose. Will they do right and sign Ortiz, Ross and Ells? Who will they buy for a stud starting pitcher... Or will Ruby, Bard and pitching to be named later prevail? Can John Lackey overcome his unfortunate surname? and who knows what the heck is their coaching staff, after the Bobby V error? .
I had a Babe Ruth coach who belived in pitching, solid defense, and timely hitting were the keys to winning baseball. All traits exhibited by the SF Giants. Congrats on their 2nd title in 3 years, and congrats to Marco Scutaro. Let's hope that Red Sox GM Ben Cherington takes some pointers as he goes about the roster reconstruction of the hometown team. How many days til the equipment truck leaves for Florida?
The Red Sox have their manager. Now the real work starts for General Manager Ben Cherington.
Kyle Lohse should be atop Ben Cherington's list of acquirable pitchers. Regardless of Boris, preferred salary.
Speaking of ex managers, Bobby Valentine said that David Ortiz went on the disabled list for his strained Achilles "because he didn't want to play anymore after we made that blockbuster deal." On August 24, the Red Sox sent Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford, and Adrian Gonzalez to the Los Angeles Dodgers. On the 26th, Ortiz went on the DL for the rest of the season. GM Ben Cherington screamed B.S on Valentine's comments, stating that the Red Sox are closing in on a new 2 year deal for Big Papi.
Executive vice president and General Manager Ben Cherington introduces John Farrell as the new manager of the Red Sox
Ben Cherington, John Farrell and the importance of the GM-manager relationship, via Herald Clubhouse Insider -
Ben Cherington know one cares about your heterosexual lifemate john ferrell or your lifelong journey together your team *** and you traded away your best player for James Loney. Not andre either James Loney.
Can't believe I'm just seeing this now, but Ben Cherington looks like a lot like Bruce McCullough!
Now that the Boston Red Sox have John Farrell in place as their new manager, General Manager Ben Cherington can turn his attention to free agent designated hitter David Ortiz.
In one year the Blue Jays asking price for Manager John Farrell went from front line starter Clay Bucholz to utility infielder Mike Aviles. Blue Jays didn't value Farrell as much? Going to be interesting to see the Ben Cherington, John Farrell era unfold in Boston. Loads of work to do. Be interesting to see if the Blue Jays turn around and hire Brad Ausmus or Demarlo Hale. Hm...
With John Farrell in place as Sox manager, GM Ben Cherington's neck is on the line.
The Red Sox are continuing their efforts to land John Farrell as manager. General Manager Ben Cherington did not respond to requests for comment on Friday.
We're really going to trade for a manager? Why am I beginning to hate Ben Cherington as much Bobby Valentine...
With the end of the ALCS pending, I'd like to alert the Red Sox that Nick Swisher is a free agent. Tough, gritty, good OBP, and a fun guy to root for. Please add him to your shopping list, Ben Cherington.
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Ben Cherington has nobody scheduled to interview after Demarlo Hale tomorrow. The Sox trying to work out compensation for John Farrell.
Ben Cherington, in his second year as Red Sox GM, looks to trades and free agency to fill roster holes and return the team to glory. Among the early tasks is to start manager interviews.
Red Sox GM Ben Cherington feels front office strayed from team-building model: Eight years after helping to asse...
Here's a suggestion for Ben Cherington and company. Please hire either Sandy Alomar Jr. or Dave Martinez. Thank you.
There was a change in the front office (Ben Cherington taking over for his long-time boss Theo Epstein) and in the dugout (Bobby Valentine replacing Terry Francona), but the sense of rebirth the Red Sox hoped for never materialized.
Jason Varitek Named Special Assistant to Ben Cherington - The former team captain Jason Varitek has been hire…
Thanks for all the birthday wishes! It helped to dull the memories of a bad call from the night before...and many thanks to Ben Cherington for the best gift of all, firing Bobby Valentine!
In the video above and the Q&A below, Red Sox CEO Larry Lucchino and General Manager Ben Cherington talk to about the firing of manag
Jason Varitek is not a candidate, Ben Cherington said, but he is part of the search committee
Former Red Sox pitching coach John Farrell is still the favorite to replace Bobby Valentine as Boston’s manager, but can the teams work out compensation to make it happen? Sox General Manager Ben Cherington said he had not yet contacted any team to ask permission to speak to a potential candidate.
So,the Red Sox opted not to bring Bobby V back for the 2014 season. Is anyone really surprised?! The first loosing record since like 1935 and some foilks actually thought that they'd bring Bobby V back to warm the bench until Tek is ready in 2015?! In my opinion,the Sox never had any intension of keeping Bobby V around unless the team finished 1st or 2nd in the division and a World Series would've clinched it! This team needs to get a manager who undeerstands pitching,can handle the staff,and really can grasp the culture of the clubhouse. In other words,before Werner,Henry,and Lucchino overrule Ben Cherington and make yet another bad hirer they'd better realize that you cannot throw money at a problem and expect it to go away! Time for a decenter manager who gets this team motivated! Bring on John Farrell!
Our 2012 season was disappointing for many reasons," said General Manager Ben Cherington, who made the announcement and who will lead the search for a successor. "No single issue is the reason, and no single individual is to blame. We've been making personnel changes since August, and we will continue to do so as we build a contending club. With an historic number of injuries, Bobby was dealt a difficult hand. He did the best he could under seriously adverse circumstances, and I am thankful to him." Boston finished in last place in the American League East for the first time since 1992. Valentine had one year left on his contract. The first time Valentine's job security -- or possible lack thereof -- became a topic was early August, after the Red Sox had lost three out of four to the Twins. But on Aug. 6, prior to a home game against the Rangers, Cherington and principal owner John Henry both issued votes of confidence for the manager, at least saying he was their guy for the rest of the season. Was there ...
Ben Cherington and John Henry just need to watch Major League 1&2 and the answer will be very clear. Varitek is your Tom Berenger, ***
Good Riddance to Bobby Valentine... Now the official Ben Cherington era can begin
Nick Cafardo says the pressure is on Ben Cherington now.
Red Sox GM Ben Cherington hints that manager Bobby Valentine will be fired...
I would just like to thank the whole entire Boston Red Sox franchise for giving us one of the worst seasons possible. Our record right now is 69-90, last time we lost 90 games was in 1966. Maybe Jason Varitek coming back as the Special Assistant to Ben Cherington will help the Red Sox next season. But all I have to say, is that thank god the Red Sox only have 2 games after tonight's game against the Yankees. It's already 9-0 in the 2nd with 5 home runs? Really? That's horrible. I would look forward to the Bruins season, but oh wait, they aren't even playing. /:
Jan. 17: Wrist surgery for Crawford Carl Crawford had surgery on his left wrist in Arizona. At the time, General Manager Ben Cherington said the outfielder should recover to play “the bulk” of the season. Crawford had an MRI that showed cartilage...
Though only one year removed from his playing career, former Red Sox captain Jason Varitek is also talking about a future career as a field manager. Varitek was named a special assistant to General Manager Ben Cherington on Thursday and will be working in many different parts of the organization. Ch...
Boston Red Sox General Manager Ben Cherington today alluded that the team will probably be replacing manager Bobby Valentine. During a segment on WEEI's Dennis & Callahan Morning Show, Cherington did …
today named Jason Varitek Special Assistant to the General Manager. Announcement made by EVP/GM Ben Cherington.
Red Sox General Manager Ben Cherington says he won’t take a lot of time deciding the fate of manager Bobby Valentine. Cherington also said he wants to re-sign David Ortiz.
Bobby Valentine says he'll be back next year. Ben Cherington says nah, probably not.
Red Sox General Manager Ben Cherington said he'd like his manager search to be quick, despite the fact he hasn't fired current manager Bobby Valentine.
Saturday (8:30-9am) on Down on the Farm: GM Ben Cherington on state of redsox farm system and scouting/player developmen ...
If Bobby Valentine doesn't return, will Ben Cherington be the man to choose the next manager?
I wonder if the Dodgers will take John Lackey and Ben Cherington?
I am a life long Red Sox fan. I have suffered through all the years when it was Johnny Pesky and Ken Coleman as announcers with Schaffer Beer as a sponsor. Curt Gowdy and some old dead RS pitcher before them. I was able to pay $2.50 for Grandstand General Admission and would take my pick of all the empty box seats. Do the Brotherhood (and Sisterhood) of the miserable remember why? Because when I was a kid Red Sox Fan and now THEY SUCK! Theo left us with big contacts for under performing players (Josh Beckett) Adrian Gonzalez should have stayed but I don't think the Dodgers would have made the deal unless he was in it. The new GM Ben Cherington has done well for his first year. But I think the owners must have seen it coming, must have had day to day discussion about the older players that may have had another year of trade value. Then they looked at the bottom line and said *** Theo?" Bye miracle worker. Which most of the players already under contract was Dan Duquette's doing-not Theo. So just making ...
Bobby Valentine’s combative comments Wednesday afternoon on Boston sports radio station WEEI did not go unnoticed in the Red Sox front office. According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, Red Sox GM Ben Cherington had a “brief discussion” with Valentine before Wednesday night’s game against the Ma...
We’re told Ben Cherington is going to be allowed to actually be a General Manager, and Bobby Valentine will manage for the rest of the year. And now we’re told we need more Bill James.
Larry Luchinno and Ben Cherington must go !! Tony Larussa says he isn't interested in coaching anymore .but wouldn't mind being in a front office position . Well kill 2 birds with one stone. Make him president of Baseball operations and General Manager of the team !! He won't be a puppet like the other two are to the owners !!!
Boston Red Sox General Manager Ben Cherington says it’s hard to watch
Ben Cherington assigned blame Monday for the sudden downturn, but he didn't assign it to Bobby Valentine:
Is it a wrap for Bobby Valentine in Boston? Owner John Henry, GM Ben Cherington meet Red Sox at Seattle
Variety: Shawn Thornton slated to play Ben Cherington in "Moneybailed". Tilda Swinton front-runner for John Henry role.
Over the Mon Daily Red Sox Links: Daniel Bard, Ben Cherington, Jon Lester: As we look ahead to the 201...
Will all that reclaimed money try to burn a hole in the pocket of the Boston Red Sox? The first test for GM Ben Cherington's pledge of fiscal patience may have arrived as Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports that … Continue reading →
as much as i like joe mauer, i dont think the sox should go after him.yes he is only 29 but is injury pron. I understand he would be a constant bat in our line-up but not if he cant stay healthy.Mauer is slated to make roughly $142.5 million over the next six seasons under his current contract, even if the sox asked the twins to eat 40-60 mill of that conctract, its still pretty large! i think you save the money play out the rest of this year as a bridge period and use the 262 mill to go after Jacoby and other free agents in the offseason( and hamilton is not one of the free agents you go after)... Im perfectly fine watching the sox as they are now with only a month left in the season, Spring training will come soon enough and the off season even quicker where Ben Cherington can start building his team.Havent lost hope In the redsox, but this year is in the bag
This was probably inevitable: Red Sox Owner John Henry & GM Ben Cherington spoke to Bill James regarding him making public his personal opinions on Joe Paterno. In that call, Mr. James was...
S/O to Ben Cherington for finally havin the balls to trade Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford, nd Adrian Gonzalez as well
Love this! The Red Sox's Future Payroll Obligations By Mike Axisa [August 28 at 8:41pm CST] A few days ago the Red Sox freed up more than a quarter-billion dollars in the future payroll obligation with their blockbuster nine-player trade with the Dodgers. Nine-figure commitments to Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford are suddenly off the books, as is a short-term but still substantial commitment to Josh Beckett. GM Ben Cherington essentially hit the reset button on the club's payroll situation. A few hours after the trade we broke down the Dodgers' future payroll obligations, which are up to $88.5MM in 2017. Now let's turn the tables and look at what the Red Sox still have on the books going forward, which is a pittance compared to their trade counterpart. With a big assist from Cot's Baseball Contracts, here is an unofficial recap of Boston's guaranteed commitments (salaries and buyouts only, not arbitration or pre-arbitration players)... •2013 ($42.938MM) -- John Lackey ($15.25MM), Jon Lester ($11.625MM ...
"Ben Cherington is the worst thing to happen to the Boston Red Sox since selling Babe Ruth" You forgot Bronson Arroyo's cornrows.
Watching and listening to Ben Cherington pressers, he reminds me a whole bunch of a young(er) Theo Epstein.
Personally, I think the Red Sox would have traded Gonzo, Beckett and Crawford for a used set of Vin Scully's headphones and been totally fired up. Thankfully, GM Ben Cherington (ironically, a Theo protégé) fought for a much better haul. You can't say enough about this trade from Boston's perspective: In the span of 24 hours, we went from "How the *** are we ever going to be good again?" to "Wait, there's a chance we're going to be good again!" Even better, Boston's front office might put some actual thought into 2013 instead of settling on being Yankees Farther East and just making it rain for the sake of making it rain. Here's the irony: More often than not, big-market teams make the fatal mistake of thinking, We have to do something to get our fans excited! That's what led the Dodgers down the road they just traveled. That's what led the Red Sox to Crawford, the Knicks to Amar'e Stoudemire, the Redskins to Albert Haynesworth, the Angels to Pujols, the Hawks to Joe Johnson … really, it's an endless ...
Ben Cherington is doing what Theo Epstein refused to do
Callahan: With one blockbuster trade, Red Sox GM Ben Cherington slams the door on the Theo Epstein era... ...
Bigger challenge for Boston GM Ben Cherington: dumping the mouth-breather. Who in the *** would take John Lackey?
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Ben Cherington will be doing his best Theo Epstein impersonation coming up next on
When Red Sox General Manager Ben Cherington rid himself of three of the team’s biggest contracts in one masterstroke yesterday, the complexion of the offseason changed significantly. Trading Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett and Carl Crawford to the Dodgers was a bold stroke on the road to navigating...
Love the blockbuster trade. Will miss AGon, but that was the price to be rid of Beckett and the contract of CC. Let's see what Ben Cherington does with the financial freedom he now possesses, and see if the BoSox can get back to being a player development machine. And, the BoSox get two lottery ticket pitchers from the Dodgers to boot. Only thing I don't like about this is management stooges like Nick Cafardo bashing AGon as he leaves. Cafardo is lazy, arrogant, and in the back pocket of the BoSox brass. Don't believe anything you read or hear from that fraud. I silently weep for what has become of the Sunday Globe sports section.
Ben Cherington had some very uplifting words for Red Sox Nation yesterday. The era of cost-effective, but high-end spending is back. The era of building the team from within is back. The era of Ben Cherington & Bobby Valentine can now officially begin. While it may have been a down year, you can look forward to a heck of an exciting off-season.
The cosmetic changes start with u Ben Cherington, no matter how much u spend u cant beat the bronx bombers!
Theo Epstein got Schilling and made the Nomar Garciaparra trade - but after that, every move he made turned to rodent excrement. We just saw close to the last reaction to his 'moves' (John Lackey anyone? Dice-K?) and many others in-between. Now c'mon Cherington, do something over the next year or 2. If you do not, we all have to put up with Szymaniak gloating (he of the single championship over the past decade+) and he will almost be justified. Save us Ben Cherington.
I think Ben Cherington is an *** and Bobby Valentine is a world class *** How I yearn for the Epstein-Francona era
Some of my favorites. Red Sox General Manager Ben Cherington is prepared to make like Michael Corleone taking out the heads of the other four families in his own clubhouse. This is wiring Fenway with enough TNT to sink the Poseidon. The beer-and-chicken ringleader is gone. No more golf on precious off days following injuries. No more tone-deaf complaints suggesting we don’t understand the importance of family. No more swearing on NESN following lousy outings or conducting defiant interviews refusing to accept responsibility for any his actions.
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