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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, go & do what you gotta do to get us Sonny Gray!
If Ben Cherington doesn't get fired at the end of this season he better have a *** of a winter to give a reason why he should stay
I blame Ben Cherington for all of this! Hammer meet nail, nail meet eye...uuggghhh...
Embarrass them further. Force Ben Cherington to make some serious moves this offseason
Sox are having a miserable season thanks to Ben Cherington's descions. Bring back Theo Epstein
I suppose it's too much to hope for that it's Ben Cherington's car.
If I'm Ben Cherington, I'd have to be thinking "Gee, I wish we were more like the Mets" on a night like tonight
Ben Cherington you can trade my soul and my civil rights for Hamels please I'm begging you
When is the ax going fall on Ben Cherington reds0x
And Ben Cherington, while we're at it?
Something tells me whatever Ben Cherington built with his Tinker Toys as a child didn't amount to much either.
Ben Cherington. Make some moves or quit.
Ben Cherington ...get Cole Hamels tonight. You're gonna need him.
Fire Ben Cherington. Designate All pitchers except e-rod for assignment. More talent and less results. This is so frustrating.
How does Ben Cherington still have a job?
another great start by another great Cherington acquisition ….Ben is by far the worst GM in baseball. Miley, Kelly,
Ben Cherington is taking a seat on the field for the Pedro ceremony, so no trades for at least a half hour or so.
Sitting here wondering if Ben Cherington will do anything before the deadline to help improve the team.
The winner in all this? and Ben Cherington because now everybody around here can stop talking about them.
I was just thinking if Donald Trump owned the Red Sox, he'd have 2 choice words for Ben Cherington.
my prediction is that they will sell nap to the pirates and then do nothing else. Classic Ben cherington
Sorry to see Shane Victorino go. Could Ben Cherington be next?
Ben Cherington on outfielder Shane Victorino: ‘We wouldn’t have won the World Series without him’
Ben Cherington is the worst GM in baseball 2013 was all Theo's doing.
do you have Ben Cherington's phone number.
Ben Cherington "this Tyler guy is looking like a steal"
News Alarm: Jackie Bradley Jr. (RF - Bos) Boston General Manager Ben Cherington suggested Jackie Bradley will be returning to the majors.
the Red Sox have $357 million dollars tied up into pablo, hanley, porcello, castillo and miley. good job, ben cherington.
I hope to God John Henry comes to his senses and fires Ben Cherington. I wish fans would send message & boycott Fenway.
I hope "stuff" includes firing GM. MT Sox looking at "all kinds of stuff" on trade market, says GM Cherington
Red Sox General Manager Ben Cherington on outfielder Shane Victorino after trade to Angels: ‘We wouldn...
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It’s time for Ben Cherington and the Red Sox to wave the white flag
The Red Sox are looking at "all kinds of stuff" on the trade market, says GM Ben Cherington.
CJ Wilson is at best a mediocre pitcher, and his career stats show that. But against Ben Cherington's he looks like Sandy Koufax.
Danny Ainge, Don Sweeney/Cam Neely and Ben Cherington are all failing us miserably as of late. Been a while since weve felt like this.
I think the Allen Craig and Joe Kelly for John Lackey trade was Ben Cherington's worst. John, your thoughts?
Dear Sandy Alomar, you might want to hand your resume to Ben Cherington soon because John Farrell is on the hot seat in Boston.
Perhaps I'm confused. You're talking about managers, I'm referring to General Managers like Theo Epstein & Ben Cherington.
It's so creepy how similar Ben Cherington and Theo Epstein sound when they talk
AUDIO: Buster Olney, ESPN, talks about the hard decisions Ben Cherington has to make, 5-13-15
Buster Olney on MFB: Ben Cherington ‘going to have to make hard decisions’ soon
Mark my words: Wade Miley will be Ben Cherington's downfall
Ben Cherington should be fired for putting this pitching staff together...bring back Dan Duquette!!!
Will someone let me know when Ben Cherington has lost his job.
Why division's dynamic promises to test patience of Ben Cherington, Red Sox
Earlier at I wrote about the unique way the have built their bullpen under Ben Cherington:
Today at I wrote about the and Ben Cherington's unconventional bullpen construction:
Rick Porcello's contract extension by Ben Cherington & the front office is nothing more than a joke! he hasn't thrown a *** pitch in '15!
The Red Sox gave Rick Porcello a 4-year extension last night. Here's what he and Ben Cherington had to say about it
Are John Farrell and Ben Cherington the right men to lead the Sox? http…
I would've definitely trusted 3rd base with Brock Holt and used all that Panda money to keep Lester... Then again, I'm not Ben Cherington
Red Sox General Manager Ben Cherington said Tuesday that David Ortiz will be with the club "as long as he wants to be." Per ESPNboston
John Farrell and Ben Cherington get contract extensions from Red Sox
If Red Sox offer for Hamels was "heavy on MLB side," what could that even be outside of Joe Kelly/Allen Craig? And is Ben Cherington drunk?
Ben Cherington: 'A motivated Shane Victorino out to prove...
Lester said the toughest phone call was to Pedroia. 2nd toughest to Ben Cherington. Lester very emotional about leaving P…
Luring prodigal pitcher Jon Lester back to Yawkey Way would have been the greatest comeback by the Red Sox since the 2004 American League Championship Series, when they rallied from a three games-to-none deficit to defeat the New York Yankees. But Red Sox General Manager Ben Cherington isn’t Dave Ro…
Boston GM Ben Cherington said Wednesday that the Red Sox did "what we felt was the best we could do" in their final offer to free agent Jon Lester.
With all the trade assets the Red Sox have, Ben Cherington is going to be hella busy at the Winter Meetings.
A live look at the Red Sox GM Ben Cherington
Ben Cherington isn't bothered by glut in outfield and downplays idea of trading Yoenis Cespedes
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Ben Cherington says the Red Sox will not part ways with Yoenis Cespedes
today signed RHP to a two-year contract through the 2016 season. EVP/GM Ben Cherington made the announcemen…
Memo to Ben Cherington: Should Billy Beane call on Sunday,Major League Baseball's waiver trade deadline day, wondering if the Red Sox can try with all their might to sneak a certain Cuban slugger through, there’s only one retort: “No, you can’t have him back.”
Let's be clear about this! Red Sox traded Miller, Lackey and Lester and put their Bull Pen in this state; thank Ben Cherington
The genius of Ben Cherington's move today to option Alex Wilson & recall Steven Wright
Lost. For major league pitchers. Last seen in the vicinity of Fenway Park in Boston Massachusetts. Wearing red jerseys abd looking like they have a lot of talent. Please call Ben Cherington if you see any of them
Your now belong to Ben Cherington. - The Wolf of Yawkey Way.
at least Ben Cherington admits that's the Sox are going to rebuild
Red Sox take major step in revamping offense: Ben Cherington is right to think that it will be easier t...
GM Ben Cherington on says that Allen Craig will likely play left field and will play Yoenis Cespedes in right.
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I guess at they never taught GM Ben Cherington that a team needs a pitching staff to compete-
Red Sox GM Ben Cherington expects Bogaerts to play a lot of shortstop over the final two months of the season, The Providence Journal reports.Analysis:With Stephen Drew shipped off to the Yankees, Bogaerts figures to handle most of the playing time at shortstop, allowing Will Middlebrooks to start a…
Ben Cherington said the Red Sox targeted bats because the upcoming FA class is deeper in arms. A look at that class:
Heh. I love what they did, though. Ben Cherington was one of the GM stars from Thursday.
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Red Sox GM Ben Cherington talks about all the trades he made at the deadline.
Ben Cherington made chicken cordon bleu out of chicken poop by trading Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes to Oakland for Yoenis Cespedes.
Im watching the Ben Cherington press conference with closed captioning on. This caught my eye --->
I can't be the only one who noticed that Ben Cherington followed the Theo Epstein model of trading pitching to add hitters.
check this out Jon Lester trade to A's benefits everyone involved - USA...
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I love what B Cherington did today and yesterday! Makes for a very exciting lineup and opp for so many young Sox! Way to go Ben!
yes, you read that trade count right. On most days I've got more lines open than Ben Cherington
Red Sox GM Ben Cherington Chose Present Roster over 'Attractive Prospect Packages' -- 'We wanted to add to MLB team'
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Stephen Drew’s departure offers the Boston Red Sox an opportunity to start fresh. Red Sox General Manager Ben Cherington acknowledged Thursday that re-signing Drew earlier this season was a move th...
"Boston Red Sox: So, this is how you overhaul a team in one day. Give GM Ben Cherington and his lieutenants this much: they got creative Thursday. First was acquiring Cespedes, whom they’ve got for next season before he hits free agency, and then flipping John Lackey and his league-minimum deal for 2015 to St. Louis for a pair of players the Cardinals were down on, Allen Craig and Joe Kelly. They got a pitching prospect in Eduardo Rodriguez from Baltimore for Andrew Miller and finished the day by sending Stephen Drew to the Bronx in a salary dump. And they’re not done, not by a long shot, not with all their young arms and surplus of usable bats. Winter is coming. It won’t be quiet." *** straight it won't be quiet.
What a dreadful, yet encouraging day for the Red Sox. I have been bemoaning the thought of trading Jon Lester and hoping that instead the two sides would work out a deal (while knowing that wasn't going to happen). While I am very disappointed and sad to see Lester go, I am happy that he might help the A's and Billy Beane "win the last game of the year." I do have to say I was more upset until I listened to some of Ben Cherington's press conference. Some might not like him, but his acceptance of responsibility for this season's failure, along with explaining the thought process and plans moving forward helped me come to terms with today's trades. Now, I hope the Sox at least make a serious attempt to bring Jon Lester back. Although I recognize it isn't likely to happen.
Ben Cherington did his best Michael Corleone impression today on the pitching staff
Ben Cherington is acting like Michael Corleone at the end of the first Godfather. Bodies everywhere.
Ben Cherington going full Michael Corleone style today.
Don't forget Neil Huntington and Ben Cherington went to Amherst College .connections
July 9, 2014 at 8:12 pm ET by Conor Ryan Ben Cherington: As trade deadline approached, Red Sox in ‘unusual … unique’ position After 90 games, it’s hard to *** the 2014 Red Sox season as anything but a failure. A Red Sox squad fresh off a 97-win campaign that resulted in a World Series title was expected to once again establish itself as the cream of the crop in the American League this season -- not slump to the status of cellar dweller. This is not the 1998 Marlins, who dropped from a 92-70 record (and a World Series title) in 1997 to a dreadful 55-108 season the following year due to a monumental fire sale. The 2014 Red Sox have a payroll of around $164 million and retained 17 of the 2013 team’s 25-man World Series roster. Simply put, no one expected the Red Sox to be 12 games under .500 at this point of the season. General Manager Ben Cherington is among those struggling to make sense of what has transpired. Now 10 1/2 games behind first-place Baltimore in the AL East, the Red Sox have bee .. ...
can't just blame him. Ben Cherington has more say than John.
Ben Cherington focused on the present - Boston Globe:
Ben Cherington is wise to hold off on making a trade until the improve their play:
BALTIMORE -- Red Sox GM Ben Cherington said that he did not regret signing shortstop Stephen Drew, and categorically denied that media pressures had pushed th
Ben Cherington has out thunk all other GM's and has signed Roger Clemens to a 1 year 39 million deal. Can't believe he was still available.
Ben Cherington explains why 'this was the time' to move Mookie Betts up to Pawtucket via
My latest for - John Farrell on Clay Buchholz, Ben Cherington traveling to Atlanta, and more news:
Struggling, 'lost,' benched, Jackie Bradley Jr. still has the support of Ben Cherington: 'Jackie is a unique guy' |
So, Theo is now in Chicago and not really doing as well as he was in Boston. Meanwhile, Boston has seen tremendous success with both Theo and Ben Cherington running the show. It begs the question: Was the job that Theo Epstein did in Boston really that impressive? And/or: Is the job that Ben Cherington is currently doing as impressive as it looks? I'd like to think the answer to each question is "yes!" But I do wonder sometimes just how important a GM is to the success of the Red Sox. Or any team, for that matter.
Ben Cherington hates the year 1985 - Red Sox 2014 roster is a blend of old, young and not much in between
Once again, the Boston Red Sox are confident of certain things -- for instance, the group of players they've assembled. "It's all about people selection," Red Sox manager John Farrell said. "You've got to do your homework and find the right people who fit what you're trying to establish." There may have been a time -- and not that long ago -- when people wondered if Boston had the right stuff. During a brutal 2012 season, everything from the Red Sox's attitude to their effort was questioned. And then, General Manager Ben Cherington remade the roster by signing seven free agents, most of them unheralded team-first guys who had plenty to prove. The Red Sox turned the 2013 season into a magical ride that ended with the hoisting of the Commissioner's Trophy at Fenway Park. Now, with today's 3:05 p.m. ET season opener, Boston begins the defense of its third championship in 10 seasons against the Orioles at Camden Yards. These two teams are dramatically different and coming off very different seasons. But they' ...
Sox hit pause button for now on Lester contract extension. The Red Sox and Jon Lester, who is scheduled to make his fourth consecutive Opening Day start on Monday and can become a free agent after the season, have "hit the pause button" on a contract extension, General Manager Ben Cherington said Saturday morning. Cherington didn't want to rule anything out, but he said the two sides may wait until the end of the year before resuming talks with agents Sam and Seth Levinson, allowing Lester and the team to focus on the season. "We've had a lot of good dialogue, sharing information," Cherington said. "Jon and Seth have made good arguments for their position. We understand their position. We feel like we have good arguments for our position. "Our desire remains to keep him here past 2014. We weren't able to find something that worked for everyone during this Spring Training. So in the interest of allowing him to get ready for Monday, let the team get ready for Monday, we'll kind of hit the pause button and h ...
The spring training flap between the Boston Red Sox and Miami Marlins appeared to reach a cordial conclusion when Boston General Manager Ben Cherington apologized for sending a predominantly minor league lineup to Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, FL on … Continue reading →
VIDEO:'s Mike Petraglia and Alex Speier highlight a day when Tom Werner, Ben Cherington and John Farrell all spoke.
Read that GM Ben Cherington said to MLB radio that he doesn't expect Drew and the Red Sox to reach any kind of agreement before ST
Boston Red Sox General Manager Ben Cherington has said multiple times this offseason that the team has maintained an open dialogue with shortstop Stephen Drew and his agent, Scott Boras. The detail...
Hosts Chuck Nilosek and Jon Meterparel take us to Boston College Baseball Night at Fenway Park to talk to Red Sox GM Ben Cherington as well as BC Athletic di...
Quick reminder to that GM Ben Cherington will be at Zen on S.Main for Hot Stove event at 5:30 p.m. today.
Breslow said Red Sox GM Ben Cherington is the smartest in baseball. "He's the only GM to acquire me twice."
Boston Red Sox GM Ben Cherington says he expected Japan's Tanaka to sign with the Yankees; Jonny Gomes says no matter what the Yankees did in the off-season, the Sox 'still have the belt.'
Boston Red Sox GM Ben Cherington on Grady Sizemore: No guarantees for ... -
We had a great turnout for the 22nd Annual Baseball Night in Boston at Fenway Park's State Street Pavilion, which featured special guest Red Sox GM Ben Cherington. Thank you to all those who support the BC Baseball Program! Photo Credit: John Quackenbos
Red Sox GM Ben Cherington got tired of answering questions about Stephen Drew at the Hot Stove Roundtable on Tuesday. Nobody got tired answering questions about Xander Bogaerts.
Boston Red Sox General Manager Ben Cherington may well be interested in bringing shortstop Stephen Drew back to the team Go To Source! Source: AJ Mass [ 5 more words. ]
Boston Red Sox General Manager Ben Cherington said Thursday that he has not talked to agent Scott Boras about free-agent shortstop Stephen Drew in at least a couple of weeks.
Red Sox General Manager Ben Cherington, in an interview on WEEI’s Hot Stove Show on Thursday night, said that the Red Sox have been “in contact” with Casey Close, who represents right-hander Masahiro Tanaka, the Japanese pitcher who has been posted by the Rakuten Golden Eagles.
The Boston Red Sox are open to Stephen Drew returning in 2014. General Manager Ben Cherington appears willing to wait out the market, though. Cherington said on WEEI's The Hot Stove Show on Thursda...
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[Mass Live] - GM Ben Cherington on WEEI: Boston Red Sox have talked to agent of Masahiro Tanaka, in..
Here's what Red Sox GM Ben Cherington had to say on WEEI about Masahiro Tanaka:
Ben Cherington on WEEI: Been in touch with Tanaka's agent, "we'll see if he has a meeting with us."
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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!
25 in 25: Ryan Dempster: Player Profile: One of the most attractive parts of Ryan Dempster when Ben Cherington...
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Join & featured speaker GM Ben Cherington at Baseball Night at Fenway Park on Jan. 22. Tickets:
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.
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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.
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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
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.)
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.
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?
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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
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 ...
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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.
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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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