2 years for Koji a long while back; he was obviously worn down by August last year. Hopefully the upside of no playoffs is a rested, realistic Uehara who knows his limits but still brings the pinpoint location and crazy deception of 2013 and most of 2014.
David Ross went to the Padres (I’m surprised the Cubs didn’t snatch him to give Lester a security blanket).
Middlebrooks was traded to those same Padres for backup catcher Ryan Hanigan (I imagine the young, hopefully up and coming Vasquez will see something like two-thirds of the starts, though).
Down-year Breslow got 2 million for a year to come back to the Red Sox. If he’d been coming of 2013 to free agency, dude would have gotten paaaaaaaid. Boola boola. Go Bulldogs! (I’m a Yalie, too.)
Promising, 30-year-old reliever Anthony Varvaro was traded from the Braves after a DFA.
I think Burke Badenhop (who proved valuable in the bullpen last year) might be the only 2014 Red Sox not accounted for right now.
Who gets Scherzer? Who gets Shields? Will Amaro listen to any reasonable offer for Hamels?