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Thursday, December 08, 2016

JAYSON STARK ON THE WINTER MEETINGS: “I’M ONLY GOING TO REPORT INFORMATION THAT I AM CONFIDENT ABOUT”

That purpose is not necessarily be the first to report breaking news, but to get it right. For Stark, that involves staying calm, sane and “just making sure that I’m only going to report information that I am confident about.”

Not every reporter seems to stick to that mantra, especially with the competition in the building and the pressure social media brings to constantly be posting any morsel or piece of relevant information.

“I think there’s tremendous pressure on people in my business, in this environment, to feel like ‘wow, everybody else is tweeting stuff, I better tweet something,’” Stark said. “And I think that’s such a tremendous formula for how to get yourself in trouble and how to be wrong.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 08, 2016 at 01:30 PM | 21 comment(s)
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Sunday, December 04, 2016

Red Sox have chance to fill roster holes at Winter Meetings

The Red Sox could do just about anything.

Jim Furtado Posted: December 04, 2016 at 08:17 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: red sox, winter meetings

Nick Cafardo: Here are some scenarios that could develop at baseball’s Winter Meetings

Nick Cafardo takes on the Winter Meetings.

1. You could easily see the Red Sox and White Sox or Red Sox and Tigers hooking up on a megadeal. The Red Sox could easily pull off a Chris Sale-Jose Abreu trade if they’re willing to give up Andrew Benintendi or Yoan Moncada, as well as Jackie Bradley Jr., Eduardo Rodriguez, and Blake Swihart. They could pull off a Miguel Cabrera-Justin Verlander deal with the Tigers if they were willing to include the above players or add Michael Kopech. Why do it if you’re the Red Sox? They want to win now. Cabrera will always hit. Abreu is a proven 30-100 hitter. Sale is a tough-as-nails, 27-year-old lefthander. Verlander gives you performance and intestinal fortitude. You keep Moncada or Benintendi to play left field. You already have a young core with Mookie Betts and Xander Bogaerts, and you have Rafael Devers about two years away, if that, at third base. The White Sox also match up with the Nationals, Dodgers, Rangers, and Astros for Sale.

Jim Furtado Posted: December 04, 2016 at 07:59 AM | 15 comment(s)
  Beats: red sox, winter meetings

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Winter meetings would go on if MLB teams do not attend | Boston Herald

It will be just as popular as a Christmas without Santa Claus.

Jim Furtado Posted: November 30, 2016 at 10:29 AM | 0 comment(s)
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