Tag:Red Sox
Posted on: December 29, 2009 10:51 am

Red Sox outlook heading into the next decade


John Lackey – 5 years/$82.5 Million ($16.5 Million AAV)

Josh Beckett – 3 years/$30 Million ($10 Million AAV)

Jon Lester – 5 years/$30 Million (club option ‘14/$6 Million AAV)

Dice-K – 6 years/$52 Million ($8.66 Million AAV)

Tim Wakefield – 2 years/$5 Million ($2.5 Million AAV)

Clay Buchholz – One more year before Arbitration (~$425K)


Positional Players

J.D. Drew – 5 years/$70 Million ($14 Million AAV)

David Ortiz – 4 years/$52 Million (club option ‘11/$13 Million AAV)

Mike Lowell – 3 years/$37.5 Million ($12.5 Million AAV)

Kevin Youkilis – 4 years/$41.25 Million (club option ‘13/$10.31 Million AAV)

Mike Cameron – 2 years/$15.5 Million ($7.75 Million AAV)

Victor Martinez – Picked up $7.7 Million Club Option

Marco Scutaro – 2 years/$12.5 Million (Mutual Option ‘12/$6.25 Million AAV)

Dustin Pedroia – 6 years/$40.5 Million (club option ’15 club option/$6.75 M AAV)

Jason Varitek – Picked up $3 Million Player Option

Casey Kotchman – Arbitration Case (~$3 Million)

Jeremy Hermida – Arbitration Case (~$3.5 Million)

Jacoby Ellsbury – Not Arbitration Eligible (~$500K)

One More Bench Spot to Fill (~1 Million)



Jonathan Papelbon – Arbitration Case (~$9 Million)

Hideki Okajima – Arbitration Case (~$3.5 Million)

Manny Delcarmen – Arbitration Case (~$1.5 Million)

Ramon Ramirez – Arbitration Case (~$1.5 Million)

Daniel Bard – Not Arbitration Eligible (~$400K)

Boof Bonser – 1 year/$650K

- Other Bullpen Possibilities instead of Boof:  Ramon A. Ramirez/Scott Atchison


Next in Line

Junichi Tazawa – Starting Pitcher

Josh Reddick - OF

Jed Lowrie – 3B/SS

Casey Kelly – Starting Pitcher

Jose Iglesias – SS (4 years/$8.25 Million/$2.0625 Million AAV)


Players Paid to Play on Other Teams

Julio Lugo - $9 Million (AAV)

Billy Wagner - $1 Million Buyout

Alex Gonzalez - $500K Buyout


Total Salary Cap Number for ’10 (with ~$10 Million Benefits) = $170.395 Million



Players Off the Books After ‘10

David Ortiz - $13 Million AAV

Mike Lowell - $12.5 Million AAV

Josh Beckett - $10 Million AAV

Julio Lugo - $9 Million AAV

Victor Martinez - $7.7 Million

Jason Varitek - $3 Million


Total Off the Books - $55.2 Million


Possible Free Agents After ’10 (Position Players)

Lance Berkman – 1B

Derrek Lee – 1B

Carlos Pena – 1B

Albert Pujols – 1B (CLUB OPTION)

Paul Konerko – 1B/DH

Brandon Inge – 3B

Jorge Cantu – 3B

Joe Mauer – C

Miguel Olivo – C

A.J. Pierzynski – C

Victor Martinez - C

Pat Burrell – OF

Carl Crawford – OF

Adam Dunn – OF/DH

Jayson Werth – OF

Marcus Thames – OF


Possible Free Agents After ’10 (Starting Pitching)

Bronson Arroyo

Josh Beckett

Joe Blanton

Jeremy Bonderman


Aaron Harang (Club Option)

Cliff Lee (Seattle Most Likely Going to Sign Him)

Ted Lilly

Braden Looper

Kevin Milwood

Javier Vazquez

Brandon Webb

Dontrelle Willis

Chris Young (Club Option)

Category: MLB
Posted on: November 12, 2009 4:23 pm

Sports Illustrated's Jon Heyman the GM Meetings

Jon Heyman, Sports Hub Baseball Insider from Sports Illustrated joined Tanguay & Zolak today for an information packed interview recapping MLB's GM Meetings in Chicago this past week.

Heyman told us what it would take for the Sox to bring back LF Jason Bay. He also dicussed the Roy Halladay and Adrian Gonzalez sweepstakes and gave his thoughts on the Hideki Matsui to the Sox rumors

Listen to Jon Heyman here!

Posted on: November 5, 2009 2:14 pm

Tanguay & Zolak Recap Thursday 11/5

On the show today, Tanguay and Zolak fielded your calls and read your feedbacks on the Yankees World Series win.  The boys also questioned what the Red Sox should do this offseason. 

Our two baseball guys, Jon Heyman of SI.com and Dan Shaughnessy joined us at noon to explore the possibilities and to break down the Yanks victory.  Heyman addressed Roy Halladay, Adrian Gonzalez and much more.  You can hear the Heyman interview by clicking here .

On tomorrow's show, Tanguay and Zolak speak to former No. 1 pick and Dolphins OT Jake Long .  Also on the show, we tell you how the Patriots will defend the "Wildcat" and what we expect during Sunday's heated divisional battle.  Finally, Nick Cattles will give you some fantasy advice with his Fantasy Foreplay and we'll pick our NFL games for the weekend.
Posted on: November 3, 2009 4:19 pm

Tanguay & Zolak Tuesday Recap 11/3

Tanguay began the show with an axe to grind today and he let it all hang out as he "broke up" with Toucher & Rich. This is must listen radio!... Listen Here

Dan Roche, Channel 4 & Sports Hub Red Sox Insider joined the boys with the latest info on Jason Bay's negotiations with the Red Sox. He also gave us insight to his sitdown with David Ortiz and looked at the future for Big Papi...Listen to the Interview

We learned of the news of Jarvis Green's knee surgery and Tanguay & Zolak broke down the new rotation at Defensive Line without #97. We also asked the question...how will the Pats attack the Dolphins "Wildcat"?

WR Chris Chambers was released by the Chargers yesterday. Would he be a good fit in a Patriots uniform?

Coming up Wednesday, we'll be live at the CBS Scene in Foxboro for the Bill Belichick & Tom Brady Press Conferences. We also have Pats Tickets to give away at 11:55am and Bruins Forward Blake Wheeler joins us at 12:30pm. Don't miss it!
Posted on: October 22, 2009 2:27 pm

Tanguay and Zolak Thursday Recap 10/22

The red hot questions throughout the show today were why did the Pats-Denver game do better than the Sox-Angels game three of the ALDS and is this a Sox or Patriots town?  Tons of calls and instant feedbacks weighed in on those topics and it seemed like the Pats won out on this day.

Also on the show, the boys spoke with Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated and the MLB Network about the playoffs, A-Rod, the possible dwindling interest in baseball and Jason Bay.  Heyman wasn't buying that baseball's popularity is dying, but did say that A-Rod has turned his postseason fortunes around this year and has done so quickly.

Chris Mannix, also of Sports Illustrated, displayed his vast knowledge of not only basketball, but all sports, when he spoke about the popularity of the Sox-Pats as well as A-Rod and the Yanks.  Towards the end of the interview, Mannix told us that Rajon Rondo will be a restricted free agent and questioned if we'd trade Steve Nash for the Celtics Point Guard straight up?

Phil Castinetti of Sportsworld also came on and told us that, hands down, Tom Brady is the man for collectibles but that this town is still a Red Sox town.

Tune into Friday's show, when Tanguay and Zolak will talk to Boston Celtics Head Coach Doc Rivers at 10:30am.  Also on the show, we break down Pats-Buccaneers, the trip to London, have our NFL picks, and Nick Cattles checks in with his Fantasy Foreplay.  All that and more, 10a-2pm on The Sports Hub.
Posted on: October 12, 2009 12:35 pm

Tanguay and Zolak Monday Recap 10-12

Well, after a tough Sunday from both the Sox and the Pats the boys took your calls and tried to console a hurt "nation".  Most of the day focused on Jonathan Papelbon and his inability to finish off game three, as some fans even called for trading the All-Star before he hits free agency.  Zo and Tanguay, however, broke the series down and the inability of the lineup to hit against the good Angels pitching.

As our resident football expert, Zo took us inside the game and told us what exactly Tom Brady saw against the Broncos on Sunday.  Why did he miss Welker and Moss?  What's up with the rust?  Zo had the answers, like no one else.  Who would've thought that it'd be Brady and Papelbon that would let the fans of Boston down?  Unfortunately that's what happened and we were there to help you through it.

After week five, this is where we all stand with our NFL Picks:

               Week           Season

Zolak        2-2              9-7

Tanguay   3-1              7-9

Louth        2-2             7-9

Cattles     2-2              11-5

Intern Joe 2-2             2-2

Coming up on Tuesday we take a look ahead and ask what awaits the Red Sox this offseason?             
Posted on: October 10, 2009 3:17 pm

Tanguay & Zolak Recap Friday 10/9

The boys were bitter to begin the show after staying up past midnight to watch a Red Sox loss in game 1 against the Angels. Tanguay says not to blame the umpires for the loss. Zolak questions Lester's "Ace" status after he picked up his 3rd straight playoff loss.

Former Red Sox and current analyst for MLB Network, Kevin Millar joined us to recap game 1 and look ahead to game 2. Here's the interview if you missed it http://www.cbssports.com/local/bost

The guys discussed the loss of RB Fred Taylor to an ankle injury and gave their solutions for the running game. Zo thinks Benjarvus Green-Ellis will see some action this week in Taylor's absence.

We let you, the listeners, control the show after 11am and you talked Sox and Pats until we wrapped it up with Nick Cattles' Fantasy Foreplay and our weekly NFL Picks. Here's what they looked like:

                                                       Zolak                     Tanguay               Louth                    Cattles             Joe (The Intern)

Ravens -9 vs. Bengals                        Ravens            Bengals             Bengals             Bengals        Bengals

49ers -2.5 vs Falcons                         Falcons             Falcons             Falcons              49ers           49ers

Colts -4.5 @ Titans                            Colts                Colts                Titans                Colts            Colts

Patriots -3.5 @ Broncos                      Patriots             Patriots             Patriots             Patriots         Patriots


Season Totals                                    7-5                          4-8               5-7                   9-3            0-0

Comin up Monday: We break down Pats / Broncos & Sox /Angels game 3!

Posted on: October 8, 2009 2:16 pm

Tanguay & Zolak Recap Thursday 10/8

We were in postseason baseball mode today. Tanguay and Zolak broke down the Red Sox / Angels series from all angles. Gary thinks that Josh Beckett is the key to the series. Zo says Jon Lester will be a stud tonight.

Our baseball insider Jon Heyman joined us after spending last night at Yankee Stadium for Game 1. Jon told us that the Angels have a mental block against the Red Sox. He also said that Jason Varitek will be catching Josh Beckett Friday night. 

Dan Shaughnessy joined us from Anaheim and concurred with Heyman about Varitek catching Beckett. Dan tells us not to sleep on the Angels. They are a good team.

Gary and Scott can't believe that Terry Francona would cater to Beckett by having Varitek catch him. The listeners agreed and came out in full force against this move.

Coming up Friday: We break down Red Sox / Angels Game 1 and preview the Pats game in Denver this weekend! 
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