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10 Lamest Nicknames in Professional Sports

By Braden Gall, 2 years 4 months ago
The 10 strangest, lamest and least intimidating pro sports team names.

Red Sox, Miley agree to contract extension

By The Sports Network, 2 years 4 months ago
Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Boston Red Sox signed left-handed pitcher Wade Miley to a three-year contract extension on Thursday with a club option for 2018. The deal is worth $19.25 million, according to a tweet by O'Connell Sports, the agency that represents Miley. Miley, 28, was acquired from the Arizona Diamondbacks in an offseason trade that sent right-handed pitchers Rubby...

Red Sox ink Ogando to 1-year deal

By The Sports Network, 2 years 4 months ago
Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Boston Red Sox signed pitcher Alexi Ogando to a one-year contract on Friday. Ogando, 31, went 2-3 with a 6.84 ERA over 27 relief appearances last season with Texas before right elbow inflammation ended his season in June. The right-hander, who was an All-Star in 2011, has compiled a 28-16 record with a 3.35 ERA over 183 games (48 starts) in five...

Red Sox, Nava agree to 1-year deal

By The Sports Network, 2 years 4 months ago
Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Boston Red Sox avoided arbitration with outfielder/first baseman Daniel Nava, agreeing to a one-year deal on Thursday. The 31-year-old spent most of the 2014 season with the Red Sox, batting .270 along with 21 doubles, four home runs, 37 RBI, 33 walks, and 41 runs scored in 113 games. Nava has hit .273 with 85 doubles, one triple, 23 home runs and...

Red Sox, Rangers swap pitchers

By The Sports Network, 2 years 5 months ago
Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Boston Red Sox acquired pitcher Robbie Ross Jr. from the Texas Rangers in exchange for right-hander Anthony Ranaudo on Tuesday. Ross, 25, posted a 3-6 record and a 6.20 earned run average over 27 appearances (four starts) last season. Over three seasons with the Rangers, Ross owns a 13-8 record with a 3.98 ERA and 156 strikeouts in 150 games. ...

Former Red Sox pitcher Monbouquette dies

By The Sports Network, 2 years 5 months ago
Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - Bill Monbouquette, a 20-game winner for the Boston Red Sox and a member of the team's Hall of Fame, died Sunday. He was 78. The Red Sox said Monbouquette died due to complications from leukemia. Monbouquette, a native of nearby Medford, Massachusetts, spent the first eight seasons of his 11-year career with the Red Sox. He was a four-time All-Star and...

Cap selections announced for Smoltz, Martinez and Biggio

By The Sports Network, 2 years 5 months ago
Cooperstown, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - As expected, John Smoltz, Pedro Martinez and Craig Biggio will enter the Hall of Fame in July with caps most associated with their respective teams. Smoltz will have an Atlanta Braves cap, Martinez will go in with a Boston Red Sox logo and Biggio will feature an Astros emblem. It was previously announced that fellow 2015 class member Randy Johnson...

BoSox swap Middlebrooks for Hanigan

By The Sports Network, 2 years 6 months ago
Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Boston Red Sox and San Diego Padres have made a deal. On Friday night, the BoSox formally announced the acquisition of catcher Ryan Hanigan in exchange for third baseman Will Middlebrooks. The Padres picked up Hanigan from Tampa Bay as part of the 11-player deal consummated earlier on Friday that also landed them outfielder Wil Myers. However, San...

BoSox acquire Varvaro from Braves

By The Sports Network, 2 years 6 months ago
Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Boston Red Sox acquired right-handed pitcher Anthony Varvaro from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for minor league right-handed pitcher Aaron Kurcz and cash considerations on Wednesday. Varvaro, 30, was 3-3 with a 2.63 ERA in 61 relief appearances last season for the Braves. Over the last two seasons with Atlanta, Varvaro is 6-4 with a 2.74 ERA and...

Red Sox, D-backs consummate Miley deal

By The Sports Network, 2 years 6 months ago
Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - After being spurned by Jon Lester the Boston Red Sox continued to bolster their rotation, making an official announcement on Friday of the acquisition of Wade Miley from the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Sox gave up right-handers Rubby De La Rosa and Allen Webster along with minor-league infielder Raymel Flores. Miley struggled last season, going 8-12 with a...