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Tiant's HOF bid falls short on committee's ballot

In the 1970s, the man the Red Sox wanted on the mound in a big game was Luis Tiant. The charismatic righty with a unique windup, in which his back would be contorted as he fired the ball to home plate, put up similar numbers to Hall of Famers such as Catfish Hunter, Jim Bunning and Don Drysdale. Once again, however, Tiant’s impressive body of work was not enough to land him in the Baseball Hall of Fame. …read more

Sox closed Manny courtship at 2000 Meetings

During baseball’s wild Winter Meetings of 2000, when Twitter didn’t exist and technology wasn’t close to being what it is now, agent Jeff Moorad and Red Sox general manager Dan Duquette felt like pioneers as they worked out the details of the mega free-agent deal over e-mail that would send Manny Ramirez to the Red Sox. …read more

Could Boston get Abreu after missing out in '13?

Four years ago, Red Sox executives were smarting with disappointment when Jose Abreu signed as an international free agent with the White Sox. Boston was one of four finalists for Abreu at that time. Perhaps the slugging first baseman will finally end up in Boston, with the chance to take aim at the Green Monster for 81 home games a year. …read more