Red Sox To Sign Anthony Ranaudo

The Red Sox agreed to terms with supplementary first rounder Anthony Ranaudo, according to Alex Speier of (Twitter link). Ranaudo gets a $2.55MM bonus, according to Kendall Rogers of Yahoo Sports (on Twitter), but not a major league deal, according to Speier (on Twitter).

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  1. jwredsox 5 years ago

    !!! Made my night

    • nhlegend 5 years ago

      Mine too.

      • Fangaffes 5 years ago

        Good job by Theo to stare down Boras. It probably helped that Harper was going to the deadline, too.

  2. Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

    They had a great draft. Ranaudo is a great pitcher.

  3. dickylarue 5 years ago

    Pete Gammons sobbed happy tears tonight!

    By tomorrow “future top of the rotation starter & potential Cy Young winner” should be the tagline after this guy’s name when the Boston NESPN media say his name. A source just told Gammons, “he’s the best pitcher in anyone’s system”.


    • jwredsox 5 years ago

      Shut up troll

    • care_bear 5 years ago

      do you ever write anything happy or nice you big meanie

    • Will you just shut up about Gammons already. You make it obvious in practically all your posts about the Red Sox that you don’t like Gammons. It’s getting really old.

  4. YES!!!!!! THIS KID IS A STUD!!!!!!!

  5. Adil 5 years ago

    signed for $2.55 million

  6. louis_09 5 years ago

    I’ll say this, when healthy Ranaudo is a stud. A team like Boston has put itself in a position to draft someone with some question marks — and really, for $2.5m this is a relatively low risk/high reward signing.

    Great signing for Boston.

    • johnsilver 5 years ago

      Also had rash of those same high reward players go down recently with injuries the last 2 years. Nick Hagedone, Junichi Tazawa, Drake Britton. All TJ. Seems like am missing one…

      • jwredsox 5 years ago

        Tazawa wasn’t really a guy who was signed with an injury history so not sure why he is on that list.

  7. hawkny1 5 years ago

    The signing bonus agreed to with Ranaudo is much better than the money the Sox front office spent on Mike Cameron! After spending three years in college baseball at LSU, it is reasonable to expect that Ranaudo might be ready to claim a spot on the Sox roster in ST of 2012?

    • wolf9309 5 years ago

      it’s not really reasonable to expect anything. It’s certainly possible he could be ready that fast, but you never know what can happen, I wouldn’t count on it.

    • 0bsessions 5 years ago

      Let’s not get ahead of ourselves here. As a Sox fan, I love the fact they signed him, but there’s no need to rush his development. The Sox rotation is pretty much locked in through 2013 and rushing guys rarely works out (See Craig Hansen and Manny Delcarmen versus guys they took their overall time with like Lester and Buchholz).

      • hawkny1 5 years ago

        You may be right but then Hansen played three years at St. John’s U.,  a school where basketball reigns supreme.  Preparation wise, I don’t think he was as far along as Ranaudo is at this point.  Likewise, Delcarmen, who was drafted out of West Roxbury High and was relieving for the Sox three years later.  Since 1996 LSU has won the college world series 4 times and been in the finals at least twice more so Ranaudo has played higher caliber baseball, at LSU,  than your examples…  I honestly think if he stays healthy he could be competing for a spot on the staff in 2012…

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