Found February 22, 2012 on Fenway West:
Well, Josh Beckett has finally spoken up. For a long time, he said little or nothing about last year's collapse.  Nick Cafardo's "On Baseball" piece on Monday finally had some quotes. Earlier this spring, in an interview with former teammate Kevin Millar on MLB Network, Beckett seemed angrier about who leaked the negative clubhouse info than what happened in it. Now, however, he took some responsibility: "The bottom line is my last two starts, they just weren't that good," he was quoted. "I'm not saying we didn't make mistakes in the clubhouse, but the biggest mistake I made was not pitching well vs. Baltimore....I didn't execute pitches when I needed to." Beckett is known to be "very emotional". In interviews, he seldom smiles, and the look on his face at times seems surly. He is not insolent, like Roger the Texas Con Man sometimes was, but his image is not a friendly one. That could be a good thing, because he has bee...

Your Morning Dump...where Crawford is working on his batting stance

  Every morning we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump...  “We pretty much had to start all over,” Crawford said following a 15-minute, welcome-to-spring-training session with reporters. “I had to get my base better so I wasn’t so wide. He saw some areas...

Red Sox' Jenks had serious back issue following surgery

Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Bobby Jenks admitted that he feared for his life. After having surgery to remove bone spurs in his back on Dec. 12, the righthander noticed that he was leaking some kind of fluid. Jenks elected to bandage it up himself, but when the condition didn't subside, he visited a doctor. From there, he was rushed into emergency surgery to fix the "...

Bobby Jenks apologizes over DUI arrest

Red Sox pitcher Bobby Jenks has apologized for ''distractions'' caused by his arrest in Florida on charges of driving under the influence. "I am embarrassed by the situation and apologize to my teammates and to the Red Sox organization for any distractions I may have caused," Jenks said in a statement. "I still need to let the legal process run its...

Bobby Jenks Striving to Overcome Botched Back Surgery that Could Have Been Fatal

FORT MYERS, Fla. –– It was supposed to be a routine back surgery. When Bobby Jenks went under the knife on Dec. 12 in Boston, the reliever was scheduled to have two of four bone spurs removed. Unbeknownst to Jenks, the surgeon botched the procedure by starting –– and then not finishing –– a third bone spur. As the Red Sox hurler began his recovery phase, he noticed spinal...

Red Sox, Cubs agree on compensation

Theo Epstein is famous for making trades. On Tuesday, he became part of one. Almost four months after Epstein left the Boston Red Sox to become president of baseball operations with the Chicago Cubs, the clubs agreed on compensation the Red Sox would receive for letting Epstein out of his contract: relief pitcher Chris Carpenter and a player to be named later. This isn't the...

Cody Ross Feels Prepared to Patrol Right Field at Fenway Park, Adjust to American League Pitching

FORT MYERS, Fla. –– Patrolling right field at AT&T Park was always a challenge for Cody Ross. It won't get any easier at Fenway Park. After inking a one-year, $3 million deal with the Red Sox, the outfielder –– and the 2010 National League Championship Series MVP –– will have to adjust to the dimensions, which was one of many opportunities in Boston that appealed...

Carl Crawford Still Hopes to Be Ready for Opening Day, Working Hard on Conditioning in Meantime (Video)

Carl Crawford is limited when it comes to hitting right now because of his wrist injury, but he's still aiming to get back in the Red Sox lineup for Opening Day. Obviously, only time will tell, but the fact that Crawford isn't ruling out an Opening Day return is reason enough for optimism. When he does return, the Red Sox outfielder wants to get back to being the prominent...

Scoreboard From Fenway Park For 30 Years Now Calls Jet Blue Park Home

This Scoreboard Now Calls JetBlue Park Home The grand opening of JetBlue Park, the $78 million stadium the Boston Red Sox built as its new spring training complex in Fort Myers, Fla., is set for this Saturday, Feb. 25. Dubbed Fenway South, JetBlue Park — the team’s 106-acre Grapefruit League compound — replicates the dimensions of Fenway Park. Team officials...

Video: Carl Crawford Participates in Jordan's Shootout

After Boston Red Sox left fielder Carl Crawford sat down with Tom Caron and Peter Gammons on the NESN Live set, he took his turn in the Jordan's Shootout. {mp4remote}{/mp4remote} Previous contestants: Jarrod Saltalamacchia Jordan's Shootout Daniel Bard Jordan's Shootout Clay Buchholz Jordan...

Scary offseason for Red Sox reliever Bobby Jenks

If Bobby Jenks' first season with the Boston Red Sox was difficult, his offseason was worse.

Red Sox plan to put 2011 in the past

The Red Sox head toward the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park with a new GM, new manager, new Spring Training facility and only two players -- David Ortiz, Youkilis -- remaining from the 2004 World Series. Beckett, Lester and almost all the remaining players are trying to put the 2011 Beggar's Banquet behind them, "which," says Ortiz, "we can do by playing, not talking."

Crawford keeps open mind on return

Carl Crawford isn’t giving up on the idea that he could be ready for Opening Day.

Red Sox get Chris Carpenter from Cubs; place Jenks on 60-day DL

The Boston Red Sox have acquired pitcher Chris Carpenter and a player to be named later from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for a player to be named later.
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