Found August 25, 2012 on
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Boston Red Sox
Kansas City Royals
BOSTON -- Oh, by the way, they played a baseball game at Fenway Park Friday night. And the Red Sox, thrilled to have David Ortiz back in the lineup, won. On the night Adrian Gonzalez was pulled from the lineup minutes before the start, apparently as part of a blockbuster trade to the Dodgers (which hadn't been announced by the end of the game), the Sox snapped a four-game losing streak with a 4-3 win over the Royals. The victory also allowed the Sox, shorthanded with Gonzalez and Nick Punto (also in the proposed deal) unavailable, to keep from falling to a season-worst eight games under .500. Pedro Ciriaco continued his stunning dream run with a soft two-run double in the seventh inning to bring Boston from behind and reward Lester, who pitched well and won his third straight start before leaving with a left hamstring cramp. The injury is not serious. Ortiz, who missed 35 games with an Achilles strain, singled in two runs on the first pitch he saw and doubled on the se...
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As feared, David Ortiz's achilles is acting up again and this time, it could sideline him for the remainer of the season.
David Ortiz returned to the lineup on Friday after missing 35 games with
a sore achilles. He recorded two hits and two RBI, looking as if he
never missed a beat. But on Saturday, all was not well for the
jovial slugger. ...
According to Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) a baseball columnist of the LA Times, tweeted that on Friday afternoon, the LA Dodgers were awarded Red Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzalez on a wavier claim. The Sox placed Gonzalez on waivers a few days ago and could possibly move him and his loaded contract. The two biggest problems [...]
BOSTON -- Adrian Gonzalez wanted no parted in discussing his status on waivers Friday afternoon. "Do you have baseball questions?" Gonzalez asked. "Waiver questions? I'm not talking about that." With no questions other than ones about the Dodgers claiming him on waivers, Gonzalez walked away from reporters and disappeared into the back of the clubhouse. But...
It now rests in the hands of Red Sox upper management where two of their star players will ultimately end up. According to a report from ESPN ScoreCenter, both first baseman Adrian Gonzalez and pitcher Josh Beckett were claimed off waivers by the Los Angeles Dodgers, leaving the Sox to either trade them, allow them to leave, or retain them. They are also apparently trying to shop...
The fact that the Dodgers claimed Adrian Gonzalez off of trade waivers is not that big of a deal. The Sox were likely just seeing what teams might be interested before pulling him back. The fact that the Dodgers also claimed Josh Beckett is big news. This has to signal a package deal with Gonzo and Beckett heading to LA. It is very unlikely that the Dodgers would take Beckett...
Pedro Ciriaco will be batting leadoff for the third straight game as Jacoby Ellsbury continues to hit out of the No. 2 hole. While the Red Sox offense continues to struggle, Adrian Gonzalez will get the night off in the field at least as he'll be DHing out of the No. 4 hole for Boston. Mauro Gomez, who has been back and forth between Pawtucket and the big club a few times this...
It's time for the fans to make a stand.There are multiple reports out there that only four current members of the Boston Red Sox went to Johnny Pesky's funeral.
The players in attendance at the Swampscott funeral on Monday were David Ortiz, Clay Buchholz, Vicente Padilla, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia, according to a report.
Look, I have bashed Lucchino with every post, but...
The trade that sent Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett and Nick Punto to the Los Angeles Dodgers was surely a shock to Red Sox Nation. Now, just imagine if you were a member of that clubhouse and counted the foursome among your teammated over the last six months. That clubhouse was still trying to sift through and make sense of the trade by the time it was announced, and...
I just said that it would be a dream scenario for the Dodgers to take Josh Beckett alongside Adrian Gonzalez in any sort of trade.
Well, Sean McAdam just confirmed that the dream could become a reality. Beckett has also been claimed by the Dodgers off of the waiver wire.
Disgruntled Sox fans can already be heard celebrating but before we continue this fiesta, let's remember...
One of the major questions as Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford headed out of town was why they weren't a good fit for the Red Sox. Former Red Sox great Jim Rice and general manager Ben Cherington gave their thoughts Sunday afternoon, a day after the trade went down. They talked about what it takes to play in Boston, with Cherington saying it's often "a lot easier to...
"In Boston, there is always a novel -- in here they never talk about baseball; it's always the same. That's one of the reasons why I almost never talk to the press here. Very few times they ask me about baseball. But most of the time it's about gossip, rumors, plots, well ... a soap opera. When they talk to me about baseball, I'm available. But that does...
Have you heard about the insane baseball trade between the Red Sox and the suddenly loaded with cash Dodgers? Carl Crawford, Adrian Gonzalez and Josh Beckett to L.A. for James Loney & some other guys! Here’s the headline in the Boston Herald: ‘Bums Away.’ The Dodgers are also going to cover most of the $250 million owed to the big three.
In NFL news, Russell Wilson is,...
When Ben Cherington ascended to the position of GM of the Red Sox, he made sure to call attention to his own deliberate style, noting that he tends to gather as much information as possible and not rush into decisions.
I’ll admit, I’ve had my moments where I felt that this quality of my NH homeboy would work against him when it came to being able to pull off big deals.