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The Red Sox have proclaimed by proclamation that Xander Bogaerts will have every opportunity in the spring training of 2014 to win a starting job. Well, they haven't really said that. Yet. They will. It's the same spiel every team says about every prospect. "You-Know-Whosie has shown plenty in the minor leagues and now You-Know-Whosie will get every opportunity to show me, the Ruler of What Our Team Does, what You-Know-Whosie can do." That's what they say. It's a basic Mad Libs of team-speak. I don't think Xander gets that opportunity out of Spring Training. I mean, I think they say he will, but unless he's the team leader in batting, they'll probably send him down until June. It's not clear as of right now due to the opening the Sawx will have at shortstop with Drew becoming a free agent. So, I'll go over what Xander can do if called up in June (which I think will happen) and what he can do if he's the starting shortstop ...
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NESN may have found a future Red Sox reporter.
Shane Victorino‘s son, Kingston, was at the Red Sox’ workout on Monday but he wasn’t just there to watch his old man and the rest of the 2013 American League champions practice. Rather than sit back and enjoy the best team in the AL prepare for the World Series, the 3-year-old decided to put some work in and test out his interviewing...
John Farrell‘s decision to start John Lackey in Game 2 of the World Series on Thursday was made primarily due to Lackey’s success pitching at home this season.
But the call did lead some to question whether Clay Buchholz, who pitched Game 2 of the ALCS, is fully healthy.
Buchholz is dealing with some “physical issues,” WEEI.com’s Rob Bradford reported early Wednesday, citing...
Red Sox left-hander Jon Lester will start Game 1 of the World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals.
That's the word on Monday from Boston manager John Farrell.
Farrell says he hasn't decided on his entire lineup, but designated hitter David Ortiz will start at least once at first base when the series shifts to St. Louis for the middle three games. There is no DH allowed...
We already know Jon Lester will start Game 1 for the Red Sox tomorrow (duh) and then today, John Farrell officially named John Lackey as the Game 2 starter on Thursday to face Michael Wacha. After out-dueling Justin Verlander in Game 3 of the ALCS, Lackey deserves it.
This leads the rotation to shape up to Clay Buchholz pitching Game 3 and Jake Peavy Game 4, but Farrell wouldn...
Boston Red Sox fans are incredibly jacked up for their unexpected trip to the World Series to take on the St. Louis Cardinals. If you think they’re pumped now, you should have seen them when Shane Victorino hit a go-ahead grand slam against the Detroit Tigers that proved to be the series-clincher in Game 6. […]
This story begins with a swollen lymph node in Lesley Breslow's neck when she was only 14 and for her brother Craig the story does not end until every kid goes home from the hospital free of cancer free of fear.
The Red Sox relief pitcher enjoying the great autumn of his baseball life does not particularly enjoy his nickname "The Smartest Man in Baseball." A Yale degree...
Making mayoral bets is a tricky, complicated thing, apparently.
That's the impression we get from St. Louis mayor Francis Slay, at least. The mayor won't be taking part in any mayoral bets over the upcoming World Series with Boston mayor Tom Menino as the Cardinals get set to take on the Red Sox.
The reason, according to Slay, is that he doesn't want to tie up his staff...
One of the sneaky fun parts about whenever one of my teams is involved in a championship series are the bets that Boston mayor Thomas “Mumbles” Menino makes with whoever the mayor of the opposing team’s city is. It is one of those stupid “gentleman’s bet” type things that ultimately does not mean too much. Just embarrassment for a day or so.
So what does Boston win if...
Two grand slams proved to be the fatal blow to the Tigers' World Series hopes.
One came in the eighth inning of Game 2 down 5-1 and facing a 2-0 series deficit facing Justin Verlander in Game 3. Of course, it was David Ortiz who delivered the crushing blow.
The second slam came in the deciding Game 6 when Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino lifted a fly ball into the Monster...
Each day until free agency begins, we at Phillies Nation will take a look at a player who will become a free agent five days after the World Series’ conclusion. We will explore potential performance, fit, cost, and feasibility. Today, we will start with World Series-bound catcher, Jarrod Saltalamacchia.
Saltalamacchia, or Salty as he is known to Sox fans, was a first...
This drunken Boston Red Sox fan kind of forced his way onto live TV after the Red Sox ALCS Game 6 victory over the Detroit Tigers and I’m guessing the local news is regretting their decision to talk to him. When asked to explain why the fan had faith in Shane Victorino, he eloquently replied “he’s the f*ckin’ titties.” Solid analysis there.
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Like many relievers, Koji Uehara basically throws something fast, and something offspeed. Unlike many relievers, Uehara doesn’t really throw a breaking ball. He throws a pitch that breaks — every pitch breaks — but you don’t look for him to throw a slider or a curveball. After Saturday’s ALCS Game 6, when Uehara was all the rage, someone on FOX asked Boston manager John...
With the 2013 World Series set to kickoff tonight, Boston Red Sox ace Jon Lester faces off against the St. Louis Cardinals hard throwing right-hander Adam Wainwright in Game 1 of the best-of-seven series.
The two starters could not be more evenly matched.
Mayor Thomas Menino is hoping that his Red Sox will be able to bring back the “World Series Cup” to Boston. Menino has a long history of butchering Boston athletes names and phrases.
Based on his history, two out of the three words is actually an improvement.
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(Disclaimer: I’m not a SABR expert, but I don’t fear the advanced stats. They’re a part of me seeing the game more clearly.)
WORLD SERIES SCHEDULE
Game 1, 23 October, Boston
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Game 2, 24 October, Boston
Game 3, 26 October, St. Louis
Game 4, 27 October, St. Louis
Game 5 (if needed), 28 October, St. Louis
Game 6 (if needed), 30 October, Boston
Game 7 ...