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The second half of the Red Sox’ season is about one thing: winning the World Series.
It’s a surprising change considering where most “experts” picked the Red Sox to finish this season. Some saw the Sox improving, but few saw Boston sitting at 19 games above .500 at the All-Star break. Most thought that the AL East was too good, and that the Red Sox were entering into a bridge year.
This is a heck of a bridge year, if that’s the case. The Red Sox have the best record in the American League, and their overall balance has them looking like legitimate contenders to open up the second half. John Farrell just has to make sure his troops are ready, especially with the Rays winning nine of their last 10 before the break to cut Boston’s lead in the AL East to 2 1/2 games.
No matter the end result, the second half should be an interesting ride. The first half was extremely eventful, and given the personalities, talent and potential in the Red Sox organization, things should only pick up as w...
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Ranaudo (L) & Cecchini (R)Reports are surfacing that Theo Epstein will demand both Anthony Ranaudo and Garin Cecchini in a trade for Matt Garza. Cecchini is tearing it up in AAA, while Ranaudo (despite the shelling he took at the Futures Game on Sunday) is having a good year at AA Portland. The question for Ben Cherington is whether two months of Garza is worth your #3 (Cecchini...
Clay Has 'Plateaued'Stop us if you've heard this before: Clay Buchholz hit another "bump in the road" in his rehab from neck/shoulder "soreness". The righty was supposed to have thrown a bullpen session today. Do you think he actually threw it? Correctimundo! He did not. Why? Let's ask manager John Farrell: "As optimistic as we were on this...
The Red Sox have looked good all season. They have the best record in the American League East (and the American League) as well as the most wins in all of Major League Baseball at the All-Star break. Perhaps it’s time to stop treading carefully when using “Red Sox” and “World Series” in the same sentence and just go for it.
Dustin Pedroia is.
Pedroia voiced the MLB party...
Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia seemingly looks for motivation wherever he can find it. After the 5-foot-8 infielder was deemed to small to play as he grew up, Pedroia is still feeding from that gigantic chip on his shoulder even as racks up accolades. He may now have a little added fire when the Sox play the Tigers now.
Pedroia was the victim of a classic high-five fake-out...
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The Boston Red Sox have several options for the left side of
their infield, including players such as the Stephen Drew – who’s rehabbing
from injury – Jose Iglesias and Will Middlebrooks. Considering all three
players have question marks surrounding their abilities over the second-half of
the season, the Red Sox are open to exploring the market for potential
Center fielder Henry Ramos would have been the story on just about any other night for the Salem Red Sox. The leadoff hitter had two hits — both home runs — and drove in three runs in a 6-0 win for Boston’s high-A affiliate.
His impressive night, however, was overshadowed by a trio of pitchers on Wednesday night in Frederick, Md. Three Salem pitchers combined to throw a no...
The future looks pretty bright for the Red Sox, especially thanks to one player who looks very ready to become a star very soon.
Infielder Xander Bogaerts has been a top prospect for some time, but as he begins to knock on the major league door, he’s starting to get more and more recognition. His impressive performance in Sunday’s MLB Futures Game in New York certainly doesn’t...
Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz warms up for the 2013 MLB All-Star Game by prancercising down the streets outside the MLB Fan Cave. He even has a special guest, Jose Bautista join him.
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Miguel Cabrera certainly likes to have his fun during games and tonight it came at the expense of Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia.
During the pre All-Star Game introductions at Citi Field, Miguel Cabrera came out of the dugout after being introduced giving high-five’s to his American League teammates. However when the 6’4″ Cabrera came to the 5’8″ Pedroia the reining...
If the Major League Baseball playoffs started today, the Red Sox would have home-field advantage throughout the American League postseason. As for the World Series? Which league gets the potential advantage in the Fall Classic will be determined Tuesday night at the Mets’ Citi Field. The National League has won three-straight All-Star Games and opened as the -130 favorite.
Red Sox principal owner John Henry, who has been relatively quiet this year, went on WEEI's Mut and Merloni show Thursday to give what amounted to a "state of the team" address.
"Last year in my mind was an anomalous year. People seem to be surprised that we are in first place and that we are a decent team. I think...
The 84th Major League Baseball All-Star Game takes place tonight at Citi Field in New York.
Red Sox Lifer's will have plenty to root for as David Ortiz will start the game and bat sixth. Second baseman Dustin Pedroia will also see time in the game. Clay Buchholz will be there, but will not play due to injury.
The Red Sox have had their share...
After a long career, highlighted by eight years in Boston, Derek Lowe says goodbye to baseball.
Derek Lowe announced his retirement today. Well…sort of. The former Red Sox pitcher pointedly avoided use of “the R word”, but given that his official statement was “he has officially thrown his last pitch”, I think we can safely assume that this isn’t a Brett Favre or Roger...
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#45 to #41
#40 to #36
#35 to #31
As we approach the middle of the list, we end up with a group of young players who are mostly more about future value than long term value. These are some of the very best players in the game, and this is about as high as a player can rank without establishing himself as a big leaguer.
#30 Matt Moore (P)