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Adrian Gonzalez isn’t taking his treatment in Boston as personally as some players are. While Carl Crawford greeted this weekend’s Red Sox-Dodgers series with more thoughts about how he doesn’t like how he was treated in Boston, two other members of the massive August deal from last year are looking back at their Red Sox tenure with rosier feelings. Gonzalez and Nick Punto, who have settled in with a surging Los Angeles, sound like they’re not letting any bitterness linger. “For the most part, we underperformed last year in Boston, and we didn’t win,” Gonzalez said, according to “The year before, we won. We just didn’t make it to the postseason at the end. I had a good time.” Gonzalez was the one player the Red Sox really didn’t want to have to give up in the deal. While parting with his salary helped clear the books for last offseason’s acquisitions, losing him after just less than two seasons was disappointing for a team that had finally filled its hole at first base. Gonza

Sox need to cure offensive woes

Red Sox pitcher John Lackey always looks like he just smelled something bad. Now, I don't mean to pick on the guy. The big righthander this season has been one of Boston's most reliable starting pitchers. The vast majority of his starts have resulted in the opposition putting up little or no offense. But where opponents have scored few runs in Lackey's starts, the...

Dodgers looking to extend Hanley Ramirez beyond 2014

getty images In addition to working out a long term deal with Clayton Kershaw this off-season, the Los Angeles Dodgers will attempt to extend Hanley Ramirez beyond the 2014 season. “I think a guy like Hanley Ramirez, he’s a special, special player,” Dodgers controlling owner Mark Walter said via the LA Times. “If you know where we could find five more, we’ll take them all...

David Ortiz voices disapproval of A-Rod beaning

Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz doesn't approve of the fact that teammate Ryan Dempster decided to hit troubled New York Yankees third basemen Alex Rodriguez with a fastball in Sunday's game between the two bitter rivals.It took Dempster four pitches before he was finally able to nail Rodriguez in his midsection. And it led to both benches clearing once the dirty deed...

Lester Shines Again; Red Sox Beat Dodgers, 4-2

(AP Photo)Jon Lester is officially back. After another dazzling outing (7.1 innings, 1 earned run), Lester is now 4-1 with a 2.31 ERA over his last seven starts. His performance helped Boston defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers of Los Angeles today, 4-2. The big blow on the offensive side of the ball was Jonny Gomes' three-run jack in the top of the first inning—giving The Carmine...

Red Sox-Dodgers Preview

Just less than a year after completing one of the biggest trades in baseball history, the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers stand at the top of their respective divisions. They'll meet Friday night at Dodger Stadium for the first time since that blockbuster deal. The Red Sox (75-54) hold a one-game edge over Tampa Bay for the AL East lead, while the Dodgers (75-52) have...

Red Sox snap Dodgers' streak

Jon Lester pitched three-hit ball into the eighth inning, Jonny Gomes' three-run homer capped a four-run first, and the Boston Red Sox beat Los Angeles 4-2 on Saturday, snapping the Dodgers' four-game winning streak. The Red Sox began the day percentage points behind Tampa Bay for first in the AL East. They won at Dodger Stadium for the first time in five games dating to...

Nolasco, Ramirez lead Dodgers past Red Sox

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Ricky Nolasco pitched eight innings of two-hit ball, Hanley Ramirez hit a two-run homer with two outs in the fourth and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Boston Red Sox 2-0 Friday night in the opener of an interleague series that began as a matchup between first-place teams. The Dodgers won their fourth in a row, while the Red Sox lost for the sixth time in...

Doubront stablizes the ship

Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer It has been a bit up and down with the Red Sox starting pitching. Some days it has been amazing and results in wins, other days it has blown up in their faces. Felix Doubront can attest to being on both sides of that coin. His 24 starts this season have been on average around 5-6 innings per start with a few spikes in there in both directions...

Dodgers beat Red Sox, win 4th in row

Ricky Nolasco pitched eight innings of two-hit ball, Hanley Ramirez hit a two-run homer with two outs in the fourth and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Boston Red Sox 2-0 Friday night in the opener of an interleague series that began as a matchup between first-place teams. The Dodgers won their fourth in a row, while the Red Sox lost for the sixth time in eight games. With...

Report: Red Sox, Marlins Discussed Carl Crawford-for-Hanley Ramirez Swap During 2012 Season

Carl Crawford and Hanley Ramirez now share a clubhouse in Los Angeles. But there reportedly was a point last season when they almost traded places on the East Coast. The Red Sox and Marlins discussed the possibility of a trade that would have sent Crawford to Miami in exchange for Ramirez, according to’s Alex Speier. The potential swap never gained traction, though, and...

Ricky Nolasco Shuts Down The Red Sox Offense


Recap - Hello, LA...hello 2nd place

Jim Monaghan Contributing writer John Lackey made one big mistake...and former Red Sox Hanley Ramirez took advantage of it as the Red Sox fell to the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-0 Friday night at Dodger Stadium. The loss, combined with Tampa Bay's win over the Yankees, dropped the Red Sox into second place (by percentage points) in the American League East. More important is the...

Dodgers Rumors: LA 'motivated' to extend Clayton Kershaw's contract

Earlier in the year, the Los Angeles Dodgers were thought to be close to extending All-Star pitcher Clayton Kershaw's contract. The proposed contract was for seven-years and worth in the $210 million range, according to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal. Talks, however, stalled and the two sides haven't talked about a new contract in months. The two sides are expected to resume...

Marlins struggle to bring runners home, lose 6-0

MIAMI (AP) Clayton Kershaw allowed five hits in eight innings to lower his ERA to 1.72, best in the majors, and the Los Angeles Dodgers won their third game in a row by beating the Miami Marlins 6-0. Kershaw (13-7) struck out six and walked three. Miami's leadoff batter reached in five innings against the left-hander, but the Marlins hit into three double plays and went 0 for...

The Top 5 Reasons Why MLB Needs New Umpires

1) Ryan Dempster throws intentionally at Alex Rodriguez four times in a row, and doesn’t get tossed. 2) …The post The Top 5 Reasons Why MLB Needs New Umpires appeared first on On Her Game.
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