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Figuring out how to get Kevin Youkilis and Will Middlebrooks in the lineup together can be a headache at times, but they showed why it's worth it on Wednesday night. David Ortiz, Youk and Middlebrooks all homered and the Red Sox rallied against the Tigers to win 6-4 and take their third straight over Detroit. NESN Nation's Dan Duquette is in a basketball mood, so he's awarding the trio of sluggers our "Baseball Big Three" award in honor of their trio of home runs. Who's your player of the game? Vote in the poll below and leave your thoughts on...

Red Sox looking to deal Youkilis?

Rumors are swirling that the Red Sox are actively looking to ship their power hitting third baseman out of town. 

Red Sox GM Ben Cherington Calls Kevin Youkilis Trade Rumors 'Inaccurate'

Rumors were swirling early on Friday afternoon, as sources were indicating that the Red Sox were actively shopping third baseman Kevin Youkilis. The initial report on Friday was that Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington had been telling teams the Red Sox did "definitely intend to trade" Youkilis and were just looking for the right deal, according to CBS Sports Danny Knobler...

Red Sox, Youkilis Gaining Interest in Trade Market

Being a professional athlete can be a rough occupation. Between the massages, top-notch health care, and unequivocal admiration, there’s a time limit for these perks. Kevin Youkilis (.250/.318/.406, in 107 ABs) is finding this out publicly, where the writing is now on the wall that his days in Boston are numbered. According to Danny Knobler of, Red Sox brass have...

Kevin Youkilis Gets Day Off as Will Middlebrooks Gets Start at Third Base in Toronto

Rumors swirled about Kevin Youkilis' future in Boston on Friday but while the unsubstantiated suggestions continue to roll in the third baseman will get a much-needed day off. Will Middlebrooks gets the start in his place at the hot corner, hitting sixth in the lineup. The hot-hitting Jarrod Saltalamacchia got a noticeable bump in the lineup as well on Friday, as Salty will hit...

Youkilis on the Block

With the Red Sox in last place of the AL East they are looking to make some changes. They might start with Kevin Youkilis. The Youk is a fan favorite (of TGR and Red Sox Nation). Click HERE to read more. HERE is more from the rumor mill. Where might Youk land you ask? The White Sox, Rangers, and Dodgers have all come out to scout him. A move to the White Sox would fill their...

David Ortiz reportedly called team meeting to defend Bobby Valentine

It could be a complete coincidence, but the Red Sox have played particularly well since David Ortiz called a players-only meeting for the team back on May 11. Since that day, Boston has gone 12-5 — their best stretch of baseball this season. The most obvious reason for Ortiz’s meeting was that his team was well under .500 and playing horribly. As we recently found out, another...

Next Generation of Defensive Shifts Should Include Five Infielders, Outfielders Playing in Stands (Video)

The Red Sox continue to see wacky shifts from opposing teams game in and game out, with the Blue Jays putting a shift on righty Will Middlebrooks. While that's a pretty unusual move to shift infielders around with a righty at the plate, NESN Nation's Dan Duquette is ready to dive in to the really bizarre shfits that haven't been tried yet. He asked our Twitter followers...

Tigers rolled over by Red Sox in Boston

BOSTON (AP) -- David Ortiz and Will Middlebrooks each hit two-run homers, Kevin Youkilis had a solo shot and the surging Boston Red Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 6-4 on Wednesday night. The Red Sox have won for the 14th time in 19 games but remain in last in a jammed AL East. Miguel Cabrera went 4 for 5 with three doubles and drove in a run for Detroit, which has dropped the first...

Red Sox 7, Blue Jays 2

David Ortiz homered, Clay Buchholz won his sixth straight start in Toronto and the Boston Red Sox beat the Blue Jays 7-2 Friday night, their fourth victory in five games. Daniel Nava had three doubles and Adrian Gonzalez had three hits for the Red Sox, who have not lost consecutive games since May 8 and 9 at Kansas City. Buchholz (5-2) won for the first time in four starts, giving...

Jewish Sports Dolls

Ian Kinsler, Ryan Braun, and Kevin Youkilis among many sports star dolls/puppets.       To check them out click HERE.

Red Sox get to Verlander, beat Tigers

BOSTON (AP) -- David Ortiz homered and hit two doubles, and the Boston Red Sox moved above .500 for the first time this season, tagging Justin Verlander for 10 hits in a 6-3 win over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. Verlander (5-3) lost his second straight start since taking a no-hitter into the ninth inning against Pittsburgh on May 18. The reigning American League MVP and...

Dave Roberts Steal Against Yankees in 2004 ALCS Is Ketel One Honorable Moment

The Red Sox were a championship starved franchise for the better part of 86 years. In the 2004 ALCS, boston appeared primed for yet another fruitless season after falling behind 3-0 in a series against the rival Yankees. One quick swipe of a base changed all that. Dave Roberts, who came over in a trade at midseason, stole second base in the bottom of the ninth inning to help tie...

About First Base

Here's a quick and dirty bit of rosterbation - involving what seems to me to be a prime but overlooked candidate to help fix the 1B situation if;/when the Jays resign themselves to the idea that Lind isn't the answer.There's a guy out there who, while aging and expensive, has the skill-set to be everything Lind was not. He's the ideal short term acquisition, but he...

How we see it goin' down: Sox - Jays series

First Pitch: Friday 7:07, Saturday 1:07, Sunday 1:07 Arms: Friday: Clay Buchholz, RHP (4-2, 7.19 ERA) vs. Henderson Alvarez, RHP (3-4, 3.56 ERA) Saturday: Felix Doubront, LHP (5-2, 3.86 ERA) vs. Kyle Drabek, RHP (4-5, 4.55 ERA) Sunday: Daniel Bard, RHP (5-5, 4.56 ERA) vs. Drew Hutchison, RHP (4-2, 4.84 ERA)                                      Yard: Rogers...
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