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The Boston Red Sox agonized fans by waiting until late August to call up highly touted prospect Xander Bogaerts.
The 6′ 3”, 185 lb. shortstop from Aruba, who will turn 21 at the beginning of next month, has seen limited playing time thus far, just 30 at-bats in 12 games. But it’s been enough to show off some of the talent that scouts were buzzing about.
His at-bats have been few and far between. Now, that has more to do with the consistency of Stephen Drew’s bat and glove, and less to do with Bogaerts ability, but you can see the Red Sox want to ease the young kid into the next level. His role appears to be pretty straight forward as the utility man for when Drew or Middlebrooks need a day off, and I see nothing wrong with that plan. There’s no urgency to put him out there everyday. If this team was in a different situation like fighting for a Wild Card spot, as opposed sitting quite comfortably a top their division, then a guy like Bogaerts might be needed to supply...
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The 2013 Boston Red Sox have done a complete 180 from their horrendous 2012 campaign, and just may be the favorites to win their third World Series title in the last ten seasons.
Clay Buchholz (Photo: Bob DeChiara, USA TODAY Sports)
Boston put on an exclamation point to their 9-1 series sweep of the New York Yankees on Sunday. They received enormous production from their starting...
(FenwayNation Photo)Red Sox relief pitcher Craig Breslow was chosen by MLB as Boston's nominee for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award. The award honors "a Major League Baseball player who best represents the game of baseball through positive contributions on and off the field, including sportsmanship and community involvement." Earlier this year, FenwayNation gave...
(Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)Now that we can start talking about playoff rotations, Jon Lester is making it real tough not to assign him the #1 spot. In another stellar eight-inning performance, Lester gave up just one run on three hits while striking out five in a 5-1 smiting of The Evil Ones. Lester used a mid-90s fastball and his devastating cutter to make The Bronx...
BOSTON — It might be time to pencil Jon Lester in as the Red Sox’ Game 1 starter.
The Red Sox’ focus is still on locking up a playoff spot and Clay Buchholz could very well prove down the stretch that he’s the ace that he was before landing on the disabled list. But Lester has the look and feel of a legitimate No. 1 starter right now despite a rough patch in the middle of...
BOSTON – John Farrell had a full plate when the season started. He’s done a good job of devouring each challenge, but there’s still one major helping that he must scarf down over the final couple of weeks and into the postseason. It involves the bullpen.
When Farrell took over as Red Sox manager, he needed to set a tempo, instill a winning attitude and figure out how to maximize...
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It was a shaky start for Clay Buchholz Sunday night against the Yankees at Fenway Park. He needed 22 pitches, just 14 for strikes, to get through the first inning. The right-hander walked Curtis Granderson,...
BOSTON — Boston isn’t for everyone. (Looking at you, Carl Crawford.) But it’s for these guys.
The players that the Red Sox brought in over the offseason have embraced the challenge of playing in front of a passionate — and sometimes critical — fan base. As a result, Fenway Park is once again a difficult place for opponents to play.
“The one thing that stands out is that...
The Boston Red Sox got a bit of good news regarding injured
center field Jacoby Ellsbury yesterday as he continues to rehab from his
fractured right foot. However, Ellsbury is still restricted from doing any sort
of baseball-related activities, meaning the Red Sox have no clear timeframe for
when he’ll be able to rejoin the team’s lineup, according to Jason Mastrodonato...
Three months ago, I wrote a post extolling the virtues of the various beards of the 2013 Boston Red Sox. It was intended as a whimsical post: I thought the scruffy beards were fun, and fitting for the kind of “anything goes” personality the team was developing.
It has since become the most viewed post on my blog, as Red Sox fans actively search for information about their...
The Boston Red Sox said goodbye to Mariano Rivera, and then they finished off the New York Yankees in the AL East.
Shortly after a pregame ceremony to honor the longtime Yankees closer, Mike Napoli homered in a three-run first inning to help Clay Buchholz coast to a 9-2 victory over New York on Sunday night. Daniel Nava added four hits for Boston, which eliminated the two-time defending...
The Boston Red Sox honored the legendary Mariano Rivera with by having a string quartet play "Enter Sandman" on Sunday.
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New York Yankees 1 — Boston Red Sox 5
Offense held down by Jon Lester in today’s 5-1 loss to the Boston Red Sox.
CC Sabathia got today’s start and had a perfect first inning but it went downhill from there. Mike Napoli would hit an infield single that Mark Reynolds would field at third base. The throw from Reynolds would go wide of first and...
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The Red Sox completed the sweep of their three-game set against the Yankees Sunday night taking the finale of the season series 9-2.
The Sox finish the season series 13-6 against the Yankees winning the series for just the second time since 2005. The 13 wins match the most against the Yankees in a season by any team since the 1976 Orioles went 13-5.
The win combined with the...
The Red Sox announced that Wednesday, Sept. 18 will be “Dollar Beard Night” at Fenway Park. Any fan who shows up with a beard — real or fake — will receive one $1 ticket to that night’s game against the Baltimore Orioles.
The Red Sox brain trust has taken a lot of heat over the past couple of years for their approach to marketing. The Sox...