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This edition of the pod contains not only an interview with David Laurila — concerning his process, roots as a baseball writer, etc. — but also two interviews by Laurila, first with Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, and then with former outfielder Oscar Gamble.
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The Red Sox welcomed Bobby Valentine into their managerial mix as the team is still on the hunt for Terry Francona's replacement. Will O'Toole points out that Valentine and Red Sox Nation could fall in love next season, as seen in the cartoon above. Since graduating from Seton Hall University, Will O'Toole has been doing cartoons for over 30 years for a number of papers...
According to multiple reports, Bobby Valentine is the leading candidate for the Red Sox managerial vacancy.
Valentine told the New York Daily News, who reported that Valentine will interview with the Sox early next week:
“It’s a job that I’m interested in. Who wouldn’t be?”
He also told the Daily News:
“If they want to speak to me further about it, I would look forward...
To vote for a starting pitcher for MVP, I need to be convinced of two things:
The starting pitcher's performance was dominant enough to separate him from the best position players.
None of the top position players performed well enough to merit a first-place vote. I wasn't convinced of either.
As one of 28 voters for this year's American League award, I placed Red...
Jacoby Ellsbury was denied the American League MVP as the voters gave it to pitcher and Cy Young winner Justin Verlander. This is the first time a pitcher has won the MVP since 1986.
Ben Cherington will talk with Bobby Valentine on Monday after he returns from a scouting trip to the Dominican Republic. With no other interviews scheduled, it looks like it is Bobby V's job to lose. The Red Sox are looking to fill the manager position before the start of the winter meetings on Dec. 5.
The Boston Red Sox said they were looking for a different voice in the clubhouse when they let Terry Francona walk after the worst September collapse in major league history. Enter Bobby Valentine.
So it appears that Bobby Valentine is the front runner for the Boston Red Sox managerial job. Good for him and for them. I wish them all the best. Though I don’t mean the above facetiously (I’ve been known to have a dark sense of humor sometimes but I’m not mean) I’ll be happy to [...]
Jacoby Ellsbury's transformation from table-setter to game-changer was dramatic enough that he finished higher than any other position player in the American League's Most Valuable Player Award voting, which was released Monday.
BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Red Sox said they were looking for a different voice in the clubhouse when they let Terry Francona walk after the worst September collapse in major league history. Enter Bobby Valentine.Known for his confrontational style that rubbed some of his players the wrong way and ...
The Boston Red Sox have appointed Mike Hazen and Brian O'Halloran assistant general managers.
Writer explains why he went with Jacoby Ellsbury.
The Boston Red Sox have appointed Mike Hazen and Brian O'Halloran assistant general managers. The moves were among several announced Tuesday by new general manager Ben Cherington.
Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury garnered four first-place votes and 242 points in finishing second to Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander in the American League Most Valuable Player balloting, the results of which were announced by the Baseball Writers Association of America yesterday in New York.
Bill Monboquette tossed a no-hiiter for the Red Sox on August 1, 1962 against the Chicago White Sox. The Red Sox line-up in 1962 included Yaz LF (.291 BA, .844 OPS), Jim Pagliaroni C, (.292, .892), Pete Runnels 1B (.333, .903), and Lou Clinton RF (.295, .928) in the heart of the order. With a line-up like that, you would think that they might have scored more runs than that,...
Three candidates remain to become the next manager of the Red Sox. My guess is you only have an opinion on one...