Found August 09, 2012 on
Baseball America recently release a number of unique prospect rankings, and it’s clear that some players in the Red Sox organization are turning heads.
Ryan Lavarnway was voted the best defensive catcher by the managers in the International League. This is a fantastic sign that Lavarnway will ultimately remain at catcher. He is already known more for his plus bat. Pedro Ciriaco and Jose Iglesias were also named the best defensive second baseman and shortstop respectively.
The brightest spot of all is arguably Jackie Bradley Jr. Bradley has been promoted to AA, but during his time in high A ball, he was recognized as the most exciting player in the Carolina League. He was the top hitting, fielding and base running prospect.
Jackie Bradley Jr. It’s ok to start getting excited for this guy, Red Sox Nation.
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What did the Red Sox do to anger the gods? Baseball gods, Greek gods, whichever ones you pick, the Red Sox appeared to be cursed by 'em on Wednesday. Time and time again, the team battled back to tie things up, but then couldn't get over the hump. Like the ancient Greek myth of Tantalus, the Sox were left wanting in the end. NESN Nation's Dan Duquette isn't giving...
The Josh Beckett haters have been coming out in droves all season; a lot of the hate has been warranted, some not so much. Beckett has not been good this season (5-9 record, 4.54 ERA), but he has not been terrible by his standards (his ERA is only 3rd highest in his 7 seasons with the Red Sox). He has had three starts with 6 earned runs or more, but has also had seven starts with...
So much has gone wrong for the Red Sox this season that it's hard to pick out just one reason for the team's struggles. You could call out the club's inconsistent starting pitching, injuries, untimely hitting, so on and so forth. Red Sox president and CEO Larry Lucchino isn't ready to place blame on any one area, though. "There is no single source, there'...
Felix Doubront is going to be shut down, but not entirely. Bobby Valentine told reporters in Cleveland on Friday that the 24-year-old starter will be skipped over in the rotation for his next scheduled start, in favor of Aaron Cook. Doubront, who had been in line to start again against Baltimore, is expected to be available out of the bullpen if the Sox need him. Doubront has pitched...
Clay Buchholz is an ace. Right now, the Boston starter is pitching at about as high of a level as a pitcher can be, and the Red Sox have needed exactly that. Friday night, the offense was able to scratch together enough runs for another Buchholz gem to hold up, and the Sox held on for the 3-2 win over the Cleveland Indians. It's an important win -- and the kind of game that the...
The Red Sox were able to score 9 runs on the way to a win last night, however tonight the Sox bats were stopped dead in their tracks when they had to face Dempster. Jon Lester started off looking like it might be one of his best starts of the season, however he let himself get frustrated with the home plate umpire and walked off the mound in line for a loss.
Lester is starting...
I don’t think Boston Red Sox announcers Don Orsillo and Jerry Remy are in danger of becoming Jedi anytime soon.
Specifically, Orsillo struggled with a toy lightsaber (at :50 mark) and Remy could not take his eyes off of “the force.”
At least they weren’t in the booth drinking beer and eating Popeyes like most of the Red Sox pitching staff.
Editor's note: NESN.com is going to tell the story of the 2012 Red Sox in Bobby Valentine’s words. Each game day, we will select the best Valentine quote that sums up the day for the Red Sox. After the game, standing at his locker and answering to the media, Josh Beckett looked despondent and his eyes appeared to be red as he spoke in an understated, monotone voice about his...
The Red Sox enter Wednesday afternoon's game against the Texas Rangers with a 54-55 record, placing them fourth in the American League East. For Red Sox fans, Boston's spot in the standings is an unusal one, especially since there is just about a month and a half remaining in the regular season. Surprisingly, the Red Sox have played well on the road (26-23) but they soon...
The Boston Red Sox have signed veteran outfielder Scott Podsednik just over a week after trading him to Arizona.
Podsednik batted .387 with one home run and seven RBI in 19 games for the Red Sox before being dealt to the Diamondbacks on July 31. He was released by Arizona after declining an assignment to Triple-A Reno.
Podsednik, who was batting ninth and playing left field Friday...
Scott Podsednik makes his return to the Red Sox lineup on Friday night against Cleveland, and while that might not sound like a lot, it could make all the difference for this one. After all, with the Sox in need of a win in any way possible, every little bit will help, regardless of where it comes from. The same, however, could be said for the Indians, who are playing with a little...
The Red Sox head into Cleveland with a chip on their shoulders after losing two straight to the Rangers, finishing off their 10-game home stand with a 55-57 record. Now they turn their attention to the road and hope for better results against the Indians. Pedro Ciriaco is back in the lineup, taking over at second base for hot-hitting Dustin Pedroia. Not to worry, though, Pedey'...
The Red Sox are looking for anything to give them a spark as they try to avoid falling out of contention -- and their latest search has led them to an old friend. After trading him to the Diamondbacks along with Matt Albers for Craig Breslow, the Red Sox re-signed Scott Podsednik on Thursday night. Podsednik, who had been released by Arizona after refusing to accept an assignment...
CLEVELAND -- No one was more impressed than Cleveland Indians manager Manny Acta. He made that clear after Boston's Clay Buchholz dominated Cleveland's lineup with a two-hit complete game in the Red Sox's 3-2 victory Friday night. "That's the best game I've seen pitched against us all year and it wasn't even a shutout," Acta said. Buchholz...
Yellow and Blue for Dustin.
WP: C. Buchholz (10-3)
LP: C. Seddon (0-1)
Bot 1st: Cleveland
- A. Cabrera homered to deep center