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3:55 p.m. ET: The Red Sox kicked off their spring training schedule on Thursday with a victory over Northeastern, but they’re not done for the day just yet. Next up for the Sox is a clash with Boston College at 4 p.m. ET.
While the Red Sox’ lineup for the first game included a number of regulars, Boston’s lineup against BC will consist entirely of minor leaguers. That doesn’t mean it won’t be an interesting game, though, as some of the organization’s top prospects, including Xander Bogaerts and Jackie Bradley Jr., will be in action.
Bogaerts, who is coming up through the system as a shortstop, will play third base against the Eagles. It’s a position many envision him eventually switching to, but him playing there against BC could just be to get him some more practice at the position before he mans the hot corner for Team Netherlands during the upcoming World Baseball Classic.
Just like the Red Sox did against Northeastern, they’ll roll out a new reliever to start Thursday’s contest ...
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After enduring one of the worst seasons in recent memory, the Boston Red Sox went to work during the offseason. Unfortunately, all that labor hasn’t led to much discernible improvement. It’s been a confusing winter, to say the least, and the team seems to have take a significant step backward in terms of both its strategy and its philosophy.
For decades the Red Sox were also...
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Daniel Bard took to the mound in the season's first spring training game. Did he walk six guys? Did he take out a poor Northeastern player's knee cap with a rouge fastball...
Joel Hanrahan hasn’t pitched in a game for the Red Sox yet, but he’s already a big fan of the organization.
Hanrahan, who will be a free agent after this season, said Wednesday that he’s willing to talk if the Red Sox are interested in extending his contract.
“It has been great here so far,” Hanrahan said, according to The Boston Globe. “I didn’t know what to expect...
During a visit to Comcast New England's "The Baseball Show" set last night, new Boston Red Sox P Ryan Dempster and OF Jonny Gomes poked some fun at one time Red Sox player Kevin Kevin Millar.
Then during the segment, Jessica Moran announced that "Kevin from Austin" was calling in and of course it was Millar defending himself.
Check out the hiliarous...
It was this time last year when reliever Daniel Bard was finally making the transition that he was dying for; Bard would be a starting pitcher. Unfortunately for him and the Red Sox, the transition flopped.
Bard was 5-6, with a 5.24 ERA, walked 37 batters and hit 8 more; this outweighed his 34 strikeouts. After a 1.2 inning performance against the Blue Jays in which gave up 5 runs...
Say goodbye to the John Lackey of 2012 and hello to the new and improved Lackey of 2013.
After undergoing Tommy John surgery and missing all of last season, the big right-hander has shown up to spring training confident, excited and he even shed a few pounds, too. While his time in Boston has been overshadowed by injuries and less-than-impressive numbers, Lackey is ready for a fresh...
Alright Red Sox Nation I’m no conspiracy theorist but
something’s a little fishy regarding a recent story coming out of Fort Myers. On Thursday
CSNNE.com wrote a post detailing some of the delay issues Mike Carp leaving the Mariners organization - essentially he was stuck in Seattle and that’s like walking into a
depression clinic, yikes.
When I went to revisit this story...
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If Will Middlebrooks' performance today at the
Beautyrest Baggo Classic championship game is any indication of his future with
the Red Sox then you might as well retire his number right now. The Red Sox
third baseman put a legendary beating on closer Joel Hanrahan to win the
Beautyrest Baggo Classic championship title.
The Boston Red Sox spent yesterday's off day picking up Seattle left handed hitter 1B/OF Mike Carp. Carp had been designated for assignment by the Mariners, but the Red Sox picked him up for a player to be named later. What does this mean in Boston? Well, first of all, first base is a log jam. Mike Napoli, Daniel Nava, Lyle Overbay and Carp all plan on trying out for first base...
Gordon Edes posted a round-up of quotes from pitching coach Juan Nieves about the five expected starters in the Red Sox rotation. It is...effusive. For example, check out just some of his thoughts on Red Sox whipping boy John Lackey:
"Ohhh, he's awesome. He's in great shape. What I've seen right now, I know John [Farrell] spoke to him, was able to see him [this...
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Lyle Overbay is probably throwing a mini-tantrum right now in Ft. Myers as the
Red Sox have completed a trade with the Seattle Mariners for OF/1B Mike Carp.
The trade sends Carp to Boston in exchange for a player to be named later
or cash consideration. However Carp enters the 2013 season with some question
Mike Napoli may be slated to get the majority of the at-bats at first base, but there are a couple reasons it may make sense to have a dedicated backup.
For one, though he’s never suffered any symptoms from it, there’s no telling when the degenerative condition in Napoli’s hip may act up. Secondly, Napoli is probably best deployed in a platoon, taking most of his at-bats against...
Apparently being an All-Star closer isn’t the only thing
Joel Hanrahan can brag about these days. According to NESN.com’s Hanrahan
thinks he’s worthy of being titled “The best golfer on the Red Sox roster” and he’ll
have a chance to prove it at their annual Southwest Florida Children’s Hospital
celebrity golf tournament today. Yet
Hanrahan’s been bragging about his...
On Wednesday the Red Sox organization announced the starting lineups for their annual doubleheader against some familiar faces - Northeastern University and Boston College. After a quick glance it’s clear NU will face the majority of the Red Sox starters while BC faces the organization's rising prospects.
According to ESPNBoston.com’s Gordon Edes the Red Sox have changed...
SIGNED/RESIGNED: David Ortiz (DH), David Ross (C), Jonny Gomes (OF), Shane Victorino (OF), Koji Uehara (RHP), Ryan Dempster (RHP), Stephen Drew (SS), Jarrod Saltalamacchia (C), Craig Breslow (LHP), Mike Napoli (1B/C)
TRADED FOR: Joel Hanrahan (RHP)
Cody Ross (OF), James Loney (1B), Mark...