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Boston Red Sox
There’s way too much Monday morning quarterbacking going on in Boston these days. It needs to stop.
Now that the Red Sox’ closer’s role has become somewhat of a revolving door, the cries for Jonathan Papelbon grow louder and louder each game. On Saturday, even Papelbon himself probably heard the shouts when he took the mound in Arizona. At the very least, his ears were ringing. But while Papelbon would undoubtedly be a perfect closer for the 2013 edition of the Red Sox, we shouldn’t get too caught up in this whole revisionist history thing.
The skepticism about the future of the ninth inning in Boston is warranted. With Joel Hanrahan done for the season, Andrew Bailey battling an injury issue and Junichi Tazawa having given up runs in back-to-back outings since being named the temporary closer, the Red Sox don’t have the stability they had during Papelbon’s six-year stint in Boston. Don’t criticize the Red Sox for not re-signing Papelbon prior to the 2012 season, though. It was the ...
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BOSTON—The maxim “No pain, no gain” is certainly applicable in sports. For Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks, he is indeed playing with pain. According to a report from WEEI’s Full Count blog, he has been playing with a separated rib. This means that his rib bone has been torn from the cartilage that connects it to the sternum. This causes Middlebrooks to have...
BOSTON—In what has been a very rough season for Red Sox pitcher Joel Hanrahan, he received more bad news on Friday. According to WEEI, the following tweet signaled season-ending surgery for the reliever. Definately not the way I wanted my time here with the Red Sox to go, hopefully ill get a chance to show #RSN the real pitcher I am someday. Tony Lee of ESPNBoston.com indicates...
Will Middlebrooks was in the hot seat this week on Red Sox Small Talk. And he took the tough questions from young Red Sox fans all over New England.
Middlebrooks was taught the “Gangnam Style” dance by some of the youngsters. He also discussed who his favorite football players are, who the best dancer on the team is and he gives advice on how to talk to girls. Middlebrooks also...
Boston Red Sox closer Joel Hanrahan, who pitched to just four batters on Monday, was placed on the 60 day disabled list on Thursday. His visit with Dr. James Andrews revealed damage to the flexor muscle tendon of his right forearm.
As reported by Jason Mastrodonato of MLB.com,
"Hanrahan, who was on his way back from Alabama as of Friday afternoon, will discuss...
When the Boston Red Sox placed closer Joel Hanrahan on the
60-day disabled list before the results of his visit with Dr. James Andrews
were announce it was evident bad news was on the horizon. There was speculation
that the right-hander would miss the remainder of the 2013 campaign, and this
was confirmed today. Brian MacPherson of The Providence Journal reports that
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With news coming down on Saturday morning that Joel Hanrahan will need season-ending surgery, the Red Sox’ biggest need has finally emerged. Boston needs to bolster its bullpen.
How the team chooses to do so remains to be seen. They could either try to pull someone up from the minors like Rubby De La Rosa, or address the need via trade.
To hear how WEEI’s Rob Bradford and Mike...
There has been plenty of buzz lately about retooling the Phillies, including a piece today in the Daily News from Dave Murphy. The Phillies have gotten older, are less productive than their glory days, and as a team no longer work. Ryan Howard, Chase Utley, Jimmy Rollins, Carlos Ruiz, Michael...
After winning last night 5-0, the Boston Red Sox look to keep it going this afternoon the middle game of a three-game set with the Toronto Blue Jays at historic Fenway Park.
First pitch is scheduled for 1:35 p.m. If you live in the Red Sox television market you can catch the game on NESN. If you live in the Blue Jays television market, you can catch the game on Rogers SportsNet...
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The last thing the Red Sox need is for a big hitter to be injured, but alas, David Ross is going to need a seven-day stint on the disabled list for a concussion. Ryan Lavarnway has been called up to the 25-man roster from Triple-A Pawtucket.
Ross said that foul balls to the face mask off of Toronto’s Colby...
David Ortiz will get the day off on Sunday afternoon after going 1-17 in his last four games.
Mike Napoli will get the start at designated hitter, batting in Ortiz’s usual cleanup spot. Mike Carp will play first base and hit sixth.
The Blue Jays are sticking with what worked on Saturday afternoon as they stick with the same lineup in consecutive days. Righty Chad Jenkins will...
Adam Lind hit a tiebreaking homer off Boston closer Junichi Tazawa leading off the ninth inning to lift the Toronto Blue Jays to a 3-2 win over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday.
It was just the fifth win in 16 games for the struggling Blue Jays, who blew a 2-0 lead in the eighth.
Toronto's Mark Buehrle had outdueled Clay Buchholz and had the Blue Jays in position to send him...
The Toronto Blue Jays hit five home runs on Sunday afternoon to beat the Boston Red Sox 12-4.
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The Red Sox are officially short a closer for good this season. Joel Hanrahan has made the decision to have season-ending surgery to repair a damaged flexor tendon in his throwing arm. The surgery, which will take place next week, has a rehabilitation period of six to nine months. Acclaimed orthopedic surgeon Dr. James...