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The Boston Red Sox released their starting rotation for this week's Spring Training games, and really, there is nothing special or telling about it. The first couple of weeks, pitchers are randomly selected to pitch about 35 or so pitches and get their work in. Relievers start games, and starters sometimes close games. Many times, they are not even trying to get the batters out, as they are working more on certain pitches that the catcher calls. Winning and losing is not important in Spring Training, but location of pitches and covering bases are.
During the next six games, there are some pitchers you might want to spend some time watching:
Watch on February 21st as Daniel Bard takes the mound to (hopefully) re-create his 2010 and 2011 stuff. After a 2011 campaign where he posted a 3.33 ERA with 74 Ks in only 73 INN as a reliever, Bard collapsed in 2012 as a starter. His ERA doubled (6.22 ERA) and he was essentially banished to AAA.
Tune in Sunday February 24th to watch John...
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Boston Red Sox second basemen Dustin Pedroia made quite the Twitter debut on Monday night. Under the ingenius handle @15Lasershow, the former American League MVP tweeted out the above photo in tribute of Ric "The Nature Boy" Flair as his first official tweet.Flair, a WWE Hall of Famer and wrestling icon, visited the Red Sox clubhouse before a game in 2011 to give Pedroia...
As part of Pedro Martinez's Boston media tour since rejoining the Red Sox as a special assistant, he was interviewed this morning by Dennis and Callahan. He had lots to say, and I encourage you to check out the recap they put up on WEEI.com.
One of the most interesting parts of the interview was when Martinez discussed his signing with the Mets after 2004. The Red Sox had...
Will Middlebrooks is going into his first full year with the Red Sox, taking over as the everyday third baseman and putting together the pieces that he hopes will make him a staple in the Boston lineup for years to come. When it comes to who he’s styling his game after, he points to a player who will be situated very close to him in the lineup: David Ortiz. But it’s not necessarily...
On Friday Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli underwent an MRI
on his ailing hip to see if the vascular necrosis (AVN) had worsened since the original
diagnosis. All of Red Sox Nation, the organization and Napoli himself awaited
the results - hoping for the best but preparing for the worst.
It was confirmed this weekend that Napoli’s hip was stable
and the AVN hasn’t worsened...
Pitcher Terry Doyle grew up as a baseball phenom in Salem, New Hampshire. The town once rallied around the young star, who they also affectionately knew of because he worked at his father's local convenience store. His local fame was at its prime as he was selected to the All-State team as a junior, then proceeded to go 10-0 as a senior. He then took his talents to Chestnut...
Broke from his failed video game company, former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling is auctioning off his famous bloody sock to the highest bidder.
The auction, being held by Texas-based Heritage Auctions, says that online bidding opened at $25,000 and was up to $32,500 by Monday.
‘‘I wouldn’t be surprised to see it go for much more than that,’’ Ivy said, via Boston...
It was time for the seasoned veterans to show off their bean-bag prowess on Tuesday, as Ryan Dempster and David Ross went head-to-head in the final first-round matchup of the Beautyrest Baggo Classic.
Dempster made sure to stretch out before taking his turn, but limbering up did not help his game. The right-hander managed just five points over the two rounds, putting him far outside...
To rephrase a famous Bob Marley line, "we be slacking" here on the Boston Red Sox news.
Part of it has to deal with my current health situation. The other part is in the past I've been able to post the NESN interviews and contest they do with the players.
But since the digital media person hasn't gotten back to me yet about the autoplay issue, I haven'...
Pedro Martinez tossed on a uniform and joined the Red Sox at camp in Fort Myers on Monday. And while Martinez won’t be brushing hitters back any time soon, it’s clear the former Sox hurler still has plenty of passion for the game of baseball.
“You know what? It’s weird but feels like the first day to me,” Martinez told reporters when asked about putting a Sox uniform back...
Many may not remember, but this season is not David Ross‘ first rodeo with the Red Sox.
The veteran catcher spent about a month with the team back in 2008, when the team reached the American League Championship Series before falling to Tampa Bay in seven games. Ross told NESN’s Tom Caron and Peter Gammons that he was able to learn valuable lessons from Jason Varitek during his...
The Boston Red Sox have traded for Seattle Mariners first baseman/outfielder Mike Carp earlier today according to the team. They acquired the recently DFA’d Mariners player for a player to be named later or cash. Sources say it is not expected to be a significant prospect going to Seattle.
Carp, who is out of options, is required to stay on the 40 man roster after being shipped...
Earlier on Wednesday evening, Boston Red Sox great and special assistant to Ben Cherington, Pedro Martinez, stopped by the CSN New England "The Baseball Show" set to do a 1-on-1 interview with Sean McAdam.
After he was done, he stayed around to answer five rapid fire questions from the CSN New England crew.
Follow Ian on Twitter @soxanddawgs...
Ryan Dempster is a funny guy. Anyone who has seen his famous impression of former Cubs broadcaster Harry Caray can attest to that.
The 17-year veteran shared some laughs with NESN’s Tom Caron and Peter Gammons on Tuesday when he joined Red Sox Live From Fort Myers to discuss his expectations entering his first spring training with the Sox. Dempster also touched on his experience...
If you’ve ever wanted to own a timeless — albeit slightly gross — piece of Red Sox history, now would be the time to get that credit card handy.
After months of hand-wringing, the sock that Curt Schilling bloodied after an experimental ankle surgery during the 2004 American League Championship Series is finally up for auction, according to The Associated Press. Schilling put...
Red Sox pitcher Alfredo Aceves is already making headlines at spring training, and it’s not for good reasons.
Aceves had a head-scratching day Sunday, a session that earned him a lecture from new Sox manager John Farrell. According to multiple reports, Aceves had some issues with his live batting practice session. In live BP, pitchers actually pitch to batters, allowing both to...