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While stars like Matt Kemp and Mike Trout are skipping out on the World Baseball Classic, Shane Victorino couldn’t volunteer fast enough.
The Red Sox’ newest outfielder is said to have called U.S. team manager Joe Torre personally to offer his services to the club for the March tournament, according to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman. Torre did in fact accept the offer, and Victorino is expected to serve as a utility outfielder for Team U.S.A.
And the reason Victorino isn’t expected to earn a starting job is because the team is so stacked. The official roster won’t be announced until Thursday, but some names are already starting to emerge. Mark Teixeira, Joe Mauer, Brandon Phillips, Ryan Braun, Andy Pettite, Craig Kimbrel, Adam Jones, David Wright and reigning National Leage Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey are all expected to be a part of a deep team.
“After I got the chance to play a few years ago, I knew I wanted to participate again,” said Wright. “The biggest reason is obviously the opportun...
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After that brief, rocky beginning, Brentz morphed into one of Pawtucket’s hottest hitters throughout its postseason run to the Governors’ Cup. Brentz went 2-for-5 in his last regular-season game, then 8-for...
The Red Sox kicked off their busy offseason by signing Mike Napoli — or so we thought.
More than a month has passed since reports surfaced stating that the Sox had agreed to a three-year deal with Napoli, but the veteran still hasn’t been formally introduced, and more recent reports have indicated that a hip issue is to blame.
The Red Sox reportedly want to alter the terms of ...
Former Red Sox manager Terry Francona as well as former general manager Theo Epstein have some unkind words for the current Red Sox ownership group
Former Red Sox manager Terry Francona has a new book coming out titled “Francona: The Red Sox Years” that is co-authored by some blow hard in the Boston media that I will not give the time of day to. I will give you a hint who it...
The Boston Red Sox have shown interest in free agent first
basemen Casey Kotchman and Lyle Overbay, but “nothing is active” regarding the
team’s pursuit of either player, according to Rob Bradford of WEEI.com.
According to multiple baseball sources, the Red Sox have
shown interest in free agent first basemen Casey Kotchman and Lyle
Overbay. One source reported...
The second half of Boston’s next great youth movement, is also the second half of the “B” team. Besides Bogaerts and Bradley, there is Brentz and Barnes.
Bryce Brentz has a resume that makes me believe he has the chance to be a power hitter for Boston. When he played at Middle Tennessee State as a sophomore in 2009, he led the nation in home runs (28), batting...
Here's a press release from the Boston Red Sox announcing when tickets will go on sale for the 2013 season:
Red Sox tickets for 2013 regular season home games at Fenway Park will go on sale Saturday, January 26, at 10 a.m. Fans can visit redsox.com or call the automated ticket line at 888-REDSOX6 to purchase tickets.
Fans who require accessible seating can call 877...
The Red Sox’ starting rotation appears to be set, but there’s always a chance the club could decide that another pitcher would go a long way toward helping Boston climb the AL East ladder.
If the Sox were to go after one of the remaining hurlers in free agency, there aren’t too many household names available, although a few could turn heads if they’re able to pitch the way...
The names of players committing to play in the World Baseball Classic are coming fast now. Albert Pujols is likely to play, as we mentioned earlier, and now it seems R.A. Dickey will represent Team USA. Dickey is coming off a Cy Young performance in 2012, but he is also recovering from offseason abdominal surgery.
Jon Heyman of CBS Sports says Dickey is among a list of...
Former Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona has co-authored a book, and as expected there are parts in it that paint an unflattering picture of the way the team’s owners operate. As many of us already suspected, John Henry and company care more about the image of their team than they do about putting a winning team on the field.
In his book, “Francona: The Red Sox Years,”...
Terry Francona's upcoming book, which will be released later this month, takes some shots at the Boston Red Sox owners, according to excerpts published by WBZ in Boston. The implication is the owners don't love baseball and put ratings and attendance above everything else. One except describes a meeting with Theo Epstein (then the Red Sox general manager), Francona...
NEW YORK (AP) -- Owners of the Boston Red Sox thought the team wasn't marketable after the 2010 season and needed to add "sexy players," former general manager Theo Epstein says in a new book co-written by former manager Terry Francona.
Epstein says owner John Henry, chairman Tom Werner and president Larry Lucchino made the team's image a priority, according to...
Hello my Mets faithful! Right about now it’s the middle of winter and we’re knee deep in NFL playoff football, NBA basketball, and the NHL FINALLY returns next weekend! Of course, many of us are also counting down the days until spring training begins.
That wonderful time of year when we all have renewed faith in our teams, eager to see what new talent is up and coming, and...
Much attention has been put on the Red Sox active off season thus far but little recognition, at least publicly, has gone to Boston's blossoming farm system. Ever since the Sox won the 2007 World Series, focus has increased with bringing players up through the minor leagues to complement existing veteran talent on the roster. Youngn's such as Dustin Pedroia, Kevin Youkilis...
So, going into Spring Training 2013, the Red Sox have an abundance of catchers. I'll come right out with it, I'm a big Salty fan so anyone other than him as our main man next season and I'm going to be very disappointed. It was bad enough that I suffered the trauma of Tek retiring, to deal with the trade or demotion of a Saltalamacchia as well, this could be a challenge...