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Facing the Toronto Blue Jays may have been a bit awkward for Red Sox manager John Farrell — who managed the Jays just last year — but two other Boston newcomers thoroughly enjoyed it.
Steven Wright and Allen Webster combined to allow a run on four hits over four innings in the first appearance with the pro club for both hurlers. Wright, a knuckleballer, got the start and the win, striking out two and allowing a pair of hits over two scoreless frames.
Check out postgame reactions from Farrell and the two right-handers in the video above.
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Former Red Sox manager and incoming Sacred Heart athletic director Bobby Valentine had some final words regarding his former club during a brief interview on Monday.
The Toronto Blue Jays didn't have a great 2012. Their season collapsed like a house of cards when Jose Bautista broke his wrist and the pitching staff suffered injury after injury. This offseason, Alex Anthopolous made his move. He had accumulated several talented prospects that weren't going to be ready for the majors in 2013, and cashed them in to pick up Jose Reyes, RA...
Jackie Bradley Jr. is one of the best prospects in baseball, but by most accounts, he’s not quite ready to hang around in the big leagues. After a quick start to spring training, however, the young outfielder may be making things interesting in Red Sox camp.
Boston manager John Farrell was asked about Bradley Jr.’s chances of making the big league roster for Opening Day, and...
During Spring Training last year, Toronto Blue Jays catcher JP Arencibia showed off his impression of ESPN baseball analyst Tim Kurkjian. This year, Arencibia reprised his impression of Kurkjian to lead off Baseball Tonight, and it was pretty solid once again, with Arencibia even calling himself "one of the finest, most well-rounded, good-looking catchers in the game"....
From our season preview of the Boston Red Sox earlier today...
Can the Red Sox avoid making headlines for all of the wrong reasons?
In the last two years, the Red Sox have been front page news for all of the following:
-An epic September collapse
-Players drinking beer and eating fried chicken in the clubhouse during games
-A manager once thought to be untouchable...
Your browser does not support iframes.If you’ve been spamming the Rush message boards trying to find out what the band’s frontman thinks will happen in baseball this season, spam no more: MLB.com spoke with him about the 2013 Toronto Blue Jays. Well, they either spoke to him, or the bad guy from The Crow, I have trouble telling them apart. That’s him on the right. Photo...
9:15 a.m. ET: The Red Sox will be answering to voices from the recent past Monday afternoon when they split the squad for two more spring training games.
The half of the team that heads to Dunedin, Fla., will be facing the Toronto Blue Jays. That’s the former team of new manager John Farrell, of course, meaning the Red Sox skipper will be handling flak from the Toronto media...
Following the same format, not bothering with a link dump since that's done better elsewhereby guys getting paid to do it.Item: Get ready for the Fasano Flop! Apparently Sal Fasano has come up with a technique to both block the plate and avoid massive home-plate collisions. How cool would it be to add something new to the grand old game that no one ever thought of before?Item...
The Red Sox play two split squad games today, at Toronto and at Tampa Bay. Both games begin at 1:35 but neither will be televised. The lineups are as follows:
Bradley Jr CF
At Tampa Bay
We've now entered week three of our six week preview series, and this week will be focusing on the AL East. Today, we're heading into Red Sox day, chock-full of pieces focusing on the most disappointing team of the 2012 season, a team that has reloaded with veterans for 2013.
On Friday, we concluded our NL East preview week with Nationals day. Here's your recap.
Bobby Valentine has taken a job as the athletic director at Sacred Heart University in Connecticut, and he he is looking forward to turning the page and forgetting about the abysmal season he endured with the Boston Red Sox last year. It’s a strange decision for a strange man, but Valentine apparently wanted to add NCAA athletic director to his resume that already includes managing...
(Video courtesy of SpecBank.com)
This is how you treat people who cheer for another AL East team (other than the Red Sox), and work within your office. It's important to demonstrate strong passive-aggressive skills when deal with these individuals. Enjoy.
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Toronto Blue Jays 2 — New York Yankees 0
The Yankees lost more than just a 2-0 game to the Toronto Blue Jays.
In Curtis Granderson’s first at-bat of Spring Training, Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ threw an inside pitch that hit the power-hitting outfielder. He was removed from the game and sent for a precautionary x-ray. The initial report was a bruised right forearm but the...
DUNEDIN, Fla. — Baseball union head Michael Weiner says there’s active discussion about increasing the penalties for violating baseball’s drug testing program.
Weiner says Monday after meeting with the Toronto Blue Jays players have expressed interest in making the sanctions for failed drug tests more severe. He also says there have been discussions with Major League Baseball...
(Video courtesy of Mike Petraglia)
Red Sox manager John Farrell had a lot to discuss with the media today including Felix Doubront, David Ortiz, Mike Napoli, Alfredo Aceves and more. See what the Red Sox skipper had to say about these topics as the team was preparing for a game against the Orioles.
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