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I always tried to do the best I could for the Red Sox all the time.
Terry Francona, Boston's former manager from 2004-2011, released a book yesterday called "The Red Sox Years." Calling them "the funnest years of my life", Francona will dig deep into the ups and downs of 8 seasons that brought Boston two World Series Championships. In an interview with ESPN, Francona mentioned that the book will share information about his views on the Red Sox Front Office and how they cared more about marketing than winning. The book will also share some insight into the meeting Francona had with management in October 2011 that eventually led to his release.
"The Red Sox Years" sounds like a must have for any Sox fan, and while it does not sound that a lot of insider dirt will be released in this book, I am sure there will be many great stories shared about the legacy that broke the 86 year curse.
One great story in the book that has been released is about the p...
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Terry Francona, Cleveland Indians manager, joins Matt this week to talk about his new job and why he is excited to get to work. He also discusses his alma mater, Arizona, winning a national championship in baseball last season, offers thoughts on the Baseball Hall of Fame and insight into his philosophy of using sabermetrics. Plus, hear all about his new book that chronicles his...
With Spring Training less than a month away, the Red Sox 40 Man
Roster should be fairly set until the end of camp. I'll take this
opportunity to review the entire roster. Lets face it, there's not much
else going on.
Drake Britton is ranked by soxprospects.com as the organization's 11th best prospect. He is behind other hurlers Matt Barnes, Allen Webster, Rubby...
The IBI's Steve Orbanek returns with this week's edition of Then & Now, which looks at left-handed pitcher Scott Barnes. Barnes made his debut with the Indians last season and left a favorable impression, but what does the future hold? Last season, Barnes was a reliever, but could he possibly again be positioned to be a starter? Steve ponders after the jump.
It’s been a cold week in Boston, but that hasn’t stopped a number of Red Sox players from going out and touring the city.
Jonny Gomes, David Ross, Ryan Kalish and Daniel Nava spent Wednesday traveling around Boston, visiting sites from Bunker Hill to Beacon Hill and Copley Square to Kenmore Square.
The Sox quartet shared plenty of laughs during their adventure, which included...
Pedro Martinez is back as member of the Boston Red Sox organization. The three-time Cy Young award winner (2 with Boston, 1 with Montreal), has been hired to be the special assistant to the traveling secretary General Manager Ben Cherington, “(Pedro) was one of the game’s most dominant pitchers and without a doubt a beloved figure in Red Sox history,” Cherington said. “Similar...
There’s no flash when it comes to Nick Swisher‘s numbers; he’s a 25-homer, 90-RBI guy who will contribute a ton in OBP leagues (career 13.3 BB%). If you’re looking to maximize Swisher’s skills then look no further than his L/R splits.
Against right-handed pitching Swisher has a career 0.48 BB:K rate while it’s a nice 1.08 rate against lefties. However, where his plate...
Pedro Martinez is back! But not in the way the Red Sox could probably use him. It was announced today that the man easily considered one of the best pitcher in the franchise’s history is returning as a special assistant to general manager Ben Cherington.
“We are very excited to have Pedro on board with us and back in the Red Sox organization,” said Cherington said to MLB.com...
As reported earlier this morning by Anthony Aidonidis the Red Sox pitching staff will report to
the Sox spring training facility in Ft. Meyers ahead of
their mandated February 12th date. This has to be an encouraging sign
for newly minted manager John Farrell as the Sox attempt to turn the page on a
disappointing 2012 season.
RedSox.com is reporting that manager...
Today the Cleveland Indians announced that they have extended non-roster invitations to Major League spring training camp to first baseman Jesus Aguilar, right-handed pitcher Matt Langwell, right-handed pitcher Preston Guilmet, catcher Roberto Perez, and left-handed pitcher Giovanni Soto.
The Red Sox and Pirates seem to be good trading partners this off-season. A big deal at the end of December brought Joel Hanrahan already to Boston.
If the two sides keep the communications open there might be another deal to be made.
The Pirates are the ones to start the latest rumor that Garrett Jones...
For this season to be a successful one, the Red Sox will need a bit of luck, a lot of pitching, and timely hitting to win one of the toughest divisions in baseball. Here are four things they must do if they want to hoist the AL East banner in 2013.
1) The Jon’s need to show up. Last year, Jon Lester won only 9 games and finished with a 4.82 ERA. After winning an average of 16...