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note: Didier Morais will review each position for the Red Sox for the 2013
A new era is upon the Red Sox at third base.
Midway through the 2012 season –– when
Boston shipped out Kevin Youkilis to the White Sox after nine seasons –– Will
Middlebrooks officially took the reigns as the franchise's third baseman of the
Through 75 games, Middlebrooks wasted no
time proving his value in the big leagues, launching 15 home runs and 54 RBIs
while hitting .288. As each week went on, the 24-year-old's defense improved.
But on Aug. 10, his sensational rookie ride
ended when Indians reliever Esmil Rogers nailed him on the wrist with a 95 mph
fastball. It wound up being a broken wrist that sidelined Middlebrooks for the
rest of the season.
During the last series of the season,
Middlebrooks' rehab took a promising turn, when he took batting practice for
the first time since the injury. Afterward, he admitting to feeling su...
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BOSTON –– The Red Sox have missed three consecutive postseasons. One of the squandered opportunities came during John Farrell's tenure as Boston's pitching coach in 2010. But Farrell watched the Red Sox organization's last two trying seasons from afar with the Blue Jays. He can sympathize, considering injuries decimated Toronto's starting rotation...
Former Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine has not been shy about criticizing his former players and coaches in the aftermath of his firing. On Wednesday, one of his targets fired back.
Red Sox bench coach Tim Bogar spoke to ESPN.com about Valentine's insinuation that his coaches were not loyal to him, and he also placed the blame on the manager's shoulders for the perceived...
Yeah, it was a nightmare in Boston for the 2012 season, and after dumping Carl Crawford, Adrian Gonzalez, and Josh Beckett onto the Dodgers, the Red Sox certainly have some holes on their team for 2013. Spending recklessly is what got them into their mess last season, and I don't think they're going to go *as* crazy this offseason....but they certainly have the ability to...
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Terminated Boston manager Bobby Valentine claimed on Tuesday that juicehead designated hitter David Ortiz quit on the Red Sox after the team made a blockbuster trade that essentially sealed its playoff fate. The 36-year-old Ortiz, who made his Major League … Continue reading →
The Boston Red Sox have named Torey Lovullo as bench coach under new manager John Farrell.
The team made the announcement on Friday, six days after Farrell was named manager after the Red Sox went 69-93 in their only season under Bobby Valentine, who was fired the day after it ended.
Lovullo, 47 was Toronto's first base coach the past two seasons when Farrell managed the Blue...
While it's not exactly earth-shattering news, Andrew Bailey will likely be the Red Sox' closer in 2013.
John Farrell revealed such during a WEEI interview on Thursday. Bailey, of course, was expected to be Boston's closer after coming over from Oakland, but injuries sidelined him for a good portion of the 2012 season. The 28-year-old was then eased back...
Soon enough, you will see below why the aforementioned mug shot can only be described as “epic.” But when you find out what prompted said mug shot of Hall of Fame catcher Carlton Fisk to occur, you will then understand the true meaning of epic. As far as epic goes when DUI arrests are involved. [...]
In Jason Varitek's waning years as a professional baseball player, Red Sox fans were calling for the catcher with the slow stroke and aging body to grab a seat on the bench. The captain was on grey side of 30 and the Sox had young, able guys ready to take over behind the dish.
Needless to say, it was time.
Now, less than one year after his retirement and about...
BOSTON -- John Farrell wants to bring stability to the Red Sox, and that starts with the coaching staff.
While Farrell has reportedly brought Torey Lovullo from Toronto to become his bench coach, he said he's still discussing the rest of the team's coaching vacancies with Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington.
"I wouldn't say we're really...
You want to see how a pro handles being fired by the Boston Red Sox? Let’s observe Bobby Valentine in his element, his bar in Stamford, Connecticut during Giants-Cardinals Game 7. The guy gets fired and will collect $2.25 million for not working next year. The first thing he starts doing in public is buy beer for guys at his bar.
According to YES employee Joe Auriemma, Valentine...
While Bobby Valentine received criticism throughout the season, it was David Ortiz who was always front and center when it came time to defend his manager. Ortiz constantly emphasized that Valentine wasn't to blame for the Red Sox' struggles, which even went against the philosophy of some fans. Apparently, Ortiz's consistent support wasn't enough, though, as Valentine...
Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington and new skipper John Farrell have completed their first act together in compiling a field staff for Farrell.
Today, they named Toronto Blue Jays first base coach Torey Lovullo as Farrell's bench coach. Luvullo was the manager for the Pawtucket Red Sox in 2010.
I had told Steve when Farrell was hired that I thought Lovullo...
BOSTON –– John Farrell isn't afraid of the tough
As manager of the Blue Jays, he was willing to challenge
legendary shortstop Omar Vizquel's assessment of his managerial style. Farrell hopes that aggressive personality will continue to translate onto the field.
"I do know this -- an aggressive style is what we
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