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This past week was a mixed bag for the Red Sox farm system.
First, the good news: The Sox had three representatives in the Futures All-Star game, and two of them performed very well. The first top performer was PawSox shortstop Xander Bogaerts, who played for the World team. He went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored. Portland Sea Dogs third baseman Garin Cecchini also played well. He went 1-for-2 with an RBI double off of the bench for the U.S. team.
Things didn’t go as well for Sea Dogs pitcher Anthony Ranaudo, though. He only lasted 2/3 of an inning for the U.S. team and gave up two runs.
Things also didn’t go well for the Sox’ top two minor league affiliates. The PawSox and Portland each only picked up one win over the past week.
Despite the struggles, each minor league team did have a bright spot. Alex Hassan, Derrik Gordon, Stefan Welch, Aneury Tavarez and Kevin Mager all managed to put forth solid weeks at the plate.
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BEST OF MAXIM
The future looks pretty bright for the Red Sox, especially thanks to one player who looks very ready to become a star very soon.
Infielder Xander Bogaerts has been a top prospect for some time, but as he begins to knock on the major league door, he’s starting to get more and more recognition. His impressive performance in Sunday’s MLB Futures Game in New York certainly doesn’t...
NICE COWBOY HAT, TOO
Country star Jason Aldean played two sold out shows at Fenway Park this weekend. Red Sox CEO Larry Lucchino was at at least one of those shows, as proven by this picture he took with Aldean prior to Friday night’s show. Yup, that’s Lucchino wearing a cowboy hat, suave button-down shirt, and hoop earrings. HOOP EARRINGS! I don’t know if the earring are real or not but oh my...
Ranaudo (L) & Cecchini (R)Reports are surfacing that Theo Epstein will demand both Anthony Ranaudo and Garin Cecchini in a trade for Matt Garza. Cecchini is tearing it up in AAA, while Ranaudo (despite the shelling he took at the Futures Game on Sunday) is having a good year at AA Portland. The question for Ben Cherington is whether two months of Garza is worth your #3 (Cecchini...
Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia seemingly looks for motivation wherever he can find it. After the 5-foot-8 infielder was deemed to small to play as he grew up, Pedroia is still feeding from that gigantic chip on his shoulder even as racks up accolades. He may now have a little added fire when the Sox play the Tigers now.
Pedroia was the victim of a classic high-five fake-out...
The Red Sox have looked good all season. They have the best record in the American League East (and the American League) as well as the most wins in all of Major League Baseball at the All-Star break. Perhaps it’s time to stop treading carefully when using “Red Sox” and “World Series” in the same sentence and just go for it.
Dustin Pedroia is.
Pedroia voiced the MLB party...
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Red Sox pitcher Alfredo Aceves‘ time with the club has been interesting to say the least, and the latest occurrence of that ongoing saga took place this weekend as the team’s unofficial first half came to an end.
Aceves was outrighted to Triple-A Pawtucket following the team’s extra-innings loss to the Oakland Athletics on Sunday afternoon. In order for Aceves to be outrighted...
The Boston Red Sox have several options for the left side of
their infield, including players such as the Stephen Drew – who’s rehabbing
from injury – Jose Iglesias and Will Middlebrooks. Considering all three
players have question marks surrounding their abilities over the second-half of
the season, the Red Sox are open to exploring the market for potential
The Boston Red Sox have the most wins in the majors at the All-Star break after one of their worst seasons.
They're 58-39 with a 2 1/2-game lead over the Tampa Bay Rays in the AL East. With just 11 more wins, they'll match their total for all of last year when they were 69-93 and finished last in the division.
The change in managers from Bobby Valentine to steady John Farrell...
Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz warms up for the 2013 MLB All-Star Game by prancercising down the streets outside the MLB Fan Cave. He even has a special guest, Jose Bautista join him.
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Miguel Cabrera certainly likes to have his fun during games and tonight it came at the expense of Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia.
During the pre All-Star Game introductions at Citi Field, Miguel Cabrera came out of the dugout after being introduced giving high-five’s to his American League teammates. However when the 6’4″ Cabrera came to the 5’8″ Pedroia the reining...
If the Major League Baseball playoffs started today, the Red Sox would have home-field advantage throughout the American League postseason. As for the World Series? Which league gets the potential advantage in the Fall Classic will be determined Tuesday night at the Mets’ Citi Field. The National League has won three-straight All-Star Games and opened as the -130 favorite.
The 84th Major League Baseball All-Star Game takes place tonight at Citi Field in New York.
Red Sox Lifer's will have plenty to root for as David Ortiz will start the game and bat sixth. Second baseman Dustin Pedroia will also see time in the game. Clay Buchholz will be there, but will not play due to injury.
The Red Sox have had their share...
The Red Sox looked to go into the 3 day All Star break on a high note, not as if their entire season hasn't been a high note already, but fell short in extra innings. The Sox enter the break with a 58-39 record, 2.5 games up on Tampa bay in the AL East and the most wins in the Major Leagues. Both pitchers on Sunday pitched well, Workman put...
The Boston Red Sox organization was represented by three prospects in the All-Star Futures Game on Sunday afternoon — Xander Bogaerts, Garin Cecchini and Anthony Ranaudo — and two of them had very strong outings.
Bogaerts started at shortstop for the World team, which lost 4-2. He went 2-for-3 with two singles, a walk and a run scored on a sacrifice fly. He is currently playing...