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Red Sox Among MLB Teams Using Brain Training In Scouting, Development

Well, 90 percent of baseball is half mental. Right, Yogi? As Major League Baseball teams search for ways to gain a leg up on the competition, the Boston Red Sox are among those deploying neuroscience in the hopes of assessing and developing how hitters’ brains function. The idea is to improve how a hitter reads and reacts to a pitch — with pitchers’ velocity increasing and...
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Ben Cherington: Rusney Castillo Can Be ‘Very Good Major League Outfielder’

There’s not a lot for the Boston Red Sox to play for right now, but there’s plenty of evaluation to be done by the team’s front office. General manager Ben Cherington likely will have a close eye on his club in the season’s final two weeks. He and the baseball operations department will have to monitor a handful of young players, and the most intriguing player may be outfielder...
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Ben Cherington: Red Sox Will Assure Dustin Pedroia Is Ready For 2015 (Video)

Looking toward 2015 has been a running theme throughout the Boston Red Sox’s 2014 season, and that will certainly apply to Dustin Pedroia’s latest injury. General manager Ben Cherington said Tuesday that the Red Sox will keep next year in mind when deciding whether to shut Pedroia down with a left wrist injury, even if the scrappy second baseman wants to play. “We just have...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rusney Castillo Will Join Red Sox In September

(Portland Sea Dogs Photo)Red Sox General Manager Ben Cherington said yesterday that newly-signed OF Rusney Castillo will— "barring something unforeseen''—see action with the major league club in September. Said Cherington, "We'll try to take advantage of whatever minor league games we have left. We haven't looked past this current series with Portland...
Via FenwayNation
15 days ago  |  Discuss

It's Official: Red Sox #38— OF Rusney Castillo

The Red Sox made it official yesterday by announcing the signing of Cuban defector Rusney Castillo to a 7-year, $72.5 million contract. The speedy 27-year old OF has put on 20 pounds of muscle over the last year and projects to be a top-of-the-order speedster who hits for average and some power. Essentially, he is the Ellsbury replacement. Said GM Ben Cherington, "He's got...
Via FenwayNation
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Open To Trading Prospects ‘For The Right Player’ This Offseason

BOSTON — The Red Sox have stockpiled quality prospects, giving them a ton of flexibility this offseason. The Red Sox have been hesitant to trade their prospects over the last couple of years. General manager Ben Cherington noted Tuesday at Fenway Park, however, that he’s not opposed to dealing away young talent if a good opportunity presents itself. “I don’t think we’ve...
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Memo To Red Sox GM Ben Cherington: Be Bold!

The last time Ben Cherington rolled the dice with a crappy Red Sox team, he gained a half a billion dollars, two prized pitching prospects and an eventual World Series championship. So, what could possibly deter him from being bold again this year? He's already pared one veteran from the roster in Jake Peavy (and gotten two pretty good pitching prospects back) and he is signalling...
Via FenwayNation
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox trade rumors: Will Ben Cherington pull the trigger?

With the Boston Red Sox hot streak coming to an end these past three games, GM Ben Cherington must decide what direction he wants to take with the team. Hopes were held high with the winning streak after the break, but after their 14 run performance on Monday, their offense has dwindled and the winning has come to a halt. Now nine games back in the division and 6.5 games out of the...
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Has GM Ben Cherington Assembled A Team Capable Of A Repeat?

Earlier in the off-season I read Phil Jackson’s newest memoir, Eleven Rings, where he said “The mistake that championship teams often make is to try to repeat their winning formula. But that rarely works because by the time the next season starts, your opponents have studied all the videos and figured out how to counter every move you made. The key to sustained success is to...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Cherington: We Will Keep Door Open On Jacoby

(Getty Images)Red Sox GM Ben Cherington appeared on MLB Network Radio's Power Alley show (on SiriusXM) and made clear that the team would "love" to have Jacoby Ellsbury back in 2014. Cherington said Boston will "keep the door open" on negotiations with the free-agent centerfielder—although he also said the teams needs to "look at alternatives"...
Via FenwayNation
November 18, 2013  |  Discuss
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