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Bringing Your AAA Game - Mookie Betts & Garin Cecchini

As this is my first post here at We Talk Fantasy Sports, I thought a brief introduction was in order. I have been playing fantasy sports for over 10 years now. I have discovered that fantasy baseball is my preferred game. It is right in my wheelhouse, like a hanging curveball.  I am a self-professed nerd--an engineer that loves numbers, data, and math.  Baseball is full of stats...
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June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Garin Cecchini Becomes Latest Red Sox Prospect To Tackle New Position

It’s been a whirlwind few weeks for Boston Red Sox prospect Garin Cecchini. Cecchini, who made his major league debut on June 1 during the first of two separate call-ups, became the latest Red Sox farmhand to tackle a new position Sunday. Cecchini started in left field for Triple-A Pawtucket, marking the first time in his professional career he started at a position other than...
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Garin Cecchini Trying To ‘Keep Things In Perspective’ With Boston Red Sox

BOSTON — Third baseman Garin Cecchini was all smiles in the Red Sox’s clubhouse Tuesday. Cecchini was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket as outfielder Grady Sizemore was designated for assignment before Tuesday’s game against the Minnesota Twins at Fenway Park. Cecchini’s second major league stint might not last long considering outfielder Shane Victorino is expected to rejoin...
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Garin Cecchini On Major League Debut: ‘It Was A Dream Come True’ (Video)

Garin Cecchini was all smiles after making his debut for the Red Sox in Boston’s 4-0 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday afternoon. The third baseman wasn’t expected to play in the series finale at Fenway Park, but that didn’t stop him from arriving at the stadium at 7 a.m. this morning. Cecchini’s extra preparation certainly paid off, though, as a Dustin Pedroia ejection...
June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Sox Prospect Garin Cecchini Joins Sox Sunday

(Cliff Welch/ might be for just one day, but third-base prospect Garin Cecchini will join the Red Sox on Sunday—replacing reliever Alex Wilson on the roster. More than likely, Cecchini will be sent back down to AAA once Stephen Drew is activated on Monday. Cecchini is hitting .278 so for this season at Pawtucket. Daniel Nava was also optioned to AAA.
Via FenwayNation
June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Sox Prospects Moving Around The Diamond?

Garin Cecchini—(David Manning-USA TODAY Sports)Everyone who follows the Red Sox knows there is a potential infield logjam coming down the road. Garin Cecchini (3B), Mookie Betts (2B), Deven Marrero (SS), Xander Bogaerts (SS/3B) and Will Middlebrooks (3B/1B) are either already at or not that far away from The Show. But even the average Yankee fan could figure out that those are...
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox prospect Garin Cecchini honored with AFL award

We often hear about players in all sports whose antics we would consider less than stellar. We do not, however, often enough hear about the positive influence or behaviors that so many players demonstrate. Well, Red Sox fans will hear about this one player in particular — Garin Cecchini — for what he does both on and off the field. Cecchini’s on-field performance in the Majors...
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November 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Saguaros And Cecchini Win AFL West Division

Cecchini Goes Yard In The Arizona Fall LeagueArizona Fall League All-Star (and top Red Sox prospect) Garin Cecchini helped the Surprise Saguaros to the AFL's West Division Title. Third-baseman Cecchini reached base five times (3-3, two BBs, RBI) in the clinching game. Said Cecchini: "You always want to play in the playoffs. We have a great group of guys. It's one of...
Via FenwayNation
November 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Portland Sea Dogs and new friends

This past Friday (July 5), I drove six hours south to Portland, Maine, on what would be the hottest weekend of the summer (to this point). The car air conditioner helped a great deal, but it took me an hour to figure out how to make the hotel's air conditioner work properly. I could hear in the back of my mind a relative saying decades ago, "Now I know he's Italian,...
Via The Flagrant Fan
July 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Sox Prospect Garin Cecchini Promoted To AA

Garin Cecchini On The RiseThe way he was hitting, Red Sox third base prospect Garin Cecchini had to get promoted soon. Sure enough,'s Alex Speier reports today that Cecchini will be moved up from Single A Salem to AA Portland. Cecchini was hitting .350 in Salem—with a .469 on-base percentage (the second-highest in all of minor league baseball). The 22-year old will...
Via FenwayNation
June 20, 2013  |  Discuss
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