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Red Sox Wrap: Mike Napoli Lone Bright Spot As White Sox Cruise At Fenway

BOSTON — Mike Napoli enjoyed a very productive Wednesday night for the Boston Red Sox. His teammates? Not so much. Napoli doubled, homered and drove in both of his team’s runs, but it was not nearly enough the Red Sox fell again to the visiting Chicago White Sox by a final score of 9-2. GAME IN A WORD Again. Wednesday’s outcome was unpleasantly familiar for both the Red Sox...
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Pittsburgh Pirates trade rumors: Mike Napoli edition

A recent report has surfaced that the Pittsburgh Pirates are potentially interested in trading for Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli. Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune reported that the Pirates have looked into bringing Mike Napoli to Pittsburgh. Although Napoli has struggled at the plate this season, he has been very solid defensively. This would be a decently effective...
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Report: Pirates interested in Mike Napoli, Shane Victorino

Even after acquiring Aramis Ramirez from the Milwaukee Brewers, the Pittsburgh Pirates are looking to add another hitter and they have shown interest in both Mike Napoli and Shane Victorino of the Boston Red Sox, according to Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Napoli, 33, has had a brutal year at the plate, but is still a capable defender. The free-agent-to-be is hitting...
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Mike Napoli’s Power Surge One Of Few Bright Spots Of Red Sox’s Road Trip

Let’s get this out of the way first: The Boston Red Sox’s recently completed seven-game road trip was a disaster in every sense of the word. It effectively erased any progress the team had made before the All-Star break, and with it any reasonable hope of contending for a playoff berth. That being said, there was one Red Sox player who seemed to avoid the tornado of destruction...
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Red Sox Beat Has Special Guest, Talk Sox Struggles

This week on Red Sox Beat, we were joined by Paul “Sully” Sullivan of Sully Baseball to talk about the All Star Game, Mike Napoli’s future and so much more.
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Boston Red Sox: analyzing the first base dilemma

Mike Napoli There might be some position shuffling on the horizon for the Boston Red Sox. Entering the season, the Red Sox seemed set: Mike Napoli at first, Hanley Ramirez in left, and David Ortiz as the DH. A little past the midpoint, things aren’t quite as simple. After a monster spring training, Napoli finally seemed healthy after struggling through 2014. The regular season...
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The Life After Mike Napoli

Brian Hines (@JonLestersGhost)Contributing WriterIf you’ve watched the Red Sox this year, you've realized Mike Napoli isn't the same. Flashback to the 2013 season. Napoli’s first year with the Sox, he hit .259 with 23 home runs and 92 RBIs. He, and his large beard, was a key contributor all year and helped the Sox win the World Series. It seems like yesterday he was hitting solo...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli Returns To Red Sox Lineup As Boston Opens Series With Yankees

The Boston Red Sox are looking to make one last push before the All-Star break, and they’ll do so with Mike Napoli in the lineup. The Red Sox first baseman has struggled mightily all season, but he’ll make his return to the lineup Friday night when the Sox open a three-game series with the New York Yankees at Fenway Park. Napoli hasn’t started a game since July 4 and is marred...
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Don't completely give up on Mike Napoli just yet

(Matt West/Boston Herald)Bill Foley (@Foles74)Contributing Writer It has been impossible to not hate the Boston Red Sox for most of the 2015 season. The team was losing games in crushing fashion, and it often seemed like the players and the manager didn’t care a whole lot. They tried the same thing night after night and we went crazy as we watched it fail to work. Lately,...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Napoli’s surprising situation with Sox lacks obvious solution

  This embed is invalid   " /> BOSTON — This was supposed to be Mike Napoli’s season of redemption.   What happened? After an uninspiring 2014 season in which he was limited to 119 games because of various injuries, including a continuous bout with sleep apnea that nearly forced him into retirement, Napoli arrived at spring training looking and, according...
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

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