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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...
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First Baseman Mike Napoli Not In Red Sox’s Lineup Vs. Blue Jays (Video)

Mike Napoli has struggled at the plate over the last week and won’t be in the Red Sox’s lineup when they take on the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday afternoon at Fenway Park. Napoli is batting 1-for-16 with 2 RBI in the last four games. Brock Holt will start at first base in place of Napoli. Check out the video above for Don Orsillo and Jerry Remy’s take on Napoli. Thumbnail...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli Really, Really Loves Beating Up On His Former Teams

Let’s face it: most of the first two months of this season have been largely forgettable for Mike Napoli and at least forty percent of his facial hair. He spent most of that time looking up at the Mendoza line, and I’m gonna blame most of that performance on the bizarre Ryan Dempster-esque coif he was sporting. Mike Napoli is a guy who needs to go full buzzcut or go home. Anything...
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May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli’s Bat Powers Red Sox Offense

The Boston Red Sox offense showed some life this weekend. The team responded to a major lineup shuffle by Manager John Farrell. The shake-up saw Dustin Pedroia move to the lead-0ff spot with Hanley Ramirez flip-flopping with David Ortiz and Xander Bogaerts assuming the five spot in the order. Make no mistake, the Red Sox have had good starting pitching as of late, but the offense...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli Hits Longest Fenway Park Homer Of 2015 Vs. Angels (Video)

BOSTON — Get this man a calling card. He keeps dialing long distance. Mike Napoli went yard again Sunday in the Red Sox’s series finale against the Los Angeles Angels. The slugger’s second-inning home run off Hector Santiago wasn’t your average blast, though. At 450 feet, it was the longest homer at Fenway Park this season, according to ESPN Stats & Info. Napoli...
May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli’s Breakout Couldn’t Come At Better Time For Boston Red Sox

BOSTON — Something must have clicked 30,000 feet in the air. Mike Napoli has been a new man since arriving back at Fenway Park following the Red Sox’s recent 10-game road trip. Napoli smoked two home runs Saturday to power Boston to an 8-3 win over the Los Angeles Angels at Fenway Park. The first baseman, who has struggled for much of the season, suddenly looks locked in at the...
May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli hit a ridiculous broken bat home run

Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know – it’s Spring Training, and what happens doesn’t matter all that much, and blah blah blah. But on Monday night, Mike Napoli hit a home run that broke his bat. It was ridiculous, incredible, and completely awesome. Imagine being Brian Duensing here. You jam Napoli and do enough to break his bat…and yet, he’s still trotting around the bases and Red...
Via The Outside Corner
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli to have surgery to correct sleep apnea

Plenty of big leaguers will have surgeries this off season to fix the little things that ail them. Happens every year. Mike Napoli is one of those guys. But here’s the thing, the Boston Red Sox first baseman has been dealing with finger, toe and back issues, but that’s not what he’s getting checked out. Dude is having, wait for it, facial reconstruction surgery. Yup, you read...
Via Hall of Very Good
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

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