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Mike Napoli Ranked 8th Best MLB First Baseman

MLB Network has ranked Red Sox first-sacker Mike Napoli as the eighth-best first baseman in baseball. As the chart shows, Napoli finished just behind former Red Sox prospect Anthony Rizzo and just ahead of former Boston first baseman Adrian Gonzalez. The network ranked Detroit's Miguel Cabrera as the top player at the position, followed by Arizona's Paul Goldschmidt and White Sox...
Via FenwayNation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox May Be Eyeing Korean First Baseman

Multiple reports out of The Republic Of Korea indicate that the Red Sox (and possibly the Oakland Athletics as well) are interested in signing 28-year old first baseman Park Byung-ho. Park is a two-time Korean Baseball Organization MVP—hitting 52 HRs in 2014. Park is eligible to be "posted" to MLB teams for 2015—and has signed with a a US agent. Boston may be looking down the...
Via FenwayNation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli Poised For Bounce Back Season

With several new bats and young players headlining the Boston Red Sox lineup, many eyes will be taken off Mike Napoli. The 33-year-old will be in his second and final year of his contract and will be looking to post better numbers than in 2014. He will not only have an incentive from that, but he should also be more physically and mentally prepared than he has been during his Red...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli’s Blizzard Plans Are Cooler Than Yours

First blizzard!!! Cards against humanity = good times @gracietracy @kristenscanlon @anastasia_tibs @marinexo @bostonsblackie A photo posted by Michael Napoli (@mikenapoli25) on Jan 26, 2015 at 7:19pm PST Booze in red party cups? Check. ****-tons of TVs to monitor the storm and/or view porno flicks? Check. A guest list that is precariously balanced to ensure a two-girls...
Via Surviving Grady
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli almost retired because of sleep apnea

      This embed is invalid   " /> MASHANTUCKET, Conn. — Mike Napoli’s pillow has never felt so good.   Napoli underwent successful surgery in November to alleviate his sleep apnea, which the Boston Red Sox first baseman revealed Saturday was actually much worse than anyone ever imagined. “I couldn’t do it anymore, the way I was feeling,” Napoli...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #153: Mike Napoli | 1B | BOS

Last season Mike Napoli hit just 17 HR in 500 PA, breaking a string of six consecutive 20-homer season despite posting just his third 500 PA season. Formerly a catcher, Napoli never really had much of a chance to earn consistent playing time. In Boston, now he has it (even though Allen Craig lurks on the bench). So, what caused Napoli’s home run rate to dip last year? It was an...
Via Baseball Professor
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli Undergoes Successful Surgery To Address Sleep Apnea

Mike Napoli took a major step toward alleviating a longstanding issue. Napoli underwent successful surgery to address his sleep apnea Tuesday, the Boston Red Sox announced. The first baseman is expected to return home later this week after a brief hospital stay. Napoli’s procedure was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital by Dr. Leonard Kaban, chief of oral and maxillofacial...
Via NESN.com
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli: I want to play in Boston for rest of my career

Mike Napoli has no complaints about his quality of life. Napoli, who is entering the second year of a two-year, $32 million contract he signed last offseason, isn’t shy about professing his love for Boston. The first baseman developed a unique relationship with the city during the Red Sox’s successful 2013, and he can totally envision continuing the relationship well into the...
Via NESN.com
November 04, 2014  |  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

WATCH: Mike Napoli crushes home run into upper deck

Mike Napoli nearly sent a baseball back across the border Tuesday. Napoli absolutely pulverized a three-run homer in the 11th inning of the Boston Red Sox’s 11-7 win over the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. The blast, which landed in the fifth deck, traveled an estimated 452 feet. Napoli’s home run is only the 17th ever hit into the fifth deck at Rogers Centre, according...
Via NESN.com
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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