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Napoli's Numbers Get Him More Playing Time In Texas

(Getty Images)The Mike Napoli deal had to happen. Let's get that out on the table right away. And yet, it is interesting to see Nap's resurgence since re-donning the uniform of the Texas Rangers. As's Nick O'Malley points out, in just 11 games, Napoli is hitting .318—with a .400 OBP, is slugging .636 and has a 1.036 OPS. He will likely get more starts if this trend...
Via FenwayNation
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli hit in ankle by pitch which also knocked his helmet off (Video)

Texas Rangers first baseman Mike Napoli was hit in the ankle by a pitch during the first inning of Wednesday night's game against Seattle. Napoli also had his helmet knocked off his the same pitch.The pitch bounced straight up off Napoli's ankle and knocked his helmet clean off. The video has to be seen to be believed, as not only is it rare to see this, but it's also...
Via Holdout Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mike Napoli's helmet knocked off in odd fashion

A potentially dangerous situation turned into a video for the ages. Texas Rangers first baseman Mike Napoli was up at bat Wednesday when a pitch bounced short of the plate. Now, this single act isn’t out of the ordinary, but what happened after has us scratching our heads. The ball bounced up and off Napoli’s ankle, and then somehow knocked off his helmet. It’s a moment...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild pitch hits Mike Napoli and knocks helmet off (video)

Texas Rangers first baseman Mike Napoli was involved in a scary moment during Wednesday’s game against the Seattle Mariners. A short pitch hit him in the ankle and ricocheted upward toward his head. Luckily, it hit him in the helmet instead, and knocked it right off. Incidents such as this one are why helmets are a thing. Player safety is important, and we’re happy that Napoli’s...
Via The Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rangers acquire Mike Napoli from Red Sox

The Rangers have been one of the most beat up teams in recent memory. Top prospect Jurickson Profar, while major league ready a couple of years ago, has lost much of the last two seasons to injury. Prince Fielder lost most of last season to a neck injury. This season, they lost ace Yu Darvish to the dreaded Tommy John surgery. It’s been a rough going for fans of the team. But they...
Via The Outside Corner
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Reports: Mike Napoli traded from Red Sox to Rangers

Mike Napoli is headed back to the Lone Star State. The Boston Red Sox on Friday traded the veteran first baseman to the Texas Rangers, according to multiple reports. Rob Bradford of was the first to report news of the deal, which came one week after Major League Baseball’s non-waiver trade deadline. The Red Sox have yet to confirm the trade, and it has not been reported...
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Beat: Larry Lucchino is Out and Mike Napoli is Still Here

Red Sox Beat talked the disaster that was the Red Sox at the trade deadline, Larry Lucchino stepping down and we also had a special guest this week!
Via CLNS Radio
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli A Fitting Trade Deadline Day Hero In Red Sox’s Win Over Rays

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Ask Mike Napoli, and he’ll tell you it was business as usual. Think about it logically, and it’s hard to imagine the Red Sox first baseman’s mind didn’t wander, if only for a minute. Napoli’s name was penciled into the Red Sox’s starting lineup Friday despite constant trade rumors leading up to the Major League...
August 01, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
July 27, 2015  |  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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