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MIKE NAPOLI RUMORS & GOSSIP

Dustin Pedroia, Mike Napoli Out For Red Sox’s Series Finale Vs. Astros

The birthday boy will take a seat for the Boston Red Sox’s series finale. Dustin Pedroia, who turns 31 on Sunday, is not in the lineup for Boston’s final contest against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park. Pedroia left Friday night’s game after fouling a ball off his foot in the third inning, but was back in the lineup for Saturday night’s 10-7 win. Taking Pedroia’s place...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Sweep Reds To Record First Winning Road Trip Of Season (Video)

For the second time this season, the Boston Red Sox swept the Cincinnati Reds. Mike Napoli’s two-run blast led Boston to a 5-4 win over the Reds, marking their first winning road trip of the season. More surprisingly than that feat, though, is that this was a one-run contest, as the Red Sox lead the league in one-run games this season. Boston is 24-23 in one-run games. Check out...
Via NESN.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli Ejected From Boston Red Sox’s Win Over Los Angeles Angels

Mike Napoli finally reached his boiling point. Napoli struck out looking against Joe Smith in the eighth inning of the Boston Red Sox’s 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday. The slugger, who expressed displeasure with a few calls throughout the three-game series, immediately began arguing with home plate umpire CB Bucknor, prompting an ejection. “I disagreed. He didn’t...
Via NESN.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli Talks New-Look Offense, Dumps Water On Gary Striewski (Video)

Mike Napoli played a big role in the Boston Red Sox’s win over the Los Angeles Angels Friday night, launching a solo run home run in the fifth inning to extend Boston’s lead to 4-2. After the game, he talked about the benefits of hitting in the new-look Red Sox lineup. Specifically, Napoli spoke to Gary Striewski about hitting behind Dustin Pedroia, David Ortiz and Yoenis Cespedes...
Via NESN.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli Is Getting Some Trade Interest

(Rob Carr/Getty Images)Is anyone safe? According to Nick Cafardo (of John Henry's mouthpiece Boston Globe), the Red Sox have received trade inquiries about first-baseman Mike Napoli. Cafardo suggests that Napoli would have more value if his hip condition allowed him to catch some. Nevertheless, despite his somewhat down year, he is still coveted by some teams. Cafardo speculates...
Via FenwayNation
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Rumors: Boston getting calls on Mike Napoli

As each day passes, it's looking more and more likely that the Boston Red Sox will be sellers at the trade deadline. Jake Peavy has been getting a decent amount of trade interest, but other Red Sox players are being asked about as well.In addition to Peavy, the Red Sox are getting trade inquiries on first baseman Mike Napoli, according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe.#451777850...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
July 13, 2014  |  3 Comments

Napoli on Tanaka's pitch selection: 'What an idiot!'

Mike Napoli has one word to describe Masahiro Tanaka after his decision to throw a fastball to him on an two-strike count.  “Idiot.”   The veteran C/1B/DH Napoli promptly deposited the fastball offering into the bleachers, giving the Sox a 2-1 lead in the 9th.  A lead they wouldn’t relinquish.  Ian Browne of MLB.com reports that those words could be heard on the Fox broadcast...
Via Reading Between The Seams
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli Calls Opposing Pitcher an “Idiot”

The 2014 version of the New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox feud isn’t as heated as in years past, but, still…this can’t end well, right? After hitting a game-winning home run off Masahiro Tanaka Saturday night, Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli returned to the dugout and let his thoughts be known. “What an idiot,” the bearded slugger was heard to say during the FOX television...
Via Hall of Very Good
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli and Shades of 2013

  It took until the fifth inning for the Red Sox to get their first hit, a Daniel Nava ground-rule double. And that was their only hit during regular frames. When Koji gave up the homer in the tenth, it looked like another nuts-against-the-cheese-grater loss. Then Big Papi and Mike Napoli channeled a little bit of 2013 magic. After Pedroia flied out to deep right, Ortiz went to...
Via Surviving Grady
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli returns to Boston

Johnny Cupcakes' store front, where Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli met fans on Sunday. Mike Napoli showed up on Newbury Street in Boston on Sunday, bearded up and ready for a new contract. The clothing store Johnny Cupcakes invited him to stop by and sign autographs in celebration of a new, special edition Mike Napoli-themed shirt, which will be available on Monday. Before the signing...
Via RedSoxLife
November 24, 2013  |  Discuss
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