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Red Sox may be ready to move Yoenis Cespedes

One of the biggest coups of the 2014 Major League Baseball season was the Boston Red Sox landing outfielder Yoenis Cespedes from the Oakland A’s in exchange for a few months of Jon Lester. Cespedes finished the season with 22 home runs and 100 RBIs, while Lester was decent for the A’s and will now hit free agency. Meanwhile, Cespedes has a year left on his contract. That...
Via Rumors and Rants
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox Land Four In Baseball America IL 'Top 20'

Baseball America's International League (AAA) Top 20 list includes four players from the Red Sox organization. The four are: Mookie Betts (ranked 2nd), Anthony Ranaudo (ranked 6th), Christian Vazquez (ranked 16th) and Allen Webster (ranked 19th). All four made contributions to the 2014 Red Sox big league club and are slated to be key players in 2015 as well. Congrats to all four!
Via FenwayNation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

POLL: Betts Has Solid Lead As Mr. Untouchable

The vote is in and the results are clear: Mookie Betts is seen by FenwayNation readers as the most "un-touchable" player in trade talks. As the chart shows, fully 42% choose Betts, followed distantly by Xander Bogaerts at 13%. Next on the "don't trade this guy" list is Yoenis Cespedes at 12%, with Henry Owens close behind at 11%. Christian Vazquez is next...
Via FenwayNation
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Betts Makes Baseball America All-Rookie Team

Mookie Betts has been named to the prestigious Baseball America All-Rookie Team for 2014. Betts outdid such 2B stars as Joe Panik (SF), Jonathan Schoop (BAL) and Kolten Wong (STL). Said Baseball America, "Betts has all the ingredients to be a hitting star—barrel control, true plate discipline, speed, solid power." Congratulations!
Via FenwayNation
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox’s Mookie Betts Lands On Baseball America’s 2014 All-Rookie Team

Mookie Betts’ opening act was impressive. Betts’ major league success this season positioned him to be part of the Boston Red Sox’s 2015 Opening Day plans. It also landed him a spot on Baseball America’s 2014 All-Rookie Team. Betts earned the distinction of being Major League Baseball’s top rookie second baseman this season, according to the team unveiled Friday by Baseball...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Mailbag: Boston’s Mookie Betts Instead Of Yoenis Cespedes?

Gabriel asks… What would it take to acquire Mookie Betts from Boston? I like the idea of getting him much more than the Mets going for Yoenis Cespedes. For a kid his size (5’9″, 155 lbs), there’s a lot of power there while he has room to fill out, and he would fill a need for the Mets out of the leadoff spot. Tommy replies… Betts is a very solid prospect, although not an...
Via Mets Merized Online
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Mookie Betts’ Confidence, Unique Skills On Display With Boston Red Sox

Mookie Betts might be one player on the Boston Red Sox who wishes this season wouldn’t end. Betts, who made waves with his rapid ascent through the Red Sox system, has been awesome since his most recent recall from Triple-A Pawtucket. The 21-year-old has displayed confidence, calmness and a unique skill set that justifies the hype surrounding his arrival. “Mookie’s hand-eye...
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: Quick hits

At this point in the season the Boston Red Sox are not playing for wins and losses. That time has come and gone. Instead, they are playing to evaluate and showcase talent while gauging which players they believe can impact the 2015 team, and which players would be better served elsewhere. So, for all things 2015, let’s take a look at what’s been going on this week: Mookie Betts...
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Mookie Betts Continues To Provide Offensive Spark

The Boston Red Sox won’t be involved in the playoff races in September, but exciting outfield prospect Mookie Betts is giving fans reasons to follow the team over the final month of the regular season. Betts was moved up to the leadoff spot for Monday’s series finale against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field, and he provided some much-needed offense for Boston. The 21-year...
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Mookie Betts Hits First Career Grand Slam At Tropicana Field (Video)

Mookie Betts is still trying to prove that he deserves a spot on the Boston Red Sox roster, and he made quite the case for himself Friday against the Tampa Bay Rays. Betts was up with two outs and the bases loaded in the second inning when he launched a no-doubter over the left field wall on the second pitch he saw. It was his first career grand slam and his third home run of the...
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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