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Read Sox: Extensions for Betts and Bogaerts, Farrell’s Future and the Best Shape of Buchholz’s Life

Welcome back to Read Sox. This week we consider early extensions for Mookie Betts and Xander Bogaerts, reflect on the job John Farrell has done, look at the work the non-David Price starters are putting in to be ready for the season, hope for Rusney Castillo’s development at the plate and get an update on the safety upgrade that is being installed at Fenway. Going Deep A story...
Via BP Boston
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Perfect offseason: Mookie Betts has bowled two 300's in two weeks

In case you haven't heard, Mookie Betts is pretty good at bowling.The Boston Red Sox outfielder recently participated in a PBA Tour event, averaging a 196 across nine games -- which is good! But it wasn't good enough to earn a qualify for the next round.Now, though, he may be ready for another shot.Betts took to Instagram two weeks ago, showing the final frame of a perfect 300:Then...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mookie Betts’ Bowling Game Sharp; Red Sox Outfielder Rolls Perfect 300 (Video)

Look out, PBA. Mookie Betts is coming for you. The Boston Red Sox outfielder held his own recently in the World Series of Bowling, and a recent video on Instagram shows he’s only getting better. #3bills A video posted by Mookie Betts (@mookiebetts) on Feb 2, 2016 at 7:08pm PST That “3 bills” hashtag stands for the perfect score — 300 — Betts accumulated...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: Players 25 and Under to Watch For This Season

The Boston Red Sox had a dismal 2015 season, but there is a huge amount of optimism for the 2016 season. Much of that optimism has to do with the signings of David Price, Craig Kimbrel, and Chris Young. However, that is not the only reason things are looking up—the Red Sox have a plethora of young talent looking to burst onto the MLB scene in a big way in 2016. Let’s take a look...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mookie Betts Explains Love Of Bowling, Why He Wants To Go Moose Hunting

Pick a sport, any sport, and Mookie Betts does it at 100 percent. It’s fairly well known the Boston Red Sox outfielder has the bowling skills to be a professional, but he doesn’t know exactly why he loves it so much. But that doesn’t stop Betts from practicing during the offseason, which is what he was doing when Rolling Stone interviewed him recently. “I have no idea what...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Mookie Betts: It’s ‘Really Exciting’ Young Core Is Returning (Video)

The Boston Red Sox were able to make significant additions to their roster in the offseason without having to give up any of the young, talented position players from their 2015 Major League roster. That group includes players such as Mookie Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Xander Bogaerts, among others. Betts is really excited the team’s young core remains intact for another season...
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Betting on Mookie Betts’ Future

We’ll start with two lists. The first: a list of some of the players Mookie Betts out-WARPed in 2015: 1. Miguel Cabrera 2. Matt Carpenter 3. Anthony Rizzo 4. Nelson Cruz 5. Andrew McCutchen 6. Todd Frazier 7. Edwin Encarnacion 8. Justin Upton 9. Chris Davis 10. Jose Bautista Now, the second list. This one is a list of the players from the first list who are younger than Mookie...
Via BP Boston
January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Mookie Betts thriving as professional bowler at World Series of Bowling

Watch out, Boston Red Sox fans — Mookie Betts is looking like he can stick around the Pro Bowling scene. It comes as no surprise, though, as Betts typically has excelled at everything he’s ever tried. Bowling, though, is a passion. Betts’ average score in high school was a 240, and he had to convince both his bowling and basketball coaches to let him play both sports during...
December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

JABO: The Evolution of Mookie Betts

A year ago, Mookie Betts was one of the more divisive young talents in baseball. Mostly overlooked by scouts due to his diminutive size and lack of power — he was a 5th round pick by the Red Sox back in the 2011 draft — Betts ended up crushing minor league pitching in 2013 and 2014 to put himself on the prospect map, though opinions about his future still varied pretty widely...
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September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

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