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Boston Red Sox: The best is yet to come

At 8-5, the Boston Red Sox sit atop the American League after recording a series split with the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park. The rotation, for the most part, has turned out exactly how people predicted. Quality starts have been hard to come by with the rotation of Clay Buchholz, Rick Porcello, Justin Masterson, Wade Miley and Joe Kelly all struggling at different times through...
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Why Rick Porcello's big deal is a big deal

Contrary to the belief of many, Marvin Miller did not awaken from the dead and scream out, “Now that’s too much money” upon hearing of the contract extension provided right-hander Rick Porcello by the Red Sox. He merely rolled over in his grave. Miller was the driving force for player freedom in Major League Baseball. His brilliance as an attorney and ability to outwit...
Via The Sports Post
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Porcello On Why He's Staying In Boston

Rick Porcello (Via Facebook)Say what you will about Derek Jeter, but his most enduring off-field legacy may be the creation of The Players' Tribune. The website offers athletes an un-filtered forum to communicate directly to the fans—a brilliant, long overdue idea. New Red Sox starter Rick Porcello has written a poignant, intelligent piece in the Tribune explaining why he decided...
Via FenwayNation
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Porcello’s Red Sox Debut Vs. Phillies Doomed By ‘One Big Mistake’

This embed is invalid" /> PHILADELPHIA — A 1-1 slider to Jeff Francoeur. That was the difference Wednesday in Rick Porcello’s debut with the Boston Red Sox against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Porcello hung the pitch to Francoeur in the sixth inning and the slugger sent it sailing over the left field fence for a three-run homer...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox Lose to the Phillies in Porcello’s First Start

The Red Sox powered their way to victory in the season opener, so Rick Porcello hoped he have the same kind of run support in his first official outing in a Sox uniform.  Unfortunately for Porcello both the temperature and the Sox bats were cold. Porcello and Harang both started out pitching well and still had a scoreless pitchers duel going on in the 5th inning.  Previously the...
Via Fenway West
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Porcello’s extension raises eyebrows, but good fit for Sox

The Boston Red Sox surely didn’t acquire pitcher Rick Porcello last December with the intention of him being a one-year rental for them. Even if general manager Ben Cherington traded a surplus piece in outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, who was unlikely to re-sign with Boston, a 26-year-old starter with six MLB seasons on his résumé looked to be a key part of the Red Sox rotation...
Via The Outside Corner
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Lock Up Rick Porcello

Beating the rest of the league to the punch with a large contract extension for Rick Porcello when much better players await in free agency is not going to garner excitement or plaudits, but the Red Sox are anticipating an expensive free agent market in 2016 and providing themselves a safety net. Boston resorted to […]
Via Fangraphs
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox and Rick Porcello agree to a four-year contract extension.

Jorge CamargoContributing WriterPhoto by Barry Chin/Globe Staff.Well, now we know why Porcello confirmed to WEEI that he told the Red Sox that he prefers to not have contranct talks during the regular season.Shortly after a tremendous win against the Phillies on Opening Day, the Red Sox announced that they agreed to a four-year extension with pitcher Rick Porcello. The deal is worth...
Via RedSoxLife
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Reports: Red Sox RHP Rick Porcello Signs 4-Year, $82.5 Million Deal

Just a day after new Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello decided he wanted to table contract discussions until the offseason in order to not be a distraction, the tides have turned and Porcello is going to be in Boston long term. 
Via CLNS Radio
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Porcello Signs Four-Year Contract Extension With Boston Red Sox

PHILADELPHIA — A big Opening Day for the Boston Red Sox just got even bigger. The Red Sox announced shortly after defeating the Philadelphia Phillies 8-0 at Citizens Bank Park that they have signed pitcher Rick Porcello to a four-year contract extension through the 2019 season. The move comes as a bit of a surprise, as Porcello indicated Sunday that him and the Red Sox agreed to...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

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