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Rick Porcello Recalls Warming Up In Bullpen During David Ortiz’s ALCS Slam

The memories of Game 2 of the 2013 ALCS between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers aren’t as sweet for Rick Porcello. While Sox fans associate the now-famous bullpen cop and complete and utter joy with David Ortiz’s series-altering grand slam in the eighth inning of Boston’s eventual 6-5 win, it’s mostly swear words that come to Porcello’s mind. The right-hander...
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Porcello Done With Contract Talk

Rick Porcello threw three successful, scoreless innings on Sunday against the New York Mets. Following the game, he was unwavering about the current status of his contract. Porcello said that there have been no conversations with the Boston Red Sox regarding contract extension. Porcello: “Honestly, I think this could be the last time I answer that question,” he said. “I...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Rick Porcello Sharp, Aggressive In Very Positive Outing

The Boston Red Sox have received some very encouraging mound work the last few days. Rick Porcello made his 2015 Grapefruit League debut Sunday as the Red Sox defeated the New York Mets 6-3 at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie. The right-hander was sharp while tossing the first three innings. The Sox will be back in action Monday afternoon against the St. Louis Cardinals in Jupiter...
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Porcello: Christian Vazquez Is Best Pitch-Framer I’ve Ever Thrown To

This embed is invalid" /> Christian Vazquez recently told his goal is to become a Gold Glove catcher. To accomplish that goal, Vazquez is seeking to earn the trust of the Boston Red Sox’s pitching staff this spring. Rick Porcello already has bought in. Porcello and Vazquez haven’t even been battery mates an entire spring training, yet...
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Porcello’s Upcoming Enormous Payday

The other night on Twitter, I put out one of those early-February thoughts that can’t really be properly explained in a mere 140 characters: Rick Porcello is going to make more than $100 million next year, and people are going to freak out about that. Needless to say, I received some interesting replies to that, […]
Via Fangraphs
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Don’t Need an ‘Ace’

The Boston Red Sox have been very busy this offseason, highlighted by the key big-name acquisitions of 2014 World Series Champion Pablo Sandoval and former Red Sox prospect Hanley Ramirez. These two are two of the top hitters in the game and will no doubt bolster a Red Sox lineup that struggled to score last season. The Red Sox GM, Ben Cherington, has been under pressure to address...
February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: Finalized team, fact or fiction?

It’s been a busy offseason for the Boston Red Sox full of trading, buying and renewing players for the upcoming season. With all that in mind, could the Red Sox have a completely finalized team for the upcoming season before spring training even starts? According to the latest statement made by Boston’s general manager, Ben Cherington, the Red Sox might have a finalized team...
January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Rick Porcello Mum On Free Agency, Possible Contract Talks With Red Sox

This embed is invalid" /> MASHANTUCKET, Conn. — Rick Porcello’s former teammate, Max Scherzer, just signed a $210 million contract with the Washington Nationals. It’d be understandable if Porcello was licking his chops with free agency looming. Porcello, who is set to hit the open market next offseason, could position himself for a nice payday...
January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rick Porcello loses grip, throws blooper pitch

Your browser does not support iframes.Detroit Tigers pitcher Rick Porcello lost his grip on the baseball during a pitch in the second inning of Tuesday's spring training game against Atlanta. As a result, Porcello's 0-2 pitch to Braves batter B.J. Upton went straight up in the air and fell several feet short of home plate.Porcello ended up striking out Upton, but it looks like he...
Via Holdout Sports
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Rick Porcello should not rhyme with poor fellow

The Detroit Tigers have never had a love affair with Rick Porcello. He does not strike guys out like Verlander. He does not have plus stuff. His name comes up often in trade rumors. He is a pitcher that does not satisfy a general manager trying to win it all. And yet, Rick Porcello is probably as good a fit in Detroit as just about any other fourth or fifth starter you can find...
Via The Flagrant Fan
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

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