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Dalton Jones Avg. Inexplicably Rises In August

Maybe it was the acquisition of Yoenis Cespedes. Maybe it was the play of Mookie Betts. Maybe it was the relatively successful road trip that ended the month. Or maybe fans are just looking ahead to 2015. For whatever reason, FenwayNation's Dalton Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) experienced a slight increase in August—rising 3.0 points to 65.1. This comes after a precipitous...
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1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Yoenis Cespedes’ Advice To Rusney Castillo: ‘Don’t Get Overwhelmed’

The bright lights of Fenway Park await Rusney Castillo. The Cuban outfielder’s impending arrival to the Boston Red Sox will be filled with promise, expectations and, inherently, a great deal of pressure. Those familiar with Castillo, including Red Sox outfielder and fellow Cuban defector Yoenis Cespedes, are confident in the 27-year-old’s ability to adapt to life as a Major League...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Did trading Yoenis Cespedes doom the Oakland A’s?

On July 31st, the Oakland Athletics stood atop the league, at 66-41, two games ahead of the Los Angeles Angels. They carried what was far and away the best offense in the American League, with 535 runs scored to that point and looked primed to carry that into October. Then they traded Yoenis Cespedes. Now, the trade of Cespedes was completely shocking, but also looked at as something...
Via The Outside Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox land Rusney Castillo

In a move that required a record amount of money towards a free agent who’s yet to see a pitch in MLB, the Boston Red Sox continued to re-shape their offense moving forward by inking Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo to a seven-year, $72.5 million deal. Castillo, who was born in Ciego de Avila, is a 5-foot-9, 205 pound outfielder. He is described by scouts as a four-tool player...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox fan takes out entire row of people going for foul ball (VIDEO)

A desperate Red Sox fan dived across the other fans in his row and was still unable to make the grab on Yoenis Cespedes' foul ball Friday night at Fenway.While the enthusiastic man was willing to sacrifice staining his plaid shorts and taking out a few of the people around him for the sake of a prized souvenir, he might want to show a little consideration for his fellow fans...
Via The Other Paper
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Yoenis Cespedes rocks Felix for HR out of Fenway onto street

Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez is widely considered the best pitcher in the American League.  Coming into today at 13-4 with a 1.99 ERA, he was in the Top 5 of both stats (along with strikeouts).  It’s not often he gives up one square, but recent Boston Red Sox acquisition Yoenis Cespedes did just that.  Watch (via as he connects with a Green Monster clearing...
Via Reading Between The Seams
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Yoenis Cespedes Leaves Red Sox’s Game Vs. Angels Due To Personal Matter

BOSTON — Red Sox left fielder Yoenis Cespedes left Thursday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels at Fenway Park before the top of the fourth inning. Cespedes’ exit was not injury related. He left the game due to a “personal matter,” according to the Red Sox. Cespedes struck out swinging against Angels starter Matt Shoemaker in his only at-bat of the contest. He also cut...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Yoenis Cespedes A Difference-Maker In Boston Red Sox Lineup (Video)

Saying that acquiring outfielder Yoenis Cespedes from the Oakland Athletics has made a difference for the Boston Red Sox is an understatement. The Cuban star has made an immediate impact on the struggling Boston offense, reaching base safely in 11 of his 12 games before Saturday’s contest against the Houston Astros. He hit three home runs in that time, all of which gave the Red...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Yoenis Cespedes’ Monster Home Run Against Reds Was Hit To Moon (Video)

Boston Red Sox outfielder Yoenis Cespedes hit a monster home run earlier this week. Apparently it went even farther than imagined. Cespedes dusted himself off after some high heat and crushed a go-ahead home run off of Cincinnati Reds reliever Jonathan Broxton on Tuesday night. The blast ended up propelling the Sox to a win, and it showed Boston fans just how much power Cespedes...
18 days ago  |  Discuss

A's to keep Yoenis Cespedes T-shirt promotion after trade

It seems to happen every year, where a planned promotion (bobblehead, T-shirt, ceremony) becomes awkward because the recipient was unceremoniously traded off the team.  (Former) Oakland Athletics outfielder Yoenis Cespedes was dealt to the Boston Red Sox on Thursday for a front-end rotation pitcher in Jon Lester.  In the category of bad timing, the Athletics had planned a Cespedes...
Via Reading Between The Seams
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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