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Farrell: 'Merit' Will Determine Rotation Order

While past performance and reputation will play a part, it looks as if merit will be the driving force in deciding the order of the Red Sox starting rotation. As it should be. Given the relative equality of the five candidates, whoever steps up in Spring Training should get the Opening Day start. When asked about this issue, manager John Farrell stated, "Merit is one. You factor...
Via FenwayNation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Prospect Profile: Henry Owens

Time to take a look at one of the top prospects in the Boston Red Sox organization, left-handed starter Henry Owens. Baseball America has Owens ranked as #44 on their 2015 top 100 rankings. Many around baseball project the 6’6″ lefty to be a front-end of the rotation starter, that could possibly join the rotation as soon as next season. Henry Owens’ arsenal consists of a fastball...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Team Preview: Boston Red Sox

Welcome to the 2015 Razzball Team Previews! You’ll find everything you need to know about each team to get yourself ready for the upcoming fantasy baseball season. And I mean everything folks. We’ve got line-ups, charts, Slurpee’s, lube, a guide for beginner electricians, and even a cactus! Oh, wait, yeah, like half of those things are actually what I have in front of me…...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Rusney Castillo's hairdo turns heads

Rusney Castillo is competing for a spot on the MLB All-Hair team this season. The Boston Red Sox outfielder debuted a new ‘do in the form of a two-toned mohawk in Fort Myers, Fla., on Wednesday, and it took the Internet by storm. You win, Rusney Castillo. You win. #BaseballBegins —   (@MLB) February 25, 2015 Rear view of Rusney Castillo's do...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pawtucket Red Sox Franchise On The Move

McCoy Stadium, the current home of the Pawtucket Red Sox, the Triple-A franchise of the Boston Red Sox. A group of investors from the state of Rhode Island purchased the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox on Monday from the widow of former owner Ben Rodon. The business group is highlighted by current Boston Red Sox president Larry Lucchino. Currently, they are planning to move the team...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz refers to new MLB pace of play rule as BS

      This embed is invalid   " /> FORT MYERS, Fla. — It took David Ortiz exactly two days to fly off the handle.   Ortiz, who reported to Boston Red Sox spring training on Tuesday, addressed the media for the first time Wednesday at JetBlue Park. When asked about Major League Baseball’s recent rule changes governing pace of play, specifically the rule...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Should Lock Up Rick Porcello Long-Term

Rick Porcello arrived at the Boston Red Sox Spring Training facility at jetBlue Park weeks early, eager to make a good impression with his new team. That is exactly what he has done. Porcello has emerged as a confident pitcher who is ready to lead the pitching staff in just his first year with the club. Rick Porcello is chomping at the bit to get the season started as well as his...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox GM: David Ortiz can be a Red Sox for ‘as long as he wants to’

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports David Ortiz arrived at Red Sox camp Tuesday to begin his 19th MLB season. “I think anytime David walks through the room it lightens it up,” said manager John Farrell, via “It brings an energy. He looks in great shape. Had a chance to talk with him earlier when he first got in here this morning. He’s full-go and a major part of everything...
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Should the Boston Red Sox be Ready to Move on From Dustin Pedroia?

Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia has been injury prone and on the decline. (Mandatory credit: Brian Blanco/Getty Images & ESPN) The Boston Red Sox made a splash in the international free agent market by signing 19-year old Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada. The Red Sox paid a hefty price for the prospect: He cost a bonus of $31.5 million plus a 100 percent overage tax...
Via The Sports Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

John Henry: State of Red Sox 'never been better'

    This embed is invalid   " /> FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Boston Red Sox hardly resemble a last-place team.   There’s an air of confidence surrounding the revamped Red Sox despite the club’s 71-91 record in 2014. It’s reflected in principal owner John Henry, who expressed optimism Tuesday while assessing the state of the organization. “Honestly,...
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Cherington: Moncada Can Play 'All Over Field'

Yoan MoncadaRed Sox General manager Ben Cherington stated today that newly-acquired Cuban phenom Yoan Moncada can play "all over the field"—and is not just limited to the infield (2B, SS, 3B). The 19-year old $63 million man ($31.5 million signing bonus; $31.5 million MLB penalty) is expected to start in 'A' ball (where the weather is warmer), rather than 'AA' (where the weather...
Via FenwayNation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox AAA Affiliate Will Move To Providence, RI

Start putting all of your PawSox-themed memorabilia on eBay, folks. Pretty soon, the Red Sox AAA affiliate will be moving down I95 from Pawtucket to Providence. The new, 10-member ownership group (layered with Red Sox owners like Larry Lucchino) wants to call the team, "The Rhode Island Red Sox". Catchy. They also want to build a new stadium on the shores of the Providence River...
Via FenwayNation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli Doing Great Following Facial Reconstruction Surgery

When Mike Napoli announced he was having surgery following the 2014 season, Boston Red Sox fans cringed, fearing the unknown. The 33-year-old underwent a procedure to combat his sleep apnea and by all accounts, it was a real deal facial reconstruction surgery. “I’ve been dealing with sleep apnea for a long time, my whole career,” Napoli told back in October. “I...
Via Hall of Very Good
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: Team signs Cuban Phenom Moncada

After months of speculation as to where Cuban phenom Yoan Moncada would sign, the Red Sox struck a $31.5MM deal with the 19-year-old prospect today per Joel Sherman of the New York Post.
Via CLNS Radio
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: John Farrell’s Contract Extension

John Farrell will continue being the manager for the Boston Red Sox until 2017. Spring training is finally underway for the Boston Red Sox. This season has high expectations after multiple additions and changes, but can the Red Sox’s manager, John Farrell, help them get to the World Series? Many have faith in Farrell, including Boston’s general manager, Ben Cherington, who offered...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Reportedly Land Yoan Moncada

Yoan Moncada has a home, as Jesse Sanchez of has reported that the Cuban prospect will be signing with the Boston Red Sox for something in the $30 million range. Of course, that price automatically doubles, since the signing bonus pushes the Red Sox over their spending limit, incurring a 100% tax on the […]
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Yoan Moncada signs with the Red Sox for $30 million

Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada, one of the mostly highly touted and most sought after Cuban prospects in 20 years, has finally agreed to a contract with a major league club. He’ll be joining countryman Rusney Castillo with the Boston Red Sox, and the bonus he’s getting is a ridiculous $30 million. BREAKING – Source: Cuban INF prospect Yoan Moncada agrees with Red Sox on a deal...
Via The Outside Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox sign Cuban prospect Yoan Moncada

The Boston Red Sox have reportedly signed 19-year-old Cuban phenom Yoan Moncada. Jesse Sanchez of reports that the deal is worth somewhere in the $30 range — at least for what Moncada will be making. As we previously noted, signing Moncada was expected to cost a team somewhere in the $80 million range. Due...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

6 breakout candidates to watch

Gene J. Puskar/Associated PresConor Frederick (@C_Frederick1016)Contributing WriterSo, in case you missed it, the Red Sox have reported to Spring Training, which means the start of baseball season is right around the corner. I don't know about anyone else, but the thought of baseball is getting me amped up. With that said, here are 6 players who could break out, according to Bleacher...
Via RedSoxLife
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: Burning Spring Training questions

It’s officially baseball season for the Boston Red Sox, as pitchers and catchers have arrived in Fort Myers for Spring Training, with position players scheduled to arrive on Tuesday. A year after finishing last in the American League East, Boston moved quickly during the offseason, locking up former Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval and Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez (who will...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Maybe Pablo Sandoval isn’t as fat as everyone thinks (photos)

Pablo Sandoval created a seismic stir on the Internet earlier this week when an unflattering photograph surfaced (above) which gave the impression that the new Boston Red Sox third baseman may be a bit more portly than usual heading into spring training. Of course, Sandoval has never been viewed as svelte by any stretch of...Read More The post Maybe Pablo Sandoval isn’t as fat...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Importance of a Good Vazquez

The 2015 season starts today, and all eyes should be on Christian Vazquez (right), as his start could determine Blake Swihart's (left) future with Boston.Photo courtesy of With pitchers and catchers set to report to Fort Myers this morning, everyone's eyes should be on the most important man on the Red Sox roster. No, it's not a new masher like Hanley Ramirez or Pablo Sandoval...
Via RedSoxLife
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval responds to criticism of unflattering photo

A few days ago, Pablo Sandoval was photographed at Red Sox camp in a pose that did not appear to show him the best of shape. Of course, his physical conditioning has been a topic of discussion for much of his career. However, that didn’t stop the Red Sox from offering Sandoval $95 million over...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Owens tops list of non-roster invitees to Red Sox spring training

Henry Owens and 16 others invited to Red Sox camp. (Photo/USA TODAY Sports)Top Boston Red Sox prospects Henry Owens, Brian Johnson and Deven Marrero are among the 17 non-roster players the team has invited to Major League Baseball spring training. Owens is making his second trip to big league camp. He enters spring training as the No. 1 prospect in the Red Sox system and No. 20...
Via Mill City Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

5 sleepers to watch at Red Sox Spring Training

Red Sox Spring Training starting in Fort MyersEric D. Schabell Contributing Writer With Spring Training to kick off this week in Fort Myers and most of the team already on the field raring to go, we wanted to bring you some interesting players to watch and why.Some of these players have been on the Major League roster for some time, a few are occasional filling as needed and some...
Via RedSoxLife
11 days ago  |  Discuss

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