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RED SOX RUMORS & GOSSIP

Lucchino stepping down from position with Red Sox

BOSTON (AP) Larry Lucchino is stepping down this year at the Boston Red Sox's president and CEO. Team spokesman Kevin Gregg says in an email that Lucchino hopes to remain with the club in some capacity. Gregg also says Sam Kennedy, the executive vice president and COO of the Red Sox, is Lucchino's choice to take over as president. The Boston Herald first reported the move. Lucchino...
Via AP on Fox
8 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Larry Lucchino stepping down as Red Sox CEO

Via Larry Brown Sports
12 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Cash on loss to Red Sox

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Via Fox Sports Florida
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: Travis Shaw Hits Two Home Runs as Boston Wins 11-7

Travis Shaw was placed into the lineup just before Saturday afternoon's game and he did not make the Red Sox regret it. 
Via CLNS Radio
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ben Cherington-Lack of Identity

The Herald’s Scott Lauber was correct. The Red Sox made only two minor moves before the trade deadline. This seems to reflect Ben Cherington’s continuing lack of identity. In his press conferences he seems uncomfortable and speaks in platitudes. Meanwhile, the Sox have one of the worst records in baseball and are headed for their third last place finish in four years and...
Via Fenway West
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hanley Ramirez Returns, Pablo Sandoval Still Out For Red Sox Vs. Rays

The Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night without two prominent hitters in their lineup. One of those bats is back as the Sox look to make it three wins in a row. Hanley Ramirez returns to Boston’s lineup batting seventh and playing left field for Saturday afternoon’s tilt against the Rays at Fenway Park. Third baseman Pablo Sandoval remains on the bench after...
Via NESN.com
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Acquire Reliever Ryan Cook In Only Deadline Move

The Boston Red Sox made one minor move before the MLB Trade Deadline on Friday, acquiring right-handed relief pitcher Ryan Cook from the Oakland A's.
Via CLNS Radio
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rick Porcello’s Contract Now an Unrelenting Hindrance for the Red Sox

I can’t imagine I was the only baseball fan perplexed at the details of the massive four-year contract extension given to Rick Porcello by the Boston Red Sox back on April 6. Boston now owes it’s top starter — by default, of course — a staggering $82.5 million, starting in 2016. Out of the skepticism rose a fair amount of support for this signing, some even describing it...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Boston Red Sox 3B Pablo Sandoval Strikes Out After Being Hit By A Pitch

It has not been a good year for Boston Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval. Yes, he got paid when he signed a five-year, $95 million deal so it hasn't been all bad. Boston, however, signed him for his bat which has been kind of quiet this season (he's hitting just .262 with only eight home runs).Now it looks like he could miss some time after getting hit by a pitch Thursday night...
Via FatManWriting
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Just Another Rocking-Chair Win For Mighty Sox

(Getty Images)Signs and wonders. Of course the slumping Red Sox would beat up on one of the best left-handed starters in the game in Chirs Sale. Of course they'd get seven solid innings out of knuckle-baller Stephen Wright (who owns the world's largest seashell collection). Of course Rusney Castillo would show us why Ben Cherington spent $80 million or so of John Henry's money...
Via FenwayNation
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Recap - Red Sox beat up on Sale, ChiSox

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterThe Red Sox pushed seven runs across against Chris Sale in an 8-2 win over the White Sox at Fenway Park. The win snapped Chicago's seven-game winning streak.Photo courtesy of the Boston Red SoxThe Red Sox pounded out thirteen hits. David Ortiz and Xander Bogaerts led the Boston offense with three hits apiece. Rusney Castillo hit his second home...
Via RedSoxLife
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Sandoval downplays talk about weight, conditioning, defense

BOSTON — After Pablo Sandoval was removed from Wednesday’s game due to dehydration, Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell said Sandoval’s conditioning is a matter that “continues to be addressed.” The 5-foot-11, 255-pound third baseman’s weight has been a point of discussion throughout his major league career, but Sandoval insisted Thursday that he has not gained any...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Designate Daniel Nava For Assignment

As we suggested might happen back in mid-July, Daniel Nava was designated for assignment by the Red Sox today. If this is truly the end of his Red Sox career, there will be many good memories. For example, Nava was just the fourth MLB player ever to hit a grand slam in his first major league at bat—and just the second to do it on the very first pitch he saw in the bigs. In the...
Via FenwayNation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Fan Projectile Vomits At Fenway Park

UpChuckNation In ActionOK, it's been a really bad season—but not that bad. A sickened fan vomited at Fenway Park last night from a second-level of luxury seats onto the unfortunate masses below. It's unclear what exactly provoked the flow—but it might have been the inability of anyone in the Red Sox infield to cover third base while a White Sox player happily scampered there...
Via FenwayNation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval caught with hand in the cookie jar

(Photo: mlb.com)Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer Yesterday in the third inning Pablo Sandoval was on first base with no outs when a ball was hit to the wall in the right field gap. Based on his position between second and third when the ball was picked up by the right fielder, third base coach Brian Butterfield waved him home.Sandoval was thrown out a good relay on what should...
Via RedSoxLife
2 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Red Sox fan pukes all over other Red Sox fans

Twitter With a current record of 44-58, you might say that the Boston Red Sox have puked all over themselves in 2015.  On Wednesday night during the Red Sox 9-2 loss to the White Sox, one Red Sox fan puked all over his fellow Red Sox brethren. Was he ill?  Maybe.  Did he dabble in the sauce a little bit too much before the game?  Likely.  Is it hilarious to know that obnoxious...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Farrell: Sandoval's conditioning 'continues to be addressed'

BOSTON — When dehydration forced Pablo Sandoval to leave Wednesday’s game, ongoing concerns about his conditioning immediately came to mind. Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell couldn’t name exactly what prompted Sandoval’s fifth-inning exit — maybe it was the 91-degree heat, Farrell said, or the fact that he had tried to score from first base earlier in the game ...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox fan spews over railing during National Anthem (Video)

A Boston Red Sox fan was caught on camera vomiting over the railing of the upper deck at Fenway Park during the National Anthem prior to Wednesday night's game against the visiting Chicago White Sox. Red Sox fan reacts to how his team is performing this year 😂😂 H/t @graigmurphy pic.twitter.com/jV2xZ8lbZJ— MLB Memes (@MLBMeme) July 29, 2015We're going to guess that this...
Via Holdout Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Beat: Pedro Enshrined, Pedroia back to the DL and Deadline Day

Pedro’s in the Hall of Fame, Brian Johnson is back in Pawtucket, Dustin Pedroia is back on the disabled list and the trade deadline is among us. What a week for Red Sox Beat!
Via CLNS Radio
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mookie Betts makes great catch, but turns double into homer

Well, this has to suck. In the sixth inning of Tuesday’s White Sox-Red Sox game at Fenway Park, Mookie Betts made an outstanding catch to rob Jose Abreu of extra bases. Then he fell over the outfield wall, lost control of the ball, and a replay review turned the third out into a two-run homer. If Betts simply let the ball drop, the play would have had a better result for the...
Via The Outside Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Shane Victorino gives teary goodbye to Boston after being traded (Video)

Scrappy outfielder Shane Victorino punched his ticket to Boston immortality with his conquests during the 2013 MLB Postseason. Victorino was a crucial contributor that year, helping the Red Sox capture the World Series in an unforgettable run just months after the Boston Marathon bombing. A go-ahead grand slam in the ALCS against the Tigers that...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox trade rumors: Mike Napoli and Shane Victorino edition

Shane Victorino In case you missed it, the Boston Red Sox are no longer in contention. Through 100 games, their record stands at 44-56. They’re 13 games behind the first-place New York Yankees. They’re unlikely to get to .500 this season. Even climbing out of the cellar of the AL East seems like an impossible feat. As the trade deadline approaches, the Red Sox have obvious areas...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels acquire Shane Victorino from the Red Sox

We have a trade. According to Fox Sports Jon Morosi, the Los Angeles Angels acquired outfielder Shane Victorino from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for infielder Josh Rutledge and cash. The move, while not monumental, makes sense for the Angels. The club has primarily used Matt Joyce in left field, which has yielded disappointing results. In 86 games, Joyce is batting below the...
Via The Outside Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s time for David Ortiz to assume a platoon role with the Boston Red Sox

David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox hit two home runs and picked up seven RBI in Sunday night’s 11-1 win over the Detroit Tigers.  After failing to hit above .237 in any of the first three months of the season, Ortiz is at .303 for the month of July and is hitting .357 (10-for-28) in the past seven days. So it may seem that now might not be the time to once again call for the Red...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez: Greatest Red Sox Pitcher of My Lifetime and Dominican Jedi Knight

Through the years, I’ve made a lot of jokes about putting my fist through a wall during a Red Sox game. Fact is, dear readers, I’ve only really done it once. On the evening of August 29, 2000. When Pedro Martinez lost a no-hitter in the ninth inning of a game against the Devil Rays. Back then, on that fateful night, some of you may have been in diapers. Maybe one or two not even...
Via Surviving Grady
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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