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Mike Napoli’s Blizzard Plans Are Cooler Than Yours

First blizzard!!! Cards against humanity = good times @gracietracy @kristenscanlon @anastasia_tibs @marinexo @bostonsblackie A photo posted by Michael Napoli (@mikenapoli25) on Jan 26, 2015 at 7:19pm PST Booze in red party cups? Check. ****-tons of TVs to monitor the storm and/or view porno flicks? Check. A guest list that is precariously balanced to ensure a two-girls...
Via Surviving Grady
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: Can Joe Kelly win the Cy Young?

Spoiler alert: Joe Kelly is winning the American League Cy Young in 2015. Joe Kelly has said he’ll win the A.L. Cy Young award this year. Will it happen? At least, that’s what the Boston Red Sox right-hander said at the team’s Winter Weekend Jan. 24. He told WEEI radio that he would take home the top pitching prize in the A.L. this season. Kelly said he is very angry when...
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval Has Perfected his Half-Court Shot

  By all accounts, new Boston Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval has actually used this offseason to work on his conditioning. He even uploaded a video that featured his training regimen just two weeks after signing his new deal—obviously trying to earn brownie points with chowd nation. But that’s not all the Panda has been doing during his downtime. He’s also apparently...
Via Busted Coverage
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon Still Has Something Left In The Tank

The Philadelphia Phillies have been trying to trade 34-year old closer Jonathan Papelbon for over a year now. Many teams have inquired, but none have been able to pull off a deal for the fiery reliever. The Phillies are, and have been, in clear re-building mode and Papelbon has to go. He’s been a menace in the clubhouse, to the media, and on the field especially to certain umpires...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

2015 ZiPS Projections – Boston Red Sox

After having typically appeared in the very hallowed pages of Baseball Think Factory, Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections have been released at FanGraphs the past couple years. The exercise continues this offseason. Below are the projections for the Boston Red Sox. Szymborski can be found at ESPN and on Twitter at @DSzymborski. Other Projections: Arizona / […]
Via Fangraphs
23 hours ago  |  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...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Winter Weekend 2015

 Ledyard, CT- The Boston Red Sox held their first ever Winter Weekend at Foxwoods Casino yesterday, and the event brought five thousand fans eager for the 2015 season to begin. While the event held a Friday night Town Hall meeting to kick off the festivities, and a hitting clinic on Sunday for kids, most of the fun came all day Saturday where fans were treated to over 30 current...
Via RedSoxLife
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli almost retired because of sleep apnea

      This embed is invalid   " /> MASHANTUCKET, Conn. — Mike Napoli’s pillow has never felt so good.   Napoli underwent successful surgery in November to alleviate his sleep apnea, which the Boston Red Sox first baseman revealed Saturday was actually much worse than anyone ever imagined. “I couldn’t do it anymore, the way I was feeling,” Napoli...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Is "The Laser Show" about to end or a new chapter will be written?

Jorge CamargoContributing WriterPedroia is being helped by his teammates after being hit by a Rays payer. August 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)The 2014 season ended earlier for the second baseman due to a season-ending surgery. Pedroia had been dealing with a left hand injury since April 4 during a game against the Milwaukee Brewer, but injury issues began since Opening Day...
Via RedSoxLife
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pedroia: 'I Plan On Playing 162 Games' In 2015

The Muddy Chicken is back. Dustin Pedroia—fully healed from a raft of nagging injuries—is champing at the bit to play every game of the 2015 season. Appearing at the Red Sox Winter Weekend extravaganza at Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut, The Laser Show stated,  "I'm back. My body is back. I feel strong. I'm lifting everything...I’m here to win games. I’m not going to talk...
Via FenwayNation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox P Joe Kelly predicts he will win Cy Young Award

      This embed is invalid   " /> MASHANTUCKET, Conn. — Joe Kelly expects to collect hardware at the end of 2015.   Kelly said during a radio appearance Saturday morning that he will win the American League Cy Young award this season. The Boston Red Sox starter didn’t backtrack when pressed on the prediction a short time later. Instead, he reiterated...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Fan Shakes John Farrell’s Hand, Meets Dustin Pedroia At ‘Winter Weekend’ (Video)

The Boston Red Sox’ “Winter Weekend” at Foxwoods Casino has drawn many excited fans who can’t wait for spring and the return of baseball to Fenway Park. One young fan named Luke has had an unforgettable experience. He had the opportunity to shake Red Sox manager John Farrell’s hand at Friday night’s Town Hall meeting, and he joined the NESN set with host Tom Caron on...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Allen Craig Looking To Increase Versatility This Spring

With spring training right around the corner, many fans have been waiting to see Allen Craig traded in order to free up some space on the Red Sox roster. But according to’s Sean McAdam, Red Sox manager John Farrell seems ready to head into spring training with the former MVP candidate. In a conversation with McAdam yesterday, Farrell explained to him he’s looking to...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox Owner Henry Supports Pitch Clock In MLB

Red Sox principal owner John Henry believes a 30-second pitch clock will migrate from the AA and AAA levels (where it will be in force this season) to the major leagues "in a couple of years"—and he likes it. Curiously, though, Henry says he is not concerned with the length of games, just the pace. While there is a subtle difference, they are clearly connected. Here's his puzzling...
Via FenwayNation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Shane Victorino apparently texting pics of his abs to Red Sox manager John Farrell

Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino suffered through an injury-plagued 2013 campaign that saw him play in only 30 games and ultimately had season-ending back surgery on Aug. 5. But he’s clearly motivated to show the team that he will be ready and raring to go come Spring Training, by texting pics of his presumably...Read More The post Shane Victorino apparently texting pics...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

An amazing collection of Red Sox history

Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer This is not the normal story you will find here but it is worth telling.Again, and again, and again.This nice lady showed up to an antique road show with something that has been in the family forever.Nothing like it has been seen on the show and the presenter becomes emotional at the end.The biggest and best collection ever, with Spalding included...
Via RedSoxLife
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Behold, A Rusney Castillo Projection

I don’t think it’s any secret we’ve been talking up the 2015 Red Sox for a while around here. It’s not so much that any of us are rooting for the Red Sox; it’s more that the numbers kept suggesting the Red Sox were in good shape, and we’re nothing if not loyal to the […]
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Swihart Rated #1 Catching Prospect In Baseball

Blake Swihart (FenwayNation Photo)If you needed any more ammunition for opposing a trade involving Blake Swihart, you now have it.'s 2015 Prospect Watch has designated the backstop as the number one catching prospect in all of baseball. Perhaps the most exciting quote to come out of the analysis is this, "His toolset resembles that of a young Buster Posey." OK, we can deal...
Via FenwayNation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Making the Case for a Strasburg/Betts Trade

The Boston Red Sox have too many outfielders. This isn’t news; it’s been clear for a while now that their outfield is overcrowded, and while shipping Yoenis Cespedes to Detroit for Rick Porcello alleviated the problem to a degree, they still don’t have enough at-bats to go around for the guys they’re going to bring […]
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval left money on table to sign with Red Sox

When Pablo Sandoval signed with the Boston Red Sox earlier this offseason, it came as a bit of a shock, considering Sandoval’s history with the Giants and the reports that San Francisco had made him a better offer than what he ended up getting from Boston. On a Tuesday appearance on MLB Network radio, Sandoval confirmed that he didn’t let the Giants make the final offer, and...
Via The Outside Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: can Chili Davis help rescue the offense?

After having one of their worst offensive seasons since 1994, the question many people are wondering is, will the Boston Red Sox be able to make a comeback this upcoming season? In the past season, Boston had 71 wins and 91 losses, while only being able to score 634 runs. They finished in last place in the AL East. Not only that, but batting averages were also decreasing, from both...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

What should the Red Sox do at catcher?

The Boston Red Sox have been one of the most active teams in Major League Baseball this offseason. They have brought in more offense by signing free agents Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez and have been active in the reconstruction of their pitching rotation through acquisitions of Justin Masterson, Rick Porcello, and Wade Miley. Still, even after they dealt Yoenis Cespedes to the...
Via Batting Leadoff
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #120: Xander Bogaerts | 3B/SS | BOS

When the Red Sox failed to sign Jon Lester this offseason and found themselves with a rotation devoid of an ace, I made sure to give myself at least a few weeks before I listened to Boston sports radio again. It wasn’t because I didn’t agree with the need for an ace but because I couldn’t stand to hear callers propose fake trades involving Xander Bogaerts, who, in my opinion...
Via Baseball Professor
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox rumored to be "in" on Cliff Lee

The Boston Red Sox went into this offseason with one mail goal: address their scarce pitching rotation. With some minor acquisitions as in Rick Porcello, Wade Miley and Justin Masterson, they have indeed gotten better but one more piece could really put them over the top.
Via CLNS Radio
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Boston Red Sox's bullpen gamble

The Boston Red Sox have made several moves during our most recent edition of MLB’s offseason. Adding infielders Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval was big, but they’ve also beefed up their starting rotation with the acquisitions of Rick Porcello, Wade Miley, and Justin Masterson. Yet, one of their earliest moves might just end up proving to be the strangest: re-signing Koji...
Via The Sports Post
14 days ago  |  Discuss

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