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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...
Via NESN.com
11 hours 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 CSNNE.com’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
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Boston's $26.5 Million Allen Craig Conundrum

(AP Photo—Winslow Townson)Over the next three years, IF/OF/DH/3B Allen Craig is owed a whopping $26.5 million. That's a lot of dough for an underachieving bench player. But the Red Sox have a problem trying to move the 30-year old and free up a bit of the log-jam in the outfield. You see, Craig used to be a really good ballplayer. In his five years as a St. Louis Cardinal, Craig...
Via FenwayNation
1 day 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
1 day 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez Will Forever Be A Red Sox

Pedro Martinez is taking Red Sox Nation to Cooperstown.
Via CLNS Radio
2 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
2 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. MLB.com'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
2 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

OFFICIAL: Red Sox Cap On Pedro's HOF Plaque

Hall-Of-Famer Pedro MartinezWe all knew it was just a formality, but now it's official. The Hall of Fame plaque for Pedro Martinez will have a Red Sox cap. Arguably the greatest pitcher in franchise history, Pedro delivered ridiculous numbers during his seven years donning Carmine Hose: W-L—117-37; ERA—2.52; WHIP—0.978; SO9—10.9.  Did we mention two Cy Young awards and six...
Via FenwayNation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Minor league baseball team to hold #DeflateCancer night

Minor league baseball teams have a habit of doing things like this.  They’ll take a scandal or news story that occurs during the off season and create a themed night around it.  Listen, just because it is in the headlines in January…that doesn’t make it a viable promotion during the baseball season. Looking your way, Myrtle Beach Pelicans. The Myrtle Beach Pelicans, the...
Via Hall of Very Good
3 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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval left money on table to sign with Red Sox

  This embed is invalid   " /> Pablo Sandoval’s free agency decision was about more than cold, hard cash.   Sandoval signed a five-year, $95 million contract with the Boston Red Sox this offseason after spending his first seven seasons with the San Francisco Giants. The 28-year-old wanted a change of pace, even if it meant accepting a less lucrative deal...
Via NESN.com
3 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...
Via isportsweb.com
3 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
4 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Monday Links: Should Red Sox go all-in on Stephen Strasburg trade?

Ever since the Red Sox acquired Rick Porcello, Wade Miley, and Justin Masterson this offseason, general manager Ben Cherington has down played the team’s desire to acquire an ace. With high price tags on both the trade and free agent market’s, Boston pushed all of their chips to the center of the table on a handful of middle of the rotation arms. But that was before Max Scherzer...
Via Fire Brand AL
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Reports: Quintin Berry Rejoins Boston Red Sox On Minor League Contract

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Red Sox are reuniting with a World Series champion. Outfielder Quintin Berry has agreed to a minor league contract with the Red Sox, according to WAPT’s Mike Perchick. The deal reportedly includes an invitation to major league spring training. MLB Daily Dish’s Chris Cotillo also confirmed Berry’s deal with...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox, Quintin Berry agree to minor-league deal

The Boston Red Sox continued their busy offseason on Saturday by adding some depth to their farm system. 
Via CLNS Radio
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Top 10 Prospects

Top prospect Blake Swihart of the Boston Red Sox while playing for the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs in 2014. Baseball Hot Corner is continuing its series on the top young stars of each team. I’ll be focusing on the best prospects in the Boston Red Sox farm system. A lot of these guys are players that national audiences have probably never heard of. But then again, no one outside...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox outfielders taking nothing for granted

Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer We all have heard that the Red Sox outfield is loaded with potential suitors for the three available spots at Fenway. There are some really good players in Hanley Ramirez, Rusney Castillo, Shane Victorino, Mookie Betts, Allen Craig, Brock Holt and Nava. (He and Holt represent the only two left-handed bats in the mix.)A lot of players, not a lot...
Via RedSoxLife
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rusney Castillo – The Answer in Center?

BOSTON, MA – SEPTEMBER 25: Rusney Castillo #38 of the Boston Red Sox makes a catch in center field in the sixth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays during the game at Fenway Park on September 25, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images) Last week I wrote about Xander Bogearts probably feeling as much pressure as any Red Sox player entering spring training...
Via Fenway West
8 days ago  |  Discuss

How can Justin Masterson bounce back for the Red Sox?

While Red Sox fans are hoping that Ben Cherington adds another starter to the club’s roster ahead of Spring Training, the team has already done much of the heavy lifting in regards to rebuilding its starting rotation. Sure, Jon Lester is gone, and the idea of throwing loads of money at either Max Scherzer or James Shields is a tempting one. Yet Boston could trot out a starting...
Via Fire Brand AL
10 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
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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