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Tigers' lineup still formidable but questions about pitching remain

With the Winter Meetings over and the offseason at the midway point, here is a look at how one of the Indians rivals in the AL Central, the Detroit Tigers, have fared: DETROIT TIGERS Last season: 90-72, first. Lost to Baltimore in three games in the American League Division Series. Indians vs. Tigers last two years: 12-26 including 8-11 last year. What They've Accomplished The Bermuda...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Biggest Sox Trade Loss Might Be Alex Wilson

(USAToday Sports)It has gone almost completely unnoticed that RHP Alex Wilson was included in the package that netted the Red Sox Rick Porcello. Yoenis Cespdes was obviously the big chip that was moved for the right-handed starter, but Wilson may end up being the guy we regret sending to Detroit. In fact, FenwayNation awarded Wilson our 2014 "Under The Radar Award". Why? Wilson hurled...
Via FenwayNation
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox’s Yoenis Cespedes-Rick Porcello Trade About Leveraging Assets

This embed is invalid" /> This week has been all about value for the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox reportedly acquired pitcher Rick Porcello from the Detroit Tigers on Thursday in exchange for outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, pitcher Alex Wilson and a lower-level minor leaguer. The trade is the Red Sox’s second in two days — they reportedly landed pitcher...
Via NESN.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

AP source: Red Sox agree to Cespedes-Porcello swap

SAN DIEGO (AP) A person familiar with the negotiations says the Boston Red Sox have agreed to trade outfielder Yoenis Cespedes to the Detroit Tigers for pitcher Rick Porcello. Right-handed pitching prospect Alex Wilson also will go to Detroit as part of the trade, the person said Thursday, speaking on condition of anonymity because no announcement had been made.
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Trade Cespedes to Tigers for Porcello

12 hours after dealing some prospects to the Arizona Diamondbacks for Wade Miley, the Boston Red Sox filled another hold in the rotation with another trade. The Red Sox sent outfielder Yoenis Cespedes and prospect Alex Wilson to the Detroit Tigers for starting pitcher Rick Porcello, per CJ Nitkowski of FoxSports. Told Cespedes to Detroit, Porcello to Boston is done. — CJ Nitkowski...
Via Baseball Essential
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox, Tigers swap Yoenis Cespedes, Rick Porcello

Boston’s rotation reconstruction continued Thursday morning. The Red Sox acquired 25-year-old right-hander Rick Porcello from the Detroit Tigers for outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, right-handed reliever Alex Wilson and a minor leaguer, according to multiple media reports. The 29-year-old Cespedes was traded to Boston at last July’s deadline in the transaction that sent Jon Lester...
Via Baseball News Source
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Wilson Is FN's 2014 'Under The Radar' Pick

Alex Wilson: 1-0, 1.19 ERA, 0.88 WHIPHe only appeared in 18 games for the 2014 Carmine Hose, and so relief pitcher Alex Wilson's contributions may have been missed by a lot of fans. For that reason, the editors of FenwayNation have awarded Wilson with the 2014 'Under The Radar' Award. In 28 innings pitched, Wilson gave up just 20 hits and finished with a stellar WHIP of 0.88. He...
Via FenwayNation
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

It Took Extra Innings and Two Homers from Papi, but Sox Take Opener Against O’s!

The Red Sox headed into Camden Yards to play the winners of the Al East pennant, the Baltimore Orioles.  The Sox had just been swept by the Pirates and had rookie Allen Webster on the mound.  Webster pitched well, however the Sox would give up their lead in the 7th and end up having to head into extra innings for the win.  Luckily for the Sox, David Ortiz hit not one, but two...
Via Fenway West
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Sox Swept Away by Pirates With 9th Inning Blunder

The Red Sox came into Pittsburgh and left without getting a single win.  The Sox took to the mound for the 3rd game with Brandon Workman on the mound and he put the Sox in a hole early and then the Sox almost rallied in the 9th, but a bone headed baserunning error by Jemile Weeks would end up being the Sox’s undoing.  The Sox got swept by the Pirates, a team who is still very...
Via Fenway West
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Sox Get Shut Out in Loss to Pirates

The Red Sox headed into Pittsburgh to play a series against the Pirates as the season winds down.  The Sox had rookie Anthony Ranaudo on the mound and he kept with his trend of giving up the long ball.  Ranaudo took his 3rd loss of the season while once again another team pitched a shutout against the Sox. The Pirates first got on the scoreboard in the 2nd inning when Ranaudo gave...
Via Fenway West
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Sox Lose While Rays Pitching Shines

The Red Sox won the first game of the series, but were unable to make it two in a row when Webster struggled and Odorizzi shined in Saturday’s matchup.  The Sox were almost no hit, but ended up still getting only one single hit by Will Middlebrooks who came in to pinch hit for Dustin Pedroia who left the game due to a possible concussion. The Rays got on the scoreboard in the...
Via Fenway West
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Sox Take Another Game Against The Jays

The Red Sox actually won a game and hoped to be able to have two wins in a row.  The Sox had rookie Rubby De La Rosa on the mound vs. former Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey.  The Sox went out to an early lead, allowed the game to be tied in totally Red Sox fashion, went into extra innings and then had a monster of an 11th inning to put the game to bed.  Mike Napoli hit a 3 run homerun...
Via Fenway West
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Brock Holt Starts At Shortstop Again; David Ortiz Back In Lineup Vs. Mariners

The Boston Red Sox might have dropped their seventh straight game Saturday as they fell to the Seattle Mariners 7-3, but they showed some fire in the loss. After David Ortiz was plunked by a pitch in the sixth inning, reliever Alex Wilson may or may not have retaliated in the seventh inning when he drilled Robinson Cano with a fastball in the seventh inning. The fireworks only continued...
Via NESN.com
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Sox Blow Early Lead and Lose 7th Straight

The Red Sox have been floundering for most of this season and came into yesterday’s game on the heels of 6 straight losses and a huge blown save from Koji Uehara.  Yesterday it would be Brandon Workman on the mound and he would do well for 3 innings, but then just fall apart in the 4th inning allowing the Mariners to just coast to victory.  Along the way there was some drama...
Via Fenway West
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Sox Blow Another Three-Run Lead; Lose, 7-3

(Photo by Rich Gagnon/Getty Images)This is getting maddeningly commonplace. After struggling to score runs all year, the Red Sox have recently given their pitchers leads (3-0 the last two nights)—but now the hurlers are hurling. Today, Brandon Workman gave up seven runs on seven hits in the fourth inning—leading to an eventual 7-3 loss. Alex Wilson pitched 3.2 stellar innings—giving...
Via FenwayNation
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Alex Wilson On Robinson Cano Hit-By-Pitch: ‘It Was An Accident’ (Video)

It’s not news that MLB pitchers sometimes retaliate against teams or specific players by plunking them in the backside with a pitch. Boston Red Sox pitcher Alex Wilson may or may not have done that in the seventh inning of Saturday’s contest against the Seattle Mariners. Wilson hit second baseman Robinson Cano, after David Ortiz was hit in the elbow by Charlie Furbush in the...
Via NESN.com
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Papi Homers Twice in Win Over Astros

The Red Sox came off an extra innings loss the night before and had rookie pitcher Rubby De La Rosa on the mound.  De La Rosa struggled through his outing and wasn’t able to make it to the 5th inning, but the Sox offense lead by David Ortiz took care of bringing the win for the home team. De La Rosa gave up 2 early runs in the 1st inning to immediately put the offense in a hole...
Via Fenway West
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Alex Wilson Plays Role Of Unsung Hero With Huge Effort

BOSTON — In an interesting twist, the Red Sox’s offense bailed them out Saturday. The Red Sox have struggled offensively for much of 2014, but Boston’s bats broke through for 13 hits in a 10-7 win over the Houston Astros at Fenway Park. David Ortiz led the way with a monster performance in which he drilled two home runs and racked up six RBIs. The Red Sox guaranteed at least...
Via NESN.com
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Sox Beat Astros When Astros Break Out in the 6th!

The Red Sox came back to Fenway to begin an 11 game homestand last night.  The Sox were facing off against the Houston Astros with Allen Webster on the mound.  Webster got the team down early, but the bats would have his back and he’d end up getting his 3rd win of the season. Webster didn’t have his sharpest start in a Sox uniform, but he was able to keep the Sox in the game...
Via Fenway West
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Option Anthony Ranaudo To Triple-A, Recall Alex Wilson

BOSTON — The Red Sox tinkered with their starting rotation yet again Thursday, sending right-hander Anthony Ranaudo back to Triple-A Pawtucket. Right-handed reliever Alex Wilson was called up to take his spot on the 25-man roster. Ranaudo made two starts in his brief stint with the big club, winning both. The 6-foot-7 rookie allowed two runs on four hits and four walks Aug. 1 against...
Via NESN.com
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Blow 3-0 Lead, Fall To Evil Empire, 6-4

(Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)Allen Webster was handed a 3-0 lead, but the kid (mostly through wildness) could not hold it. And, thanks to a typical cheap Derek Jeter bloop to right, the comeback process started, leading to a 6-4 loss to The Bronx Embalmers. New Sox OF Yoenis Cespedes went 1-4. Of course, newly-minted Pinstriped Poser Stephen Drew had an RBI double. Mike...
Via FenwayNation
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Mudcats fall to Hillcats in pitchers dual; 3-2

LYCHBURG, VA - The Carolina Mudcats (17-12, 46-50) dropped another close one to the Lynchburg Hillcats (13-15, 47-51), losing 3-2 in Friday’s rubber match. A two-run fourth inning carried the Hillcats to the series win as Lynchburg overcame a two-RBI performance from Joe Sever in Carolina’s final game of the season at Calvin Falwell Field. David Nick put the Hillcats ahead in...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: 4 Potential Trades, Buyers Edition

You hear that far-off rumbling in the distance? That’s the MLB trade deadline, and all the nonsense that comes along with it. There’s nothing quite like it in any sport: because of the sheer depth of trade assets that every team has (because of their minor league systems, in which they have the rights to trade any player), pretty much anything can happen, and star players can...
Via isportsweb.com
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves Minor League Affiliate Throws Back-To-Back No-Hitters

San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum etched his name into the record books earlier this week when he threw his second career no-hitter. One minor league team, though, might have topped his accomplishment. The Lynchburg Hillcats, the High-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, pulled off something for the ages — back-to-back no-nos. Lynchburg blanked the Wilmington Blue Rocks...
Via NESN.com
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves minor league team throws back to back no-hitters

In your minor league quirk post of the day, the Lynchburg Hillcats of the Carolina League threw no-hitters in back to back games. Lynchburg, the high-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, allowed zero hits to the Wilmington Blue Rocks, a Royals affiliate, on both Thursday and Friday. Thursday’s game was started by Lucas Sims, Atlanta’s first round pick (21st overall) in the 2012...
Via Bloguin Best
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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