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Larry Lucchino: Boston Red Sox As Hungry As Ever After 2014 Struggles

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Red Sox will never get used to the taste of defeat. Boston stumbled to a last-place finish in 2014, much to the organization’s chagrin. Red Sox president and CEO Larry Lucchino is ready to turn the page and focus on building a contender. Losing simply isn’t acceptable for a franchise that has won three World...
Via NESN.com
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Gammonites phone in another gold glove to Dustin Pedroia

Dustin Pedroia, flashing the leather than won his 4th Gold Glove.I realize that under terms of the Secret Honorarium Agreement of 2014, the Yankee fan base is supposed to someday give a chair or cowboy boots to Dustin Pedroia, in a teary ceremony where Bobby Valentine rappels from the right field mezzanine - to pay back Boston for the great way they handled Derek Jeter's finale.And...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

The Boston Red Sox Should Explore Upgrading at Manager

Bryce Brentz #73 of the Boston Red Sox reacts after striking out with the bases loaded against the New York Yankees during the last game of the season at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Mandatory Credit: Al Bello/Getty Images) The Boston Red Sox made a terrible mistake by overreacting in 2012 and replacing manager Terry Francona with Bobby Valentine. That desire to shake...
Via The Sports Journal
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrew Miller Revisited: Should Red Sox Pursue Reunion With Reliever?

The Boston Red Sox’s focus should be on finding the next Andrew Miller. Miller has been trending upward for three seasons. The summit of his incline will be a nice payday in free agency this winter. But while Miller deserves every cent he’s about to receive and the Red Sox need a left-handed reliever, the 29-year-old’s price tag should be enough for Boston to reconsider a potential...
Via NESN.com
October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox’s Torey Lovullo No Longer Candidate For Rangers’ Managerial Job

Boston Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo will need to wait a little longer. Lovullo, who is looking to become a major league manager for the first time, confirmed to The Dallas Morning News on Monday that he no longer is a candidate for the Texas Rangers’ managerial job. Lovullo interviewed last week for the position vacated by Ron Washington, who resigned in September amid marital...
Via NESN.com
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Mets Bat Boy Moustakas Tearing It Up In Playoffs

Courtesy of Mark J. Terrill, Associated Press Mike Vorkunov of NJ.com pointed out that the Kansas City Royals Mike Moustakas is a former Mets bat boy. Now, he’s tearing up the 2014 postseason to the tune of .318/.348/.864/1.211 line. He’s also recorded four home runs in just six playoff games. Moustakas was a bat boy under Bobby Valentine‘s Mets regime. In a New York Times...
Via Mets Merized Online
October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 4 moments of the 2014 Boston Red Sox season

Jorge CamargoContributing writerPhoto by: Christopher EvansThis season has mercifully ended. After yesterday's loss to the Yankees, the Red Sox finished up with a 71-91 record with only two more winning games than the 2012 Bobby Valentine Squad. We all know that this season wasn't enjoyable in any single way. From the ugliness of injuries to Victorino to the departure of Jon Lester...
Via RedSoxLife
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Sox Shouldn't Pop Any Corks Over Next Win

No Sham-Pag-Knee For You!When (and if) the Red Sox win one more game it will signify that they have passed the Bobby Valentine Win Barrier of 69—brilliantly achieved in the 2012 season. However, to paraphrase Pulp Fiction's Winston Wolf, "Well, let's not start getting too excited quite yet." Indeed. Getting 70 wins the year after winning a World Series Championship is nothing to...
Via FenwayNation
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Sox Find Ray Of Sunshine; Pummel Tampa, 11-3

(Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)They sent out seven rookies last night and scored a ton of runs. Is this a portent of things to come in 2015? The Red Sox eviscerated the Rays on Wednesday 11-3—and in the process reduced their Bobby Valentine Magic Number to 1 with four games left. Garin Cecchini (first MLB HR), Xander Bogaerts (2-4, 3 RBIs) and Anthony Ranaudo ( 7 IP...
Via FenwayNation
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Rusney Castillo Displays Wheels, Other Notable Qualities

BOSTON — The Red Sox snapped a five-game home losing streak in a big way. The Red Sox downed the Tampa Bay Rays 11-3 on Wednesday at Fenway Park. It was Boston’s best offensive output since scoring 11 runs Aug. 26 against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. The win was the Red Sox’s 69th of the season, pulling them even with Bobby Valentine’s 2012 squad, which finished...
Via NESN.com
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Memo To NOG: Cut 2015 Ticket Prices By 20%

There's one thing the NOG (New Ownership Group) can do to really demonstrate their "caring and concern" for the Red Sox fan base: cut 2015 ticket prices by 20%. As it is, Boston fans pay the highest ticket prices in all of baseball (average ticket: $52.32; total Fan Cost Index: $350.78). And for what? A team that might pass the 69-win threshold set by Bobby Valentine's 2012 legions...
Via FenwayNation
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

3 Reasons to continue watching the 2014 Red Sox

Jorge CamargoContributing WriterAfter beating the the O's one last time for this season, the Red Sox currently hold a 68-88 record. Since the Bobby Valentine season ended with a 69-93 record, it seems very unlikely that this year the Red Sox will end with a worse record. After all, the 2014 squad did better that the 2012 Red Sox. Since the Red Sox are not making it to the playoffs...
Via RedSoxLife
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Scarily Close To Not Passing Bobby V.

With 22 games left, the Red Sox only needed 9 wins to eclipse Bobby Valentine's magical 69 win plateau from 2012. Now there are only 10 games left—and they still need four more wins to hit 70. Can they do it? For the cipher-challenged out there, four wins out of ten translates to a .400 winning percentage. To this point in the season, the team is winning at a .434 clip, so, theoretically...
Via FenwayNation
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Can Sox Get Nine Wins Over Last Twenty-Two?

Your 2014 Carmine Hose still need to win nine games to eclipse the Bobby Valentine Win Threshold of 69. Can they do it? They only have to win at a .409 clip—but do you really have a lot of confidence that they can even do that? Let's look at the remaining schedule. They have more than 50% of the games (12) at home. That's a good thing, right? Well, so far they are 29-40 at America...
Via FenwayNation
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaching The Valentine Line No Longer Easy

Before the Red Sox lost seven straight, it seemed like a cakewalk for them to surpass the 69-win threshold so valiantly put up by Bobby Valentine's 2012 squad. Now, not so much. With just 33 games left in this miserable season, they still need 14 wins to get to 70. That's a .424 winning pace—and they're currently winning at a .434 clip. Also, as we pointed out before, they are...
Via FenwayNation
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

The Road To Breaking The 'Valentine Curse'

Your 2014 Carmine Hose have 38 games left to play in this dismal season. In order to surpass the win total of the 2012 Boys of Bobby Valentine, they will have to take at least 14 of those games. Seems like a pretty easy task, right? Except the eight teams they will face until the end have a combined .537 winning percentage—and only one of those teams is under .500 (Tampa Bay)....
Via FenwayNation
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

When losing to the Cubs doesn’t hurt, it’s time for Mets to make a move

There’s no team that it’s okay to lose to yet if there’s one team that we should never accept defeat against – it’s the Cubs. They haven’t been to the World Series for 17 years before we played our first game. And the Mets’ franchise is over 50 years old. My wife’s grandmother is 103 and the Cubs have not won a World Series in her lifetime. You look up the definition...
Via Mets360.com
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

John Farrell – Okay for Now

For the second time in three seasons, the Red Sox seem headed for a last-place finish. However, the circumstances are hardly the same. The 2012 group was managed by Bobby Valentine, who seemed totally unable to deal with the situation. He fought with players and coaches. His media relations were poor. His pitching coach was fired after three months. Dugout cameras seemed to show...
Via Fenway West
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Phat Albert Ends 19-Inn. Marathon; Sox Fall, 5-4

(Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)If you stayed up until the end of this 6 hour and 31 minute tilt, you should receive the Mike Hargrove Tempus Fugit Award—with oak leaf clusters. Albert Pulos led off the 19th inning with a solo HR off Brandon Workman to give the Halos a 5-4 win over Boston. In the end, nine Red Sox pitchers could not stave off the inevitable—but the biggest...
Via FenwayNation
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox on pace for worst modern record

(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer The time has arrived to look for something worth cheering about with the 2014 Red Sox.We have found it.The worst-to-first-to-worst scenario described in July as a train wreck is reaching the stage of a death watch.In 2012 the Red Sox posted the worst record in the modern era with 69 - 93 under the leadership of Bobby Valentine...
Via RedSoxLife
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

FenwayNation Introduces Valentine Countdown

For the balance of 2014—or until The Carmine Hose get to 70 wins—FenwayNation will offer readers a way to track the team's attempt to beat the 2012 team's 69 wins. As of today, they need 19 victories to get to 70—so that number is displayed on our right sidebar. Boston will need to play at a relatively modest .404 clip to achieve the 70-win plateau. Check onto the site everyday...
Via FenwayNation
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Last Meaningful Issue: Will Sox Break 69 Wins?

At this point, almost everyone in the vast universe that is Red Sox Nation has given up the 2014 playoff ghost. So, we have to look at little milestones to keep us engaged for the final 48 games. You know, will Jackie Bradley, Jr. raise his average enough to justify being our starting center fielder in 2015? Will Christian Vazquez continue to look like the real deal behind the plate...
Via FenwayNation
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

FN's Dalton Jones Average Mirrors 2014 Season

We have completed four of six months in this benighted 2014 season. We are on track to win 72 games—three more than Bobby Valentine managed in 2012. FenwayNation's Dalton Jones Industrial Average is meant to take the "pulse" of our worldwide readership on the state of The Carmine Hose on four metrics: offense, defense, starting pitching and relief pitching. So far, the DJIA (as...
Via FenwayNation
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History–July 26, 1974

1974: The Royals scored three runs in the top of the ninth for a comeback 3-2 win over California at the Angels’ home park, Anaheim Stadium.Kansas City entered the top of the ninth down 1-0. Richie Scheinblum and Jim Wohlford started the inning with singles. Kurt Bevacqua’s sacrifice bunt attempt turned into a bunt single, loading the bases. George Brett singled to right, scoring...
Via Pine Tar Press
July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

With Sixty Games Left, Red Sox Hopes Are Slim

Time To Clean House?They are 6.5 games out of the second Wild Card spot. They have scored 31 fewer runs than they have given up. To reach 90 wins, they would have to go 43-17 the rest of the way. They are a .500 team at home. So, what is it that gives anyone hope that the 2104 Carmine Hose have any shot at the post-season? The honest answer is: nothing. This team is actually worse...
Via FenwayNation
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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