Sox Skills Competition Determined Road Roster

 (Photo By USATSI)On Sunday, the Red Sox held a 'skills competition' to determine which players would take today's grueling three-hour road trip to Jupiter—on the East Coast of Florida. The event was 'refereed' by David Ortiz (still out with flu and dehydration issues). Among the 'losers' were: Dustin Pedroia, Xander Bogaerts, Hanley Ramirez, Jackie Bradley, Jr., and Daniel Nava...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Brock Holt: I Like Being ‘Under-The-Radar-Type Guy’ For Boston Red Sox

This embed is invalid" /> Brock Holt’s life drastically changed last season. Or did it? Although Holt was one of the Boston Red Sox’s few bright spots amid a terrible 2014, the 26-year-old still enters this season with a certain degree of uncertainty. Sure, he has a major league job. But it’s unclear how much playing time he’ll garner as Boston’s...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Garin Cecchini – Let’s Keep Him for Now

Last fall, Red Sox prospect Garin Cecchini had reason to be optimistic. Third base had been an inconsistent positon for the team in 2014, with Will Middlebrooks, Xander Bogearts, and Brock Holt playing there at times. But there was really no regular third-sacker. A Louisiana native, Cecchini comes from a baseball family. His brother Gavin is a promising shortstop in the Mets...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Dining Playbook: Where They Ate Episode 4

NESN’s “Dining Playbook” features two of America’s favorite pastimes: food and sports. Emmy award-winning duo Billy Costa and Jenny Johnson will leverage their considerable following and bring NESN viewers a fresh new approach to enjoying the best of what the region has to offer. This special “Dining Playbook” episode focuses on Boston Red Sox spring training and restaurants...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Daniel Nava Dispatches Brock Holt In ‘Know Your Teammates’ (Video)

We might finally have found something Brock Holt isn’t that good at. The Boston Red Sox jack-of-all-trades filled almost every role imaginable in 2014, but Holt ran into some trouble against teammate Daniel Nava in the latest edition of “Know Your Teammates” trivia. Things looked good for Holt early on after he got the first two questions right and Nava missed a question about...
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox’s Versatile Roster Will Help Boston Handle Rigors Of MLB Season

This embed is invalid" /> FORT MYERS, Fla. — Ben Cherington essentially has given John Farrell a mound of clay. While the Boston Red Sox’s starting lineup appears mostly set, the club also has the ability to be flexible based on its roster construction. The Red Sox have a host of versatile players, meaning Boston is well-equipped to overcome potential...
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Brock Holt No Longer A Secret, But Still A Weapon For 2015 Red Sox

This embed is invalid" /> FORT MYERS, Fla. — Brock Holt might just be another face in the crowd when it comes to going out in public. Between the white lines is a different story. Holt emerged as a valuable contributor for the Boston Red Sox last season despite the club’s overall struggles. The effort has led to little recognition off the field...
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Garin Cecchini: ‘I Know I Can Help The Red Sox Win’ Despite Roster Crunch

This embed is invalid" /> Will Middlebrooks is gone. Pablo Sandoval is the starter. Brock Holt is primed for a utility role. The Boston Red Sox’s third base picture is relatively clear except for Garin Cecchini’s status within the situation. Cecchini is positioned to begin the season at Triple-A Pawtucket, where he’ll garner additional seasoning...
February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox’s Brock Holt Reflects On Extra Special Valentine’s Day Memory

This embed is invalid" /> The weeks surrounding Valentine’s Day have a whole different meaning for Boston Red Sox utility man Brock Holt. That’s because Holt proposed to his now-wife, Lakyn, on March 4, 2013. The couple had just reunited after Lakyn spent Valentine’s Day, which also is her birthday, back home in Pennsylvania, according to MLB...
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Brock Holt Free Of Concussion Symptoms

(AP Photo)After one of the most amazing rookie seasons in Red Sox history, Brock Holt was forced to miss the final 21 games of 2014 due to concussion concerns. After being given a clean bill of health last October, he has been monitored by medical staff ever since. The good news is that doctors are "really happy" with his progress and the 26-year old is on track for a 'super-utility...
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January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Brock Holt, Not Recognized In Texas, Shares Opinion On Dez Bryant Play

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — The outcome might have been different if Red Sox utility man Brock Holt officiated the NFL divisional-round playoff game between the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers. Holt, a Texas native, is a Cowboys fan, so it understandably stung when the officials overturned Dez Bryant’s spectacular touchdown catch late...
January 22, 2015  |  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...
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January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Brock Holt Is A-OK With Whatever Role He Plays

Brock HoltHolt-A-Palooza—II is just a couple of months away. Brock Holt—Boston's super-utility phenom—was so good last year that he earned both FenwayNation's Player Of The Year and Rookie Of the Year honors. With all the off-season acquisitions, however, it's unclear which of his eight positions he'll hold down. But, after talking to the brass, he has a pretty good idea, ...
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January 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Brock Holt: I’m Ready For Whatever Role Boston Red Sox Give Me In 2015

This embed is invalid" /> Brock Holt is up for anything. Holt, whose role with the Red Sox frequently changed throughout the 2014 season, is unsure how he’ll be used in 2015, especially in the wake of Boston’s new additions. The super utility man doesn’t find the uncertainty discouraging, though. Instead, he’s embracing his undefined job. “I’m...
January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Should "Hold On to Holt" For 2015

(Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports)In 2014, Brock Holt was FenwayNation's Player Of The Year, Rookie Of The Year, and Player Of The Month for June. Not bad for a "spare part" who cost John Henry less than the jock strap budget at Liverpool (we think around $500,000—but it might have been even less). Of course, bestowing all those honors on Holt was more of a "last guy standing" thing...
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December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Angels acquire Drew Butera, show interest in Brock Holt

The December 10th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Angels acquire Drew Butera, show interest in Brock Holt and much more… The Story: The Angels traded for Drew Butera, who might be the worst hitter in the league.The Monkey Says: And you’ll like who is right above him on that list, too. He’s basically Handsome Jeff Mathis, but he’s as good...
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December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Reports: Red Sox’s Brock Holt Drawing Trade Interest From Angels

This embed is invalid" /> The Los Angeles Angels evidently were paying attention this season. The Angels have expressed interest in Boston Red Sox utility player Brock Holt, according to’s Gordon Edes. Holt is coming off an impressive season in which he flashed remarkable versatility. The Los Angeles Times’ Mike DiGiovanna also heard the...
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

David Ortiz, Brock Holt Star In Red Sox’s Top Moments Of 2014 (Video)

The Boston Red Sox’s World Series defense didn’t go quite as planned. But while there were more lowlights than highlights in the Red Sox’s disappointing 2014 season, there still were some memorable moments. The future certainly looks bright despite the club’s last-place finish. David Ortiz shined this season, belting 35 homers and driving in 104 runs. It was his eighth season...
October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox 2014 awards via isportsweb

2014 was a season to forget for the Boston Red Sox, finishing last in the AL East, just a year removed from winning the franchise’s third World Series in a decade. The team never really hit it’s stride, struggling to score runs for much of the first half of the year. A trade deadline fire sale of the team’s rotation — Jon Lester to Oakland, John Lackey to St. Louis, and Jake...
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Brock Holt Is FenwayNation's '14 Player O' Year

(Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports) The Editors of FenwayNation and our readers have made their choice: Brock Holt is our 2014 Player Of The Year. The reader judgement was clear—Holt garnered fully 63% of the final vote. David Ortiz finished second with 33%. Also receiving votes were: Daniel Nava (3%) and Jon Lester (1%). Holt also was the recipient of the FenwayNation Rookie of...
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October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Holt Widens Lead Over Papi For POY Honors

Brock Holt now garners six of every ten votes for the FenwayNation 2014 Player Of The Year Award. As the chart shows, Holt now gets fully 60% of the votes, followed distantly by David Ortiz with 37%. Daniel Nava is the only other player to get any votes—with 3%. You can still vote in the poll HERE.
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October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

POLL: Holt Outpacing Papi For Player O' Year

Very early voting in our latest FenwayNation Poll shows that Brock Holt has a slim lead on David Ortiz for FN's 2014 Player Of The Year Honors. As the chart shows, Holt garners 54% of the early vote, with Big Papi close behind at 46%. Although Holt played in just 106 games—compared to 142 for Ortiz—he was a spark plug at the top of the Red Sox order for a good portion of the...
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October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Brock Holt Is 2014 FenwayNation Rookie O' Year

(Getty Images)Despite making his major league debut back in 2012 for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Red Sox Uber-Man Brock Holt finally qualifies for rookie honors in 2014. While he won't win the league-wide prize, he does get FenwayNation 2014 Rookie Of The Year honors. While injuries and fatigue slowed him near the end of the season, Holt was an on-base machine and spark-plug at the top...
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September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli, Brock Holt Likely Done For Red Sox’s Season With Injuries

BOSTON — Mike Napoli and Brock Holt are unlikely to play again this season, according to Red Sox manager John Farrell. Napoli has been banged up all year with several ailments, including a finger injury that sent him to the disabled list at the end of May. Holt has been sidelined since Sept. 5 due to a concussion he suffered during a collision in Toronto at the end of August. The...
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Brock Holt Takes BP, Could Make Return For Red Sox Vs. Yankees

BOSTON — Tuesday’s Boston Red Sox game will be the 16th straight that Brock Holt has missed, but the utility man is making progress in his recovery from a concussion. Holt participated in pregame warmups Tuesday evening and took batting practice for the first time since Sept. 5. He is not expected to play in this week’s three-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays, but manager...
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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