Roster Recap: Allen Craig’s Complete Collapse

Welcome to BP Boston’s Roster Recap series! Over the next four months, we’ll be breaking down every player on Boston’s 40-man roster and many of their top prospects in order to provide a comprehensive overview of the Red Sox roster’s strengths and weaknesses, as well as what we can expect moving forward. There’s no better time than the offseason to review the best (there...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Top Pick Andrew Benintendi Promoted

In this year’s draft, the Red Sox selected the college player of the year, Arkansas’s Andrew Benintendi, with the seventh overall pick. After playing for the Lowell Spinners for just 35 games, Benintendi is already in need of a change in scenery, as the competition in the New York-Penn League just wasn’t tough enough for the outfielder. He will join the low-A Greenville Drive...
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August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Baseball Begins Again For The PawSox

The question is: What can Kevin Boles do in his second season as the Pawtucket Red Sox manager? The answer may be to win a third Governors’ Cup championship in the last four years. Boles’ chances of doing so are interesting considering Pawtucket began the season with 11 of Boston’s top 30 prospects as rated by Baseball America. “Any time you can go with guys who are home...
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April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Option Four Players To Pawtucket In Wave Of Spring Roster Cuts

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Red Sox made several roster moves before Thursday’s spring training game against the Minnesota Twins at JetBlue Park. The Red Sox optioned outfielder Bryce Brentz, third baseman Garin Cecchini and right-handed pitchers Heath Hembree and Zeke Spruill to Triple-A Pawtucket. Boston also reassigned lefty Henry Owens...
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Outfield Preview 2015: How Does Boston Approach Roster Logjam?

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Red Sox have a boatload of outfielders at their disposal. The Red Sox’s outfield production was among the worst in Major League Baseball in 2014, particularly early in the year, when the unit reached historic lows. Boston thus prioritized solidifying the outfield before and after last season’s non-waiver trade...
February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Prospects To Know: Outfielders

The “Prospects To Know” series continues this week with the Red Sox outfield prospects to watch in 2015. Bryce Brentz   Bryce Brentz. Photo by Kelly O’Connor, Brentz possesses some of the best power in the Red Sox system, but doesn’t make enough contact to get to that power consistently. He’s also had injury problems the last two years, missing...
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December 19, 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...
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October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees Take Opener in Final Series

The Red Sox and the Yankees headed into the final 3 games knowing they would not see October baseball.  Both teams probably had less major league players than they would if it were a spring training game.  The Sox had knuckleballer Steven Wright on the mound vs. former Sox Chris Capuano for the Yankees. The Red Sox cracked the scoreboard first when Capuano gave up an RBI single...
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox To Start Seven Rookies For Second Straight Game Vs. Rays

The Boston Red Sox started seven rookies in Wednesday night’s 11-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays, marking the first time since 1987 that many youngsters were in the lineup. The youth movement paid off to the tune of a 11-3 victory, and the same number of rookies will be on the field for Thursday’s series finale against the Rays. The six rookie position players combined to go 7...
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Thursday Links: Rookies help rout Rays

Photo credit: Kelly O’Connor While no Red Sox rookie has truly captured a rotation spot on next years team, Anthony Ranaudo left a good final impression in his last start of the 2014 season. After the Rays tallied two first inning runs against the right-hander, Ranaudo settled down and went on to toss 7 innings of 6 hit baseball. The 24-year old’s rough first inning was his only...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Bryce Brentz’s Power Adds Extra Intrigue To Red Sox’s Crowded Outfield

Bryce Brentz is one of the more intriguing players in the Boston Red Sox organization. Brentz, who made his major league debut Tuesday against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park, possesses a ton of power, which is a commodity with offense down across Major League Baseball. The 25-year-old has battled injuries throughout his minor league career, though, and his future within the Red...
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

John Farrell: Bryce Brentz Has ‘Always Been An Impressive Kid’ (Video)

Bryce Brentz is making his first major league start Sunday afternoon when the Boston Red Sox take on the Baltimore Orioles in the series finale. The 25-year-old outfielder made his MLB debut Wednesday, pinch-hitting for Clay Buchholz in the fifth inning, and it was a memorable one for Brentz. He wasted no time showing off his power, which manager John Farrell speaks so highly of...
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Garin Cecchini, Bryce Brentz In Lineup For Series Finale Vs. O’s

The Boston Red Sox will wrap up their final road trip of the season Sunday afternoon, looking to salvage the series split as they take on the Baltimore Orioles in the series finale. The Red Sox will be without some power in the lineup, though, with both Mike Napoli and David Ortiz getting the day off. Napoli, who has spent more time out of the lineup than in it of late, will be replaced...
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Play Prank On Bryce Brentz After Rookie’s First MLB Hit (Video)

A player’s first MLB hit is something he’ll always remember. That’s certainly the case for Boston Red Sox rookie Bryce Brentz, but for more than one reason. After getting the call from Triple-A Pawtucket before Wednesday’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Brentz delivered by smacking a pinch-hit double in first major league at-bat. As is tradition, the Red Sox tracked...
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Thursday Links: Rusney, Rusney, Rusney

Photo credit: Kelly O’Connor After about a month of waiting, Red Sox fans finally got their first look at Rusney Castillo on Wednesday. The 27-year old Cuban defector assumed the seventh spot in the Red Sox order, and manned center field in his first big league game. After playing in three championships on his rise through the Red Sox farm system, Castillo’s quickly realized...
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September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Bryce Brentz Enjoys ‘Dream Come True’ In Lopsided Loss

Spring training isn’t for another five months, yet it looked Wednesday like the Boston Red Sox were in Grapefruit League mode. The Red Sox suffered a 9-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park, dropping Boston to 20 games below .500 (66-86). It was an ugly beginning to the Rusney Castillo era, though the Cuban outfielder was hardly to blame. The Pirates slammed three homers...
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Bryce Brentz Doubles In First Major League At-Bat With Boston Red Sox

Bryce Brentz made sure his major league debut with the Boston Red Sox didn’t fly too far under the radar. Brentz, who was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket before Wednesday’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park, pinch-hit for Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz in the fifth inning. The 25-year-old outfielder ripped a double to left field off Pirates starter Francisco Liriano...
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Recall Rusney Castillo, Five Others From Triple-A Pawtucket

The Boston Red Sox on Wednesday recalled six players from Triple-A Pawtucket. Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo was among those called up before Wednesday’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. Outfielder Bryce Brentz, third baseman Garin Cecchini, catcher/first baseman Ryan Lavarnway, left-handed pitcher Edwin Escobar and right-handed pitcher Heath Hembree also joined...
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Bryce Brentz’s Perfect Throw Saves Pawtucket Red Sox’s Season (Video)

While Boston Red Sox farmhand Bryce Brentz has had a rocky 2014 season, the 25-year-old outfielder wasn’t prepared to let his Triple-A teammates down Friday. Brentz saved the Pawtucket Red Sox’s season by delivering an exceptional throw to home plate in the 10th inning of the PawSox’s 4-2, 13-inning win over the Durham Bulls in Game 4 of the teams’ Governors’ Cup finals...
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Bryce Brentz Currently Not An Option For Red Sox’s Struggling Outfield

Bryce Brentz currently is not an option for the Boston Red Sox. Brentz has shown enough pop throughout his minor league career to make him an intriguing prospect, albeit one with a few setbacks. It’s unlikely the 25-year-old outfielder will save the day for the Red Sox’s struggling offense anytime soon, though, as he’s still dealing with a hamstring injury that’s proved problematic...
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Destination Red Sox Nation – 6/11/14

Destination Red Sox Nation is our look at how the minor league teams of the Boston Red Sox fare each night. Game story and box score links as well as links to team rosters, team stats and league standings can be found below. If you would like to listen to any of the Red Sox minor league affiliates’ games, offers them for free. To open the links up in a new tab or window...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox looking more like winners

It is still Spring Training, so we cannot put all our stock into it, but the Boston Red Sox’ Grapefruit League record is starting to look much better as the players get back into game shape. On March 5, the Red Sox had a record of just 1-5, but at that point, the Minor-Leaguers played most of the innings. Now, as the regulars gradually increase their innings in the field and at...
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March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox trim roster, 12 players sent packing

The GuruContributing Writer(Doug Eisenhart/ you ready for some baseball? Only 432 hours until Opening Day, but who's counting. Sick of winter and tired of spring training. Let the championship defense begin.As Opening Day approaches, the Red Sox are trimming the roster. 12 players cleaned out their lockers Thursday at Jet Blue Park. The remaining 46 players include...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Bryce Brentz, Garin Cecchini Among 12 Red Sox Spring Training Roster Cuts

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Boston Red Sox’s spring training clubhouse cleared out a bit Thursday. The Red Sox cut 12 players from major league camp, leaving Boston’s big league camp with 46 players. The remaining 46 players include 35 from the club’s 40-man roster and 11 non-roster invitees. Anthony Ranaudo, Alex Wilson, Garin Cecchini, Bryce Brentz, Alex Hassan, Matt Barnes...
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Discovering Outfield Depth Extends Beyond Major League Roster

FORT MYERS, Fla. — There are so many intriguing storylines surrounding the Boston Red Sox’s outfield that the most underrated development hardly is a blip on the radar. Grady Sizemore’s progression, Shane Victorino’s health and switch-hitting situations, and Jackie Bradley Jr.’s second camp with the major league club are among the popular plots pertaining to the Red Sox’s...
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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