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Guessing At Tonight's Re-Vamped Sox Lineup

Basically, Ben Cherington moved eight guys out of town and brought eight back. Most neutral observers believe that BenCher won the day at the Trading Deadline. So, tonight's lineup against The Bronx Embalmers should be extremely interesting. Assuming everybody makes their flight into Logan, here is what we would suggest:1. Brock Holt, 3B2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B3. Yoenis Cespedes...
Via FenwayNation
22 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Jim Callis: Red Sox Prospect Blake Swihart Has Buster Posey-Like Tools

Most Major League Baseball teams would kill to have a top catching prospect. The Red Sox have two. Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez already is making waves in the majors, and it’s likely he’ll be joined by fellow prospect Blake Swihart in the not-so-distant future. The early returns on Vazquez have been good, but many, including MLB.com’s Jim Callis, project the returns on...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Trade Deadline Report: Boston Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox appeared to be on their way to a turnaround after they rattled off 8 of 9 wins including a 14-1 drubbing of the Toronto Blue Jays. They have since followed that up with four straight losses and have once again drifted back into obscurity in the AL East. As the deadline approaches, the Red Sox appear to be headed in a seller status and the moves have already begun...
Via Total Sports Live
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox Continue Skid With Another Loss to the Rays

The Red Sox seem destined to be sellers at the deadline and the losing streak hitting 5 games last night did nothing to try to change the minds of anyone in the Red Sox organization.  John Lackey was on the mound for the Sox and while he continued to pitch well, he got no run support on way to his 7th loss of the season. The top of the 1st had potential to have the Sox get an early...
Via Fenway West
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Boston On Wrong End Of Close Calls In Loss To Tampa Bay

The Boston Red Sox have been battling to stay afloat in the American League East. The club now is taking on water at an alarming rate, however, and contending in 2014 simply isn’t in the cards. The Red Sox suffered their fifth straight loss Saturday. The red-hot Tampa Bay Rays — winners of nine in a row — blanked Boston 3-0 to cap an eventful day that started with the Red Sox...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Shane Victorino Out; Christian Vazquez In Lineup For Red Sox Vs. Rays

Shane Victorino has been showing the Boston Red Sox what they’ve missed recently, hitting .435 over his last six games since returning from the disabled list on July 19. Despite Victorino’s success, the Red Sox are wary of rushing the outfielder back too quickly, and the team will give Shane the night off on Saturday for its contest against the Tampa Bay Rays. Red Sox Swiss...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox Lose Third Straight to Jays

The Red Sox were riding high with a 5 game win streak, but then they lost 3 straight to the Blue Jays and suddenly they are looking much more like sellers than buying at the trade deadline. The Red Sox had Rubby De La Rosa on the mound and while he has been spectacular at Fenway, he continued with his road struggles in yesterday’s getaway game. The Sox bats also had their struggles...
Via Fenway West
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Muddy Chicken Sits, Holt Leads Off In Matinee

The Red Sox will sit the somewhat slumping Dustin Pedroia (he still leads the team in WAR) in today's matinee in America Lite. Brock 'Babe' Holt will return from his odd exile, lead off and play second base for The Carmine Hose. Shane Victorino will hit second and play right field, while Christian Vazquez will be back behind the plate and hit ninth. Rubby De La Rosa will...
Via FenwayNation
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Catcher David Ross Won’t Hit DL With Plantar Fasciitis (Video)

Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross was limping during Tuesday night’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays, and the team said plantar fasciitis was to blame. However, the painful heel inflammation won’t sideline the 37-year-old catcher. Ross wasn’t scheduled to be behind the dish until Friday against the Tampa Bay Rays anyway, so he’ll get some rest with rookie catcher Christian...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Bright Future Behind Plate in Vazquez

AP Photo/Pat SullivanRyan MacLeod (RyanMacLeod15)Contributing WriterWhen the Red Sox front office decided to DFA AJ Pierzynski, they called up Christian Vazquez, a youngster who has proven himself behind the plate in the farm system. With David Ross under contract for only the remainder of this season, now is the perfect time for Vazquez to be with the team and learning from a veteran...
Via RedSoxLife
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox Get Loads Of OH-Fense In America Lite

(AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darren Calabrese)Can't they save some of these runs for Jake Peavy? The Red Sox put up two touchdowns tonight in support for John Lackey in a 14-1 smoking of the Blue Jays at SkyDome. David Ortiz went yard twice and Stephen Drew clouted a three-run shot as The Carmine 'Hosers' showed no mercy to their brethren from The Great White North....
Via FenwayNation
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Power Rankings As Second Half Starts

'Power Rankings' are all the rage these days—although sometimes they can be a cheap gimmick used by certain websites that will remain nameless. We've decided to compile our own set of Red Sox Power Rankings as we approach the start of the second half. The rankings take into account recent production by five key position players and five key pitchers. Basically, these...
Via FenwayNation
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Another Red Sox Propsect Is 'Catching' Fire

Blake Swihart (FenwayNation Photo)Just when you thought you could settle on Christian Vazquez as the 'Red Sox catcher of the future', the organization throws you a curve. An even more promising backstop prospect may be Blake Swihart—who is heating it up big time at AA Portland. The switch-hitter is batting .296 with 10 HRs. Swihart went 2-4 with a double last night. Some...
Via FenwayNation
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Christian Vazquez is no A.J. Pierzynski...Red Sox Nation rejoices

Jennifer WarnerContributing WriterPhoto Courtesy of Jim Rogash/Getty ImagesSince A.J. Pierzynski, aka the player unanimously hated by all, was designated for assignment, probably to a bar-league men's softball team somewhere, the Red Sox have been on a bit of a roll. How much of a roll, you ask? Well, since amputating the gangrenous appendage that was Pierzynski, the Red Sox...
Via RedSoxLife
17 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ross On Christian Vazquez: ‘I’m Excited To Have Him Here’ (Video)

Christian Vazquez likely has a lot on his plate these days since getting the call to the Boston Red Sox from Triple-A Pawtucket on Wednesday. Luckily for Vazquez, he has the benefit of a veteran presence at his position. 37-year-old catcher David Ross has seen a lot over his 13 major league seasons, so he’s in a great position to act as a mentor to the 23-year-old Vazquez. Ross...
Via NESN.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Christian Vazquez Shines For Red Sox In Second Major League Game (Video)

Christian Vazquez has had quite the last few days. Just two days after making his major league debut at Fenway Park, the 23-year-old catcher found himself back in the Boston Red Sox lineup on Friday against the Houston Astros. If Vazquez was nervous about performing on the big stage, he didn’t show it. The Puerto Rican native collected his first major league hit and then some...
Via NESN.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox-Astros Live: Clay Buchholz Hopes To End Boston’s First Half On High Note

1:10 p.m.: The first half of the 2014 season hasn’t exactly gone as planned for the Boston Red Sox. One year removed from a World Series title, the Sox enter Sunday’s game tied with the Tampa Bay Rays for last place in the American League East with a 42-52 record. Not all is lost in Boston, however, as an infusion of promising young players like outfielder Mookie Betts and catcher...
Via NESN.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Christian Vazquez Back In Red Sox Lineup Vs. Astros; Jackie Bradley Jr. Batting Sixth

After coming to life in an 8-3 win over the Houston Astros on Friday, the Boston Red Sox offense left nine men on base on Saturday en route to a 3-2 loss. Rookie catcher Christian Vazquez was a big reason for Boston’s success on Friday, and he will be back in the lineup batting ninth and catching for the team’s series finale on Sunday. Also returning to the lineup is shortstop...
Via NESN.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox Open Up Series with Astros With a Nice Win!

The Red Sox headed to Texas for the final series before the All Star Break and had just come off two walk off victories.  The Sox had John Lackey on the mound against former O’s pitcher Scott Feldman.  The Sox have always had success against Feldman and the same would be true last night.  Lackey still seems a little fatigued at the midway point, but he pitched well enough to...
Via Fenway West
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Rookie Resurgence Continues, Red Sox Win, 8-3

(AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)This trend could get habit-forming. Another Red Sox rookie took charge last night and led Boston to a convincing 8-3 victory over the new-look Houston Astros. New backstop Christian Vazquez went 3-4—including two doubles and three RBIs—helping John Lackey to his 10th win of the season. Lackey went six innings giving up just two earned runs—although he...
Via FenwayNation
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Christian Vazquez a big hit as Red Sox thump Astros

OK, so maybe it really is possible to sell off veteran players and start winning more consistently. Perhaps those things aren’t mutually exclusive, after all. To prove our thesis, we submit the Red Sox. Disheartened by losing seven of the first eight games on a just completed 10-game homestand, they dumped catcher A.J. Pierzynski on Wednesday, called up 23-year-old Christian...
Via Pro Sports Daily
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Christian Vazquez’s Emphatic Arrival Keeps Red Sox’s Momentum Rolling

The Boston Red Sox are 3-0 in the Christian Vazquez era. OK, maybe the 23-year-old catcher isn’t directly responsible for the Red Sox’s three-game winning streak, especially since he went hitless Wednesday and didn’t play Thursday. But Vazquez, who was called up when A.J. Pierzynski was designated assignment, sure had his fingerprints all over Friday’s 8-3 win over the Houston...
Via NESN.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Eats Banana, Vazquez Goes Nuts, Red Sox Win Again

Standing rule in Mantown is that you just don’t eat bananas in public. So when Stephen Drew was seen openly munching on one of Chiquita’s finest in the Red Sox dugout, I took it as a bad omen. Turns out, I was wrong. The Sox pounded out 12 hits, scored 8 runs, and got a pretty solid six from John “ten game winner” Lackey to vanquish the Astros, 8-3. We even saw what could...
Via Surviving Grady
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Eats Banana, Vazquez Goes Nuts, Red Sox Win Again

Standing rule in Mantown is that you just don’t eat bananas in public. So when Stephen Drew was seen openly munching on one of Chiquita’s finest in the Red Sox dugout, I took it as a bad omen. Turns out, I was wrong. The Sox pounded out 12 hits, scored 8 runs, and got a pretty solid six from John “ten game winner” Lackey to vanquish the Astros, 8-3. We even saw what could...
Via Surviving Grady
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Eats Banana, Vazquez Goes Nuts, Red Sox Win Again

Standing rule in Mantown is that you just don’t eat bananas in public. So when Stephen Drew was seen openly munching on one of Chiquita’s finest in the Red Sox dugout, I took it as a bad omen. Turns out, I was wrong. The Sox pounded out 12 hits, scored 8 runs, and got a pretty solid six from John “ten game winner” Lackey to vanquish the Astros, 8-3. We even saw what could...
Via Surviving Grady
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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