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Ivan Rodriguez: Red Sox’s Christian Vazquez Similar To Yadier Molina

Ivan Rodriguez, one of the best catchers in Major League Baseball history, has sky-high expectations for Boston Red Sox backstop Christian Vazquez. Vazquez impressed during his first season with the Red Sox, showcasing his remarkable defensive skills while emerging as a leader. Rodriguez even saw some similarities between Vazquez and St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, who...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Monday Links: It’s getting Chili in Boston

Baseball hit a pause over the weekend, as the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals prepared for game one of the World Series, set to take place on Tuesday night. While this week’s meeting against the two teams will mark their first time together as World Series foes, they aren’t exactly strangers on the baseball diamond. Although we didn’t know it at the time, Kansas...
Via Fire Brand AL
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox Land Four In Baseball America IL 'Top 20'

Baseball America's International League (AAA) Top 20 list includes four players from the Red Sox organization. The four are: Mookie Betts (ranked 2nd), Anthony Ranaudo (ranked 6th), Christian Vazquez (ranked 16th) and Allen Webster (ranked 19th). All four made contributions to the 2014 Red Sox big league club and are slated to be key players in 2015 as well. Congrats to all four!
Via FenwayNation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

POLL: Betts Has Solid Lead As Mr. Untouchable

The vote is in and the results are clear: Mookie Betts is seen by FenwayNation readers as the most "un-touchable" player in trade talks. As the chart shows, fully 42% choose Betts, followed distantly by Xander Bogaerts at 13%. Next on the "don't trade this guy" list is Yoenis Cespedes at 12%, with Henry Owens close behind at 11%. Christian Vazquez is next...
Via FenwayNation
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Martin: Red Sox ‘Definitely A Place To Consider’ In Free Agency

Free agency can change a man’s tune. Catcher Russell Martin, who is set to hit the open market after spending the last two seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates, apparently no longer hates the Red Sox. In fact, he thinks very highly of Boston. “It’s definitely a place to consider if the option is there,” Martin told WEEI.com’s Rob Bradford during a late September interview...
Via NESN.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Prospects: 10 Farmhands Who Could Join Boston In 2015 (Photos)

2014 was a good year to be a Boston Red Sox prospect. Eleven players made their major league debuts with the Red Sox this season. Several others with limited big league experience saw their roles expand. The Red Sox surely are hoping the same doesn’t occur in 2015 — it would indicate a lack of major league success — but several prospects in the organization are on the cusp...
Via NESN.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Catcher Outlook: Boston Prepared To Explore Market For Backup

The Boston Red Sox made an important discovery in 2014. The Red Sox cut ties with veteran catcher A.J. Pierzynski in July, clearing a path for 24-year-old backstop Christian Vazquez. Vazquez took the ball and ran with it, flashing elite defensive skills that made him one of the organization’s most intriguing prospects entering 2014. Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington acknowledged...
Via NESN.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Facing Same Prospect Conundrum As Sox

(Getty Images)Listen to Theo Esptein on his bevy of young prospects: "Not all of them will work out, but we like these players quite a bit and they have a chance to play together for a long time." Sound familiar? Maybe it's because it's virtually the same mantra we hear from Ben Cherington. Of course, the Red Sox gambled on their prospects a lot more than the Cubs...
Via FenwayNation
22 days ago  |  Discuss

A Grade Of C For The Sox Infield

Mike DavisContributing WriterThe Boston Red Sox infield has not been solid at all this season due to struggling offense and injuries.  Dustin Pedroia had a hand injury and could not put up the numbers that he is capable of.  He could not play for the last month of the season and that really hurt the Red Sox infield because they had no solid production. Mike Napoli hurt his finger...
Via RedSoxLife
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox ‘Very Comfortable’ With Christian Vazquez As Starting Catcher

BOSTON — It will be shocking if Christian Vazquez isn’t the Red Sox’s starting catcher in 2015. Red Sox manager John Farrell stopped short of naming Vazquez his everyday catcher going into next season, but he gave the 24-year-old another vote of confidence Monday. While the Red Sox plan to tap into the catching market this offseason, it appears Vazquez has the inside track...
Via NESN.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily DraftKings Picks: Friday, Sep 26

At long last, we have reached the end. This is the 112th Daily DraftKings/DraftStreet Picks article we’ve run this season. It’s been a hell of a ride for me with consistent bankroll growth early in the year and at the end with a late-summer swoon mixed in. I won the DraftStreet $10,000 Guaranteed contest back in June or July, which pretty much cemented a season in the black,...
Via Baseball Professor
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Rusney Castillo Helps Boston Set New Franchise Record

BOSTON — It took more than 150 games, but the Red Sox’s offense is rolling. The Red Sox, who started seven rookies for the second straight game, defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 11-1 in Thursday’s series finale at Fenway Park. It’s the first time this season the Sox have scored 11 runs in back-to-back games, as Boston defeated Tampa Bay 11-3 on Wednesday. The Sox now welcome the...
Via NESN.com
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Christian Vazquez Showing He’s More Than One-Trick Pony With Red Sox

BOSTON — Christian Vazquez is a rock behind the dish. He’s not too shabby standing next to it, either. Vazquez smoked his first major league home run Thursday as the Boston Red Sox defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 11-1 at Fenway Park. The milestone big fly kicked off a huge night offensively for the slick-fielding catcher, showing again he’s far more than a one-trick pony. “It’s...
Via NESN.com
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Vazquez And Castillo Get First HRs; Sox Cruise

(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)Since the Red Sox instituted the (nearly) All-Rookie Line-Up, they've scores 22 runs in two games. Tonight both Christian Vazquez and Rusney Castillo logged their first MLB home runs—in an 11-1 romp over Tampa. Vazquez had four hits and three RBIs, while Mookie Betts was 3-5 with an RBI. Bryce Brentz and Yoenis Cespedes also had two hits each in the...
Via FenwayNation
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Hellickson stumbles as Rays lose big again to Red Sox

BOSTON (AP) -- Rusney Castillo and Christian Vazquez each hit his first major league homer, and Allen Webster pitched seven solid innings to carry the Boston Red Sox to an 11-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday night. Vazquez finished with a career-best four hits and drove in three runs, and Mookie Betts had three of Boston's 16 hits. The Red Sox won for the fourth time...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Hellickson stumbles as Rays lose big again to Red Sox

BOSTON (AP) -- Rusney Castillo and Christian Vazquez each hit his first major league homer, and Allen Webster pitched seven solid innings to carry the Boston Red Sox to an 11-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday night. Vazquez finished with a career-best four hits and drove in three runs, and Mookie Betts had three of Boston's 16 hits. The Red Sox won for the fourth time...
Via Fox Sports Florida
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Webster helps Red Sox beat Rays 11-1

BOSTON (AP) Rusney Castillo and Christian Vazquez each hit his first major league homer, and Allen Webster pitched seven solid innings to carry the Boston Red Sox to an 11-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday night. Vazquez finished with a career-best four hits and drove in three runs, and Mookie Betts had three of Boston's 16 hits. The Red Sox won for the fourth time in...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Christian Vazquez, Edwin Escobar Among Red Sox Primed For Winter Ball

BOSTON — Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo won’t be the only Red Sox player in winter ball this offseason. Red Sox manager John Farrell said before Thursday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park that catcher Christian Vazquez and left-handed pitcher Edwin Escobar also plan to play winter ball in some capacity. Bryce Brentz still is considering the idea, according...
Via NESN.com
27 days ago  |  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...
Via NESN.com
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Christian Vazquez: the rock behind the dish

Ian Vescera (@Ian_Vescera)Contributing WriterWhile Christian Vazquez has struggled at the plate, his defensive efforts have been nothing short of spectacular. Vazquez does not profile as the next great offensive catcher, but what he can be is a catcher who scares opposing runners from stealing, a great leader of the pitching staff, and a great presence behind the dish.One great contribution...
Via RedSoxLife
28 days ago  |  Discuss

At the end of the 2014 season the Boston Red Sox pitching staff is a bunch of unfamiliar names that people cannot put faces too. The Red Sox traded away some big time pitching this year but it could be for the best. The 2015 starting roster could look like this 1B Mike Naploli / David Ortiz ( due to the first game being played at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia ) 2nd base Dustin...
Via RedSoxLife
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Christian Vazquez’s Emergence Lightens Red Sox’s Full Offseason Plate

The Boston Red Sox will enter the offseason with a full plate. It would be even fuller if not for an important development behind the dish. Catcher Christian Vazquez has been as advertised since earning his first major league call-up back on July 9. The Red Sox, who were forced to look for Jarrod Saltalamacchia’s replacement last offseason, will enter this winter knowing they have...
Via NESN.com
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Jackie Bradley Jr. Failing To Show Offensive Improvement

The Boston Red Sox left the Steel City empty-handed. The Red Sox suffered a three-game sweep against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. The Pirates squeaked out a 3-2 win in Thursday’s series finale, which featured an extremely bizarre play in the ninth inning. Boston now travels to Baltimore for three games against the American League East champion Orioles. Nine games remain...
Via NESN.com
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Dining Playbook: Christian Vazquez Dishes On Food Preferences (Video)

Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez has established himself as a valuable part of the Sox’s defense, and he took some time out to chat with Jenny Johnson about what fuels him before games. Check it out in the video above. Thumbnail photo via Kim Klement/USA TODAY SportsFiled under: Dining Playbook, NESN Video
Via NESN.com
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Players Lend Hand On Yawkey Way Before Monday’s Game (Video)

September is Fan Appreciation Month at Fenway Park, and a number of Boston Red Sox players took the time to show said appreciation before their game Monday night. A crew of Red Sox, including Xander Bogaerts, Daniel Nava, Mookie Betts and Christian Vazquez, strolled out to Yawkey Way ahead of their matchup with the Baltimore Orioles to welcome fans to the ballpark. The meet-and...
Via NESN.com
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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