Could Future Sox Rotations Be All Homegrown?

(CamdenChat.com)There's been a lot of chatter (including here on FenwayNation) about the inability of the Red Sox to land a number one starting pitcher. Basically, the team has collected a bunch of number three starters to forge ahead into the 2015 season. Three of the top five—Rick Porcello, Wade Miley, and Joe Kelly—are from outside the organization. Only Clay Buchholz and...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Reports: Rusney Castillo, Nine Others Set For Red Sox Rookie Program

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Red Sox Rookie Development Program kicks off next week. There are expected to be 10 participants at this year’s event. Rusney Castillo, Mookie Betts, Blake Swihart, Eduardo Rodriguez, Heath Hembree, Edwin Escobar, Brian Johnson, Zeke Spruill, Sean Coyle and Henry Ramos are scheduled to participate, according to...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Prospects to Know: Left-Handed Pitchers

The “Prospects To Know” series continues with the Red Sox top left-handed pitching prospects, highlighted by a strong quartet of lefty prospects in the upper minors. Henry Owens delivers a pitch for Portland. Photo by Kelly O’Connor, sittingstill.smugmug.com Henry Owens Owen’s 2014 season cemented his status as the top pitching prospect in the Red Sox system. He dominated...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Bochy: Peavy trade was best in-season move of 2014

Only time will tell just how good the Jake Peavy trade was for the Boston Red Sox. The San Francisco Giants sure aren’t complaining.   The Red Sox traded a struggling Peavy to the Giants back in July in exchange for pitching prospects Heath Hembree and Edwin Escobar. Peavy turned his season around, guided the Giants to the postseason and contributed toward San Francisco nabbing...
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December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Puerto Rican Winter League Recap

The Puerto Rican Winter League is approximately halfway over, therefore it is time to check in on all the Boston Red Sox players and prospects. The list of players is long, some of those that are easily recognized: Rusney Castillo, Christian Vazquez, Edwin Escobar, Miguel Celestino, Heri Quevedo, Aneury Tavarez, Jose Vinicio, Daya Diaz, Henry […]
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December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Banking On Owens To Replace Lester

Henry Owens is on the cusp of cracking the Boston Red Sox Major League Roster.  He will be competing with the likes of Allen Webster, Rubby De La Rosa, Matt Barnes, Anthony Ranaudo, Brandon Workman, Eduardo Rodriquez, and Edwin Escobar to fill four open spots in the starting rotation.  Clay Buchholz is all but assured […]
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October 29, 2014  |  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...
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September 25, 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...
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September 22, 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...
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September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Recall Six Today From AAA Pawtucket

The Red Sox recalled six players today from AAA Pawtucket. The six are: OF Rusney Castillo, OF Bryce Brentz, C Ryan Lavarnway, 3B Garin Cecchini, P Heath Hembree and P Edwin Escobar.
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September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

PawSox Fall To Storm Chasers 4-2 In Triple-A National Championship

Rusney Castillo smacked his first professional home run, but it wasn’t enough to lead the Pawtucket Red Sox to a win. The PawSox fell to the Omaha Storm Chasers 4-2 in the Triple-A National Championship in Charlotte, N.C., on Tuesday night, marking the second time in three years that they’ve won the International League Governors’ Cup and failed to win it all. Still, the PawSox...
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September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Edwin Escobar Goes For PawSox In Title Game

Edwin EscobarTonight, the Pawtucket Red Sox will try to become the best AAA team in the nation—as they face off against the PCL champ Omaha Storm Chasers. On the mound for the PawSox will be one of the assets Boston got back for Jake Peavy—Edwin Escobar. Only 22, the left-handed Escobar is projected to be a top of the rotation starter down the road, and is ranked #56 among all...
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September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Why Has Jake Peavy been So Much Better with the Giants?

#454451038 / gettyimages.com Since coming to the Giants in the July 26st trade that sent Prospects Edwin Escobar and Heath Hembree to the Red Sox Jake Peavy has been nothing but incredible. Team W L ERA FIP WHIP K/9 BB/9 AVG HR/FB BOS 1 9 4.72 4.80 1.43 7.26 3.34 .273 12.6% SFG 4 4 2.36 3.00 1.09 6.58 2.03 .240 3...
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September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Garin Cecchini’s Walk-Off Single In 10th Lifts PawSox To Playoff Win

The Pawtucket Red Sox opened their International League semifinal playoff series against the Syracuse Chiefs with a dramatic win at McCoy Stadium. Garin Cecchini lifted the PawSox to a 2-1 win Wednesday with a walk-off single in the bottom of the 10th inning. Pawtucket leads the series 1-0 with Game 2 scheduled to be played Thursday night. Edwin Escobar, who was acquired from the...
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September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

How Much (Extra) Credit Should We Give a Lefty Starter?

Edwin Escobar, who came from the Giants in the Jake Peavy deal, debuted with the Red Socks on Tuesday. One inning of work is not enough to know much other than perhaps velocity, but that point alone started a discussion. He sat just under 92 mph, and once you correct for his appearance coming out […]
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August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Heath Hembree Optioned To Pawtucket; Edwin Escobar Called Up To Red Sox

The link between pitchers Heath Hembree and Edwin Escobar extends beyond their inclusion in last month’s Jake Peavy trade. The Boston Red Sox optioned Hembree to Triple-A Pawtucket before Wednesday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. Escobar was recalled from Pawtucket to take Hembree’s spot on the active roster. Hembree struggled in the 11th inning of the...
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August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Ranaudo Re-Called From AAA, Will Start Wed.

The Red Sox re-called RHP Anthony Ranaudo from AAA Pawtucket and sent down Edwin Escobar. Manager John Farrell announced that Ranaudo will start on Wednesday against the Reds—while Brandon Workman will have his scheduled start skipped. Ranaudo beat The Evil Empire in his first MLB start on August 1st—giving up just two runs in six innings.
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August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Edwin Escobar Called Up By Red Sox; Heath Hembree Optioned To Pawtucket

Right-hander Heath Hembree certainly earned the respect of his teammates and coaches Saturday. It came at a price. Hembree threw 62 pitches over four shutout relief innings in the Boston Red Sox’s 5-4, 19-inning loss to the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium. The Red Sox, needing a fresh arm for Sunday’s series finale, optioned Hembree to Triple-A Pawtucket after the game. Left...
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August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Columbus Clippers hold on for 3-1 win against Pawtucket Red Sox

PAWTUCKET, R.I. –– First impressions are so important in life and they’re pretty important in baseball too. Dusty Brown made a powerful first impression in his debut with the Columbus Clippers (62-56) on Tuesday afternoon. He hit two home runs, including one that broke a 1-1 tie in the seventh inning and sent the Clippers to a 3-1 victory over the Pawtucket Red Sox (64-54...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

USA Today: Red Sox Won The Trade Deadline

USA Today's Ted Berg makes a strong case that Ben Cherington and the Red Sox were the real winners of this year's trade deadline transaction period. Giving up just one major league player under their control in 2015 (John Lackey), Boston immediately added three major league players that can help jump start the re-building process (Yoenis Cespedes, Joe Kelly, Allen Craig). Moreover...
Via FenwayNation
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Heath Hembree the Closer of the Future for the Red Sox?

As you know, the Boston Red Sox traded Jake Peavy to the San Francisco Giants on Saturday. (And if you didn’t, check out our take on the trade.) In return, the Sox received two minor league pitchers, 25-year-old righty Heath Hembree and southpaw Edwin Escobar. Unlike Escobar, Hembree has pitched in the big leagues before (albeit just 7.2 innings last season as a September...
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July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Trades Could Come Fast and Furious

Literally and figuratively, the Boston Red Sox aren’t the Houston Astros. Nor are they the Chicago Cubs. Though the 2013 World Series champions are mired in the American League East basement and could remain there by season’s end, they will be in prime position to emerge as a formidable World Series contender in 2015 because of their deep farm system, a group of talented core...
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July 28, 2014  |  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...
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Five More Days Left for Trades

photo credit: Chicago Man via http://photopin.com It is now Sunday.  The trade deadline is on Friday.  Teams have five days to decide they’re future.  Will they stick with what they have, try and make a run for the playoffs, or trade away and rebuild.  The AL East has it’s own show going on.  The Yankees have been impressive in the second half, but is it enough to win the...
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July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox reportedly pursuing Matt Kemp

After a move that sent Jake Peavy to the San Francisco Giants on Saturday afternoon, the Boston Red Sox are continuing to listen to more offers as the trade deadline approaches. The Sox acquired right handed pitcher Heath Hembree and lefty Edwin Escobar from the Giants. Hembree was the No.7 ranked prospect in the Giants’ minor league system while Escobar was their No. 2 prospect...
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July 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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