Portland Sea Dogs 2014 Breakdown: Assessing Red Sox’s Double-A Club

The Portland Sea Dogs made waves in 2014 despite coming up short in their quest for an Eastern League championship. Portland’s 88 wins marked a new single-season franchise record. The previous record of 86 victories was held by the 1995 Sea Dogs, who at the time were affiliated with the Florida Marlins. Portland became Boston’s Double-A affiliate in 2003. The Red Sox enjoyed...
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October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Recap 5/24/14: Big Papi Says “We Stink”

  It’s doubtful that anyone, fans included, would deny that the Boston Red Sox appear to be in the throes of a World Series hangover. Not only have the 2013 champs sunk to last place in the AL East, they were swept during their last home stand by the Detroit Tigers and the Toronto Blue Jays, continuing an eight game slide. One certainly expects the loyal, but vocal, Red Sox fans...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Henry Owens Tosses No-Hitter In Portland Sea Dogs’ Season Opener

Henry Owens on Thursday showed why he’s considered the top pitching prospect in the Boston Red Sox organization. Owens tossed a six-inning no-hitter as the Portland Sea Dogs — the Red Sox’s Double-A affiliate — kicked off their 2014 season with a rain-shortened, 5-0 victory over the Reading Fightin Phils. Owens struck out nine and walked two over six no-hit innings before...
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April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Depth of Red Sox Farm System Provides Flexibility For Future

Winning consecutive World Series championships is a daunting challenge in today’s era of Major League Baseball. It is so rare that the last team to accomplish the feat was the New York Yankees, which captured a third straight crown in 2000. Bolstered by a strong core of veteran players, and a deep rotation and bullpen, the Boston Red Sox appear legitimately poised to repeat in...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Dark Horses in Spring Training

Garin Cecchini - Courtesy of MLB.comConor Frederick (@ConorJF1016)Contributing WriterWith spring training drawing ever closer, we look at who could potentially be a dark horse candidate to make the opening day roster.Garin Cecchini, 3B: Cecchini split 2013 between the Salem Red Sox and the Portland Sea Dogs with a line of .322/.443/471 and 7 home runs in 129 games, according to the...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Prospects Flying Under Radar Could Turn Heads In 2014 (Photos)

One thing has become clear recently: The Boston Red Sox’ minor league system is stacked. ESPN’s Keith Law released his minor league system rankings this week, and the Red Sox ranked fifth among Major League Baseball’s 30 teams — trailing only the Houston Astros, Minnesota Twins, Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago Cubs. According to Law, the Red Sox have an excellent top 10 prospects...
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January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Fifth In Keith Law’s 2014 ESPN Minor League Rankings

The Boston Red Sox are one of the deepest organizations in Major League Baseball. Keith Law’s 2014 minor league rankings over at ESPN are the latest reminder. Law ranked the Red Sox fifth in his 2014 rankings of minor league talent. Only the Houston Astros, Minnesota Twins, Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago Cubs have better farm systems than the Red Sox, according to Law. Law’s...
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January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Sox Feature Nine Prospects In MLB.com Top 100

Your Boston Red Sox dominate the Top 100 Prospects list for 2014—as compiled by the folks at MLB.com. There are a total of nine players in Carmine Hose on the list—with Xander Bogaerts slotted in at the #2 overall spot. Big left-handed starter Henry Owens shows up next on the list at #30, followed by Jackie Bradley, Jr. at #33, Allen Webster at #46, Garin Cecchini at #57, Blake...
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January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Invite Top Pitching prospect Henry Owens to Development Camp

Boston Red Sox fans may not have to wait much longer to see the team’s top pitching prospect in Fenway Park. The Providence Journal‘s Brian Macpherson reports that the Red Sox have invited left-handed pitcher Henry Owens to their rookie development camp. This camp is meant for players expected to have a strong chance of reaching the Major Leagues some time during the current...
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January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Dalier Hinojosa ‘Very Outgoing’ And Other Notes From Red Sox Rookie Program

BOSTON — The 2014 Boston Red Sox Rookie Program concluded Friday after a week of workouts and seminars for 10 promising minor league prospects. It’s now up to each player to implement what he learned. The Red Sox Rookie Program is designed to prepare up-and-coming minor leaguers for an eventual transition to the majors. The participating players work with the major league staff...
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January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Henry Owens, Matt Barnes, Anthony Ranaudo At Heart Of Friendly Boston Red Sox Rivalry

BOSTON — There’s a rivalry brewing in the Boston Red Sox farm system. Matt Barnes, Anthony Ranaudo and Henry Owens were among 10 up-and-coming minor leaguers who participated in the 2014 Red Sox Rookie Program this week. Each pitcher is looking to blaze his own trail in an organization loaded with young pitching, and the friendly competition is serving as additional fuel. ...
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January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Sox Invite 8 Non-Roster Players to Fort Myers

The Red Sox extended Spring Training invitations to the following non-roster players: Matt Barnes, Henry Owens, Dalier Hinojosa, Noe Ramirez, Heiker Meneses, Deven Marrero, Blake Swihart and Travis Shaw. Truck Day is just 21 days away and pitchers and catchers report to Fort Myers on February 15th. On a related note, we think we saw a robin today.
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January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Henry Owens The Next Great Red Sox Lefty?

(Carl D. Walsh/Portland Press-Herald)Part of the reason Red Sox GM Ben Cherington is reluctant to spend over $100 million on un-tested Masahiro Tanaka is the boatload of near-ready arms in the Boston system. Chief among them is left-handed starter Henry Owens—who is listed as the #2 overall left-handed pitching prospect by MLB.com and the #21 overall prospect by Scout.com. Owens...
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January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Sox announce rookie development camp

Conor Frederick (@ConorJF1016)Contributing WriterThe Red Sox organization has announced it's rookie development camp, which starts next week, according to boston.com. The camp runs from the 13th to the 18th, according to boston.com, and is intended to help players who could be in the big leagues within 18 months.The participating players are as follows:Pitchers:Matt Barnes, Dalier...
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January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Garin Cecchini, Henry Owens, Christian Vazquez Among 2014 Red Sox Rookie Program Participants (Photos)

This should be an interesting year for the Red Sox Rookie Development Program. The Red Sox announced Tuesday that 10 players will participate in this year’s Rookie Program, which aims to familiarize up-and-coming minor leaguers with members of the major league staff. The camp will take place from Jan. 13 to Jan. 18, and a number of the participating prospects could make an impact...
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Depth Charge: Sox have prospects aplenty

Garin Cecchini (Kevin Pataky/MiLB.com)Jan-Christian SorensenContributing WriterThe 2014 Boston Red Sox already boast plenty of depth in the starting rotation — with Lester, Lackey, Buchholz, Peavy, Doubront and Dempster all returning to the bump at Fenway Park this April, barring a spring-training trade — but it never hurts to have a deep well.Look back at the recent campaign...
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Off-season Check In: Phils Pitching Prospect Nic Hanson

Nic Hanson, Image- Jay Floyd Throughout the off-season, I’ll be checking in with various players from around the Phillies organization to see how they’re staying in shape and how they’re keeping busy during the colder months. This round I chatted with righty pitching prospect Nic Hanson, who had a solid season in the minors for the Phillies this year.  Last year’s 16th round...
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December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Are Sox Planning Giancarlo Stanton Mega-Deal?

Giancarlo Fever Gripping Hub?Despite denials from both sides, rumors persist (and we stress they are still in the rumor stage) about a potential blockbuster trade between the Red Sox and Marlins. The current configuration being floated is for Boston to send third baseman Will Middlebrooks, center fielder Jackie Bradley, Jr. and dynamic starting pitching prospect Henry Owens to Miami...
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December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

'Baseball America' Sees Sox Depth For Years

As the authoritative Baseball America points out, the surprising World Champion Red Sox were able to go from worst to first by adding seven free agents without sacrificing one chip in their stellar farm system. That may be Ben Cherington's lasting 2013 legacy—a ring and an intact organization. The publication goes on to list the top ten prospects in Boston's system—headlined...
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December 17, 2013  |  Discuss
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