Red Sox conditioning drills show hunger to win (video)

Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer Today the Red Sox open their Spring Training schedule.Finally, we have baseball back, but let's take a last look at the final conditioning drills that were done this week.It's known as the Ickey Shuffle ladder drill. It is named after Ickey Woods' famous touchdown celebration, is used to test a player’s quickness and agility and was captured...
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5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Philly Exec Sighting At JetBlue Stirs Rumors

The Great Number One Starter Search is hungry for news—any news—that might suggest the Red Sox are serious about upgrading their rotation. So, when a special assistant to Philadelphia Phillies GM Ruben Amaro is spotted at JetBlue Park, the rumor mill kicks into high gear. Suddenly, some guy named Charlie Kerfield was given more media attention that Benjamin Netanyahu. Kerfield...
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7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jackie Bradley Jr. Works On Swing At Red Sox Spring Training (Video)

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Jackie Bradley Jr. and Allen Craig both are coming off a disappointing 2014. On Friday, they were grouped together during Boston Red Sox batting practice at JetBlue Park. Bradley and Craig were joined by Daniel Nava on one of the back fields Friday morning. There wasn’t much buzz surrounding the session, as David Ortiz and Co. were crushing balls on the main...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball - Finding Production at the Bottom of the Order

In fantasy baseball, the 3,4,5 hitters of a teams lineup are the focus of fantasy drafts.  That is where the majority of home runs and runs batted in are generated.  Then focus shifts to the top of the order, and the speed guys who get on base, can steal second and rack up runs.  The bottom of the order is typically overlooked, but there are some decent players who fill out a...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

John Farrell: Jackie Bradley Jr. Is ‘Best Center Fielder In Baseball’

This embed is invalid" /> FORT MYERS, Fla. — Jackie Bradley Jr. was a focal point at Boston Red Sox spring training the last two years. Now, he’s just another face within a crowded outfield situation. The organization hasn’t lost sight of Bradley’s potential as a major leaguer, though. While Bradley could be destined for Triple-A Pawtucket...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox’s Jackie Bradley Jr. Staying Positive Despite Uncertain Future

Jackie Bradley Jr. might not have the best bat, but he gets an “A” for attitude. The Boston Red Sox center fielder showcased some amazing defense in 2014 but struggled at the plate, hitting just .198 with one home run and 30 RBIs in 127 games. It’s conceivable that Bradley could get lost in Boston’s crowded outfield and either start the 2015 at...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Showing Interest In Jackie Bradley, Jr.

(Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)According to a report by Hall of Fame baseball writer Peter Gammons, the Atlanta Braves are expressing interest in trading for Red Sox OF Jackie Bradley, Jr. Boston still has a massive logjam in the outfield, and dealing Bradley would help free some of that up. Bradley had a disappointing 2014, but is still seen by many scouts as an elite defender...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

The Red Sox’s Depth Will Be An Asset in 2015

Consistency isn’t a word I would use to describe the Red Sox over the past few years, and although the club is but one season removed from a World Series title, the Red Sox enter 2015 with more to prove than that might normally suggest. A successful October is always worth cherishing, but when it comes sandwiched between two last-place seasons, the natives in Boston still tend...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

5 sleepers to watch at Red Sox Spring Training

Red Sox Spring Training starting in Fort MyersEric D. Schabell Contributing Writer With Spring Training to kick off this week in Fort Myers and most of the team already on the field raring to go, we wanted to bring you some interesting players to watch and why.Some of these players have been on the Major League roster for some time, a few are occasional filling as needed and some...
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13 days ago  |  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...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

A line could mark the end of Jackie Bradley Jr

(Photo by Rob Bradford)Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer Last month we took a look at some of the options for the 2015 Red Sox outfield, but if you looked closely a single important name was left out.Jackie Bradley Jr.The single most effective center fielder we have seen play defense in Fenway form some time, making us all forget that the previous free agent who left that spot...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox OF Jackie Bradley Jr. says he's going 'All Marshawn Lynch' this season

Tight-lipped Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has inspired an athlete from another sport to adopt a stonewalling approach to dealing with the media -- Boston Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. A first-round pick by the Red Sox in 2011, Bradley Jr. is a talented outfielder who dipped below the Mendoza Line in 2014 with a .198 batting average and 121 strikeouts in 384...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Jackie Bradley Jr. intends to 'go all Marshawn Lynch' on media

Jackie Bradley Jr., who’s coming off a disappointing 2014 season, already is working out at the Boston Red Sox’s spring training complex in Fort Myers, Fla. The outfielder intends to let his on-field production do the talking this season, much like the Seattle Seahawks’ Pro Bowl running back. “I’m going to go all Marshawn Lynch this year,” Bradley told WEEI.com’s Rob...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox’s Young Players Still Integral Despite Boston’s Busy Offseason

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Red Sox aren’t completely abandoning ship. While the Red Sox suffered from an overreliance on young players last season — a mistake that triggered a series of moves in recent months — Boston’s front office has no plans to radically change its organizational philosophy. Young players still are expected to...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Porcello, Other Red Sox Already Working Out In Fort Myers (Video)

As Boston digs its way out of another winter storm, several Red Sox players already are down in Fort Myers. Rick Porcello, Jackie Bradley Jr., Blake Swihart and a “smattering of minor leaguers” were spotted working out at JetBlue Park on Tuesday, according to WEEI.com’s Rob Bradford. Pablo Sandoval and Justin Masterson reportedly are in town, too, and they’re expected to...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Should Stay the Course With Jackie Bradley Jr.

In Major League Baseball, producing difference-making young players is crucial to building an annual contender. Even the big market teams cannot fill every position with premium names carrying salaries north of $20 million a year. Typically, the cornerstones to any team that advances deep into October are prospects who develop into All-Star caliber performers or fill valuable roles...
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January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Don’t Blame the Kids

Under the headline “Did the Red Sox lack fire needed to compete?”, Nick Cafardo in his Sunday Baseball column singles out Xander Bogearts and Jackie Bradley Jr. “The lows they experienced didn’t bring any negative emotion,” according to an unnamed player no longer with the team. According to Cafardo, the player stated that the youngsters should have taken their lead from...
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November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox’s Faith In Jackie Bradley Jr. Understandable Despite Shaky 2014

This embed is invalid" /> The jury is out on Jackie Bradley Jr. Bradley’s stock is difficult to gauge following a season in which he struggled offensively yet was named an American League Gold Glove finalist. The Red Sox still have high hopes for the 24-year-old outfielder, though, which is completely understandable even as Boston sorts out its crowded...
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

2015 Bill James Projections: Jackie Bradley Jr.

Source 2013 projection: 148 games, .258 BA, .351 OBP, .419 SLG, 13 HR, 65 RBI, 20 SB2013: 37 games, .189 BA, .280 OBP, .337 SLG, 3 HR, 10 RBI, 2 SB2014 projection: 131 games, .248 BA, .329 OBP, .420 SLG, 15 HR, 55 RBI, 13 SB2014: 127 games, .198 BA, .265 OBP, .266 SLG, 1 HR, 30 RBI, 8 SB2015 projection: 129 games, .226 BA, .298 OBP, .341 SLG, 6 HR, 36 RBI, 8 SBIt’s no secret...
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November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Jackie Bradley Jr.’s Gold Glove Snub A Reminder Of Red Sox’s Dilemma

Jackie Bradley Jr.’s Gold Glove snub is criminal, yet there’s a more troublesome reality threatening the Boston Red Sox and Major League Baseball. Bradley, who undeniably should have earned American League Gold Glove honors ahead of Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones, is facing an uncertain future based on his failure to make offensive strides in 2014. The 24-year-old’s...
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November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Dustin Pedroia Wins Fourth Career Gold Glove, Jackie Bradley Jr. Denied

Dustin Pedroia didn’t have his best year at the plate, but his defense was as stellar as ever. A similar statement could be made about Jackie Bradley Jr., but he didn’t quite make the cut. MLB on Tuesday night announced its 2014 Gold Glove Award winners, and Pedroia captured his fourth career award at second base, placing him in elite company in Boston Red Sox history. Pedroia...
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November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Sunday Notes on Tuesday: Defense, Defense, Defense

Jackie Bradley, Jr. might win a Gold Glove tonight. He should. The Red Sox centerfielder is an American League finalist at his position along with Adam Eaton and Adam Jones. He easily outpaced both in Fielding Bible balloting, with only National Leaguer Juan Lagares ranking higher. Then again, Bradley probably didn’t hit well enough to […]
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November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

American League Gold Glove 2014: Three Boston Red Sox Among Finalists

Three Boston Red Sox players are positioned for hardware. Rawlings announced its 2014 American League Gold Glove finalists Thursday. Second baseman Dustin Pedroia, center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. and left fielder Yoenis Cespedes are among the finalists. Pedroia’s season was cut short because of a thumb/wrist injury that required surgery. He also posted career-worst numbers offensively...
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October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

POLL: Who Is Red Sox Mr. Un-Touchable?

Mr. Red Sox Un-TouchableWhich ONE of the following should NOT be traded?Mookie BettsXander BogaertsJackie Bradley, Jr.Yoenis CespedesDeven MarreroWill MiddlebrooksHenry OwensBlake SwihartChristian VazquezOTHER (Specify) Current Results
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October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Who stays and who goes in the Red Sox outfield?

Ian Vescera (@Ian_Vescera)Contributing WriterNow that the outfield grades are in, it's time to project the Red Sox outfield going forward for the 2015 season. Even though the outfield struggled throughout this season, the Sox still have very capable outfielders on their roster. In fact, they have too many outfielders. The reality is not all of them will be on the 2015 version of...
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October 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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