Clay Buchholz, Red Sox Make Light Of ‘Ace’ Talk With Funny T-Shirts

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Red Sox’s starting rotation debuted some new threads Thursday at JetBlue Park. Most of the talk surrounding Boston’s rotation this spring has centered on the unit’s absence of an “ace,” which Clay Buchholz saw as an opportunity to lighten the mood in the Red Sox’s clubhouse. The right-hander purchased...
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Shane Victorino Plays With Stuffed Panda At Red Sox Photo Day (Video)

The Flyin’ Hawaiian provided a free shoulder ride down in Fort Myers. The Boston Red Sox had their team photo day Sunday and Shane Victorino used the occasion to cut loose. The veteran outfielder was spotted playing around with a stuffed panda, which he called “Pablo” in an obvious reference to teammate Pablo Sandoval (aka Kung Fu Panda). Pitcher Joe Kelly said this week that...
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Joe Kelly: Red Sox’s Clubhouse Energy At Spring Training Is ‘Awesome’

This embed is invalid" /> It’s all positive vibes in the Boston Red Sox’s clubhouse at JetBlue Park. The Red Sox have plenty of new faces, yet everyone seems to be getting along just fine with spring training in full swing. Pitcher Joe Kelly is impressed by the team’s collective attitude. “The energy in the clubhouse right now is awesome,...
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Allen Craig Takes ‘Know Your Teammates’ Lead In Matchup With Joe Kelly (Video)

Allen Craig has only been with the Boston Red Sox for half a season, but that didn’t stop him from dominating the competition in “Know Your Teammates” trivia. The Boston outfielder went head-to-head with pitcher and former St. Louis Cardinals teammate Joe Kelly in the game on “Red Sox from Fort Myers,” and although Kelly put up a valiant effort, Craig shot to the top...
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Hamels trade talk motivating Red Sox pitching staff

  Cole Hamels this, Cole Hamels that. It’s impossible to bring up the Boston Red Sox in spring training without Hamels’ name coming up.   The Red Sox’s lack of a starting pitcher who is considered a true ace has been a major storyline in Fort Myers, Fla., where the Red Sox opened their exhibition schedule Tuesday. Rick Porcello, Clay Buchholz, Joe Kelly, Wade...
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Projecting the Red Sox Final 25 Man Roster

Rotation View image | Clay Buchholz (R) Rick Porcello (R) Joe Kelly (R) Justin Masterson (R) Wade Miley (L) Say it with me: The Red Sox will not be trading for Cole Hamels.   Bullpen View image | Koji Uehara (R) Junichi Tazawa (R) Alexi Ogando (R) Robbie Ross Jr. (L) Craig Breslow (L) Edward Mujica (R) Matt Barnes (R) Notes: I...
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Joe Kelly Flashes Excellent Stuff At Red Sox Spring Training (Video)

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Joe Kelly generated some buzz Saturday at Boston Red Sox spring training. Kelly, who was acquired last season from the St. Louis Cardinals, has arguably the best pure stuff of any Red Sox pitcher. The 26-year-old flashed his skills Saturday while facing Dustin Pedroia and Mike Napoli during live batting practice on one of the back fields at JetBlue Park. “It’s...
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Farrell: 'Merit' Will Determine Rotation Order

While past performance and reputation will play a part, it looks as if merit will be the driving force in deciding the order of the Red Sox starting rotation. As it should be. Given the relative equality of the five candidates, whoever steps up in Spring Training should get the Opening Day start. When asked about this issue, manager John Farrell stated, "Merit is one. You factor...
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Friday Links: Red Sox announce starters for spring

Photo credit: Kelly O’Connor While the snow is still covering the ground in Boston, just three days separate us from the start of the Red Sox first game of the spring. The Red Sox can officially put their 2014 last place finish behind them, and rinse the bad taste out of their mouths on Tuesday with their annual split-squad meeting between Northeastern University and Boston College...
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Joe Kelly: ‘No Hard Feelings’ Between Me, Hanley Ramirez About 2013 NLCS

FORT MYERS, Fla — Joe Kelly and Hanley Ramirez have buried the hatchet. Not that there really ever was much of an issue. Kelly drilled Ramirez in the ribs with a pitch during Game 1 of the 2013 NLCS between the St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers. Both players now are members of the Boston Red Sox, and Kelly on Thursday officially put to rest any idea there might be some...
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Joe Kelly, Allen Craig Prepare For First Spring Training As Red Sox (Videos)

Joe Kelly and Allen Craig came to the Boston Red Sox in a trade-deadline deal last year, so this is their first visit to the team’s spring-training facility in Fort Myers, Fla. Watch the two videos below to see what Kelly and Craig think about their new spring home and their 2015 teammates. Filed under: Boston Red Sox
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David Ortiz, Hanley Ramirez Crash Joe Kelly’s Interview To Take Selfie (Video)

The Boston Red Sox are back to work now that spring training officially is underway, but there’s always time for a little fun as long as David Ortiz is around. The Red Sox slugger joined forces with left fielder Hanley Ramirez on Tuesday to do two things he loves: Taking selfies and crashing interviews. The dynamic duo interrupted pitcher Joe Kelly’s interview with CSSNE to...
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Hanley finally gets his hands on Joe Kelly, his new teammate

While most observers believe the Boston Red Sox answered many questions this offseason, one rather large question loomed heading into spring training: What would happen when Hanley Ramirez finally got his hands on Joe Kelly? Kelly famously plunked Ramirez in the 2013 National League Championship Series, and perhaps altered the future of both players. Kelly's fastball to Ramirez's...
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Friday Links: Red Sox outfield surplus biggest question heading into spring traing

Photo Credit: Kelly O’Connor While most of the Red Sox roster looks to be in order, there are still some questions that will need to be addressed as spring training gets underway. Perhaps the most interesting conundrum facing the team right now is their outfield depth. While Hanley Ramirez is a lock in left field, center and right are far less of a sure thing. It’s the assumption...
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Red Sox Turn Pablo Sandoval’s Unflattering Picture Into Joke With #PandaPose

The Panda Pose is all the rage right now. Pablo Sandoval found himself on the receiving end of heavy criticism — see what we did there — when an unflattering photo of the new Boston Red Sox third baseman surfaced earlier this week. Sandoval has already fired back at the haters, while adding that the photo “caught me at a bad angle,” and now his teammates are coming to his...
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Red Sox Rotation Preview 2015: Can Boston Win Without Clear-Cut Ace?

Editor’s note: Red Sox pitchers and catchers report to spring training Friday. will analyze Boston’s roster in four installments (outfield, infield, bullpen, starting rotation) in the days leading up to the players’ arrival. Most of the talk surrounding Boston’s rotation isn’t about what the Red Sox have. It’s about what they don’t have. The Red Sox are primed...
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How Good Can Joe Kelly Be?

Joe Kelly has set a lofty expectation for his 2015 season: The Cy Young Award The Boston Red Sox have totally remade their rotation since the disaster of 2014 ended. 2014 opened with Jon Lester, Clay Buchholz, John Lackey, Felix Doubront, and a mix of 5th starters like Brandon Workman, Rubby De La Rosa, and more. Since then, the only member of the Opening Day member of...
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Mike Napoli Wrecks Joe Kelly in Twitter Exchange

After predicting he’d win the AL CY Award this season, it only makes sense that Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly is amped to get down to Florida for some Spring Training. (Nothing like PFP’s baby!!!!) In fact, Kelly was so excited he took to Twitter to find out who from Sox Nation is making the trek: Teammate Mike Napoli came across this tweet and played along with an emoji: ...
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2015 Bill James Projections: Joe Kelly

Source 2012: 5-7, 16 starts, 107 IP, 3.53 ERA, 36 BB, 75 SO2013 projection: 4-4, 0 starts, 67 IP, 4.16 ERA, 23 BB, 48 SO2013: 10-5, 15 starts, 124 IP, 2.69 ERA, 44 BB, 79 SO2014 projection: 6-7, 14 starts, 118 IP, 4.12 ERA, 41 BB, 81 SO2014: 6-4, 17 starts, 96.1 IP, 4.20 ERA, 42 BB, 66 SO2015 projection: 8-11, 28 starts, 172 IP, 4.19 ERA,70 BB, 117 SO Joe Kelly came to the Red Sox...
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Red Sox Players Answer Kids’ Tough Questions At ‘Winter Weekend’ (Video)

If the Boston Red Sox thought the local media was tough, they had another thing coming at “Winter Weekend.” The three-day event, held at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn., on Jan. 23-25, featured plenty of good times. Yet the highlight of the festivities came when the kids took over. In a special “kids press conference,” a roomful of young Sox fans got to fire...
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Joe Kelly Clearly Impressed By David Ortiz’s Physique Going Into 2015

David Ortiz grabbed at least one teammate’s attention Tuesday. Ortiz tweeted a photo of himself flexing, presumably after working out in preparation for the Boston Red Sox’s 2015 season. Joe Kelly, who’s a renowned social media funny man, responded in spectacular fashion. Getting ready for some damage....— David Ortiz (@davidortiz) February 03, 2015...
February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Rick Porcello- Can He Be the Stopper?

Now that the Red Sox appear to have passed on signing James Shields (it has been written that his reputation as a fly-ball pitcher settled the issue), the stopper problem remains. I recently wrote about Joe Kelly, but if you look over career stats, Rick Porcello is a stronger possiblity. A New Jersey native, the 26-year-old righty first attracted notice in his senior year at...
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February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Joe Kelly Thinks Allen Craig Will Be "Awesome"

Kelly (L); Craig (R)Joe Kelly—fresh off predicting he'll win the 2015 AL Cy Young Award—is forecasting great things for his old Cardinal teammate Allen Craig. Kelly points to the years when Craig was the best hitter on the St. Louis squad, "We had Matt Hollidays, we had Lance Berkmans. But check out any playoff games, any stats, the guy was our best player, 100 percent." And...
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January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Allen Craig, Former St. Louis Cardinal, Has No Clear Role for Boston Red Sox

The St. Louis Cardinals made their biggest roster move in 2014 when they sent Allen Craig and Joe Kelly to Boston in exchange for Corey Littrell and John Lackey. It was a move that fans questioned, both logically and emotionally. Craig and Kelly were fan favorites in St. Louis. Kelly was loved for his antics, Craig simply for his ability. In 2012 and 2013, Craig was one of the most...
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January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: Can Joe Kelly win the Cy Young?

Spoiler alert: Joe Kelly is winning the American League Cy Young in 2015. Joe Kelly has said he’ll win the A.L. Cy Young award this year. Will it happen? At least, that’s what the Boston Red Sox right-hander said at the team’s Winter Weekend Jan. 24. He told WEEI radio that he would take home the top pitching prize in the A.L. this season. Kelly said he is very angry when...
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss
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