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Boston Red Sox’s Young Pitchers: Projecting Players’ Roles For 2015

The Boston Red Sox’s starting rotation conundrum is multilayered. While the Red Sox need to acquire pitching help this offseason, the organization still has a surplus of young hurlers who could make an impact at the major league level, creating an interesting situation as general manager Ben Cherington prepares to wheel and deal. The Red Sox’s hope upon trading Jon Lester, John...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

John Lackey Trade Revisited: Will Red Sox Regret Deal With Cardinals?

Baseball is all about calculated risk-taking. The Boston Red Sox sought to master the art at the Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline. The Red Sox made a bevy of moves in July geared toward positioning themselves for a more rewarding 2015. As John Lackey pitches into October with the St. Louis Cardinals, it’s reasonable to wonder whether the Red Sox will at some point...
Via NESN.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Greener Pastures – Part 2

Few ex-Red Sox remain in the postseason, but the ones who do, are poised to make a serious impact. ALCS Andrew Miller: Miller has been absolutely lights out this season, for both the Sox and the O’s.  He’s put up career-high numbers in virtually every single category.  His K% is an insane 42.6%. His BB% is 7%.  His opponents’ batting average is just .150.  He’s only...
Via Fire Brand AL
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Offseason: 10 Starting Pitchers Boston Could Target (Photos)

The Boston Red Sox are entering the offseason facing the difficult task of building a starting rotation. The Red Sox traded four-fifths of their 2014 Opening Day rotation — Jon Lester, John Lackey, Jake Peavy and Felix Doubront — with an eye toward the future. Clay Buchholz and Joe Kelly are the only locks for the 2015 rotation, meaning Boston has three spots it must figure out...
Via NESN.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Matheny got it right with NLDS rotation

The July 31 trade that sent Joe Kelly and Allen Craig to the Boston Red Sox for John Lackey will be looked back on as the likely catalyst to helped propel the St. Louis Cardinals over the proverbial hill they seemingly couldn’t climb over the first half of the season. But that trade ended up [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Possible offseason pitching targets for Red Sox

Kelly was brought in at the deadline and will help the backend of the rotationSource: http://www.zimbio.comBrian Hines (@BringLesterBack)Contributing Writer\Lets go back to July 31st, otherwise known as the trade deadline that broke Red Sox fans hearts. 10:20 AM, the Sox make their first out of many moves. This one, a blockbuster. They send hometown favorites Jon Lester and Jonny...
Via RedSoxLife
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Aretha Impersonator Serenades Jeter; Jim Rice is Not Impressed

Say what you will about the Jeets send-off today at Fenway, it was an effectively emotional affair, pulled together nicely by the Red Sox brass. And props for getting Xander Bogaerts, who makes no secret of his love for Jeter, involved in the presentation of the RE2PECT plaque. That said, the afternoon took a surreal turn when an Aretha Franklin impersonator showed up (actually a...
Via Surviving Grady
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Kelly Takes Selfie With Derek Jeter At His Final MLB Game (Photo)

Joe Kelly needed to document a historic moment. What better way to do so than taking a selfie? The historic moment, of course, was New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter’s final game of his 20-year career, which took place against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on Sunday. Boston honored Jeter with a moving pregame ceremony, and the Red Sox players also got in on the act. Rusney...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly’s wife wanted to marry Derek Jeter

Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly’s wife, Ashley, just didn’t get what she hoped for. You see, Ashley had the hots for New York Yankees star Derek Jeter who retired on Sunday. In fact, at one time, she wanted to marry him. Check out Ashley's awesome tweet:  
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Kelly’s Wife Has Awesome Tweet About Husband’s Derek Jeter Selfie

The Boston Red Sox and all of baseball bid Derek Jeter farewell Sunday. Joe Kelly did so in a unique way. The Sox threw Jeter a retirement party prior to Sunday’s game, and that pregame ceremony included members of the team greeting Jeter on the field. Kelly — who faced Jeter on Saturday afternoon — brought his cell phone out to the diamond with him. When it was Kelly’s turn...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox Bat Around Against Tanaka in Easy Win

This weekend seems to be about anything and everything to do with Derek Jeter and his last few days of baseball, however the Sox lineup and Joe Kelly decided to play and win a ballgame anyways.  Tanaka tanked and didn’t even make it out of the 2nd inning and the Sox bats ran away with this one.  Derek Jeter might have gotten a standing ovation during his at bats, but that wasn’t...
Via Fenway West
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Lucchino: 'Considerable Efforts' To Get Pitching

(Getty Images)Red Sox President and CEO Larry Lucchino appeared on WEEI's Dennis & Callahan Morning Show today and stated that the team will make "considerable efforts" over the winter to augment their 2015 starting rotation. Noting that the organization has the "wherewithal" to acquire that pitching talent, Lucchino is clearly sending a signal that Clay...
Via FenwayNation
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

What can Joe Kelly give the Red Sox in 2015?

Joe Kelly has been a steady starter down the stretch, but the Red Sox want him to throw more breaking balls. Could a change in pitch usage aid Kelly in 2015? Joe Kelly is one of the more unheralded players the Red Sox added before the trade deadline, and his importance to the club’s 2015 outlook is hard to overstate. Outside of Clay Buchholz, the 26-year-old, who is pitching in...
Via Fire Brand AL
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Kelly Future Outlook

Joe Kelly has proven he can be a salient piece to the Boston Red Sox rotation in 2015 and into the future. Since being traded to Boston from the St. Louis Cardinals along with 1B/OF Allen Craig, Kelly has posted a 3-2 record with an even 4 ERA in 9 starts over 54 innings. The Cardinals moved Kelly in Craig to acquire veteran hurler John Lackey who’s a gritty postseason pitcher...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Kelly: A Keeper

When the Red Sox announced they traded John Lackey to the St. Louis Cardinals, fans were saying oh good, better to get a little something for him rather than nothing. But little did they know enough about former Cardinals arm, Joe Kelly, whom was shipped to Boston as part of…
Via CLNS Radio
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Kelly: stopgap or solution?

Ian VesceraContributing writerWhen Joe Kelly threw 7 innings of 2 run, 2 hit ball last night, he showed just how dominant he can be on any given night. Although his Red Sox ERA is higher than he would like at 4.00, he has definitely passed his audition to be a part of the rotation next year.At only age 26, Joe Kelly should be entering the prime of his career. He will have a lot of...
Via RedSoxLife
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Sox Take Series Against O’s Behind Joe Kelly’s Strong Start

The Red Sox finished their last away game with a Sunday day game against the Orioles.  The game was Joe Kelly on the mound for the Sox vs. Miguel Gonzalez for the O’s.  Joe Kelly looks to be in the mix of the arms competing for the 2015 rotation and he made a pretty strong case in his performance yesterday. The Sox got on the board right off the bat.  Mookie Betts hit a leadoff...
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September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Monday Links: Road trip finale ends well for Boston

Photo credit: Kelly O’Connor After splitting the first two games of the series, the Red Sox and Orioles played the rubber match of a 3 game set on Sunday. Right-hander Joe Kelly toed the rubber for the Red Sox in search of his second consecutive win. The 26-year old was opposed by Baltimore right-hander Miguel Gonzalez, who looked to bounce back after collecting a tough luck loss...
Via Fire Brand AL
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Mookie Betts Does Bobby Doerr Impression In Boston’s Win

The Boston Red Sox — for one weekend — were better than the Baltimore Orioles. The Red Sox, who will finish last in the American League East, took two of three from the division champions at Camden Yards. Boston defeated Baltimore 3-2 in Sunday’s series finale, doubling the O’s hit total — 12 to six — in the process. The Sox now return to Fenway Park for a six-game homestand...
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September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Kelly Adding Positive Twist To Red Sox’s Otherwise Tough Situation

Joe Kelly is the freshman hanging out with the older kids. You could say he’s the Mitch Kramer of the Boston Red Sox. As the Red Sox’s other up-and-coming starting pitchers fail to make an impact, Kelly continues to show why he’s an important part of Boston’s 2015 plans. It’s easy to forget that Kelly isn’t much older than Boston’s other young pitchers — he turned...
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September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox-Orioles Live: Joe Kelly Starts Boston’s Final Road Game Of 2014

The Boston Red Sox’s road slate ends Sunday. The Red Sox will complete their 2014 road schedule with a matinee showdown against the Baltimore Orioles. Baltimore, of course, will play into October while Boston’s season will end exactly one week from Sunday. The series finale represents a rubber match, as the clubs split the first two games of the series. David Ortiz launched two...
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September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Kelly, Miguel Gonzalez Get Rematch In Final Red Sox-Orioles Game (Video)

Sunday’s game between the Boston Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles will be a rematch between Sox right-hander Joe Kelly and Miguel Gonzalez. Keeping up with Gonzalez will be a tall task for Kelly, as the O’s righty has delivered six straight quality starts. The pitchers last faced off against each other on Sept. 8, when Gonzalez shut out the Sox in 6 1/3 innings leading Baltimore...
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September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Kelly Takes Old-School Approach To Preparing For Starts (Video)

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Joe Kelly takes an old-school approach to preparing for starts. The right-hander likes to physically write down notes and jot down any and every tendency that a hitter has, whether it be a player struggling with a certain pitch or a player jumping at the first ball he sees. “I was never good at taking notes in college, I got bad grades,” Kelly...
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September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Dumped One Carp, Looking At Another

Carp-To-Carp WalletingAccording to Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe (the boring broadsheet now owned by John Henry), the Red Sox may be in the hunt for Hiroshima Carp pitcher Kenta Maeda. The righthander will be available on the international market in November, and Boston (in need of two starters) will likely put up the $25 million posting fee. They will also explore trades with...
Via FenwayNation
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Monday Links: Royal Spoilers

Photo credit: Kelly O’Connor With a series victory within their grasp, the Red Sox took the field behind starter Joe Kelly on Sunday afternoon. After breezing through an easy first inning of work, Boston’s 27 year old starter ran into some trouble in the second and gave Kansas City an early four run advantage. Kelly allowed back-to-back singles to lead off the second inning,...
Via Fire Brand AL
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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