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Red Sox appear content with rotation despite lack of true ace

The Boston Red Sox’s rotation could be looked at in one of two ways: They either don’t have a No. 1 starter or they have five pitchers capable of being No. 1 starters.     Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington and manager John Farrell are subscribing to the latter theory. While no one is going to mistake Clay Buchholz, Joe Kelly, Rick Porcello, Wade Miley or Justin Masterson...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Despite additions, Red Sox starting rotation still needs an ace

How important is an ace at the top of a starting rotation for a playoff hopeful or contender? The Boston Red Sox could provide some intriguing answers to that question next season. The first impulse is to believe that even the Red Sox believe in the importance of an unquestioned No. 1 starter, based on their attempt to re-sign Jon Lester before the left-hander opted to join the...
Via The Outside Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Despite additions, Red Sox starting rotation still needs an ace

How important is an ace at the top of a starting rotation for a playoff hopeful or contender? The Boston Red Sox could provide some intriguing answers to that question next season. The first impulse is to believe that even the Red Sox believe in the importance of an unquestioned No. 1 starter, based on their attempt to re-sign Jon Lester before the left-hander opted to join the...
Via Bloguin Best
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Kelly Wins MLB Social Media Award, Gives Great Acceptance Speech (Video)

“Best Acceptance Speech” isn’t a real category, but if it was, Joe Kelly would have won that, too. The winners of the MLB Network Social Media Awards were announced Sunday night with the Boston Red Sox pitcher taking home the “Best Selfie” award for his gem with Derek Jeter. #RE2PECT #2ELFIE http://t.co/s5ZfaVYSLf— Joseph Kelly Jr. (@JosephKellyJr) September 29, 2014...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Must-see acceptance speech; Bri Teresi is Fox-y

Yes, we're coming off an NFL Sunday, and we'll get to plenty of football links, videos, etc., but we have to start with baseball. The winners of the MLB Network Social Media Awards were announced last night. Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly took home the honors for "Best Selfie" for this picture he snapped with Derek Jeter. This is significant because Kelly, wearing a "I'm not weird, I...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Add Pitching

Neil Mehta Sports Journalist  The Red Sox have addressed their biggest need during the Winter Meetings. They were able to acquire Wade Miley, Justin Masterson and Rick Porcello. Clay Buchholtz and Joe Kelly are slated to be the other two Boston starters. Wade Miley The Red Sox traded Ruby De La Rose, Allen Webster and Raymel Flores to the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for...
Via TopSportsReport
8 days ago  |  Discuss

POLL: Displeasure With Sox Rotation Holding

The percentage of FenwayNation readers who are displeased with the current make-up of the Red Sox rotation has held steady in our latest poll. As the chart shows, about three in four readers (74%) still feel Boston's starters are inadequate, while 26% think Rick Porcello, Clay Buchholz, Joe Kelly, Wade Miley, and Justin Masterson are 'OK'. You can still vote HERE.
Via FenwayNation
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Kelly Inclusion Key To Cole Hamels Trade?

Hamles (L); Kelly (R)According to FOXSports.com's Jon Morosi, the Red Sox and Phillies could still pull off a deal that would send Cole Hamels to Boston. The key, apparently, is if starter Joe Kelly is included in the deal. It's widely believed that any trade for Hamels would also have to include one or two of Boston's elite prospects. Red Sox GM Ben Cherington is feeling the pressure...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Cherington, Boston Red Sox Plan To ‘Keep Working’ This Offseason

This embed is invalid" /> The Major League Baseball winter meetings aren’t an end point for the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox reportedly added three starting pitchers this week in San Diego, leaving Boston with a rotation comprised of Clay Buchholz, Joe Kelly, Rick Porcello, Wade Miley and Justin Masterson. The moves represent a step in the right direction...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Kelly ‘Double Dog Dares’ Jon Lester To Return To Red Sox Via Twitter

Joe Kelly isn’t at the Major League Baseball winter meetings, so he took to Twitter to try to make some moves. The Boston Red Sox pitcher tweeted at Jon Lester, asking the free agent to return to his baseball roots. He even offered to be the southpaw’s best friend. I double dog dare ya @JLester31 to come back to @RedSox #Iwillbeyourbestie— Joseph Kelly Jr. (@JosephKellyJr...
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12 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...
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October 03, 2014  |  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
September 29, 2014  |  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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September 28, 2014  |  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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September 28, 2014  |  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...
Via NESN.com
September 28, 2014  |  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
September 28, 2014  |  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 Buchholz, Joe Kelly and...
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...
Via Fenway West
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

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
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