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Red Sox Looking To Establish 2013-Like Chemistry With One Goal In Mind

This embed is invalid" /> Chemistry can’t be created artificially. It must evolve naturally within a clubhouse. The 2013 Boston Red Sox learned the benefits of a good rapport among teammates, as their season culminated with a World Series title, in large because each member of the club strove toward one goal. The Red Sox are hoping for a similar...
Via NESN.com
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Updates, Takeaways From Special Baseball Winter Weekend

This embed is invalid" /> MASHANTUCKET, Conn. — Optimism was the common theme surrounding the Boston Red Sox this weekend. The Red Sox hosted their first ever Baseball Winter Weekend at Foxwoods Resort Casino. Approximately 6,000 fans attended the three-day event, which featured appearances by a bunch of players and members of the Red Sox front office...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Fan Shakes John Farrell’s Hand, Meets Dustin Pedroia At ‘Winter Weekend’ (Video)

The Boston Red Sox’ “Winter Weekend” at Foxwoods Casino has drawn many excited fans who can’t wait for spring and the return of baseball to Fenway Park. One young fan named Luke has had an unforgettable experience. He had the opportunity to shake Red Sox manager John Farrell’s hand at Friday night’s Town Hall meeting, and he joined the NESN set with host Tom Caron on...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Allen Craig Looking To Increase Versatility This Spring

With spring training right around the corner, many fans have been waiting to see Allen Craig traded in order to free up some space on the Red Sox roster. But according to CSNNE.com’s Sean McAdam, Red Sox manager John Farrell seems ready to head into spring training with the former MVP candidate. In a conversation with McAdam yesterday, Farrell explained to him he’s looking to...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

John Farrell predicts Red Sox will beat Nats in World Series

  This embed is invalid   " /> MASHANTUCKET, Conn. — John Farrell’s crystal ball offered a promising outlook for the Boston Red Sox.   On Friday, a young fan at the Red Sox Town Hall event at Foxwoods Resort Casino asked Farrell who Boston is going to beat this season. The skipper replied by saying he thinks the Red Sox are going to defeat the Washington...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Shane Victorino apparently texting pics of his abs to Red Sox manager John Farrell

Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino suffered through an injury-plagued 2013 campaign that saw him play in only 30 games and ultimately had season-ending back surgery on Aug. 5. But he’s clearly motivated to show the team that he will be ready and raring to go come Spring Training, by texting pics of his presumably...Read More The post Shane Victorino apparently texting pics...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Allen Craig Could Play Some Third Base With Red Sox, John Farrell Says

BOSTON — The Red Sox are willing to be creative when it comes to divvying up playing time. Allen Craig is one of several players whose 2015 role remains undefined, but Boston is exploring the possibility of Craig playing some third base in addition to his usual role as a first baseman/outfielder/designated hitter. Craig has appeared in only four games at third base in his major...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox help prospects prepare for life in the majors

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) Major league baseball teams spend a lot of time working with their prospects on hitting and throwing, on throwing to the cutoff man and which base to cover on the wheel play. But there's more to it than that. There's who gets a tip on road trips. Where the rookies should sit on the team plane. And please think twice before sending that picture out on Twitter...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

John Farrell: ‘Louder Dustin Pedroia’ Always A Good Thing For Red Sox

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Red Sox better prepare for a ball of energy to storm the clubhouse in 2015. Dustin Pedroia, who underwent season-ending surgery on his left wrist/hand in September, has been completely cleared from a physical standpoint to resume all baseball activities, according to Red Sox manager John Farrell. A return to full...
Via NESN.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

John Farrell: Hanley Ramirez Will Bat Clean-Up

Appearing on WEEI's Hot Stove program, Red Sox manager John Farrell indicated that Hanley Ramirez will likely hit fourth—in the clean-up spot of Boston's 2015 batting order. Given the abundance of offensive firepower in the new line-up, it poses a bit of a challenge to array those weapons in the most effective way. A likely scenario would have Mookie Betts in the lead-off spot...
Via FenwayNation
18 days ago  |  Discuss

John Farrell Discusses Red Sox Lineup, Sees Hanley Ramirez In Cleanup Spot

The Boston Red Sox didn’t have enough power in their lineup last season. Now they might have too much. It doesn’t make manager John Farrell’s job easy when it comes to organizing the lineup, but it’s a good problem to have. Plus, Farrell already has an idea of how things might shape up come April. The Red Sox skipper appeared on WEEI on Thursday...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Koji Uehara Likes Sox Moves This Off-Season

Koji And Fan (FenwayNation Photo)In an interview with The Japan Times, Red Sox closer Koji Uehara stated that he likes the moves his team has made this off-season. Said Koji, "I think it’s going to be a really good team." The 40-year old Uehara said of his new two-year contract, "I’m grateful. I believe I am indebted to the team and I want to do my best to repay that." Despite...
Via FenwayNation
27 days ago  |  Discuss

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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December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

John Farrell: Jon Lester’s Presence With Red Sox Extended Beyond Mound

This embed is invalid" /> There were rumors, courtships and public pleas. But in the end, the band remains separated. As Jon Lester hemmed and hawed over where to sign in free agency, John Farrell waited, hoping the left-hander would return to the Boston Red Sox. Lester ultimately decided to sign with the Chicago Cubs, and the Red Sox skipper can...
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December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox To Host ‘Baseball Winter Weekend’ At Foxwoods In January

The Boston Red Sox are giving fans an opportunity to taste baseball long before the 2015 season begins. The Red Sox will host a “Baseball Winter Weekend” at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn., on Jan. 23-25. The event will include a Town Hall Meeting with Red Sox leaders, autographs with Red Sox players and roundtable discussions on a variety of baseball topics. ...
Via NESN.com
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

John Farrell: Boston Red Sox’s Yoenis Cespedes ‘A Complete Team Player’

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Yoenis Cespedes’ next move might be to a different position rather than to a different organization. While it’s entirely possible the Red Sox could trade Cespedes in the wake of agreeing to a contract with Hanley Ramirez to play left field, Boston manager John Farrell indicated Tuesday that Cespedes is staying...
Via NESN.com
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Japan beats MLB All-Stars again, lead series 2-0

TOKYO -- Leadoff hitter Yuki Yanagita drove in four runs to lead Japan to an 8-4 win over the Major League Baseball All-Stars on Friday in the second game of the five-match series. Yanagita singled, doubled, and tripled at Tokyo Dome. ''Yanagita has a lot of bat speed,'' MLB manager John Farrell said. ''He's aggressive and whether it is against a left-handed pitcher or a right-handed...
Via AP on Fox
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

John Farrell Anxious To See Shohei Otani During Japan All-Star Series

Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell is about to catch a glimpse of Japanese phenom Shohei Otani. And he’s pumped. Farrell, who is managing a team of MLB players at the 2014 Major League Baseball Japan All-Star Series, arrived in Osaka, Japan on Sunday. The skipper told reporters Monday he’s looking forward to seeing Otani, a 20-year-old right-hander who has turned heads in the...
Via NESN.com
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

John Farrell In Japan To Manage MLB All-Stars

Red Sox manager John Farrell is in Osaka, Japan to manage a squad of 29 MLB All-Stars in a five-game series against their Japanese League rivals. While Farrell's roster is indeed star-studded (although no Red Sox players made the trip), really big deals like Bryce Harper, Albert Pujols and Adam Jones pulled out of the exhibition series. Farrell stated that he's looking forward to...
Via FenwayNation
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Dual threat Shohei Otani creating buzz as MLB stars tour Japan

  Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell is looking forward to seeing Japanese pitching sensation Shohei Otani during Major League Baseball's all-star postseason tour of Japan. Farrell and 29 major league players arrived in Osaka on Sunday night ahead of their five-game series against Japan starting Wednesday. The MLB all-stars will also play two exhibition games during their tour...
Via AP on Fox
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Farrell eager to see Otani on MLB trip to Japan

OSAKA, Japan (AP) Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell is looking forward to seeing Japanese pitching sensation Shohei Otani during Major League Baseball's all-star postseason tour of Japan. Farrell and 29 major league players arrived in Osaka on Sunday night ahead of their five-game series against Japan starting Wednesday. The MLB all-stars will also play two exhibition games during...
Via AP on Fox
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

John Farrell On Start Of Free Agency: ‘We’ve Identified Our Needs’ (Video)

John Farrell and the Boston Red Sox front office are hard at work as free agency gets ready to kick off. While the Red Sox still can’t talk to free agents that belong to other teams, the team has had plenty of discussions regarding the plan heading into free agency. “We’ve identified our needs,” Farrell said. “We’ve had those conversations with Ben and others, strategy...
Via NESN.com
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

John Farrell: Dustin Pedroia Ready For Rebound Season After Surgery (Video)

For the first time in what seems like an eternity, Dustin Pedroia isn’t battling any injuries. The Boston Red Sox second baseman — who captured his fourth career Gold Glove on Tuesday — recently said he’s 100 percent after undergoing successful thumb/wrist surgery in September. Red Sox manager John Farrell recently sat down for a one-on-one interview with NESN’s Tom Caron...
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November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

John Farrell: Future Bright For Rusney Castillo Despite Recent Injury (Video)

Rusney Castillo has plenty of baseball ahead of him. Just not in the immediate future. The Boston Red Sox outfielder will sit out the rest of the Arizona Fall League due to a thumb injury, and his status for winter ball is in question as well. Yet Red Sox manager John Farrell still has high hopes for the Cuban defector who signed a seven-year contract with the club in late August...
Via NESN.com
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

John Farrell Doubles Down On Support Of Yoenis Cespedes: ‘He’s Our Guy’ (Video)

Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell had to do a little cleanup work in his clubhouse after a New York Daily News reporter made claims that there was a rift between outfielder Yoenis Cespedes and the Sox’s coaching staff, but Farrell contends that it’s just what the team does to support its players. Farrell immediately came out in defense of Cespedes, and backed the oufielder...
Via NESN.com
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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