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Red Sox Understanding Of MLB Trade Deadline Stress, Blocking Out Rumors

BOSTON — The Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline only comes once a year. For many players, that’s enough. Red Sox manager John Farrell said before Monday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park that he is being proactive in talking with his players leading up to Thursday’s trade deadline. It’s obviously a stressful time for major leaguers given the...
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14 hours ago  |  Discuss

John Farrell On Jon Lester: ‘Last I Checked He’s Still In Our Uniform’ (Video)

John Farrell doesn’t want to talk about the prospects of Jon Lester pitching for another team until it actually happens. The Red Sox ace has been mentioned in trade rumors, but Farrell is trying his best to keep it from being a distraction. “Last I checked, he’s still in our uniform,” Farrell said before Monday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays. “To speculate on any...
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15 hours ago  |  Discuss

John Farrell: ‘Nothing Imminent’ Regarding Potential Red Sox Trades

BOSTON — The waiting game continues. The Red Sox didn’t have any major trade announcements to make Monday before beginning a six-game homestand at Fenway Park. According to Red Sox manager John Farrell, the club isn’t closing in on any deals at this time. “I can tell you there’s nothing imminent as it relates to the rumors you mentioned,” Farrell said. “The rumors are...
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18 hours ago  |  Discuss

John Farrell: “You Would Think (Felix) Doubront Is Capable Of More” (Video)

The Boston Red Sox snapped their five-game losing streak Sunday in a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. That said, there are still many questions about who may stay on the team by the time the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline rolls around. A couple of Red Sox players upset about playing time and wanting a change of scenery are Mike Carp and Felix Doubront. Carp expressed disapproval...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

John Farrell: Allen Webster ‘Had One Of The Better Spring Trainings’ This Year (Video)

When the Boston Red Sox traded starting pitcher Jake Peavy to the San Francisco Giants on Saturday, they left a noticeable hole at the back end of their pitching rotation. That hole was filled on Sunday by 24-year-old righthander Allen Webster, who was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket to get the start in the team’s season finale against the Tampa Bay Rays. Webster has just seven...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ben Cherington: Red Sox ‘Listening,’ Not ‘Closing In’ On Other Trades

The Boston Red Sox made their first trade deadline splash Saturday by dealing pitcher Jake Peavy to the San Francisco Giants in exchange for two minor leaguers. The next splash might not occur right away. Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington and manager John Farrell told reporters Saturday at Tropicana Field that the Peavy trade doesn’t necessarily mean Boston is nearing other...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox-Rays Live: Boston, Tampa Bay Renew Rivalry With Battle Of Aces

6:35 p.m.: The Red Sox anticipated being without David Ortiz for Friday’s series opener, but the slugger called manager John Farrell and told him not to write him off. Ortiz indeed is in Friday’s starting lineup. Ortiz tweaked his back on a check swing in the ninth inning Thursday against the Toronto Blue Jays. He exited the game and was described by Farrell as being “day-to...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz Is "Good To Go" For Tonight's Tilt

OK, so now our evening is planned. Warm up the TV, because it looks as if The Great David Wars—Part Deux may actually happen tonight. According to CSNNE.com's Sean McAdam, the Red Soc DH has already told manager John Farrell he's "good to go tonight". Even though the lineup has not yet been officially, posted it looks like we're in for a treat! Price plunked...
Via FenwayNation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Rubby De La Rosa Continues To Struggle Away From Fenway

Rubby De La Rosa has been a very solid pitcher this season — at Fenway Park. In four starts on his home mound, the Boston Red Sox right-hander boasts a 3-0 record, 1.38 ERA and .180 batting average against. His stats away from Fenway, however, are a much different story. De La Rosa entered Thursday with a 4.42 ERA in road starts, and the Toronto Blue Jays continued that trend...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox’s Offense Hits New Low In Blowout Loss To Blue Jays

The Boston Red Sox broke up Marcus Stroman’s no-hit bid Thursday afternoon with no outs in the top of the seventh. And … that’s about it. Shane Victorino’s bloop single was the only hit the Red Sox managed against the rookie right-hander — or any Toronto Blue Jays pitcher, for that matter — who tossed seven scoreless innings to lead the Jays to an 8-0 victory at Rogers...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

John Farrell: David Ortiz ‘Day To Day’ After Tweaking Back Against Blue Jays

A frustrating Thursday afternoon for the Boston Red Sox got a whole lot worse in the final inning. David Ortiz was forced to exit the game with two outs in the top of the ninth after checking his swing on a pitch from Toronto Blue Jays reliever Rob Rasmussen. Jonny Gomes entered mid-at-bat and flied out to left field to close out an 8-0 loss for the Red Sox. Red Sox manager John...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nation Is Outraged As Brock Holt Sits Out

(FenwayNation Photo)After 59 straight starts, Brock 'Babe' Holt is being "rested" tonight—just when the Rd Sox desperately need his juice at the top of the lineup to win tonight's critical Game 3 of the make-or-break road trip. Manager John Farrell justified the decision thusly, "We never like to take any player out that’s doing extremely well. And...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

John Farrell: Brock Holt Was ‘Deserving Of A Day Off’ (Video)

Everybody needs a day off from work. Though some were skeptical of Boston Red Sox utility man Brock Holt’s absence from Wednesday’s lineup against the Toronto Blue Jays, manager John Farrell assured that he was just giving one of his best guys some much needed rest after playing in every game since May 17. “You never like to take any player out that’s doing extremely well...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Fall Back Into Old Habit In Streak-Snapping Loss To Blue Jays

The Boston Red Sox fell back into an old habit Tuesday. The Red Sox, whose offense has improved significantly of late, squandered several scoring opportunities en route to suffering a 7-3 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. The defeat snapped Boston’s winning streak at five games. “We created a number of opportunities through the first five (innings),” Red Sox manager...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Starting To Fire On All Cylinders At Critical Point In Season

BOSTON — The Red Sox suddenly are firing on all cylinders. It couldn’t come at a better time. Boston completed a three-game sweep of the Kansas City Royals with a 6-0 win Sunday at Fenway Park. The Red Sox now have won seven of their last eight games, including three straight since the All-Star break, and head into a crucial stretch against three American League East opponents...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Rubby De La Rosa Thriving Off Fenway Park Atmosphere With Boston Red Sox

BOSTON — Rubby De La Rosa and Fenway Park go together like lamb and tuna fish. (Or maybe you’re more comfortable with a spaghetti and meatballs analogy?) All references to “The Wedding Singer” aside, De La Rosa has been phenomenal at Fenway Park this season, posting a 3-0 record and a 1.38 ERA in four home starts. The right-hander wasn’t overpowering Saturday in the Red...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Shane Victorino’s Return A Perfect Complement To Red Sox’s Sudden Surge

BOSTON — The Red Sox have been playing with plenty of energy of late. They’re about to get another shot in the arm. Outfielder Shane Victorino returned Saturday after missing almost two months with hamstring and back injuries. There’s no way to tell whether Victorino would have changed the Red Sox’s fortunes in that span had he been healthy, but his make-up makes him the...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Showing Energy, Moving In Right Direction To Open Second Half

BOSTON — The energy is there. The desire is there. The confidence is there. Now, the wins are coming, too. The Red Sox, who won four of their final five games before the All-Star break, started the second half on a positive note Friday, rallying from a three-run deficit to defeat the Kansas City Royals 5-4 at Fenway Park. The Red Sox still face a sizable gap in the American League...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Good second-half club? Royals can start proving it at Boston

It's been 29 years since the Kansas City Royals made the playoffs -- a drought they're determined to end with some slight improvements in the second half. That goal seems far more realistic than Boston's chances of reaching the postseason and defending its title, but the Red Sox haven't written off their season just yet. James Shields takes the mound for the Royals...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: John Farrell Tries To Lessen Blow Of Trade Rumors

BOSTON — This time a year ago, most of the players in the home clubhouse at Fenway Park were insulated from trade deadline rumors. As a World Series contender, whatever moves the Red Sox made were expected to be additions, not subtractions. This year, the room is a bit more tense. Lagging 9 1/2 games back in the American League East and eight games out of the second AL wild card...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Clay Buchholz Eyes Return To Dominance Displayed Last Season

BOSTON — Sample sizes don’t get much smaller than one game for a starting pitcher, but that’s what Red Sox manager John Farrell chose to analyze Thursday in regards to Clay Buchholz. “If we go off his most recent start, it was efficient, it was powerful,” Farrell said, adding that the performance was “very consistent” with how Buchholz pitched for much of last season...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

All-Star Game provides unforgettable finish for Perkins, Suzuki

MINNEAPOLIS -- This is how they dreamed it would happen. With the American League leading 5-3 heading into the top of the ninth inning in Tuesday's All-Star Game, neither Glen Perkins nor Kurt Suzuki had taken the field yet. AL manager John Farrell purposely saved the two Minnesota Twins representatives for the end. Out jogged Perkins, accompanied by the familiar strains of ...
Via Fox Sports North
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals do their part in American League's 5-3 victory in All-Star Game

So, how much did the Royals contribute to the American League's 5-3 victory over the National League on Tuesday night that gave the AL the home-field advantage in the World Series? Well, a bit. Closer Greg Holland, like he has all season, did his job. Holland came into the game in the seventh inning for Boston Manager John Farrell's bunch, protecting a 5-3 lead. Holland got...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
13 days ago  |  Discuss

The All-Star Game Says Farewell To Derek Jeter With Standing Ovation

Derek Jeter was pulled after the first three innings of Tuesday’s All-Star Game in Minnesota, but American League manager John Farrell allowed the shortstop to take the field before replacing him in the top of the fourth inning so that he could receive another standing ovation in his final All-Star game. As Alexei Ramirez came out to take over for Jeter, the Yankees shortstop...
Via Next Impulse Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 MLB All-Star Game starting lineups announced

espn.com The 2014 All-Star Game starting lineups were announced Monday afternoon for both the American and National league teams. Both managers presented their batting order below. Here is the lineup for Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell’s American League team. Order Player Position 1 Derek Jeter, NYY SS 2 Mike Trout, LAA LF 3 Robinson Cano, SEA 2B 4 Miguel Cabrera, DET 1B 5...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss
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