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Pawtucket Red Sox Celebrate ‘Star Wars Night’ At McCoy Stadium (Photos)

The Force was with the Pawtucket Red Sox on Saturday at McCoy Stadium. The PawSox not only downed the Louisville Bats 7-2 behind a solid start by Matt Barnes. They also gave their fans an opportunity to celebrate “Star Wars Night.” Several “Star Wars” characters circulated throughout McCoy Stadium on Saturday, posing for photos with fans and soaking up the atmosphere. The...
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June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Destination Red Sox Nation – 5/28/14

Destination Red Sox Nation is our look at how the minor league teams of the Boston Red Sox fare each night. Game story and box score links as well as links to team rosters, team stats and league standings can be found below. If you would like to listen to any of the Red Sox minor league affiliates’ games, MiLB.com offers them for free. To open the links up in a new tab or window...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Destination Red Sox Nation – 5/25/14

Destination Red Sox Nation is our look at how the minor league teams of the Boston Red Sox fare each night. Game story and box score links as well as links to team rosters, team stats and league standings can be found below. If you would like to listen to any of the Red Sox minor league affiliates’ games, MiLB.com offers them for free. To open the links up in a new tab or window...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Top 10 Prospects

The Boston Red Sox have a deep farm system and these prospects should keep the team competitive for years to come. Bogaerts is a top-five prospect. Bradley, Cecchini, and Betts are all well-rounded players who excel at getting on base. Owens is the best pitcher in the system, but Webster, Ranaudo, and Barnes have high ceilings. This system is so talented that Christian Vazquez, Trey...
Via Batting Leadoff
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Have a Good Problem

The Red Sox have a problem many teams would love to have. Their farm system is deep, but is it too deep. Let’s start with the basics. The pitching future seems to be relatively simple. Henry Owens (AA), Anthony Ranaudo (AAA), and Matt Barnes (AAA) all seem to have a future in the starting rotation, along with Jon Lester and (hopefully) Clay Buchholz. Brandon Workman could find...
Via TopSportsReport
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: Mookie Betts

The Red Sox have a farm system full of promising pitchers in Henry Owens, Matt Barnes and Allen Webster, but second baseman Mookie Betts is the top prospect for Boston right now. Betts was a fifth round pick in 2011 and has shown improvement in the minors each season. He batted .267 with 31 RBI’s and stole 22 bases in 2012 in Single-A, but didn’t manage to hit a home run. However...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Destination Red Sox Nation – 4/23

Destination Red Sox Nation is our look at how the minor league teams of the Boston Red Sox fare each night. Game story and box score links as well as links to team rosters, team stats and league standings can be found below. If you would like to listen to any of the Red Sox minor league affiliates’ games, MiLB.com offers them for free. To open the links up in a new tab or window...
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April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Prospect Analysis: Mookie Betts

In the 2011 MLB draft, the Red Sox were applauded for their first round picks. They selected: Matt Barnes, Blake Swihart, Henry Owens, and Jackie Bradley Jr. All four of these men were considered great picks as Barnes dominated the Big East, Swihart was considered the best catcher in the draft, Owens drew comparisons to Randy Johnson, and Bradley led the Gamecocks to a national championship...
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April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon Workman Could Find Stability And Other Red Sox Spring Training Notes

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Boston Red Sox had an off day Wednesday. They don’t have another one until March 30 — the day before Opening Day. The Red Sox will get back at it Thursday with a Chairman’s Cup battle against the Minnesota Twins at Hammond Stadium. Jake Peavy will make his spring training debut for Boston. Let’s go over some spring notes before completely shifting...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox trim roster, 12 players sent packing

The GuruContributing Writer(Doug Eisenhart/Boston.com)Are you ready for some baseball? Only 432 hours until Opening Day, but who's counting. Sick of winter and tired of spring training. Let the championship defense begin.As Opening Day approaches, the Red Sox are trimming the roster. 12 players cleaned out their lockers Thursday at Jet Blue Park. The remaining 46 players include...
Via RedSoxLife
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Sox Cut Twelve Players From Big League Camp

The Red Sox announced today that they have cut twelve players from their major league camp. The twelve are: Anthony Ranaudo, Alex Wilson, Garin Cecchini, Bryce Brentz, Alex Hassan, Matt Barnes, Miguel Celestino, Noe Ramirez, Henry Owens, Blake Swihart, Heiker Meneses and Travis Shaw. There are now 46 players remaining in the major league camp—35 of whom are on the 40-man roster...
Via FenwayNation
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: Top 5 Prospects to Watch

Christian Vazquez is one of five Boston Red Sox prospects to watch out for (via soxprospects.com) Any member of Red Sox Nation can tell you, one of the bonuses of being a fan is watching highly touted prospects like Nomar Garicaparra, Dustin Pedroia and Jon Lester get drafted, grow up in the farm system, and eventually become a major league player. Last season, all eyes were on...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

John Farrell: Red Sox Being ‘Overly Cautious’ With Matt Barnes’ Stiff Shoulder

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Boston Red Sox aren’t going to take any chances with Matt Barnes’ sore right shoulder. Barnes was removed from the Red Sox’s pitching lineup for Tuesday’s spring training game against the Tampa Bay Rays. Manager John Farrell said before the contest the Red Sox only conducted baseline testing on Barnes, who pitched one inning in Thursday’s exhibition...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox pitcher Matt Barnes shut down for a few days

The defending World Series Champions Boston Red Sox entered Spring Training with few holes to fill on their roster. But there is still competition for backup spots and youngsters looking to impress to move their way up in the farm system. One such player is right-handed pitcher Matt Barnes, who pitched most of last season in Double-A, posting a record of 6-10 with a 4.13 ERA.  But...
Via Sports Injury Alert
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Sox MASH Report: Barnes & Ross Both Hurting

ESPNBoston.com's Gordon Edes reports that Red Sox pitching prospect Matt Barnes has been shut down with shoulder inflammation. Barnes is considered to be one of the premier hurlers in the pipeline to Fenway in the near future. Red Sox manager John Farrell stated that the action was "being overly cautious". Also, Scott Lauber of The Boston Herald reports that catcher...
Via FenwayNation
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Barnes Dealing With Sore Shoulder And Other Red Sox Spring Training Notes

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Boston Red Sox showed some 2013-style fight Monday, rallying from a five-run deficit to tie their spring training game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the eighth inning. The Pirates ultimately prevailed 7-6, as former Red Sox farmhand Chris McGuiness delivered a go-ahead RBI double in the bottom of the eighth inning. But there were some positives for Boston...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Prospect Analysis: Noe Ramirez

When people think of Boston Red Sox pitching prospects, the names Henry Owens, Matt Barnes, and Anthony Ranaudo come to mind. There are plenty of other solid pitching prospects in the Red Sox organization but when thinking about players who are truly intriguing, Noe Ramirez comes to mind. Noe Ramirez, 24, spent time between high-A Salem and AA Portland and boasted a 2.38 ERA in...
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March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Boston Red Sox prospect watch: RHP Matthew Price

Most Boston Red Sox fans view Matt Barnes, Anthony Ranaudo, Henry Owens and Brandon Workman as the top pitching prospects in the team's farm system. With pitching depth in the minors at it's best in years,  there is another name in right handed pitcher Matthew Price that could be knocking on the door  after an impressive 2013 season. Price, who was an eighth round draft...
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March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Barnes Brings Heat Versus David Ortiz, Mike Carp During Live BP (Video)

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Boston Red Sox have to feel good about their current starting pitching situation. Not only do the Red Sox have a strong major league rotation, but they also have several minor league hurlers who could factor into Boston’s big league plans as soon as 2014. Matt Barnes, whose 2013 season was split between Double-A Portland and Triple-A Pawtucket, certainly...
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February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Capuano Throws First Bullpen Session At Red Sox Spring Training (Video)

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Chris Capuano was in good spirits Saturday when he arrived at Boston Red Sox spring training. On Sunday, the veteran left-hander got down to business. Capuano threw his first bullpen session as a member of the Red Sox on Sunday, working alongside 23-year-old Matt Barnes, who also threw a live batting practice at JetBlue Park. Red Sox manager John Farrell indicated...
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February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Invite 17 Non-Roster Players To Major League Spring Training Camp

The Boston Red Sox announced Friday that 17 players will attend the team’s major league spring training camp as non-roster invitees. These players are not on the Red Sox’s 40-man roster, but they are either veterans signed to minor-league contracts or prospects from within the organization. ESPN’s Keith Law listed two of the invitees, Matt Barnes and Blake Swihart, oh his...
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February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Prospects Ready to Emerge in 2014: Pitchers

Photo Credit: Tom Priddy, Four Seam Images The Boston Red Sox are coming off of a World Series victory in large part to a series of young players and prospects. Brandon Workman, Allen Webster, Alex Wilson, Xander Bogarets, Ryan Lavarnway, Drake Britton, Rubby De La Rosa and Jackie Bradley Jr all contributed at points in the season. However, heading into the 2014 season, even more...
Via Players View
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Prospects Flying Under Radar Could Turn Heads In 2014 (Photos)

One thing has become clear recently: The Boston Red Sox’ minor league system is stacked. ESPN’s Keith Law released his minor league system rankings this week, and the Red Sox ranked fifth among Major League Baseball’s 30 teams — trailing only the Houston Astros, Minnesota Twins, Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago Cubs. According to Law, the Red Sox have an excellent top 10 prospects...
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January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Fifth In Keith Law’s 2014 ESPN Minor League Rankings

The Boston Red Sox are one of the deepest organizations in Major League Baseball. Keith Law’s 2014 minor league rankings over at ESPN are the latest reminder. Law ranked the Red Sox fifth in his 2014 rankings of minor league talent. Only the Houston Astros, Minnesota Twins, Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago Cubs have better farm systems than the Red Sox, according to Law. Law’s...
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January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Farm System Wins Again

The Red Sox take pride in their farm system, which has historically produced some truly amazing players for us. No doubt, last year's World Series team couldn't have done it without the help from numerous prospects who stepped up throughout the year, whether for a short stint or a more permanent one. MLB.com released their Top 100 Prospects list last week, and it's no...
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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