Red Sox Prospect Matt Barnes Hosts Baseball Clinic For Newtown Youth

Matt Barnes continues to help his community heal. Barnes, who grew up in Bethel, Conn., hosted a free baseball clinic for kids in Newtown, Conn., on Sunday. It marked the Boston Red Sox prospect’s second clinic since the tragic Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that occurred Dec. 14, 2012. “I knew I wanted to do something,” Barnes told “What better way for me...
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REPORT: Red Sox Trade Expected By 2PM

Ben Cherington must have to be somewhere special on Thanksgiving. After a whirlwind Monday of double free-agents signings, there are reports out that the Red Sox will be engaged in a major trade by 2PM Eastern time today. Rumors are swirling about who their partner might be—but it's likely to come down to starting pitching targets from three teams (Phillies, Nationals, Reds). The...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Scouting Three Top Red Sox Prospects

Despite the talk that the Red Sox are hesitant to give up top prospects, it appears at least one of their potential trade partners thinks they might. Multiple reports suggest that the Philadelphia Phillies are doing due diligence on three top Boston kids: catcher Christian Vazquez, starting pitcher Matt Barnes and IF/OF Mookie Betts. Obviously, all this background work would be in...
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November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies reportedly scouting three Red Sox prospects

      This embed is invalid   " /> The Philadelphia Phillies and Boston Red Sox are linked by more than just Jonathan Papelbon’s craziness.   The Phillies are doing background work on Red Sox prospects Christian Vazquez, Mookie Betts and Matt Barnes, FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reported Tuesday. This doesn’t mean a trade is in the works, but, as Rosenthal...
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Banking On Owens To Replace Lester

Henry Owens is on the cusp of cracking the Boston Red Sox Major League Roster.  He will be competing with the likes of Allen Webster, Rubby De La Rosa, Matt Barnes, Anthony Ranaudo, Brandon Workman, Eduardo Rodriquez, and Edwin Escobar to fill four open spots in the starting rotation.  Clay Buchholz is all but assured […]
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October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox 2015 Top 10 Prospects List Released By Baseball America

The Boston Red Sox can hang their hats on their farm system. Baseball America on Wednesday released its list of the Red Sox’s top 10 prospects entering 2015. While Boston finished 2014 in last place in the American League East, the future sure looks bright given the organization’s surplus of young talent. Several farmhands graduated from the Red Sox’s prospects list this season...
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Prospects: 10 Farmhands Who Could Join Boston In 2015 (Photos)

2014 was a good year to be a Boston Red Sox prospect. Eleven players made their major league debuts with the Red Sox this season. Several others with limited big league experience saw their roles expand. The Red Sox surely are hoping the same doesn’t occur in 2015 — it would indicate a lack of major league success — but several prospects in the organization are on the cusp...
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

On the farm, talent is a plenty

Ben WhiteheadContributing writerIf ever there was a silver lining for the 2014 Red Sox season, it was that plenty of prospects got to show their stuff at the next level. For some, that was a chance to shine on the brightest stage with the Major League club. For others, it was an opportunity to advance to the next level of the Minor League system.Each season, ranks...
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October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Pawtucket Red Sox 2014 Breakdown: Evaluating Boston’s Triple-A Squad

The Pawtucket Red Sox tasted championship success in 2014. The PawSox won their second Governors’ Cup in three seasons, highlighting the talent that continues to filter through the Boston Red Sox’s Triple-A affiliate. Several players even jumped to the majors and could factor into Boston’s 2015 plans. Triple-A is interesting because September call-ups often create a depleted...
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees Take Opener in Final Series

The Red Sox and the Yankees headed into the final 3 games knowing they would not see October baseball.  Both teams probably had less major league players than they would if it were a spring training game.  The Sox had knuckleballer Steven Wright on the mound vs. former Sox Chris Capuano for the Yankees. The Red Sox cracked the scoreboard first when Capuano gave up an RBI single...
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Prospects To Help Sox In 2015

Mike Davis Contributing WriterThe young prospects of the Red Sox will play a major role in the success of the team next season. Young starter Henry Owens has put up phenomenal numbers for the Sox minor league teams this season. The only reason why he is not starting in the big leagues right now is because of an innings cap. Henry Owens could help us fill a spot in the rotation,...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Searching for Means of Improvement in Boston’s Young Starters

The early returns from the Red Sox’s crop of young starters haven’t been pretty, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have any room for improvement. Although the second half of the season has seen the Red Sox wallow down in the depths of the AL East, the final couple months have given Boston’s front office a chance to assess the club’s future. Ben Cherington has taken the...
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September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

De La Rosa Struggles in Sox Loss

The Red Sox had taken the first two games of the series in KC, but they were unable to win 3 in a row.  Rubby De La Rosa took to the mound for the Sox, however he was unable to get the job done and only lasted 4 innings.  Additionally, the Sox bats were cold once again, so they were in line for a loss pretty early. The Sox went down early when De La Rosa gave up 2 runs in the 1st...
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September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Matt Barnes Goes Through Big League Learning Experience

The Kansas City Royals decided enough was enough. The Royals, who dropped their first five games against the Boston Red Sox this season, enjoyed a convincing 7-1 win Saturday at Kauffman Stadium. The Red Sox were completely shut down by Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie en route to their 84th loss of 2014. There weren’t too many positives from a Red Sox standpoint. Boston looked primed...
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy Roundup: Scouting Matt Barnes

Barnes, a top Sox prospect, had an impressive Major League debut (Photo: Ken Babbitt) On Wednesday’s Profcast Jake Devereaux informed me highly touted prospect Matt Barnes made his Major League debut, so needless to say I watched his start after we recorded. Barnes only threw three innings so it’s hard to judge his effectiveness as a starter (because he didn’t have to go through...
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September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Lifelong Yankees Fan Matt Barnes: I Enjoy ‘Every Moment’ In Boston (Video)

In his Major League debut, top pitching prospect Matt Barnes was impressive. The 24-year-old former UConn ace pitched three scoreless innings of relief, providing a bright spot in the 4-1 loss to the Orioles on Tuesday. Barnes joined “Red Sox First Pitch” to discuss what it’s like to finally get a chance to play in the big leagues. Check it out in the video above.  Filed...
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

First-Rounder Barnes Is Stellar In MLB Debut

(Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)He was the 19th overall pick in the first round of the 2011 MLB Draft. Matt Barnes, the 24-year old Red Sox rookie out of UConn, made his major league debut on Tuesday night against the juggernaut Orioles. The 6'4" righty has been a starter his whole career, but came in from the Boston bullpen to hurl three scoreless innings. He threw 30 of...
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September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Paw Prints – The Daily UConn Huskies Roundup – 9-10-14

Paw Prints is our daily look at the happenings for the UConn Huskies football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball teams as well as the other sports the student-athletes engage in. We will do our best to bring you the links from all of the media that covers the Huskies on a DAILY basis. Thank you for stopping by and making SOX & Dawgs your home for UConn Huskies news...
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September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Barnes has a bright future for the Red Sox

A handful of rookie pitchers have made their debuts for the Red Sox in 2014, but despite flying under the radar, their latest call-up, Matt Barnes, might have the brightest future of them all.  2014 has been a trying year for the Red Sox, but fans have at least gotten the chance to see quite a few youngsters make their debuts. Xander Bogaerts has struggled overall, but still shown...
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September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Barnes Calm, Cool, Collected In Major League Debut With Red Sox

BOSTON — Matt Barnes patiently waited as the Red Sox continuously called down to Triple-A Pawtucket for young arms this season. The 24-year-old finally received his opportunity and didn’t disappoint. Barnes, who was called up Monday, made his major league debut Tuesday as the Red Sox suffered a 4-1 loss to the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park. He tossed three scoreless innings...
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Matt Barnes’ Strong Finish in AAA Propel Him To A Strong 2015?

It was reported out of Boston yesterday that the Red Sox would be calling up 24-year-old pitching prospect Matt Barnes.  The plan for the Connecticut native has not yet been specified, but here’s my report on the tall righty after watching him pitch this summer in Pawtucket. Strictly from a stature and mechanical perspective, Barnes reminded me of Royals ace James Shields.  Both...
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September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Tuesday Links: Costly errors punish Sox in series opener

Photo credit: Kelly O’Connor The Red Sox played their first of three games against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park on Monday. Coming off his first win in a Red Sox uniform in his previous start, Joe Kelly toed the rubber for Boston in the series opener. After tossing a clean top of the first, Kelly allowed 3 straight singles to lead off the second inning, as Baltimore took...
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September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Husky Matt Barnes Called Up To Big Leagues By Red Sox

BOSTON – Former UConn baseball ace Matt Barnes was promoted to the major leagues by the Boston Red Sox on Monday, Sept. 8. Barnes becomes the fourth former UConn baseball player to play in the MLB this season, setting a new program record. Barnes joins his former teammates Nick Ahmed (’11) of the Arizona Diamondbacks, Mike Olt (’10) of the Chicago Cubs and George Springer ...
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September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Pitching Prospect Matt Barnes Earns First Major League Call-Up

BOSTON — Another young hurler will join the Red Sox’s pitching staff this week. Right-hander Matt Barnes has been called up from Triple-A Pawtucket to the 40-man roster for the first time in his career, the team announced Monday. Barnes will wear No. 68 and will be available Monday night as the Red Sox begin a series with the Baltimore Orioles. To make room for Barnes on...
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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