Opinion: For Any American League Team, Evan Gattis Makes Sense

Ever since Evan Gattis has emerged onto the scene as a part time catcher for the Atlanta Braves in the National League East, we have viewed him as the National League equivalent of Mike Napoli, but with the Braves now entering a rebuilding mode, could Evan Gattis be on his way to the American League? It would be a move that would make too much sense not to happen if in fact he...
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13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Player Throwback Videos

The core of Boston Red Sox is filled with veterans who have been around for years, Clay Buchholz, Dustin Pedroia, David Ortiz, Jon Lester (Honorable Mention), Allen Craig, Mike Napoli, and Shane Victorino.  These veterans have athletically filled out, growing into men in the process.  The article takes a few minutes to revisit nostalgia and […]
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Bill James Projections: Mike Napoli

Source 2011: 113 games, .320 BA, .414 OBP, .631 SLG, 30 HR, 75 RBI2012 projection: 131 games, .271 BA, .364 OBP, .537 SLG, 31 HR, 83 RBI2012: 108 games, .227 BA, .343 OBP, .469 SLG, 24 HR, 56 RBI2013 projection: 127 games, .248 BA, .350 OBP, .498 SLG, 29 HR, 75 RBI2013: 139 games, .259 BA, .360 OBP, .482 SLG, 23 HR, 92 RBI2014 projection: 137 games, .246 BA, .348 OBP, .471...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Red Sox ‘all-in’ on Pablo Sandoval

            The Boston Red Sox are “all in” on the free-agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval and are making a big push to sign him, an executive with another major league club said Tuesday to ESPN Boston.   “He’s more of an American League player,” said the executive. “And he can really hit.” Red Sox GM Ben Cherington said Tuesday he...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox's Napoli undergoes sleep apnea surgery

BOSTON -- Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli has undergone surgery to correct his sleep apnea. Napoli was expected to remain at Massachusetts General Hospital for several days after the operation on Tuesday to improve the flow of air through his airway. Sleep apnea sufferers experience shallow breathing or pauses in breathing during sleep that can last up to several minutes. Napoli...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox 1B Napoli has surgery for sleep apnea

BOSTON (AP) Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli has undergone surgery to correct his sleep apnea. Napoli was expected to remain at Massachusetts General Hospital for several days after the operation on Tuesday to improve the flow of air through his airway. Sleep apnea sufferers experience shallow breathing or pauses in breathing during sleep that can last up to several minutes. Napoli...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli’s Surgery A Success

Mike Napoli #12 of the Boston Red Sox makes diving catch in the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates during inter-league play at PNC Park on September 16, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. According to a press release from the Boston Red Sox, Mike Napoli‘s sleep apnea surgery went well. Here’s the release: BOSTON, MA - Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli today underwent...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli Undergoes Successful Surgery To Address Sleep Apnea

Mike Napoli took a major step toward alleviating a longstanding issue. Napoli underwent successful surgery to address his sleep apnea Tuesday, the Boston Red Sox announced. The first baseman is expected to return home later this week after a brief hospital stay. Napoli’s procedure was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital by Dr. Leonard Kaban, chief of oral and maxillofacial...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli: I want to play in Boston for rest of my career

Mike Napoli has no complaints about his quality of life. Napoli, who is entering the second year of a two-year, $32 million contract he signed last offseason, isn’t shy about professing his love for Boston. The first baseman developed a unique relationship with the city during the Red Sox’s successful 2013, and he can totally envision continuing the relationship well into the...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Napoli is Boston Red Sox’s Next Iron Giant

Mike Napoli has long suffered from sleep apnea, a disorder that can leave the individual waking up in the morning feeling un-refreshed.  Other symptoms are daytime fatigue and sleepiness, insomnia, poor concentration and attention, and anxiety. Mike was cited it a text to WEEI’s Rob Bradford stating “I’ve been dealing with sleep apnea for a […]
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Links of the Day 10/25/14

Rough day around the Minnesota sports world, especially for college football fans. Tom Izzo wants to pump you up (or he has started doing drugs) Here’s some fictional NFL slogans.  Baseball fielding statistics are weird. Mike Napoli, the best fielding first baseman in the AL! Also, the only top 3 player for the Twins was Trevor Plouffe. Take THAT narrative! SCOREBOARD Football...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox 1B Napoli to have sleep disorder surgery

BOSTON (AP) Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli will have surgery to treat a sleeping disorder. The team says Napoli will have the procedure next month. Napoli suffers from sleep apnea. The disorder occurs when someone briefly stops breathing during sleep. It can disrupt sleep, leading to fatigue. The surgery involves repositioning the jaws and sometimes the tongue to keep...
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October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli to have surgery to correct sleep apnea

Plenty of big leaguers will have surgeries this off season to fix the little things that ail them. Happens every year. Mike Napoli is one of those guys. But here’s the thing, the Boston Red Sox first baseman has been dealing with finger, toe and back issues, but that’s not what he’s getting checked out. Dude is having, wait for it, facial reconstruction surgery. Yup, you read...
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October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Say it ain't so... major reconstructive surgery for Mike Napoli

Will this face be back in 2015?Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer Mike Napoli had a tough year in 2014.He battled injuries to his finger, back and toe this season.Along with this it was reported that he had been battling sleep apnea almost his whole career.Napoli wrote in a text to WEEI.com, "I've tried numerous things and none of them worked. Dental mouth piece, CPAP...
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October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston's Mike Napoli To Undergo Surgery For Sleep Apnea

The Red Sox slugger Mike Napoli has decided to undergo surgery to help his sleep apnea that has bothered him throughout his career. 
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October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox’s Mike Napoli To Undergo Surgery To Alleviate Sleep Disorder

Mike Napoli’s one rather obscure ailment is the one he’ll undergo a procedure for this offseason. Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington revealed after the season that Napoli has been dealing with sleep apnea. Napoli told WEEI.com’s Rob Bradford this week he’ll undergo bimaxillary advancement surgery to help alleviate the sleep disorder. “I’ve been dealing with...
Via NESN.com
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli To Undergo Sleep Apnea Surgery

(Getty Images)Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli will have surgery to alleviate a sleep apnea condition he has dealt with his whole career. The procedure will happen in early November allowing him to recover in time for Spring Training. Napoli texted the following, "I've been dealing with sleep apnea for a long time, my whole career, I've tried numerous things and none...
Via FenwayNation
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox First Base Outlook: Mike Napoli’s Health A Key Factor In 2015

First base was a hot topic for the Boston Red Sox the last two offseasons. This year is much different. Mike Napoli was a free agent following the Red Sox’s 2013 World Series win, forcing Boston to make an important decision. The organization lacked internal options, so it was fairly obvious the Sox would need to sign a free agent. Napoli represented the best option and eventually...
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October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox to help Napoli with sleep apnea issues

Napoli has struggled this season, nagging injuries haven't helpedSource: http://blogs.denverpost.comBrian Hines (@BringLesterBack)Contributing WriterIt was a rough season for the Red Sox and their fans. After winning the World Series they now sit at the bottom of their division. Somebody who didn't contribute as much as he did last year was Mike Napoli. Nap suffered an...
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September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox 2015 Infield Preview

The Boston Red Sox ended a disappointing season, just one year removed from a World Series title, in last place in the AL East. Offensive production was a big issue for the Red Sox, and they will need solid production from the infield after totally retooling the outfield. Next year, we could see very interesting changes and tough decisions will have to be made this offseason. Let’s...
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September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

A Grade Of C For The Sox Infield

Mike DavisContributing WriterThe Boston Red Sox infield has not been solid at all this season due to struggling offense and injuries.  Dustin Pedroia had a hand injury and could not put up the numbers that he is capable of.  He could not play for the last month of the season and that really hurt the Red Sox infield because they had no solid production. Mike Napoli hurt his finger...
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September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Injury Update: Clay Buchholz, Mike Napoli, Will Middlebrooks

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Clay Buchholz will undergo minor surgery on his right knee, reports Alex Speier of WEEI.com. Pete Abraham of TheBoston Globe adds that first basemen Mike Napoli will receive treatment for sleep apnea, while third basemen Will Middlebrooks will not play winter ball in an attempt to get healthy, according to Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe:Buchholz...
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September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Nap is that you?

Brian Hines (@BringLesterBack)Contributing WriterThe 2013 World Series Champion Red Sox bonded through many things, one being facial hair. Players like Jonny Gomes and Mike Napoli led the way throughout the season and the playoffs with their superb beards.A friendly beard tug by Mike Napoli after a home run by GomesPhotograph: Jamie Squire/Getty ImagesMike Napoli had the idea in...
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September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli, Brock Holt Likely Done For Red Sox’s Season With Injuries

BOSTON — Mike Napoli and Brock Holt are unlikely to play again this season, according to Red Sox manager John Farrell. Napoli has been banged up all year with several ailments, including a finger injury that sent him to the disabled list at the end of May. Holt has been sidelined since Sept. 5 due to a concussion he suffered during a collision in Toronto at the end of August. The...
Via NESN.com
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli Shaves His Beard (Photo)

Let’s keep it real. Mike Napoli shaved for Derek Jeter because he’ll be in town this weekend and this is how he’s saying farewell.  Mixed emotions in regards to Mike Napoli’s shaving… Perhaps he should’ve kept a light beard? He sort of looks like Joba Chamberlain, before he has this Sons of Anarchy beard.  [NIS] The post Mike Napoli Shaves His Beard (Photo) appeared...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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