Winter Wonderland! It's the 2nd Annual Red Sox Winter Weekend at Foxwoods Casino

When tickets were released for the 2nd annual Red Sox Winter Weekend, I balked at the price. $60 a person is a lot of money for a guy with a young family. But as I looked over the list of attendees, I felt like I couldn't pass up the opportunity to see Wade Boggs, Roger Clemens, Pedro Martinez, Dustin Pedroia and Xander Bogaerts all under one roof! So I packed up on a Friday night...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

‘The Colorful Montreal Expos’ dives into dearly departed team

The latest installment of MLB Network Presents covers a topic that many baseball fans have been clamoring for quite a bit – the Montreal Expos. This hour-long documentary isn’t a thorough, deep dive into the franchise’s history, but does provide some background into the franchise’s beginnings and the highlights of its short-lived life. Connecting different generations...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

An Alternative Hall of Fame Rating System, Part II: Pitchers

Read Part I here. The last few Hall of Fame elections have seen quite a few pitchers gain induction. In 2014, Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux were elected, and in 2013, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz, and Randy Johnson went in. Prior to 2013, only one full-time starting pitcher had gained election this century: Bert Blyleven in 2011, and he had to wait until his 14th year on the ballot...
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January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Hall of Fame voting is better, but still silly: While We’re Waiting…

Last year was a gigantic year for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. For the first time in 60 years (!), four players (Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz, and Craig Biggio) crossed the 75 percent threshold needed for election. Yes, I was still very angry about that whole Paul Hoynes “I forgot to vote” column. But all in all, it was a very successful year for...
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January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Top Five Red Sox Moments Of 2015: Big Papi, Pedro Featured (Videos)

Pedro Martinez and David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox Let’s be clear: 2015 wasn’t the best year for the Boston Red Sox. They finished six games under .500 (78-84) and in last place in the American League East for the third time in four seasons — not exactly the type of bounce-back campaign Red Sox Nation expected after Boston shelled out nearly $200 million to Pablo Sandoval...
December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Agent: Johnny Cueto 'really wanted to go to Red Sox'

It turns out Johnny Cueto dreamed of pitching at Fenway Park. The free agent starter has yet to sign with a club, but according to Peter Gammons, Cueto was hoping the Boston Red Sox would snag him. “Johnny really wanted to go to the Red Sox,” Cueto’s agent Bryce Dixon said Friday, per Gammons. “His idol is Pedro Martinez. He wanted to be with him. When he threw the shutout...
December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez: David Price ‘Going To Get Even Better’ With Red Sox

Pedro Martinez expects big things from David Price. Price, who signed a seven-year, $217 million contract with the Boston Red Sox last week, is a proven major leaguer, having already earned five All-Star selections and an American League Cy Young award. It doesn’t mean Price is done improving, though, as Martinez thinks the 30-year-old ace could take things to another level with...
December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez Not Caught Off Guard By David Ortiz’s Retirement

Boston Red Sox fans knew the day would come soon, but it still came as a shock to some when David Ortiz announced he’d retire after the 2016 season Wednesday. One of his closest friends, however, wasn’t surprised at all. Former Red Sox ace Pedro Martinez was at a charity event in Boston on Wednesday night, and he talked about the next chapter in Ortiz’s life. For Martinez,...
November 19, 2015  |  Discuss

JABO: Jacob deGrom Goes Full Pedro

On Friday night, we witnessed a matchup of starting pitchers in the Dodgers vs. Mets series that only comes along a few times every generation. Clayton Kershaw — in the middle of a career that is already alongside some of the great starting pitchers in history — went head to head versus Jacob deGrom, a leading National League Cy Young Award candidate and ace of the Mets staff...
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October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Jacob deGrom looked a lot like Pedro Martinez on Friday

On Friday night, we witnessed a matchup of starting pitchers in the Dodgers vs. Mets series that only comes along a few times every generation. Clayton Kershaw -- in the middle of a career that is already alongside some of the great starting pitchers in history -- went head-to-head against Jacob deGrom, a leading National League Cy Young Award candidate and ace of the Mets staff...
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October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

David Ortiz recalls how Pedro Martinez revived his career

David Ortiz has had an unlikely path to greatness. It’s easy to remember all of his success in Boston – the World Series rings, launching hundreds of home runs – but at one time, his career was on life support. As outlined in a piece by Ortiz in the Players Tribune, following his release from the Minnesota Twins in 2002, his baseball trajectory was going downward, until an...
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September 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Edgar Martinez on Hitting

To say Edgar Martinez knows hitting would be to state the obvious. The Seattle Mariners legend slashed .312/.418/.515 between 1987 and 2004, and he won a pair of batting titles along the way. He ranks 21st all-time in OBP and is 44th all-time in adjusted OPS. Martinez is now entrusted with getting the most out of Mariners hitters. The should-be Hall-of-Famer took over as the team’s...
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September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Top six Cy Young candidates

The Cy Young race is heating up as the MLB playoff chase comes down to the wire. Both the National League and American League feature three stars who could very well win the coveted award. The 2015 MLB regular season has arguably seen the best and most consistent pitching in recent years, but who will win the prestigious Cy Young award? National League Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles...
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September 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez, Patriots Among Those Congratulating David Ortiz On Twitter

History was made at Tropicana Field on Saturday. Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz joined the 500-home run club with a pair of homers off Tampa Bay Rays left-hander Matt Moore. Former teammates were among those who congratulated Big Papi on Twitter for his momentous achievement. Congrats to one of the best teammates that I have ever played with on hitting #500!!!...
September 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez defends Matt Harvey against Mets

  Matt Harvey found a friend in the media to defend him in his spat with the Mets over an innings limit, and it was none other than Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez. Martinez, who pitched for the Mets from 2005-2008 but struggled with injuries during his time with the team, weighed in on the matter via Twitter Tuesday. The Mets have to monitor how many stressful innings Harvey...
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September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Olde Sox: Bill Lee, The Spaceman, Cometh (and Goeth)

The Red Sox have, of course, had their fair share of splashy personalities manning the field. Whether it’s David Ortiz recently, or guys like Pedro Martinez or Luis Tiant in the team’s past, the Sox have never had a shortage of players who were as dynamic off the field as they were in Fenway. Occasionally, there comes a player whose personality eclipses their on-field output...
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September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Flashback: Pedro Martinez joins 3,000-strikeout club

Where do you begin when mentioning Pedro Martinez's accomplishments? Three Cy Young awards, five ERA crowns, three strikeout titles, eight All-Star appearances and 219 career wins are a few of the highlights. And on this date in 2007, Martinez collected his 3,000th career strikeout. Pitching for the New York Mets, Martinez fanned Cincinnati Reds right-hander Aaron Harang to reach...
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September 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Rick Porcello Ties A Pedro Martinez Red Sox Record In Loss To Yankees (Video)

Rick Porcello had one heck of a night against the New York Yankees on Tuesday, striking out a career-high 13 batters. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to earn a win, as the Boston Red Sox took the 3-1 loss at Fenway Park. Despite the loss, Porcello’s performance was one for the record books. Porcello's 13 strikeouts tonight match most by a Red Sox against the Yankees in a game...
September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez supports the Rays moving to Montreal

Talk of the Tampa Bay Rays moving to Montreal have been hot and cold for years now.One supporter of the cause is a former Montreal Expos pitcher - and also a Hall of Famer.Pedro Martinez tweeted out his opinion on the Rays often-rumored move:For now, all is quiet on the stadium-talk front, but that usually changes during the offseason.With the Toronto Blue Jays reviving baseball...
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August 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Prospect Draws Pedro Martinez Comparison From Pitching Coach

Anderson Espinoza signing with the Red Sox in July 2014 didn’t generate the same buzz that later came with Boston signing fellow international free agents Rusney Castillo and Yoan Moncada. But it’s time for casual fans to start taking notice. Espinoza doesn’t turn 18 until March, yet he’s been lights out in his first season in the Red Sox system. The Venezuelan right-hander...
August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Was Mike Fiers cheating during his no-hitter?

By Matthew Kory When you think pitching and greatness it’s unlikely you think of Mike Fiers. Well Friday, Mike Fiers threw a no-hitter against the Los Angeles Dodgers, so in your face. Of course, I’m kidding. No-hitters are fluke events by nature, and though the game’s greats have thrown them, so have many of the game’s not-so-greats. For example, the list of pitchers who...
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August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Eduardo Rodriguez Salutes Red Sox Legend Pedro Martinez On Glove (Photo)

This embed is invalid" /> Eduardo Rodriguez used his glove to pay tribute to Pedro Martinez. The Boston Red Sox’s official Twitter account tweeted the following photo shortly before Tuesday night’s game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Rodriguez wasn’t the starter for Boston’s series opener in the Bronx, but it’s still a cool salute to...
August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez: Remember Retired No. 45 As Symbol Of ‘Fun’ For Red Sox

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Pedro had a blast. He implores you to do the same. The Boston Red Sox retired Pedro Martinez’s No. 45 during a ceremony Tuesday night at Fenway Park, after which the Hall of Fame pitcher was asked what he’d like fans to think of when they look up and see his number stationed alongside the likes of Ted Williams, Carl Yastrzemski...
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

David Ortiz’s Selfie With Pedro Martinez Is Pretty Much Perfect (Photo)

David Ortiz did what every Boston Red Sox fan in attendance Tuesday night wanted to do when he got a selfie with the man of the hour. The Red Sox designated hitter played a key role in Pedro Martinez’s number retirement ceremony at Fenway Park. It was Ortiz who made the final call for Martinez’s No. 45 to be unveiled on the right field facade, a fitting tribute given the two...
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez’s Red Sox Number Retirement Rekindles ‘Pedro Day’ Fervor

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Certain sensations never completely evaporate. One struck chord is all it takes. It’s been more than 10 years since Pedro Martinez made his final start in a Boston Red Sox uniform, yet Tuesday — a day when the Hall of Fame pitcher’s No. 45 was retired by the organization at Fenway Park — had a familiar feel to it....
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss
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