Projecting the Red Sox 2016 Depth Chart

Jackie Bradley Jr. (right) and Xander Bogaerts (left) are two of the Red Sox cornerstone players heading into 2016.   Here’s a quick look at how the Boston Red Sox depth chart is shaping up. Pitchers have been omitted, but will be coming in a later article. Each position is given a status of “No Brainer,” “Likely,”  or Toss-Up.” “No Brainer” means it is given...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Reevaluating the Red Sox lineup

Much of the attention given to the Red Sox this offseason has focused on the pitching staff, and for good reason. The team spent nearly a quarter billion dollars to lure David Price to Boston and made two big trades to help upgrade a bullpen lacking in quality. On the other hand, hardly any ink has been spilled on the club’s offense this winter, and judging by the Red Sox’s...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Roster Recap: Ryan Hanigan Came as Advertised

Welcome to BP Boston’s Roster Recap series! We continue to break down every player on Boston’s 40-man roster and many of the top prospects in order to provide a comprehensive overview of the roster’s strengths and weaknesses, as well as what we can expect moving forward. There’s no better time than the offseason to review the best (there was some best!) and worst (there was...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Red Sox Will Middlebrooks Non-Tendered By Padres, Becomes Free Agent

Will Middlebrooks lasted only one season with the San Diego Padres. Middlebrooks, who was traded to San Diego by the Boston Red Sox last offseason in exchange for catcher Ryan Hanigan, was non-tendered by the Padres on Wednesday. The 27-year-old slugger now is a free agent. Middlebrooks, a fifth-round draft pick in 2007, burst onto the major league scene in 2012, hitting .288 with...
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December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Brock Holt, Ryan Hanigan Back In Red Sox’s Lineup Vs. Rays In Series Finale

The Red Sox’s bats are in need of a wake-up call as Boston tries to salvage a series split against the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday. They will have to do so without the services of third baseman Pablo Sandoval, who has pneumonia. That means Brock Holt will get the start at third and bat seventh. Left-hander Wade Miley will toe the rubber for the Red Sox. Miley has pitched well...
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September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Eduardo Rodriguez Starts For Red Sox As They Go For Sweep Of Phillies

The Boston Red Sox can sweep their final interleague series of the season when they host the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday afternoon at Fenway Park. Boston has made only one change to the lineup that beat Philadelphia 9-2 on Saturday. Ryan Hanigan will start at catcher and bat seventh. He replaces Blake Swihart, who went 2 for 4 on Saturday. Eduardo Rodriguez will take the mound...
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September 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Jackie Bradley Jr. Explains Decision Making Behind Fifth-Inning Blunder (Video)

The Boston Red Sox were primed to cushion their lead in the fifth inning of Tuesday’s 5-4 loss to the Chicago White Sox. With the score tied at two,  Jackie Bradley Jr. on first and Ryan Hanigan standing just 90 feet away on third with two outs, Bradley was caught stealing on a 1-0 count with Mookie Betts at the plate. Whether it proved costly we’ll never know (Betts could have...
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August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals drop series opener to Red Sox 4-1

BOSTON -- Ryan Hanigan drove in two runs and scored another on Jackie Bradley Jr.'s triple to help the Boston Red Sox beat Kansas City 4-1 Thursday night, ending the Royals' five-game winning streak. Wade Miley (10-9) left in the eighth inning, allowing just one run. The Red Sox are 5-2 under bench coach Torey Lovullo, who took over last week when manager John Farrell announced that...
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August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval Back In Red Sox’s Lineup After ‘Hot’ Couple Of Days (Video)

Boston Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval’s conditioning has come up as an issue after he left Wednesday’s 9-2 loss to the Chicago White Sox due to dehydration. Sandoval attempted to score from first on a Ryan Hanigan single, but he was thrown out at the plate. A few innings later he left the game. Sandoval is back in the lineup for Thursday’s game against the White Sox and...
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July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Wrap: Sloppiness Abounds As Boston Falls To White Sox 10-8

BOSTON — Let’s file Monday night’s Boston Red Sox-Chicago White Sox game away and never speak of it again. The White Sox emerged victorious by a final score of 10-8 at Fenway Park after an ordeal of a game that took nearly four hours to complete. GAME IN A WORD Gross. Monday’s contest was one of the uglier games in an all-around ugly season for the Red Sox. The two starting...
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July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Catcher Ryan Hanigan Impressed By Brian Johnson’s MLB Debut (Video)

Brian Johnson’s debut with the Boston Red Sox did not start according to plan. The left-hander took the loss in his first major league start, tossing just 4 1/3 innings in an 8-3 loss against the Houston Astros. However, he did appear to settle down after a rocky start, as he sat the Astros down in order in the third and fourth innings. “I thought he did pretty well,” Red...
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July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Midseason Grades- Catchers And Infielders

Just like the starting rotation, the Red Sox infield has been a case of hit or miss. Some players are exceeding expectations, while others have fallen far, far short. RYAN HANIGAN- Grade: C+ Ryan Hanigan has looked solid since returning from the DL and has clearly provided value given Christian Vazquez‘s injury. His .237 average comes as expected, but his .376 OBP has helped him...
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July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Dining Playbook: Ryan Hanigan Dishes On His Favorite Foods

Ryan Hanigan isn’t exactly new to the New England food scene. The Boston Red Sox catcher grew up in Andover, Mass., just a short drive north of Fenway Park. Now that he’s back playing for the hometown team, Hanigan caught up with Billy Costa to reveal his favorite local eateries, as well as his go-to meals on the grill. Check it out in the video above. Thumbnail photo via Bob...
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July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: Porcello Strong Through Six in 6-3 Victory

Ryan Hanigan claimed he saw something Rick Porcello was doing wrong. Tonight, the starter went six innings striking out four. Was Hanigan right?
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July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: Ramirez 2-Run HR, Hanigan 3 Hits Push Sox Past Astros 5-4

Ryan Hanigan did work early in the game with 3 hits and 2 RBI and Hanley Ramirez did work late with a 7th inning 2-run blast and the Red Sox (39-45) took two of three from the AL-leading Houston Astros (48-36) with a 5-4 victory on Sunday. 
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July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Houston Astros Pull Off the Double Steal (including steal of home) Against the Boston Red Sox

One of the first things I learned playing little league was that when there were runners at the corners the guy at first could almost walk to second and complete the steal. If the catcher did try to make the throw to second the guy on third would score. So when I saw that the Houston Astros had pulled off a double steal (second and home) in the tenth inning I was a little surprised...
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July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Alejandro De Aza Trade Keeps Looking Better For Boston

This embed is invalid   " /> The Boston Red Sox are halfway through their regular-season slate. The Red Sox defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 12-6 in their 81st game of 2015 on Thursday night at Rogers Centre. It was an excellent bounce-back effort after Wednesday afternoon’s demoralizing loss. The Red Sox went 5-2 on their seven-game road trip against the Blue...
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July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Ryan Hanigan Has ‘Some Ideas’ To Fix Rick Porcello’s Woes With Red Sox

This embed is invalid" /> Rick Porcello won just two games in 11 starts while catcher Ryan Hanigan was sidelined with an injury. Both victories came over his first three outings in that span. The right-hander is winless since May 16. Thus, it’s safe to say Porcello might benefit as much as anyone in the Boston Red Sox’s rotation from having Hanigan’s...
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July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Pre-Game Notes: 07/02/2015

Ryan Hanigan will make his return to the lineup tonight against the Toronto Blue Jays and Brian Johnson made headlines today, but not for being called up to Boston.
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July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Ryan Hanigan Returns To Red Sox’s Lineup In Series Finale Vs. Blue Jays

This embed is invalid" /> Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell is wasting no time in deploying his returning catcher. Ryan Hanigan, who was activated from the 15-day disabled list before Thursday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre, immediately rejoined Boston’s starting lineup. The 34-year-old backstop is behind the plate and batting ninth...
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July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Going With Three Catchers In Ryan Hanigan’s Return From Injury

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Red Sox will keep three catchers on their active roster. For now. The Red Sox activated Ryan Hanigan from the 15-day disabled list before Thursday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. Boston optioned right-handed reliever Jonathan Aro to Triple-A Pawtucket to make room for the veteran backstop...
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July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Plan To Activate Ryan Hanigan As Soon As Catcher Is Eligible (Video)

Ryan Hanigan will be getting right back in the action once he returns from the disabled list. The Boston Red Sox catcher has been sidelined since May 1 after fracturing a finger on his throwing hand against the New York Yankees, but he’s eligible to come back Wednesday. And that’s exactly when the Red Sox want him to rejoin the team. “It sounded like originally they were going...
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June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Mailbag: What Should Boston Have Done Differently In Offseason?

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Red Sox still haven’t blown things up. While it was reasonable to wonder whether the Red Sox would make wholesale changes Monday if things continued to trend downward, if only because off days are a good time for self-reflection, Boston made a bit of a statement over the weekend by taking two of three from the...
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June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Blake Swihart Doing Just Fine Since Jumping Into Deep End With Red Sox

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Red Sox had no choice but to throw Blake Swihart directly into the deep end after both Christian Vazquez and Ryan Hanigan went down with injuries. The rookie catcher has kept his head above water from the start, but there’s now a little less splashing, a little less gasping for air and a little more ground being...
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May 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Red Sox Not Expected To Trade For Catcher In Near Future

The Boston Red Sox have had trouble keeping catchers healthy this season, but they reportedly are not looking to bolster their backstop stable any time soon. WEEI.com’s Rob Bradford reported Monday that, given the current trade market, the chances of the Red Sox swinging a deal for a proven catcher are slim. “While a veteran catcher would seem to fit the bill for the Red Sox...
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May 11, 2015  |  Discuss
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