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Burned By Scorching Hot Sportz Takes

How long before all teams use the Bill Belichick/Patriots method of dealing with the media? The day is coming, I’m telling you. Yes, there are those in sports who enjoy using the media and cozying up to them to get fawning coverage, whether they actually deserve it or not. There are many more, I believe, who would rather just not deal with them at all. Each time a player or team...
Via Boston Sports Media Watch
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Koji Uehara Takes Sizable Step Forward In Injury Battle

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Red Sox really want that Chairman’s Cup, apparently. OK, the annual award given to the winner of the spring training series between the Red Sox and Minnesota Twins probably wasn’t on Boston’s mind as Thursday’s Grapefruit League game progressed at JetBlue Park. But the Red Sox still pulled out a dramatic...
Via NESN.com
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Shane Victorino Fires Back At Mookie Betts-For-Cole Hamels Assumptions

This embed is invalid" /> Shane Victorino cut quite the promo for WrestleMania season. Victorino on Thursday refuted the assumption he would like the Boston Red Sox to trade fellow outfielder Mookie Betts in exchange for Philadephia Phillies ace Cole Hamels. The Flyin’ Hawaiian did so in emphatic fashion, calling for the radio hosts who made the...
Via NESN.com
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Shane Victorino rips radio hosts for twisting Hamels trade talk

By Steve DelVecchioBoston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino is not pleased with a pair of radio hosts who attacked his character for seemingly no reason on Wednesday.In a recent article from Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Daily News, Victorino was asked about the prospect of reuniting with his former Phillies teammate Cole Hamels. The Red Sox have been linked to Hamels through...
Via Fox Sports
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Shane Victorino rips radio hosts for twisting Hamels trade talk

Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino is not pleased with a pair of radio hosts who attacked his character for seemingly no reason on Wednesday. In a recent article from Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Daily News, Victorino was asked about the prospect of reuniting with his former Phillies teammate Cole Hamels. The Red Sox...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Are Victorino Comments Worthy Of Firestorm?

(Getty Images)Ladies and gentleman, we finally have our first Spring Training controversy. Talk radio is going bananas today over comments made yesterday by Shane Victorino to a Philadelphia newspaper. Basically, Victorino said he would love to have Cole Hamels in Carmine Hose—essentially no matter what the price. That last part is the rub—construed by some as throwing outfield...
Via FenwayNation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Castillo’s Hot Spring Start Raises More Questions for Sox’ Outfield

With a $72 million contract, a .333 batting average in his first 10 career major league games, and a hot start to his first trip to Spring Training, it’s hard to argue that Boston’s Rusney Castillo doesn’t deserve a starting role. For the 27-year old Cuban, this may not be a reality. $88 million dollar man Hanley Ramirez came to Boston in the off-season with a starting spot...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Shane Victorino gives up switch-hitting

Shane Victorino is finished with switch-hitting.Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell broke the news before Saturday’s spring-training game against the Pittsburgh Pirates that Victorino will bat only from the right side this season. The decision is as much about reducing the risk of injury as it is about performance, after the outfielder felt some discomfort while hitting left...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Shane Victorino gives up switch-hitting

Shane Victorino is finished with switch-hitting. Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell broke the news before Saturday’s spring-training game against the Pittsburgh Pirates that Victorino will bat only from the right side. It’s as much about reducing the risk of injury as it is about performance, after the outfielder felt some discomfort while hitting left-handed this spring. ...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Red Sox Have too Many Outfielders, Again

It’s the end of March and the Red Sox are repeating a similar story: too many outfielders. It was an issue last spring and it was again a problem towards the end of the 2014 season. For the third time in a calendar year we have to wonder what’s going on inside Fenway Park. Only a year ago Boston was trying to find a way for Grady Sizemore to fit into the starting roster. Now...
Via The Sports Post
5 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s Happening in Boston’s Outfield?

With spring training at about the halfway point, one of the biggest remaining questions in Major League Baseball is the situation in the Boston Red Sox outfield. The Red Sox have an insane amount of depth in their outfield with four true starters, a defensive wiz, a former Cardinals’ stud, a journeyman success story, and Boston’s new favorite Swiss Army knife. So the question...
Via Baseball Professor
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Castillo, Ramirez, Betts, and Victorino Battle for Red Sox Starting Job

Rusney Castillo #38 of the Boston Red Sox rounds the bases after hitting a home run against Shawn Kelley #27 of the New York Yankees in the seventh inning at Fenway Park on September 26, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) The Boston Red Sox have a major problem going into this season, and it’s not pitching.  The Red Sox have 4 potential starters...
Via The Sports Journal
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Shane Victorino: Mookie Betts ‘Ahead Of The Curve,’ Poised For ‘Greatness’

What do ya know? Another Mookie Betts testimonial. Betts, who continues to draw rave reviews at Red Sox spring training, received another ringing endorsement from one of his competitors for playing time in Boston’s crowded outfield. According to Shane Victorino, Betts has the tools, the makeup and the drive to be something special. “He’s willing to learn to get to that point...
Via NESN.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Victorino Back In Line-Up For Sox; Leading Off

Shane Victorino, sidelined for a few days by 'general soreness', is back at the top of the Red Sox lineup today. The Carmine Hose (who have won four in a row) take on the 1-3 Tampa Bay Rays at jetBlue Park in Fort Myers at 1:05 PM. As usual, there is no television coverage of the game on NESN—after all, Red Sox fans would much rather watch re-runs of foreign soccer matches. Right?
Via FenwayNation
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Shane Victorino Out Of Boston Red Sox Lineup With ‘General Soreness’

This embed is invalid" /> Shane Victorino had been a full-go at Boston Red Sox spring training. Until Saturday. Victorino was held out of the Red Sox’s split-squad lineups with what manager John Farrell described as “general soreness.” The injury is not related to Victorino’s surgically repaired back, according to Farrell, and isn’t considered...
Via NESN.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

'General Soreness' Enters Red Sox Battlefield

General SorenessSome think George Patton was the most feared general ever—others say William Tecumseh Sherman. But when it comes to baseball, General Soreness is—hands down—the scariest man on the field. He reared his ugly head this morning, as Shane Victorino is being held out of games due to 'general soreness'. Victorino's issues are leg-related—and not connected to the...
Via FenwayNation
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Shane Victorino Plays With Stuffed Panda At Red Sox Photo Day (Video)

The Flyin’ Hawaiian provided a free shoulder ride down in Fort Myers. The Boston Red Sox had their team photo day Sunday and Shane Victorino used the occasion to cut loose. The veteran outfielder was spotted playing around with a stuffed panda, which he called “Pablo” in an obvious reference to teammate Pablo Sandoval (aka Kung Fu Panda). Pitcher Joe Kelly said this week that...
Via NESN.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Trade Victorino? Not So Fast.

(Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images) In is Sunday Baseball column, Nick Cafardo wrote: “Don’t buy that Shane Victorino will be Boston’s right fielder on Opening Day. If he’s healthy, he will draw interest and be traded.” Cafardo went on to say that John Farrell’s statement that Victorino will start in right was done mostly to increase his trade value. Before...
Via Fenway West
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Shane Victorino’s Switch-Hitting Days With Boston Red Sox Aren’t Over

This embed is invalid" /> FORT MYERS, Fla. — Shane Victorino is ready to flip the switch. Victorino, who abandoned switch-hitting toward the end of the Boston Red Sox’s 2013 season in favor of batting mostly right-handed, took some left-handed swings during batting practice Thursday at JetBlue Park. The outfielder expects to resume switch-hitting...
Via NESN.com
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Victorino Likely To Return To Switch-Hitting

(AP Photo)Nothing is official yet, but all the tea leaves suggest that Shane Victorino will return to switch-hitting during the 2015 season. The Flyin' Hawaiian gave up hitting left-handed due to injury during the 2013 World Series Championship season. His back surgery-shortened 2014 did not involve any left-handed hitting either. Today, he took a bunch of hacks from the port-side...
Via FenwayNation
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Manager John Farrell Names Shane Victorino Starting Right Fielder “If Healthy”

While speaking to members of the media at Spring Training Today, John Farrell firmly backed Shane Victorino as the team’s starting right fielder, if he is healthy: If Shane Victorino is fully capable and fully healthy, he’s our right fielder. I mean that’s pretty simple. There were many questions going into Spring Training as to whether or not Victorino would be healthy by...
Via Baseball Essential
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Farrell Designates Victorino As Sox Starting RF

(Getty Images)In a bit of a surprise, Red Sox manager John Farrell today basically handed the starting right field job to Shane Victorino. This, despite talk all Winter that Mookie Betts had to be in the line-up—with right-field the only logical possibility. Rusney Castillo is set as the starting center-fielder and Hanley Ramirez is certainly not going to be bumped from left-field...
Via FenwayNation
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Shane Victorino Has Inside Track On Red Sox’s Starting Right Field Job

This embed is invalid" /> FORT MYERS, Fla. — Shane Victorino holds the keys. While Rusney Castillo and Mookie Betts figure to compete for significant roles in the Red Sox’s crowded outfield, manager John Farrell indicated Friday that Shane Victorino has the inside track on Boston’s starting right field job. “If Shane Victorino is fully capable...
Via NESN.com
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Shane Victorino: ‘I’ve Never Been More Motivated, More Determined’

If Shane Victorino’s job is in jeopardy, nobody told Shane Victorino. The Boston Red Sox right fielder told WEEI’s Rob Bradford in For Myers, Fla., that he’s never been more confident in himself going into Spring Training. In fact his arrival in the Sunshine State on Wednesday is the earliest he’s showed up to camp in his 11-year MLB career. ...
Via NESN.com
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Shane Victorino apparently texting pics of his abs to Red Sox manager John Farrell

Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino suffered through an injury-plagued 2013 campaign that saw him play in only 30 games and ultimately had season-ending back surgery on Aug. 5. But he’s clearly motivated to show the team that he will be ready and raring to go come Spring Training, by texting pics of his presumably...Read More The post Shane Victorino apparently texting pics...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss
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