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Dan Shaughnessy hypocritical in case of Ortiz and Hall of Fame

By Bill Foley (@Foles74)Contributing WriterMr. Doom and Gloom, Dan Shaughnessy, says he will not give his Hall of Fame vote to Boston icon David Ortiz. Suspicions of steroid use by the slugger will prevent the Boston Globe columnist from giving the greatest clutch hitter in Red Sox history a scratch when his name appears on the ballot in five years or so.  Shaughnessy made that...
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Recap - Sox Hold On To Keep Porcello Perfect At Fenway

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterThe Red Sox slammed three home runs, Rick Porcello pitched into the seventh inning and the Red Sox survived a near-implosion by the bullpen as they held on to beat the Twins 8-7 at Fenway Park.Photo courtesy of the Boston Red SoxHanley Ramirez, Dustin Pedroia and Travis Shaw each went deep for Boston, part of a ten-hit attack. Xander Bogaerts...
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Recap - Price Disappointing Again In Sox Loss

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterA late rally by the Minnesota Twins pushed them to an 11-9 win over the Red Sox at Fenway Park.Minnesota took advantage of a wind-blown triple in the first inning to take a 1-0 lead. Boston tied the score in the bottom of the inning on a David Ortiz sacrifice fly only to see the Twins add three more in the top of the second inning.Photo courtesy of...
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#PapiMoment - First Opportunity

Brian HinesContributing WriterWhen David Ortiz signed with the Red Sox in 2003, he joined a crowded roster. Playing time was not guaranteed. He was constantly fighting for playing time and an opportunity to impress came on April 27th. Leading off the 14th inning he belted a solo home run to give the Red Sox a lead against the Angels. It was the first of many times he would come through...
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Recap - Red Sox Offense AWOL In Loss To Twins

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterKyle Gibson held the Red Sox to just two hits over eight innings as Boston fell to the Twins 2-1 at Fenway Park on Friday night.Eduardo Rodriguez went 5.1 innings in the loss giving up both Minnesota runs on six hits and a walk while striking out eight. Mookie Betts (pictured), who left the game in the fifth inning with right knee soreness, gave...
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Recap - Red Sox Survive A Buchholz Appearance

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterOK...so the Clay Buchholz reference is a cheap shot, but in all honesty he's done it to himself with his performance this season.Photo courtesy of the Boston Red SoxSteven Wright (pictured) went eight strong innings (he was perfect through the first 4.1 innings) and the offense pounded out seventeen hits including three home runs as the Red Sox beat...
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These Next 11 Games for the Red Sox Provide a Huge Opportunity

(July 19, 2016 - Source: Adam Glanzman/Getty Images North America)Evan MarinofskyContributing WriterIn their last 10, the Red Sox are 8-2 and have regained their perch atop the AL East thanks in large part to Hanley Ramirez's home runs to every part of Fenway, Matt Barnes' cool as a cucumber-type performance last night, and just a whole lot of offense in their last 10 games.As we...
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Recap - Hanley's Bat Helps Bail Out Red Sox

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterHanley Ramirez slammed three - THREE!!! - two-run homers as the Red Sox held off the Giants 11-7 at Fenway Park on Wednesday night.Photo courtesy of the Boston Red SoxDrew Pomeranz (pictured) made his Red Sox debut with three shutout innings...followed by a fourth inning in which he couldn't get anyone out.Ramirez and Travis Shaw each homered in...
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Rick Porcello slams MLB Drug Policy

Boston Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello yesterday let his feelings be known about the MLB drug testing program this weekend in New York.  To summarize, he flatly does not believe Major League Baseball has done enough to eradicate drugs from the game. Although MLB has seemingly improved exponentially from its steroid era which occurred in the not-too-recent past, suspensions are...
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Koji strains a pec, so what's next?

Jennifer WarnerContributing WriterPhoto courtesy of Boston.comThere may be things in this world that you can't count on, but there are a great deal of things that you can. You can count on the sun setting and rising everyday, the tides ebbing and flowing, birds flying south for the winter, and the Red Sox having pitching woes. Yes, it seems that the curse Buchholz has placed on...
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Recap - Holt, Papi Go Deep In Red Sox Win

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterThe Red Sox managed just four hits but two of them were home runs as they beat the San Francisco Giants 4-0 at Tuesday night at Fenway Park.Photo courtesy of the Boston Red SoxRick Porcello (pictured) went 6.1 innings to earn his team-leading twelfth win of the year. He shut down the Giants on just four hits while striking out three and walking a...
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#PapiMoment - The Signing

Brian HinesContributing WriterAs we all sadly know, David Ortiz's final moments are winding down in Boston. The 40 year old slugger is calling it quits after this season, even though he may be leading the MVP race. Over the course of the remaining season, I will be looking back at some of Big Papi's greatest moments in a Red Sox uniform. On the first #PapiMoment's, we look back to...
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Red Sox might have something special

Brian HinesContributing WriterKopech hit 105 MPH with his fastball in his last startPhoto courtesy of http://omnifeed.com/The answer to the Red Sox starting rotation problems might be in Salem. The Red Sox 2nd best pitching prospect and 5th overall prospect, Michael Kopech has been pitching lights out in Single A+ ball.The 20 year old made headlines across the country when he hit...
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Buchholz banished to no man's land

(Photo: AP)Eric D. Schabell Contributing WriterIf you were watching the game last night, you would have seen a few very sad sights last night and we are not talking about what was happening on the field.It all took place on ESPN's coverage of the Red Sox bullpen in Yankee Stadium.First off, they panned over the guys sitting there chatting and laughing. The bullpen consists of Tommy...
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Recap - Offense Lets Price Down Again

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterThe Red Sox could manage only one run in support of David Price as they fell to the Yankees 3-1 in their series finale Sunday night in the Bronx.Photo courtesy of Getty ImagesThe loss snapped a six-game Boston winning streak and prevented the Red Sox from gaining ground on first-place Baltimore in the American League East.Dustin Pedroia (pictured...
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Presidential write-in candidate 2016: @sandyleon41

Ian Vescera (@Ian_Vescera)Contributing WriterThe official campaign posterHillary Clinton? Nope. Donald Trump? I'll pass. Sandy Leon for president? YOU BETTER BELIVE IT!!!Qualifications: Leon is a natural leader and actually gets it done (something most politicians can't say about themselves). This season, he has 2 homers, 13 RBI, and 11 doubles to go along with an outstanding slash...
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Recap - Rodriguez Dominant in Red Sox Win

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterEduardo Rodriguez delivered his best outing of the season and Sandy Leon continued to stay hot as the Red Sox beat the Yankees 5-2 in the Bronx on Saturday afternoon.Photo courtesy of the Boston Red Sox Rodriguez (pictured), making his first start since being recalled from AAA Pawtucket, went seven innings and held New York to just one run on four...
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Recap - Wright & Red Sox Long Balls Beat Yankees

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterThe Red Sox hit three home runs off Michael Pineda and received six strong innings from Steven Wright to beat the Yankees 5-3 in the opening game of their three-game weekend set at Yankee Stadium.Ryan Hanigan put Boston on the board first with a solo home run in the top of the third inning, his first long ball of the year.Photo courtesy of the Boston...
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What the Red Sox get in Drew Pomeranz

Brian HinesContributing WriterDave Dombrowski struck again last night, but this time he struck rather largely. He acquired 27 year All Star Pitcher Drew Pomeranz from the Padres for 18 year old Anderson Espinoza, the Red Sox best pitching prospect and whom Baseball America rated the 15th best prospect and fourth best pitching prospect.Dombrowski dealt the Red Sox best pitching prospect...
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Ortiz's Retirement Draws a lot of Similarities to Seinfeld

texags.comEvan MarinofskyContributing WriterAfter watching all of the All-Star festivities this week, I've come to an easy, yet difficult conclusion to come to terms with: David Ortiz retiring is almost the exact same thing as how the sitcom Seinfeld ended.Out in San Diego, it seemed as though every question asked centered around whether or not Ortiz would retire. Even though he...
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Red Sox acquire Drew Pomeranz

Ian Vescera (@Ian_Vescera)Contributing Writer(Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Earlier tonight, the Boston Red Sox acquired the 27 year old All-Star starter Drew Pomeranz from the San Diego Padres. In exchange, the Padres will receive the Red Sox top pitching prospect, 18 year old Anderson Espinoza. The deal is a straight up one for one trade.Drew Pomeranz is currently in the...
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David Ortiz plays GM during All Star Game

Brian Hines Contributing Writer As almost everyone knows, David Ortiz is playing in his last season in the MLB. Last night, he took part in his tenth and final All Star Game. Ortiz is off to one of his best starts of his career batting .332 with 22 home runs and 72 RBIs. Numbers so good that it makes you think he could return for yet another season. But Ortiz always shrugs that...
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Bradley, Betts and Bogaerts: The 21st Century Boston Killer B’s

There's a 21st-century group of baseball Killer B’s in Boston that consist of two outfielders and a shortstop who are lumped together thanks to the alliteration resonant in their last names, overflowing offensive statistics and exceptional talent. This troika will be the cornerstone for the Boston Red Sox for years to come.Right fielder Mookie Betts, center fielder Jackie Bradley...
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Moncada wins Futures Game MVP; Guess who the Last Red Sox was to do That?

(July 9, 2016 - Source: Harry How/Getty Images North America)Evan MarinofskyContributing WriterLast night, Yoan Moncada took home the honor of Futures Game MVP after going 2-for-5 with a home run and 2 RBI.All of us Red Sox fans are foaming at the mouth to see Moncada play in the big-leagues and winning MVP last night only aided in the bubbles spewing down on to our chins just to...
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Recap - Price Delivers As Red Sox Sweep

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterThe Red Sox offense provided three first-inning runs, and David Price supplied eight shutout innings as Boston beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-0 on Sunday afternoon at Fenway Park.Photo courtesy of the Boston Red SoxXander Bogaerts' sacrifice fly scored Mookie Betts, and David Ortiz's 22nd home run of the season drove in Dustin Pedroia in the bottom...
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