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Should the PawSox move to Providence?

Ian Vescera (@Ian_Vescera)Contributing Writer The PawSox have been in the news recently as the team has been sold to an ownership group including Larry Lucchino and James Skeffington among other investors. The new ownership group is planning to relocate the team to Providence for the 2017 season. They are looking to build a new waterfront stadium that would also have a view of the...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Red Sox reach deal with CUban prospect Yoan Moncada

Aslam Ibrahim Castellon Maure Conor Frederick (@C_Frederick1016)Contributing WriterAdd Yoan Moncada to the Red Sox list of Cuban imports. According to NESN, the Sox have landed the Cuban prospect in a deal worth $30 million. He's a switch hitter, and played mostly 2nd base in Cuba, but reportedly can also play 3rd base and outfield according to NESN. Moncada's talent is apparent...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

6 breakout candidates to watch

Gene J. Puskar/Associated PresConor Frederick (@C_Frederick1016)Contributing WriterSo, in case you missed it, the Red Sox have reported to Spring Training, which means the start of baseball season is right around the corner. I don't know about anyone else, but the thought of baseball is getting me amped up. With that said, here are 6 players who could break out, according to Bleacher...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston: King of Sports (Green St. Paddy's Day edition) t-shirts

Click image to view larger sizeWhen your city keeps on winning championships, you're allowed to brag a little. Here's the perfect shirt for St. Paddy's Day (and the other 364 days of the year) to show off your Boston championship pride. Shirts will ship on March 1st. Regular Price: $19.99For the rest of February, pick up the shirts for $17.99Boston: King of Sports (Green St. Paddy...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Triple-A PawSox sold but future unknown

Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer There was discussion around the possible sale of Triple-A Pawtucket, the PawSox, with interest linked to the Red Sox ownership team as we reported in January.Well now it's not a mystery anymore.It was sold to a group that will include the Boston Red Sox as a minority stakeholder is complete, according to Alex Speier of The Boston Globe.The Red...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

X-man needs to cometh

(photo by: Matt West)Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer With Spring Training kicking off in Fort Myers, you can see it in him physically and mentally.Xander Bogaerts is not a rookie anymore.The time for beginners mistakes, the time for lack of offense, the time for too many fielding errors and the time when those excuses will carry any weight are a thing of the past.He is a 22...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Importance of a Good Vazquez

The 2015 season starts today, and all eyes should be on Christian Vazquez (right), as his start could determine Blake Swihart's (left) future with Boston.Photo courtesy of NESN.com With pitchers and catchers set to report to Fort Myers this morning, everyone's eyes should be on the most important man on the Red Sox roster. No, it's not a new masher like Hanley Ramirez or Pablo Sandoval...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Hanley or Pablo: which hitter gains the most from Fenway?

Ian Vescera (@Ian_Vescera)Contributing Writer Fenway has always been known as a hitters' park. This was a major factor for both Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval as they were looking for a new team this winter. Ramirez and Sandoval exchange pitcher friendly home ballparks for a hitter's heaven. A 37'2" wall out in left field only 310 feet away, a corner out in right only 302 feet...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Clay Buchholz the Red Sox ace?

Red Sox ace for 2015?Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer The Red Sox lost their number one starter when Jon Lester left.Their off season acquisitions have all been to fill in the three to five spots in the rotation at best.Are they betting on Clay Buchholz to step up and become the ace of the rotation?That is a lot to ask of a starter that has yet to pitch over 190 innings or make...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Hamels open to anchoring Sox rotation?

Ben WhiteheadContributing writerCould Cole Hamels finally don a Red Sox uniform? It seems as each day passes, that scenario becomes more likely.Hamels made his feelings known that he's not exactly content with the Phillies current situation. In an interview with Bob Nightengale of USA Today, Hamels said,"I want to go to a place where I can win again ...I know it’s not going to...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Another Red Sox icon joins the Cubs.

Jorge CamargoContributing WriterAfter annoucning his retirement in last October, Ex-Red Sox first baseman Kevin Youkilis is reportedly joining Theo Epstein at the Cubs front office. Youkilis, also known as "The Greek God of Walks" thanks to his ability to get on base, was a key player for the Red Sox when Epstein was the General Manager. Kevin Youkilis is joining the Cubs as a special...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Panda's weight be a problem?

Photo from Steve Silga, boston.comPablo Sandoval is overweight. Them's the brakes. It's gotten to a point where Sandoval said back in November that he has a personal trainer that he'll stay with until he retires. He checks in at 240 pounds, according to Over the Monster, and that's being generous. But how much of a problem will it be? Not much, Over the Monster says:Remember, when...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

5 sleepers to watch at Red Sox Spring Training

Red Sox Spring Training starting in Fort MyersEric D. Schabell Contributing Writer With Spring Training to kick off this week in Fort Myers and most of the team already on the field raring to go, we wanted to bring you some interesting players to watch and why.Some of these players have been on the Major League roster for some time, a few are occasional filling as needed and some...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

AL East preview: Who wins the division?

AP Photo/The Boston Globe, Wendy MaedaPitchers and catchers report on Friday, which means the start of baseball season is right around the corner. With that said, it's time to start thinking about how the AL East will shape up in 2015. Without further ado, here is how I see the AL East shaping up:1.) Boston Red Sox - 95-672.) Baltimore Orioles - 2 GB*3.) Tampa Bay Rays - 7 GB 4....
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Masterson comes full circle to Red Sox

(March 8, 2009 - Source: J. Meric/Getty Images North America)Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer It started in Indiana, where he was born in 1985, brought up right, a good person, at 6'5" and 250 pounds he was good enough to be considered as a right-handed pitching prospect.He entered professional baseball as a top minor league prospect in the Red Sox organization in 2006, first...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

A line could mark the end of Jackie Bradley Jr

(Photo by Rob Bradford)Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer Last month we took a look at some of the options for the 2015 Red Sox outfield, but if you looked closely a single important name was left out.Jackie Bradley Jr.The single most effective center fielder we have seen play defense in Fenway form some time, making us all forget that the previous free agent who left that spot...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Give your love something Sox-y this Valentine's Day

Jennifer WarnerContributing WriterWell, well, well, look who is back in town...your's truly! I have missed all of you, my lovelies, at Red Sox Nation over this off season, but my return should make you happy for one particular reason...the 2015 Red Sox season is upon us! Hooray!  Now, let's all forget that 2014 happened and think happy thoughts for 2015.Being the resident lady...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli trolls Richard Sherman on Twitter

Via Make Napoli's Twitter accountRichard Sherman - U mad, bro? Probably, since the Patriots beat his team by 4 to win the Super Bowl on Sunday. After Doug Baldwin scored, the cameras caught Sherman flashing 24, most likely in reference to Darrelle Revis, who got beat on the play, and the image has since gone viral. The best use? Mike Napoli used the image to troll Richard "U mad...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox sign Alexi Ogando; DFA Drake Britton

Ian Vescera (@Ian_Vescera)Contributing Writer Yesterday, the Red Sox signed free agent reliever Alexi Ogando to a one year deal and officially announced the signing via the tweet seen below. Per USA Today reports, the deal is worth $1.5 million and could be worth up to $3 million with incentives. Ogando has been both a starter and a reliever in his career and flourished in both roles...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Breaking: Anthony Ranaudo traded to Texas for Robbie Ross

Ian Vescera (@Ian_Vescera)Contributing Writer While most people in New England had an off day front work and school, the Red Sox front office did not. The Sox struck a deal earlier this evening sending pitching prospect Anthony Ranaudo to the Texas Rangers for left handed reliever Robbie Ross Jr. The Sox announced the move via Twitter as seen in the tweet below. #RedSox today acquired...
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January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Winter Weekend 2015

 Ledyard, CT- The Boston Red Sox held their first ever Winter Weekend at Foxwoods Casino yesterday, and the event brought five thousand fans eager for the 2015 season to begin. While the event held a Friday night Town Hall meeting to kick off the festivities, and a hitting clinic on Sunday for kids, most of the fun came all day Saturday where fans were treated to over 30 current...
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January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Is "The Laser Show" about to end or a new chapter will be written?

Jorge CamargoContributing WriterPedroia is being helped by his teammates after being hit by a Rays payer. August 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)The 2014 season ended earlier for the second baseman due to a season-ending surgery. Pedroia had been dealing with a left hand injury since April 4 during a game against the Milwaukee Brewer, but injury issues began since Opening Day...
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January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

An amazing collection of Red Sox history

Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer This is not the normal story you will find here but it is worth telling.Again, and again, and again.This nice lady showed up to an antique road show with something that has been in the family forever.Nothing like it has been seen on the show and the presenter becomes emotional at the end.The biggest and best collection ever, with Spalding included...
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January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox outfielders taking nothing for granted

Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer We all have heard that the Red Sox outfield is loaded with potential suitors for the three available spots at Fenway. There are some really good players in Hanley Ramirez, Rusney Castillo, Shane Victorino, Mookie Betts, Allen Craig, Brock Holt and Nava. (He and Holt represent the only two left-handed bats in the mix.)A lot of players, not a lot...
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January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Free agency fireworks end in fizzle for Craig Breslow

JARED WICKERHAM/GETTY IMAGESEric D. Schabell Contributing Writer "In terms of the process, it was exciting, it was unsettling," was how Craig Breslow described his free agency experience that ended yesterday when he signed back with the Red Sox.Not exactly the enthusiasm of a player scoring his big deal by going out into the open market.Free agency was not a choice he made, but one...
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January 08, 2015  |  Discuss
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