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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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2 days ago  |  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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4 days ago  |  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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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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6 days ago  |  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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12 days ago  |  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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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez is now a Hall of Famer

AP Photo/ Stephan SavoiaConor Frederick (@C_Frederick1016)Contributing WriterPedro Martinez can now add being a Hall of Famer to his resume, alongside breaking an 86 year old curse and many other things. A first-ballot Hall of Famer, no less. He got in with 91.1% of the vote this year, alongside Randy "The Big Unit" Johnson (who had the highest percentage of votes at 97%), John Smoltz...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Red Sox Resolutions

2015 Opening Day is just around the corner. Here's ourNew Year's Resolutions for the Red Sox.(Photo courtesy Getty Images)Ben WhiteheadContributing writerHappy New Year to all of Red Sox Nation! Welcome to 2015 and welcome to a clean slate!This time of year, gyms are packed with folks who made resolutions, aiming to get into shape and start a healthy lifestyle. Most resolutions,...
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Future of the PawSox remains a mystery

AP File Photo / Steven SenneEric D. Schabell Contributing Writer It was reported back in November of 2015 that the PawSox were up for sale.Since that news broke there has been nothing but deafening silence.Reports were that part of Red Sox ownership group was in on the deal, but nothing has slipped out of the Fenway offices yet.Then the Providence Journal decided to knock on the...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Rusney Castillo ready for the big leagues?

Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY SportsEric D. Schabell Contributing Writer Rusney Castillo is ready for some holidays after joining the Red Sox at the end of the 2014 season where he played 10 games for them before being told he would spend the winter trying to accumulate 200 at-bats.Having just signed a seven year deal for $72.5 million he was more than ready to put in the work to ensure...
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December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

BREAKING: Red Sox solve Will Middlebrooks dilema

(AP)Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer It looks like the Red Sox have finally found a use for Will Middlebrooks, as a trade chip for a back up catcher.Since the Pablo Sandoval signing there were questions as to what to do with Middlebrooks who has been hampered by a lack of power, has problems staying healthy and was refused to head to winter ball when the Red Sox asked.Rob Bradford...
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December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

7 questions you always wanted to ask a Red Sox knuckleball pitcher

Steven Wright (#65)Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer This is a bit of a different story than you usually encounter here, one that came together a bit by chance, a bit by luck and due to the willingness of an athlete to impart knowledge on an inquisitive fan.This story is about Steven Wright, the only knuckleball pitcher since Tim Wakefield to break into the Red Sox rotation.We...
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December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox bring back Justin Masterson

According to NESN, the Red Sox have brought back pitcher Justin Masterson on a one-year deal worth $9 million.  Masterson, who was with the team from 2008-09, is coming off a disappointing season with the St. Louis Cardinals and Cleveland Indians in which he went 7-9 with an ERA of 5.88. Masterson is the 3rd pitcher acquired by the Sox since last night, joining Wade Miley and...
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December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking News - Sox get Porcello from Tigers for Cespedes

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterSo it ultimately comes down to this -The Red Sox traded Jon Lester for Rick Porcello.Photo courtesy Associated PressMultiple sources this morning are reporting that the Red Sox have traded outfielder Yoenis Cespedes to the Detroit Tigers for right-handed starting pitcher Rick Porcello.Porcello, still only 25 years old (he turns 26 at the end of...
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December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

BREAKING: Red Sox acquire Wade Miley for De La Rosa, Webster, and a minor leaguer

Ian Vescera (@Ian_Vescera)Contributing Writer According to Ken Rosenthal, the Red Sox have an agreement in place with the Diamondbacks to acquire Wade Miley for Allen Webster, Rubby De La Rosa, and a minor leaguer (not named yet). Miley had a subpar year last season as he went 8-12 with a 4.34 ERA and 183 strikeouts. In 2012 and 2013, Miley had much better seasons. He had a 16-11...
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December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

With Jon Lester off the market, What do the Red Sox do now?

Photo courtesy of CBS BostonRyan MacLeod (RyanMacLeod15)Contributing WriterFor the second time in the past twelve months the Boston Red Sox low balled Jon Lester when it came to contract negotiations, this time leading to him choosing to play for the Chicago Cubs for the next six years. With Lester off the free agent market, and the Red Sox pitching rotation looking extremely weak...
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December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

One last goodbye to Lester

Brian Hines (@BringLesterBack)Contributing WriterSource: http://picsbox.bizAs Jon Lester has made his million dollar decision, sadly he did not pick to return with the Boston Red Sox. Instead he decided to sign with Theo and the Cubs. He made the biggest decision of his life. One that not only impacted him, but his wife and two children. Over your seasons with Boston we fell in...
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December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs sign Jon Lester

Jon Lester, Cubs agree on six-year, $155M deal, sources tell Yahoo Sports. Red Sox are runners-up. Their final bid: six for $135M.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 10, 2014The San Francisco Giants were willing to go seven years, somewhere in the neighborhood of $168 million for Jon Lester. He took less money.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 10, 2014Lester to Cubs. #Redsox...
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December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Lester update

Brian Hines (@BringLesterBack)Contributing WriterWhat the heck is going on with Jon Lester? Thats the big question right now as almost all of free agency depends on him. A decision will be made sooner rather than later for Lester. But where do we stand currently? Let's take a quick look.With the news that the LA Dodgers are out of the Lester hunt, we are down to three teams. The...
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December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Jon Lester's decision is looming

Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty ImagesRyan MacLeod (RyanMacLeod15)Contributing WriterIt appears that the Jon Lester saga is coming to an end. Earlier today Buster Olney first reported that "Lester talks nearing the finish line, sources say. Choice will be made no earlier than tonight, no later than tomorrow." on twitter.Early in the evening there was a flurry of rumors that spread...
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December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Lavarnway claimed by the Dodgers

Ian Vescera (@Ian_Vescera)Contributing Writer Ryan Lavarnway's tenure with the Boston Red Sox has come to a close. The Los Angeles Dodgers claimed Lavarnway after he was put on waivers to clear a roster spot for Pablo Sandoval. Lavarnway, once a promised prospect, never lived up to the hype. He was never able to hit for power with the Sox, a tool many thought was his greatest asset...
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December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking: Andrew Miller to the Yankees

Ian Vescera (@Ian_Vescera)Contributing Writer Scratch one name off of the Red Sox wish list this off-season. Former Red Sox reliever, Andrew Miller, signed a 4 year $36 million deal with the New York Yankees today.The club announced the move earlier today. Miller is coming off of a career year. In 73 games, Miller pitched 62.1 innings, had an astonishing 2.02 ERA, and had 103 strikeouts...
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December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

I'd Rather be on the GREEN MONSTAH t-shirts

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December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Baseball Panda t-shirts

Boston Baseball Panda t-shirt (U.S. shipping)Choose a sizeYouth Medium $18.99 USDYouth Large $18.99 USDAdult Small $18.99 USDAdult Medium $18.99 USDAdult Large $18.99 USDAdult XL $18.99 USDAdult 2XL $20.99 USD***Boston Baseball Panda t-shirt (International shipping)Choose a sizeYouth Medium $18.99 USDYouth Large $18.99 USDAdult Small $18.99 USDAdult Medium $18.99 USDAdult Large ...
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December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

A side of Mike Napoli you never knew

(Photo courtesy of Warner family)Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer There is always a personal side to our Red Sox players, but we often are not given the chance to appreciate what they do off the field with their fame and fortune.This is a more lasting and human side that results from their contributions on the field.Red Sox players have always been helping with local children...
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December 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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