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RSL Poll: Jackie Bradley Jr. or Grady Sizemore?

After a relatively quiet offseason, the Red Sox do have one positional battle that will take place in Spring Training: Centerfield. With he-who-shall-not-be-named bolting Beantown for the Bronx, word is Jackie Bradley Jr. and the recently signed Grady Sizemore will compete for the starting job in center. Let the battle begin.JBJ looked like the real thing coming out of Spring Training...
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February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Middlebrooks generates interest from Miami

Photo from NESNConor Frederick (ConorJF1016)Contributing WriterWill Middlebrooks is still drawing interest from other teams, despite putting up some disappointing numbers in 2013, according to NESN. The Miami Marlins have apparently repeatedly asked about Middlebrooks, but a deal with the Marlins is unlikely unless the deal involves Giancarlo Stanton, which isn't likely as Stanton...
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February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

AL East Preview: Tampa Bay Rays

Will David Price and the Rays be able to celebrate a championship before he skips town?(Photo courtesy of Getty Images)Ben WhiteheadContributing WriterWe continue our look at each of Boston’s AL East opponents with the third part of the four-part AL East Preview series. We will break down their 2014 roster (to this point), project where they will finish in the standings and also...
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

4 Things to watch in Spring Training

Conor Frederick (@ConorJF1016)Contributing WriterFootball season is officially over now and the countdown to Spring Training is really on now (February 13th!). I hope you guys are as excited as I am! There are a lot of question marks surrounding the Red Sox right now, like who is going to be starting in center field, among others, and we'll start to get some answers in Spring Training...
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Dark Horses in Spring Training

Garin Cecchini - Courtesy of MLB.comConor Frederick (@ConorJF1016)Contributing WriterWith spring training drawing ever closer, we look at who could potentially be a dark horse candidate to make the opening day roster.Garin Cecchini, 3B: Cecchini split 2013 between the Salem Red Sox and the Portland Sea Dogs with a line of .322/.443/471 and 7 home runs in 129 games, according to the...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Why Stephen Drew is still unemployed, and why he'll most likely end up back on the Sox

Sam GalanisContributing WriterWith really no other viable shortstop options, it’s a little surprising to see that Stephen Drew is still unemployed. Defensively, he was instrumental in the Red Sox’s World Series victory. And with what is arguably one of the most difficult positions to play, if not the most, defense is everything.So why hasn’t Drew been scooped up?Jim Rogash...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Shopping Korean Talent

Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer The name is Suk-Min Yoon.Ever heard of this young man?Well the Red Sox have been names as a team with interest.The question is how much interest the Red Sox actually have as the primary source of the ongoing interest for the Red Sox is that Scott Boras keeps mentioning the Red Sox having interest in his clients.Scott Boras indicated the Red Sox...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Everyone has something to say about David Ortiz, including the man himself

Sam GalanisContributing WriterFor something that didn’t even need to be discussed in the first place, the talk surrounding David Ortiz’s contract has been completely blown out of proportion.After saying that it would be “time to move on” from the Red Sox if he wasn’t offered a long-term deal, Papi told WEEI’s Rob Bradford Wednesday that he actually only asked for a one...
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January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Jenny Dell done with Sox duties

Just days after announcing that popular announcer Jerry Remy would be returning to the Red Sox broadcasting booth, NESN confirmed on Thursday that Jenny Dell will no longer be the Red Sox sideline reporter.NESN spokesman Gary Roy told the Boston Herald, "NESN has an active search for a Red Sox sideline reporter. Jenny Dell, a multi-talented on-air personality, is anchoring ‘NESN...
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January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

No setbacks on Pedey's thumb surgey

Photo from USA Today SportsConor Frederick (@ConorJF1016)Contributing WriterAccording to CSNNE, Dustin Pedroia's thumb surgery had no setbacks and the thumb feels "great." Pedroia played most of last year with the thumb injury and had surgery for it in mid-November. The thumb caused his power numbers to dip (single digit home runs for the first time since 2007), but he still managed...
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January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

AL East Preview: Baltimore Orioles

Will the Orioles be flexing their muscle in 2014?(Photo courtesy of Icon SMI)Ben WhiteheadContributing WriterWe continue our look at each of Boston’s AL East opponents with our second part of the four-part AL East Preview series. We will break down their 2014 roster (to this point), project where they will finish in the standings and also how the Sox stack up against them.Yesterday...
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January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

RSL Poll: Should Jerry Remy come back?

With Jerry Remy announcing Monday that he would return to the Boston Red Sox broadcast booth this year, many fans and media seem torn over the decision. Remy has not worked a game since last August when his son Jared was charged with murdering his girlfriend Jennifer Martel, the mother of the couple's 5-year-old daughter. Jared Remy pleaded not guilty and is being held without bail...
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January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Is David Ortiz really worth it - the head vs. the heart

Scott Levesque (@innprov)* Send me all your love (or hate) by finding me on Twitter at @innprov.The last time we saw David Ortiz in a Red Sox uniform, at Fenway Park, he was hoisting the 2013 World Series MVP trophy firmly over his head. It was a well-deserved reminder that Ortiz had been the best player through the six-game series that ended abruptly on a crisp October night in...
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January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Gomes: Sox like "a frigging frat house"

Photo from NESNWhatever you believe about the role of chemistry in team sports, it's hard to deny that the Red Sox have it in boatloads. And Jonny Gomes embodies that - he was one of the leaders of the beard movement, and now he's gone to another level, saying the Red Sox clubhouse is like "a frat house," according to NESN.“Most guys, season ends, they go their separate ways,...
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January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

AL East Preview: Toronto Blue Jays

This sign was missing one key addition: "Blue Jays - Farrell = Boston Red Sox World Series Champions 2013"Ben WhiteheadContributing WriterRed Sox Life will take a look at each of Boston’s AL East opponents over the course of the next few days. We will break down their 2014 roster (to this point), project where they will finish in the standings and also how the Sox stack up against...
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January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Who's hitting first?

Ryan MacLeod (RyanMacleod15)Contributing WriterAs Spring Training rapidly approaches there are still quite a few questions that are surrounding this seasons Red Sox team. One of the biggest questions is at the top of the lineup, who will be hitting lead off for the team come Opening Day. This offseason the Red Sox lost one of the best lead off men in all of baseball to free agency...
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January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

RSL Poll: Who starts in left, Gomes or Nava?

Photo from NESNConor Frederick (@ConorJF1016)Contributing WriterBy and large, the Red Sox lineup is set, barring any other major moves in free agency. Left field is one of the few positions in the lineup that isn't set in stone, so to speak. Jonny Gomes and Daniel Nava will most likely be the guys competing for the starting job in spring training. That's the question we put to you...
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Emotional Jerry Remy says he'll return to booth

Photo from NESNConor Frederick (@ConorJF1016)Contributing WriterJerry Remy said he will return to the broadcast booth in an emotional interview with 5 news outlets, according to the Boston Herald. Jerry Remy's son was arrested for the murder of Jennifer Martel on August 15, and Jerry stepped out of the booth to deal with the unfortunate situation. Aside from announcing his return...
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Ortiz says he'll "move on" if he can't negotiate multiyear deal with Sox

Sam GalanisContributing WriterIt’s the same threat, but a different year.David Ortiz has, once again, stated that if the Red Sox don’t offer him a multiyear deal, then it’s “time to move on.”ESPNBoston.com’s Gordon Edes reported on the comments that the slugger made on Sunday night’s “Sports Final” on Boston’s CBS4. Ortiz has a year left on the two-year extension...
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Westmoreland, Tom Glavine highlight Boston Baseball Writer's Dinner

Conor Frederick (@ConorJF1016)Contributing Writer Before I start recapping the Boston Baseball Writer's dinner, a disclaimer - I have parents that are really nice to me, sometimes more than I deserve, and they were nice enough to pay for my ticket to the event. So, that's how I was able to get a ticket to the dinner, despite not having a full-time job, before you ask. That's out...
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January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox rank No. 2 in MLB.com prospect rankings

Xander Bogaerts is ranked the second-best prospect by MLB.com(Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports)Ben WhiteheadContributing WriterThursday evening, MLB.com unveiled its list of the Top 100 Prospects in the game and the reigning World Champs look to be set for years to come.The Boston Red Sox led MLB with the most players on the list with nine prospects. A few have already made their...
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January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Nasty Twist to Drew Saga

foto by USATSIEric D. Schabell Contributing Writer Here it comes again Red Sox Nation.Another indication that the Yankees have yet to hit the bottom of their purse yet.Jon Heyman from CBSSports sights the fact that now that the Yankees have blown through the luxury tax ceiling by signing Japanese free agent pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, they are free to pursue Stephen Drew. "Drew is one...
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January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

To beard, or not to beard?

Ben WhiteheadContributing WriterNo more bearded brothers. No more #GetBeard. That was so 2013. In 2014, the Boston Red Sox will look different. Quite literally. Jonny Gomes and David Ross have announced that the beards they grew throughout the 2013 season en route to the World Series title will be gone come Spring Training. David Ortiz and Shane Victorino have already shaved and...
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Jon Lester: "I want to be here till they rip this jersey off my back.”

Sam GalanisContributing WriterWith monster contracts becoming the norm and players leaving their longtime teams left and right (we’re talking to you, Robinson Cano and Jacoby Ellsbury), it’s refreshing to see that there’s still such a thing as team loyalty. ESPNBoston.com reported that during media availability at the Boston Baseball Writers' Association of America awards dinner...
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Northeastern University hosts trio of Red Sox guests

Ryan MacLeod (Ryanmacleod15)Contributing WriterOn Wednesday night the Red Sox hosted their 6th annual "town hall" meeting, just a few weeks before pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training. Here NESN taped a show hosted by Tom Caron, where he had discussions with GM Ben Cherrington, Manager John Farrell and outfielder Jonny Gomes. The event included questions from Caron, members...
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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