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State of the Sox 2014, Part 4: The Infield

The GuruContributing Writer(Photo David Mellor)This is the fourth installment of a six-part series focusing on the 2014 Red Sox Pitching and Offense.While there will be a brand new, shiny World Series banner flying above Fenway Park this season, the 2014 Boston Red Sox will have some holes to fill through the starting nine. Gone are Jacoby Ellsbury, Jarrod Saltalamacchia and, most...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

State of the Sox 2014, Part 3: Closing Time

Koji Uehara had a near-mythic season as closer in 2013 whenAndrew Bailey and Joel Hanrahan both succumbed to season-ending injures (David J. Phillip/AP photo)Jan-Christian SorensenContributing WriterThis is the third of a six-part series focusing on the 2014 Red Sox Pitching (starters, relievers, closers) and Offence (infield, outfield, catchers/bench).The 2013 Red Sox definitively...
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February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

BREAKING: Dempster won't play in 2014

Jim Rogash/Getty ImagesConor Frederick (@ConorJF1016)Contributing WriterPitcher Ryan Dempster has announced that he will skip the 2014 season because he does not feel he is up to it and he expressed a desire to spend more time with his kids, according to MLB insider Ken Rosenthal.BREAKING: Ryan Dempster will not pitch for #RedSox in 2014 due to physical reasons and his desire to...
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February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Last Arbitration Case Closed

 (AP)Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer Yesterday the last open case on the Red Sox docket was closed.Andrew Miller, the dominating left handed reliever has been signed for the 2014 campaign at a reported $1.9 million and thereby avoided an arbitration case.When they started negotiations this offseason, Miller was asking for $2.15 million and the Red Sox countered with $1.55 million...
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February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Jake Peavy suffers injury to pitching hand

(AP Photo)The Red Sox have six starters for five spots headed into spring training. Many have thought the Sox should have traded one of them away, but as the old saying goes: You can never have enough pitching. Friday, Sox starter Jake Peavy suffered a minor injury the day before pitchers and catchers are due to report. ESPN's Gordon Edes reported that Peavy left “with tape wrapped...
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Spring Training Through the Twitterverse, Week 1 - Pitchers and Catchers report #SoxSpring

Every week, we'll be scouring the Twitterverse and bringing you the sights and sounds of Fort Myers, Florida, also known as Fenway South. Here's the first installment - enjoy!“@RedSox: The sweet sound of baseball #SoxSpring https://t.co/J2ImeRwPQh” greatest sounds in the world— Lydia Parker (@LydiaParker123) February 14, 2014A beautiful start to Friday @FenwaySouth #SoxSpring...
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February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

A-Rod Signs with the Red Sox- ESPN's The Deal

In 2003, with Boston just weeks removed from the collapse in the ALCS to New York (thanks Aaron Boone), Red Sox front office has a brilliant idea to trade Manny Ramirez, Jon Lester and Nomar Garciaparra for baseball's best player, Alex Rodriguez. Not only did A-Rod have a squeaky clean image, but he could hit for power and play great defense at short stop. This was the deal that...
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February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnny Damon open to managing big league ball club

Ben WhiteheadContributing WriterJohnny Damon turned 40 in November, but doesn’t have any intentions of leaving the game of baseball. Although he’s not likely to be picked up by a team to roam the outfield, Damon has his sights set on changing roles in the clubhouse.Despite not having played for a Major League team since August 2012, Damon told the Tampa Bay Times this week that...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

State Of The Sox 2014, Part 2: Bullpen

Righthander Brandon Workman was a key mid-season call-up forthe Red Sox bullpen in 2013 (photo Boston Globe)Jan-Christian Sorensen Contributing WriterThis is the second of a six-part series focusing on the 2014 Red Sox Pitching (starters, relievers, closers) and Offence (infield, outfield, catchers/bench).Once again, there’s reason to be bullish on the bullpen situation as spring...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

5 Reasons Jon Lester will be in the mix for the Cy Young

Jamie Squire/Getty ImagesConor Frederick (@ConorJF1016)Contributing WriterJon Lester finished last year strong, to say the least. After the All Star break, he was 7-2 with a 2.57 ERA and 74 strikeouts to 22 walks in 87.2 innings, according to ESPN. That, coupled with his postseason performances, has set him up nicely to be the ace of the staff this year. But, more than that, he's...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

JBJ: "You can’t replace a Jacoby Ellsbury"

Sam GalanisContributing WriterWith Jacoby Ellsbury off in enemy territory, there’s a big hole in center field and in the lineup. Because those are some big shoes to fill, it’s hard not to think of the next Sox centerfielder as his replacement. But if that man is Jackie Bradley, Jr. come opening day, then Bradley doesn’t see it that way.“You can’t replace a Jacoby Ellsbury...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Watanabe Flashy Start to Spring Training

Shizuo Kambayashi/Associated PressEric D. Schabell Contributing Writer Shunsuke Watanabe, for those not familiar, is the reliever from Japan signed in the offseason to a Minor League deal with an invite to Minor League Spring Training.Over on WEEI Sports, Rob Brandford reported that he showed up day one at the field sporting such flashy clothes that he was, "...visible from across...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter to retire; Final game will be at Fenway

(DGA Productions)New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter announced Wednesday that the 2014 season will be his last.Here comes another endlessly nauseating Yankee farewell tour.The Yankees captain made the announcement via his Facebook page (apparently he couldn’t log into his MySpace account)“I’ve experienced so many defining moments in my career,” the statement said. “Winning...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

(PHOTO) Jonny Gomes shaves off beard, looks like Charles Manson

(Jim Davis/Boston Globe)Another member of the bearded Bunyan's of the Boston Red Sox has lost their fuzzy facial force.Jonny Gomes' beard is no longer with us. R.I.P.Gomes gave his mane a trim on Monday, then finished the job on Wednesday earning a $10,000 donation from the Norelco company to the Travis Roy Foundation which helps spinal cord injury survivors.However, the new look...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

A Little Overseas Fan in Everyone

Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer It has been awhile since the Overseas Fan was able to report back to you on the latest around the Boston Red Sox from that unique perspective of being a foreign resident of the Red Sox Nation.With the offseason about to end we have Spring Training slowly getting started down in sunny Fort Myers.Not much news there yet.Our travels have taken us...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

State Of The Sox 2014: Starting Rotation

Jon Lester is coming off a 2013 season in which the lefty led the team instarts, quality starts and strikeouts. (AP photo Chris O'Meara)Jan-Christian SorensenContributing WriterThis is the first of a six-part series of articles focusing on the 2014 Red Sox Pitching and Offence.The more things change, the more they stay the same.That might be the best brush with which to paint the...
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February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

(VIDEO) Jonny Gomes shaves beard

Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes looks ready for spring training, but the beard still looks like it's been holed up in a Montana shack most of the winter. This week, Gomes decided it was time for a trim. Follow The Guru on Twitter @TheGuruGS More musings from The Guru.
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February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Hallelujah, He's Healthy

(USATSI)Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer Can it be?Well from the horses mouth, Clay Buchholz says he is healthy and ready to go.Down at Fort Myers, Florida at Spring Training he took the time to provide a long interview to the press pool. He talked through how he feels great, no worries at all.We hope so Mr. Buchholz, we hope so.At 29 years old, he has enough years in the Major...
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February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Truck Day in Pictures

Conor Frederick (@ConorJF1016)Contributing WriterSaturday was Truck Day, a glorious tradition in which fans can come and see the Red Sox equipment truck off at Fenway Park. It means Spring Training is around the corner and it's almost time for baseball season. Fans could come down and get their picture taken with the '04, '07, and '13 World Series Trophies from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Here...
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February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Ortiz squares off against Jeter in Face of MLB poll

Ryan MacLeod (RyanMacleod15)Contributing WriterReining World Series MVP, and fan favorite David Ortiz was given a first round bye in the Face of the MLB competition that is being run on twitter by the official MLB Network's twitter. Due to his first round bye, he was matched up against Derek Jeter in the second round. This is a match-up that should be seen in the finals, instead...
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February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

RSL Showdown: How many years are you willing to give Ortiz

Much has been made recently about David Ortiz and his wanting the Red Sox to extend his contract. Two writers at Red Sox Life, Conor Frederick and Ben Whitehead, debate not whether to extend him, but for how long. Conor takes the side of sticking with a one-year extension, providing Ortiz incentives and the Red Sox flexibility. Ben would love nothing more than to see Ortiz play in...
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February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox switching uniforms

Photo from Yahoo SportsConor Frederick (@ConorJF1016)Contributing WriterAccording to Yahoo Sports, the Red Sox are switching their uniforms and going back to red letters with blue trim on their away jerseys (see: left, below). They switched to blue-on-gray back in 2009, part of a back-and-forth that has been going on since 1938, according to Yahoo Sports. These uniforms will be similar...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

RSL Poll: Should the Sox bring back Stephen Drew?

As spring training draws near, Stephen Drew is still a shortstop without a team.While Drew was one of the better offensive shortstops in the league last season (slashing .253/.333/.443 line in 124 games with 13 homers and 67 RBI), is a solid defender and a good clubhouse guy, it seems the Sox are ready to move on with rookie Xander Bogaerts at short and Will Middlebrooks at third...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Can Sizemore Bring a Bit of Crazy

(WEEI.com photo)Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer What can we expect?From a player that has not played on a regular basis since 2009.Think about that, four whole seasons where he has not participated for any real length of time at the Major League level.Rob Bradford over at WEEI.com was unable to find a player in the past that had missed that kind of time due to injuries and come...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Jonny Gomes being Jonny Gomes: Tattoo Edition

Scott Levesque (@innprov)* Send me all your love (or hate) by finding me on Twitter at @innprov.Apparently, Jonny Gomes decided it was time to get a little something to commemorate his 2013 World Series run with the Red Sox. You know, something subtle and tasteful...Gomes it is pic.twitter.com/3xdV8NP9GG— Mike Napoli (@MikeNapoli25) February 7, 2014 How sick is this?! pic.twitter...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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