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Introducing…The Big Papi Burger

With Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch his brothers set to open up a Wahlburgers just outside Fenway Park prior to this upcoming baseball, it makes all the sense in the world that they would get creative with their burger menu and cash in on their proximity to the home of the Boston Red Sox. Ladies and gentlemen…presenting “The Big Papi” burger. Did last night’s #Wahlburgers...
Via Hall of Very Good
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Clay Buchholz: Pitchers Under Pressure in 2015

As we head into Spring Training there are always questions when it comes to your favorite Major League Baseball team.  Today I want to begin to  take a look at some pitchers that are going to be under the microscope this spring because a lot of the their ball clubs fortunes will begin and end with their performance as we preview the 2015 MLB season. Some are going to be asked to...
Via Baseball News Source
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Panda Invites 'The Boston Shoveler' To Opener

After the worst blizzard since the epic 1978 maelstrom, somebody went to the iconic Boston Marathon finish line and shoveled it out. At first, nobody—not even the Boston Police—knew who carried out the noble gesture. Then, it was revealed that Chris Laudani—a bartender near the finish line—was The Boston Shoveler. The 25-year old Laudani has run the Marathon five times and...
Via FenwayNation
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hello, Daniel Nava; Goodbye, Drake Britton

I was pretty happy to see Daniel Nava re-up with the Sox. In a world full of professional athletes who seem to swill too often from the douchiness jug, Nava is a legitimate good guy — someone who seems to appreciate every opportunity he gets to slip on the uniform and take the field. Last year, when he was sent to the minors, he took it in stride, never whining or grandstanding...
Via Surviving Grady
18 hours 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...
Via RedSoxLife
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox sign Alexi Ogando to one-year deal

The Red Sox will take a flier on pitcher Alexi Ogando. Ogando, 31, pitched just 25 innings last season for the Rangers finishing with a 6.84 ERA and a 1.92 WHIP. The right hander had been holding out for a guaranteed contract and gets one from the Red Sox worth $1.5 million for the 2015 season. He can earn an additional $1.5 million in incentives. The Red Sox are could be targeting...
Via Tireball.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Predicting the 2015 Boston Red Sox Depth Chart

Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia (15) makes a diving catch against the Oakland Athletics during a game in 2013. Here’s a quick look at how the Boston Red sox depth chart is shaping up. Pitchers have been omitted, but will be coming in a later article. Each position is given a status of “No Brainer, Decent, or Toss-Up”. “No Brainer” means it is given or most...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Sign RHP Alexi Ogando

The Red Sox have signed former Texas Rangers right-hander Alexi Ogando to a one-year, $1.5MM major league deal pending a physical. 
Via CLNS Radio
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Willing To Part With Reliever Mujica

(Boston Herlad Photo)After making a flurry of recent bullpen moves, the Red Sox appear to be ready to jettison one reliever from 2014. According to FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal, Boston is making Edward Mujica (and his $4.75 million contract) available to teams via trade. Having recently added Alexi Ogando, Robbie Ross, Felipe Paulino, Edwin Escobar and Anthony Varvaro to the 'pen...
Via FenwayNation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli Ranked 8th Best MLB First Baseman

MLB Network has ranked Red Sox first-sacker Mike Napoli as the eighth-best first baseman in baseball. As the chart shows, Napoli finished just behind former Red Sox prospect Anthony Rizzo and just ahead of former Boston first baseman Adrian Gonzalez. The network ranked Detroit's Miguel Cabrera as the top player at the position, followed by Arizona's Paul Goldschmidt and White Sox...
Via FenwayNation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Daniel Nava ‘Grateful’ For Career: New Red Sox Contract ‘Means A Lot’

This embed is invalid" /> Daniel Nava started from the bottom. Now, he’s a millionaire. Nava avoided salary arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract with the Boston Red Sox reportedly worth $1.85 million. It represents the first seven-figure contract of Nava’s career, which is a big deal considering the Red Sox once purchased the outfielder...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

How to Value Cuban Rookies, Revisted: Castillo & Tomas

Last offseason I took a stab at predicting the statistical effect of a player that makes the transition from the Cuban Serie Nacional to Major League Baseball, specifically looking at what to expect from the then-newest Cuban-come ups, Jose Abreu and Alex Guerrero. You can read the whole article here, but the basics of what I did was I took the career stats from both Cuba and MLB...
Via Baseball Professor
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #88: Rusney Castillo | OF | BOS

There may not be a player I’m more interested in entering 2015 than Rusney Castillo. Part of it’s that I’m a Red Sox fan and I want to see the $72.5MM man likely responsible for booting Shane Victorino from town, or at the very least the starting lineup. Another part, and probably a larger part to be honest, is that the range of possible outcomes for Castillo is pretty staggering...
Via Baseball Professor
1 day ago  |  Discuss

How Much Playing Time Will Daniel Nava See?

On Thursday, the Boston Red Sox agreed to a one-year, $1.85 million deal with Daniel Nava to avoid arbitration. Nava, who debuted with the Red Sox in 2010, had a career year in 2013, but saw his numbers dip this past season. Nava gives the Red Sox versatility with the ability to play both corner outfield spots and first base, not to mention the fact that he is a switch-hitter. However...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval Reaches Out to the Boston Shoveler

If there’s any doubt as to whether or not Pablo Sandoval is going to be a fan favorite in Boston…your questions have been answered. First, some backstory. Earlier this week, after BeanTown was buried under more than two feet of snow(!), someone went out of their way Tuesday to clear off the finish line of the Boston Marathon. How cool is that? Answer…so cool the Boston Police...
Via Hall of Very Good
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nava And Red Sox Agree On One-Year Deal

Daniel Nava and the Red Sox avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.85 million contract. The 31-year old fan favorite will be part of an extremely competitive outfield mix—even of a few are traded off in the near future. Along with Nava, Hanley Ramirez, Rusney Castillo, Mookie Betts, Shane Victorino, Allen Craig, and Jackie Bradley, Jr. will all vie for playing time...
Via FenwayNation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox have busy Thursday

The Boston Red Sox were very busy Thursday, adding some decent-name talent while keeping some in-house talent happy. 
Via CLNS Radio
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Daniel Nava, Red Sox Agree To One-Year Contract Reportedly Worth $1.85M

Daniel Nava once again will get the chance to compete for a spot in the Boston Red Sox’s outfield. Nava and the Red Sox avoided salary arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, non-guaranteed contract Thursday. CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that Nava’s deal is worth $1.85 million, quite the far cry from the $1 Boston signed him for in 2008. The 31-year...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Christian Vazquez Has Look Of Leader Going Into Red Sox’s 2015 Season

This embed is invalid" /> Baseball never stops for Christian Vazquez. Vazquez again played winter ball in Puerto Rico this offseason despite cracking Boston’s major league roster in 2014. The 24-year-old catcher also texted former Red Sox captain Jason Varitek in an effort to better himself as both a catcher and a leader. “Of course, that’s important...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #90: Dustin Pedroia | 2B | BOS

2014 was a pretty rough year for Dustin Pedroia no matter which way you look at it. Hampered by a wrist injury all season, he ended up hitting just .278 with 7 HR and 6 SB – all career lows for the former four-time-All Star. He finished the year as only the 16th-best fantasy second baseman according to ESPN’s Player Rater, which is especially disappointing considering that he...
Via Baseball Professor
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Ways the Red Sox Can Market the Hell Out of the Pablo Sandoval Signing

Dear Red Sox Ownership: It’s me again. The guy with the puppet and the blog. You may have stopped reading my mail after my petition for a Julian Tavarez all-nude theme-ride on Lansdowne and Wes Chamberlain Cuddle Pillow Night, but I felt compelled to write you one more time. You see, I know that part of the reason you spent large cash on Pablo Sandoval was that in addition to...
Via Surviving Grady
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Where does Pedro Martinez rank among Boston Red Sox all time greats?

There was no surprise when former Boston Red Sox great Pedro Martinez received the call from Cooperstown last month as he was voted in as part of the newest class into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame. He announced recently that he will indeed be wearing the “B” for Boston on his cap and will be the thirteenth Red Sox player in the hall of fame to do so. So the question...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Wednesday Links: Young pitching still a strength for Red Sox despite trades

Photo credit: Kelly O’Connor Not many MLB clubs can say that they’ve traded three major league ready pitching prospects and their farm system is no worse off for it, but the Red Sox are one of those few teams. Following the most recent trade of former first round draft pick Anthony Ranaudo, Boston’s pile of discarded young pitchers was pushed to three (Rubby De La Rosa and...
Via Fire Brand AL
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Particular Upside of Robbie Ross

Toward the end of the day on Tuesday, the Boston Red Sox and Texas Rangers swapped Anthony Ranaudo and Robbie Ross. It doesn’t immediately seem like a trade of much consequence: Ranaudo’s a prospect with diminishing sheen, and Ross is coming off a pretty ugly experience as an attempted big-league starter. And, probably, it won’t […]
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox May Be Eyeing Korean First Baseman

Multiple reports out of The Republic Of Korea indicate that the Red Sox (and possibly the Oakland Athletics as well) are interested in signing 28-year old first baseman Park Byung-ho. Park is a two-time Korean Baseball Organization MVP—hitting 52 HRs in 2014. Park is eligible to be "posted" to MLB teams for 2015—and has signed with a a US agent. Boston may be looking down the...
Via FenwayNation
3 days ago  |  Discuss
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