Red Sox Notes: David Ortiz ‘Almost In Jamaica’ After Powerful Road Trip

The Boston Red Sox set out on their seven-game road trip Monday riding high. They’ll return home a week later with an eye toward 2015 as the Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline nears. The Red Sox, who began their road trip with a 14-1 beatdown of the Toronto Blue Jays, wrapped up their excursion Sunday with a 3-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. The middle...
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Boston Red Sox: The Jon Lester Conundrum

Brief confession: I hate the MLB Trading Deadline. I don’t mind it in theory, and if I was a casual fan with no team allegiance, it would be a blast to see how the league scrambles to make tiny adjustments (or huge-dynamite-blow-it-up moves) for a playoff push. I hate it like I hate rollercoasters. There fun in theory, but most of the time I just close my eyes, wait for that sinking...
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Jon Lester Unlikely To Sign Extension With New Team If Traded By Red Sox

Jon Lester’s stance isn’t changing. The left-hander wants to be with the Boston Red Sox in 2015. Lester, who said Friday that he’d be open to re-signing with Boston over the offseason even if the Red Sox traded him before Thursday’s Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline, reiterated the notion Sunday. Lester even took things a step further, telling
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Rays’ Chris Archer: David Ortiz ‘Feels Like He’s Bigger Than The Game’

Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz lost another fan within the Tampa Bay Rays’ starting rotation. Ortiz launched a three-run homer Sunday in the Red Sox’s 3-2 win over the Rays at Tropicana Field. The nine-time All-Star capped his blast with an emphatic bat flip and a slow trot around the bases, which drew the ire of Rays starter Chris Archer, who said he now understands why...
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Papi HR Delivers First Win At MostPulp, 3-2

(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)David Ortiz hit a three-tun HR that propelled the Red Sox to a 3-2 win—their first this year at Tampa's MostPulpDome. Allen Webster got his second career win, going 5 1/3 innings, giving up two earned runs. Andrew Miller—who may be wearing other laundry by week's end—pitched a clean seventh. Koji Uehara pitched the ninth inning for his 21st...
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Red Sox’s Andrew Miller Unfazed By ‘Impossible To Avoid’ Trade Rumors

Boston Red Sox reliever Andrew Miller is well-aware that rumors will continue to fly before Thursday’s Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline. The trade chatter simply isn’t a priority for the left-hander. Miller is drawing interest from other clubs, according to various reports, and could fetch the Red Sox a considerable return if Boston looks to deal the 29-year-old...
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Felix Doubront Open To Trade: ‘Hard To Be Happy’ In Red Sox’s Bullpen

Felix Doubront and the Boston Red Sox appear to be at a crossroads. Doubront, who has expressed displeasure with his current role several times, reiterated Sunday that he’s unhappy pitching out of the Red Sox’s bullpen. The left-hander even is open to a trade if it means becoming a starter again. “If something happens, it’s going to happen because it’s going to be the best...
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Red Sox Rumors: Lester, Miller, Drew Among Trade Chips

A five-game losing skid that was snapped by his club’s 3-2 win on Sunday at Tampa Bay finalized the mindset of Boston Red Sox General Manager Ben Cherington in the final days leading to Wednesday’s non-waiver trade deadline. On Saturday, the Red Sox made the first of several expected transactions when they traded veteran right-hander Jake Peavy to San Francisco for highly regarded...
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WATCH: Jackie Bradley Jr.’s catch at the wall

If the Boston Red Sox stay alive, one reason will be this running catch in deep center by Jackie Bradley Jr ( It was one of the key plays to the Red Sox’ 3-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. Your browser does not support iframes. The Red Sox lost the first two games of the series and were 10 1/2 games back in the division and 7 1/2 in the wild card. The Red Sox were leading...
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Jackie Bradley Jr. Makes Great Running Catch In Red Sox’s Win (Video)

Jackie Bradley Jr. making a great catch is pretty much a daily occurrence. Bradley robbed Evan Longoria of an extra-base hit Saturday in the sixth inning of the Boston Red Sox’s 3-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. The 24-year-old outfielder again showed tremendous range while tracking down a fly ball to deep left-center field. Bradley said after the game that playing...
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David Ortiz Flips Bat Like a Boss, Enjoys Every Second of It

The Red Sox do not appear destined to defend their World Series title, but at least David Ortiz is enjoying himself these days. Ortiz homered in Boston’s 3-2 win over the Rays on Sunday, prompting a bat flip of course. Granted the flip was not Puig-worthy but it had flavor, especially when combined with a hearty glare into his team’s dugout. This is the same man who does not...
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Boston Red Sox: Will Ben Cherington pull the trigger on Andrew Miller?

As it stands today, the Boston Red Sox have a 2.2 percent chance of making the playoffs. This much we know. What we don’t know yet is just how ready Ben Cherington is to move forward towards 2015 by opening up the hood and letting every other team in MLB take a look at what he’s got. Many players on this still veteran-heavy Red Sox team have gauged interest from several clubs...
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David Ortiz Crushes Three-Run Homer, Gives Awesome Bat Flip (Video)

Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz crushed a three-run homer in the third inning of Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays, his 25th blast of the 2014 season. Your browser does not support iframes. Before beginning his trip around the bases, Ortiz looked at his dugout and gave an epic bat flip. It’s the kind of swagger only Big Papi could display after a huge home run. Thanks...
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Red Sox reportedly pursuing Matt Kemp

After a move that sent Jake Peavy to the San Francisco Giants on Saturday afternoon, the Boston Red Sox are continuing to listen to more offers as the trade deadline approaches. The Sox acquired right handed pitcher Heath Hembree and lefty Edwin Escobar from the Giants. Hembree was the No.7 ranked prospect in the Giants’ minor league system while Escobar was their No. 2 prospect...
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WATCH: David Ortiz does epic bat flip, home run trot vs. Rays

Your browser does not support iframes. David Ortiz is a king of the long ball and master of the bat flip. The Boston Red Sox DH crushed a 3-run home run in the top of the third inning of Sunday’s game with the Tampa Bay Rays, and he pimped it hard core. Ortiz took the […]
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Reports: Red Sox Reliever Andrew Miller Drawing Interest On Trade Market

Trade speculation surrounding Boston Red Sox reliever Andrew Miller is gaining steam. The Red Sox are willing to move Miller, according to multiple reports. The Atlanta Braves and Pittsburgh Pirates reportedly are among the teams keeping tabs on the left-hander with Major League Baseball’s non-waiver trade deadline fast approaching. Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review...
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Red Sox And Empire Vie For Next Cuban Star

The battle was engaged on Saturday. The Red Sox sent five key people (including Vice President of Player Personnel Allard Baird) to watch Rusney Castillo's showcase in Miami, The Evil Ones sent four. The 5'9", 27-year old CF speedster put on quite a display—two of his HRs cleared the scoreboard in left field at Alex Rodriguez Park at the University of Miami. Another...
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David Ortiz Stunned By Fan Interference Call, Lack Of Challenge Vs. Rays

Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz came away from Saturday’s loss to the Tampa Bay Rays shaking his head. Ortiz couldn’t understand why the umpires called fan interference on his near home run in the first inning or why the Red Sox didn’t challenge a close play at second base in the fourth inning. The Red Sox’s frustrating night at Tropicana Field began in the first inning...
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Offensive Indifference Again; Red Sox Lose, 3-0

(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)Even the most pessimistic of us could not have foreseen that—after a 14-1 win on Monday—that the Red Sox might drop the next six games on this key road trip. And yet—after a 3-0 loss on Saturday night—that's exactly what the team faces on Sunday afternoon. John Lackey again pitched well enough to win—going seven innings and giving up just...
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Red Sox Rumors: Phillies' Cole Hamels would "love" to play for Boston

While the Boston Red Sox are not buying at this trade deadline, Philadelphia Phillies lefty Cole Hamels expressed interest in playing for the Red Sox. Boston is not playing well this season. After coming off of a World Series championship in 2013, the Red Sox are currently sitting 7.5 games behind the second Wild Card, and are 10.5 out of first in the American League East.It is...
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Red Sox Rumors: Mike Carp requests trade

The Boston Red Sox are in complete selling mode for the trade deadline, already dealing Jake Peavy to the San Francisco Giants. The Red Sox are ten games under .500, sitting at 47-57, and are 10 1/2 games out of first in the American League East. They could be moving the likes of Jon Lester, Andrew Miller, Craig Breslow, and others. One other player that could be moved is Mike...
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Did Red Sox fan possibly rob David Ortiz of a home run? (VIDEO)

At Saturday's Red Sox-Rays game, a Boston-rooting fan at Tropicana Field potentially took away a home run off the bat of slugger David Ortiz.Ortiz thought it was out of the old park, but the Sox fan's sno-cone catch seemed to give the ball a little assist over the wall.So after the umpire review, Big Papi got a double via fan interference instead of a dinger.Best part was...
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Boston Red Sox: Jake Peavy traded to the San Francisco Giants

Jake Peavy was dealt to the San Francisco Giants today in exchange for two minor league pitchers In what will almost certainly be the first of many trade deadline moves for the sinking ship that is the Boston Red Sox, they have agreed on a deal with San Francisco that will send Jake Peavy to the Giants in return for minor-league pitchers Heath Hembree and Edwin Escobar. After going...
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A.J. Pierzynski records three hits in Cardinals debut

Catcher A.J. Pierzynski had a strong debut with the St. Louis Cardinals recording three hits in a 6-3 win over the Chicago Cubs. Pierzynski, 37, recorded singles in his final three at-bats providing a insurance run in the seventh inning after signing with the Cardinals earlier in the day. “People that played with me and know me, know what I’m about and that’s all that really...
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Red Sox Trade Jake Peavy. But Who Gets Chief?

We knew it was coming, but it still bummed me out a bit to see Jake Peavy officially dealt from the Sox to the Giants today. Yes, the guy hadn’t won a game for us since April, but his performance to date could be the mantra for the entire 2014 team: almost good enough to win, but not quite good enough. Considering his record, you’d have expected a trade to return little more...
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