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Red Sox’s Holiday Wish List Includes Healthy Pedroia, Leadoff Stability

The holiday season is much more festive after a World Series win. The Red Sox don’t have much to be thankful for this year after stumbling to a last-place finish in the American League East. A lot went wrong for Boston in 2014, leaving the club with many holiday wishes as it prepares for the 2015 Major League Baseball season. The Red Sox already have been busy this winter. They’ve...
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Another Bridge Year Looming On Yawkey Way

Say what they will, the Red Sox brass are gearing up for yet another infamous "bridge year" in 2015. Sure, they beefed up the worst team offense in a generation. Sure, they added three number three starting pitchers. Sure, the American League "Least" is weaker than it's been in a while. But, still, there's that pit in the bottom of your stomach—and you haven't had a Fenway Frank...
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Justin Masterson – Second Time Around

The return of Justin Masterson to the Red Sox via free agency caused little excitement among writers and fans. Once considered a top prospect, he was traded to Cleveland in 09 in a deal involving Victor Rodgriguez. The deal basically failed on both ends- Rodriguez left at the end of that year and Masterson was up-and-down for the Indians. Part of the problem with the hurler   ...
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From The Babe To The Beards-Great Sox Read

There's still time to run out and buy one of the most entertaining Red Sox books published this year—'From The Babe To The Beards—The Boston Red Sox In the World Series' by Bill Nowlin and Jim Prime. This is a big book that any Red Sox fan will be proud to display on their Holiday coffee table. Filled with richly-detailed photos from the twelve Red Sox World Series, the book...
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The Year in Red Sox Vines

This is the time of year when some sites post their wish lists for next year’s Red Sox team or their expert analysis of what went wrong last season. I’m far too hungover to attempt anything so ambitious, and with 2014 being such a ******** season, I figured I’d take the easy route, and throw up a collection of my favorite Sox vines from the past year. I hope you enjoy em, and...
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Yes Pepper, Yes Fungo, On Gonner, On Blitzem!

Hanley Ramirez knows how to endear himself to his once and future fan base. The newly-minted prodigal son posted a positive holiday message on TWITTER that evoked all things Fenway. Accompanied by pictures of him working out and hitting in the cage, he declared himself "ready to play pepper with the Green Monstah". Beautiful. Eddie Popowski could not be reached for comment.
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History of Boston Red Sox All-Time Owners

The Boston Red Sox have had a long list of managers, but only a small list of those who have been privileged enough to call themselves owners. Charles W. Somers achieved prominence in Major League Baseball in the early 1900’s and had the financial resources to become on of the principal founding fathers of the […]
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Could Jordan Zimmermann Solidify Red Sox Rotation?

The Boston Red Sox, though they aren’t admitting it, are in need of an Ace to lead their starting rotation in 2015 and going forward. They lost out on Jon Lester and there are still quite a few options available for them to consider, but here’s a different one, Washington Nationals starter Jordan Zimmermann. Zimmermann is entering into the final year of his current contract...
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Hanley Ramirez’s Plan With Red Sox? ‘Play Pepper’ With Green Monster

This embed is invalid" /> Hanley Ramirez has big things planned for his return to Boston. Ramirez, who signed a four-year, $88 million contract with the Red Sox this offseason, took to Twitter over the weekend to show his preparation for the 2015 season already is in full swing. Apparently, Ramirez intends to take aim at Fenway Park’s Green Monster...
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Ex-Red Sox Ryan Lavarnway Changes Teams Yet Again, Now With Orioles

This embed is invalid" /> Ryan Lavarnway is bouncing around like a pinball this offseason. Lavarnway, a once-promising prospect in the Boston Red Sox organization, was claimed off waivers by the Baltimore Orioles from the Chicago Cubs, the O’s announced Tuesday. The 27-year-old now has spent time with four organizations this winter. Lavarnway was...
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Is Former Sox IF Marco Scutaro's Career Over?

The Red Sox signed Marco Scutaro as a free agent in 2009—and he went on to have two decent seasons in Boston. He hit .284 in his time here and played a solid shortstop. Now, at age 39, his career may be over due to extensive spinal fusion surgery performed on Sunday. The L2 and L3 vertebrae in Scutaro's back were fused—resulting in a four- to six-month recovery period. At his...
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Boston Red Sox Sign Former Top-50 Pitching Prospect Casey Crosby

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Red Sox are taking a chance on a once-promising pitching prospect. The Red Sox signed left-hander Casey Crosby, according to Baseball America’s Matt Eddy. Crosby was ranked the No. 47 prospect in Major League Baseball before the 2010 season by Baseball America. He was ranked the league’s No. 32 prospect by Baseball...
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Red Sox all set with their starting pitching?

  This embed is invalid   " /> The Boston Red Sox’s 2015 starting rotation could be comprised of five pitchers already on the roster.   Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington over the weekend reiterated his stance that he’s comfortable with Boston’s rotation as constructed. There’s been some debate as to whether the Red Sox should pursue a No. 1 starter...
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Ryan Hanigan, A Massachusetts Native, ‘Pumped’ To Join Boston Red Sox

This embed is invalid" /> Ryan Hanigan’s holiday season is full of cheer. Hanigan, a native of Andover, Mass., grew up a huge Red Sox fan, even maintaining some fandom in 2004 as Boston won its first World Series in 86 years while the catcher made his way through the Cincinnati Reds system. The 34-year-old couldn’t help but be excited over the...
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What Ryan Hanigan Learned from David Ross

Ryan Hanigan, the Boston Red Sox’s newly acquired back-up catcher learned the ropes from the man he is replacing, David Ross.  Ryan Hanigan was under the tutelage of David Ross while with the Cincinnati Reds, learning the art of framing from one the league’s best. The art of pitch framing has peaked over the past […]
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Pedro Martinez wins Boston BBWAA's Fuchs Award

BOSTON (AP) Former Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez has won the prestigious Fuchs (fyoox) Award from the Boston chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America. The award for long and meritorious service to baseball is named for Judge Emil Fuchs, the former owner of the Boston Braves. Past winners of the silver platter awarded since 1959 include Hank Aaron, Marvin Miller and...
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Christian Vazquez Tearing It Up In Winter Ball

(USAToday Sports)Christian Vazquez—the likely starting catcher for the 2015 Red Sox—has been doing some serious offensive damage in the Puerto Rican Winter League. So far, the backstop is hitting .294—with a .371 OBP. The 24-year old is known for his defensive skills (particularly his 'gun' of an arm), so if he starts to hit consistently, it's offensive gravy. Boston signed...
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San Francisco Giants: Grading the off-season

I was hoping for more of a splash in McCovey Cove this offseason, but alas, San Francisco Giants fans can’t have everything. Though they haven’t made any high profile moves this offseason, the Giants feel their smaller deals will help break the odd year curse. Let’s analyze the moves so far and in the spirit of final exam week, see if we can hand out some grades. Losing Out...
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Boston Red Sox Players Giving Back to the Community

This time of year makes people of all-walks of life realize what they have and what they can give to help others in need. Fortunately, Major League Baseball players are financially blessed individuals who often pay-it-forward through charitable donations or community outreach programs. The core of the Boston Red Sox has established such programs to […]
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Boston Red Sox Sign Craig Breslow Back

The Boston Red Sox have resigned their left-handed reliever Craig Breslow to a one year, $2 million deal to bolster the bullpen. 
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Rusney Castillo continuing to find success in Winter League

There has been much hype surrounding 27-year-old outfielder Rusney Castillo, after the Red Sox inked him to a record seven-year, $72.5 million contract back in August. The Cuban defector made his organizational debut with the Gulf Coast League Red Sox, who would go on to defeat the Yankees for the GCL title. Castillo went 1-for-5 with a walk and RBI in games two and three of that...
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Sox And Giants Tussling Over James Shields

According to Boston.com's Nick Cafardo, the Red Sox and Giants are both still in on free-agent James Shields. According to Cafardo, The Evil Empire is also lurking. Shields is likely to get a 5-year offer in the range of $110. The addition of the 33-year old righty would significantly upgrade the Boston rotation—currently comprising a bevy of #3 starters. Stay tuned.
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Pride Of Andover High School Back Home Again

Andover High SchoolRyan Hanigan graduated from Andover High School in 1999 (where he was an Eastern Mass. All-Star). After college, his MLB career took him to far-flung locations like Cincinnati and Tampa Bay. Now, he's coming home to play for the team he rooted for as a kid. Said Hanigan, "...I grew up watching the Red Sox so you can't not do that around here. It's the team. We...
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Dumpster Diving

Is Clay Buchholz ready to fulfil his potential? Probably not. -photo by Kelly O’Connor That title is pretty poor, but it’s better than the swill I was considering, like Pab-no Sandoval, or even No-le Hamels. Obviously, those didnt make the cut so this article must be going in another direction. The Red Sox have almost completely remade their roster in the span of about a month...
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Are Red Sox 'Punting' On Free Agent Starters?

As time moves on, it appears that the Red Sox may actually be planning to go into the 2015 season with their current starting rotation. ESPNBoston.com's Gordon Edes reports today that Ben Cherington has—in fact—admitted that the team is not "actively engaged" with any of the elite free agent pitchers still available. This is highly distressing on many levels. It indicates that...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss
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