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Sale Can Set MLB Strikeout Record At Fenway Tonight

(AP Photo)No one would argue with Chris Sale if he hired a lawyer and sued his teammates for non-support. Sporting the third-best ERA (2.19) in the American League—and having whiffed 95 batters in his first nine Red Sox starts—the lefty ace is just 4-2. To his credit, Sale is all about the team, "I'd rather be 8-0 with no punch-outs, honestly. Peripheral stats don't matter in...
Via FenwayNation
16 minutes ago

A Tribute to Legendary Red Sox Utility Man, Chase D’Arnaud

The end was not as envisioned. There was no number retirement ceremony. No standing ovations. No ceremonial last start. Not even one final appearance as a pinch runner. Just another transaction on the waiver wire: 5/18/17 Boston Red Sox designate LF Chase d’Arnaud for assignment But, the end is a strange place to begin. One must go back to April to find the beginning. The Red Sox...
Via Sons of Sam Horn
1 hour ago

Pedroia To Wear New Balance Memorial Day Cleats

This Memorial Day, Boston-based New Balance is offering a special edition of the 3000v3 men’s baseball cleat so consumers can honor our servicemen and women while wearing cleats like the pros. The Memorial Day Low-Cut 3000v3 pays tribute to American forces with camouflage accents. Red Sox fans will get a glimpse of the cleats on Team NB athletes like Dustin Pedroia and Hanley...
Via FenwayNation
1 hour ago

What's All This I Hear About The Firing Of John Farrell?

by Mark Lawrence, International EditorSydney, Australia. All this brouhaha about the apparently imminent dismissal of Red Sox manager John Farrell seems a bit silly to me. I’d seen very little to make me think that Dave Dombrowski (henceforth known as D-squared) was giving the matter serious thought, especially so early in the season. So, I did what any responsible, aspiring journalist...
Via FenwayNation
1 hour ago

Should Red Sox Fans Be Concerned with Andrew Benintendi’s Slump?

Andrew Benintendi ended his first season in the majors with an .835 OPS (118 OPS+), batting .295 over 34 games in 2016. He started 2017 just as well, putting up an .870 OPS in April, and then went into a horrendous slump in May that included a 26-at-bat hitless streak. With any rookie, especially one as young as the 22-year-old Benintendi, there is always a concern that major-league...
Via Sons of Sam Horn
1 hour ago

Who Is Sam Travis?

Sometime mid-afternoon yesterday, the Red Sox announced that they called up prospect Sam Travis. Travis, a right-handed first baseman taken out of Indiana University in the second round of the 2014 draft, is listed as the team’s third-highest ranked prospect by SoxProspects.com. To compare, SoxProspects.com had him ranked as the 6th-best prospect in 2016, and 17th-best the year...
Via BP Boston
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bogaerts' all-around effort #ASGWorthy

It's hard for a guy with a .329 batting average to scoff too much at his performance. But Xander Bogaerts knows what the missing ingredient has been, and that's why his performance while fueling the Red Sox to an 11-6 victory over the Rangers on Tuesday represented his most satisfying night of the season.
Via RedSox.com
10 hours ago

Red Sox Minor League Gameday May 24, 2017

Today’s Games MLB: Boston Red Sox (Chris Sale) vs. Texas Rangers (Martin Perez) [7:10PM] IL: Pawtucket Red Sox (David Price) vs. Louisville Bats [CIN] (TBD) [6:05PM] EL: Portland Sea Dogs (Jalen Beeks) vs. New Hampshire Fisher Cats [TOR] (Conner Greene) [10:35AM] CL: Salem Red Sox (Daniel McGrath/TBD) vs. Buies Creek Astros [HOU] (Alex Winkelman/TBD) [4:05PM] SAL: Greenville...
Via Sons of Sam Horn
10 hours ago

Dombrowski: Slow start not Farrell's fault

Though the Red Sox have performed below expectations through the first quarter of the season, president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski doesn't think manager John Farrell is the reason.
Via RedSox.com
14 hours ago

Sale eyes MLB-record 9th straight 10-K game

Less than two months into his tenure in Boston, Chris Sale will have the chance to make history against the Rangers on Wednesday night. The lefty tied his own record of eight straight games with double-digit strikeouts last week in a 3-2 loss to Oakland.
Via RedSox.com
16 hours ago

WATCH: Pregame Notes: Texas Rangers vs Boston Red Sox 5/23/17

The Red Sox are back home to start a six game homestand. They will face off against the Texas Rangers and Andrew Cashner in game one. Rick Porcello will take the hill for the Red Sox.
Via YouTube
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Red Sox Could Be On The Verge Of Firing John Farrell

In the past four seasons I feel like I’ve heard one million criticisms of Red Sox manager John Farrell. Some have been warranted and some of course, haven’t. It seems like everyday that I talk to someone who wants him fired and that has been the case for a long…
Via CLNS Radio
18 hours ago

Report: Red Sox players feel John Farrell does not back them enough in media

The Boston Red Sox have far too talented of a roster to be hovering around the .500 mark this far into the season, and that typically does not bode well for the manager. If the team can’t turn things around in the coming weeks, John Farrell could be on his way out.In a column that examines why Farrell is planted firmly on the hot seat, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports explained how...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: #137 Evan Drellich | CSNNE | David Price | Red Sox Bullpen | Red Sox Talk | Powered by CLNS Media

This Week EVAN DRELLICH of CSNNE joins us to talk all things Red Sox baseball! We ask him tons of stuff regarding this struggling ball club including if he's concerned and why in the WORLD is this offense not consistent?! We round the show out giving our thoughts on the Red Sox world, Jess' recap and we give predictions for the upcoming week!
Via YouTube
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Red Sox’s Brutal Batting

Coming into 2017, we all knew the offense wasn’t going to be as prolific as it was the season before. It’s pretty hard to score as many runs when you lose one of baseball best’s hitters in David Ortiz. But it’s not as if the new guys aren’t pulling their weight either – Moreland wasn’t going to be Ortiz, but he’s been solid thus far, and now that he’s in a starting...
Via BP Boston
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The pitching rotation of the Boston Red Sox is ready for David Price

Prior to the start of the season, the Boston Red Sox were becoming highly hyped around their young talent. But mainly, the high expectations came from the starters in their pitching rotation. Many analysts and fans claimed that was the big area that the Red Sox fixed from last season, having arguably now one of the strongest rotations in baseball. But looking at their record, people...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

David Price coming back will provide spark for Boston Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox, and their fans, have been going through a mixture of ups and downs to start the season. The offense isn’t putting up the numbers like it did last year, which shows how much this team can really miss David Ortiz in the heart of their lineup. They have switched the batting order around a few times, trying to trigger a spark to get everyone in the clubhouse going...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz goes full conspiracy theorist, claims Yankees leaked his positive PED test

You may have forgotten, amid David Ortiz’s 2016 farewell tour/public lovefest, that the beloved Red Sox designated hitter was once implicated as a user of performance enhancing drugs.In 2009, the New York Times reported that Ortiz was among the 104 Major-League players who came up positive for PEDs during anonymous testing in 2003. Ortiz denied the report at the time and has insisted...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jackie Bradley Jr. robs an A’s walk-off homer, before A’s still hit a walk-off homer

With two outs in the bottom of the ninth, it looked like Ryon Healy had taken Red Sox star closer Craig Kimbrel deep to give the A’s a victory in walk-off fashion Friday night in Oakland.But Boston center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. made an incredible catch to rob Healy of a homer, and save the game for the Red Sox: Or, at least temporarily save the game for the Red Sox.Just one...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Red Sox fall in extras despite another 10 strikeout effort from Chris Sale

The Red Sox got another strong performance from Chris Sale as he made Major League history striking out at least 10 batters in a game for the eighth consecutive start tying his own record with former Red Sox ace and Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez. Unfortunately, the Red Sox waste another fantastic Chris Sale start as the offense could only score two runs for him before ultimately falling...
Via YouTube
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland's Plouffe honors late singer by changing his walk-up music

Oakland Athletics third baseman Trevor Plouffe is paying tribute to Chris Cornell in a unique way.Cornell, the iconic singer who rose to fame fronting the bands Soundgarden, Audioslave, and Temple of the Dog, died on Wednesday night at the age of 52 in an apparent suicide while on tour in Detroit.In the wake of the sad and shocking news, Plouffe tweeted that he would be honoring...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz recounts ‘Big Papi’ origins to Stephen Colbert

David Ortiz has been known as “Big Papi” going all the way back to 2003 when he joined the Boston Red Sox. But how did Ortiz come by the nickname that is as synonymous with a particular player as any beloved moniker in Major League Baseball history?The retired Red Sox slugger currently is making the media rounds to promote his new book, “Papi: My Story.” On Wednesday night...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Time To Tighten Up A Disappointing Defense

It seems safe to say that through 38 games, the Red Sox have underwhelmed. They have only outscored their opponents by a total of 9 runs, and correspondingly have a middling 20–18 record. Of course, the plague that ripped through the clubhouse in the first two weeks, injuries to several key players, and playing one of the toughest schedules in the league are all contributors to...
Via BP Boston
6 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz critical of former Twins manager in new book

While David Ortiz will always be remembered as a member of the Boston Red Sox, his MLB career began with the Minnesota Twins. In his upcoming memoir, Big Papi shared some displeasure with the Minnesota organization, specifically regarding his old manager Tom Kelly.“I know he’s recognized as a good baseball man, but he struck me as a guy who believed his players were dumb,”...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: Current winners of Chris Sale deal

Whenever a team goes and makes a blockbuster deal for one of the top players in the game, the baseball world wonders who is going to end up getting the better end of the deal and a lot of times it does not work out. It is no secret that the Boston Red Sox have gotten the bad end of trades as arguably the most famous lopsided trade in history being the Babe Ruth trade to the New...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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