Red Sox owners like what the future holds

Red Sox owners John Henry and Tom Werner are both confident that the club's recently topsy-turvy ways are going to give way to perennial success.
15 hours ago

Sale steals show at Red Sox Winter Weekend

Wearing a Red Sox jersey for the first time and making his first public appearance on behalf of his new team, Chris Sale was greeted by a room full of roars from the roughly 2,500 fans gathered in the Grand Theater of Foxwoods Resort and Casino.
16 hours ago

Leon among additions to Venezuela's WBC '17 team

Team Venezuela is adding firepower to its already star-studded World Baseball Classic roster, with Ender Inciarte, Alcides Escobar, Martin Prado, Victor Martinez and Sandy Leon all expected to represent the country in the upcoming Classic, according to's Jon Paul Morosi.
19 hours ago

Larry Andersen on the Slider that Cost Boston Bagwell

Larry Andersen is famous for being traded for Jeff Bagwell. Phillies fans know him for his fine work on the club’s radio broadcasts. In terms of his playing career — he pitched in the big leagues from 1975 to 1994 — Andersen is known for having one of the best sliders in the game. His best years were with the Astros when he was in his mid- to late 30s. From 1986 to -90, the...
Via Fangraphs
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dave Dombrowski and the Three-Year Window

Yesterday, Rob Bradford of WEEI spoke to Mookie Betts and Xander Bogaerts at the Boston Baseball Writers’ Dinner. He asked them if they were interested in signing contract extensions to stay in Boston. There was slightly more nuance to their answers but in essence both said “no.” That puts a fine point on where the Red Sox are right now as an organization. Bogaerts has three...
Via BP Boston
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Relying on a Return to Form for Pablo Sandoval

Pablo Sandoval has a long way to go to convince Boston Red Sox fans of his ability to turn his recent career complacency around. Since signing his 5-year, $95 million contract in late 2014, expectations for Sandoval to repeat the stellar performances which led to him becoming a three-time World Series champion were understandably high. But despite his strong resume, the last two...
Via Off The Bench
1 day ago

Terry Francona cracks funny Chris Sale joke

Boston’s addition of Chris Sale is bad news to the AL East, but good news for teams in the AL Central. Terry Francona knows that. The Cleveland Indians manager attended a Boston writers dinner on Thursday night and cracked a funny joke about Sale. Terry Francona, at Boston writers dinner, thanks Dave Dombrowski for getting Chris Sale "the hell out of the Central." Gets standing...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox turning to Pedroia for leadership in Ortiz's absence

BOSTON — David Ortiz has developed a cruel habit of teasing Red Sox fans.But despite the Instagram jokes and cryptic tweets, the reality is that Big Papi won’t be in the heart of Boston’s lineup in 2017.“Oh yeah, he’s retired,” manager John Farrell told reporters Thursday ahead of a Boston writers’ dinner. “There’s no fake tweets. No blank tweets. Whatever those...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval has 'reshaped himself' this offseason, John Farrell says

BOSTON — Pablo Sandoval’s Instagram workout videos have generated quite the buzz this offseason. Even among his Boston Red Sox teammates.“I’ve seen the videos that everyone’s been seeing,” Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts said Thursday in Boston ahead of a writers’ dinner at which he’ll be honored. “He definitely looks in great shape. … He’s definitely someone...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

More Good News: Mookie Betts Is Not Playing In WBC

According to's Rob Bradford, Red Sox right-fielder Mookie Betts will not be competing in the upcoming World Baseball Classic. Given the risks involved in playing in the tournament (smack-dab in the midst of Red Sox Spring Training), this is very good news. In our view, the fewer the number of Red Sox players that participate in the WBC, the better.
Via FenwayNation
1 day ago

According to The Providence Journal's Brian MacPherson, the Red Sox are not allowing Eduardo Rodriguez to pitch in the upcoming World Baseball Classic. In 2016, Rodriguez injured his knee and could only pitch 107 innings that season. Recently, he re-injured the same knee and the Red Sox are understandably cautious about his recovery process. E-Rod—if healthy—will likely compete...
Via FenwayNation
1 day ago

RemDawg Signs Multi-Year Deal For Red Sox Telecasts

Remy (L); FN Editor-In-Chief (R) In 1992There's one off-season deal that will not be controversial with fans. The Red Sox and their NESN television network signed a multi-year deal with legendary color analyst Jerry Remy. Reportedly, The RemDawg will appear on 115 Red Sox telecasts each year over the span of the pact, a role he has played for NESN since 1988. Remy was a second baseman...
Via FenwayNation
2 days ago

Red Sox TV analyst Jerry Remy signs new multiyear deal

BOSTON (AP) Boston Red Sox TV analyst Jerry Remy has agreed to a new multiyear contract. Cable network NESN announced the deal on Wednesday. It says the 64-year-old Remy will remain its primary color analyst and work 115 Red Sox games each season. The length and other terms of the contract were not released. Remy, a former Boston second baseman, has worked more than 3,900 Red...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Prospect Needs Help Making Sense Of Awkward Tissue Situation

Michael Chavis ran into a little bit of a pickle Tuesday. The Boston Red Sox prospect took to Twitter shortly after an awkward encounter left him debating how to proceed. Basically, Chavis, who was drafted by the Red Sox in the first round in 2014, wanted to know whether he ultimately reacted appropriately. Allow him to explain… So I just had a brief awkward encounter and...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz slams door on rumors of potential comeback

Any rumor about David Ortiz thinking about coming back for another season in Major League Baseball can now be put to rest, we think. Ortiz seemed to close the door shut on his baseball career with a recent interview with ESPN Deportes, in which he says he has now moved on from the rigors of playing baseball every day. “My playing time has already expired,” Ortiz told ESPN...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox reach deals with Bogaerts and Bradley, plus 5 others

BOSTON (AP) Shortstop Xander Bogaerts agreed to a $4.5 million salary and outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. to $3.6 million as seven Boston players avoided arbitration by agreeing to one-year deals with the Red Sox. Boston also reached agreements with infielder Brock Holt, catcher Sandy Leon and pitchers Joe Kelly, Robbie Ross Jr. and Tyler Thornburg. Left-handers Fernando Abad and...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval actually appears to be in pretty damn good shape

After being told by the Boston Red Sox to lose weight last offseason, Pablo Sandoval arrived at the team’s camp in February looking like this: Welp. Here it is. Via the @BostonGlobe, the picture that everyone's going to be talking about tomorrow. — Jared Carrabis (@Jared_Carrabis) February 21, 2016 That was certainly not what the Red Sox had in...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox sign Brian Bogusevic

The Boston Red Sox recently signed Brian Bogusevic to a minor league contract. The 31 year old outfielder/pitcher has flip-flopped between the Astros, Cubs, and Phillies over the length of his major league career. Bogusevic played college baseball at Tulane University where he was a pitcher until being converted to an outfielder by the Astros. Drafted 24th overall in the 2005 MLB...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

A Slimmed-Down Pablo Sandoval Looks Like a Beast In These Off-Season Training Videos

Pablo Sandoval's career in Boston hasn't gone the way many envisioned. In 2015, he hit .245 with 10 home runs and 47 RBIs—all new career-lows. Then in 2016, Sandoval played in just three games before undergoing season-ending surgery on his left shoulder. He also managed to do this before getting injured: [youtube video="koGxRi7AD-A"] Sandoval has struggled with his weight...
Via Stack
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Read Sox: The Catching Conundrum, E-Rod’s Left Knee and Minding the Gap

Welcome back to Read Sox. This week, we take a look at what the Red Sox have at catcher, examining whether or not there really is a debate about who should be the starter and what to make of the other two options. Then we remain totally calm about Eduardo Rodriguez’s left knee and trust that the Red Sox medical team learned their lesson about underestimating a knee injury. Finally...
Via BP Boston
17 days ago  |  Discuss

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