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Boston Red Sox Winter Weekend 2015

 Ledyard, CT- The Boston Red Sox held their first ever Winter Weekend at Foxwoods Casino yesterday, and the event brought five thousand fans eager for the 2015 season to begin. While the event held a Friday night Town Hall meeting to kick off the festivities, and a hitting clinic on Sunday for kids, most of the fun came all day Saturday where fans were treated to over 30 current...
Via RedSoxLife
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli almost retired because of sleep apnea

    This embed is invalid   " /> MASHANTUCKET, Conn. — Mike Napoli’s pillow has never felt so good.   Napoli underwent successful surgery in November to alleviate his sleep apnea, which the Boston Red Sox first baseman revealed Saturday was actually much worse than anyone ever imagined. “I couldn’t do it anymore, the way I was feeling,” Napoli...
Via NESN.com
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Is "The Laser Show" about to end or a new chapter will be written?

Jorge CamargoContributing WriterPedroia is being helped by his teammates after being hit by a Rays payer. August 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)The 2014 season ended earlier for the second baseman due to a season-ending surgery. Pedroia had been dealing with a left hand injury since April 4 during a game against the Milwaukee Brewer, but injury issues began since Opening Day...
Via RedSoxLife
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pedroia: 'I Plan On Playing 162 Games' In 2015

The Muddy Chicken is back. Dustin Pedroia—fully healed from a raft of nagging injuries—is champing at the bit to play every game of the 2015 season. Appearing at the Red Sox Winter Weekend extravaganza at Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut, The Laser Show stated,  "I'm back. My body is back. I feel strong. I'm lifting everything...I’m here to win games. I’m not going to talk...
Via FenwayNation
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox P Joe Kelly predicts he will win Cy Young Award

      This embed is invalid   " /> MASHANTUCKET, Conn. — Joe Kelly expects to collect hardware at the end of 2015.   Kelly said during a radio appearance Saturday morning that he will win the American League Cy Young award this season. The Boston Red Sox starter didn’t backtrack when pressed on the prediction a short time later. Instead, he reiterated...
Via NESN.com
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Allen Craig Looking To Increase Versatility This Spring

With spring training right around the corner, many fans have been waiting to see Allen Craig traded in order to free up some space on the Red Sox roster. But according to CSNNE.com’s Sean McAdam, Red Sox manager John Farrell seems ready to head into spring training with the former MVP candidate. In a conversation with McAdam yesterday, Farrell explained to him he’s looking to...
Via Baseball Essential
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sox Owner Henry Supports Pitch Clock In MLB

Red Sox principal owner John Henry believes a 30-second pitch clock will migrate from the AA and AAA levels (where it will be in force this season) to the major leagues "in a couple of years"—and he likes it. Curiously, though, Henry says he is not concerned with the length of games, just the pace. While there is a subtle difference, they are clearly connected. Here's his puzzling...
Via FenwayNation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Shane Victorino apparently texting pics of his abs to Red Sox manager John Farrell

Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino suffered through an injury-plagued 2013 campaign that saw him play in only 30 games and ultimately had season-ending back surgery on Aug. 5. But he’s clearly motivated to show the team that he will be ready and raring to go come Spring Training, by texting pics of his presumably...Read More The post Shane Victorino apparently texting pics...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

An amazing collection of Red Sox history

Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer This is not the normal story you will find here but it is worth telling.Again, and again, and again.This nice lady showed up to an antique road show with something that has been in the family forever.Nothing like it has been seen on the show and the presenter becomes emotional at the end.The biggest and best collection ever, with Spalding included...
Via RedSoxLife
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez Will Forever Be A Red Sox

Pedro Martinez is taking Red Sox Nation to Cooperstown.
Via CLNS Radio
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Behold, A Rusney Castillo Projection

I don’t think it’s any secret we’ve been talking up the 2015 Red Sox for a while around here. It’s not so much that any of us are rooting for the Red Sox; it’s more that the numbers kept suggesting the Red Sox were in good shape, and we’re nothing if not loyal to the […]
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Swihart Rated #1 Catching Prospect In Baseball

Blake Swihart (FenwayNation Photo)If you needed any more ammunition for opposing a trade involving Blake Swihart, you now have it. MLB.com's 2015 Prospect Watch has designated the backstop as the number one catching prospect in all of baseball. Perhaps the most exciting quote to come out of the analysis is this, "His toolset resembles that of a young Buster Posey." OK, we can deal...
Via FenwayNation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Making the Case for a Strasburg/Betts Trade

The Boston Red Sox have too many outfielders. This isn’t news; it’s been clear for a while now that their outfield is overcrowded, and while shipping Yoenis Cespedes to Detroit for Rick Porcello alleviated the problem to a degree, they still don’t have enough at-bats to go around for the guys they’re going to bring […]
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Minor league baseball team to hold #DeflateCancer night

Minor league baseball teams have a habit of doing things like this.  They’ll take a scandal or news story that occurs during the off season and create a themed night around it.  Listen, just because it is in the headlines in January…that doesn’t make it a viable promotion during the baseball season. Looking your way, Myrtle Beach Pelicans. The Myrtle Beach Pelicans, the...
Via Hall of Very Good
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval left money on table to sign with Red Sox

When Pablo Sandoval signed with the Boston Red Sox earlier this offseason, it came as a bit of a shock, considering Sandoval’s history with the Giants and the reports that San Francisco had made him a better offer than what he ended up getting from Boston. On a Tuesday appearance on MLB Network radio, Sandoval confirmed that he didn’t let the Giants make the final offer, and...
Via The Outside Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: can Chili Davis help rescue the offense?

After having one of their worst offensive seasons since 1994, the question many people are wondering is, will the Boston Red Sox be able to make a comeback this upcoming season? In the past season, Boston had 71 wins and 91 losses, while only being able to score 634 runs. They finished in last place in the AL East. Not only that, but batting averages were also decreasing, from both...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

What should the Red Sox do at catcher?

The Boston Red Sox have been one of the most active teams in Major League Baseball this offseason. They have brought in more offense by signing free agents Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez and have been active in the reconstruction of their pitching rotation through acquisitions of Justin Masterson, Rick Porcello, and Wade Miley. Still, even after they dealt Yoenis Cespedes to the...
Via Batting Leadoff
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #120: Xander Bogaerts | 3B/SS | BOS

When the Red Sox failed to sign Jon Lester this offseason and found themselves with a rotation devoid of an ace, I made sure to give myself at least a few weeks before I listened to Boston sports radio again. It wasn’t because I didn’t agree with the need for an ace but because I couldn’t stand to hear callers propose fake trades involving Xander Bogaerts, who, in my opinion...
Via Baseball Professor
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Monday Links: Should Red Sox go all-in on Stephen Strasburg trade?

Ever since the Red Sox acquired Rick Porcello, Wade Miley, and Justin Masterson this offseason, general manager Ben Cherington has down played the team’s desire to acquire an ace. With high price tags on both the trade and free agent market’s, Boston pushed all of their chips to the center of the table on a handful of middle of the rotation arms. But that was before Max Scherzer...
Via Fire Brand AL
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Reports: Quintin Berry Rejoins Boston Red Sox On Minor League Contract

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Red Sox are reuniting with a World Series champion. Outfielder Quintin Berry has agreed to a minor league contract with the Red Sox, according to WAPT’s Mike Perchick. The deal reportedly includes an invitation to major league spring training. MLB Daily Dish’s Chris Cotillo also confirmed Berry’s deal with...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox rumored to be "in" on Cliff Lee

The Boston Red Sox went into this offseason with one mail goal: address their scarce pitching rotation. With some minor acquisitions as in Rick Porcello, Wade Miley and Justin Masterson, they have indeed gotten better but one more piece could really put them over the top.
Via CLNS Radio
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Rusney Castillo – The Answer in Center?

BOSTON, MA – SEPTEMBER 25: Rusney Castillo #38 of the Boston Red Sox makes a catch in center field in the sixth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays during the game at Fenway Park on September 25, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images) Last week I wrote about Xander Bogearts probably feeling as much pressure as any Red Sox player entering spring training...
Via Fenway West
9 days ago  |  Discuss

How can Justin Masterson bounce back for the Red Sox?

While Red Sox fans are hoping that Ben Cherington adds another starter to the club’s roster ahead of Spring Training, the team has already done much of the heavy lifting in regards to rebuilding its starting rotation. Sure, Jon Lester is gone, and the idea of throwing loads of money at either Max Scherzer or James Shields is a tempting one. Yet Boston could trot out a starting...
Via Fire Brand AL
11 days ago  |  Discuss

The Boston Red Sox's bullpen gamble

The Boston Red Sox have made several moves during our most recent edition of MLB’s offseason. Adding infielders Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval was big, but they’ve also beefed up their starting rotation with the acquisitions of Rick Porcello, Wade Miley, and Justin Masterson. Yet, one of their earliest moves might just end up proving to be the strangest: re-signing Koji...
Via The Sports Post
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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