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Hanley Ramirez Will Play In 2017 World Baseball Classic

In the Dominican Republic for the David Ortiz charity golf event, Hanley Ramirez announced that he will be representing the island nation in the moronic World Baseball Classic. So, we can look forward to another key Red Sox player risking serious injury in meaningless non-team exhibition games during Spring Training. In other news, Hanley said he doesn't care whether he plays first...
Via FenwayNation
17 hours ago

Bah! Humbug! So Much For 'Holaday' Cheer, Red Sox!

Well, it's better that it happened today than on Christmas Eve, but the Red Sox have officially cut their ties with way-way-back-up catcher Bryan Holaday. The team did not tender a contract offer to the backstop—who now is free to ply his version of the 'tools of ignorance' to any of the other 29 MLB teams. In his wicked brief tenure in Carmine Hose, the 29-year-old hit .212 in...
Via FenwayNation
18 hours ago

Sox-Related News Hitting Dreaded December 'Deadspot'

Usually the 'off-season' in Boston Red Sox World is a complete misnomer. There is always something to talk about regarding The Carmine Hose. Indicative of this is the fact that on our little website alone, we've averaged 127.6 postings in the month of December over the last five years. And yet, we are now in a dreaded 'deadspot'. The World Series is over, all the awards have been...
Via FenwayNation
20 hours ago

From BP: 2017 Red Sox Top 10 Prospects List ($)

By Jeffrey Paternostro, Ben Carsley and the BP Fantasy Staff The State of the System: I could just C&P the Nats lines here. Incredible top five, falls off quickly after that, and past the top ten, even fewer intriguing names than the Nats. The Top Ten OF Andrew Benintendi IF Yoan Moncada 3B Rafael Devers LHP Jason Groome RHP Michael Kopech OF Luis Alexander Basabe SS Mauricio...
Via BP Boston
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

2017 Prospects: Boston Red Sox Top 10 by Jeffrey Paternostro and BP Prospect Staff

There is a wait so long (so long, so long). You’ll never wait so long.
Via Baseball Prospectus
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: Top 3 Offseason Storylines

In many ways, 2016 was a season of redemption for the Boston Red Sox. After all, they won the American League Eastern Division championship one year after finishing in the division cellar. The AL East title earned them entry into the MLB's postseason, where they were swept by the Cleveland Indians in the first round. So where do the Sox go from here? They seemingly have the pieces...
Via RedSoxLife
1 day ago

Profane David Ortiz Ugly Christmas Sweaters Are Stylish And Charitable

If you wanted to celebrate Christmas this year by wearing profanities on your clothing, then David Ortiz has your oddly specific desires covered. The retired Boston Red Sox slugger teamed up with Teespring to create an ugly Christmas sweater commemorating Ortiz’s famous F-bomb during the speech he gave prior to the Red Sox’s first game back at Fenway Park following the 2013...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Profane David Ortiz Ugly Xmas Sweater being sold for charity

The Ugly Christmas Sweater craze has been a fixture during the holidays for years now with no end in sight. But we can all thank David Ortiz — or at least a variation on his popular and profane catchphrase — for giving the silly tradition some much-needed spunk. A new Ugly Christmas Sweater has hit the (virtual) shelves just in time for the holiday season that celebrates the...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Roster Recap: Pablo Sandoval’s Lost Season

Welcome to BP Boston’s second annual Roster Recap series. Over the next few months, we’ll be analyzing every player on Boston’s 40-man roster and many of their top prospects in order to provide a comprehensive overview of the Red Sox roster’s strengths and weaknesses, as well as what we can expect moving forward. From MVP-candidate right fielders to reserve relievers, we...
Via BP Boston
1 day ago  |  Discuss

What should the Red Sox do at third base?

Examining a major hole in Boston’s lineup By the end of the 2016 season, the Boston Red Sox lineup was virtually without a weak spot. At the top of the lineup was former MVP Dustin Pedroia, current MVP runner-up Mookie Betts, and potential future MVP candidate Xander Bogaerts. Perennial mashers David Ortiz and Hanley Ramirez filled out the middle of the order. Even the bottom...
Via Beyond The Box Score
1 day ago

Red Sox aim to build around strong core at Meetings

Which big bat will the Red Sox find to replace David Ortiz? Who is going to pitch the eighth inning? Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski and his entire staff will be working overtime to answer those questions at baseball's Winter Meetings, which start on Monday at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center outside of Washington, D.C.
Via RedSox.com
1 day ago

Why baseball's new CBA could ultimately hurt the players

An instant analysis of a new collective-bargaining agreement is as risky as an instant analysis of a trade involving prospects. In both cases, the outcomes are not always clear, the effects not always understood, until years later -- and a CBA is far more complex than a trade.That said, player agents raised immediate concerns about the long-term impact of baseball’s new five-year...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

David Price responds to tweet about his daily earnings

Apparently, David Price reads his Twitter mentions. After the Only In Boston account tweeted about the Red Sox pitcher’s daily earnings Wednesday, Price replied with a tweet of his own: David Price is making $84,931.50 a day, every day, for the next 6 years. Let that sink in… pic.twitter.com/rrOiarDAAn — Only In Boston (@OnlyInBOS) November […]
Via Boston.com
2 days ago

Report: Edwin Encarnacion unlikely to land with Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox are seeking a designated hitter, but Edwin Encarnacion sounds unlikely to be the fit. According to Rob Bradford of WEEI, a source indicated that the Red Sox “probably” would not sign Encarnacion, with whom they’ve been linked repeatedly. Boston, it is said, is looking for a more short-term commitment in their efforts to replace David Ortiz. Encarnacion...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston's Porcello, Washington's Rendon win comeback awards

NEW YORK (AP) Boston Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello has won the AL Comeback Player of the Year award, while Washington Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon received the NL honor. Porcello also won the Cy Young Award in his second season with the Red Sox, helping Boston to its second AL East title in four seasons. The right-hander went 22-4 with a 3.15 ERA over 33 starts. Porcello...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

James Taylor announces summer 2017 tour of 4 baseball parks

BOSTON (AP) Singer-songwriter James Taylor has announced a summer tour of four baseball parks, culminating in a date at Fenway Park, home of his beloved Boston Red Sox. Taylor and his All-Star Band will open the tour July 14 at Nationals Park in Washington. It continues July 17 at Wrigley Field in Chicago; July 29 at AT&T Park in San Francisco; and Aug. 11 at Fenway. Bonnie...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Luis Tiant, Jose Canseco react to death of Fidel Castro

For decades, Cubans have defected from their country to escape the rule of longtime revolutionary leader and former dictator Fidel Castro, who died Friday night. Gifted baseball players were among those who defected to the United States, where they pursued their dreams in Major League Baseball. One of those players, Luis Tiant, pitched for 19 seasons in the majors and had a memorable...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Giants have internally discussed Pablo Sandoval trade

Could a reunion between the San Francisco Giants and Pablo Sandoval be in the cards? According to Evan Drellich of the Boston Herald, the Giants have had internal discussions about trading for Sandoval, a current Red Sox third baseman and former Giant. It is unclear whether the Red Sox would actively entertain such a proposal, or more likely, whether the two teams could make a...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval expected to be Red Sox’ starting third baseman

As bad as Pablo Sandoval has been with the Boston Red Sox, the relationship may not be over. Peter Abraham of The Boston Globe said that Sandoval will certainly get a chance to start again. In fact, Abraham actually noted that he expects The Panda to be the team’s starting third baseman in 2017. Among the factors cited were Sandoval’s remaining contract and the struggles of...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox AFL Wrap-Up: Kopech Dazzles and Ball Falls

It’s been a while since the Red Sox season ended, but that doesn’t mean all of the members of the organization have stopped playing. Fall and Winter ball makes this sport one that goes all year long, and arguably the most prestigious of these leagues just wrapped up last week. The Arizona Fall League is among the best time of year for prospect junkies, and it’s a time of the...
Via BP Boston
9 days ago  |  Discuss

David Price Happy To See Red Sox Teammate Rick Porcello Won Cy Young Award

It was an incredibly close race, but the Baseball Writers’ Association of America went with Boston Red Sox right-hander Rick Porcello as the American League Cy Young Award winner. So what did Porcello’s fellow Red Sox pitcher David Price think of his teammate’s big honor? “I was happy to see Rick won,” Price said at a charity event on Monday’s “NESN Sports Today,...
Via NESN.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

David Price donates $2.5 million to Vanderbilt to support baseball facilities

Last offseason, the Boston Red Sox made David Price a very wealthy man. They made him a $217 million over seven years kind of wealthy. You can’t spend all of that at once, but Price, ever the generous man, decided to spend a good chunk of it on his alma mater Vanderbilt to help support the University’s new baseball facilities project: “Student-athletes who go on to achieve...
Via The Comeback
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Verlander defends Upton against reporter who said 'pipe down'

Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander received the most first-place votes for AL Cy Young but lost to Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello by five points because two voters left Verlander off their ballots entirely. Verlander’s supermodel fiancée, Kate Upton, took to Twitter ravaging the MLB and Porcello and prompting Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News to pen a column telling...
Via The Comeback
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Porcello has funny response to Kate Upton, Verlander

Rick Porcello does not seem to be fazed by Kate Upton’s criticism of the Boston Red Sox pitcher winning the AL Cy Young Award over her fiance, Justin Verlander. Porcello won the award despite finishing with fewer first-place votes than Verlander (14 vs. 8) largely because he was on 18 second-place ballots, while Verlander was second on just two. Two voters left Verlander off their...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: MLB Presidential Nicknames

The MLB players and United States Presidents in the following questions share a common name. All you need to do is guess that name. Clues: 1. Right Fielder on 2004 Red Sox has same last name as only president to resign from office. 2. Peanut-farming Georgian and man who won 1993 WS with walk-off HR. 3. All-time WS wins leader and butter-footed Michigan gridiron star. 4. Man...
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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