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Dan Shaughnessy fires back at David Ortiz, actually makes compelling argument

When Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz took aim at Dan Shaughnessy over allegations of performance-enhancing drug use in a piece for the Players’ Tribune this week, you knew there would be a response. Lo and behold, the Boston Globe columnist penned an “open letter” to Ortiz that ran in Friday’s edition. After acknowledging Ortiz’s “reporter with the red...
Via Awful Announcing
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez "likely" out for a while

The Boston Red Sox will open up their 2015 campaign on April 6th when they travel to Philadelphia to play the Phillies. Boston know has to put together their opening day roster but injuries have been cropping up. 
Via CLNS Radio
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Vazquez Seeks Second Opinion, Mirabelli Rested and Ready

Just a police escort away! So far, this year’s spring training has been a pretty routine mix of awesome and zany, from Mookie knocking baseballs all over Florida to Victorino taking on the Boston sports media and Ortiz laying down the steroid gauntlet. But it’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt. And now, unfortunately, somebody has. Word that Christian Vazquez is getting...
Via Surviving Grady
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Vazquez To Miss Opener And Likely More

Things are not looking good these days for Boston Red Sox young catcher Christian Vazquez. Touted as one of the best defensive catching prospects in baseball, Vazquez was set to take the starting role in 2015 and lead Boston’s brand new rotation. Christian Vazquez has had soreness in his elbow this spring and confirmed today that he is seeking a second MRI after they “found...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: Koji Uehara missing Opening Day?

A key piece for the Boston Red Sox bullpen is their closer, Koji Uehara. But how will the Red Sox perform without their closer on Opening Day? The soon-to-be 40-year old, right-handed pitcher is speculated to miss Opening Day against the Philadelphia Phillies. Uehara is still in the process of recovering from a hamstring injury that occurred during spring training. The last day that...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Can Buchholz Finally Get to 30 Starts This Season?

Clay Buchholz has had a pretty good spring and pitched well yesterday except for one bad inning where he gave up a base clearing double to Pedro Ciriaco.  It looks like John Farrell will tap Buchholz to be the opening day starter now that Lester is pitching in the Windy City.  Can Buchholz finally get over the 30 games started barrier that has eluded him his entire career? In his...
Via Fenway West
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brian Johnson – Another Rookie to Watch

In is Red Sox Notebook column on Monday, Peter Abraham details some injury issues among Red Sox starters. Clay Buchholz- time on DL for 5 consecutive years. Joe Kelly- yet to make more than 17 starts in a major league season. Justin Masterson- injury-plagued 2014. These numbers would seem to make one and possibly two “extra starters” necessary. One of the possibilities would...
Via Fenway West
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Victorino: I plan on playing every day for Red Sox in 2015

                This embed is invalid   " /> Shane Victorino has no plans to waltz into manager John Farrell’s office and demand he play all 162 games this season for the Boston Red Sox. But the 34-year-old outfielder is preparing for a full slate.   Victorino, who made waves at Red Sox spring training on Thursday by firing back at his critics...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz: If PED tests are random, ‘I should start playing the damn lottery’

Red Sox slugger David Ortiz went on a stern defense of himself and his legacy in a written diatribe on The Players’ Tribune website, denying any use of steroids while believing he’s a shoe-in for the Hall of Fame some day. “Let me tell you something. Say whatever you want about me — love me, hate me,” Ortiz wrote. “But I’m no bulls——. I never knowingly took any...
Via Low Brow Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz eviscerated Dan Shaughnessy over PED allegations

Since it launched last year, The Player’s Tribune has been home to some pretty interesting content penned by athletes. One of the latest posts on the site is by Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz, talking about PED use. After discussing drug testing and the new restrictions placed on substances in 2003, Ortiz begins to talk about his continued solid performance in his mid to late...
Via Awful Announcing
2 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz slams Boston ‘reporter with the red jheri curl’ in fiery steroid essay

Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz penned a fiery essay for “The Players’ Tribune” in which he defiantly defends his integrity in the face of the steroid accusations that have been thrown at him during his career. Ortiz saves his most vitriolic comments in the essay for Dan Shaughnessy, a columnist for the Boston Globe...Read More The post David Ortiz slams Boston ‘reporter...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ortiz: 'Nobody in MLB history' tested for PEDs more than me

David Ortiz is no stranger to having his name linked to performance enhancing drugs. In 2003, Ortiz’s name appeared on a list of 104 Major League Baseball players who reportedly tested positive for performance enhancing drugs. Since then, Ortiz has been tested more than his fair share of times for banned substances. In fact, Ortiz...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval 'cut things off at the root' with Giants

      This embed is invalid   " /> Pablo Sandoval isn’t big on living in the past.   Sandoval recently said leaving the San Francisco Giants to sign with the Boston Red Sox in free agency over the offseason wasn’t a difficult decision, which created plenty of buzz given his successful, and seemingly amicable, tenure in the Bay Area. The third baseman...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: Who Is Going To Close?

The Boston Red Sox season starts in less than two weeks. There are many “what ifs” that need to played out but now there is one that jumps to the front; The Closer. 
Via CLNS Radio
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Fact or Fiction: Brandon Magee to join Boston Red Sox?

With spring training well underway for the Boston Red Sox, there might be a new addition to the roster. Ex-NFL linebacker, Brandon Magee, is said to join the Red Sox at Fort Myers, Florida for practice. After being released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Wednesday morning, Magee decided to continue his athletic career by turning to his second passion, baseball. He is schedule to...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Shane Victorino rips radio hosts for twisting Hamels trade talk

Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino is not pleased with a pair of radio hosts who attacked his character for seemingly no reason on Wednesday. In a recent article from Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Daily News, Victorino was asked about the prospect of reuniting with his former Phillies teammate Cole Hamels. The Red Sox...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Moncada Jumps Over Swihart On Prospect List

Major League Baseball's revised ranking of Red Sox prospects places newly-acquired Cuban free agent Yoan Moncada on top of the list. He replaces Blake Swihart, who had been considered the team's top prospect for some time, and is now ranked as #2. Rounding out the new top five are: #3—LHP Henry Owens; #4—LHP Eduardo Rodriguez; #5—3B Rafael Devers. Devers has been getting quite...
Via FenwayNation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval was irritated with Giants about his weight

Pablo Sandoval was an excellent player for the Giants during his seven seasons spent in San Francisco. He made two All-Star teams and helped lead them to three World Series titles. Despite his excellent regular seasons and postseason brilliance, the Giants always seemed to have an issue with Sandoval about his weight. Sure, Sandoval’s pudginess...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Are Victorino Comments Worthy Of Firestorm?

(Getty Images)Ladies and gentleman, we finally have our first Spring Training controversy. Talk radio is going bananas today over comments made yesterday by Shane Victorino to a Philadelphia newspaper. Basically, Victorino said he would love to have Cole Hamels in Carmine Hose—essentially no matter what the price. That last part is the rub—construed by some as throwing outfield...
Via FenwayNation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Keep Your Eyes on Eduardo Rodriguez

Among Red Sox pitching prospects, Henry Owens has been receiving all of the hype. According to MLB.com, he is the third best Red Sox prospect and 20th best in baseball, so of course the spotlight is going to be on him. However, the Sox picked up another left-handed prospect at the trade deadline last season who could be just as good or better than Owens in Eduardo Rodriguez. Acquired...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox May Put Kelly On DL, Go With Four Starters

For the first time yesterday, Red Sox manager John Farrell floated the possibility that Joe Kelly (suffering from right bicep tendinitis) might go on the disabled list. The rationale for this action would be that Boston does not need a fifth starter until April 12th (a Sunday night game in the Bronx). The extra rest would give Kelly the opportunity to fully heal from the injury...
Via FenwayNation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Beat: Ortiz a Baby and Papelbon Coming Back? Tune In!

Via CLNS Radio
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Shane Victorino gives up switch-hitting

Shane Victorino is finished with switch-hitting. Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell broke the news before Saturday’s spring-training game against the Pittsburgh Pirates that Victorino will bat only from the right side. It’s as much about reducing the risk of injury as it is about performance, after the outfielder felt some discomfort while hitting left-handed this spring. ...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Red Sox Have too Many Outfielders, Again

It’s the end of March and the Red Sox are repeating a similar story: too many outfielders. It was an issue last spring and it was again a problem towards the end of the 2014 season. For the third time in a calendar year we have to wonder what’s going on inside Fenway Park. Only a year ago Boston was trying to find a way for Grady Sizemore to fit into the starting roster. Now...
Via The Sports Post
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Eduardo Rodriguez – A Man to Watch

A few weeks ago, the Red Sox rotation appeared set. However, cracks are beginning to show. In a 14-5 loss on March 15, projected starters Justin Masterson and Wade Miley were hit hard. Masterson was touched for 7 hits and 6 runs in 3 2/3, while Miley surrendered 6 hits and 4 runs in 4 innings. Both Masterson and Miley have 6-plus ERA’s this spring. Joe Kelly’s is over 11...
Via Fenway West
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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