RED SOX RUMORS & GOSSIP

You Know What Didn’t Suck About the Red Sox in June? Xander Bogaerts.

I originally planned this to be an extended, 5,000-word treatise on the greatness of Xander Bogaerts. How all of Red Sox Nation was calling for his head (or at least his demotion) in 2014, how he lost his job to Stephen Drew, how he could have easily lost his mojo at the tender age of 22 with all the negative vibes being sent his way, and how he bounced back in 2015 to prove his...
Via Surviving Grady
2 hours ago

Red Sox tab O'Sullivan for Sunday's start

The Red Sox will bring Sean O'Sullivan back for a spot start on Sunday afternoon against the Angels.
Via RedSox.com
3 hours ago

Farrell focused on winning, not job security

With the Red Sox coming off a 10-16 June, manager John Farrell didn't sound surprised to be asked a question about his job security prior to Friday's game against the Angels.
Via RedSox.com
3 hours ago

Red Sox to give Sean O’Sullivan Sunday start

Sean O’Sullivan’s ability to record outs against Triple-A opposition appears to have booked him another opportunity in the majors. The Red Sox will recall the veteran right-hander from Triple-A Pawtucket to start for them on Sunday against the Angels at Fenway Park, Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com reports. He will be given the first crack at filling the rotation slot vacated by Eduardo...
Via Today's Knuckleball
3 hours ago

Check out the ugly numbers from the Red Sox’ June struggles

COMMENTARY You don’t need numbers to tell you how ugly June was for Boston, just take a look at the exasperation on the faces of the members of Red Sox Nation. Reasonable people looked at this team in spring training and had hopes for a much better season than either of the last two. Moods started to rise at […] The post Check out the ugly numbers from the Red Sox’ June...
Via Boston.com
5 hours ago

AP source: Boston given 1-year ban on international amateurs

NEW YORK (AP) The Boston Red Sox have been banned from signing international amateur free agents for one year, a penalty assessed after Major League Baseball concluded the team broke rules on signing bonuses last summer. Major League Baseball concluded the Red Sox and buscones - local trainer/representatives of the players - worked together to evade a $300,000 cap on signing bonuses...
Via Associated Press
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brock Holt Is Back In Left-Field For The Red Sox Tonight

Here is tonight's Red Sox lineup: Mookie Betts RF, Dustin Pedroia 2B, Xander Bogaerts SS, David Ortiz DH, Jackie Bradley Jr. CF, Brock Holt LF, Travis Shaw 1B, Christian Vazquez C, Marco Hernandez 3B. On the mound tonight for The Carmine Hose will be knuckle-baller Steven 'Cy' Wright.
Via FenwayNation
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Implications of Red Sox’ Ban from International Signing Period

Yesterday, Baseball America’s Ben Badler reported that Major League Baseball was going to levy penalties against the Boston Red Sox due to improprieties perpetrated during last year’s International Signing Period. Today, Jeff Passan at Yahoo! Sports elaborated on that report. I’ve spoken with several international scouts about this news in an attempt to gauge the implications...
Via Fangraphs
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

MLB Puts The Hammer Down On Red Sox Int'l Signings

As we suspected, Major League Baseball lowered the boom on the Red Sox today—banning them from signing international players for a year and declaring five of their Latin prospects to be free agents. These penalties come in the wake of an MLB investigation into Boston's signing practices in Venezuela. Reportedly, the Red Sox signed players in 'clusters' from the same training organizations—a...
Via FenwayNation
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Can the Red Sox bounce back after their blip and win the World Series this year?

The Boston Red Sox have endured a fairly inconsistent season so far but still more or less remain in control of their own destiny in the American League East. John Farrell’s men have won 42 of their 78 fixtures this season, a decent record considering how improved their division is. However, things are far from peachy in Boston right now. The Red Sox have lost seven of their last...
Via RedSoxLife
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ask BP Boston: What Flaws Can the Red Sox Fix?

The Red Sox, as you might have heard, have a few holes to fill on their roster. They could use an everyday left fielder. They need a better bench. They could use some relief help, thanks to the Carson Smith injury. And they really, really need starting pitching. Dear god do they need starting pitching. There’s been a bit of a notion as of late that the Red Sox are a doomed team...
Via BP Boston
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Trials and Tribulations of Travis Shaw

Through Wednesday’s action, the Red Sox are 42-36 and would host the Wild Card game if the season ended today. Of course, the season doesn’t end today, and things look bleak if you’re following this team on a day-to-day basis. Despite a recent downturn, the offense has hardly been to blame. It’s been frustrating at times, but it’s still the best in the game in terms of...
Via BP Boston
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ortiz won't participate in Home Run Derby at All-Star Game

Picture this: David Ortiz makes his triumphant return the Home Run Derby at Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game and takes home the crown in his final big-league season. It’s a nice story, but it won’t happen, according to Ortiz. The Boston Red Sox slugger said before Tuesday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays he won’t be participating in the Home Run Derby on July 11...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Porcello gets 9th win, Red Sox beat Rays to stop 3-game skid

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Rick Porcello pitched six strong innings, Travis Shaw homered and drove in five runs for the third time this season and the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-2 on Tuesday night to end a three-game losing streak. Porcello (9-2) retired the last nine batters he faced after giving up a bases-loaded walk to Nick Franklin in the fourth. That was the...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Aaron Wilkerson Likely To Join Red Sox Rotation Soon

So, you didn't shell out for those Pawtucket Red Sox season tickets? Have no fear, just show up at Fenway Park and you'll see some of your favorite players—like Marco Hernandez, Bryce Brentz, Sandy Leon, William Cuevas, Mike Miller, and Ryan LaMarre. It's a regular Area Code 401 reunion! And, according to multiple reports, another Rhode Islander will be joining The Carmine Hose...
Via FenwayNation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Red Seat: Episode 13 – Fixing the Red Sox with Brian MacPherson

Welcome to The Red Seat, BP Boston’s weekly podcast discussing all things Boston Red Sox. Hosted by Jake Devereaux and featuring a rotating panel of BP Boston guests, The Red Seat will dive into current events, life in the AL East, prospects down on the farm and much more. Additionally, this podcast will tap into the knowledge of industry professionals as we attempt to bring you...
Via BP Boston
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Crucial Trade Options for the Boston Red Sox

Rafael Devers, the current #3 Red Sox prospect and potential trade target, while playing for the Greenville Drive (A) in 2016. Since finishing the month of May at 32-20, the Boston Red Sox have begun to leak oil, going 9-14 in the month of June, and dropping to four games behind the first place Baltimore Orioles while holding on to a lead in the Wild Card race. Now as Dave Dombrowski...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Should Trade For Matt Garza

The Boston Red Sox are in trouble. They can’t just keep pedaling Clay Buchholz out to the mound every fifth day and cross their fingers. Boston dropped two of three in Texas after losing three out of four at home against Chicago. Their bench is weak due to injuries, especially in left field. The bullpen is a question mark at best and outside of their first three starters, the...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Brentz Making Most Of Opportunity With Red Sox Since Being Called Up

One of the Boston Red Sox’s two runs Sunday came from an unlikely source. Right fielder Bryce Brentz, who has played three games since being called up from Triple-A Pawtucket, launched his first major league home run in the sixth inning of Boston’s 6-2 loss to the Texas Rangers. He now has four hits in 11 at-bats since being recalled. Hear Brentz talk about his time with Boston...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Time for Red Sox to send Carl Willis packing

Bill Foley (@Foles74) Contributing Writer In the waning moments of Sunday’s loss in Texas, NESN color man Jerry Remy said the Red Sox must do something to address their starting pitching. The RemDog said they can’t afford to wait until the trade deadline to make that move. Of course, that is obvious to every follower of the Boston nine. What is becoming more and more obvious...
Via RedSoxLife
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Counting On Clay Buchholz To Take Load Off Bullpen In Key Start

The Boston Red Sox need Clay Buchholz to step up to the challenge Sunday. The right-hander will take the mound for the team’s series finale against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park, and with Boston’s bullpen getting heavy use in the previous two games, manager John Farrell is counting on Buchholz to work “as deep as he can” into Sunday’s outing. “We’re going to...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

How are the Red Sox Doing in the All-Star Voting?

(June 22, 2016 - Source: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images North America)  Evan Marinofsky Contributing Writer Last year, the Red Sox only sent one person to the All-Star Game in what was a forgettable one for the franchise. This year, things seem to be going a bit differently.  According to MLB.com's latest All-Star voting update, the Sox will most likely have many more than just...
Via RedSoxLife
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Make Insane Comeback, Starring Mookie, Koji and Mighty Sandy

Honestly, after watching the Red Sox drop three of four to the White Sox and half-ass their way through their recent homestand, my expectations for this road series hung lower than a dog’s balls. And after David Price coughed up 12 hits and 6 runs to the Rangers in just 2.1 innings, I figured it was as good a night as any to turn off the game and work on my collection of Mike...
Via Surviving Grady
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Xander Bogaerts Learns It’s Tough Out There for a Winner

Poor Xander Bogaerts. The X Man was about the only living highlight from this sit-flat 4-6 homestand, and his tenth-inning single in today’s game helped the Sox retain a bit of pride as they headed out to Texas. Unfortunately, as Xander learned, success comes not without a price. As soon as he completed his jaunt down to first, Xander was pelted with a cup of flour, apparently...
Via Surviving Grady
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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