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Five Ways the Red Sox Can Market the Hell Out of the Pablo Sandoval Signing

Dear Red Sox Ownership: It’s me again. The guy with the puppet and the blog. You may have stopped reading my mail after my petition for a Julian Tavarez all-nude theme-ride on Lansdowne and Wes Chamberlain Cuddle Pillow Night, but I felt compelled to write you one more time. You see, I know that part of the reason you spent large cash on Pablo Sandoval was that in addition to...
Via Surviving Grady
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Where does Pedro Martinez rank among Boston Red Sox all time greats?

There was no surprise when former Boston Red Sox great Pedro Martinez received the call from Cooperstown last month as he was voted in as part of the newest class into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame. He announced recently that he will indeed be wearing the “B” for Boston on his cap and will be the thirteenth Red Sox player in the hall of fame to do so. So the question...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wednesday Links: Young pitching still a strength for Red Sox despite trades

Photo credit: Kelly O’Connor Not many MLB clubs can say that they’ve traded three major league ready pitching prospects and their farm system is no worse off for it, but the Red Sox are one of those few teams. Following the most recent trade of former first round draft pick Anthony Ranaudo, Boston’s pile of discarded young pitchers was pushed to three (Rubby De La Rosa and...
Via Fire Brand AL
1 day ago  |  Discuss

How do the projection systems view the 2015 Red Sox?

Given all the snow currently blanketing the northeast, Red Sox fans could be forgiven for believing that baseball season remains far off in the distant future. But those hopeful first days of spring training are moving ever closer, with pitchers and catchers scheduled to arrive in Fort Myers in less than a month to begin preparing for next season. Barring any surprise moves, then...
Via Fire Brand AL
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Allen Craig: Boston Red Sox Trade Bait?

While the Boston Red Sox are preparing to report to Spring Training in just over a month, the team is still busy trying to put the final touches on the roster that will hopefully result in the team’s 9th world championship this November. On Tuesday, the club reportedly agreed in principal to a trade with the Texas Ranger to acquire left handed pitcher Robbie Ross in exchange for...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Trade Anthony Ranaudo For Robbie Ross

In a one-for-one switch, the Boston Red Sox have traded right-handed pitcher Anthony Ranaudo to the Texas Rangers for left-handed pitcher Robbie Ross. 
Via CLNS Radio
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox receive LHP Ross Jr from Rangers for RHP Anthony Ranaudo

MLBTradeRumors.com is reporting that the Rangers VP of Communications John Blake has announced, via Twitter, than the Rangers have acquired 25-year old right hander Anthony Ranaudo from the Boston Red Sox, in exchange for 25-year old left hander Robbie Ross Jr. Rangers have acquired RHP Anthony Ranaudo from Boston for LHP Robbie Ross, Jr. Ranaudo was International Lea. Pitcher of...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Joe Kelly Thinks Allen Craig Will Be "Awesome"

Kelly (L); Craig (R)Joe Kelly—fresh off predicting he'll win the 2015 AL Cy Young Award—is forecasting great things for his old Cardinal teammate Allen Craig. Kelly points to the years when Craig was the best hitter on the St. Louis squad, "We had Matt Hollidays, we had Lance Berkmans. But check out any playoff games, any stats, the guy was our best player, 100 percent." And...
Via FenwayNation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli Poised For Bounce Back Season

With several new bats and young players headlining the Boston Red Sox lineup, many eyes will be taken off Mike Napoli. The 33-year-old will be in his second and final year of his contract and will be looking to post better numbers than in 2014. He will not only have an incentive from that, but he should also be more physically and mentally prepared than he has been during his Red...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Rookie Pitchers To Watch In 2015

The 2015 MLB season might be a few months away, but many fans are already taking a look at who could be breakout candidates at different positions. One position that always seems to have a few nice rookies is starting pitcher. There is some real talent in the minors, and that means a handful could challenge for the Rookie of the Year award in each league. Here’s a look at the three...
Via Low Brow Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli’s Blizzard Plans Are Cooler Than Yours

First blizzard!!! Cards against humanity = good times @gracietracy @kristenscanlon @anastasia_tibs @marinexo @bostonsblackie A photo posted by Michael Napoli (@mikenapoli25) on Jan 26, 2015 at 7:19pm PST Booze in red party cups? Check. ****-tons of TVs to monitor the storm and/or view porno flicks? Check. A guest list that is precariously balanced to ensure a two-girls...
Via Surviving Grady
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: Can Joe Kelly win the Cy Young?

Spoiler alert: Joe Kelly is winning the American League Cy Young in 2015. Joe Kelly has said he’ll win the A.L. Cy Young award this year. Will it happen? At least, that’s what the Boston Red Sox right-hander said at the team’s Winter Weekend Jan. 24. He told WEEI radio that he would take home the top pitching prize in the A.L. this season. Kelly said he is very angry when...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 ZiPS Projections – Boston Red Sox

After having typically appeared in the very hallowed pages of Baseball Think Factory, Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections have been released at FanGraphs the past couple years. The exercise continues this offseason. Below are the projections for the Boston Red Sox. Szymborski can be found at ESPN and on Twitter at @DSzymborski. Other Projections: Arizona / […]
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: Finalized team, fact or fiction?

It’s been a busy offseason for the Boston Red Sox full of trading, buying and renewing players for the upcoming season. With all that in mind, could the Red Sox have a completely finalized team for the upcoming season before spring training even starts? According to the latest statement made by Boston’s general manager, Ben Cherington, the Red Sox might have a finalized team...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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
4 days 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
4 days 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
4 days 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
4 days 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Fan Shakes John Farrell’s Hand, Meets Dustin Pedroia At ‘Winter Weekend’ (Video)

The Boston Red Sox’ “Winter Weekend” at Foxwoods Casino has drawn many excited fans who can’t wait for spring and the return of baseball to Fenway Park. One young fan named Luke has had an unforgettable experience. He had the opportunity to shake Red Sox manager John Farrell’s hand at Friday night’s Town Hall meeting, and he joined the NESN set with host Tom Caron on...
Via NESN.com
5 days 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
6 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
6 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
7 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
7 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
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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