RED SOX RUMORS & GOSSIP

REMINDER: Cast Your Pre-Season Dalton Jones Vote!

With just eleven more days until the Red Sox open their 2017 season, it's important that you cast your pre-season Dalton Jones Industrial Average vote today! The DJIA (honoring the Red Sox all-time pinch-hit leader) gathers four key metrics from FN readers scattered around the world. Each month, readers assess the fortunes of the team on: starting pitching, relief pitching, overall...
Via FenwayNation
1 hour ago

From BP: Red Sox Team Preview

Between now and Opening Day, we’ll be previewing each team with a focus on answering the question: “How will this team be remembered?” For the full archive of each 2017 team preview, click here. PECOTA Red Sox Projections Record: 87-75 Runs Scored: 749 Runs Allowed: 690 AVG/OBP/SLG (TAv): .272/.335/.431 (.263) Total WARP: 35.4 (16.0 pitching, 19.4 non-pitching) The 2016 Red...
Via BP Boston
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mound is a microcosm of the disparity between the Yankees and the Red Sox

"Everybody in camp, everybody associated with the Boston Red Sox wants to win — bad."
Via Boston.com
7 hours ago

Projecting the Red Sox’ Opening Day roster

FORT MYERS, Fla. — It was Truck Day at Fenway South on Wednesday. Only this time, workers were loading up equipment to be shipped back to Fenway Park in preparation for the season. The Sox have only 10 days and 11 games remaining in spring training. They leave Florida on March 30 then play games […]
Via Boston.com
7 hours ago

Boston Red Sox: Jess' Player to Look Out For in 2017 - Drew Pomeranz

There hasn’t been a lot of positive Drew Pomeranz chatter in the recent past. Was he worth the top pitching prospect? Should the Red Sox have given him back to the Padres? Will he ever be healthy? For all these reasons, Pomeranz is my player to watch for in 2017.
Via CLNS Radio
14 hours ago

What to expect for the Boston Red Sox without Big Papi?

With spring training winding down, the start to the MLB season is nearing. This season will bring a very different feel to the Boston Red Sox and their organization. For the first time in 14 years, David Ortiz will not be on the opening day roster. Fans and players alike are wondering just how this will affect the coming season and production within the clubhouse. There are many...
Via isportsweb.com
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Which free-agent starting pitchers could Red Sox pursue to shore up rotation?

Good teams make deals in free agency to fill glaring roster holes, but championship-caliber teams look to do that and ensure they have depth as well. All it takes is a big injury or two to quickly change a team’s outlook for the rest of the season. The Red Sox fully understand this, and looking at how the team has developed their young players, and also spent money in the offseason...
Via The Sports Daily
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Inbox: Where is Price in rehab process?

Where is David Price in his rehab? Red Sox beat reporter Ian Browne answers this and more in the latest Inbox.
Via RedSox.com
22 hours ago

Weak elbow could sideline David Price into May

If you exhaled after learning David Price won’t need surgery this season, you might want to start holding your breath again.The Boston Red Sox pitcher got good news at the beginning of the month, when he learned after seeking a second opinion that only treatment and medication would be needed to heal his sore throwing elbow. But apparently his status has taken a turn for the worse...
Via NESN.com
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Who are these Red Sox pitchers most similar to?

COMMENTARY On Tuesday, we poked around on baseball-reference.com to find the most statistically similar players to 2017 Red Sox batters at their current ages. Not that we didn’t already see Mookie Betts as a Duke Snider clone, of course. Today, we hit the pitchers and their comps. If you can’t guess which current Sox pitcher […]
Via Boston.com
1 day ago

Fire Sale: Lefty Mows Down Ten Evil Ones In Sox Win

Normally, we don't bother covering meaningless Spring Training games. However, two factors made last night's game different. First, Boston was meeting The Bronx Embalmers. Second, new ace Chris Sale was scheduled to hurl 85 pitches in a key tune-up start. The game did not disappoint. Sale went six solid innings, giving up two earned runs and striking out ten Pinstriped Posers. Mike...
Via FenwayNation
1 day ago

Sale thrives in first taste of Sox-Yanks rivalry

The lights were on and the Yankees had most of their regulars in the lineup. And after turning in a dominant performance in a 4-2 win for the Red Sox, Chris Sale didn't hide the fact that Tuesday night's Grapefruit League start at George M. Steinbrenner Field was a pretty easy one to get fired up for.
Via RedSox.com
1 day ago

Thornburg making progress, throws sim game

Amid a frustrating first Spring Training with the Red Sox, Tyler Thornburg made some progress on Tuesday, throwing a 20-pitch simulated game.
Via RedSox.com
1 day ago

Boston Red Sox Spring Training Report: 3/21/17

With under two weeks to go until Opening Day. It is becoming crunch time for the Boston Red Sox. Here are some spring training notes. 
Via CLNS Radio
1 day ago

Red Sox lefty Pomeranz pulled with tightness in triceps

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Red Sox pitcher Drew Pomeranz exited Sunday's start after two innings because of tightness in his left triceps, the latest setback for Boston's staff in spring training. The Red Sox said Pomeranz, in competition for a spot in the rotation, was pulled against Minnesota as a precaution. ''I don't think it's anything serious,'' the lefty said. The AL East...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins score 13 runs to top Red Sox

TWINS 13, RED SOX 8 Red Sox starter Drew Pomeranz was forced to leave the game early due to triceps tightness. He lasted two innings and allowed three earned runs. The left-hander said he didn't think the trouble was anything serious. Hanley Ramirez hit his third homer for Boston and Mitch Moreland went 3 for 3. Ben Paulsen had a solo homer and three hits for Minnesota, while Joe...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

What Could Go Wrong: 2017 Red Sox Edition

The 2017 Red Sox are probably going to be good. Very good, even. The gamblers at OddsShark have the team’s over/under pegged at 92.5 wins, tied with the Indians for the highest total in the American League and trailing just the Nationals and Cubs across the majors. Obviously, however, this is sports we’re talking about. You play the game on the field, not on paper, or something...
Via BP Boston
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Gillespie and Andriese help Rays tie Red Sox

RAYS 3, RED SOX 3, 9 INNINGS Boston said AL Cy Young Award winner Rick Porcello will be its opening-day starter against Pittsburgh, the third in three years for the Red Sox after Clay Buchholz in 2015 and David Price last year. Price is likely to start the season on the disabled list because of a sore elbow, and Porcello was chosen over Chris Sale, acquired from the Chicago White...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Iconic Citgo sign staying near Fenway Park after sides reach deal

Don’t worry, Fenway Park hitters: You still can “C-It-Go.”The Boston skyline came dangerously close to losing the iconic Citgo sign near Fenway Park after Boston University sold the building it is on top of to Related Beal. But the two sides came to an agreement Wednesday to keep the historic sign right where it is, thanks in part to Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh.“The Citgo...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Box Score 3/14: The calm before the March Madness storm

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome the YB Box Score, what we're reading while downgrading the latest snow storm to endless sleet.Happy birthday to Larry Johnson, Steph Curry and Simone Biles.On this date in 1987 Boston Red Sox pitcher Al Nipper beaned Darryl Strawberry of the New York Mets resulting...
Via Yardbarker
9 days ago  |  Discuss

David Price says age may have helped him avoid elbow surgery

Age usually isn’t a friend of Major League Baseball pitchers. But it may have helped David Price avoid a season-ending procedure.The Boston Red Sox left-hander gave another positive update on his throwing elbow Monday, telling reporters in Fort Myers, Fla., he feels good after beginning a light throwing program Saturday.“It’s been getting better every day,” Price said, via...
Via NESN.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

A 5-year-old Red Sox fan not only receives a new heart but finds out he may go to Fenway

Everybody could use a heartwarming story to read, and here is a great one to soothe some frayed nerves.Five-year-old Ari Schultz was diagnosed with critical aortic stenosis and evolving hypoplastic left heart syndrome when he was in the womb, which even not knowing exactly what those two diseases are, they sound fairly awful. He has been waiting for a new heart ever since he was...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

David Price has full range of motion in elbow, will throw soon

The news on David Price appears to be encouraging.Price experienced soreness in his left elbow after making his spring training debut and underwent an MRI. The good news was that the MRI was inconclusive, and Price was directed to just shut things down for a brief time.Price was expected to potentially throw Friday or Saturday, but that has been delayed. However, the good news is...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Porcello thought Tim Tebow was a bat boy

Tim Tebow’s appearance with the New York Mets in a Grapefruit League spring training game on Wednesday was a forgettable one.Tebow played with a Mets split squad team against the Boston Red Sox and batted eighth as the DH. He went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts, grounded into a double-play, and he got hit by a pitch. But he was picked off after being hit.Not only did Tebow show that...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Tim Tebow to play in two spring training games, start at DH Wednesday for Mets

The New York Mets will have 14 players on different rosters at the upcoming World Baseball Classic. The void leaves space in the team’s Major League camp. One player who will fill that void is Tim Tebow.According to Joel Sherman of The New York Post, Tebow will play on Wednesday against the Boston Red Sox and Friday against the Houston Astros.Per ESPN’s Scott Lauber, manager...
Via Sportsnaut
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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