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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
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David Ortiz writes first-person essay on steroids and Hall of Fame

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz wrote in a first-person essay on The Players’ Tribune website that he never has “knowingly used steroids” and said “hell yes” he belongs in the Hall of Fame. In some people’s minds, I will always be considered a cheater. And that’s ********. Mark my words: Nobody in MLB history has been tested...
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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...
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Portland Sea Dogs Guarantee Opening Day Despite Snow

Hadlock Field, located in Portland, Maine, is the home of the Sea Dogs and the site of the opening game on April 9th. Even though Portland, Maine has been decimated with record snowfall this winter, their pro-baseball team, the Portland Sea Dogs, have guaranteed baseball on Opening Day, scheduled for April 9th. The Sea Dogs are the Double-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, and...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
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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
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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...
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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
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Garin Cecchini Major League Ready

The Boston Red Sox made a tough call on Thursday when they optioned third baseman Garin Cecchini to Triple-A Pawtucket. Cecchini was 11-for-39 this spring (.282) with 2 doubles and 7 RBI’s, but due to the logjam of outfielders and the road block at his position, General Manager Ben Cherington optioned him back to the minors. Cecchini, heading into the off-season was looking at...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
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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
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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
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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
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Keep Your Eyes on Eduardo Rodriguez

Among Red Sox pitching prospects, Henry Owens has been receiving all of the hype. According to, 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
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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
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Red Sox Beat: Ortiz a Baby and Papelbon Coming Back? Tune In!

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Boston Red Sox Green Monster Tickets For April, May Go On Sale Tuesday

This embed is invalid" /> Boston Red Sox tickets for seats atop Fenway Park’s Green Monster will go on sale Tuesday, March 24. Green Monster tickets for regular-season games in April and May will be available starting at 11 a.m. Tuesday on The Red Sox introduced dynamic pricing for seats and standing room tickets above the...
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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. ...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Should we be concerned with Red Sox rotation?

(STACY REVERE/GETTY IMAGES)Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer The Spring is far enough along to take a closer look at the progress of the Red Sox, specifically the starting rotation and eventual backup should one go down.Each of the starters should have completed at least two starts in a Spring Training game, giving us something to evaluate.We have to keep in mind, as Christopher...
Via RedSoxLife
5 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
5 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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Don Orsillo’s First Red Sox Game Was Pretty Memorable

Before the Sox started winning World Series, we fans clung tenaciously to what meager triumphs we were afforded: Pedro kicking Yankee arse in one game of the 1999 ALCS, a vitamin B-fueled Clemens striking out 20 Mariners, Nomar being better than Jeter (hey, we chanted it; it must have been true), the occasional weekend that Mo Vaughn wasn’t caught with a car full of strippers...
Via Surviving Grady
6 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s Happening in Boston’s Outfield?

With spring training at about the halfway point, one of the biggest remaining questions in Major League Baseball is the situation in the Boston Red Sox outfield. The Red Sox have an insane amount of depth in their outfield with four true starters, a defensive wiz, a former Cardinals’ stud, a journeyman success story, and Boston’s new favorite Swiss Army knife. So the question...
Via Baseball Professor
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Boston Red Sox Reliever Anthony Varvaro Be A Major Contributor?

All the rage about the 2015 Boston Red Sox is about the offense that is expected to be one of the best in the league. The rest of the rage is about whether the Sox can win without an "ace" in the starting rotation.
Via CLNS Radio
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox 2015 Preview: 3 Up and 3 Down

Surprising to no one, the Boston Red Sox went out and spent heavily in the offseason, after a 2014 to forget. Coming off a World Series Championship, the Red Sox wound up finishing 71-91, good for last in the American League East. The 2015 version of the Boston Red Sox will have an entirely different feel to it, with major additions to the roster all over the field. General manager...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Steven Wright provides stability to shaky starting rotation

(STEVEN SENNE/ASSOCIATED PRESS)Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer Manager John Farrell said it best after watching Steven Wright toss three scoreless knuckleball filled innings Monday against the Mets, "Steven Wright is a guy that in my mind gives us a lot of comfort..."It has not been pretty for a few of the projected starting pitchers this spring.Yesterday we watched as Joe Kelly...
Via RedSoxLife
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Garin Cecchini – Let’s Keep Him for Now

Last fall, Red Sox prospect Garin Cecchini had reason to be optimistic. Third base had been an inconsistent positon for the team in 2014, with Will Middlebrooks, Xander Bogearts, and Brock Holt playing there at times. But there was really no regular third-sacker. A Louisiana native, Cecchini comes from a baseball family. His brother Gavin is a promising shortstop in the Mets...
Via Fenway West
12 days ago  |  Discuss

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