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RemDawg Signs Multi-Year Deal For Red Sox Telecasts

Remy (L); FN Editor-In-Chief (R) In 1992There's one off-season deal that will not be controversial with fans. The Red Sox and their NESN television network signed a multi-year deal with legendary color analyst Jerry Remy. Reportedly, The RemDawg will appear on 115 Red Sox telecasts each year over the span of the pact, a role he has played for NESN since 1988. Remy was a second baseman...
Via FenwayNation
3 hours ago

Roster Recap: Let’s Root for Brian Johnson

Welcome to BP Boston’s second annual Roster Recap series. Over the next few months, we’ll be analyzing every player on Boston’s 40-man roster and many of their top prospects in order to provide a comprehensive overview of the Red Sox roster’s strengths and weaknesses, as well as what we can expect moving forward. From MVP-candidate right fielders to reserve relievers, we...
Via BP Boston
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Remy signs multiyear deal to remain in NESN booth

Red Sox color analyst Jerry Remy has agreed to a multiyear contract to continue in that role for NESN, the club's television home, according to the network.
Via RedSox.com
13 hours ago

Red Sox TV analyst Jerry Remy signs new multiyear deal

BOSTON (AP) Boston Red Sox TV analyst Jerry Remy has agreed to a new multiyear contract. Cable network NESN announced the deal on Wednesday. It says the 64-year-old Remy will remain its primary color analyst and work 115 Red Sox games each season. The length and other terms of the contract were not released. Remy, a former Boston second baseman, has worked more than 3,900 Red...
Via Associated Press
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Clemens gains Hall of Fame support

Of the several Hall of Fame candidates who played for the Red Sox, Roger Clemens received the most support in this year's vote. The Rocket was listed on 54.1 percent of the ballots, with 239 votes.
Via RedSox.com
13 hours ago

Raines, Rodriguez And Bagwell Make It to Hall Of Fame

Former Red Sox farmhand Jeff Bagwell was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum—along with Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez. Bagwell got a huge 86.2% of the vote—while Raines very close behind at 86.0% 'Pudge' Rodriguez received 76%. Trevor Hoffman narrowly missed with 74.0%.
Via FenwayNation
14 hours ago

Castillo, Craig joining Red Sox's spring camp

The Red Sox have added nine non-roster invitees to the Spring Training roster, including outfielders Rusney Castillo and Allen Craig, and highly touted prospects Rafael Devers and Sam Travis.
Via RedSox.com
15 hours ago

Boston Red Sox Winter Meetings Trade Retrospective: Prospects Winnowed

Just over a month ago, Dave Dombrowski once again utilized the Boston Red Sox farm system to bolster the World Series hopes of the parent club. While the acquisition of pitchers Chris Sale and Tyler Thornburg have made the Red Sox a potent force in the American League, what exactly did the team give up in the seven players leaving the organization? The Chris Sale Trade Before...
Via Sons of Sam Horn
23 hours ago

Roster Recap: Josh Ockimey’s Very Good April and May

Welcome to BP Boston’s second annual Roster Recap series. Over the next few months, we’ll be analyzing every player on Boston’s 40-man roster and many of their top prospects in order to provide a comprehensive overview of the Red Sox roster’s strengths and weaknesses, as well as what we can expect moving forward. From MVP-candidate right fielders to reserve relievers, we...
Via BP Boston
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Read Sox: Lineup Optimization, Setting the Rotation and Rusney Castillo’s Rejuvination

Welcome back to Read Sox. This week we project the best way to organize the lineup, wonder why sluggers are still in the unemployment line and consider who will grab the last two rotation spots. Then we look at the Red Sox’s efforts to develop their young talent, remember that Rusney Castillo still has a chance to earn a role with the team and chew on the idea that Carson Smith’s...
Via BP Boston
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Prospect Needs Help Making Sense Of Awkward Tissue Situation

Michael Chavis ran into a little bit of a pickle Tuesday. The Boston Red Sox prospect took to Twitter shortly after an awkward encounter left him debating how to proceed. Basically, Chavis, who was drafted by the Red Sox in the first round in 2014, wanted to know whether he ultimately reacted appropriately. Allow him to explain… So I just had a brief awkward encounter and...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Benintendi Switches Uniform Number From 40 To 16

He's worn uniform number sixteen in Little League, High School and as an Arkansas Razorback. Now, Red Sox left-fielder Andrew Benintendi will be reunited with his old number at the major-league level. Somehow, we believe Benintendi will look even faster by dropping twenty-four numbers off his back. The 22-year old had a breakout year in 2016 before getting injured—and is viewed...
Via FenwayNation
1 day ago

Player Profile: Hanley Ramirez by Wilson Karaman

A midyear mechanical change produced outstanding results for the Red Sox first-sacker in 2016, but can you expect more of the same to come?
Via Baseball Prospectus
2 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz slams door on rumors of potential comeback

Any rumor about David Ortiz thinking about coming back for another season in Major League Baseball can now be put to rest, we think. Ortiz seemed to close the door shut on his baseball career with a recent interview with ESPN Deportes, in which he says he has now moved on from the rigors of playing baseball every day. “My playing time has already expired,” Ortiz told ESPN...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Who should be the starting catcher for the Red Sox?

Sandy León isn’t the obvious answer that some people would like to believe. The Red Sox’s plan at catcher for 2016 did not go exactly work out, to say the least. The team had two young, exciting options for starting catcher: Blake Swihart and Christian Vázquez. Swihart was the easy decision to start the season because Vázquez was still recovering from Tommy John surgery. ...
Via Beyond The Box Score
2 days ago

Red Sox reach deals with Bogaerts and Bradley, plus 5 others

BOSTON (AP) Shortstop Xander Bogaerts agreed to a $4.5 million salary and outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. to $3.6 million as seven Boston players avoided arbitration by agreeing to one-year deals with the Red Sox. Boston also reached agreements with infielder Brock Holt, catcher Sandy Leon and pitchers Joe Kelly, Robbie Ross Jr. and Tyler Thornburg. Left-handers Fernando Abad and...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

John Farrell says no timetable on Eduardo Rodriguez

The Boston Red Sox are set to have pitchers and catchers report to spring training on Feb. 14, and it is still unclear whether or not Eduardo Rodriguez will be present. Rodriguez tweaked his knee while playing winter ball in Venezuela, where he was preparing for the upcoming World Baseball Classic. The injury was on the same knee that caused Rodriguez to miss the first two months...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval actually appears to be in pretty damn good shape

After being told by the Boston Red Sox to lose weight last offseason, Pablo Sandoval arrived at the team’s camp in February looking like this: Welp. Here it is. Via the @BostonGlobe, the picture that everyone's going to be talking about tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/FbWPrm8DfH — Jared Carrabis (@Jared_Carrabis) February 21, 2016 That was certainly not what the Red Sox had in...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz’s Cliffhanger Has Red Sox Fans Going Absolutely Bonkers

Who knew a blank tweet could cause such a commotion? David Ortiz sent Red Sox Nation off the deep end Monday night with what can only be described as a cliffhanger… @BostonGlobe — David Ortiz (@davidortiz) January 10, 2017 Maybe it was an accident or maybe it was calculated. Either way, Ortiz saying literally nothing to The Boston Globe had the internet — including...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox sign Brian Bogusevic

The Boston Red Sox recently signed Brian Bogusevic to a minor league contract. The 31 year old outfielder/pitcher has flip-flopped between the Astros, Cubs, and Phillies over the length of his major league career. Bogusevic played college baseball at Tulane University where he was a pitcher until being converted to an outfielder by the Astros. Drafted 24th overall in the 2005 MLB...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

A Slimmed-Down Pablo Sandoval Looks Like a Beast In These Off-Season Training Videos

Pablo Sandoval's career in Boston hasn't gone the way many envisioned. In 2015, he hit .245 with 10 home runs and 47 RBIs—all new career-lows. Then in 2016, Sandoval played in just three games before undergoing season-ending surgery on his left shoulder. He also managed to do this before getting injured: [youtube video="koGxRi7AD-A"] Sandoval has struggled with his weight...
Via Stack
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Stephen Curry approves of Warriors-Red Sox comparison

The Boston Red Sox created a seismic shakeup in Major League Baseball by signing top-line pitcher Chris Sale earlier this month. The bold move prompted New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman to liken his team’s AL East rival to the powerhouse NBA squad assembled by the Golden State Warriors. “That’s a big one. That’s a blockbuster,” Cashman said at time. “It...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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