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San Francisco Giants: Grading the off-season

I was hoping for more of a splash in McCovey Cove this offseason, but alas, San Francisco Giants fans can’t have everything. Though they haven’t made any high profile moves this offseason, the Giants feel their smaller deals will help break the odd year curse. Let’s analyze the moves so far and in the spirit of final exam week, see if we can hand out some grades. Losing Out...
Via isportsweb.com
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Players Giving Back to the Community

This time of year makes people of all-walks of life realize what they have and what they can give to help others in need. Fortunately, Major League Baseball players are financially blessed individuals who often pay-it-forward through charitable donations or community outreach programs. The core of the Boston Red Sox has established such programs to […]
Via Infield Single
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Sign Craig Breslow Back

The Boston Red Sox have resigned their left-handed reliever Craig Breslow to a one year, $2 million deal to bolster the bullpen. 
Via CLNS Radio
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rusney Castillo continuing to find success in Winter League

There has been much hype surrounding 27-year-old outfielder Rusney Castillo, after the Red Sox inked him to a record seven-year, $72.5 million contract back in August. The Cuban defector made his organizational debut with the Gulf Coast League Red Sox, who would go on to defeat the Yankees for the GCL title. Castillo went 1-for-5 with a walk and RBI in games two and three of that...
Via Baseball Essential
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pride Of Andover High School Back Home Again

Andover High SchoolRyan Hanigan graduated from Andover High School in 1999 (where he was an Eastern Mass. All-Star). After college, his MLB career took him to far-flung locations like Cincinnati and Tampa Bay. Now, he's coming home to play for the team he rooted for as a kid. Said Hanigan, "...I grew up watching the Red Sox so you can't not do that around here. It's the team. We...
Via FenwayNation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dumpster Diving

Is Clay Buchholz ready to fulfil his potential? Probably not. -photo by Kelly O’Connor That title is pretty poor, but it’s better than the swill I was considering, like Pab-no Sandoval, or even No-le Hamels. Obviously, those didnt make the cut so this article must be going in another direction. The Red Sox have almost completely remade their roster in the span of about a month...
Via Fire Brand AL
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Are Red Sox 'Punting' On Free Agent Starters?

As time moves on, it appears that the Red Sox may actually be planning to go into the 2015 season with their current starting rotation. ESPNBoston.com's Gordon Edes reports today that Ben Cherington has—in fact—admitted that the team is not "actively engaged" with any of the elite free agent pitchers still available. This is highly distressing on many levels. It indicates that...
Via FenwayNation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Analysis: Still Some Work To Do

In his attempt to spearhead back-to-back worst-to-first claims in the American League East, Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington continues to revamp his club’s 40-man roster. On Thursday, the Red Sox acquired veteran catcher Ryan Hanigan from San Diego for third baseman Will Middlebrooks. Yet to be formally announced is the reported re-signing of 34-year-old left-handed...
Via Baseball News Source
1 day ago  |  Discuss

David Ross To Red Sox Fans: Boston Will Always Hold Special Place In My Heart

David Ross sounds like he didn’t take his time in Boston for granted. The veteran catcher reportedly signed a contract with the Chicago Cubs earlier this week, joining Jon Lester on the North Side and ending his time with the Red Sox. He tweeted his appreciation for Red Sox Nation on Saturday morning. Thx for all the kind words & support. Boston will always hold a special...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Craig Breslow Returns To Sox On 1-YR Deal

(FenwayNation Photo)At least the Red Sox clubhouse will be a little smarter now. Yale grad Craig Breslow re-signed with Boston yesterday on a one-year, $2 million deal. Breslow helps fill the left-handed void in the bullpen—and, hopefully, will revert to his pre-2014 form. While the all-Yale battery is no longer possible with the departure of Ryan Lavarnway (who has bounced all...
Via FenwayNation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Recapping Boston Red Sox’s Hot-Stove Season Transactions

The Boston Red Sox have made a flurry of moves during the 2014 off-season, some of which hit mainstream media, and others that flew under the radar. Infield Single is recapping the hot-stove moves to date (12/19/14) in table format below, try to keep up. Acquisitions and signings of newcomers Wade Miley, Rick Porcello, Justin […]
Via Infield Single
2 days ago  |  Discuss

New Red Sox pitcher Miley: Gluten-free? What would the Babe say?

Wade Miley kind of has a point. Miley, whom the Boston Red Sox acquired from the Arizona Diamondbacks last week, said earlier this week that he butted heads with his former club last season because of a disagreement concerning its stance toward players' diets. The new Red Sox pitcher clarified things Thursday, suggesting his initial comments were overblown. "I said something a little...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Trade Will Middlebrooks To Padres For Catcher Ryan Hanigan

This embed is invalid" /> Two of this offseason’s busiest teams crossed paths Friday. The Red Sox and Padres confirmed a trade that sends catcher Ryan Hanigan to Boston and third baseman Will Middlebrooks to San Diego. A source told Yahoo! Sports Jeff Passan of the deal earlier in the day. WEEI.com’s Rob Bradford, who heard the same thing from...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox and LHP Craig Breslow Agree On $2 Million Deal

The Red Sox have agreed on a one year deal with left-handed reliever Craig Breslow worth $2 million dollars according to Rob Bradford of WEEI Sports Radio. The Mets met personally with Breslow at the Winter Meetings in San Diego, but the talks were brief and not substantial. Sandy Alderson said Tuesday that he will not sign any lefty relievers to a major league deal. Instead,...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Prospects To Know: Outfielders

The “Prospects To Know” series continues this week with the Red Sox outfield prospects to watch in 2015. Bryce Brentz   Bryce Brentz. Photo by Kelly O’Connor, sittingstill.smugmug.com Brentz possesses some of the best power in the Red Sox system, but doesn’t make enough contact to get to that power consistently. He’s also had injury problems the last two years, missing...
Via Fire Brand AL
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Manny Ramirez tries to swing a golf club for the first time (VIDEO)

Manny Ramirez recently attended David Ortiz’s 7th annual Celebrity Golf Classic. And he swung a golf club for the first time while he was there. While it wasn’t as bad as Charles Barkley’s awful swings, it was still a bit embarrassing. But it was all in good fun...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz’s Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament Looked Like A Blast

David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez were arguably the best one-two punch in baseball during their prime years with the Boston Red Sox. No one will doubt their talent at the plate, but their ability to hit a golf ball is a different story. Besides, why would two guys with more than 450 home runs each need to hit a golf ball? At Big Papi’s annual David Ortiz Celebrity Golf Classic,...
Via Back9Network
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge Sent To Rehab Assignment With Boston Red Sox

In a pretty bizarre story, Liverpool FC – the soccer team – has sent injured striker Daniel Sturridge on a rehab assignment with the Boston Red Sox – the baseball team. Sturridge will be heading to Boston to link up with Sox medical specialists in an attempt to recover from a thigh injury suffered in Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox appear content with rotation despite lack of true ace

The Boston Red Sox’s rotation could be looked at in one of two ways: They either don’t have a No. 1 starter or they have five pitchers capable of being No. 1 starters.     Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington and manager John Farrell are subscribing to the latter theory. While no one is going to mistake Clay Buchholz, Joe Kelly, Rick Porcello, Wade Miley or Justin Masterson...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

7 questions you always wanted to ask a Red Sox knuckleball pitcher

Steven Wright (#65)Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer This is a bit of a different story than you usually encounter here, one that came together a bit by chance, a bit by luck and due to the willingness of an athlete to impart knowledge on an inquisitive fan.This story is about Steven Wright, the only knuckleball pitcher since Tim Wakefield to break into the Red Sox rotation.We...
Via RedSoxLife
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Identifying Boston Red Sox Players By the Numbers

People often get caught up in the allure of a superstar name such as a Dustin Pedroia or a David Ortiz. Fanatics of the Boston Red are no different. This article sheds light on that matter, while also playing a statistical game. Infield Single challengers its readers to match the statistic with a member of the […]
Via Infield Single
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Despite additions, Red Sox starting rotation still needs an ace

How important is an ace at the top of a starting rotation for a playoff hopeful or contender? The Boston Red Sox could provide some intriguing answers to that question next season. The first impulse is to believe that even the Red Sox believe in the importance of an unquestioned No. 1 starter, based on their attempt to re-sign Jon Lester before the left-hander opted to join the...
Via The Outside Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Monday Links: Adding an ace isn’t all that’s left for Red Sox to do

Photo credit: Kelly O’Connor Now that the dust has settled on the flurry of moves that the Red Sox made last week, it’s safe to evaluate what still remains for the team going forward. Although the team added three capable pitchers to their rotation in Wade Miley, Justin Masterson, and Rick Porcello, the team is still in need of a staff ace. The trio of new arms, and those already...
Via Fire Brand AL
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: Winter Meetings Reactions

The Boston Red Sox had a very eventful couple of days, making several moves that changed the scape of the team’s 2015 outlook. The team failed to resign ace Jon Lester, who in turn took a six-year, $155 million contract with the Chicago Cubs. Powerhitting left fielder Yoenis Cespedes was traded to the Detroit Tigers in exchange for starting pitcher Rick Porcello and Wade Miley...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

10 bold predictions for MLB Winter Meetings

The MLB Winter Meetings arrive in the midst of the holiday shopping season. The event features many "buyers" attempting to push other competitors aside in hopes of landing a hot commodity to upgrade their respective teams for 2015 and beyond. 2. Cole Hamels will ship up to Boston The domino effect of Jon Lester’s decision will result in a piece of the Phillies’ old...
Via The Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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