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Brock Holt jokes about getting wrecked by Pedroia in infield collision

During the ninth inning of Monday's Red Sox-Blue Jays game, Boston rookie utilityman Brock Holt came streaking behind second base in pursuit of a Jose Reyes grounder while Dustin Pedroia sprinted toward the same ball from the opposite direction, with equal speed.  Kaboom. Both players attempted to halt before contact but they smashed into each other anyway, with Holt taking...
Via Fox Sports
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fenway Fanatic Creates Red Sox Fan Art With Security Stickers

A Boston Red Sox fanatic going by the reddit name of  frieddoughf**ker (which she explains came from the powerful smell of fried dough at the park) created some awesome fan art after attending 48 home games at Fenway Park in 2014. Using the 47 (one of her visits was a double-header) brightly-colored security stickers  that Fenway Park ushers placed on her bag after checking it...
Via The Awesome Boston
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Need To Double-Up On The Mound This Winter

Jon Lester could be in Boston again before we know it – Mandatory Credit: Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images via ESPN.com After signing Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo last week, the Boston Red Sox have already started their rebuilding for 2015. The Red Sox have finally finished the reconstruction of the outfield they should have done last year, and now have Castillo, Allen Craig...
Via The Sports Journal
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wait? What? The Red Sox Won A Game?

The Red Sox had been riding a streak that they desperately wanted to get off, an 8 game losing streak.  The Sox had held leads in many of the games, but weren’t able to hold on to the lead into the final stretch.  Last night the Sox had the only remaining starter from the World Series team on the mound in Clay Buchholz.  Buchholz has done nothing but struggle this year and everyone...
Via Fenway West
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Clay Buchholz and the World’s Most Dramatic Umpire

Remember that guy named “Clay Buchholz” who was our single most effective pitcher out of the gate last season? That guy showed up again last night at Skydome, working 8 solid innings and giving up just 2 hits and no runs. Of course, once the ninth inning hit, we were hit with a sharp reminder that this is 2014, not 2013. After getting the first out, Clay let the next three batters...
Via Surviving Grady
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Brock Holt Feeling ‘Little Cuckoo’ Following Collision

You can’t win ‘em all. You can’t lose ‘em all, either. The Boston Red Sox snapped their eight-game losing streak Monday with a 4-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. The Sox blew a three-run lead in the ninth inning but prevailed in 10 frames after Yoenis Cespedes knocked in Brock Holt with a two-out, two-strike RBI single. There were several positives to come...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Koji Uehara: Surprising Struggles With Red Sox ‘Nothing About Fatigue’

Boston Red Sox closer Koji Uehara continues to deny that his surprising struggles are a product of his heavy workload over the last two seasons. Uehara, who blew his second straight save opportunity Monday before the Red Sox defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 in 10 innings at Rogers Centre, told reporters after the game that he isn’t worn out despite racking up 148 innings since...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rusney Castillo’s Agent: Red Sox A ‘Very Natural’ Fit For Outfielder

Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo was drawn to the Boston Red Sox for reasons beyond his new seven-year, $72.5 million contract. Castillo, who officially signed with the Red Sox over the weekend following an intense bidding war, viewed Boston as a place where he could be comfortable. The 27-year-old apparently relishes the opportunity to play for a passionate fan base. “When you...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

FN Poll: Buchholz Is Leading Sox 'Disappointer'

Very early voting in our latest FenwayNation Poll shows that readers think Clay Buchholz has been the most disappointing Red Sox player of 2014. As the chart shows, fully four in ten readers (40%) choose the Texas righty, followed by Xander Bogaerts at 24%, Will Middlebrooks at 20% and Jackie Bradley, Jr. at 16%. no one has yet selected Craig Breslow. You can still vote in the poll HERE.
Via FenwayNation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rusney Is Puig Latin For Steals

The signing of Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo by the Boston Red Sox has everybody excited. Like other Cuban players, scouts were limited in the amount of looks they were able to get and so the information we have on him is somewhat limited as well. The one tool that is not in question is his speed. A 30+ steal season from Castillo is a possibility as soon as 2015. The power is...
Via Razzball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox land Rusney Castillo

In a move that required a record amount of money towards a free agent who’s yet to see a pitch in MLB, the Boston Red Sox continued to re-shape their offense moving forward by inking Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo to a seven-year, $72.5 million deal. Castillo, who was born in Ciego de Avila, is a 5-foot-9, 205 pound outfielder. He is described by scouts as a four-tool player...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

It's Official: Red Sox #38— OF Rusney Castillo

The Red Sox made it official yesterday by announcing the signing of Cuban defector Rusney Castillo to a 7-year, $72.5 million contract. The speedy 27-year old OF has put on 20 pounds of muscle over the last year and projects to be a top-of-the-order speedster who hits for average and some power. Essentially, he is the Ellsbury replacement. Said GM Ben Cherington, "He's got...
Via FenwayNation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Red Sox fan gets hit by foul ball after failed attempt to stretch out and catch it

Red Sox SP Joe Kelly had an excellent outing in Friday night's game against the Seattle Mariners, giving up only 1 hit (0 ER) in five innings. But Koji Uehara's five-run implosion in the ninth inning was the difference in another disappointing loss. And when the pitcher's duel was deadlocked at 0-0 in the bottom of the sixth inning—right before the Sox took the lead...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rusney Castillo signs seven-year deal with Boston

The Boston Red Sox have won the Rusney Castillo sweepstakes. According to Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com as well as Ken Rosenthal and Jon Morosi of FOX Sports, the Red Sox and Castillo are “on track” to sign a six-year, $72 million deal. Source: Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo on track for record-setting 6-year, $72 million deal […]
Via Full Scale Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jon Lester returning to Boston ‘a long shot’

The consensus since the Boston Red Sox traded Jon Lester to the Oakland Athletics at the trade deadline has been that Lester, a free agent at season’s end, very well may end up back in Boston next season. But, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, Lester returning to Boston this upcoming winter is viewed as a long shot. Back in Spring Training, the Red Sox offered Lester a four...
Via Sports-Glory
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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