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11 facts about the Red Sox’ 11-game winning streak

On September 15, Red Sox fans looked at the American League East standings with a sense of dread. Flashing forward 11 days, the scene has completely changed. In that span, Boston has won 11 in a row, with every win coming against a division opponent. And it hasn’t simply been about the Red Sox winning (though that’s what […]
Via Boston.com
47 minutes ago

Seth Meyers told David Ortiz what every Red Sox fan is thinking on ‘Late Night’

David Ortiz stopped by Late Night with Seth Meyers Monday night to talk about what kind of reception he might get from the Yankees fans during his final three-game series against the longtime Red Sox rivals, laugh about Kenan Thompson’s Saturday Night Live impression of him, and reminisce about the 2004 ALCS. Meyers, who is […]
Via Boston.com
50 minutes ago

David Ortiz thanks Yankees fans, encourages mass mooning

David Ortiz has a couple of messages for New York Yankees fans. First and foremost, if Yankees fans follow through on one fan’s hope — that a mass mooning can be orchestrated in Ortiz’s final game at the Bronx — then he won’t be able to control himself and likely burst out into laughter. Oh, and he’ll try to do what he’s pretty much always done: punish the Yankees...
Via NESN.com
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Skipper John Farrell from Hot Seat to AL Manager of the Year?

While teams are still jockeying for position and berths, the biggest remaining mysteries are who will win the various individual awards. The AL MVP race is hotly contested, the NL MVP isn’t. The NL Cy Young is a barnburner with tons of qualified candidates, while the AL race is smaller and less contested. Dave McCullough wonders if Boston Red Sox skipper John Farrell can overcome...
Via Sons of Sam Horn
5 hours ago

The Red Seat: Episode 25 – Big Papi vs. Teddy Ballgame

Welcome to The Red Seat, BP Boston’s weekly podcast discussing all things Boston Red Sox. Hosted by Jake Devereaux and featuring a rotating panel of BP Boston guests, The Red Seat will dive into current events, life in the AL East, prospects down on the farm and much more. Additionally, this podcast will tap into the knowledge of industry professionals as we attempt to bring you...
Via BP Boston
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox magic number for AL East title now 1

The Red Sox got one step closer to an American League East title Monday as the Blue Jays lost, 7-5, to the Yankees at Rogers Centre. Toronto's defeat lowered Boston's magic number to one, meaning the Red Sox can finish no worse than a tie for first place in the division.
Via RedSox.com
13 hours ago

POLL: Three In Four Want No Part Of A Playoff Panda

Results to our latest FenwayNation Poll show that full three-quarters of readers think that Pablo Sandoval should not under any circumstances be on Boston's post-season roster. As the chart shows, one-quarter take the opposite view: that The Panda should—if healthy—be on the playoff squad. You can still vote in this poll HERE.
Via FenwayNation
16 hours ago

POLL: Should Panda Be On The Post-Season Roster?

Should Pablo Sandoval be on the post-season Red Sox roster? Yes, if he's healthy No, not under any circumstances   pollcode.com free polls
Via FenwayNation
21 hours ago

The Case for Mookie Betts – 2016 AL MVP

Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I’m about to lay out what I consider a very strong case asserting that, without a doubt, Mookie Betts is the 2016 American League Most Valuable Player. While you may consider my technique “fishy,” I have chosen not to compare him to any of the two or three other […] The post The Case for Mookie Betts – 2016 AL MVP appeared first on Todays Knuckleball.
Via Today's Knuckleball
22 hours ago

MLB Power Rankings: A Red Sox and Cubs World Series?

Welcome to week 25 of the Major League Baseball Power Rankings at Today’s Knuckleball. There’s just one more week of games left on the schedule, and it’s still not clear how the wild card races are going to shake out, with as many as five teams still alive and vying for two spots in the […] The post MLB Power Rankings: A Red Sox and Cubs World Series? appeared first on Todays Knuckleball.
Via Today's Knuckleball
23 hours ago

5 reasons the Boston Red Sox can win the World Series

Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Is the Red Sox’s Playoff Rotation Championship Caliber?

The past two weeks have provided plenty of clarity regarding the Red Sox’s postseason outlook. The AL East crown and a trip to the ALDS is all but a given following an 11-game winning streak. Meanwhile, the playoff rotation appears set as Eduardo Rodriguez and Clay Buchholz have emerged as the likely Nos. 3 and 4 starters while Drew Pomeranz has struggled in September. There...
Via BP Boston
1 day ago  |  Discuss

How Has Slugger Hanley Ramirez Fueled Red Sox Hot September?

The Boston Red Sox had a season filled with speed bumps and plenty of questions. However, performances from young players and key veterans have them in the playoffs and in position to win a pennant. Ian York uses his unique charts to show us how slugger Hanley Ramirez has fueled Boston’s September surge in the AL East standings.  Hanley Ramirez has been a very good hitter for...
Via Sons of Sam Horn
1 day ago

Red Sox hurlers enjoy history-making K-day

A combination of five Red Sox pitchers made history Sunday, striking out 23 batters in Boston's 3-2 extra-inning win over the Rays while breaking a couple of records along the way.
Via RedSox.com
1 day ago

Red Sox Clinch Playoff Spot, Pedroia Hits Beast Mode

For the past several years, September has been the month of Red Sox fans’ discontent. In 2011, the last month of summer sealed Terry Francona’s fate as the Sox went a dismal 7-20. They managed to do just as poorly under Bobby V in September the following year, going 7-19 long after folks stopped paying attention. The last couple years have not been all that sensational, either...
Via Surviving Grady
2 days ago

Rays cancel pregame tribute per David Ortiz's request

David Ortiz isn’t going to celebrate his final game at Tropicana Field. The Major League Baseball world lost a star Sunday in Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez, who died in a boating accident at the age of 24, but Ortiz lost a friend. Because of that, the Boston Red Sox designated hitter asked the Tampa Bay Rays not to honor him before Sunday’s game. Given today's tragedy...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: Dustin Pedroia Grand Slam Pushes Sox To 10th Straight Win

Dustin Pedroia hit his fourth grand slam of his career and second of the season in the seventh inning to propel the Boston Red Sox (91-64) to their 10th straight victory and postseason berth with a 6-4 win over the Tampa Bay Rays (65-89) at the Trop. 
Via CLNS Radio
2 days ago

Red Sox clinch playoff berth as Porcello wins 22nd

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Dustin Pedroia hit his fourth career grand slam to help Rick Porcello get his major league-leading 22nd win, and the Boston Red Sox clinched a playoff berth by beating the Tampa Bay Rays 6-4 Saturday night for their 10th consecutive win. Boston maintained a 5 1/2-game lead over Toronto for the division title and ensured no worse than the AL's second wild...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox not ruling out Sandoval's return this year

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell has not ruled out injured third baseman Pablo Sandoval returning this year should an injury replacement be required. Sandoval was not expected back until 2017 following a left shoulder injury that sent him to the disabled list after just three games in April. ''We're staying opened minded,'' Farrell said before Saturday...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox look to make 10 wins in a row Saturday with Rick Porcello on mound

Rick Porcello can bolster his Cy Young Award candidacy even more Saturday. The Boston Red Sox right-hander will go for his 22nd win of the season Saturday when he faces the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Furthermore, a win would make it 10 in a row for Boston after it won again Friday. Hear a preview of Porcello’s start in the video from NESN’s “Red Sox Final” above.    
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz ‘Retired Not Expired’ shirt designed by his daughter

David Ortiz of course is set to retire whenever the Boston Red Sox’s season ultimately comes to a close. As part of his farewell, his daughter Alex has designed a great t-shirt in the slugger’s honor. Bearing the message “Retired Not Expired 2016” on the front and the Dominican Republic flag on the back -- with his No. 34 in the center -- the premium t-shirt version retails...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Xander Bogaerts Break Out of His Slump?

One of the most encouraging developments of the 2016 season for the Red Sox — a season that has been chock-full of them, I should mention — is that Xander Bogaerts has seemingly taken another step forward. Still just 23 years old, Boston’s shortstop was quite good in 2015, but something still appeared to be missing. He wasn’t able to put it all together in a way that could...
Via BP Boston
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Varitek Serves as Judge on Chopped Junior

Jason Varitek did and saw plenty during his 15-year big league career. Former Boston Red Sox team captain, two World Series rings…dude even caught a record four no-hitters. But I’m guessing none of that compared to what the former catcher faced Tuesday night. Judge. .@RedSox fans set your DVR'sJason Varitek is a Celebrity Judge on the @FoodNetwork #ChoppedJr Tomorrow at 8pm...
Via Hall of Very Good
5 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz admits he would rather not be retiring

Is this the beginning of David Ortiz reconsidering his retirement? It’s not really, but the Red Sox slugger admitted that he wishes he could play longer. “I wish I could continue playing, but it takes a lot for me to prepare for the games every year,” Ortiz told Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe. “I’ve been dealing with things the last four years and it gets worse, you...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Continued Growth of Rick Porcello, Cy Young Candidate

On Monday night in Baltimore, Rick Porcello allowed two earned runs in a complete-game victory, striking out seven batters without a walk. That outing lowered his season ERA to 3.08, topped in the American League only by Masahiro Tanaka and Chris Sale. It raised his innings total to 210.2, topped in the AL only by Sale and Porcello’s teammate, David Price. It improved his pitcher...
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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