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Friday Links: Red Sox announce starters for spring

Photo credit: Kelly O’Connor While the snow is still covering the ground in Boston, just three days separate us from the start of the Red Sox first game of the spring. The Red Sox can officially put their 2014 last place finish behind them, and rinse the bad taste out of their mouths on Tuesday with their annual split-squad meeting between Northeastern University and Boston College...
Via Fire Brand AL
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Joe Kelly: ‘No Hard Feelings’ Between Me, Hanley Ramirez About 2013 NLCS

FORT MYERS, Fla — Joe Kelly and Hanley Ramirez have buried the hatchet. Not that there really ever was much of an issue. Kelly drilled Ramirez in the ribs with a pitch during Game 1 of the 2013 NLCS between the St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers. Both players now are members of the Boston Red Sox, and Kelly on Thursday officially put to rest any idea there might be some...
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Joe Kelly, Allen Craig Prepare For First Spring Training As Red Sox (Videos)

Joe Kelly and Allen Craig came to the Boston Red Sox in a trade-deadline deal last year, so this is their first visit to the team’s spring-training facility in Fort Myers, Fla. Watch the two videos below to see what Kelly and Craig think about their new spring home and their 2015 teammates. Filed under: Boston Red Sox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hanley finally gets his hands on Joe Kelly, his new teammate

While most observers believe the Boston Red Sox answered many questions this offseason, one rather large question loomed heading into spring training: What would happen when Hanley Ramirez finally got his hands on Joe Kelly? Kelly famously plunked Ramirez in the 2013 National League Championship Series, and perhaps altered the future of both players. Kelly's fastball to Ramirez's...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Kelly Thinks Allen Craig Will Be "Awesome"

Kelly (L); Craig (R)Joe Kelly—fresh off predicting he'll win the 2015 AL Cy Young Award—is forecasting great things for his old Cardinal teammate Allen Craig. Kelly points to the years when Craig was the best hitter on the St. Louis squad, "We had Matt Hollidays, we had Lance Berkmans. But check out any playoff games, any stats, the guy was our best player, 100 percent." And...
Via FenwayNation
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: Can Joe Kelly win the Cy Young?

Spoiler alert: Joe Kelly is winning the American League Cy Young in 2015. Joe Kelly has said he’ll win the A.L. Cy Young award this year. Will it happen? At least, that’s what the Boston Red Sox right-hander said at the team’s Winter Weekend Jan. 24. He told WEEI radio that he would take home the top pitching prize in the A.L. this season. Kelly said he is very angry when...
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox P Joe Kelly predicts he will win Cy Young Award

      This embed is invalid   " /> MASHANTUCKET, Conn. — Joe Kelly expects to collect hardware at the end of 2015.   Kelly said during a radio appearance Saturday morning that he will win the American League Cy Young award this season. The Boston Red Sox starter didn’t backtrack when pressed on the prediction a short time later. Instead, he reiterated...
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Joe Kelly Wins MLB Social Media Award, Gives Great Acceptance Speech (Video)

“Best Acceptance Speech” isn’t a real category, but if it was, Joe Kelly would have won that, too. The winners of the MLB Network Social Media Awards were announced Sunday night with the Boston Red Sox pitcher taking home the “Best Selfie” award for his gem with Derek Jeter. #RE2PECT #2ELFIE— Joseph Kelly Jr. (@JosephKellyJr) September 29, 2014...
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals are "looking for offense not Peavy"

In case you missed it, there was a lot of buzz surrounding the Cardinals and Jake Peavy yesterday, with Gordon Edes, Peter Gammons and Jayson Stark all reporting the Cards interest in the Red Sox pitcher.  Jon Morosi even indicated that the Cards and Red Sox were in active trade talks regarding Peavy.However, Derrick Goold of the Post-Dispatch put the brakes on that talk with a...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals' Joe Kelly headed to DL. Who will take his place?

Joe Kelly injured his hamstring today trying to beat out a bunt, leaving the Cardinals with a hole in their starting rotation.  Who are the candidates to replace Kelly?  Let's take a look.Carlos MartinezMartinez, who lost out to Kelly for the 5th starter job, would be the obvious choice to replace him in the starting rotation.  However, there are some factors working against him...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

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