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Mike Napoli A Fitting Trade Deadline Day Hero In Red Sox’s Win Over Rays

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Ask Mike Napoli, and he’ll tell you it was business as usual. Think about it logically, and it’s hard to imagine the Red Sox first baseman’s mind didn’t wander, if only for a minute. Napoli’s name was penciled into the Red Sox’s starting lineup Friday despite constant trade rumors leading up to the Major League...
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Mike Napoli's Late Homer Gives Sox 7-5 Win Over Rays

After an uneventful Trade Deadline day, Mike Napoli and the Boston Red Sox provided some excitement in an entertaining 7-5 win over the Tampa Bay Rays.
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Pittsburgh Pirates trade rumors: Mike Napoli edition

A recent report has surfaced that the Pittsburgh Pirates are potentially interested in trading for Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli. Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune reported that the Pirates have looked into bringing Mike Napoli to Pittsburgh. Although Napoli has struggled at the plate this season, he has been very solid defensively. This would be a decently effective...
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Mike Napoli’s Power Surge One Of Few Bright Spots Of Red Sox’s Road Trip

Let’s get this out of the way first: The Boston Red Sox’s recently completed seven-game road trip was a disaster in every sense of the word. It effectively erased any progress the team had made before the All-Star break, and with it any reasonable hope of contending for a playoff berth. That being said, there was one Red Sox player who seemed to avoid the tornado of destruction...
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Boston Red Sox: analyzing the first base dilemma

Mike Napoli There might be some position shuffling on the horizon for the Boston Red Sox. Entering the season, the Red Sox seemed set: Mike Napoli at first, Hanley Ramirez in left, and David Ortiz as the DH. A little past the midpoint, things aren’t quite as simple. After a monster spring training, Napoli finally seemed healthy after struggling through 2014. The regular season...
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Mike Napoli Understanding Of Difficult Situation Facing Boston Red Sox

This embed is invalid" /> The clock seemingly is ticking for Mike Napoli. The Boston Red Sox first baseman knows it. The Red Sox, who entered Sunday seven games under .500 (42-49) and 7 1/2 games back of the New York Yankees in the American League East, need to decide soon how they’re going to approach the Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline. Boston...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

The Life After Mike Napoli

Brian Hines (@JonLestersGhost)Contributing WriterIf you’ve watched the Red Sox this year, you've realized Mike Napoli isn't the same. Flashback to the 2013 season. Napoli’s first year with the Sox, he hit .259 with 23 home runs and 92 RBIs. He, and his large beard, was a key contributor all year and helped the Sox win the World Series. It seems like yesterday he was hitting solo...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Don't completely give up on Mike Napoli just yet

(Matt West/Boston Herald)Bill Foley (@Foles74)Contributing Writer It has been impossible to not hate the Boston Red Sox for most of the 2015 season. The team was losing games in crushing fashion, and it often seemed like the players and the manager didn’t care a whole lot. They tried the same thing night after night and we went crazy as we watched it fail to work. Lately,...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Napoli’s surprising situation with Sox lacks obvious solution

  This embed is invalid   " /> BOSTON — This was supposed to be Mike Napoli’s season of redemption.   What happened? After an uninspiring 2014 season in which he was limited to 119 games because of various injuries, including a continuous bout with sleep apnea that nearly forced him into retirement, Napoli arrived at spring training looking and, according...
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

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