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Off Season pick ups that could go wrong

The Boston Red Sox are in need of a consistent thirdbase men. The question is who? They have some players within the system that they could work from within and save some money for their pitching rotation. The players that could possibly fit at third are Brock Holt and Mookie Betts. If the Red Sox move  Betts to third it'd be a stretch, because he played second base for the...
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Will Middlebrooks: ‘I Love The Pressure To Win’ With Boston Red Sox

Will Middlebrooks’ career appears stuck in the mud. You’d never know it based on his positive attitude. Middlebrooks, currently in the midst of his second consecutive down season, believes he’ll be the Red Sox’s starting third baseman on Opening Day 2015. The 26-year-old also is welcoming whatever challenges come his way, as he’s confident he’ll ultimately prevail within...
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John Farrell: Brock Holt Returning In 2014 ‘Not Out Of The Question’ (Video)

Brock Holt has pretty much done it all this season. At the moment, though, he’s not doing much of anything. The Boston Red Sox utilityman was diagnosed with a concussion last Friday that stemmed from his collision with Dustin Pedroia on Aug. 25. He hasn’t played since Sept. 5. While the Sox don’t have much left to play for in 2014, Red Sox manager John Farrell noted before...
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Thursday Links: Rusney, Rusney, Rusney

Photo credit: Kelly O’Connor After about a month of waiting, Red Sox fans finally got their first look at Rusney Castillo on Wednesday. The 27-year old Cuban defector assumed the seventh spot in the Red Sox order, and manned center field in his first big league game. After playing in three championships on his rise through the Red Sox farm system, Castillo’s quickly realized...
Via Fire Brand AL
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Listen: Interview with Ken Burns on 20th anniversary of ‘Baseball’

The award-winning Ken Burns has done so much for the baseball community. The Boston-area legend found some time to give us a great interview. In our discussion, Burns talks about "Baseball's" film production, some of its notable interview subjects, and its legacy...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Roundup: Castillo Gets the Calls

So the Red Sox signed some guy named Rusney Castillo and now two-thirds of their projected 2015 outfield is comprised of defected Cubans. Castillo will get the start in center field for the Red Sox on Wednesday against the Pirates, so let’s take a look at Boston’s project. Projecting Cuban players is among the most difficult things in baseball, primarily because of a lack of...
Via Baseball Professor
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: Quick hits

At this point in the season the Boston Red Sox are not playing for wins and losses. That time has come and gone. Instead, they are playing to evaluate and showcase talent while gauging which players they believe can impact the 2015 team, and which players would be better served elsewhere. So, for all things 2015, let’s take a look at what’s been going on this week: Matt Barnes...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Farrell: Rusney Castillo 'likely' to debut Wednesday

Rusney Castillo has been fast-tracked through the minor leagues, and the new Boston Red Sox outfielder is set to make his debut with the big club. Red Sox manager John Farrell said Tuesday on MLB Network Radio that the Cuban-born outfielder is “likely” to make his major league debut on Wednesday against the Pittsburgh Pirates. According to Farrell, Castillo will play center...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Edwin Escobar Goes For PawSox In Title Game

Edwin EscobarTonight, the Pawtucket Red Sox will try to become the best AAA team in the nation—as they face off against the PCL champ Omaha Storm Chasers. On the mound for the PawSox will be one of the assets Boston got back for Jake Peavy—Edwin Escobar. Only 22, the left-handed Escobar is projected to be a top of the rotation starter down the road, and is ranked #56 among all...
Via FenwayNation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

State of the Red Sox: Rusney Castillo Getting the Call, Red Sox Playing Spoiler

Rusney Castillo should be up with the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday (Photo by Kelly O’Conner via SittingStill.smugmug.com) The Boston Red Sox may have struggled at home against the Baltimore Orioles this past week with a three-game sweep against the A.L. East-leading squad, but the offense improved to win three out of four at Kansas City to improve to 66-84 with only two weeks remaining...
Via Fire Brand AL
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Dumped One Carp, Looking At Another

Carp-To-Carp WalletingAccording to Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe (the boring broadsheet now owned by John Henry), the Red Sox may be in the hunt for Hiroshima Carp pitcher Kenta Maeda. The righthander will be available on the international market in November, and Boston (in need of two starters) will likely put up the $25 million posting fee. They will also explore trades with...
Via FenwayNation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Daniel Nava on farewell tour?

The last days of Daniel Nava?Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer We have a question that begs an answer.Why is Daniel Nava playing every day in the Red Sox outfield?He is on a single year contract, getting a salary that you can easily DFA or trade away, but yet there he is standing out in the Fenway outfield almost every game.It is no secret that the Red Sox have a surplus on outfielders...
Via RedSoxLife
7 days ago  |  Discuss

BoSox chairman: Team plans to spend big money in free agency

The Boston Red Sox were the 2013 World Series champions, and in 2014 they took a nosedive. With 2014 all but over for the franchise and everyone looking forward to 2015, chairman Tom Werner expressed that the team is going to have plenty of money for free agent spending. Speaking on WEEI, Werner said Boston […]
Via Full Scale Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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