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Video: Behind the scenes with Mookie Betts at Spring Training

A couple behind the scenes videos of Red Sox star Mookie Betts via Red Sox Productions and NESN.
Via RedSoxLife
4 hours ago

Can Pablo Sandoval Carry His Spring Success Into The Regular Season?

I don’t want to fall into this trap at all. I’ve said that when it comes to Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval, I am a “believe it when I see it” type of person. But right now, Sandoval is finishing up a fantastic spring training in which he not only performed well on the field, but also stayed out of trouble off of it. Now I know that in sports preseason production means...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
12 hours ago

Red Sox Will Open Season With Three Lefties In The 'Pen

Robby Scott (Getty Images)Red Sox manager John Farrell announced on Wednesday afternoon that reliever Robby Scott had made the Opening Day roster. This means that the club with go North will three left-handers in the bullpen—Scott, Robbie Ross, Jr. and the immortal (and aptly-named) Fernando Abad. Given all the pitching injuries this Spring (hey, Red Sox medical staff, nice shoulder...
Via FenwayNation
13 hours ago

USAToday: 31 Years Later, Sox And Mets To Meet Again

A little over 30 years ago, Red Sox Nation hit its nadir (and we don't mean Ralph) on a Saturday night in October. We won't recount the agony that was the 1986 World Series—but one sportswriter sees a re-match in the offing. Bob Nightengale of USAToday Sports projects that the Red Sox and Metropolitans will face-off again in this year's Fall Classic. Since that fateful series...
Via FenwayNation
13 hours ago

Bold prediction: Mets-Red Sox meet again for another classic World Series

Eighteen years ago the Mets beat the Red Sox in the World Series.                

Thornburg confident shoulder will heal with rest

Red Sox reliever Tyler Thornburg acknowledged Wednesday that he might have been pushing too hard to get over the arm fatigue that dogged him throughout his first Spring Training with the Red Sox.
Via RedSox.com
15 hours ago

Rutledge injury, Moreland flu impact 25th spot

The decision regarding the 25th roster spot for the Red Sox has been complicated by the fact Josh Rutledge (left hamstring strain) will start the season on the disabled list and starting first baseman Mitch Moreland coming down with the flu.
Via RedSox.com
16 hours ago

What can we expect from Xander Bogaerts in 2017?

Xander Bogaerts has quite the resume for just a 24 year-old shortstop.
Via CLNS Radio
19 hours ago

Carson Smith Setback Should Concern Red Sox Fans

This Spring, we've seen a cascade of negative health stories about Red Sox pitchers—now another may be on the horizon. Multiple reports suggest that relief pitcher Carson Smith has suffered a setback in his recovery from Tommy John surgery—feeling "tightness" after his first bullpen session. Previously scheduled to join the bullpen in June, this new problem may significantly...
Via FenwayNation
20 hours ago

Cole Sturgeon has hit it off with Red Sox

Cole Sturgeon was a senior at Louisville when the Red Sox selected him in the 10th round of the 2014 amateur draft. He settled for a $10,000 bonus because what other choice did he have? It was either take that or give up baseball. Sturgeon has since made his way to Double A Portland and […]
Via Boston.com
20 hours ago

How Does Boston’s Opening Day Starter Rick Porcello Get the Job Done?

Rick Porcello didn’t have a very good year in 2015, going 9-15 with a 4.92 ERA (87 ERA+). Even though he did put together a pretty good string of games in the second half of the season, few had high hopes for him entering 2016. Certainly, very few people expected him to win the American League Cy Young award, with a 22-4 record and a 3.15 ERA (145 ERA+); but he did, and suddenly...
Via Sons of Sam Horn
20 hours ago

The Unheralded Drew Pomeranz

I know you, fellow Red Sox fan. You saw the name in the title and felt disgust. I get it. I really do. Drew Pomeranz was not who you thought he was, but instead what you feared. Coming over in return for a very young, very talented pitcher in Anderson Espinoza, Pomeranz – in no uncertain terms – was a disappointment. His only scoreless outing in a Red Sox uniform was in relief...
Via BP Boston
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

BASEBALL 2017: With Ortiz gone, fewer primary DHs left in AL

Big Papi was a big hitter, and that was really his only duty for most of his 20 major league seasons. So when David Ortiz retired last year after more than 2,000 games as a designated hitter, baseball lost one of the few remaining players who rarely played the field. Going into the 45th season since the designated hitter was approved for the American League, more managers now appear...
Via MyNorthwest.com
1 day ago

No Big Papi, but Red Sox still loaded with youth, pitching

When David Ortiz took one final, hat-tipping trot around Fenway in October, with him went the franchise's biggest personality and one of the last links to its most recent run of Word Series titles
Via Boston.com
1 day ago

Red Sox shut down Thornburg for a week

Red Sox reliever Tyler Thornburg will be shut down for the next week, manager John Farrell announced on Tuesday.
Via RedSox.com
1 day ago

Pick Your Projection: 2017 Red Sox Edition

We are less than a week away from real, actual, meaningful Red Sox baseball. This is undoubtedly very exciting, but the proximity to the season also means we only have a few more days to obsess over player and team projections. How many wins are to be expected? Will that number be enough to win the division? Who is appears poised for an emergent season? Who will regress after a strong...
Via BP Boston
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox see Blake Swihart as still ‘not a finished product’

FORT MYERS, Fla. — If you squint, it remains easy to imagine Blake Swihart as a rare sort of catcher based on his ability to make steady, resounding contact that sends line drives all over the field, and his unusual impact on the bases. There is a reason why, when the Red Sox signed Yoan […]
Via Boston.com
1 day ago

Alex Rodriguez said he 'made an ass of' himself denying PED allegations

Alex Rodriguez just admitted something Boston Red Sox fans have been saying for years.The former New York Yankees third baseman is no stranger to controversy, but there’s one thing in his past he particularly regrets. In 2013, Rodriguez went on Mike Francesa’s radio show on WFAN in New York to defend himself against allegations of performance-enhancing drug use in the Biogenesis...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Yoan Moncada developed Twinkie obsession when he came to US

If you ever see Yoan Moncada in the sweets aisle at the grocery store, chances are he’s looking for the Twinkies.The former Boston Red Sox prospect apparently developed quite the sweet tooth when he came to the United States, as he once had 85 Twinkies in a week, according to his agent David Hastings in Eli Saslow’s recent ESPN the Magazine article on the Chicago White Sox third...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

What to expect for the Boston Red Sox without Big Papi?

With spring training winding down, the start to the MLB season is nearing. This season will bring a very different feel to the Boston Red Sox and their organization. For the first time in 14 years, David Ortiz will not be on the opening day roster. Fans and players alike are wondering just how this will affect the coming season and production within the clubhouse. There are many...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Weak elbow could sideline David Price into May

If you exhaled after learning David Price won’t need surgery this season, you might want to start holding your breath again.The Boston Red Sox pitcher got good news at the beginning of the month, when he learned after seeking a second opinion that only treatment and medication would be needed to heal his sore throwing elbow. But apparently his status has taken a turn for the worse...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox lefty Pomeranz pulled with tightness in triceps

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Red Sox pitcher Drew Pomeranz exited Sunday's start after two innings because of tightness in his left triceps, the latest setback for Boston's staff in spring training. The Red Sox said Pomeranz, in competition for a spot in the rotation, was pulled against Minnesota as a precaution. ''I don't think it's anything serious,'' the lefty said. The AL East...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

What Could Go Wrong: 2017 Red Sox Edition

The 2017 Red Sox are probably going to be good. Very good, even. The gamblers at OddsShark have the team’s over/under pegged at 92.5 wins, tied with the Indians for the highest total in the American League and trailing just the Nationals and Cubs across the majors. Obviously, however, this is sports we’re talking about. You play the game on the field, not on paper, or something...
Via BP Boston
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Box Score 3/14: The calm before the March Madness storm

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome the YB Box Score, what we're reading while downgrading the latest snow storm to endless sleet.Happy birthday to Larry Johnson, Steph Curry and Simone Biles.On this date in 1987 Boston Red Sox pitcher Al Nipper beaned Darryl Strawberry of the New York Mets resulting...
Via Yardbarker
15 days ago  |  Discuss

A 5-year-old Red Sox fan not only receives a new heart but finds out he may go to Fenway

Everybody could use a heartwarming story to read, and here is a great one to soothe some frayed nerves.Five-year-old Ari Schultz was diagnosed with critical aortic stenosis and evolving hypoplastic left heart syndrome when he was in the womb, which even not knowing exactly what those two diseases are, they sound fairly awful. He has been waiting for a new heart ever since he was...
Via The Comeback
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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