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Player profile: Rick Porcello

After having the best statistical season of his career, the Detroit Tigers rewarded Rick Porcello by trading him to the Boston Red Sox. Porcello will be joining a rotation of fantasy “streaming quality” starting pitchers, including Clay Buchholz, Wade Miley, Joe Kelly and Justin Masterson. Of those in the Boston rotation, Porcello is the best fantasy option entering the 2015...
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Where Are The Red Sox Now: Casey Fossum

Casey Fossum was drafted in 1999 by the Boston Red Sox as the 18th pick in the supplemental round. Fossum became a regular on the Major League roster in 2001. He bounced between the bullpen and starting rotation throughout his Boston tenure, accumulating a 14-11 record and 190 strikeouts over 230 innings pitched. Fossum underwent […]
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Boston Red Sox: Top 10 Prospects

#1 – Blake Swihart – When Swihart was drafted, many expected him to have to move off catcher and that his offense would carry him. He has improved behind the dish each season and is now considered a very good defensive catcher. He has caught nearly 40 percent of attempted base stealers through his pro career, and his bat has been every bit it was expected to be. He has not hit...
Via Baseball Essential
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Xander Bogaerts Holds the Key to Red Sox’s 2015 Success

The Boston Red Sox have revamped their starting rotation with pitchers who are historically known to induce the ground ball. Rick Porcello had a ground ball rate of 49% in 2014 (25th in league among qualified candidates). Similarly, Wade Miley accumulated a 51.1% ground ball rate 2014 (17th in the league among qualified candidates. Justin […]
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Red Sox’s Holiday Wish List Includes Healthy Pedroia, Leadoff Stability

The holiday season is much more festive after a World Series win. The Red Sox don’t have much to be thankful for this year after stumbling to a last-place finish in the American League East. A lot went wrong for Boston in 2014, leaving the club with many holiday wishes as it prepares for the 2015 Major League Baseball season. The Red Sox already have been busy this winter. They’ve...
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Justin Masterson – Second Time Around

The return of Justin Masterson to the Red Sox via free agency caused little excitement among writers and fans. Once considered a top prospect, he was traded to Cleveland in 09 in a deal involving Victor Rodgriguez. The deal basically failed on both ends- Rodriguez left at the end of that year and Masterson was up-and-down for the Indians. Part of the problem with the hurler   ...
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From The Babe To The Beards-Great Sox Read

There's still time to run out and buy one of the most entertaining Red Sox books published this year—'From The Babe To The Beards—The Boston Red Sox In the World Series' by Bill Nowlin and Jim Prime. This is a big book that any Red Sox fan will be proud to display on their Holiday coffee table. Filled with richly-detailed photos from the twelve Red Sox World Series, the book...
Via FenwayNation
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The Year in Red Sox Vines

This is the time of year when some sites post their wish lists for next year’s Red Sox team or their expert analysis of what went wrong last season. I’m far too hungover to attempt anything so ambitious, and with 2014 being such a ******** season, I figured I’d take the easy route, and throw up a collection of my favorite Sox vines from the past year. I hope you enjoy em, and...
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History of Boston Red Sox All-Time Owners

The Boston Red Sox have had a long list of managers, but only a small list of those who have been privileged enough to call themselves owners. Charles W. Somers achieved prominence in Major League Baseball in the early 1900’s and had the financial resources to become on of the principal founding fathers of the […]
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Hanley Ramirez’s Plan With Red Sox? ‘Play Pepper’ With Green Monster

This embed is invalid" /> Hanley Ramirez has big things planned for his return to Boston. Ramirez, who signed a four-year, $88 million contract with the Red Sox this offseason, took to Twitter over the weekend to show his preparation for the 2015 season already is in full swing. Apparently, Ramirez intends to take aim at Fenway Park’s Green Monster...
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Red Sox all set with their starting pitching?

  This embed is invalid   " /> The Boston Red Sox’s 2015 starting rotation could be comprised of five pitchers already on the roster.   Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington over the weekend reiterated his stance that he’s comfortable with Boston’s rotation as constructed. There’s been some debate as to whether the Red Sox should pursue a No. 1 starter...
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Christian Vazquez Tearing It Up In Winter Ball

(USAToday Sports)Christian Vazquez—the likely starting catcher for the 2015 Red Sox—has been doing some serious offensive damage in the Puerto Rican Winter League. So far, the backstop is hitting .294—with a .371 OBP. The 24-year old is known for his defensive skills (particularly his 'gun' of an arm), so if he starts to hit consistently, it's offensive gravy. Boston signed...
Via FenwayNation
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San Francisco Giants: Grading the off-season

I was hoping for more of a splash in McCovey Cove this offseason, but alas, San Francisco Giants fans can’t have everything. Though they haven’t made any high profile moves this offseason, the Giants feel their smaller deals will help break the odd year curse. Let’s analyze the moves so far and in the spirit of final exam week, see if we can hand out some grades. Losing Out...
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Boston Red Sox Sign Craig Breslow Back

The Boston Red Sox have resigned their left-handed reliever Craig Breslow to a one year, $2 million deal to bolster the bullpen. 
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Are Red Sox 'Punting' On Free Agent Starters?

As time moves on, it appears that the Red Sox may actually be planning to go into the 2015 season with their current starting rotation.'s Gordon Edes reports today that Ben Cherington has—in fact—admitted that the team is not "actively engaged" with any of the elite free agent pitchers still available. This is highly distressing on many levels. It indicates that...
Via FenwayNation
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Prospects To Know: Outfielders

The “Prospects To Know” series continues this week with the Red Sox outfield prospects to watch in 2015. Bryce Brentz   Bryce Brentz. Photo by Kelly O’Connor, Brentz possesses some of the best power in the Red Sox system, but doesn’t make enough contact to get to that power consistently. He’s also had injury problems the last two years, missing...
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Manny Ramirez tries to swing a golf club for the first time (VIDEO)

Manny Ramirez recently attended David Ortiz’s 7th annual Celebrity Golf Classic. And he swung a golf club for the first time while he was there. While it wasn’t as bad as Charles Barkley’s awful swings, it was still a bit embarrassing. But it was all in good fun...
Via The Sports Daily
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David Ortiz’s Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament Looked Like A Blast

David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez were arguably the best one-two punch in baseball during their prime years with the Boston Red Sox. No one will doubt their talent at the plate, but their ability to hit a golf ball is a different story. Besides, why would two guys with more than 450 home runs each need to hit a golf ball? At Big Papi’s annual David Ortiz Celebrity Golf Classic,...
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7 questions you always wanted to ask a Red Sox knuckleball pitcher

Steven Wright (#65)Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer This is a bit of a different story than you usually encounter here, one that came together a bit by chance, a bit by luck and due to the willingness of an athlete to impart knowledge on an inquisitive fan.This story is about Steven Wright, the only knuckleball pitcher since Tim Wakefield to break into the Red Sox rotation.We...
Via RedSoxLife
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Despite additions, Red Sox starting rotation still needs an ace

How important is an ace at the top of a starting rotation for a playoff hopeful or contender? The Boston Red Sox could provide some intriguing answers to that question next season. The first impulse is to believe that even the Red Sox believe in the importance of an unquestioned No. 1 starter, based on their attempt to re-sign Jon Lester before the left-hander opted to join the...
Via The Outside Corner
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: Winter Meetings Reactions

The Boston Red Sox had a very eventful couple of days, making several moves that changed the scape of the team’s 2015 outlook. The team failed to resign ace Jon Lester, who in turn took a six-year, $155 million contract with the Chicago Cubs. Powerhitting left fielder Yoenis Cespedes was traded to the Detroit Tigers in exchange for starting pitcher Rick Porcello and Wade Miley...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

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