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A-Rod: Ortiz deserves Fenway statue, street named after him

Ted Williams, Carl Yastrzemski, Johnny Pesky, Bobby Doerr and Dom DiMaggio all have been immortalized with statues outside Fenway Park — fitting recognition for five Boston Red Sox legends. Alex Rodriguez believes David Ortiz should receive the same honor after his storied major league career concludes this fall. “No one else can speak for that team like he can,” Rodriguez...
Via NESN.com
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Hang On For Series Split With Twins, 8-7

(Getty Images)The Red Sox nearly blew another late, five-run lead but instead hung on for an 8-7 win over the Twins. Thanks to three HRs (Hanley Ramirez 3-run HR; Travis Shaw 3-run HR; Dustin Pedroia solo HR), Boston was able to stitch together a 'cardiac' victory—and salvage a split of the four-game set with the worst team in the American League. Not good. Rick Porcello pitched...
Via FenwayNation
2 hours ago

The Red Sox are Really Hard to Strike Out

The Red Sox have done many of things well since the turn of the century. They’ve won a lot of games (save for those three last-place finishes), developed some good prospects and have scored countless times in both the trade and free agent market. It’s made for an impressive, and fun run that’s included championships and given us many memories. One thing the Red Sox have done...
Via BP Boston
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Where’s That Guy? An Update on the 2016 Boston Red Sox Non-Roster Invitees

Major League Baseball teams use many methods of filling out their rosters, from the amateur draft to international free agency, but one often overlooked method is the non-roster invitee. Lisa Carney checks up on the 2016 Boston Red Sox non-roster invitees to see how many are still with the club. In March 2016, 17 players were invited to Red Sox spring training as non-roster invitees...
Via Sons of Sam Horn
5 hours ago

David Ortiz spotted with Boston Marathon finisher’s medal in Red Sox dugout

David Ortiz didn’t step up to home plate at Sunday’s Red Sox game, but he did spend the afternoon supporting the team — and wearing a Boston Marathon finisher’s medal — in the dugout. ‘‘A friend of mine that ran the Marathon gave it to me,’’ Ortiz, who had the day off, told the Associated […] The post David Ortiz spotted with Boston Marathon finisher’s medal...
Via Boston.com
15 hours ago

Ziegler 'godsend' to ailing Red Sox bullpen

Down two closers already, the Red Sox at least have the luxury of yet another save specialist lurking in their bullpen. And Brad Ziegler pounced on his first save opportunity with his new team Sunday afternoon at Fenway Park, closing out an 8-7 win over the Twins with a 12-pitch ninth inning that included two strikeouts and no baserunners.
Via RedSox.com
17 hours ago

Recap - Sox Hold On To Keep Porcello Perfect At Fenway

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterThe Red Sox slammed three home runs, Rick Porcello pitched into the seventh inning and the Red Sox survived a near-implosion by the bullpen as they held on to beat the Twins 8-7 at Fenway Park.Photo courtesy of the Boston Red SoxHanley Ramirez, Dustin Pedroia and Travis Shaw each went deep for Boston, part of a ten-hit attack. Xander Bogaerts...
Via RedSoxLife
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Three HRs boost Porcello to 10-0 at Fenway

Two of the biggest constants of the season for the Red Sox -- Rick Porcello winning at home and the Boston bats hitting at home -- intersected nicely in Sunday's 8-7 victory over the Twins that salvaged a split of a four-game series at Fenway Park.
Via RedSox.com
19 hours ago

SquanderPalooza: Red Sox Blow Late Lead, Fall, 11-9

(Getty Images)First and foremost it was another bad David Price start. Over just 5 2/3 innings, Price gave up five earned runs on eleven hits. Not what your looking for from your $30 million/year ace—especially against a crappy team like the Twins. In any event, Price left the game ahead 7-5—thanks partly to a monster three-run HR by Hanley Ramirez. But, bad defense by infielders...
Via FenwayNation
1 day ago

Boston Red Sox trade rumors: pitching edition

With the recent surge in the standings and the latest trade deals, it’s no secret that the Boston Red Sox have been buyers up to this point. Their offense has been stellar and, barring major injuries, will be just fine. The question is if the team has enough starting pitching and relief pitching to get through the rest of the season. Dave Dombrowski has made some moves already...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Wrap: All-Around Rough Pitching Gives Boston 11-9 Loss To Twins

BOSTON — Saturday’s Red Sox game against the Minnesota Twins certainly didn’t unfold the way anyone expected it to. After high winds made for a bad start for both teams, the Red Sox seemed to have plenty of cushion with an 8-5 lead going into the seventh inning. However, some bad relief performances put the Twins ahead 10-8, and they never let go of the lead en route to an...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

From ‘Thin Papi’ to ‘Big Papi’, Ken Griffey Jr. Thinks David Ortiz is a Hall of Famer

In his final season, Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz sure has had a season to remember. At the age of 40, Ortiz is hitting .324 with 24 home runs and 79 RBIs and looks like a player in his prime. In past years, the discussion of whether or not Ortiz is worthy of a plaque in Cooperstown has only intensified, but 2016 Hall of Fame inductee Ken Griffey Jr. believes Ortiz...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Twins hold on for win after Gibson's gem against Red Sox

BOSTON -- Kyle Gibson put an end to a two-game hitting outburst by the Red Sox, allowing just a pair of hits in the first inning and none over the next seven as the Minnesota Twins edged Boston 2-1 Friday night.Brian Dozier hit a solo home run for the Twins in the second inning and Miguel Sano added an RBI single in the sixth. It was all the scoring Minnesota needed as Gibson (3...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz's odds of being American League MVP

This is an article about David Ortiz and the MVP. So, to confuse you, we’ll start with Josh Donaldson. On Wednesday he put on a power show to help the Blue Jays defeat the Diamondbacks, 10-4. This performance prompted Andrew Stoeten to tweet “MVP.” Which makes sense. We are talking about the reigning AL MVP going 2-for-4 with a double, homer, and walk. This prompted me to look...
Via BP Boston
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Pomeranz learned of trade to Red Sox on TV

If the San Diego Padres continue to sell off their major league talent as we approach the Aug. 1 trade deadline, starting pitcher Andrew Cashner could be the next to go. The right-hander is not concerned about it, however, because he doesn’t expect the team to keep him in the loop anyway. After he threw 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday night...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz gets batting practice home run ball stuck in Pesky Pole

BOSTON — The Pesky Pole, Fenway Park’s right field foul pole, has made for some strange home runs, but it’s safe to say none were as strange as what David Ortiz did Thursday. The Red Sox slugger was taking batting practice before Boston’s game against the Minnesota Twins, so, of course, he knocked a few baseballs out of the yard. However, one of them apparently wasn...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Edelman looked like a natural working out with Red Sox

Julian Edelman is recovering from offseason foot surgery, but the only thing New England Patriots fans should be concerned about is the star wide receiver deciding to change careers. Edelman took batting practice and fielded some ground balls with the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday night. Had he been wearing the same warmup gear as the players, you probably wouldn’t have known he...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Recap - Hanley's Bat Helps Bail Out Red Sox

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterHanley Ramirez slammed three - THREE!!! - two-run homers as the Red Sox held off the Giants 11-7 at Fenway Park on Wednesday night.Photo courtesy of the Boston Red SoxDrew Pomeranz (pictured) made his Red Sox debut with three shutout innings...followed by a fourth inning in which he couldn't get anyone out.Ramirez and Travis Shaw each homered in...
Via RedSoxLife
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox All-Star SS Bogaerts beaned by throw, stays in game

BOSTON (AP) Boston shortstop Xander Bogaerts was hit on the head by an errant throw, but he remained in Wednesday night's game against the San Francisco Giants. The All-Star led off the bottom of the fourth inning with a hard grounder to third base. Ramiro Pena fielded it, but his throw was up the first base line, and it hit Bogaerts in the helmet as he stretched for the bag....
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox place reliever Uehara on disabled list

BOSTON (AP) Koji Uehara, who took over the closer's role for Boston when Craig Kimbrel was injured, has been placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Red Sox with a right pectoral strain. Right-hander Noe Ramirez was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket on Wednesday to replace the right-handed Uehara on the 25-man roster. The 41-year-old Uehara is 2-3 with a 4.50 ERA and six saves...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Porcello slams MLB Drug Policy

Boston Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello yesterday let his feelings be known about the MLB drug testing program this weekend in New York.  To summarize, he flatly does not believe Major League Baseball has done enough to eradicate drugs from the game. Although MLB has seemingly improved exponentially from its steroid era which occurred in the not-too-recent past, suspensions are...
Via RedSoxLife
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Fenway’s Future: Yoan Moncada, Andrew Benintendi, Michael Kopech and More

Welcome back to Fenway’s Future. After a few-week hiatus, we’ll take a dive into two arms in the upper minors, the Red Sox’s two best prospects, Michael Kopech’s recovery and more. Triple-A Pawtucket: Pat Light (RHP) and Henry Owens (LHP) It’s been a weird year for Pat Light. Light made a single major league appearance at the end of April and then got another audition when...
Via BP Boston
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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