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Farrell embraces potential rule changes

Red Sox manager John Farrell sounds ready to embrace any of the potential rule changes that could be in store to speed up the game, including a pitch clock.
Via RedSox.com
5 hours ago

Mookie Betts is a strong 2017 MVP contender, and here’s why

Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts has a bright future and may be on his way to becoming the new face of baseball. When Derek Jeter retired, that position was up for grabs, but Mike Trout came in and took the former Yankee’s place. Betts, this season, will challenge for that title, as well as the AL MVP Award. Betts has improved every season, and hit .318 with 359 total bases in just...
Via The Sports Daily
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox set for team-building 'Patriots Day' viewing

After Wednesday's workout, the Red Sox will head to a local movie theater for some team building.
Via RedSox.com
8 hours ago

'Patriots Day' Screening A Team-Builder For Red Sox

Red Sox manager John Farrell will hold a team-building event tomorrow by screening the film, 'Patriots Day' for players and their families. The emotional film—starring local homeboy Mark Wahlberg—is a tribute to the survivors and first responders of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. The terrorist Tsarnaev brothers were responsible for killing four and injuring 264. Dzhokhar...
Via FenwayNation
8 hours ago

Pablo Sandoval’s labrum surgery could be a huge X factor

Attempts to determine what kind of player Pablo Sandoval might be going forward seem to revolve solely around his weight and physical conditioning. Yet it’s entirely possible that another physical issue will loom larger in determining his impact in 2017, and his worthiness of reclaiming an everyday role at third base. It is easy to […]
Via Boston.com
8 hours ago

Girl forgoes getting Red Sox players’ autographs to get soldier’s instead

What originally was a trip to see the Boston Red Sox at spring training turned into a totally different experience for the Woodburn family.Angie Woodburn was waiting in line with her kids Saturday at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Fla., hoping to get some Red Sox players’ autographs when her 7-year-old Makenna spotted someone whose signature she really wanted. But it wasn’t a player...
Via NESN.com
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Glove love: Pedroia, Sox revel in Glove Day

It was 7:30 on Tuesday morning, and Dustin Pedroia was hollering with the enthusiasm he usually saves for after a Red Sox win. This time, his excitement was for Wilson Glove Day, the day when several Boston players got their new gloves from the noted glove manufacturer.
Via RedSox.com
10 hours ago

Mookie Betts Is Number Eight On MLB Network Top 100

MLB Network's latest ranking of the 'Top 100 Players Right Now' places Red Sox right-fielder Mookie Betts in the number eight spot overall. The only MLB players ahead of Mookie are: (7) Manny Machado, (6) Miguel Cabrera, (5) Jose Altuve, (4) Kris Bryant, (3) Josh Donaldson, (2) Clayton Kershaw, and (1) Mike Trout. After finishing a close second in last year's AL MVP voting...
Via FenwayNation
11 hours ago

The $72.5 Million Question: Will Rusney Ever Be Good?

(Boston Globe Photo)As ESPN.com's Scott Lauber points out, it's been thirty months since Rusney Castillo played his first minor league game. And, the soon-to-be 30-year old Cuban is no closer to Fenway now than he was in 2014. So, it begs the question: 'Did the Red Sox blow $72.5 million on this dude?' There's pretty much no chance that Castillo breaks camp with the big club—so...
Via FenwayNation
14 hours ago

How Each of the Red Sox Starters Can Improve This Season

Let’s start off by establishing that the “Who’s the Ace” conversation going around in Ft. Myers this spring is approximately 1,000x more tolerable now that our choices aren’t Clay Buchholz, Wade Miley, Joe Kelly and Justin Masterson. The Red Sox legitimately have an ace this year – and better yet, they have three. But since the sole purpose of the internet is to complain...
Via BP Boston
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Red Seat: Episode 30 – The New Red Sox Top 10 Prospects List with Jeff Paternostro

Welcome to The Red Seat, BP Boston’s weekly podcast discussing all things Boston Red Sox. Hosted by Jake Devereaux and featuring a rotating panel of BP Boston guests, The Red Seat will dive into current events, life in the AL East, prospects down on the farm and much more. Additionally, this podcast will tap into the knowledge of industry professionals as we attempt to bring you...
Via BP Boston
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mitch Moreland isn't thinking about replacing Ortiz's production

Mitch Moreland knows he's likely the only new player in Boston's lineup since David Ortiz retired at the end of last season
Via Boston.com
1 day ago

April Aces: Why Rick Porcello Should be Your Opening Day Starter

Some MLB teams have already come and announced their Opening Day starters. The Red Sox have yet to do so, and have a big decision in front of them with three potential candidates.
Via CLNS Radio
1 day ago

Red Sox Non-Roster Spring Training Invitees, Ranked

Spring Training 2017 is underway, and in addition to the 40 players the Red Sox have on the 40-man roster, they’ve invited 15 non-roster players to hang out in Florida for a few weeks. From journeymen relievers to top prospects to guys I promise you’ve never heard of, it’s an eclectic group. What follows is a very, very serious breakdown of their abilities and is in no way...
Via BP Boston
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Who should be the Opening Day Starter for the Red Sox?

The Boston Red Sox will head into the 2017 season with a great problem to have, who should be the Opening Day starter? The Red Sox now have a big 3 when it comes to starting pitching, with Chris Sale, David Price, and Rick Porcello. All three pitchers have the credentials to be named Opening Day starter, it comes down to the matter of what manager John Farrell would want the rotation...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
2 days ago

David Ortiz gives fans a glimpse at his new spring training

David Ortiz seems to be enjoying his retirement.While the rest of the Boston Red Sox are gathered in Fort Myers, Fla., for the beginning of spring training, the former designated hitter reported to the beach and shared a look at his new spring training via Twitter. Although Ortiz claims it’s “so good to be retired,” that hasn’t kept his name from coming up frequently at Red...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox C Swihart struggling with throws back to pitcher

The Boston Red Sox have to be concerned about catcher Blake Swihart showing signs of Mackey Sasser Syndrome in spring training.Swihart, a 2011 first-round pick by Boston who has seen MLB action the past two seasons, has struggled with his throws back to the pitcher during spring training.CSN New England has provided the video evidence. The first clip comes from Friday: And this was...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox expect David Ortiz to 'have a role' with team in near future

Despite Hanley Ramirez’s best efforts, David Ortiz is done playing baseball for the Boston Red Sox.But you still could see Big Papi floating around Fenway Park in the near future.When the legendary slugger retired last season, he hinted that he might be interested in taking an off-field job with the club down the road. The Red Sox, obviously, said they’d welcome him with open...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Slimmed Sandoval hopes to regain Boston 3B job

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Boston Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval hopes his to son can remember him playing professional baseball. ''I want to be able to play eight more years on the field so I can show my son and he can see his dad play when he is grown up,'' Sandoval said. A two-time All-Star with San Francisco before joining the Red Sox ahead of the 2015 season, Sandoval shed...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jeffrey Loria to be ambassador to France

Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria appears to have quite the sweet gig lined up.The New York Post reported on Wednesday that the White House and State Department are in conflict over some ambassadorships. Within the article — which was mostly about the political battle between the sides — was a nugget saying that Loria is heading to France to be an ambassador for the Trump administration...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Dustin Pedroia completely recovered from knee surgery

Dustin Pedroia says he is completely recovered from the surgery he underwent on his knee during the offseason.The Boston Red Sox second baseman injured his knee in September and struggled thereafter. He underwent arthroscopic knee surgery in October.“I did rehab stuff most of the offseason,” Pedroia said on Monday via WEEI’s John Tomase. “But you know, I feel great, normal...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox announcer Jerry Remy has lung cancer, will still call games

Former player and long time Boston Red Sox announcer Jerry Remy announced on Monday that while his present diagnosis seems positive, lung cancer has returned to his body. Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski passed his best wishes along.“Our thoughts and prayers are with Jerry, and hopefully he’ll be back with us soon,” Dombrowski said, via CBS Boston. “Jerry...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Why MLB's instant replay, and not the intentional walk, should be altered

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred has lived a pretty charmed life as commish since taking over before the 2015 season; the steroid boom that occurred during the Bud Selig regime has largely been dealt with, there was a smooth and quiet negotiation of a new collective bargaining agreement, the Cubs' curse-breaking run led to the Series' highest average ratings in 12...
Via The Sports Quotient
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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