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Terry Francona cracks funny Chris Sale joke

Boston’s addition of Chris Sale is bad news to the AL East, but good news for teams in the AL Central. Terry Francona knows that. The Cleveland Indians manager attended a Boston writers dinner on Thursday night and cracked a funny joke about Sale. Terry Francona, at Boston writers dinner, thanks Dave Dombrowski for getting Chris Sale "the hell out of the Central." Gets standing...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox turning to Pedroia for leadership in Ortiz's absence

BOSTON — David Ortiz has developed a cruel habit of teasing Red Sox fans.But despite the Instagram jokes and cryptic tweets, the reality is that Big Papi won’t be in the heart of Boston’s lineup in 2017.“Oh yeah, he’s retired,” manager John Farrell told reporters Thursday ahead of a Boston writers’ dinner. “There’s no fake tweets. No blank tweets. Whatever those...
Via NESN.com
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tiant honored to receive Emil Fuchs Award

Former Red Sox great Luis Tiant was thrilled to receive the prestigious Emil Fuchs Award at Thursday night's Boston Baseball Writers Dinner, given annually to someone who exhibits long and meritorious service to the game.
Via RedSox.com
5 hours ago

Betts named Red Sox MVP, strives to improve

Mookie Betts, who was recognized at Thursday's Boston Baseball Writers Dinner as the Red Sox MVP in 2016, has an uncanny ability for a 24-year-old to ignore the noise.
Via RedSox.com
5 hours ago

Pablo Sandoval has 'reshaped himself' this offseason, John Farrell says

BOSTON — Pablo Sandoval’s Instagram workout videos have generated quite the buzz this offseason. Even among his Boston Red Sox teammates.“I’ve seen the videos that everyone’s been seeing,” Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts said Thursday in Boston ahead of a writers’ dinner at which he’ll be honored. “He definitely looks in great shape. … He’s definitely someone...
Via NESN.com
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

According to The Providence Journal's Brian MacPherson, the Red Sox are not allowing Eduardo Rodriguez to pitch in the upcoming World Baseball Classic. In 2016, Rodriguez injured his knee and could only pitch 107 innings that season. Recently, he re-injured the same knee and the Red Sox are understandably cautious about his recovery process. E-Rod—if healthy—will likely compete...
Via FenwayNation
8 hours ago

RemDawg Signs Multi-Year Deal For Red Sox Telecasts

Remy (L); FN Editor-In-Chief (R) In 1992There's one off-season deal that will not be controversial with fans. The Red Sox and their NESN television network signed a multi-year deal with legendary color analyst Jerry Remy. Reportedly, The RemDawg will appear on 115 Red Sox telecasts each year over the span of the pact, a role he has played for NESN since 1988. Remy was a second baseman...
Via FenwayNation
16 hours ago

Roster Recap: Let’s Root for Brian Johnson

Welcome to BP Boston’s second annual Roster Recap series. Over the next few months, we’ll be analyzing every player on Boston’s 40-man roster and many of their top prospects in order to provide a comprehensive overview of the Red Sox roster’s strengths and weaknesses, as well as what we can expect moving forward. From MVP-candidate right fielders to reserve relievers, we...
Via BP Boston
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox TV analyst Jerry Remy signs new multiyear deal

BOSTON (AP) Boston Red Sox TV analyst Jerry Remy has agreed to a new multiyear contract. Cable network NESN announced the deal on Wednesday. It says the 64-year-old Remy will remain its primary color analyst and work 115 Red Sox games each season. The length and other terms of the contract were not released. Remy, a former Boston second baseman, has worked more than 3,900 Red...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Winter Meetings Trade Retrospective: Prospects Winnowed

Just over a month ago, Dave Dombrowski once again utilized the Boston Red Sox farm system to bolster the World Series hopes of the parent club. While the acquisition of pitchers Chris Sale and Tyler Thornburg have made the Red Sox a potent force in the American League, what exactly did the team give up in the seven players leaving the organization? The Chris Sale Trade Before...
Via Sons of Sam Horn
1 day ago

Roster Recap: Josh Ockimey’s Very Good April and May

Welcome to BP Boston’s second annual Roster Recap series. Over the next few months, we’ll be analyzing every player on Boston’s 40-man roster and many of their top prospects in order to provide a comprehensive overview of the Red Sox roster’s strengths and weaknesses, as well as what we can expect moving forward. From MVP-candidate right fielders to reserve relievers, we...
Via BP Boston
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Milestones for 2017 Red Sox

Here are some upcoming career milestones Red Sox players will cross and close in on in the 2017 season: 1 double to Xander Bogaerts‘ 100th. 1 game for Dustin Pedroia to tie Dom DiMaggio for 11th most in club history (1,399). 1 home run for Hanley Ramirez‘ 50th as a Red Sox. 2 games to Pablo Sandoval‘s 1,000th. 4 doubles to Mookie Betts‘ 100th. 4 errors to Sandoval...
Via RSN Stats
2 days ago

Red Sox Prospect Needs Help Making Sense Of Awkward Tissue Situation

Michael Chavis ran into a little bit of a pickle Tuesday. The Boston Red Sox prospect took to Twitter shortly after an awkward encounter left him debating how to proceed. Basically, Chavis, who was drafted by the Red Sox in the first round in 2014, wanted to know whether he ultimately reacted appropriately. Allow him to explain… So I just had a brief awkward encounter and...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile: Hanley Ramirez by Wilson Karaman

A midyear mechanical change produced outstanding results for the Red Sox first-sacker in 2016, but can you expect more of the same to come?
Via Baseball Prospectus
2 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz slams door on rumors of potential comeback

Any rumor about David Ortiz thinking about coming back for another season in Major League Baseball can now be put to rest, we think. Ortiz seemed to close the door shut on his baseball career with a recent interview with ESPN Deportes, in which he says he has now moved on from the rigors of playing baseball every day. “My playing time has already expired,” Ortiz told ESPN...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox reach deals with Bogaerts and Bradley, plus 5 others

BOSTON (AP) Shortstop Xander Bogaerts agreed to a $4.5 million salary and outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. to $3.6 million as seven Boston players avoided arbitration by agreeing to one-year deals with the Red Sox. Boston also reached agreements with infielder Brock Holt, catcher Sandy Leon and pitchers Joe Kelly, Robbie Ross Jr. and Tyler Thornburg. Left-handers Fernando Abad and...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval actually appears to be in pretty damn good shape

After being told by the Boston Red Sox to lose weight last offseason, Pablo Sandoval arrived at the team’s camp in February looking like this: Welp. Here it is. Via the @BostonGlobe, the picture that everyone's going to be talking about tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/FbWPrm8DfH — Jared Carrabis (@Jared_Carrabis) February 21, 2016 That was certainly not what the Red Sox had in...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox sign Brian Bogusevic

The Boston Red Sox recently signed Brian Bogusevic to a minor league contract. The 31 year old outfielder/pitcher has flip-flopped between the Astros, Cubs, and Phillies over the length of his major league career. Bogusevic played college baseball at Tulane University where he was a pitcher until being converted to an outfielder by the Astros. Drafted 24th overall in the 2005 MLB...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

A Slimmed-Down Pablo Sandoval Looks Like a Beast In These Off-Season Training Videos

Pablo Sandoval's career in Boston hasn't gone the way many envisioned. In 2015, he hit .245 with 10 home runs and 47 RBIs—all new career-lows. Then in 2016, Sandoval played in just three games before undergoing season-ending surgery on his left shoulder. He also managed to do this before getting injured: [youtube video="koGxRi7AD-A"] Sandoval has struggled with his weight...
Via Stack
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Read Sox: The Catching Conundrum, E-Rod’s Left Knee and Minding the Gap

Welcome back to Read Sox. This week, we take a look at what the Red Sox have at catcher, examining whether or not there really is a debate about who should be the starter and what to make of the other two options. Then we remain totally calm about Eduardo Rodriguez’s left knee and trust that the Red Sox medical team learned their lesson about underestimating a knee injury. Finally...
Via BP Boston
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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