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RED SOX RUMORS & GOSSIP

6 (Mildly) Intriguing Potential Red Sox September Call-Ups

One of the silver linings of the last month of the year for bad teams is the hope that comes with September call-ups. Unfortunately for the 2015 Red Sox, there aren’t a lot of exciting prospects that will be making their debuts this month. Of course, part of this is because so many of their top young talents have already debuted. We’ll still be able to watch guys like Eduardo...
Via BP Boston
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: Owens Rocked as Yankees Offense Explodes As Sox Fall 13-8

Henry Owens was all over the place today and unable to make it out of the second inning and the Yankees offense was able to put up 13 runs. 
Via CLNS Radio
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Pregame Notes 9/2/15: Starting Lineups, Ramirez Still Out, The BBC Excels, Vazquez Improving

The Boston Red Sox finish their three-game series with their rivals from the Bronx on Wednesday afternoon at Fenway Park.
Via CLNS Radio
1 day ago  |  Discuss

A-Rod snaps photo for couple while out in Boston area

As a member of the Evil Empire, New York Yankees superstar Alex Rodriguez is a marked man in Boston to say the least. But he apparently isn’t so sour on the town and its Red Sox-loving residents that he wouldn’t do a favor for a nice couple while spending some time taking in the sights at Harvard. With the Yankees in town for a three-game series at Fenway Park, Rodriguez took...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Travis Shaw says he's not a pothead...he promises

Photo Credit: Travis Shaw's TwitterScott Levesque Twitter: @mendoza_linesIt was much ado about nothing according to Travis Shaw.The interwebs went banana sangwich on Monday when ESPN televised Shaw's bat and the sticker attached to it.It caught so much fire Shaw had to issue a Twitter response clarifying that indeed it was an Ohio State Buckeye leaf and NOT a "cannabis flower" ...
Via RedSoxLife
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Read Sox: Hanley’s Move to First, Porcello’s Rebound and Kelly’s Great Stuff

Welcome back to Read Sox. This week we evaluate free agent starting pitching options, Hanley Ramirez making another position change, improvements from Rick Porcello and Joe Kelly, squash concerns about Xander Bogaerts’ lack of power, and laud Torey Lovullo for his deft managerial approach during a difficult time. Going Deep The Red Sox’s 2015 pitching staff has been a disaster...
Via BP Boston
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Planning the Red Sox Future

The Boston Red Sox are sliding towards a last place finish in the AL East for the third time in the last four years. As September arrives, the rosters expand, and they get a better chance to see who fits in their plans, especially in the eyes of new President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski. Here are some possible September call-ups and future plans for the 40-man roster...
Via Total Sports Live
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lovullo: I don’t see Hanley Ramirez playing left field again in 2015

BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox’s outfield just got a lot less crowded. Interim manager Torey Lovullo said ahead of Boston’s game against the New York Yankees on Tuesday that he does not foresee Hanley Ramirez playing in the outfield again this season. This came shortly after Alejandro De Aza was traded to the San Francisco Giants at Monday’s Major League Baseball waiver...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hanley Ramirez FIRED (hopefully banned) from the outfield

Photo Credit: BostonGlobe.comScott Levesque Twitter: @mendoza_linesAccording to multiple Red Sox beat writers, Torey Lovullo has decided to keep the one man disaster known as Hanley Ramirez away from the outfield.I don't care if Lovullo cites menstrual cramping as his reason for making this move. I just want Hanley banned from the outfield...FOREVER!But wait, there's more... The...
Via RedSoxLife
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox- Racial Issues Matter

Three players a largely responsible for the Red Sox’ recent surge- Mookie Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr and David Ortiz. Betts has a chance to become the Sox first 20-20 man (homers and stolen bases) in a number of years. Bradley has blossomed in August, both at bat and in the field.  Ortiz is approaching 500 homers. The Globe’s Peter Abraham has all kinds of statistics...
Via Fenway West
2 days ago  |  Discuss

August a Roller Coaster Month for Red Sox Nation

The Boston Red Sox are in a much different situation going into September than they were going into August. They’ve had a handful of young players burst onto the scene. Their offense has been excellent, their starting pitching has improved, but their bullpen has proven to be in need of a drastic makeover. There have also been several major developments not involving players that...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s Next For The Boston Red Sox?

Even though 2015 has been a bleak year for the Boston Red Sox, they have plenty of things to look forward to going into the 2016 season and beyond. The future depends on new President of Baseball Operation Dave Dombrowski and how he goes about his business going forward. Unlike Ben Cherington, Dombrowski has no ties to any of the players on the roster or all the young guys down in...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Edge Yankees 4-3 In Machi Meltdown

Crisis averted. Jean Machi got through a rough ninth inning in his ninth inning debut, Eduardo Rodriguez gutted through five innings, and the bats did just enough to pull out a 4-3 win over the Yankees.
Via CLNS Radio
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox confiscate Don Orsillo posters to hinder fan protest

The Boston Red Sox told employees to confiscate signs from fans supporting announcer Don Orsillo prior to Monday’s game against the New York Yankees. News emerged last week that NESN would not be bringing back Orsillo as the TV play-by-play announcer next season and instead would promote Dave O’Brien from the radio team to TV. The news was met with contempt from Red Sox fans...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Fenway Park staff reportedly confiscating Don Orsillo signs

Monday night is the first Red Sox game at Fenway Park since news of Don Orsillo’s impending departure has become public. Red Sox Nation is showing their support for Orsillo during the game with the Yankees, but the staff at Fenway Park is reportedly confiscating pro-Orsillo signs. They're confiscating any signs at the gate at Fenway Park that have anything to do with Don Orsillo...
Via Awful Announcing
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox chairman calls Dave O’Brien an upgrade over Don Orsillo

In case Red Sox fans weren’t incensed enough at the team’s ownership over the ouster of Don Orsillo, they’re about to get a lot angrier. On Saturday, Red Sox chairman Tom Werner offered high praise for O’Brien while simultaneously (and perhaps unwittingly) burying Orsillo. Here are some of the relevant comments from the Boston Herald. Werner on adding O’Brien… “I think...
Via Awful Announcing
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pro-Don Orsillo petition up to over 50,000 signatures

A petition started by a Red Sox fan pleading with John Henry, NESN, and the Fenway Sports Group to keep play-by-play announcer Don Orsillo at NESN has eclipsed 50,000 signatures in less than a week. Here’s the wording of the petition, started by Red Sox fan Dave Ramsey. Don Orsillo has been the premier voice of the Boston Red Sox since 2001. He has been there for all three championships...
Via Awful Announcing
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Looking To Put A Dent In Evil Empire's Plans

The Red Sox will host The Bronx Embalmers for a three-game set starting tonight. As The Evil Ones sit 1.5 games out of first, Boston has a great opportunity to bury them even deeper into the AL East standings. While recently putting up football-style offensive numbers, The Pinstriped Posers have been on a fairly long downward slide—relinquishing what seemed like a comfortable...
Via FenwayNation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bullpen Lets Down Red Sox Again, Lose To Mets, 5-4

(Getty Images)In a recurring 2015 theme, the Red Sox bullpen gave away another win—yielding a tie-breaking run in the seventh inning in a 5-4 loss at Flushing Meadows. Jackie Bradley, Jr. (RBI double) and Mookie Betts (RBI triple) had tied the score at four—before the 'pen let the game slip away. David Ortiz clouted his 494th career HR—allowing him to pass Lou Gehrig and Fred...
Via FenwayNation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Terry Collins didn't challenge double out of fear of HR

New York Mets manager Terry Collins decided against challenging David Ortiz’s pinch-hit, ninth-inning double Saturday. Why? Because giving up a double is better than giving up a home run. Collins told reporters Sunday in New York, via ESPN.com, that he was unsure whether Ortiz’s wall-ball two-bagger — which came during a 3-1 win for the Boston Red Sox — actually cleared...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox Take on Another Premier Ace and Of Course Come Away With A Win!

The Red Sox came into the middle game of the series with a challenge ahead of them.  The Sox had Joe Kelly on the mound vs. an elite pitcher in the Mets’ Jacob deGrom.  deGrom has shown himself to not only be great this year, but particularly when he is pitching at Citi Field.  Joe Kelly also had his own history he was chasing.  Kelly has been 5-0 in August so far and if he...
Via Fenway West
4 days ago  |  Discuss

In a Lost Season, the Red Sox Still Have Me Punching Walls

Now wait, before you judge: punching walls is a good thing. At least as I see it. Sure, the wall hates it and the noise gives the neighbors even more fodder for their eventual lawsuit against me. But if the Boston Red Sox, owners of the worst record in the American League, can still inspire me to bouts of screaming, drinking and wall-sparring, then they’re doing something right...
Via Surviving Grady
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Finding signs of life for the Boston Red Sox

Are the Boston Red Sox contenders this year? (waiting for you to stop laughing) Okay, now that you’ve gotten that out of your system: have you noticed that the Red Sox haven’t been terrible lately? And that as things stand currently, they’re only 7.5 games out of a Wild Card spot? Could they actually make a run in September and get back to the postseason? In a word: no...
Via The Outside Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Red Sox should trade Blake Swihart, Travis Shaw and Jackie Bradley Jr this offseason...or not

Scott Levesque Twitter: @mendoza_linesI've compared the 2015 Red Sox to having tiny pieces of bamboo shoved down my fingernails - it's painful. Yet, the Red Sox have a lingering question that continues to hover over the organization as they finish out another last place season:What will the Red Sox do with their young talent?More specifically, will the Red Sox keep Travis Shaw...
Via RedSoxLife
6 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz: 'It sucks' Hanley Ramirez has been criticized

David Ortiz thinks everyone should lay off Hanley Ramirez. Ramirez has been criticized time and again this season for his shoddy defense in left field. He’s now embracing a potential transition to first base with open arms, and Ortiz, who worked with Ramirez during pregame drills earlier this week, isn’t surprised by the veteran’s team-first mentality. “Hanley has a good...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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