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Marlins take care of Hanley Ramirez, Red Sox in Fort Myers

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Hanley Ramirez showed the kind of power the Boston Red Sox are hoping for. Ramirez hit a loud 400-foot RBI double in the fifth inning of Friday's 5-3 loss to the Miami Marlins, which marked Justin Masterson's first appearance for the Red Sox in six years. Signed to an $88 million, four-year contract, Ramirez made his spring training debut in left field for...
Via AP on Fox
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ben Cherington Meet Brian Sabean

The past two World Champion General Managers may want to pick up their phones and have a nice little chat. When news broke yesterday that San Francisco Giants outfielder Hunter Pence would be out 6-8 weeks with a broken arm Boston Red Sox GM Ben Cherington should have gotten a call or seven from Giants GM Brian Sabean.  While Sabean may still feel a little anger with the Red Sox...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pedroia is confident, hits a grand slam to prove it

Chris Evans/Boston HeraldConor Frederick (@C_Frederick1016)Contributing WriterRed Sox baseball returned in all it's glory last night, as the Red Sox dropped their opener to the Twins 9-8. Highlights? Sure. Dustin Pedoria parked a grand slam that put the Red Sox up 8-6 at the time, and according to Pedroia himself, this is just the start:“I knew I was back to normal in the offseason...
Via RedSoxLife
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dustin Pedroia on confidence after grand slam: 'Just watch'

Dustin Pedroia channeled his inner Bruno Mars after Thursday’s Grapefruit League opener.     Pedroia crushed a grand slam in the fourth inning of the Boston Red Sox’s 9-8 loss to the Minnesota Twins at the new-look Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers, Fla. The second baseman left little doubt about his confidence level after the game when asked whether the blast was a sign of...
Via NESN.com
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Five Good Things from the First Red Sox Spring Training Game

photo from boston.com It’s tough to accurately assess a baseball team after the first month of the regular season let alone one measly spring training game. I think I actually called Brad Penny a legit Cy Young contender after a decent grapefruit start back in 2009. Now I’m older and somewhat wiser, so rather than focus on an absolutely meaningless loss, I’ll celebrate the...
Via Surviving Grady
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

What Does Rusney Castillo’s Injury Mean for the Red Sox

When Red Sox manager John Farrell stated that Shane Victorino would be the team’s opening day right fielder, it became apparent that Rusney Castillo and Mookie Betts would battle for the center field job in spring training. However, Castillo strained his oblique during Tuesday’s exhibition game against Boston College, which may ultimately lead to Betts landing the opening day...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Buchholz Shows Leadership With 'Ace' Shirts

He may or may not end up as the "leader" of the 2015 Red Sox rotation, but Clay Buchholz took a big step in that direction with a clever little move at camp. The tall righty had five t-shirts made up with the name and number of the each of the five starters on the back. But that's not the good part. On the front of each shirt is the inscription, "He's the ACE". Brilliant. Said Buchholz...
Via FenwayNation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ortiz on Schilling controversy: 'It makes you angry'

David Ortiz unsurprisingly has his former teammate’s back.     Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling recently dealt with vile Twitter users who crossed the line with regard to his daughter, Gabby. Ortiz witnessed the controversy and can’t quite wrap his head around why anyone would tweet such vulgar things. “It’s kind of hard,” Ortiz told WEEI.com’s Rob Bradford...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide: Wade Miley, Sleeper?

View image | gettyimages.com You’d be forgiven if you saw Wade Miley in the title and skipped right over this post. In 638.2 career innings over four seasons he’s the owner of a career 3.79 ERA and 7.03 K/9. He’s played in anonymity in Arizona since 2011, and he had arguably the worst full season of his career in 2014. But if you dig a little deeper, behind the baseball...
Via The Fantasy Fix
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox’ Rusney Castillo Strains Oblique, Out ‘More Than A Week’

Red Sox center fielder Rusney Castillo has been diagnosed with a strained left oblique after a swing he took on Wednesday in an at-bat against Boston College, and will be out “more than a week,” according to manager John Farrell. “He’s going to be down for some time,” said Farrell. “I don’t have a time frame to give you or a projected length, but he’s going...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

What can the Red Sox expect from Dustin Pedroia in 2015?

Of all the players Red Sox fans have had to worry about in recent seasons, Dustin Pedroia has been near the bottom of the list. The diminutive second baseman has long been one of the best players at his position in baseball, and except for an injury-plagued 2010 campaign, Pedroia has compiled at least four fWAR every year dating back to 2007. Pairing elite defensive skills with a...
Via Fire Brand AL
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Pitchers Shine In Spring Opener

The Boston Red Sox opened their spring training schedule with a doubleheader on Tuesday. First taking on Northeastern University, then Boston College. Manager John Farrell rolled out what appeared to be a fitting Opening Day lineup for the first-half of the doubleheader. In a game that Boston won 2-1 in 8 innings, the story was the pitching. Clay Buchholz started the game with...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Honor Pete Frates By Wearing #3 Jerseys Against BC

Former Boston College baseball player, inventor of the Ice Bucket Challenge and the face of the fight against ALS, Pete Frates, was honored by the Boston Red Sox today at Spring Training in Fort Myers, Florida. The entire Red Sox team, who were facing Frates’ Alma Mater Eagles, took the field wearing his last name FRATES and his #3 on the back of their jerseys. Entire team will...
Via The Awesome Boston
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox conditioning drills show hunger to win (video)

Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer Today the Red Sox open their Spring Training schedule.Finally, we have baseball back, but let's take a last look at the final conditioning drills that were done this week.It's known as the Ickey Shuffle ladder drill. It is named after Ickey Woods' famous touchdown celebration, is used to test a player’s quickness and agility and was captured...
Via RedSoxLife
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hamels trade talk motivating Red Sox pitching staff

  Cole Hamels this, Cole Hamels that. It’s impossible to bring up the Boston Red Sox in spring training without Hamels’ name coming up.   The Red Sox’s lack of a starting pitcher who is considered a true ace has been a major storyline in Fort Myers, Fla., where the Red Sox opened their exhibition schedule Tuesday. Rick Porcello, Clay Buchholz, Joe Kelly, Wade...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Curt Schilling gets Yankees worker fired for sending vulgar tweets about daughter

Howard Smith/USA TODAY Sports Curt Schilling took to Twitter to announce that his 17-year-old daughter got accepted to college where she could continue to play softball. Congrats to Gabby Schilling who will pitch for the Salve Regina Seahawks next year!! — Curt Schilling (@gehrig38) February 25, 2015   Unfortunately, a few Twitter users responded with awful, violent...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

A Healthy Clay Buchholz Could Make All the Difference in 2015

Clay Buchholz #11 of the Boston Red Sox throws in the 1st inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park on September 6, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Mandatory Credit: Jim Rogash/Getty Images) The Red Sox made a major investment in 2011 when they offered Clay Buchholz a four-year extension, in just his third year in the majors, which offered the righty nearly $30 million...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Projecting the Red Sox Final 25 Man Roster

Rotation View image | gettyimages.com Clay Buchholz (R) Rick Porcello (R) Joe Kelly (R) Justin Masterson (R) Wade Miley (L) Say it with me: The Red Sox will not be trading for Cole Hamels.   Bullpen View image | gettyimages.com Koji Uehara (R) Junichi Tazawa (R) Alexi Ogando (R) Robbie Ross Jr. (L) Craig Breslow (L) Edward Mujica (R) Matt Barnes (R) Notes: I...
Via TopSportsReport
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Curt Schilling Takes On Vile Internet Bullying

Red Sox legend Curt Schilling took to his blog (38 Pitches) to expose a group of vile TWITTER users who made outrageous comments about his daughter Gabby. Schilling did what most fathers would do—he sent out a TWEET to congratulate his child for getting into college and on being a student athlete to boot. This simple TWEET set off a torrent of despicable and vulgar responses...
Via FenwayNation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox 2015 Preview and Prediction

With all due respect to Space Mountain, Goliath and the Viper, the wildest roller coaster in the United States currently resides in Fenway Park....
Via Athlon Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Wind Up: Moncada Signs with Boston

With each passing week, it seems like new commissioner Rob Manfred wants to tweak the game a little bit more. Otherwise, there’s plenty of news out there: ranging from one last shot at a comeback to the troubles of addiction, and everything in between. Without further ado, let’s start out on more of a lighthearted note, shall we? The Possibility of a Shorter Season Now...
Via The Sports Post
5 days ago  |  Discuss

'Nava-Gating' From Left Side Of The Plate Only

Daniel NavaDaniel Nava is making a big change. In 2015, he will hit only from the left side of the plate—giving up years of switch-hitting. The decision comes on the advice of the coaching staff—which believes the outfielder can be much more productive if he learns how to hit left-handed pitching from the port-side of the plate. Will this move change his hitting mechanics much...
Via FenwayNation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox announce first three starters for spring training

Spring training is right around the corner and the Red Sox opener takes place on Tuesday the 3rd with a double-header against Northeastern University and Boston College.
Via CLNS Radio
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Clay Buchholz likely to get Boston Red Sox opening day start

Starting opening day for a storied franchise like the Boston Red Sox is an honor that a pitcher will never forget. Opening day in the past six or so years has been either Josh Beckett or Jon Lester’s time to shine. With Beckett and Lester now having moved on, who…
Via CLNS Radio
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Boston Red Sox be Ready to Move on From Dustin Pedroia?

Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia has been injury prone and on the decline. (Mandatory credit: Brian Blanco/Getty Images & ESPN) The Boston Red Sox made a splash in the international free agent market by signing 19-year old Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada. The Red Sox paid a hefty price for the prospect: He cost a bonus of $31.5 million plus a 100 percent overage tax...
Via The Sports Journal
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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