After a team wins the World Series, there is bound to be a little bit of a hangover. People who root for the Boston Red Sox are hoping that the All-Star break will finally snap the team out of it as they will enter well below .500. Things have looked absolutely horrible at times for […]
As the ball hit by Boston’s Big 1st Baseman #12 Mike Napoli- soared over the center field wall Wednesday Night for a game winning walkoff HR at Friendly Fenway Park…. securing the much needed 3-2 Win 10th inning win over the Minnesota Twins…. Red Sox Nation cheered with an exuberance that was reminiscent of last year’s truly amazing comeback team. […]
With the current season of Major League Baseball having commenced earlier this month, the teams are starting to get into the groove with their series. Currently, the Boston Red Sox sit atop the American League East but with the Baltimore Orioles close behind. They have an upcoming series with the Houston Astros. The Astros sit […]
Although the week ended on a sour,wet note with the Friday game against the Orioles being rained out after back to back losses, the earlier part of the week was nothing short of spectacular for the Boston Red Sox! After knocking out the Yankees manager John Farrell returned to Toronto to an echo of bitter […]
After a relatively mild Spring Training session that saw the improvement of many young players including rookie starter Jackie Bradley Jr., the Red Sox took to the field in New York for their first 2013 regular season game. The aforementioned Jackie Bradley Jr. made his MLB debut and along with a few walks collected his […]
It’s only been 2 games, but the Red Sox are 2-0 and Jackie Bradley Jr. has looked great in left field. Some players you can over-hype, but it’s easy to tell JBJ has all the tools and knowledge of the game to become one of the Red Sox greats in history. So how do we […]
After a team wins the World Series, there is bound to be a little bit of a hangover. People who root for the Boston Red Sox are hoping that the All-Star break will finally snap the team out of it as they will enter well below .500. Things have looked absolutely horrible at times for the Boston Red Sox, but somehow they are theoretically still in contention in a pretty bunched up American League East. One reason why they have been able to at least somewhat stick around has been the effective pitching of ace John Lester.
For the 3rd time in his career, Lester will be heading to the All-Star game. He has posted some pretty nice fantasy baseball numbers this year, and it all starts with a pretty low ERA at 2.73. He has been able to keep the ball down for the most part, and that has kept the ball in the ballpark. He is just 9-7 on the season, but that has more to do with the fact that he does not get a lot of support when he is on the mound.
Lester at this point in time seems to be the only reliable veteran on the Boston Red Sox. Sure, they have been pleasantly surprised with rookie Brock Holt early on in his career, but many feel like the 26-year-old is really playing over his head.
Boston has some work to do, but Red Sox fans should not be too disappointed when you think about the fact that they won the World Series less than one year ago. Times might be top right now, but the aging roster is quickly showing just how old it is. There are probably going to be some moves made sooner rather than later, but Lester is one guy who seems to be pitching as well as ever.
With the current season of Major League Baseball having commenced earlier this month, the teams are starting to get into the groove with their series. Currently, the Boston Red Sox sit atop the American League East but with the Baltimore Orioles close behind. They have an upcoming series with the Houston Astros. The Astros sit clear at the bottom of the standings for the American League West. Therefore, it is probably of little surprise that the Boston Red Sox are the clear favourite to win the series.
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Although the week ended on a sour,wet note with the Friday game against the Orioles being rained out after back to back losses, the earlier part of the week was nothing short of spectacular for the Boston Red Sox! After knocking out the Yankees manager John Farrell returned to Toronto to an echo of bitter boos after they lost their well-performing manager back to Boston! Quickly, the team came to their manager’s by some consistent pitching, timely hitting, and all around good team play! The boos were silenced when the Red Sox took care of business on the field and beat Toronto soundly.
In the most impressive game of the week, the Red Sox hammered Toronto on Sunday’s game beating them 13-O!!!!! Will Middlebrooks had the best stats of his young career by launching 3HRs in this one game!The very next day they headed Back To Boston for their own Home Opener! This newly gelled Red Sox team did not disappoint the hometown fans! Another fine young player…Daniel Nava hit the game winning 3 run HR to give the Red Sox a game finishing 3-1 lead. Buchholz held on for the win in a fine outing with Joel Hanrahan nailing it down for his third save of the season!
A down point came on Wednesday when not only did the Red Sox lose to the difficult Baltimore Orioles team but they also had their consecutive sellout streak at Fenway Park come to an abrupt end as not enough tickets were sold. This is the only time this has happened in Boston since before the Curse was broken in 2004!!!! As fans we need to go out buy some tickets and suppport our Boston Red Sox! This year is guaranteed to be much better and the view at BEAUTIFUL Fenway Park is always worth the price of admission. Friday’s game was rained out but there will be many more days to get out and enjoy America’s Most Beloved BallPark.In upcoming news, David Ortiz is working in the minors to return to the Big club soon! The Boston Red Sox will resume play hopefully on Saturday and look forward to what looks to be an extraordinary baseball season packed with exciting fun! This Sox fan will be root, root, rooting for the Red Sox! Go Sox Go!
After a relatively mild Spring Training session that saw the improvement of many young players including rookie starter Jackie Bradley Jr., the Red Sox took to the field in New York for their first 2013 regular season game. The aforementioned Jackie Bradley Jr. made his MLB debut and along with a few walks collected his first big league RBI. The Red Sox dethroned the proud Yankees who rarely lose any season-opener at home. Jon Lester picked up the Win after surrendering only a few runs in 5 innings of work. Joel Hanrahan held the Yankees down to secure the victory during his own Red Sox debut. His outing was particularly impressive as he hit 99, then 97+ with his fastball as well as unleashing a nasty, unhittable slider. Needless to say the Yankees were toast as his pitches went by their batters in the bottom of the ninth. Before an emptied out Yankee stadium, Will Middlebrooks made an excellent running catch to squeeze the game closed after the last batter popped out in foul territory! Final Score 8-2 Red Sox!!!!The Red Sox clubhouse was ecstatic and all smiles as many players embraced each other knowing that this season was already off to a better start after all the tumutuous events of last year! That is the beauty of baseball…. however lousy things get…. there is always that hope of the Next Spring and the chance to make up for past failures. The Beantown team did just that and Red Sox Nation was buzzing with delight!!!
The Red Sox enjoyed a day off to savor their good start before playing again in the Bronx Wednesday night. This time important role-player Pitcher Clay Buchholz took to the mound. Buchholz would emerge with the victory after a late-inning scare where a homerun was given up and it looked like last season where the bullpen would fail us again. However, once again Hanrahan came to the rescue, putting on the clampdown and the last batter popped out to newly-acquired RF Shane Victorino! Final score 7-4 Red Sox!!!!Once again, rookie Jackie Bradley was impressive not only with his wonderful defense in CF but also in getting his first major-league hit. During another rousing clubhouse celebration Jackie Bradley JR. was given the ball commemorating his first official hit!
On Thursday night, the Red Sox looked to continue their dominance over the Yankees and did so behind the pitching of Ryan Dempster. Although Dempster did OK in his Red Sox debut…. the team did not produce enough run support and the Sox fell to the Yankees 2-4. This lack of run support should be remedied quickly as in the next few weeks David Ortiz will return to the team from injury and Stephen Drew(J.D.’s brother) looks to make his infield starts for the Sox! Napoli(1B),Pedroia(2B) and Ellsbury(OF)should settle into their consistent hitting stats soon. In the meantime, the pitching looks to be much improved as was expected under John Farrell’s experience and tutelage in this particular area! In short, the Red Sox are much improved…. they seem to have filled the defensive gaps that made last year such a disastrous ordeal and will look to steadily grow as the season progresses!
The Red Sox have their own Home Opener coming up soon as many steady fans will welcome their heroes home for another spectacular season at Fenway Park!!!! This weekend they march up to Toronto having taken 2 out of 3 from the perrennial AL East favorite New York Yankees on their own turf! An excellent start to a much improved season so far! Go Sox GO!
It’s only been 2 games, but the Red Sox are 2-0 and Jackie Bradley Jr. has looked great in left field. Some players you can over-hype, but it’s easy to tell JBJ has all the tools and knowledge of the game to become one of the Red Sox greats in history.
So how do we support this new phenom? With a kick ass new t-shirt of course. Featuring the first official Red Sox Jackie Bradley T-Shirt… “All the Way with JBJ”! He is easily becoming a fan favorite so jump on the JBJ bandwagon and don’t look back!
Spring is in the air and that means that another new baseball season is just around the corner!! This year the Boston Red Sox look to be much improved after a disastrous transition season last year! With new manager John Farrell re-acquired from the Toronto Blue Jays the Red Sox seem to be looking to turn over a new leaf! As Dustin Pedroia tweeted this week…….”Red Sox fans are not bandwagon fans.” However, it should be added these same fans do want the organization to build a competitive team that works together.
It seems that many players are pleased with Farrell re-joining the team and the Spring Training at beautiful JetBlue Ballpark in Fort Myers has been quite productive! In addition to the productivity, there have been many surprises!
Young player Jackie Bradley impressed many onlookers during Spring training and as of this posting there was serious talk that he will get a spot on the roster to start the season. In addition to this, Shane Victorino, Ryan Dempster and Mike Napoli have adapted well to joining a stacked team with fellow all-stars such as Dustin Pedroia, David Ortiz, and Jacoby Ellsbury! Many were worried about this after last years frequent clubhouse flare-ups, but so far so good!
Perhaps, the biggest surprise has been the re-emergence of lefty pitcher Jon Lester! With the departure of Josh Beckett he inherits the role of #1 starter! In fact, John Farrell, who many remember as an excellent Red Sox pitching coach, has announced Lester as the opening day starter. He will be more than capable for this job as Jon Lester led all MLB pitchers in spring training with a 0.75 E.R.A.!
Where there’s a Will, there’s a way! Will Middlebrooks was called up by the Boston Red Sox early in the 2012 season and never looked back. His hot start and consistent bat helped him find an everyday starting position with the team. If you follow him on twitter you know one of his famous sayings or hashtags is “Wake and Rake” meaning time to get up and play baseball. We could be watching a potential all-star for many years here in Boston and no better way to support him by representing your very own Wake & Rake t-shirt!
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It’s time for Red Sox fans to rejoice! Not only has the deal for hard-hitting catcher/1B Mike Napoli been sealed…not only has clubhouse friendly manager John Farrell at the helm now….not only is Varitek back with the management…not only did they acquire some important players including a verified closer from the Pirates and in Shane Victorino a role-player with lots of playoff experience…..but now in a surprising yet welcome move, Red Sox legendary pitcher Pedro Martinez is back in Boston to accept a position as Special Assistant to the General Manager!!!!!!!!!!
The position will help second-year GM Ben Cherington who also hired Catcher Jason Varitek to assist him with clubhouse relations as well as the day-to-day running of the team.
After last year’s tumultuous season the Red Sox organization might have well posted a Help Wanted sign on Yawkey Way with neon lights to express their need! The team underperformed and fans were disappointed with apparent lack of effort by most of the team. Varitek being the good guy that he is as well as an excellent candidate for a future manager or Pitching coach (he caught more than one no-hitter, two championships) stepped up in the turmoil to assist the Red Sox team! Now one of the most dominating pitchers of all time(check his E.R.A.) and one who can be credited with being a key player that ended the 86-year old curse in 2004…. Pedro Martinez re-joins the struggling Sox! What a dynamic team in Varitek and Pedro Martinez (who Red Sox were treated to see some awesome and beasutifully pitched games over the years) will make in guiding younger players to good attitudes and winning ways!
Who can forget the marvelous comeback in 2004 and the end of a long world series drought! Pedro Martinez was incredible during that stretch run…. of which we hope to see more of from this younger bunch in the years to come! Former Manager Terry Francona was thrilled, and exclaimed” It will definitely help the team as Pedro and Jason were the heart of the team in that 2004 stretch run!”The Red Sox are looking better already and with pitchers and catchers ready to report in a few weeks… I say Go Sox Go!
Spring training is right around the corner and a lot of buzz will be in Boston regarding this brand new Red Sox team. After a disaster of a 2012 season there is some hope that these new changes will bring at least some respect back to Boston baseball. The Red Sox made quite a few splashes this offseason through free agency, but one aspect of the game people tend to forget is the players that haven’t even stepped foot on a major league diamond yet.
Boston has money to spend in the near future. There isn’t any doubting that. But it’s guys like the five prospects below that could be the future faces of this franchise. A franchise that needs all the help it can get if it wants fans to bet on Red Sox at (click here) Top Bet ever again. Here is a look at the top 5 Boston Red Sox prospects and their scouting reports from SoxPropects.com
1. Xander Bogaerts (SS)
Athletic frame. Body has begun filling out. High baseball IQ with impressive maturity. Smooth, fluid swing that generates lift. Elite batspeed. Strong and explosive hands with good separation during stride. Stays balanced. Creates solid post-contact extension. Shows the ability to drive ball to all fields with backspin and carry. Ball jumps off bat. Above-average-to-better power ceiling. Potential 30 home run bat. Below-average present pitch recognition and strike zone judgment. Struggles with off-speed pitches, but should improve with experience. Aggressive approach and can free swing. Chases due to over-zealousness. Can get too long with his swing to produce too much upper-cut and bat wrap. Average-to-solid-average hit tool. Improving using hands during swing to stay inside the baseball. Shows strong fluidity going with pitches the other way for being age-advanced. Slightly above-average arm. Solid-average range, but losing footspeed as he gets bigger. Needs to slow the game down defensively and resist the feeling to rush plays. Inconsistent with footwork and staying down on the ball. Choppy at times with his movements and reactions. Has been improving with his defensive technique, but does not look likely to stick at shortstop. Will transition to third base or left field down the line. Can stick on the infield. Average runner. Potential for considerable physical development. Highly coachable and displays strong work ethic. Ceiling of a middle-of-the-order bat on a contending team. All-Star potential.
It was being reported Saturday afternoon December 22, 2012 that the Red Sox acquired Closer Joel Hanrahan from the Pittsburgh Pirates, rounding out what many are calling an incredibly successful off-season!
Hanrahan should add to a bullpen that often decimated by injuries, faltered many times last season. Along with Melancon and Andrew Bailey returning the Sox coaching staff should have more than enough firepower to work with this upcoming season!
This move rounds out a very busy December where management tried to re-shape the clubhouse and the team. With the departure of Manager Bobby Valentine, change would have to start at the top.
The Red Sox were lucky to obtain the well-liked pitching coach John Farrell back from the Toronto Blue Jays and promote him to manager! It seems to be a move approved by the players many who already have experience with him.
Whatever will the Red Sox 2013 season be like? What’s happened to the Red Sox? It only seems like yesterday when we were riding the crest of the wave, smashing the Yanks and generally pulverizing anyone who got in our way. Now, though, we’re like Samson after his haircut.
This week we’ve seen hot sauce mogul David Ortiz described as a “role model” after he was welcomed back to his native Dominica like the hero he is. The ever-humble Ortiz remarked, “We are human. We aren’t perfect. All we can do is try to approach things the right way.” Hopefully these little trips will unearth even more MLB nuggets who will come up to Fenway at some point and make our lives a lot better.
As we speak, the Sox are sitting around with their thumbs where the sun don’t shine, as talented starting pitchers are snagged by other teams. When are the management going to realize that free agent talent is like pollen to a honeybee? It doesn’t sit around long before it is carted off and repackaged in its new uniform and making a difference at a Major League Baseball club.
At this rate, the Beansox are gonna be slaughtered by the Yankee vermin on Opening Day! It’s never a picnic going to the Bronx (well, almost never) but the April Fool’s Showdown, as I have named it, will be even dicier than ever. At least Bobby Valentine (wasn’t that the name of a really lame movie in the 80s?) has gone, so all is not too bad. Now, John Farrell has to prove that he can work the Fenway machine, but as a former starting pitcher in a world of rapidly disappearing free agent starting pitchers I’m already having my doubts!
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