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Betts is the Bet for MVP in 2018

We all knew Mookie Betts was good.  But did we know he was this good?

Through 48 games (not quite a third of the season), Betts is batting .359, with 17 HR, 37 RBI, and an earth shattering OPS of 1.187.

Extrapolate those numbers over a full season, and Mookie is on pace to put up a tremendous season–if he continues even close to this pace, he could be looking at a 50 HR, 120 RBI type season.  Oh, and we don’t even care if he participates in the home run derby. read more

Losing Ohtani To Tommy John Is A Bummer for Baseball

With news today that Shohei Ohtani would be opting for Tommy John surgery, we’re feeling just a bit of sadness for the poor guy, who has brought some added excitement to Major League Baseball this year.  Here he is throwing absolute gas (101mph reached) against the Astros. read more

Sox Rolling Through The Competition

The amazing 2018 Boston Red Sox now find themselves atop the rest of the league in baseball’s power rankings.  After an historic start in April and a stellar May, the team has an overall record of 44-21, for a winning percentage of .677.

Manager Alex Cora has gained a lot of respect throughout the Major League Baseball world as the team has strung together victory after victory for their rookie manager. read more

Dusty’s Coming Back!

Good news folks, Dustin Pedroia is on his way back and we are more than excited!

Alex Cora noted that Pedroia would be back this Friday.  Pedroia has been shelved for the first 50 games of this season after recovering from knee surgery in the off-season. read more

Mookie says “NO” to the Home Run Derby

Bummer.  Mookie Betts won’t participate in the Home Run Derby.  It would have been fun to see him out there but it sounds like he doesn’t want any part of it.

Plus, word now that JD Martinez has also said he doesn’t want in on the derby. read more

Red Sox are Fantasy Gold Jerry…Gold

If you grew up watching Seinfeld, you might remember this one

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And well, that’s what some key members of the Sox have been this year in Fantasy baseball lineups–GOLD.

As this article from Sports Illustrated notes:

Betts and Martinez are hitting a ridiculous .354/.417/.719 with 30 home runs. Both would have to be included on the short list of AL MVP candidates through the first two months of the season, along with Mike Trout, Aaron Judge and, of course, Ramirez and Lindor. It’s hard enough for pitchers to deal with one player like Betts or Martinez. When they have to see two, it’s nearly impossible to navigate the top half of a lineup. read more

We’re Giving Away A Dustin Pedroia Signed Photo!

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Redsoxaholics is giving away a certified 16×20 autograph of Dustin Pedroia when he played for the Portland Seadogs! This is a certified autograph from Locker Room Memorabilia!

The contest is open until August 5th and a winner will be announced on August 14th! read more

Catcher-Heavy Red Sox Not Looking To Trade

The Red Sox are blessed with a number of options in almost every position but none more so than that of catcher. Following a year of such promise that ultimately ended in real disappointment, president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski and the red of Boston’s decision makers are putting together their plans for the new campaign. There might be some areas of this roster that need addressing, but it looks as though the Sox should be able to put a tick next to the catcher position. read more

Magic Number At Five After Back To Back Sweeps For Sox

The 2016 Boston Red Sox have hit their stride at the best possible time for this season. Looking to add momentum for a Championship run and playing excellent baseball At a record of 89-64, in 1st place and 5.5 games ahead of the second place Toronto Blue Jays as of September 23…. they are poised to close out the Division with another AL East crown during the upcoming final week( 9 exciting games to go with a Magic Number of 5).All this while sweeping both the Yankees and Orioles out of contention with consecutive 4-game sweeps! This is a feat that has not occurred since 1968! The 2016 Red Soc are undeniably Red Hot! read more

Hanley Ramirez Walk Off Homer Edges Sox Closer to Playoff Return.

Don’t count these 2016 Red Sox out of it yet! After an up and down week that saw Rick Porcello saddled with a loss after giving up only 1 run during the game and a disappointing defeat to the Orioles…. the Red Sox bounced back big time in Thursday’s matchup against the rival New York Yankees at Fenway Park in Boston. read more

It’s September And Time For Sox To Shine

An old baseball adage says “Anything Can Happen in September”. The Red Sox are a team that has experienced the highs and lows of the dramatic September Pennant Races.

The Red Sox have steadily improved throughout this season spending many days in and out of first place. As our nation recovers from celebrating Labor Day weekend, the Sox find themselves tied with the Toronto Blue Jays for 1st place. With a respectable record of 77-61 and a high-octane powered offense, the Red Sox have a decent chance of capturing the AL East Pennant for 2016 or at least clinching the wild-card spot. In what could be David Ortiz’s last season anything short of the playoffs would be less than he deserves. read more

Andrew Benintendi Lights Up Internet With ‘Catch Of The Year’

We knew he could hit but boy can the kid cover some ground in left field.  Wonderboy Andrew Benintendi continues to awe Red Sox fans, who are oh so thankful that their fearless GM didn’t deal the rookie for any deadline trade baggage.  If you haven’t seen the catch yet, prepare to be amazed.  It’s one of the best I’ve ever seen. read more

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