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DraftKings: The (W)right Way Or The Highway

I swear every time I write it seems like Steven Wright is on the mound and every time I’m here touting him.  Despite an 8-4 record and an AL best 2.01 ERA, Mr. Wright remains the Rodney Dangerfield of pitchers, getting no respect.  Just look at his DraftKings pricing over his past three starts, $12,200 two starts ago, $11,100 last time out and now tonight, he’s at $10,600....
Via Razzball
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Recap - Red Sox Rally To Shock Rangers

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterThe Red Sox scored four runs in the ninth inning to beat the Rangers 8-7 at Globe Life Park.Photo courtesy of the Associated PressOn a night when starter David Price didn't get out of the third inning, the offense came to life, sparked by home runs from Hanley Ramirez, Jackie Bradley Jr., and Mookie Betts (pictured). Price went just 2.1 innings...
Via RedSoxLife
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Koji of old shuts down Rangers

Not only is Koji Uehara keeping his role as the Red Sox's eighth-inning setup man, but manager John Farrell won't shy away from using him as the club's closer when Craig Kimbrel needs a night off.
Via RedSox.com
11 hours ago

Moncada among top prospect performers Friday

The milestones keep coming for Yoan Moncada. The No. 5 overall prospect connected on his first Double-A home run on Friday night as part of another multi-hit performance, but it wasn't enough to keep Portland from losing to Reading, 11-3. Moncada's homer, a solo shot in the fourth inning, was his fifth of the season.
Via RedSox.com
11 hours ago

Red Sox OF Young's hamstring injury not as bad as feared

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Red Sox left fielder Chris Young is sore and on the disabled list because of a strained right hamstring, but manager John Farrell said Friday that the injury isn't as bad as the team initially feared. Young pulled up grabbing his leg after rounding first base in the second inning of Boston's win over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday. He had to be helped...
Via Associated Press
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tazawa, Koji to maintain roles for now

Though Junichi Tazawa and Koji Uehara haven't displayed the same consistency for the Red Sox this season than in years past, manager John Farrell said their roles will stay the same for now.
Via RedSox.com
16 hours ago

Xander Bogaerts Learns It’s Tough Out There for a Winner

Poor Xander Bogaerts. The X Man was about the only living highlight from this sit-flat 4-6 homestand, and his tenth-inning single in today’s game helped the Sox retain a bit of pride as they headed out to Texas. Unfortunately, as Xander learned, success comes not without a price. As soon as he completed his jaunt down to first, Xander was pelted with a cup of flour, apparently...
Via Surviving Grady
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Exorbitant Cost of Fixing the Red Sox

It’s Thursday night and the world, it appears, is on fire. That’s fine for us now though, because this is about baseball. The Boston Red Sox, specifically, which you already knew because you’re smart like that. Look over the flames and you’ll see the trade deadline staring us dead in the eyes. In this next month the biggest, most important of the 2016 baseball trades will...
Via BP Boston
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Recap - Red Sox Win In Walk-Off

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterWould someone please tell us this is rock bottom? That was an awful lot of work to finally get a win against one of the worst teams in the American League.Photo courtesy of the Boston Red SoxOr maybe it was help from a Higher Authority on Nun Day (pictured).The Red Sox fell behind early, rallied to take the lead only to see the bullpen implode again...
Via RedSoxLife
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Video: Red Sox Reporter Guerin Austin Gets Soaked In Powerade Shower, Appears Ready To Cry

The Red Sox keep dousing their on-field reporter, Guerin Austin, in Powerade.  Boston has soaked Austin in celebratory post-game showers multiple times over the last month and it happened again today. This might’ve been the worst one, too.  The Red Sox beat the White Sox, 8-7, on a walkoff win in the 10th inning. Following the win, Austin interviewed the man responsible for the...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Travis Shaw Out Of Today's Red Sox Line-Up Again

Travis Shaw's balky right shin will keep him out another game on Thursday afternoon. Here is the full Red Sox line-up as they try to salvage one win against the formerly pathetic Chicago White Sox: Mookie Betts RF, Dustin Pedroia 2B, Xander Bogaerts SS, David Ortiz DH, Chris Young LF, Jackie Bradley Jr. CF, Hanley Ramirez 1B, Christian Vazquez C, Marco Hernandez 3B.Taking to the...
Via FenwayNation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Rick Porcello for Real?

The Red Sox have a clear objective heading into this summer’s trade season: improve their starting pitching. Sure, grabbing a left-handed outfielder to pair with Chris Young would be fantastic. And yes, solidifying the bullpen would go a long way towards locking a playoff spot down the stretch. Those aren’t priorities, though. This team needs another starter in the same way...
Via BP Boston
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hanley Ramirez Has a Message for his Critics

Hanley Ramirez’s bat has been missing like the lost ark for some time now. So when he belted a line drive home run off Jose Quintana in the sixth inning of tonight’s game — a game we eventually lost — it seemed like a good thing. But Hanley wasn’t done. Upon returning to the dugout, he hijacked the NESN cameras, offering a bit of performance art that I could only interpret...
Via Surviving Grady
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Hanley Ramirez has funny message for haters after homer

BOSTON — Hanley Ramirez apparently has been listening to those criticizing his poor performance at the plate this season. After going a combined 0-for-8 with five strikeouts in consecutive losses to the Chicago White Sox on Monday and Tuesday, Ramirez snapped his slump Wednesday by launching a Jose Quintana fastball into the Boston bullpen for a solo home run. Although Ramirez...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

POLL: Slim Majority Lack Confidence In John Farrell

Very early voting in our latest FenwayNation Poll shows that a bare majority (54%) say they either have "hardly any confidence" in John Farrell's in-game decision-making (42%) or "no confidence at all" (12%). As the chart shows, three readers in ten (30%) express "some" confidence in the Red Sox skipper, while another 16% have "a lot" of confidence in Farrell. You can still vote in this poll HERE.
Via FenwayNation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Red Sox Can’t Solve Their Home Run Problem

Look, it’s no secret that the Red Sox starting pitching staff is mostly not great. You’ve heard it said many times in just as many ways. You have David Price, who has been decent at times but had a horrible start, and the probable All-Star in Steven Wright. Then there’s a gap, and there’s Rick Porcello. Then there’s a huge chasm, and you have Eduardo Rodriguez, Clay Buchholz...
Via BP Boston
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Recap - Sale Stifles Red Sox

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterWell to be honest, it could have been worse.A lot worse.Photo courtesy of Getty ImagesClay Buchholz gave up a pair of runs in the top of the first inning before settling down as the Red Sox fell 3-1 to the White Sox at Fenway Park.Tim Anderson didn't waste any time, slamming the first pitch Buchholz threw over everything in left to give Chicago a...
Via RedSoxLife
3 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz not second-guessing retirement in midst of tremendous season

Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz is going into retirement with a bang, but it may be taking a toll on the aging slugger. Ortiz previously announced the 2016 baseball season will be his last season, but the way he has been tearing it up in the batter’s box has left some Boston fans hopeful he may have a change of heart. That will not be the case, according to Ortiz, as he is feeling...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Steven Wright’s the Best In the Worst Red Sox Loss

Worst loss of the year? Hell, yeah. We can call this the worst loss of the year. Because any time your team has the bases loaded and nobody out, down by one slim run in the bottom of the ninth with the hometown crowd at your back, you have got to win that game. No exceptions, no excuses. Especially when scoring one measly run and winning the game would have given the much-deserved...
Via Surviving Grady
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Craig Kimbrel Takes Home Loss After Allowing Two-Run Double In Extra Innings

Criag Kimbrel’s last two relief appearances prior to Monday’s 3-1 loss in extra innings to the Chicago White Sox couldn’t have gone much better. But his third straight day of work was a different story. The Red Sox closer allowed two runs on two hits, including Jose Abreu’s eventual game-winning double, before being pulled after 2/3 innings of work in the 10th. Hear what...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz regrets announcing retirement before season

Producing at an All-Star level at age 40 is difficult enough for a major league ballplayer. Doing so amid the unrelenting media attention of a retirement tour is even tougher. That’s something David Ortiz is just now realizing. The Boston Red Sox designated hitter told ESPN Deportes on Sunday he regrets letting the public know beforehand that this season would be his last...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Could The Red Sox Land Jose Fernandez?

Could Jose Fernandez be on his way to Boston? Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald reported that the Red Sox have inquired about high-end pitching across the majors. The report included Miami Marlins starter Jose Fernandez and Pittsburgh Pirates ace Gerrit Cole. Boston has reportedly balked at the asking price in return of Xander Bogaerts and/or Mookie Betts and the conversation...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: David Ortiz steals second without a throw

It’s rare to see fans at a Major League Baseball game stand up and cheer for a stolen base, but on Sunday, the fans at Fenway Park had good reason. In the bottom of the seventh inning of the series finale of the Red Sox and Mariners, Boston designated hitter David Ortiz managed to steal second. What was most amazing was the fact that Ortiz made it to second before the catcher...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox misses foul ball, redeems himself on second chance (Video)

A Boston Red Sox fan at Sunday's game against Seattle redeemed himself as he grabbed the second foul ball that came his way after the first one bounced off his hands.The fan in the front row of the upper deck behind home plate tried to catch the first ball that came his way with his left hand, but it bounced out of his hand and fell to the seats down below. Normally the odds of...
Via Holdout Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: David Ortiz steals second against Mariners

David Ortiz isn’t known for his prowess on the bases. But on Sunday, the Boston Red Sox superstar reminded Edwin Diaz and the Seattle Mariners that he can’t be ignored on the bases. Focusing on the positive first, this is great base running on Big Papi’s part. Ortiz has now stolen 17 bases in his career and two this season. Consider this strong proof that you don’t necessarily...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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