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Red Sox Non-Roster Spring Training Invitees, Ranked

Spring Training 2017 is underway, and in addition to the 40 players the Red Sox have on the 40-man roster, they’ve invited 15 non-roster players to hang out in Florida for a few weeks. From journeymen relievers to top prospects to guys I promise you’ve never heard of, it’s an eclectic group. What follows is a very, very serious breakdown of their abilities and is in no way...
Via BP Boston
48 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Who should be the Opening Day Starter for the Red Sox?

The Boston Red Sox will head into the 2017 season with a great problem to have, who should be the Opening Day starter? The Red Sox now have a big 3 when it comes to starting pitching, with Chris Sale, David Price, and Rick Porcello. All three pitchers have the credentials to be named Opening Day starter, it comes down to the matter of what manager John Farrell would want the rotation...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
11 hours ago

David Ortiz gives fans a glimpse at his new spring training

David Ortiz seems to be enjoying his retirement.While the rest of the Boston Red Sox are gathered in Fort Myers, Fla., for the beginning of spring training, the former designated hitter reported to the beach and shared a look at his new spring training via Twitter. Although Ortiz claims it’s “so good to be retired,” that hasn’t kept his name from coming up frequently at Red...
Via NESN.com
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox C Swihart struggling with throws back to pitcher

The Boston Red Sox have to be concerned about catcher Blake Swihart showing signs of Mackey Sasser Syndrome in spring training.Swihart, a 2011 first-round pick by Boston who has seen MLB action the past two seasons, has struggled with his throws back to the pitcher during spring training.CSN New England has provided the video evidence. The first clip comes from Friday: And this was...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Price, Sox pleased with first BP session

As expected, Red Sox lefty David Price looked much farther along than Boston's hitters on the first day of batting practice at the team's practice facility Sunday.
Via RedSox.com
16 hours ago

Panda overhauls righty swing, feeling no pain

Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval showed off a revamped swing from the right side when he was among the first players to take batting practice at Fenway South on Sunday.
Via RedSox.com
16 hours ago

Swihart working out kinks in move back to catcher

Blake Swihart, who is back behind the plate after moving to left field last season, is having some trouble with his throwing mechanics in the early days of Spring Training.
Via RedSox.com
2 days ago

The start of Red Sox spring training, in photos

Down in the Sunshine State, the Sox are prepping for their first game in Fort Myers against the New York Mets on February 24.
Via Boston.com
2 days ago

Former Red Sox IF Aaron Hill Inks Pact With Giants

(Getty Images)His stay in Boston was brief, but Aaron Hill did a pretty decent job as a fill-in infielder for the 2016 Carmine Hose. In 47 games, he only hit .218, but was a steady force in the field when called upon. Multiple reports indicate that the soon-to-be 35-year-old Hill will sign a minor-league deal with the San Francisco Giants. Over his 12-year MLB career, Hill is a ...
Via FenwayNation
2 days ago

POLL: Fate Of Panda/Moreland Still Deadlocks Nation

Apparently, the issue of whether or not Pablo Sandoval and Mitch Moreland survive 2017 is as divisive as anything on the national political scene. Continued voting in our latest FenwayNation Poll shows our readership is still exactly divided on the issue. As the chart shows, a combined 50% think it's likely that Panda and Mitch retain their starting jobs on October 1st. However...
Via FenwayNation
2 days ago

Red Sox expect David Ortiz to 'have a role' with team in near future

Despite Hanley Ramirez’s best efforts, David Ortiz is done playing baseball for the Boston Red Sox.But you still could see Big Papi floating around Fenway Park in the near future.When the legendary slugger retired last season, he hinted that he might be interested in taking an off-field job with the club down the road. The Red Sox, obviously, said they’d welcome him with open...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Slimmer Panda hopes to regain Red Sox' third base job

"There's a lot more sense of redemption on his part where he's looking to make up from the previous two years."
Via Boston.com
2 days ago

Who is the Red Sox' true ace: David Price and Chris Sale?

COMMENTARY Jon Lester had Felix Doubront. Bruce Hurst had John Tudor. Mel Parnell had Chuck Stobbs, Lefty Grove had Fritz Ostermueller and Babe Ruth had Dutch Leonard. Which is to say the Red Sox have never had anything like they will beginning in 2017. There may be a historical precedent for why Boston has never […]
Via Boston.com
3 days ago

Pablo Sandoval knows he has a lot to prove

Going into the 2017 season, one of the biggest question marks for the Boston Red Sox will be Pablo Sandoval.The third baseman missed all but three games of the 2016 campaign due to a nagging shoulder injury that required surgery. After such a long absence from game action, no one knows what to expect from Sandoval this season, but he’s ready to show everyone what he’s capable...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mookie Betts Is Poised To Repeat His Stellar 2016 Season

(Boston Red Sox Team Photo—Michael Ivins)OK, the Patriots Duckboat Parade is fading from our memories. New England weather forecasters are screwing up by the numbers on their prognostications. And Red Sox Spring Training is in full swing! As you may recall, one member of The 2016 Carmine Hose had a pretty decent year—Markus Lynn Betts. Mookie finished second in the AL MVP balloting...
Via FenwayNation
3 days ago

Report: Jeffrey Loria to be ambassador to France

Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria appears to have quite the sweet gig lined up.The New York Post reported on Wednesday that the White House and State Department are in conflict over some ambassadorships. Within the article — which was mostly about the political battle between the sides — was a nugget saying that Loria is heading to France to be an ambassador for the Trump administration...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dustin Pedroia completely recovered from knee surgery

Dustin Pedroia says he is completely recovered from the surgery he underwent on his knee during the offseason.The Boston Red Sox second baseman injured his knee in September and struggled thereafter. He underwent arthroscopic knee surgery in October.“I did rehab stuff most of the offseason,” Pedroia said on Monday via WEEI’s John Tomase. “But you know, I feel great, normal...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox announcer Jerry Remy has lung cancer, will still call games

Former player and long time Boston Red Sox announcer Jerry Remy announced on Monday that while his present diagnosis seems positive, lung cancer has returned to his body. Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski passed his best wishes along.“Our thoughts and prayers are with Jerry, and hopefully he’ll be back with us soon,” Dombrowski said, via CBS Boston. “Jerry...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Why MLB's instant replay, and not the intentional walk, should be altered

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred has lived a pretty charmed life as commish since taking over before the 2015 season; the steroid boom that occurred during the Bud Selig regime has largely been dealt with, there was a smooth and quiet negotiation of a new collective bargaining agreement, the Cubs' curse-breaking run led to the Series' highest average ratings in 12...
Via The Sports Quotient
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Roster Recap: Rusney Castillo Might Not Be Good

Welcome to BP Boston’s second annual Roster Recap series. Over the next few months, we’ll be analyzing every player on Boston’s 40-man roster and many of their top prospects in order to provide a comprehensive overview of the Red Sox roster’s strengths and weaknesses, as well as what we can expect moving forward. From MVP-candidate right fielders to reserve relievers, we...
Via BP Boston
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Roster Recap: Jason Groome’s the New Best Man

Welcome to BP Boston’s second annual Roster Recap series. Over the next few months, we’ll be analyzing every player on Boston’s 40-man roster and many of their top prospects in order to provide a comprehensive overview of the Red Sox roster’s strengths and weaknesses, as well as what we can expect moving forward. From MVP-candidate right fielders to reserve relievers, we...
Via BP Boston
13 days ago  |  Discuss

And Then, Pablo Sandoval Came Back Strong

The 2017 season wasn’t everything the Red Sox wanted. They fell short of a World Series run, but one of their biggest questions entering Spring Training was answered better than they could have hoped: Pablo Sandoval exceeded all expectations and won the third base job on his way to winning the 2017 AL Comeback Player of the Year Award. After a disastrous 2015 season, Sandoval missed...
Via The Sports Post
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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