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The Republican Jan 17, 2017
Christian Vazquez, Boston Red Sox catcher, batting .348 in Puerto Rico winter ball playoffs

Christian Vazquez, Boston Red Sox catcher, batting .348 in Puerto Rico winter ball playoffs

Boston Red Sox's Christian Vazquez has gone 8-for-23 (.348 batting average) with a double, triple, five RBIs, three runs and two walks in the winter ball playoffs.
The Republican Jan 10, 2017
Boston Red Sox catcher depth 2017: Will Blake Swihart, Christian Vazquez, Sandy Leon, someone else be longterm answer?

Boston Red Sox catcher depth 2017: Will Blake Swihart, Christian Vazquez, Sandy Leon, someone else be longterm answer?

The Red Sox have told Blake Swihart to forget about left field and focus on catcher entering spring training 2017. They will give him a chance to win the job.
Over the Monster Jan 10, 2017
Daily Red Sox Links: Rick Porcello, Blake Swihart, Manny Ramirez

Daily Red Sox Links: Rick Porcello, Blake Swihart, Manny Ramirez

Today’s links look at more hardware for Mookie Betts and Rick Porcello, a resurgence for Craig Kimbrel, and the top prospect stories of the year. Mookie Betts just missed out on the AL MVP, and Rick Porcello did take home the AL Cy Young. They also were awarded a different version of the two awards from the Negro League Museum. (Michael Silverman; Boston Herald) Despite being the only candidate with options, Blake Swihart will get a shot at the starting catching gig. (Christopher Smith; Masslive) In the latest version of his mailbag, Ian Browne looks at various topics including a...
The Republican Jan 9, 2017
Boston Red Sox will give Blake Swihart chance to win starting job despite him being only catcher with options

Boston Red Sox will give Blake Swihart chance to win starting job despite him being only catcher with options

Red Sox's Blake Swihart has minor league options remaining while both Sandy Leon and Christian Vazquez do not. But Swihart still could be the starter on Opening Day.
Over the Monster Jan 5, 2017
Daily Red Sox Links: Blake Swihart, Joe Kelly, Chris Sale

Daily Red Sox Links: Blake Swihart, Joe Kelly, Chris Sale

Today’s links look at Blake Swihart’s attempt to get back into the catching mix, a new pitch from Joe Kelly, and the second best team in the AL East. After a year of setbacks behind the plate, Blake Swihart is ready to compete for a catching role once again. (Peter Abraham; Boston Globe) Joe Kelly tells the story of how he invented a pitch immediately before appearing in the postseason. (Rob Bradford; WEEI) In a poll of executives around the league, Andrew Benintendi was named the top prospect in baseball. (Jonathan Mayo; MLB.com) The Red Sox are presumed to be the best team in...
Over the Monster Jan 4, 2017
Daily Red Sox Links: Eduardo Rodriguez, Mitch Moreland, Blake Swihart

Daily Red Sox Links: Eduardo Rodriguez, Mitch Moreland, Blake Swihart

Today’s links look at an update on Eduardo Rodriguez, the team’s rotation depth, and how players are performing this winter. After a scare in the Venezuelan Winter League, the Red Sox have gotten positive reports on Eduardo Rodriguez’s knee. (Peter Abraham; Boston Globe) Mitch Moreland took David Ortiz’s roster spot, but he’s not his replacement. (Bryan Joiner; BP Boston) After dealing away some depth in Clay Buchholz, could the Red Sox use another starting pitcher? (Christopher Smith; Masslive) In his latest mailbag, Ian Browne tackles a number of topics including Blake...
Fenway Nation Dec 30, 2016
POLL: Dead Heat On Which Young Sox Catcher To Keep

POLL: Dead Heat On Which Young Sox Catcher To Keep

Early voting in our latest FenwayNation Poll shows that readers are pretty divided on whether to keep Blake Swihart or Christian Vazquez safe from trade interest. As the chart shows, 45% think Vazquez is the one the Red Sox should "definitely hang on to", while nearly as many (41%) think that way about Swihart. About one reader in seven (14%) thinks Sandy Leon is the catcher to protect. You can still vote in the poll HERE.
Fenway Nation Dec 30, 2016

POLL: Which Red Sox Catching Option Should Stick?

Which ONE of Boston's three catcher options should they definitely hang on to?Sandy LeonBlake SwihartChristian Vazquez pollcode.com free polls
Fenway Nation Dec 30, 2016
D'Back's GM Hazen Showing Interest In Swihart/Vazquez

D'Back's GM Hazen Showing Interest In Swihart/Vazquez

(AP Photo)Current Arizona (and former Red Sox) GM Mike Hazen is looking for catching. His current tandem is old and not that good. He's consider free-agent Matt Wieters, but he's apparently not that interested. Enter Blake Swihart and Christian Vazquez. Multiple reports indicate that Hazen has expressed interest in both Boston backstop prospects in a possible trade with his old boss Dave Dombrowski. Either Swihart or Vazquez could stabilize Arizona's catching corps for years to come. The word is, however, that Boston has no desire to part with either one—at least for now. Stay tuned!
Over the Monster Dec 30, 2016
Red Sox rebuffed Diamondbacks’ trade interest in Vazquez, Swihart

Red Sox rebuffed Diamondbacks’ trade interest in Vazquez, Swihart

The Red Sox were not interested in trade offers for their two young catchers The Arizona Diamondbacks were interested in acquiring one of Blake Swihart or Christian Vazquez, but were turned away by the Red Sox according to a report from Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic. The Red Sox have a bit of a catching logjam, with Swihart, Vazquez, and Sandy Leon all in line for an opportunity. As it stands, they are very likely to send Blake Swihart to Triple-A to start the year, simply because he has options left, allowing him to be stashed safely away unlike Leon and Vazquez. As such, it’s not...
Full Count | WEEI Dec 30, 2016

Why Red Sox said no thanks when Diamondbacks asked about Christian Vazquez, Blake Swihart

Word out of Arizona (courtesy the Arizona Republic’s Nick Piecoro) is that former Red Sox general manager Mike Hazen, who currently holds the same title with the Diamondbacks, asked about the availability of catchers Christian Vazquez and/or Blake Swihart. The answer back from the Red Sox, per the report, was that president of baseball operations […]
Rotoworld Dec 30, 2016

Diamondbacks inquire on Vazquez, Swihart - Christian Vazquez (C) Boston Red Sox

Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports that the Diamondbacks have inquired on Christian Vazquez and Blake Swihart.
The Republican Dec 30, 2016
Boston Red Sox trade rumors: Diamondbacks interested in Blake Swihart, Christian Vazquez (report)

Boston Red Sox trade rumors: Diamondbacks interested in Blake Swihart, Christian Vazquez (report)

The Diamondbacks are on the prowl for some help at catcher, and Arizona general manager Mike Hazen has reportedly inquired on Boston's promising crop of young backstops. Nick Piecoro of azcentral.com reported that the Diamondbacks have kicked the tires on...
CSN New England Dec 29, 2016

20 Under 25 Rankings: #18 - Blake Swihart

TURNS 25: APRIL 3, 2017FINAL RATING: 5.7Click here for the entire "20 Under 25" rankingsAfter a solid start to his career in 2015, Blake

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