11:01 AM EST, Fri March 06, 2015

Buchholz sends message with 'Ace' T-shirts

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- With T-shirts of his own creation, Clay Buchholz made a fashion statement in the Red Sox clubhouse Thursday afternoon, one that will be modeled by the five members of the team’s reconstructed starting rotation. Buchholz placed a blue T-shirt in each starter’s locker that bore the inscription “He’s the ace” on the front and the pitcher’s name on the back. He also had another T-shirt made up, a gray one, that said, “I’m the ace” and will be worn by that game’s pitcher.
The Republican 16 hours ago

Clay Buchholz made 'He's the ace' t-shirts for five Red Sox starters

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Red Sox haven't even begun their Grapefruit League schedule yet but the near daily questions of who will be the ace of this staff are getting a little tiresome. Clay Buchholz decided to have a...
Fenway Nation 18 hours ago

Buchholz Shows Leadership With 'Ace' Shirts

He may or may not end up as the "leader" of the 2015 Red Sox rotation, but Clay Buchholz took a bold step in that direction with a clever little move at camp. The tall righty had five t-shirts made up with the name and number of the each of the five starters on the back. But that's not the good part. On the front of each shirt is the inscription, "He's the ACE". Brilliant.  Said Buchholz, "It shows the guys that there is no pressure on them. They can just go out and pitch. Everybody has confidence in their ability. It’s one of those things to keep everything loose and have fun with...
Over the Monster 20 hours ago

Red Sox starters wearing 'He's the ace' shirts

So long as someone steps up, then four of these shirts are correct! There has been a lot of talk about who the ace of the Red Sox pitching staff is. The Red Sox rotation would like you to know that it's the other guy. Here is Wade Miley modeling new t-shirts pic.twitter.com/ikcfE25fqK — Rob Bradford (@bradfo) March 5, 2015 Apparently, each of the five Sox starters -- Clay Buchholz, Justin Masterson, Rick Porcello, Joe Kelly, and Miley -- are all wearing these shirts today. It might turn out that none of these dudes are an ace, but hey, it's March, it's time for optimism and I'm happy...
Over the Monster Mar 4, 2015

Daily Red Sox Links: Shane Victorino, Brandon Workman, Rick Porcello

Today's links look at Clay Buchholz's first start, Brian Butterfield's thoughts on the shift, and the best day of a college pitcher's life. Shane Victorino has a lot to prove this spring, whether it's for the Red Sox or another team. (Nick Cafardo; Boston Globe) Brandon Workman could have a big year out of the bullpen in 2015. (Jason Mastrodonato; Boston Herald) After his first start of the year, Clay Buchholz felt good with his performance. (John Tomase; WEEI.com) The shift has become a contentious issue around the league, but Brian Butterfield is very much against banning it. (Alex...
The Republican Mar 3, 2015

Red Sox spring training: Clay Buchholz tweaks leg kick; Rick Porcello cruises through two innings in debut

FORT MYERS, Fla. - There's not too much to be gleaned from the first game of spring training, but Clay Buchholz and Rick Porcello opened the season on a strong note by retiring the first nine Northeastern batters on Tuesday...
Full Count | WEEI Mar 3, 2015

Buchholz: ‘The ball was moving like it’s supposed to’

FORT MYERS ‘€“ Clay Buchholz probably has the highest ceiling on the starting pitching staff, which makes it all the more painful when it comes crashing down around him. That made Tuesday’s debut inning against Northeastern encouraging. Buchholz struck out one during a scoreless frame, incorporating the mechanical changes he has worked on all winter […]
Full Count | WEEI Mar 3, 2015

Why you should be listening: What makes Red Sox first day of games interesting

FORT MYERS, Fla. — So, here’s the deal … The Red Sox will actually start playing baseball games Tuesday, with their usual pair of seven-inning tilts at JetBlue Park against Northeastern and Boston College, respectively. The first baseball of the spring will be thrown by Clay Buchholz at approximately 1 p.m. against the Huskies, with […]

Monday takeaways: Spring opener on deck

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- More than a month remains before the Boston Red Sox open the regular season against the Philadelphia Phillies, but it seemed more like a matter of days given the line of questions and activity at Fenway South on Monday. Pitchers Clay Buchholz, Rick Porcello and Wade Miley worked on their bunting skills and designated hitter David Ortiz addressed whether he would sit or play first base at 3:05 p.m. on Monday, April 6 in Philadelphia, where the Red Sox will be adhering to National League rules.
Fenway Nation Mar 2, 2015
Looks Like Buchholz On Opening Day In Philly

Looks Like Buchholz On Opening Day In Philly

As the Grapefruit schedule plays out, it appears more and more likely that Clay Buchholz will be Boston's Opening Day starter in Philadelphia on April 6th. As The Providence Journal's Tim Britton points out, the rotation after Buchholz is Rick Porcello, Wade Miley, Joe Kelly and Justin Masterson. If you simply project out those starts throughout Spring Training, Buchholz would get the ball in Philly. Again, with five number three starters, this really doesn't matter much—but it seems like more of a "seniority" thing for the big Texas right-hander.
Boston Herald Feb 28, 2015
A pitch for Opening Day

A pitch for Opening Day

FORT MYERS — If John Farrell waited until March 27 a year ago to pronounce Jon Lester as the Opening Day starter, there’s no telling how long it could take this year.The suspense will surely be worth it considering that, unlike with Lester last year, there is no obvious candidate from among the Big 5 this season.Rick Porcello and Clay Buchholz are the likeliest candidates but there was little guidance from the first posting of 2015 pitching slots yesterday.
Fenway Nation Feb 27, 2015

Farrell: 'Merit' Will Determine Rotation Order

While past performance and reputation will play a part, it looks as if merit will be the driving force in deciding the order of the Red Sox starting rotation. As it should be. Given the relative equality of the five candidates, whoever steps up in Spring Training should get the Opening Day start. When asked about this issues, manager John Farrell stated, "Merit is one. You factor in what’s taken place either the year or years before." Frankly whether it's Clay Buchholz, Rick Porcello, Wade Miley, Joe Kelly or Justin Masterson doesn't really matter—getting a number one does.
Full Count | WEEI Feb 27, 2015

John Farrell throws a little ‘camouflage’ into the starting rotation mystery

FORT MYERS, Fla. — When three of his projected starting pitchers wound up on the first pitching rotation charts of spring training inside the JetBlue clubhouse Friday morning, John Farrell had some explaining to do. Clay Buchholz and Rick Porcello were listed to pitch against Northeastern in the spring debut Tuesday afternoon, with Wade Miley […]
Fenway Nation Feb 27, 2015
Buchholz Will Face Northeastern Huskies Tuesday

Buchholz Will Face Northeastern Huskies Tuesday

(Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports)While an Opening Day starter has not yet been named, Clay Buchholz will toe the rubber in the first Red Sox contest of 2015—a Tuesday matinee against Northeastern University. He will likely only hurl one inning—or until he gets knocked out of the game by the Hardball Huskies. Fittingly, Buchholz made the final start of the 2014 season—and will forever be the answer to the Trivia Question: 'Who pitched to Derek Jeter in his last at-bat?'. This may be more of a psychological morale-booster for the 30-year-old righty, who could become the elusive number one...
The Republican Feb 27, 2015

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The Red Sox released the starters for the first few spring training games on Friday.

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