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Over the Monster Oct 19, 2017
Daily Red Sox Links: Hanley Ramirez, Alex Cora, Craig Kimbrel

Daily Red Sox Links: Hanley Ramirez, Alex Cora, Craig Kimbrel

Today’s links look at Hanley Ramirez’ shoulder, the managerial search and some organizational minor-league awards. Alex Speier wonders if the Red Sox would be better off without Hanley Ramirez. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe) Ramirez just underwent surgery on his shoulder, and while he should be back for spring training it’s a factor worth considering heading into the offseason. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal) Rob Bradford thinks Monday could be the day the Red Sox pull the trigger on hiring a new manager. (Rob Bradford; WEEI) Speaking of which, they interviewed Ron Gardenhire on...
Fenway Nation Oct 17, 2017
Austin Maddox Is FenwayNation's 'Under Radar' Award Winner

Austin Maddox Is FenwayNation's 'Under Radar' Award Winner

The Editors of FenwayNation have named Red Sox relief pitcher Austin Maddox as their 2017 'Under The Radar' Award recipient—for under-recognized contributions to the team. The 26-year old right-hander was stellar when utilized out of the Red Sox bullpen—posting a 0.52 ERA over 17.1 innings of work. Maddox walked just two batters and struck out 14 in the 13 games he worked in. The 6'2", 220-pounder delivered a WHIP of 0.87 and held opposing batters to a .200 average. His strikeout-to-walk ration (7.00) was third best on the 2017 team—trailing only Craig Kimbrel (9.00) and Chris Sale...
Fenway Nation Oct 9, 2017
Red Sox Season Ends In Wild Game Four Loss, 5-4

Red Sox Season Ends In Wild Game Four Loss, 5-4

It was looking good. Chris Sale was buzzing along in four plus innings of relief. Andrew Benintendi gave Boston a 3-2 lead with a two-run blast off a first-time ever relieving Justin Verlander. But the magic ran out as the Astros first tied, then went ahead by two on Sale and an extremely ineffective Craig Kimbrel. Down 5-3 in the ninth, 20-year-old rookie Rafael Devers laced a shot to left-center which caromed into an inside-the-park HR. Now, it was 5-4. Alas, the comeback ended right there, with Dustin Pedroia (sadly) ending things on a ground out in the 5-4 loss. In the final analysis,...
Over the Monster Oct 5, 2017
The Red Sox need to run wild against the Astros

The Red Sox need to run wild against the Astros

They need to keep the pressure on. We’re just a few hours away from the first pitch of the Red Sox-Astros ALDS. I can only speak for myself, but my anxiety and anticipation is through the roof right now. I am beyond ready for this series to start. As we continue to wait, we’ve all been thinking about and discussing the keys for the Red Sox to pull off an upset against this extremely talented Houston team. A lot of that has been focused on the pitching. Boston needs Chris Sale to pitch like the ace we all know he is. They need Craig Kimbrel to be as dominant as he was during the regular...
Over the Monster Oct 5, 2017
Daily Red Sox Links: Chris Sale, Carson Smith, Dustin Pedroia

Daily Red Sox Links: Chris Sale, Carson Smith, Dustin Pedroia

Today’s links look at the importance of Boston’s bullpen, Craig Kimbrel’s usage and potential new jobs for Gary DiSarcina. If the Red Sox are going to beat the Astros in this ALDS, they will likely have to rely on their bullpen. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe) Carson Smith should be a part of that bullpen (though nothing is official yet), and he is extremely ready to get started. (Jason Mastrodonato; Boston Herald) In more bullpen news, John Farrell isn’t tying Craig Kimbrel to the ninth. (John Tomase; WEEI) Chris Sale seems pretty ready to get things going. (Christopher Smith;...
Over the Monster Oct 4, 2017
Daily Red Sox Links: Drew Pomeranz, Chris Sale, Rajai Davis

Daily Red Sox Links: Drew Pomeranz, Chris Sale, Rajai Davis

Drew Pomeranz will start game two of the ALDS. Drew Pomeranz is your game two starter. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe) Chris Sale is preparing for his first postseason start. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal) Rajai Davis wants to make an impact for the Red Sox on the basepaths. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal) Unlike past years, it has been the Red Sox’s pitching that has carried them this far. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe) Craig Kimbrel’s remarkable season has been a big part of that. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal) Since he doesn’t have the full workload of the regular season on his...
Fenway Nation Oct 4, 2017
POLL: Nearly Six In Ten Want Chris Sale As Player Of Year

POLL: Nearly Six In Ten Want Chris Sale As Player Of Year

Early voting in our latest FenwayNation Poll shows that almost six readers in ten (59%) think Sox ace Chris Sale should be named the 2017 FenwayNation Player Of The Year. As the chart shows, Mookie Betts comes in second (16%), followed closely by Craig Kimbrel (14). Andrew Benintendi finishes fourth with 7% of the vote and Drew Pomeranz follows with 5%. You can still vote in the poll HERE.
Over the Monster Oct 4, 2017
Craig Kimbrel’s usage will be a key for the Red Sox

Craig Kimbrel’s usage will be a key for the Red Sox

John Farrell needs to be flexible with his closer Over the next couple of days leading up to the first pitch of the Red Sox-Astros series, you are going to be reading about a whole lot keys to the series for both sides. Many of those things will (hopefully) be read on these very pages on the world wide web. There are lots of keys for the Red Sox to win this series, as they are the underdog and the somewhat significantly less talented team on paper. They aren’t going to win this series unless pretty much everything goes right. With all of that being said, though, there are two players who...
Fenway Nation Sep 23, 2017
Sox Hit Comeback Trail, Empire Fail, Magic Number 6

Sox Hit Comeback Trail, Empire Fail, Magic Number 6

It was not looking good. Rick Porcello coughed up an early 1-0 by giving up a grand slam to a guy named 'Scooter'. But then, as they have so many times before, the Red Sox roared back. Pouncing on a rookie Reds pitcher (who grew up a Yankee fan), Boston answered with four runs of their own for a 5-4 win. The big blow was by rookie Rafael Devers—a three run HR to give The Carmine Hose the lead. Again, the bullpen was elite—most notably David Price who had another stellar outing (2.2 innings, no earned runs, 4 Ks). Craig Kimbrel pitched the ninth for the save. The Evil Empire was pounded...
ESPN Sep 22, 2017

Is Craig Kimbrel the best reliever of this decade?

Is Craig Kimbrel the best reliever of this decade?

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