4:07 PM EDT, Thu March 23, 2017

Peter Gammons: New Englander Jeff Locke and a personal David Ortiz moment

JUPITER, Fla.–Jeff Locke is now 29. He was an all-star in 2013, he has won 35 major league games, and after coming through the Braves system and being traded to Pittsburgh, is now with the Miami Marlins. But, throughout, he remains a New Englander. He grew up in North Conway, N.H., home of the Skimobile. […]
Outside Pitch Mar 21, 2017

Is Josh Ockimey the Boston Red Sox next great power hitter?

Fans of the Boston Red Sox got to enjoy the best designated hitter ever for well over a decade. It may be nearly impossible to replace him, the Red Sox do have a long-term solution though. While Hanley Ramirez is filling in for the time being, it’s Josh Ockimey who can truly be the heir-apparent to David Ortiz. […] The post Is Josh Ockimey the Boston Red Sox next great power hitter? appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Over the Monster Mar 20, 2017
A changing of the guard in the Red Sox clubhouse

A changing of the guard in the Red Sox clubhouse

With David Ortiz gone, the Red Sox are set to undergo a period of change in terms of their face of the franchise There is no bigger storyline for the Red Sox as we head into the season than what the team will look like sans David Ortiz. That is a bigger deal than whether or not Mookie Betts can build upon his MVP-caliber season. It’s a bigger deal than whether or not Chris Sale can actually succeed in his first season with Boston. It’s a bigger deal than whether or not David Price can bounce back. Ortiz’ absence will be felt throughout the organization, and it goes without saying that...
Boston Herald Mar 19, 2017
Silverman: Defense appears to be a growing strength for Red Sox

Silverman: Defense appears to be a growing strength for Red Sox

Enough about the Red Sox’ pitching.Let’s talk about their defense.This is, after all, the beginning of the post-David Ortiz era, an epoch in which the Red Sox realize they cannot yet replace Ortiz’ thunder at the plate. Instead, they have opted to make up the difference in run production lost with run prevention gained.Pitching is the favored child of the run prevention equation, the field general when it comes to spearheading the battle against opponents. But they cannot do it alone. What happens after batters make contact or reach base is just as important as the overall goal.The Red...
CSN New England Mar 18, 2017

Two HRs for Sandoval in Red Sox' 12-5 rout of Twins

Pablo Sandoval hit two homers and drove in four runs and Mitch Moreland had a pair of two-run doubles to lead the Red Sox to a 12-5 spring training victory over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday in Fort Myers, Fla. 
Boston Globe Mar 17, 2017
David Ortiz shows us what 'life after baseball' is like

David Ortiz shows us what 'life after baseball' is like

"I thought life in retirement was gonna be relaxing...."
Outside Pitch Mar 17, 2017

Mitch Moreland already getting comfortable with Boston Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox had the daunting task of replacing David Ortiz this offseason. Mitch Moreland was brought in as a part of a team set to do just that. The plan to replace Ortiz is complicated. It’s not just a one-for-one switch. Moreland was technically the replacement signing, it’s deeper than that though. Hanley […] The post Mitch Moreland already getting comfortable with Boston Red Sox appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Sports Illustrated Mar 15, 2017

With its "Culture Culture", post-Ortiz Red Sox still have best atmosphere in baseball

Inside the Boston Red Sox' "Culture Culture" and why it will help the reigning AL East champions contend again even after the retirement of David Ortiz.
Full Count | WEEI Mar 14, 2017

Hanley Ramirez hasn’t cut his hair in five years

When Hanley Ramirez steps into the batter’s box, it’s difficult to ignore the long blond dreadlocks that seem to overtake his batting helmet. In a Boston Globe profile, Ramirez reveals the secret behind them. Ramirez, who is one of the players tasked with replacing David Ortiz in the middle of the lineup this season, says he hasn’t […]
Boston Herald Mar 13, 2017
Borges: Ping-pong table livens up Red Sox clubhouse

Borges: Ping-pong table livens up Red Sox clubhouse

FORT MYERS — It’s unclear what the exact purpose is, but a solitary ping-pong table has become the social and cultural center of the Red Sox clubhouse this spring.Gone is David Ortiz, who was the center of all things in Fort Myers for most of the past 14 years. Gone, too, is the video game soccer competition that so many of the Latin players gravitated toward with cacophonous results the last few years.This spring there’s a new clubhouse environment. Gone is the often eardrum-busting music, replaced by the quiet pursuit of a sport that favors hand-eye coordination and, in one evolution...
Boston Herald Mar 12, 2017
Drellich: No clear answer — perhaps no clear need — for Red Sox in filling David Ortiz leadership void

Drellich: No clear answer — perhaps no clear need — for Red Sox in filling David Ortiz leadership void

The image of David Ortiz is screwing up how people think about baseball leadership.The Red Sox lost the extroverted grab-the-mic character who told everyone, “This is our bleeping city,” who spoke up in the dugout during Game 4 of the 2013 World Series. We know.But what people remember most about Ortiz isn’t really representative of how baseball leaders actually guide their clubhouses most days.Veteran voices are as important in baseball as they are in any industry. Role models. People to keep you from being a moron.Hanley Ramirez didn’t have that guy in his first year with the...
Call to the Pen Mar 3, 2017

Boston Red Sox Get Welcome News with David Price

Typically, when one hears that a player is heading to Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion, that player is going to miss quite a bit of time. In this case, the Boston Red Sox and David Price received better news than they could have hoped. When the Boston Red Sox announced that David Price […] Boston Red Sox Get Welcome News with David Price - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Fenway Nation Mar 3, 2017
New Red Sox Ticket Design Kicks Off Post-Papi Era

New Red Sox Ticket Design Kicks Off Post-Papi Era

2017 Red Sox DucatsKids, those Red Sox tickets emblazoned with the image of David Ortiz just aren't available anymore. But, the team has embarked on a fresh, simple new design of their ducats that is vey appealing to the eye. On a light grey background, the tickets feature muted color sketches of verious Sox p;ayers in action—including Dustin Pedroia, Hanley Ramirez, Xander Bogaerts, Jackie Bradley, Jr., Mookie Betts, Chirs Sale and Rick Porcello. All in all, a very nice touch by the team.
Full Count | WEEI Mar 3, 2017

David Ortiz reportedly undecided about announcing Red Sox games this season

David Ortiz may not call Red Sox games after all this season. According to the Boston Globe’s Chad Finn, Ortiz is undecided about what he wants to pursue in broadcasting. In addition to NESN, Finn says Fox Sports has also expressed interest in his services. Ortiz was a part of the network’s 2014 World Series […]
Outside Pitch Mar 3, 2017

Jackie Bradley Jr. brings back power to the Boston Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox don’t have David Ortiz anymore. That’s just a sad reality that fans will need to get used to. With the absence of Ortiz comes a major decline in power. Due to that absence, the Red Sox will look for players to step up. Jackie Bradley Jr. seems ready for that responsibility. 2016 […] The post Jackie Bradley Jr. brings back power to the Boston Red Sox appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.

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