7:55 PM EST, Mon January 23, 2017
The Republican 8 hours ago
Pedro Martinez believes David Ortiz still could play for 2017 Boston Red Sox; 'David is too smart'

Pedro Martinez believes David Ortiz still could play for 2017 Boston Red Sox; 'David is too smart'

David Ortiz took his year-long retirement tour throughout the league, officially filed his retirement papers with MLB and has been adamant he's done playing baseball
Over the Monster 12 hours ago
Daily Red Sox Links: Chris Sale, David Ortiz, Yordano Ventura

Daily Red Sox Links: Chris Sale, David Ortiz, Yordano Ventura

Today’s links look at the recent trend of new acquisitions struggling in their first year, the team’s window, and a tragic day for the sport. Chris Sale got his first taste of Red Sox nation at Foxwoods this weekend. (Stephen Hewitt; Boston Herald) The new star is going to try to buck the trend of new acquisitions struggling in their first year in Boston. (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal) Pedro Martinez fed some fires this weekend by predicting David Ortiz will be back. (Nik DeCosta-Klipa; Boston.com) Matt Kory tries to find a plan after the team’s current three-year...
Fenway Nation Jan 22, 2017
Red Sox To Discuss Broadcasting Role For David Ortiz

Red Sox To Discuss Broadcasting Role For David Ortiz

Among a raft of other opportunities with the team, the Red Sox will discuss a broadcasting role with retired DH David Ortiz. Sox President Sam Kennedy stated that team executives will meet with Big Papi in the Dominican next week to talk through several possible roles. It's know that Ortiz is already interested in some media involvement, so locking him up for some sort of NESN role would be a smart idea. Said Kennedy, "He did say after the season, 'Let's just talk in January.' He was so overwhelmed and tired. It's a good time to start that conversation. I know he has a lot of plans —...
Full Count | WEEI Jan 21, 2017

Pedro Martinez on Trenni & Tomase: ‘I still believe David [Ortiz] is going to give it another try’ and return to baseball

Still dreaming of David Ortiz rejoining the Red Sox? Perhaps this will make you feel better — Pedro Martinez believes it’s going to happen. Speaking on the Trenni & Tomase program on Saturday from Foxwoods, where the Red Sox were holding their Winter Weekend, Martinez made it clear that he’s 100 percent skeptical of Ortiz’s […]
CSN New England Jan 21, 2017

Sox hope to bring David Ortiz back to Boston for new role

Sam Kennedy, Tom Werner and Dave Dombrowski head to the Dominican Republic next week with a list of objectives, including bringing David Ortiz back to the Red Sox in some capacity.
Red Sox pursuing Drake to play concert at Fenway Park

Red Sox pursuing Drake to play concert at Fenway Park

LEDYARD, Conn. — From Big Papi to Champagne Papi?The Red Sox are at least trying.In an ongoing effort to make Fenway Park a destination for non-baseball events, concerts have been at the forefront of that initiative. Paul McCartney, Pearl Jam and Justin Timberlake are among some of the biggest names who have rocked the ballpark.Now, the Red Sox are trying to lure one of the biggest rappers in the world. Team president Sam Kennedy revealed on Saturday that the Sox have actively been pursuing Drake to perform at Fenway.
David Ortiz to meet with Red Sox to discuss broadcasting, other roles with team

David Ortiz to meet with Red Sox to discuss broadcasting, other roles with team

LEDYARD, Conn. — The loss of David Ortiz on the field does not necessarily mean he won't be a part of the Red Sox for the foreseeable future.Red Sox president Sam Kennedy said the team is trying to figure out a way to carve out a role for Ortiz within the organization. What that exactly is isn't exactly clear just yet.One idea is to get Ortiz involved in broadcasting with the Sox in some capacity. That'll be part of the conversation when Kennedy, Tom Werner and Dave Dombrowski meet with Ortiz in the Dominican Republic next week.
Pedro Martinez thinks David Ortiz could come out of retirement, but it's just a guess

Pedro Martinez thinks David Ortiz could come out of retirement, but it's just a guess

LEDYARD, Conn. — Let's be clear: it’s simply a hunch for Pedro Martinez, and a delicious one for Red Sox fans.Martinez said Saturday on WEEI’s Trenni and Tomase program that he thinks Ortiz will try a comeback midseason, that he won’t believe Ortiz is retired until he makes it through the year.
Full Count | WEEI Jan 20, 2017

How many times must we be reminded David Ortiz isn’t playing? Just in case, here are two more

In case you weren’t aware, David Ortiz has retired. The designated hitter has really bad heels/feet/lower legs, as was described by the man, Dan Dyrek, who helped keep him together for that final season. But still, we have to execute a seemingly weekly exercise of wondering if Ortiz will magically reappear for 2017. Well, he’s […]
Over the Monster Jan 20, 2017
Red Sox players avoid World Baseball Classic

Red Sox players avoid World Baseball Classic

A number of Sox considered playing in the WBC but only a handful are going through with it. The fourth World Baseball Classic tournament will take place in March and MLB players are finalizing their decision to play or sit this one out. Red Sox players from David Ortiz and Dustin Pedroia to Daisuke Matsuzaka and Adam Stern to Wily Mo Pena and Lenny DiNardo have played for their country in the past. For Matsuzaka, the 2006 tournament was his introduction to most of the baseball-watching population of the planet. He took home MVP honors in both 2006 and 2009 helping Japan win the first two...
The Republican Jan 19, 2017
David Ortiz, retired Boston Red Sox slugger, visited Fenway routinely in weeks following season

David Ortiz, retired Boston Red Sox slugger, visited Fenway routinely in weeks following season

Red Sox manager John Farrell said he saw retired DH David Ortiz anywhere from six to 10 times at Fenway Park following the 2016 season. But expect him to stay retired.
Full Count | WEEI Jan 17, 2017

Which current Red Sox will make it into Cooperstown? Dustin Pedroia is building his case

Wednesday is Hall of Fame day. It’s when we uncover the next class. But with most of the voting having gone public, the results will ultimately be somewhat anti-climatic. That’s why we should spend today having a different conversation. We have plenty of time for the David Ortiz talk. The year 2021, to be exact. […]
Amazin Avenue Jan 17, 2017
Mets Morning News: Mets’ trade options for Bruce dwindling

Mets Morning News: Mets’ trade options for Bruce dwindling

Your Tuesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets The number of potential destinations for Jay Bruce appears to be down to two, as the Phillies and Blue Jays may have found alternate options for their outfields. Around the NL East The Phillies signed free-agent Michael Saunders to help shore up their outfield for 2017. The Braves and the Nationals both have prospects on MLB.com’s Pipeline’s All-Defense Team. Marlins Park is currently being transformed to host the “Race of Champions” this upcoming weekend. Around MLB David Ortiz denied rumors...
Over the Monster Jan 17, 2017
Daily Red Sox Links: Jackie Bradley, David Ortiz, Manny Ramirez

Daily Red Sox Links: Jackie Bradley, David Ortiz, Manny Ramirez

Today’s links look at Jackie Bradley’s feelings on Boston, an update on winter leagues, and a possible improvement for the Blue Jays. In lieu of some recent events, Jackie Bradley opened up about his experience playing in Boston. (Rob Bradford; WEEI) Sox Prospects has the latest on what’s happening around the winter leagues. (Nick Rabasco; Sox Prospects) After the “cryptic” tweet that made everyone question David Ortiz’s future, he once again had to come out and say he’s not coming back. (CSN New England) The Blue Jays are probably the second best team in the division,...

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