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Over the Monster Nov 20, 2021
OTM Open Thread 11/20: It is Saturday

OTM Open Thread 11/20: It is Saturday

Photo by Jim Rogash/WireImage The first of two Happy Saturday! The Red Sox, and the other 29 teams, made their Rule 5 protection decisions. Is there another Garrett Whitlock out there? There’s Bruins vs Flyers at 7:00 PM ET and Thunder vs Celtics at 7:30 PM ET. It’s the birthday of the elder Drew - J.D, - hero of 2007. Talk about what you want, think about pitching, and be good to one another.
Over the Monster Nov 20, 2021
Daily Red Sox Links: Jeter Downs, Brayan Bello, Garrett Whitlock

Daily Red Sox Links: Jeter Downs, Brayan Bello, Garrett Whitlock

Photo by Mary DeCicco/MLB Photos via Friday was a big day for the BostonRed Sox roster, with a group of four players headlined by Jeter Downs being added to the 40-man to protect them from the Rule 5 Draft. Julian McWilliams looks at the players who were protected. (Julian McWilliams; Boston Globe) Four players is not really a small number to protect relatively speaking, but Boston did have a lot of decisions to make this year and four was a conservative number to protect. Now, they take their chances and are risking losing one or more of their prospects. (Chad...
Over the Monster Nov 19, 2021
OTM Open Thread 11/19: It is Friday

OTM Open Thread 11/19: It is Friday

Ashley Green / Telegram & Gazette via Imagn Content Services, LLC Rule 5 Day Happy Friday! Today is the day the Red Sox protect their prospects from becoming the next Garrett Whitlock. The Celtics are in action tonight against the Los Angeles Lakers at 7:30 PM ET. They’ll be in Boston at the Garden and not out at The Crypt. Talk about what you want, protect Jeter Downs, and be good to one another.
NESN.com Nov 16, 2021

Red Sox Rookies Left Off ROY Voting; Garrett Whitlock, Bobby Dalbec Receive Zero Votes

There were three Boston Red Sox players eligible for Major League Baseball’s Rookie of the Year Award, but none of the three received any votes. Tanner Houck, Garrett Whitlock and Bobby Dalbec were the three who did not receive a single vote for the yearly award. While Houck probably isn’t too surprising, the fact Dalbec […] The post Red Sox Rookies Left Off ROY Voting; Garrett Whitlock, Bobby Dalbec Receive Zero Votes appeared first on NESN.com.
Over the Monster Nov 16, 2021
Daily Red Sox Links: Eduardo Rodriguez, Garrett Whitlock, Julio Lugo

Daily Red Sox Links: Eduardo Rodriguez, Garrett Whitlock, Julio Lugo

Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/ The Boston Red Sox lost their first big free agent on Monday when Eduardo Rodriguez made a quick decision in his free agency and signed a five-year deal with the Tigers. Where does that leave the Red Sox now in the rotation? (Sean McAdam; Boston Sports Journal) John Tomase wonders where they will turn now that they know they will have to look outside the organization for a replacement. (John Tomase; NBC Sports Boston) The rotation is a clear area of need. The outfield is less clear, with the incumbent group coming off a season in...
Over the Monster Nov 10, 2021
Daily Red Sox Links: Xander Bogaerts, Tanner Houck, Garrett Whitlock

Daily Red Sox Links: Xander Bogaerts, Tanner Houck, Garrett Whitlock

Photo by Adam Glanzman/MLB Photos via Considering how good Xander Bogaerts is, I’m sure the Red Sox would prefer to have a bit more certainty about his future with the team beyond 2022. (Julian McWilliams; Boston Globe) Last season featured breakout performances from Tanner Houck and Garrett Whitlock and that could lead them to roles in the starting rotation. (Lauren Campbell; NESN) Speaking of the rotation, Justin Verlander wouldn’t be the right fit for the Red Sox, according to John Tomase. (John Tomase; NBC Sports Boston) There are a ton of free agents the Red...
NESN.com Nov 9, 2021

Yankees GM Brian Cashman ‘Not Laughing’ At Garrett Whitlock Jokes

Hindsight is 20-20, but New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman may have indirectly predicted one of their missteps. The Boston Red Sox benefited tremendously from rookie reliever Garrett Whitlock, whom they claimed in the Rule 5 draft from the Yankees ahead of the 2021 season. And with Whitlock going on to put up Rookie […] The post Yankees GM Brian Cashman ‘Not Laughing’ At Garrett Whitlock Jokes appeared first on NESN.com.
NESN.com Nov 9, 2021

Will Tanner Houck, Garrett Whitlock Start For Red Sox In 2022 Season?

One of the biggest questions surrounding the Red Sox this offseason is their pitching. Boston’s starters and relievers struggled at times during the 2021 Major League Baseball season, with Garrett Richards and Martín Pérez getting demoted to the bullpen, Matt Barnes struggling after the All-Star break and Chris Sale having a few down starts after […] The post Will Tanner Houck, Garrett Whitlock Start For Red Sox In 2022 Season? appeared first on NESN.com.
NESN.com Nov 5, 2021

Red Sox Claim Speedy Outfielder Tim Locastro Off Waivers From Yankees

Can Tim Locastro be the 2022 version of Garrett Whitlock for the Boston Red Sox? The short answer is probably not, but the comparisons are difficult to ignore after Boston claimed Locastro, an outfielder, off waivers from the New York Yankees on Friday, the team announced. Last winter, it was Whitlock whom Boston selected in […] The post Red Sox Claim Speedy Outfielder Tim Locastro Off Waivers From Yankees appeared first on NESN.com.
Over the Monster Oct 29, 2021
OTM Roundtable: Single best development

OTM Roundtable: Single best development

Photo by Omar Rawlings/ If you could only pick one from 2021. The 2021 Red Sox was an undeniable success and one that saw a number of positive developments for the organization as a whole, both in the majors and elsewhere. For this week’s staff roundtable, I tasked staff with selecting what they viewed as the one biggest single development for the season. Keaton DeRocher For me, the biggest development was the utility relief role. Garrett Whitlock and Tanner Houck were brilliant in relief this season and a big reason why the bullpen was a success. The bullpen was my...

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