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Daily Red Sox Links: Jake Peavy, Mike Napoli, Dustin Pedroia

Today's links look at Jake Peavy's likely departure, Brock Holt's coming-of-age story, and Rubby De La Rosa learning how to pitch. No matter how the Red Sox do over the next couple weeks, Jake Peavy being moved seems inevitable. (Rob Bradford; WEEI.com) And according to John Tomase, that is probably for the best. (John Tomase; Boston Herald) It seems like it doesn't get discussed as often as it should, but Mike Napoli has turned out to be a wonderful bargain for the Red Sox. (Alex Skillin; Fire Brand of the AL) Jason Mastrodonato presents the second-half of his Brock Holt Story. (Jason...
Boston Herald Jul 20, 2014
Mike Napoli HR rekindles feel-good vibe of ’13

Mike Napoli HR rekindles feel-good vibe of ’13

With two strikes, Mike Napoli shortens his swing and thinks single. But with the count in his favor, he’s ready to unload.The count when Napoli saw a fastball he liked in the sixth inning of a 1-1 game against the Royals last night was 3-1. He did not get cheated.Napoli’s mammoth home run over everything in left — it briefly looked like it might Roy Hobbs the light tower — lifted the Red Sox to a 2-1 victory over the Royals and kept the good times rolling in the first extended run of inspiring play the team has delivered all season.

Rapid Reaction: Red Sox 2, Royals 1

BOSTON -- Mike Napoli's solo home run in the bottom of the sixth inning snapped a tie ballgame and helped the Red Sox to a 2-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night at Fenway Park. Boston has won six of its last seven games. Red Sox starter Rubby De La Rosa worked seven innings and allowed one run on five hits, with four walks and two strikeouts. He tossed 104 pitches (61 strikes) to improve to 3-2. Napoli finished 2-for-3 with a walk and scored both runs for the Red Sox.
Topeka Capital-Journal Jul 19, 2014

Royals fall to Red Sox in another one-run loss, 2-1

BOSTON — Rubby De La Rosa pitched seven solid innings and Mike Napoli hit a tiebreaking homer to lift the Boston Red Sox to a 2-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night. It was the sixth win in seven games for the defending World Series champions, who are looking to climb from the AL East’s basement. De La Rosa (3-2) had another strong start in Fenway Park, giving up one run on five hits, walking four and striking out two. He worked out of trouble most of his outing. read more
Fenway Nation Jul 14, 2014
Mike Napoli Is Getting Some Trade Interest

Mike Napoli Is Getting Some Trade Interest

(Rob Carr/)Is anyone safe? According to Nick Cafardo (of John Henry's mouthpiece Boston Globe), the Red Sox have received trade inquiries about first-baseman Mike Napoli. Cafardo suggests that Napoli would have more value if his hip condition allowed him to catch some. Nevertheless, despite his somewhat down year, he is still coveted by some teams. Cafardo speculates that Will Middlebrooks could replace Napoli at first base.
Rotoworld Jul 13, 2014

Red Sox getting inquiries on Mike Napoli - Mike Napoli (1B) Boston Red Sox

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Red Sox have received trade inquiries on Mike Napoli.
Boston Herald Jul 13, 2014
Red Sox Notebook: Christian Vazquez impresses Mike Napoli

Red Sox Notebook: Christian Vazquez impresses Mike Napoli

HOUSTON —-- There was a point in the fourth inning here Friday night, after a 10-pitch walk to Jon Singleton, a balk and a two-out walk to Robbie Grossman, that Red Sox rookie catcher Christian Vazquez had to talk a few things over with starter John Lackey.And if Vazquez wasn’t uneasy about the conversation, first baseman Mike Napoli was nervous for him.
Lineups and Game Notes: Napoli, Ross, Betts Back in the Sox' Starting Nine

Lineups and Game Notes: Napoli, Ross, Betts Back in the Sox' Starting Nine

Here’s a look at today’s lineups that sees Mike Napoli, David Ross, and Mookie Betts return to the Sox’ starting nine.
Full Count | WEEI Jul 11, 2014

Red Sox lineup: Mike Napoli sits, Mike Carp cleans up

Mike Napoli, hitting just .188 (with a .350 OBP) and .250 slugging mark in the month of July, will get the day off as the Red Sox open a three-game series in Houston against the Astros. In his place, Mike Carp will clean up and get the start at first base. Xander Bogaerts, who sat [...]
KFFL Jul 11, 2014

Red Sox | Mike Napoli out

Boston Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli is not in the starting lineup Friday, July 11, ...
Lineups and Game Notes: Fresh Off Game-Winning Hit, Carp Gets First Start Since May

Lineups and Game Notes: Fresh Off Game-Winning Hit, Carp Gets First Start Since May

With Mike Napoli getting the day off, Mike Carp will make his first start for the Red Sox since May 31; here are the rest of the lineups for tonight’s game in Houston.
South Side Sox Jul 8, 2014

White Sox 8, Red Sox 3: Weird Win

This was a weird game to watch. For starters, the White Sox were gift wrapped 2 runs in the second inning when Red Sox first basemen Mike Napoli fumbled a Dayan Viciedo grounder with the bases loaded. The error allowed Adam Dunn to score and Napoli couldn't even manage beating out a jogging Viciedo to first. Red Sox starter Brandon Workman was able to get Alejandro De Aza to ground into a 4-6-3 double play, but Alexei Ramirez scored making it 2-0. If only had Napoli made the play, Workman would have worked out of the bases loaded jam and momentum would have been on Boston's side. Leading...
Boston Herald Jul 3, 2014

Talk of the Town: Mike Napoli swings away at `World Series hangover'

Mike Napoli. Everyone loves him. Why? I wrote a column about this very topic last summer for the Boston Herald's radio page, a column in which I let Boston fans decide who they're rather have a beer with, Tom Brady or Mike Napoli? The results were somewhat staggering. The bearded first baseman who had been in Boston for less than a year and hadn't even gone on his shirtless drunk escapade, beat out the three-time Super Bowl champion. Again, why? Because Mike Napoli is more relatable.
New York Post Jun 30, 2014

Yankees basically cool with Napoli calling Tanaka ‘an idiot’

Mike Napoli’s ninth-inning homer on Saturday had an impact on the Yankees, but his reaction afterward evidently did not. After he hit what turned out to be a game-winning home...
New York Daily News Jun 30, 2014
Harper: Dellin Betances is lone Yankee to challenge Mike Napoli

Harper: Dellin Betances is lone Yankee to challenge Mike Napoli

It wasn’t the most important confrontation of the night, but in a game that featured a lot of bad pitching, it was surely the most intriguing one.

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