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Boston Globe 7 hours ago
Who’s on first? Not Hanley Ramirez

Who’s on first? Not Hanley Ramirez

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Who’s on first? Not Hanley Ramirez. Not yet, anyway. But he says he still wants to go back there. The offseason blueprint for the post-Ortiz Red Sox calls for Ramirez to serve as DH against righthanded starters while lefty-swinging Mitch Moreland plays first base. On days when lefties start (there are […]
Over the Monster 8 hours ago
2017 Red Sox Positional Preview: The Infield

2017 Red Sox Positional Preview: The Infield

Looking at the organization’s infield outlook heading into the season. In this final week before the regular season finally begins, we’ll be taking a look at the organization as a whole by position groups. This will include the starters, the bench players, the immediate depth, the high-level prospects and the low-level prospects. By my arbitrary definition, the high-level prospects include those in Double- or Triple-A, and low-level prospects including everyone else. Today, we’ll look at the infielders. The Starters Mitch Moreland, Dustin Pedroia, Xander Bogaerts, Pablo Sandoval,...
Boston Herald 17 hours ago
Buckley: Who’s on first? Well, Red Sox manager John Farrell hopes it will be Hanley Ramirez at some point

Buckley: Who’s on first? Well, Red Sox manager John Farrell hopes it will be Hanley Ramirez at some point

Hanley Ramirez has yet to make an appearance at first base this spring, something that’s barely on the radar for most Red Sox fans.But it should be.Though the plan this season is for newly lovable Hanley to do most of his work at designated hitter as the Sox transition to Life Without David Ortiz, there also is an expectation that occasional time at first base will be part of the arrangement.Remember?Offseason acquisition Mitch Moreland will play first base most of the time, but Hanley will get the starts against left-handers. Somebody else — say, Chris Young — will be the DH.Except...
The Republican Mar 27, 2017
Mitch Moreland likely to play 1B for Boston Red Sox every day until Hanley Ramirez is healthy

Mitch Moreland likely to play 1B for Boston Red Sox every day until Hanley Ramirez is healthy

The Red Sox reassigned Sam Travis to minor league camp today. It appears Mitch Moreland will start vs. both righties and lefties until Ramirez is ready to play first.
Over the Monster Mar 26, 2017
Red Sox vs. Twins lineups: Here’s (basically) the Opening Day lineup

Red Sox vs. Twins lineups: Here’s (basically) the Opening Day lineup

We have a glimpse of what the lineup card could look like when the Red Sox open their season. We’re in the home stretch of spring training, and with the roster getting trimmed down we’re getting closer and closer to seeing lineups full of regulars on the field. On Sunday, the Red Sox will pretty much have that. This lineup is likely extremely close to the one we’ll see on April 3. Dustin Pedroia, 2B Andrew Benintendi, LF Mookie Betts, RF Hanley Ramirez, DH Mitch Moreland, 1B Xander Bogaerts, SS Jackie Bradley, CF Pablo Sandoval, 3B Christian Vazquez, C Starting Pitcher:...
Fenway Nation Mar 24, 2017
POLL: Panda Inches Ahead As 'Most Pleasant Surprise'

POLL: Panda Inches Ahead As 'Most Pleasant Surprise'

In a see-saw battle, Pablo Sandoval has nudged ahead of Kyle Kendrick as the most pleasant surprise of the Red Sox spring. As the chart shows, The Panda now draws the support of 34% of readers—marginally ahead of Kendrick at 33%. Far behind the two leaders are Marco Hernandez at 11%, Sam Travis at 10%, Mitch Moreland at 7%, Blake Swihart at 3% and Brandon Workman at 1%. You can still vote in the poll HERE.
Boston Herald Mar 23, 2017
American League East capsules

American League East capsules

Capsules of American League East teams, listed in order of finish last year:___Boston Red Sox2016: 93-69, first place, lost to Cleveland in ALDS.Manager: John Farrell (fifth season).Hes Here: LHP Chris Sale, RHP Tyler Thornburg, 1B Mitch Moreland.Hes Outta Here: DH David Ortiz, 3B Travis Shaw, RHP Clay Buchholz, RHP Koji Uehara, RHP Junichi Tazawa, RHP Brad Ziegler, C Ryan Hanigan, C Bryan Holaday, 3B-2B Aaron Hill.Projected Lineup: 2B Dustin Pedroia (.318, 15 HRs, 74 RBIs), LF Andrew Benintendi (.295, 2, 14 in 34 games), RF Mookie Betts (.318, 31, 113, All-Star), SS Xander Bogaerts (.294,...
Fenway Nation Mar 23, 2017
POLL: Kendrick Catches Sandoval As Pleasant Sox Surprise

POLL: Kendrick Catches Sandoval As Pleasant Sox Surprise

Updated voting in our latest FenwayNation Poll shows that Kyle Kendrick has caught The Panda as the 'most pleasant surprise' in Sox camp. As the chart shows, each player now pulls 32% of the vote, followed by 11% each for Marco Hernandez and Sam Travis. Next up are Mitch Moreland at 9% and Blake Swihart at 4%. You can still vote in the poll HERE.
Over the Monster Mar 23, 2017
Red Sox vs. Pirates lineup: Xander’s back

Red Sox vs. Pirates lineup: Xander’s back

The WBC is over and spring training’s one off day has passed. Let’s rock. We’re finally in the home stretch now, kids. The regular season — real Major League Baseball games — are almost within our grasp. Until then, we continue to fumble on in this thing called life, laid low by virulent illnesses borne of the freezing early spring weather. Maybe that’s just me, but I doubt it. Anyhow here’s today’s lineup against the Pirates (1:05 p.m., WEEI). Xander’s back! Dustin Pedroia, 2B Andrew Benintendi, LF Mookie Betts, RF Hanley Ramirez, DH Mitch Moreland, 1B Xander...
Over the Monster Mar 21, 2017
Daily Red Sox Links: Sam Travis, Tyler Thornburg, Steve Selsky

Daily Red Sox Links: Sam Travis, Tyler Thornburg, Steve Selsky

Sam Travis and Steve Selsky are having great springs and have a chance to make the MLB roster. Meanwhile, pitching injuries are hurting the Sox. If Hanley Ramirez can’t play first base because of a shoulder injury, could that open the door for Sam Travis to earn a roster spot as a platoon partner for Mitch Moreland? (Christopher Smith; MassLive) The Red Sox vaunted starting pitching depth has taken hit after hit. If they need to trade for some help, would the Dodgers make a good partner? (Gabe Burns; Dodgers Nation) It’s not just the rotation that has injury issues. The bullpen is...
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. 
Over the Monster Mar 18, 2017
Red Sox 12, Twins 5: Bats go boom, Cy goes bust

Red Sox 12, Twins 5: Bats go boom, Cy goes bust

Mitch Moreland and Pablo Sandoval were unstoppable, but reigning AL Cy Young Winner Rick Porcello was not. Two essential facts about the 2017 Boston Red Sox were on display today in their walloping of the Minnesota Twins: They will score a lot of runs, and Rick Porcello will regress. Rick Porcello gets roughed up As Twitter is quick to remind you, Porcello was a disaster last March and everything turned out fine, which is good to remember, today, after another bad start. Rick Porcello has been tagged for three runs in the first inning. His spring training ERA is up to 9.95. Business as...
Over the Monster Mar 18, 2017
Red Sox at Twins lineup: There will be hangovers

Red Sox at Twins lineup: There will be hangovers

I do declare that there may have been some drinking last night. Yesterday the bullpen got lit up. They were hardly the only ones. The lineups were posted late enough to suggest a... slower moving organization, but today we see a big league-caliber lineup with the possible exception of Chris Young at DH... which, against a righty, is a spring specialty, much love to Young, as always. Here’s the full, not-hung-over, no-sir, starting nine, who you can watch at 1:05 p.mm. on NESN: Dustin Pedroia, 2B Andrew Benintendi, LF Mookie Betts, RF Mitch Moreland, 1B Chris Young, DH Jackie...
Fenway Nation Mar 17, 2017
POLL: Mookie Overtakes Hanley For 2017 Sox HR Leadership

POLL: Mookie Overtakes Hanley For 2017 Sox HR Leadership

New data from our latest FenwayNation Poll shows that Mookie Betts has moved ahead of Hanley Ramirez as the player most readers think will lead the team in HRs in 2017. As the chart shows, Mookie garners 45% of the vote, followed closely by Ramirez at 41%. New first-baseman Mitch Moreland comes in a distant third at 5%, while Andrew Benintendi comes in fourth at 4%. Jackie Bradley, Jr. pulls down 3% of the vote, while Xander Bogaerts is the choice of 1%. You can still vote in the poll HERE.
Fenway Nation Mar 17, 2017
POLL: Majority See Hanley Leading Sox In 2016 HRs

POLL: Majority See Hanley Leading Sox In 2016 HRs

Very early voting in our latest FenwayNation Poll shows that a majority of readers (54%) think DH/1B Hanley Ramirez will lead the team in HRs in 2016—now that David Ortiz is retired. As the chart shows, 2016 AL MVP runner-up Mookie Betts comes in second at 33%, followed by Andrew Benintendi and Mitch Moreland—each pulling in 4% of the vote. Four percent also think somebody else will lead the team—specifically an out-of-retirement Big Papi. You can still vote in the poll HERE.

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