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Over the Monster Nov 25, 2022
Red Sox Links: The Red Sox Needing Pitching, And Look, It’s The World Cup!

Red Sox Links: The Red Sox Needing Pitching, And Look, It’s The World Cup!

Photo by Maddie Malhotra/Boston Red Sox/ Plus, the Rafael Devers extension talks still have a long way to go. By ERA, the Red Sox had the sixth-worse pitching staffing baseball last year, so fixing that has to the priority of the offseason. In that respect, Chaim Bloom says they’re “definitely looking to add pitching from the outside.” (Alex Speier, Boston Globe) But man, that outside pitching better include more than just Joely Rodriguez, a bullpen arm the Sox signed to a one-year deal this week. (Rob Bradford, WEEI) At the very least, newly-bearded Garrett...
Call to the Pen Nov 23, 2022

Boston Red Sox, Rafael Devers reportedly getting closer to deal

It is not a secret that the Boston Red Sox are attempting to lock Rafael Devers up for the long term. That extension might be getting closer. According to Marino Pepén from WJDA in Quincy, the Red Sox and Devers are making progress towards a deal. They are reportedly $50 million apart, with Devers eyeing […] Boston Red Sox, Rafael Devers reportedly getting closer to deal - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Over the Monster Nov 21, 2022
Daily Links: Nimmo, Judge, Conforto — Will There Be Any New Names in the Red Sox Outfield?

Daily Links: Nimmo, Judge, Conforto — Will There Be Any New Names in the Red Sox Outfield?

Photo by Rich Schultz/ Plus, some words that were said about Xander Bogaerts and Rafael Devers. Who can the Red Sox add to last season’s underwhelming outfield? We’ve already told you about Jesse Winker and pretty much every Arizona Diamondback, now here are some red agent options. (Jenn McCaffrey, The Athletic). Good news: two Red Sox players received American League MVP votes! Bad news: they’re two players who might not be on the team. next year, Xander Bogaerts and Rafael Devers. (Justin Leger, NBC Sports). So here’s a Globe story that asserts that the Red...
NESN.com Nov 18, 2022

Next Rafael Devers? Red Sox Prospect Draws Eye-Popping Comparison

Red Sox fans might want to familiarize themselves with Miguel Bleis, because the hype train is gaining stream despite the 18-year-old prospect likely being several years away from reaching Boston. Bleis, an outfielder, is a vastly different player than Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers. Whereas Devers, a proven offensive force at the major league […] The post Next Rafael Devers? Red Sox Prospect Draws Eye-Popping Comparison appeared first on NESN.com.
Over the Monster Nov 18, 2022
2023 Offseason Outlook: Third Base

2023 Offseason Outlook: Third Base

Photo By Winslow Townson/ Sign Rafael Devers please. Over the course of this series, Jake Devereaux will go position by position around the diamond to look at what options the Red Sox have for each position in 2023. He’ll look at what players are currently under team control or under contract, who’s in the upper minors, and what options there are in free agency. And finally, he’ll give his suggestions for how the Sox should approach each position. We hope this will serve as a useful primer to what we expect to be a pivotal offseason for the team. Here’s his...
Over the Monster Nov 18, 2022
Red Sox Links: Reveling in Hypothetical Trade Season

Red Sox Links: Reveling in Hypothetical Trade Season

Photo by Patrick Smith/ Plus your daily dose of Xander Bogaerts and Rafael Devers contract whispers. Even after arguably his best defensive season at the MLB level in 2022, as Xander Bogaerts tests free agent waters, his ability (or inability) to keep flashing the leather at short will have an impact. (Chris Gilligan; FanGraphs) All is quiet on the Bogaerts front, but no concrete news is not due to lack of trying by the Red Sox reportedly. (Christopher Smith; MassLive) They’ve been trying with Rafael Devers too apparently. (Christopher Smith; MassLive) The Red...
NESN.com Nov 17, 2022

Where Red Sox’s Rafael Devers, Xander Bogaerts Placed In AL MVP Votes

Major League Baseball award season came to a close with the announcement of the MVP award winners Thursday. St. Louis Cardinals slugger Paul Goldschmidt took home the National League MVP, and New York Yankees star Aaron Judge collected hardware for the American League. The winners were decided by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. There […] The post Where Red Sox’s Rafael Devers, Xander Bogaerts Placed In AL MVP Votes appeared first on NESN.com.
NESN.com Nov 17, 2022

Update On Red Sox’s Contract Talks With Xander Bogaerts, Rafael Devers

The Boston Red Sox have made contract offers to “several players” this Major League Baseball offseason, according to team president and CEO Sam Kennedy. Those players include Xander Bogaerts and Rafael Devers. Kennedy on Wednesday shared an update on where things stand between the Red Sox and their homegrown superstars, telling The Boston Globe’s Michael […] The post Update On Red Sox’s Contract Talks With Xander Bogaerts, Rafael Devers appeared first on NESN.com.
Over the Monster Nov 11, 2022
Red Sox Links: Let’s Talk About Pitching

Red Sox Links: Let’s Talk About Pitching

Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/ I don’t know about you, but the never-ending discourse about Xander Bogaerts’ future with the Red Sox (or with someone else) has been exhausting. I’m not looking forward to the potential sequel with Rafael Devers. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe) We’re only in early November and the rotation spots are filling up left and right for the Red Sox. (Chad Jennings; The Athletic) Of course, for the staff to improve and be competitive (or even good), the Red Sox will need to do more than turn to internal candidates. (John Tomase; NBC Sports...
Over the Monster Nov 10, 2022
OTM Open Thread 11/10: It is Thursday

OTM Open Thread 11/10: It is Thursday

Photo by Matt Stone/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald via The wheels are in motion Happy Thursday! Talks. Continue between the Red Sox and Xander Bogaerts. Talks continue between Rafael Devers and the front office. Nothing is close per reports. Devers, of course, wants to wrap up extension talks during the offseason. I strongly considered putting in a poll to vote Xander / Devers / Both / Neither as most likely signings but it was too depressing. Talk about what you want and be good to one another.
Over the Monster Oct 31, 2022
Red Sox Links: Dave Dombrowski Isn’t Happy About How Things Ended In Boston

Red Sox Links: Dave Dombrowski Isn’t Happy About How Things Ended In Boston

Photo by Michael Reaves/ Jeremy Peña isn’t the only New Englander in the World Series, Phillies bench coach Mike Calitri hails from Canton, and had almost given up on a life in baseball for good when the Red Sox cut him in 2004. (Peter Abraham, Boston Globe) Dave Dombrowski doesn’t think he was treated right by the Red Sox. Hop on Twitter and get in a (very long) line, Dombo. (Bob Nightengale, USA Today) Everyone’s focused on Xander Bogaerts and Rafael Devers, but the pitching staff needs some serious attention, too. (Sean McAdam, Boston Sports Journal) Look, I...
Over the Monster Oct 31, 2022
OTM Open Thread 10/31: It is Monday

OTM Open Thread 10/31: It is Monday

Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Tricks or Treats? Happy Monday and Happy Halloween! So far the Red Sox have not given the fanbase - or Rafael Devers and Xander Bogaerts - treats of new contracts. But also no tricks yet. And the offseason isn’t actually upon on us until after the World Series. Speaking of, the series is tied up 1-1 and the Astros are now in Philadelphia for three games. Tonight’s first pitch is at 8:03 PM ET on FOX. Talk about what you want, root Phillies, and be good to one another.

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