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Bless You Boys Mar 27, 2015

Detroit Tigers player preview: Was Alfredo Simon just lucky in 2014?

Alfredo Simon made the National League All-Star team in 2014, but he was awful after the break. Was it a matter of luck, or is there cause for concern in 2015? Immediately after trading Rick Porcello to the Boston Red Sox for Yoenis Cespedes, the Detroit Tigers acquired Alfredo Simon from the Cincinnati Reds for shortstop Eugenio Suarez and former first-round draft pick Jonathan Crawford. Simon, who transitioned to a starter role in 2014 and struggled in the second half, was named to the Tigers rotation and fans were left wondering which pitcher they would see in 2015. Simon is a...
The Republican Mar 24, 2015
New Boston Red Sox starter Rick Porcello ready to break out of spring training mode (Video)

New Boston Red Sox starter Rick Porcello ready to break out of spring training mode (Video)

New Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello declared himself ready to go for Opening Day after his start Monday. Porcello upped his workload to 92 pitches in a rain-shortened game.
All About That Ace: Rick Porcello May Be Holding All the Cards

All About That Ace: Rick Porcello May Be Holding All the Cards

The ace of the Red Sox rotation may have been here all along. Enter Rick Porcello.
Over the Monster Mar 24, 2015

Daily Red Sox Links: Mookie Betts, Rick Porcello, David Ortiz

Today's links look at the possibility of an eight-man bullpen, Chili Davis' history, and a season preview in podcast form. Some may dismiss Mookie Betts' hot spring because of the Jackie Bradley experience two years ago, but they aren't the same thing. (Scott Lauber; Boston Herald) If Joe Kelly has to make a trip to the disabled list to start the year, Boston could put eight relievers on their Opening Day roster. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal) Rick Porcello is getting closer to being ready for Opening Day, though his body still has a little catching up to do. (Sean McAdam; CSN New...

Takeaways: Porcello talks hot and cold

FORT MYERS, Fla.—Takeaways from the Fort, where Monday's practice exercise between the Red Sox and Cardinals was halted by rain in the fifth, with the Cardinals leading, 2-0: —Having grown up in New Jersey and played at Seton Hall Prep, Rick Porcello has plenty of experience pitching in cold weather. “I pitched in a couple of games where it was snowing,’’ Porcello said the other day. “THere was a preseason game in high school, it might have been 18 or 20 degrees.
Fenway Nation Mar 18, 2015

Red Sox, Eduardo Rodriguez Edge Twinkies, 3-2

The Red Sox defeated a split-squad of Minnesota Twins today, 3-2. Left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez pitched two innings of relief and got the victory. Mookie Betts got another hit (his fifth double, now hitting .448) and scored a run. Somewhat quietly, Brock Holt is having a solid Spring—netting two more hits today (now hitting .353). Rick Porcello had another good start—going four innings and giving up just one earned run. On the "pace of game" front, this nine-inning contest took only 2 hours and 26 minutes. Almost 10,000 people showed up to watch the win at JetBlue park in Fort Myers....
Over the Monster Mar 18, 2015

Red Sox vs. Twins lineup: David Ortiz out with dehydration

David Ortiz is out of the lineup again Wednesday afternoon due to dehydration. For the second straight home game, David Ortiz is nowhere to be seen, sitting out with dehydration as Pablo Sandoval takes over as the designated hitter. Boston Red Sox (8-6) Mookie Betts, CF Dustin Pedroia, 2B Pablo Sandoval, DH Hanley Ramirez, LF Mike Napoli, 1B Shane Victorino, RF Xander Bogaerts, SS Ryan Hanigan, C Jemille Weeks, 3B Starting Pitcher -- Rick Porcello Shane Victorino and Christian Vazquez have dealt with soreness, Joe Kelly's bicep is tight, Rusney Castillo's is only just getting ready to...
Fenway Nation Mar 12, 2015
'Throw-In' Alex Wilson Could Soon Haunt Red Sox

'Throw-In' Alex Wilson Could Soon Haunt Red Sox

Alex WilsonAlex Wilson had a pretty good year in 2014. Although he hurled just 28.1 innings in 18 appearances for the Red Sox, he posted a 1.91 ERA—striking out 19 and walking just 5. He delivered a 0.88 WHIP and held opposing hitters to a .198 average. That's why FenwayNation gave him our 2014 "Under The Radar Award". Wilson was viewed as the "throw-in" piece in the deal that sent Yoenis Cespedes to Detroit and brought Rick Porcello here to Boston. Now, Wilson has shed some light on why he was so successful last year—the return of his cutter (which he threw about one-third of the time)....
Boston Herald Mar 12, 2015
Borges: Clay Buchholz's season could fit to a ‘T’

Borges: Clay Buchholz's season could fit to a ‘T’

FORT MYERS — Some mornings all five of them sit in a row along one side of the clubhouse at JetBlue Park, each wearing the same gray T-shirt design with three words across the back underneath his last name.“He’s the ACE,” each says below the printed names Buchholz, Porcello, Miley, Masterson and Kelly. The shirts make light of a brewing controversy, a gray cloud on the horizon of what management hopes will be another comeback season in the mold of the turnaround between 2012 and ’13, when the Sox went from last to first.
Fenway Nation Mar 10, 2015
Enjoy Rick Porcello: He's Likely Gone Next Year

Enjoy Rick Porcello: He's Likely Gone Next Year

(Michael Ivins/)So far, Rick Porcello has performed well in a Red Sox uniform. Don't get too comfortable with that idea, though, as the 26-year old righty is likely headed to free agency after the season. According to The Providence Journal's Brian MacPherson, Porcello hasn't had any contract extension talks with The Carmine Hose—and doesn't expect to have any. Thus, it seems Porcello is intent on testing free agency at the end of the year—meaning we tossed away Yoenis Cespedes for one year of Mr. Porcello. Let's hope it's a good year.
Over the Monster Mar 9, 2015

Red Sox have not talked extension with Rick Porcello

And Porcello doesn't expect that the two sides will talk, either. The Red Sox were outbid for Jon Lester this past winter, and then in the same week traded Rick Porcello. Of the pitchers Boston brought in this offseason, Porcello might be the best one, the arm most believe can settle in as a strong number two starter: combine this with his impending free agency, and the question of whether or not the Sox plan on extending Porcello has been everywhere. You might want to find a new topic to discuss, though, as Porcello says he hasn't talked to the Sox about an extension at all, and doesn't...
Boston Herald Mar 9, 2015
Porcello can relate to Bogaerts, Betts

Porcello can relate to Bogaerts, Betts

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Rick Porcello remembers standing on the mound in 2009 as a 20-year-old. It had been less than two years since he was pitching for Seton Hall Prep School in New Jersey.Rushed to the majors from Single A, he could hardly contain his emotion.He thinks about ’09 — “I had some butterflies,” he said — and it makes him even more impressed with what 21-year-old Xander Bogaerts did with the Red Sox in 2013.
Full Count | WEEI Mar 8, 2015

Rick Porcello doesn’t want to talk about his contract this season

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. ‘€“ Rick Porcello is done talking about his contract. The right-hander may have just arrived from the Tigers this winter, but after throwing three scoreless innings against the Mets on Sunday, the free-agent-to-be said he plans to make baseball his only priority. “I’m 100 percent focused on getting ready for the […]
Full Count | WEEI Mar 8, 2015

Observations on Game 6: Xander Bogaerts goes boom, Rick Porcello breezes, Jemile Weeks shows versatility

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Observations from the Red Sox‘ 6-3 victory over the Mets . . . XANDER TIME: The story of this one was definitely Xander Bogaerts. The shortstop continued his torrid spring by going 2 for 3 with an opposite-field single and three-run homer down the left field line. Read what you […]

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