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Boston Herald Feb 23, 2017
Royals hope Soria has a bounce-back season

Royals hope Soria has a bounce-back season

SURPRISE, Ariz. — Joakim Soria shouldnt have any issue with confidence, not with 202 career saves.Yet when he returned to Kansas City last season, given a $25 million, three-year deal to serve as the primary setup man for closer Wade Davis, his confidence appeared to be precisely the problem.He converted one save in eight chances. Only two relievers, Nate Jones of the White Sox and Tyler Thornburg of the Red Sox, had more blown saves in the American League. And by the time the Royals were out of contention in September, Soria had become the scapegoat for many fans.When he was pitching good,...
Fenway Nation Feb 23, 2017
POLL: Panda Still Seen As Most Likely Over-Performer In 2017

POLL: Panda Still Seen As Most Likely Over-Performer In 2017

Updated results to a recent FenwayNation Poll show that most readers think Pablo Sandoval will be the Red Sox player most likely to perform above expectations during the 2017 season. As the chart shows, 29% pick The Panda as their choice, followed by Drew Pomeranz at 18%. Next on the list are Mitch Moreland at 14%, Christian Vazquez at 13%, Carson Smith and Sandy Leon each with 8%, and Tyler Thornburg at 4%. A total of 6% named other players not specified on this list.
The Republican Feb 22, 2017
Boston Red Sox made offer to Koji Uehara before Tyler Thornburg trade but 'wasn't to what he expected'

Boston Red Sox made offer to Koji Uehara before Tyler Thornburg trade but 'wasn't to what he expected'

Boston Red Sox's Tyler Thornburg, unlike Koji Uehara who relied on his splitter, is a hard-thrower. His fastball averaged 94.1 mph during 2016 for the Brewers.
Fenway Nation Feb 22, 2017
POLL: 'Mitch & The Panda' Seen As Top Over-Performers

POLL: 'Mitch & The Panda' Seen As Top Over-Performers

Early voting in our latest FenwayNation Poll indicates that most readers (35%) think Pablo Sandoval will be the Red Sox player who performers above expectations in 2017. As the chart shows, new first-baseman Mitch Moreland comes in second on the list at 18%, followed by Christian Vazquez at 12%. Both Sandy Leon and Carson Smith come in at 10% each, followed by Drew Pomeranz at 8% and Tyler Thornburg at 6%. Just 2% think a player other than those listed will over-perform. You can still vote in the poll HERE.
Boston Herald Feb 22, 2017
Drellich: Little room for error in Red Sox spring training for bullpen hopefuls Heath Hembree and Fernando Abad

Drellich: Little room for error in Red Sox spring training for bullpen hopefuls Heath Hembree and Fernando Abad

FORT MYERS — If recent performance matters, Heath Hembree and Fernando Abad should feel uncomfortable.But whether recent performance actually matters to the Red Sox isn’t so clear. If the team lets minor league options dictate the bullpen, the seven spots appear set.Craig Kimbrel, Tyler Thornburg, Joe Kelly and Robbie Ross Jr. are there if healthy. Matt Barnes was important enough last season that, even though he has minor league options and had a rough August, it’s hard to see him anywhere but Fenway Park at the outset.Hembree and the bust of the trade deadline, Abad, probably will be...
CSN New England Feb 20, 2017

Report from the Fort: Trenni and Lou discuss pitching

Trenni Kusnierek and Lou Merloni comment on Tyler Thornburg's, Steven Wright's and Drew Pomeranz's work at Red Sox training camp on Monday.
Baseball Prospectus Feb 16, 2017

Mauricio Dubon: Letting the Game Come

On December 6, 2016, the Milwaukee Brewers and Boston Red Sox struck a deal that sent then-Brewers reliever Tyler Thornburg to the Red Sox for third baseman Travis Shaw and minor leaguers Josh Pennington, Mauricio Dubon, and a PTBNL or cash. Shaw was the headliner in the package the Brewers received, but Dubon was arguably […]
Fenway Nation Feb 15, 2017
Tyler Thornburg Could Be A Huge Lift To Bullpen

Tyler Thornburg Could Be A Huge Lift To Bullpen

With most of the off-season focus on the Chris Sale trade, it's easy to forget about another significant pitching acquisition made by Red Sox President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski. On December 6th, Boston sent prospects Mauricio Dubon and Josh Pennington —along with Travis Shaw—to The Brew Crew for 28-year-old relief pitcher Tyler Thornburg. In his five seasons with Milwaukee, Thornburg has gone 14-9 with a 2.87 ERA. Part of last season he took on the closer's role and ended up 2016 going 8-5 with a 2.15 ERA—and 13 saves. He gave up just 38 hits in 67 innings pitched—and...
Over the Monster Feb 15, 2017
Daily Red Sox Links: Chris Sale, Tyler Thornburg, Two-Strike Hitting

Daily Red Sox Links: Chris Sale, Tyler Thornburg, Two-Strike Hitting

Today Chris Sale is ready to win. So is Tyler Thornburg. Hitting with two strikes is a key to being a great offense. The Red Sox did that in 2016. Can they do it more in 2017? (Chris Teeter; BP Boston) Chris Sale is here for one thing and one thing only: winning. (Trenni Kusnierek; CSNNE) The wise guys are not the only people who know the odds are in the Red Sox favor this year. The players do too. (Gabe Lacques; USA Today) Tyler Thornburg plays the setup role perfectly. He’s ready to play that role for a contender now. (Nick Cafardo; Boston Globe) Eduardo Rodriguez will throw off...

Relief pitcher Tyler Thornburg overhauled delivery in spring training last year

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Tyler Thornburg didn’t intend to alter his delivery when he reported to spring training with the Milwaukee Brewers a year ago. He certainly didn’t intend to alter his delivery after Cactus League games had started. The delivery Thornburg had developed growing up, the delivery that first elicited comparison to the similarly undersized Tim Lincecum when scouts saw him pitch in the Cape Cod League, was the delivery that had gotten him to the major leagues. [...]
The Republican Feb 15, 2017
Tyler Thornburg, Boston Red Sox RHP, flipped over fence for unreal catch in college, set 7 offensive records

Tyler Thornburg, Boston Red Sox RHP, flipped over fence for unreal catch in college, set 7 offensive records

Boston Red Sox's Tyler Thornburg played right field and pitched at Charleston Southern University. He made two incredible catches May 4, 2008 vs. Liberty.
Boston Herald Feb 15, 2017
With Chris Sale in Red Sox rotation, bullpen should need to get one less out per game

With Chris Sale in Red Sox rotation, bullpen should need to get one less out per game

FORT MYERS — One fewer out.That’s the gift the Red Sox bullpen already has received from new addition Chris Sale, who spoke to reporters for the first time this spring yesterday at JetBlue Park.It’s not only the acquisition of Tyler Thornburg, the health of Carson Smith and the transition of Joe Kelly that has the relief corps in good shape at the start of spring training. All it takes is simple math to see how Sale will save the relievers from having to record one additional out each game this season.Sale averaged more than seven innings per start last year. He replaces Clay Buchholz,...
Over the Monster Feb 9, 2017
One Big Question: Can Tyler Thornburg repeat his 2016 in the AL?

One Big Question: Can Tyler Thornburg repeat his 2016 in the AL?

Tyler Thornburg was amazing last season, but can that be sustained after changing leagues? Welcome to Over The Monster’s One Big Question series. For the next 40 (week)days, we will be trying to answer one important question for each player on the Red Sox 40-man roster. The goal is to find one interesting portion of each player’s game to watch for, whether that be in spring training or the early regular season. We’ll be going straight down the list on the team’s roster page, meaning we’ll be going in alphabetical order through each position group, starting with the pitchers....
Boston Herald Feb 7, 2017
Starting 9: Questions surrounding the Red Sox

Starting 9: Questions surrounding the Red Sox

Thanks to their early offseason acquisitions of Chris Sale, Mitch Moreland and Tyler Thornburg, the Red Sox allowed the triumphant Patriots to hog nearly all the attention.Given what the Patriots pulled off, that will last a while. But Red Sox players and pitchers, who already are in Fort Myers gearing up for the 2017 season, will be soon enough in the bull’s-eye of a demanding set of fans who are seeking justice for what most felt was an early bounce from last year’s playoffs. There’s no doubt the nature and scope of moves made by president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski were...
Over the Monster Feb 3, 2017
Daily Red Sox Links: Mike Napoli, Tyler Thornburg, Gary Striewski

Daily Red Sox Links: Mike Napoli, Tyler Thornburg, Gary Striewski

Today’s links put Mike Napoli back in a Sox uniform, examine Tyler Thornburg’s role and say goodbye to Gary Striewski. By the powers vested in him by the internet, Grant Brisbee has put Mike Napoli back on the Red Sox. (Grant Brisbee; SB Nation) With Chris Sale, David Price and Rick Porcello, the Red Sox have what you might call a good rotation. (Ian Browne; MLB.com) The Red Sox were a good, possibly great, defensive team in 2016 by most metrics. (Jeff Sullivan; Fangraphs) After a career-year in Milwaukee, Tyler Thornburg is set up to be the arm in the eighth inning for Boston....

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