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www.thegoodphight.com 16 hours ago
The Offseason: 11/24/2020

The Offseason: 11/24/2020

Photo by Tom Pennington/ No, the Phillies aren’t going to trade for Blake Snell Not a whole lot of news going on so let’s just right to the links, shall we? On to the links. Phillies news: If the Phillies want to add some pitching, here are some names they should be considering. Here is CBS Sports sizing up the team’s minor league system and top ten prospects. MLB news: Apparently the Red Sox and Cubs talked about a Kris Bryant trade this summer? That would have been something. Speaking of the Cubs, they announced their new president of baseball operations...

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Over the Monster 10 hours ago
The Red Seat Podcast: 40-Man Shake Up

The Red Seat Podcast: 40-Man Shake Up

David Dermer-USA TODAY Sports This week’s pod looks at the roster after the Rule 5 protections. Welcome back for another edition of the podcast. This week there is a lot of 40-man roster talk as the Red Sox announced who was protected from the Rule 5 draft. Jake and I go player-by-player of the seven who were added to the roster and talk about when their debut could come as well as what their role might be when they eventually make it to the major leagues. Additionally, we talk about Eduardo Rodriguez and the good news regarding his health and plans for the offseason,...
Over the Monster 14 hours ago
2020 in Review: Alex Verdugo

2020 in Review: Alex Verdugo

Photo by Michael Reaves/ It was a good first impression for the new right fielder. Welcome to our 2020 Red Sox in Review series. This is, as you can probably guess, where we will be reviewing all of the players who made at least a modest impact on the Red Sox in 2020. Every week day we’ll be deep diving into one player. For each edition we’ll describe the season in a sentence, look at the positives from the year as well as negatives, look back at our one big question from the season preview and look ahead to the 2021 season. We’ll be going in alphabetical order of...
Over the Monster 15 hours ago
OTM Open Thread 11/24: It is Tuesday

OTM Open Thread 11/24: It is Tuesday

Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/ Happy Tuesday everyone. They’re knocking my power out for a bit starting in like 20 minutes I think, so I gotta make this quick. Be nice and all that. You know what to do.
Over the Monster 16 hours ago
Daily Red Sox Links: Kris Bryant, J.A. Happ, Jeremy Wu-Yelland

Daily Red Sox Links: Kris Bryant, J.A. Happ, Jeremy Wu-Yelland

Photo by Quinn Harris/ We’re still waiting for actual player movement for the Red Sox this winter, but we did get a bit of a rumor on Monday. Specifically, they apparently asked about Kris Bryant over the summer and could go down that road again this winter. (Mark Gonzales; Chicago Tribune) Don’t get overly excited about the possibility just yet, though. (Sean McAdam; Boston Sports Journal) This one isn’t quite as sexy as the Bryant rumor, of course, but the Red Sox are also rumored to be interested in former Yankee and Blue Jay J.A. Happ. (Rob Bradford;...
Over the Monster Nov 23, 2020
2020 in Review: Christian Vázquez

2020 in Review: Christian Vázquez

Photo by Todd Kirkland/ It was another strong year for the Red Sox catcher. Welcome to our 2020 Red Sox in Review series. This is, as you can probably guess, where we will be reviewing all of the players who made at least a modest impact on the Red Sox in 2020. Every week day we’ll be deep diving into one player. For each edition we’ll describe the season in a sentence, look at the positives from the year as well as negatives, look back at our one big question from the season preview and look ahead to the 2021 season. We’ll be going in alphabetical order of the...
NESN.com Nov 23, 2020

Masahiro Tanaka To Red Sox? Whether Boston Should Swipe Pitcher From Yankees

Will the Red Sox make a splash this offseason? Boston has financial flexibility and a strong desire to bounce back from a disappointing 2020. As such, we’ll examine whether several notable free agents make sense (or don’t make sense) as the club looks to retool for 2021 and beyond. It’s been seven years since Masahiro […] The post Masahiro Tanaka To Red Sox? Whether Boston Should Swipe Pitcher From Yankees appeared first on NESN.com.
Over the Monster Nov 23, 2020
The Red Sox can’t just hope for the best at second base

The Red Sox can’t just hope for the best at second base

Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/ Or, at least, the shouldn’t. You’ll excuse any fan of the Red Sox who wants to put pretty much all of their focus this winter on the pitching staff. Anyone who watched even a portion of the 2020 season knows they were a historically bad staff, and while the sheer advancement of time and normal regression should fix some of that, there is essentially no way for this roster to be respectable without upgrades on that front. That’s the priority for fans, and Chaim Bloom himself has alluded to that being a priority for the team as...
Over the Monster Nov 23, 2020
OTM Open Thread 11/23: It is Monday

OTM Open Thread 11/23: It is Monday

Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/ Happy Monday everyone. At least it’s a short work week for many of us in the United States. As for today, there is a pretty good Monday Night Football matchup as the Rams and Bucs face off at 8:15 PM ET on ESPN. Maybe we’ll get some baseball news too. We’ll see. use this space to discuss whatever you’d like. As always, just be nice to each other.
Over the Monster Nov 23, 2020
Daily Red Sox Links: Marcell Ozuna, Xander Bogaerts, Manny Ramirez

Daily Red Sox Links: Marcell Ozuna, Xander Bogaerts, Manny Ramirez

Photo by Cooper Neill/MLB Photos via Marcell Ozuna is one of the top free agents on the market in all of baseball this winter, and while the Red Sox have bigger needs on the pitching staff and ostensibly they need help in center field, the slugger could make sense in Boston. (Will Leitch; MLB.com) The trade market hasn’t been very active thus far this winter, but presumably it will pick up at least a bit at some point. So who is Boston’s most untouchable player? (Will Leitch; MLB.com) The Red Sox underwent some roster turnover late last week with the Rule 5...
Over the Monster Nov 22, 2020
Offseason Target: José Quintana

Offseason Target: José Quintana

Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ The former White Sox and Cub could be an ideal target for Boston this winter. As we think about potential targets for the Red Sox this winter, whether it be players acquired via free agency or trade, it’s hard not to focus on the pitching staff, and specifically the rotation. It’s not that other areas of the roster don’t need help, because they certainly do. It’s just that the sheer amount of help they need in this area, both in terms of talent and also just raw number of bodies, kind of overwhelms any other possible need. All of this...
Over the Monster Nov 22, 2020
Daily Red Sox Links: Bobby Dalbec, Jason Varitek, Triston Casas

Daily Red Sox Links: Bobby Dalbec, Jason Varitek, Triston Casas

Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports Now that the deadline has passed for teams to protect their minor leaguers from the Rule 5 Draft, J.J. Cooper takes a look at some of the better players who will be available in next month’s draft. (J.J. Cooper; Baseball America) Jen McCaffrey had an excellent interview with Jason Varitek regarding his new title with the team as well as what the future may hold for the former fan favorite. (Jen McCaffrey; The Athletic) After a rookie campaign that saw the big power potential we all expected along with the big strikeout totals, does...
NESN.com Nov 21, 2020

Here’s What Rusney Castillo Has Been Up To Since Red Sox Contract Ended

Rusney Castillo just wrapped up his seven-year, $72.5 million contract with the Boston Red Sox, but he’s not done with baseball yet. The free agent outfielder currently is playing for Mexicali in the Mexican Winter League, according to The Boston Globe’s Alex Speier. The league resumed play this past week after COVID-19 outbreaks on multiple […] The post Here’s What Rusney Castillo Has Been Up To Since Red Sox Contract Ended appeared first on NESN.com.
Over the Monster Nov 21, 2020
Taking a deeper look at the prospects added to the 40-man

Taking a deeper look at the prospects added to the 40-man

Bryan Mata | Kelly O’Connor; https://sittingstill.smugmug.com/ What are they good at, where are their weaknesses, and when can we expect them? On Friday, the Red Sox had some work to do with their roster as it was the deadline for teams across the league to protect eligible minor leaguers from the Rule 5 Draft by adding them to the 40-man roster. Although they waited until the literal last second, they got it done and ultimately added seven players while taking three off, pushing their 40-man to an even 40. You can read about the specific moves here. We briefly touch...
Over the Monster Nov 21, 2020
MLB Roundup 11/21: Hunter Renfroe among those designated for assignment

MLB Roundup 11/21: Hunter Renfroe among those designated for assignment

Photo by Sean M. Haffey/ And the Dodgers could make another blockbuster deal this winter. Hunter Renfroe among DFAs in Rule 5 roster shuffles Friday was a big roster day for baseball as it was the deadline for minor leaguers to be protected from the Rule 5 Draft. The Red Sox, in case you missed it, added Bryan Mata, Jay Groome, Connor Seabold, Jeisson Rosario, Hudson Potts, Connor Wong and Eduard Bazardo to the 40-man with Kyle Hart, Matt Hall and Ryan Weber losing their spots. Other teams around the league had to make similar decisions, and as a result a handful of...

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