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Over the Monster 35 mins ago
Daily Red Sox Links: Rusney Castillo, Yoenis Cespedes, Mookie Betts

Daily Red Sox Links: Rusney Castillo, Yoenis Cespedes, Mookie Betts

Today's links look at the pros and cons of keeping Yoenis Cespedes past next year, whether or not Mookie Betts can continue his base stealing success in the majors, and what Rusney Castillo is doing in Arizona. The Red Sox have the need, the need for speed. Seriously, Brock Holt led the team with 12 steals last season. But maybe Mookie Betts can help? (Tim Britton; Providence Journal) Outside of a similar silhouette, Jake Peavy thinks Pablo Sandoval and David Ortiz have something else in common. (Michael Silverman; Boston Herald) To trade Yoenis or to not trade Cespedes, that is the...
Fenway Nation 14 hours ago
Lou Lucier, Oldest Red Sox Alum, Dies At 96

Lou Lucier, Oldest Red Sox Alum, Dies At 96

Lou Lusier (1918-2014)He was a pitcher for the Red Sox during the World Ward II years. He was a local kid from Northbridge, Mass. He pitched 79.1 innings for Boston over a two-year span—going 3-4 with a 3.97 ERA. Until he passed away on Saturday at age 96, Lou Lusier was the oldest living Red Sox alum. His passing moves the legendary Bobby Doerr into that spot. Lou stayed active—even attending the 100th Anniversary Celebration at Fenway Park. He will be missed.
Fenway Nation 17 hours ago
Cespedes Switches Agents, Now With Shawn Carter

Cespedes Switches Agents, Now With Shawn Carter

Shawn Corey CarterIf you were thinking that the Boston stay of Yoenis Cespedes might be short—you now have more reason to feel that way. Cespedes announced on Monday that he is switching agents from Adam Katz of WMG to Shawn Corey Carter (otherwise known as 'Jay-Z') of Roc Nation Sports. The highly-annoying Carter got Robinson Cano his 10-year, $240 million contract with the Mariners. Considering Carter's hatred of the Red Sox, you can pretty much assume Ben Cherington will unload the 29-year old outfielder this off-season (rather than face him and 'Jay-Z' in free agency next year)....
Ben Shapiro / Red Sox Monster 19 hours ago
Major League Baseball 2014: Is this Kansas City Royals team a blueprint for MLB success?

Major League Baseball 2014: Is this Kansas City Royals team a blueprint for MLB success?

The Royals 2014 success is a great story, but it doesn't seem wise for other major league teams to embrace their strategy as a way to build a playoff contending team.
Fenway Nation 19 hours ago

POLL: Slim Majority Would Trade Cespedes

Very early voting in our latest FenwayNation Poll shows that a slim majority of readers (55%) support the idea of including Yoenis Cespedes in trade discussions thin Winter. As the chart shows, 45% take the opposite view—that the 29-year old slugger should not be in trade talks. You can still vote in this poll HERE.
Fenway Nation 20 hours ago
Honoring A Great Yankee On His Birthday

Honoring A Great Yankee On His Birthday

It isn't often that we take the time to honor a member of the Yankees. But, today we will make an exception. To those of us who faintly remember baseball in the late '50s and early '60s, Mickey Mantle—despite his pinstripes—was an icon. He was a five-tool player before there were five-tool players. His Hall Of Fame numbers speak for themselves—.298 BA, .421 OBP, .557 SLG, 536 HRs, 1509 RBIs over 18 seasons. And, even with his famously gimpy knees, he stole 153 bases—swiping 21 in 1959. Mantle was the Mike Trout of his day, so, when a little kid from Somerville, Massachusetts almost...
Fenway Nation 21 hours ago

POLL: Should Sox Offer Cespedes In Trade Talks?

The Cespedes Trade QuandryShould the Red Sox offer Yoenis Cespedes in trades? YesNo  Current Results
Fenway Nation 22 hours ago
Red Sox May Be Looking To Deal Away Cespedes

Red Sox May Be Looking To Deal Away Cespedes

(AP Photo)Multiple reports suggest that the Red Sox may be looking to trade just-acquired OF Yoenis Cespdes. The slugger with the amazing arm just turned 29 and is owed $10.5 million in 2015—the final year of his contract. Cespedes was picked up in the Jon Lester deal and has sent out mixed signals about his desire to stay in Boston. Clearly, he could be the centerpiece of multiple trades the Red Sox are looking to consummate this winter—to address their twin needs for front-line starting pitching and a left-handed power bat.
Fenway Nation 22 hours ago
Chili Davis Is The New Red Sox Hitting Coach

Chili Davis Is The New Red Sox Hitting Coach

(USA TODAY Sports)Multiple sources now report that the former long-shot candidate Chili Davis has—in fact—been named as the new Red Sox hitting coach. The team passed over a bunch of other candidates—including Bill Mueller, Rich Gedman, Kevin Long and Dave Magadan. Since 2012, Davis has been hitting coach for the Oakland A's. Previously, he was the hitting coach for Boston's AAA Pawtucket ballclub.
Over the Monster 22 hours ago

Let's relive the Red Sox 2004 ALCS: Making history in Game 7

From 0-3 to 4-3, the Red Sox completed their comeback with a blowout win that changed both the Red Sox and their rivalry with the Yankees forever. Game 7 is supposed to be the best that sport has to offer. Two evenly matched teams with their seasons on the line are bound to produce the game's most intense and memorable contests. There is no better way to decide a series. As a Red Sox fan in 2004, however, it was hard to enjoy the prospect of another Game 7. 86 years had taught us that big moments like this were not opportunities for glory, but setups for even greater disappointment. It was...
Over the Monster Oct 20, 2014
Daily Red Sox Links: Chili Davis, Clay Buchholz, Allen Craig

Daily Red Sox Links: Chili Davis, Clay Buchholz, Allen Craig

Today's links look at the World Series teams, a world without Dave Roberts' stolen base, and building a successful bullpen. Rob Bradford has sources, and they've told him that Chili Davis will be Boston's next hitting coach. (Rob Bradford; WEEI.com) Who is the real Clay Buchholz, and is there any way the Red Sox can count on him to contribute in 2015? (Jason Mastrodonato; Masslive.com) Josh Cookson looks back at some of his preseason predictions about the farm system. (Josh Cookson; Fire Brand of the AL) 2004 was an unbelievable season, but what is life like in the alternate universe...
River Ave. Blues Oct 19, 2014

Bradford: Red Sox hire Yankees hitting coach candidate Chili Davis

Via Rob Bradford: The Red Sox are hiring Athletics hitting coach Chili Davis to be their new hitting coach. The Yankees interviewed Davis for the same role last week, so this takes him out of the running. New York also interviewed Rangers hitting coach Dave Magadan as well as some other unnamed candidates. They could […]Post from: River Ave. Blues A New York Yankees blogBradford: Red Sox hire Yankees hitting coach candidate Chili Davis The post Bradford: Red Sox hire Yankees hitting coach candidate Chili Davis appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Athletics Nation Oct 19, 2014

Chili Davis joins Boston Red Sox as hitting coach, leaves Oakland Athletics

Chili Davis has agreed to terms with the Boston Red Sox to become their next hitting coach, according to a tweet by Rob Bradford of WEEI.com, the website for the Red Sox's flagship radio station. Before joining the Athletics as hitting coach in 2012 under Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin, Davis was the hitting coach for the Red Sox's Triple-A team in Pawtucket. Davis' departure, once confirmed, creates vacancies in Oakland for bench coach and hitting coach.
Over the Monster Oct 19, 2014

Let's relive the Red Sox 2004 ALCS: Bloody sock and A-Rod's slap in Game 6

The Red Sox had fought their way back to New York, and we hoped for a miracle. We got weird slaps and a bloody sock (and also a miracle). The path to Game Six began on October 16, 2003 as Todd Walker, Nomar Garciaparra, and Johnny Damon desperately converged upon a soft bloop hit by Jorge Posada. None would come close to reaching it before it found the grass, and so two men in pinstripes would cross the plate, tying the game. I, like much of Boston, sat in stunned awe at the managerial incompetence involved, and the knowledge that once again the Yankees would be breaking our hearts. My...
Over the Monster Oct 18, 2014
Let's relive the Red Sox 2004 ALCS: David Ortiz walks off Game 5

Let's relive the Red Sox 2004 ALCS: David Ortiz walks off Game 5

After avoiding the sweep in Game 4, all I cared about was sending the series back to New York. At least make it a respectable run before being eliminated. Please, just win this game. I was only 13-years-old during the 2004 season, but negativity was already pumping through my veins as a sports fan. I grew up around people who had seen little besides failure in their lives, and lived through some of that myself in 2003. Because of this, I had already come to grips with the fact that the Red Sox were going to lose this series. There was no way they could come back from a 3-0 deficit, and I...
Fenway Nation Oct 17, 2014

A Simple Solution To World Series Home Field

As we approach another Fall Classic, we're again confronted with the rank stupidity of home-field advantage being determined by an exhibition game. The Kansas City Royals might get an extra home game because Mike Trout had a good day last July 15th. Is this really fair? Of course not. So, let's try to find a more representative way to decide the issue. Oh, wait, we have another of Bud Selig's dumb ideas right in front of us! The ubiquitous Interleague schedule—where a cross-league game is played every day. That's a pretty big sample size—in fact, it was 257 games in 2014. This is an...
Fenway Nation Oct 17, 2014
Jose Iglesias Said To Be 'Fine' For 2015 Season

Jose Iglesias Said To Be 'Fine' For 2015 Season

Remember Jose Iglesias? You know, the guy we traded away in exchange for now-San Francisco Giant Jake Peavy in a three-way deal? After missing the entire 2014 season with stress fractures in both of his shins, word is that the 24-year old shortstop will be 100% healthy for the 2015 season. Perhaps the slickest Red Sox defensive shortstop in a generation, Iglesias began to show surprising offensive ability before his July 2013 trade. He then played well against his old club in the 2013 ALCS. Now, it looks as if he'll be Detroit's starting shortstop for a long time. While Tiger GM Dave...
Fenway Nation Oct 17, 2014
Sox Land Four In Baseball America IL 'Top 20'

Sox Land Four In Baseball America IL 'Top 20'

Baseball America's International League (AAA) Top 20 list includes four players from the Red Sox organization. The four are: Mookie Betts (ranked 2nd), Anthony Ranaudo (ranked 6th), Christian Vazquez (ranked 16th) and Allen Webster (ranked 19th). All four made contributions to the 2014 Red Sox big league club and are slated to be key players in 2015 as well. Congrats to all four!
Over the Monster Oct 17, 2014

Baseball America names four Red Sox prospects to International League top-20

Four Red Sox prospects have made Baseball America's top-20 list for the Triple-A International League. The Boston Red Sox can lay claim to four of Baseball America's top 20 International League prospects, with Mookie Betts, Anthony Ranaudo, Christian Vazquez, and Allen Webster all making the list. Not quite the six-man showingthey managed in the Eastern League, but impressive all the same. #2 Mookie Betts It's no surprise to see Mookie Betts leading the pack once more. He already showed up in the Eastern League rankings, but thanks to a mid-season promotion, Betts is eligible for the...

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