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Over the Monster 4 hours ago

Red Sox 1, Yankees 3: One big error

Rick Porcello had a terrific night on the mound, but it was undone by an ugly bit of defense and a quiet night from the lineup. The Red Sox fell to the Yankees 3-1 Tuesday night thanks to one big error from Travis Shaw. Honestly, whenever the deciding runs are the result of a defensive gaffe, inevitably a bit too much emphasis is placed on that error. And this game is no different. Yes, the one big moment of the game came in the fifth. Rick Porcello had been cruising, and not just in old school Rick Porcello fashion.It wasn't ground ball after ground ball, but strikeout after strikeout....
Over the Monster 10 hours ago

Red Sox vs. Yankees lineups: Allen Craig up, but not in

Travis Shaw remains in the lineup. If all is not well, it's better than it could be. Allen Craig may be up with the Red Sox for September, but he's not in the lineup Tuesday night as they go for a series win over the Yankees. NEW YORK YANKEES BOSTON RED SOX Jacoby Ellsbury - CF Mookie Betts - CF Brett Gardner - LF Pablo Sandoval - 3B Carlos Beltran - RF Xander Bogaerts - SS Brian McCann - C David Ortiz - DH Alex Rodriguez - DH Travis Shaw - 1B Chase Headley - 3B Rusney Castillo - RF Greg Bird - 1B Brock Holt - 2B Didi Gregorius - SS Blake Swihart - C Stephen Drew...
Fenway Nation 10 hours ago
Moncada Named South Atlantic League's Top Prospect

Moncada Named South Atlantic League's Top Prospect

Yoan MoncadaYoan Moncada has been named the Most Outstanding MLB Propsect in the South Atlantic League. The 20-year old second-baseman was also named to the league's All-Star Team. Currently playing for the Greenville Drive, Moncada has had a spectacular 2015—hitting .287 with 8 HRs and 36 RBIs in just 74 games. He's also had 18 doubles and 45 stolen bases.  It seems pretty clear that the 6'2", 205 pound Moncada is on the fast track to Fenway Park. Just another in the long line of emerging young stars in the Red Sox organization.
Fenway Nation 13 hours ago
Was John Henry's Boston Globe Guilty of Orsillo 'Delete-Gate'?

Was John Henry's Boston Globe Guilty of Orsillo 'Delete-Gate'?

A mini-controversy is swirling around the Red Sox 'house organ'—otherwise known as John Henry's Boston Globe. According to a report on Forbes.com, a Monday on-line column by Dan Shaughnessy referenced a report that Fenway employees were instructed to "confiscate" pro-Don Orsillo signs at the park last night. An hour later, the reference was gone (first noticed by Barstool Sports Jared Carrabis). The 'party line' out of the Mausoleum On Morrissey Boulevard is that the report was pulled because it could not be 'confirmed'. Even Shaughnessy is toeing the line. So, what do you think is the...
Fenway Nation 14 hours ago

Cook, Ramirez, Craig And Leon Are September Call-Ups

In addition to trading Alejandro De Aza to the Giants, the Red Sox also announced several September call-ups. they are: pitchers Ryan Cook and Noe Ramirez, OF/1B Allen Craig and C Sandy Leon. The teams's active major league roster now stands at 28, while the 40-man roster sits at 39.
Fenway Nation 15 hours ago

Sox Trade Alejandro De Aza To Giants Just Under Wire

Just under the August 31st waiver trade deadline, the Red Sox have traded Alejandro De Aza to the Giants in exchange for left-handed pitcher Luis Ysla and cash considerations. San Francisco needed outfield help in the wake of the lingering Hunter Pence injury. De Aza did great in Carmine Hose— with a .292/.347/.484 slash line, 4HRs homers and 3 SBs .
Fenway Nation 15 hours ago
Ortiz And Bradley Named August Co-Players Of The Month

Ortiz And Bradley Named August Co-Players Of The Month

(Boston Herald Photo)For the third time this season, the editors of FenwayNation have named shared 'Player Of The Month' honorees. David Ortiz and Jackie Bradley, Jr. have been named co-winners of the title for the month of August. Both players hit over .350, both slugged over .730 and both posted an OPS over 1.160. Ortiz hit .352, with 9 HRs, 8 doubles and 22 RBIs. Bradley, Jr. hit .354, with 5 HRs, 9 doubles, 3 triples, 23 runs scored, 3 stolen bases and 23 RBIs. Both players played in 26 games during August. Congratulations to David and Jackie—co-winners of the FenwayNation...
Fenway Nation 16 hours ago

FN's August Dalton Jones Average Rises Dramatically

Participants in our Dalton Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) seem to have begun focusing on 2016. After drops in the Index every month since April, the August DJIA rose dramatically (up 26.6 points—after plummeting 30.1 points in July) The new August Index score stands at 63.8. The rise in the Index was fueled—mostly—by huge jumps in confidence with the team's offense and defense—with a modest rise in evaluations of starting pitching as well. For perspective, we need to keep in mind that—even with this jump in the Index score—it sits well below the normalized 100.0 level set...
Over the Monster 16 hours ago

Red Sox minor lines: The final stretch

The major league season still has all of September to go, but for the minor leagues, the last week is underway. Pawtucket W 4-2 Deven Marrero: 1-4, KAllen Craig: 2-4, KGarin Cecchini: 0-4, K Noe Ramirez: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K And up to the majors come the last of Pawtucket's resources. Rarely have we seen a team drained so thoroughly as this. Portland W 9-6 Manuel Margot: 1-5Sam Travis: 2-5, 2B, KCarlos Asuaje: 0-5 Greenville L 3-6 Yoan Moncada: 0-4, BB, KRafael Devers: 2-4Andrew Benintendi: 1-4, BBNick Longhi: 2-5, 2 2BJavier Guerra: 0-1 It will be interesting to see...
Fenway Nation 16 hours ago

Ortiz Abd Mookie Go 'Yard' As Sox Smite Evil Ones, 4-3

(AP Photo)Jean Machi has to be sent to his room without supper—and without any more opportunities to blow saves. He almost blew another one last night, but Boston hung on for a 4-3 win over The Bronx Embalmers. The Red Sox offense was defined by two home runs—a two-run blast by Mookie Betts (his 13th on the year) and the 495th career HR (a solo shot) by David Ortiz. Jackie Bradley, Jr. (now hitting .277) added three more hits—and threw out a runner at the plate. The Carmine Hose had a 4-2 cushion entering the ninth, but Machi did his best to hand The Evil Ones a win. Eduardo Roriguez...
Over the Monster 19 hours ago

Daily Red Sox Links: Hanley Ramirez, Don Orsillo, Dustin Pedroia

Today's links look at Hanley Ramirez's transition to first base, Dave Dombrowski's ability to rebuild the bullpen, and a preview of the September call-ups. Hanley Ramirez has been struggling at the plate, but at least there appears to be a reason for it. (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal) It's possible that Ramirez could see some time at first base before the season ends. (Jimmy Toscano; CSN New England) If Alex Rodriguez's transition is an indicator, the move will not be as easy as many hope it'll be. (John Tomase; WEEI.com) Is Dave Dombrowski going to be able to rebuild this...
Over the Monster Sep 1, 2015

Red Sox call up Allen Craig, three others

Allen Craig is back in Boston, for better or worse. The Red Sox have called up Allen Craig, Sandy Leon, Noe Ramirez, and Ryan Cook as rosters expand. Hopefully, this means very, very little. Sandy Leon, Noe Ramirez, and Ryan Cook are what they are. Ramirez and Cook are extra arms in a terribly thin (and frankly just terrible) bullpen. Sandy Leon is a third catcher who will likely only get playing time in an emergency or due to injury. Allen Craig is where things get...sketchy. Adding him to the 40-man roster has tax implications for the Red Sox, but those can be mitigated by simply DFAing...
Over the Monster Sep 1, 2015

Red Sox trade Alejandro De Aza to Giants for Luis Ysla

The Red Sox have traded Alejandro De Aza. At long, long last. The Red Sox have traded outfielder Alejandro De Aza to the San Francisco Giants for left-handed minor league reliever Luis Ysla. A trade of De Aza seemed inevitable at the non-waiver deadline, and when it didn't happen then, it was all-but-guaranteed to come before the waiver deadline passed on Monday night. After all, De Aza, who had hit just .214/.277/.359 for the Orioles when the Red Sox traded for him, proceeded to go on a tear upon joining the Sox. He did not finish strong, exactly, but still carries a 122 OPS+ in his time...
Over the Monster Aug 31, 2015

Red Sox 4, Yankees 3: Somehow, the Red Sox win

How the Red Sox won this game we may never know. The Red Sox beat the Yankees 4-3 Monday night. I'm just...really not entirely sure how. The simple answer is that the Red Sox hit homers and the Yankees did not. We've seen games kind of like this before. Where one team wastes scoring opportunities and the other just ignores the concept entirely by making any given at bat a chance to put runs on the board. Okay, that's not quite what happened with the Red Sox tonight. They did, after all, produce nine hits. But other than a seventh-inning run produced by a Jackie Bradley Jr. double and Mookie...
Fenway Nation Aug 31, 2015

2016 Red Sox Outfield Plays Tonight Against Evil Empire

Here is tonight's Red Sox lineup: Mookie Betts CF, Pablo Sandoval 3B, Xander Bogaerts SS, David Ortiz DH, Travis Shaw 1B, Rusney Castillo RF, Brock Holt 2B, Ryan Hanigan C, Jackie Bradley, Jr. LF. Eduardo Rodriguez will take to the hill for The Carmine Hose.
Over the Monster Aug 31, 2015

Red Sox vs. Yankees lineups: The ideal outfield returns

Take all the time you need, Hanley. Oh glorious day! We have Bradley, Betts, and Castillo back! NEW YORK YANKEES BOSTON RED SOX Jacoby Ellsbury - CF Mookie Betts - CF Chris Young - LF Pablo Sandoval - 3B Alex Rodriguez - DH Xander Bogaerts - SS Carlos Beltran - RF David Ortiz - DH Brian McCann - C Travis Shaw - 1B Chase Headley - 3B Rusney Castillo - RF Greg Bird - 1B Brock Holt - 2B Didi Gregorius - SS Ryan Hanigan - C Brendan Ryan - 2B Jackie Bradley - LF Ivan Nova - RHP Eduardo Rodriguez - LHP No complaints here. None. Yes, we're without Blake...
Fenway Nation Aug 31, 2015

Globe's Abraham: Sox Will 'Figure Out A Way' To Trade Hanley

The Boston Globe's Peter Abraham appeared today on 98.5 The Sports Hub's "Toucher & Rich" radio show and stated that the Dave Dombrowski would "figure out a way" to trade Hanley Ramirez. Abraham made the comment while citing the likelihood that the youthful outfield of Mookie Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Rusney Castillo would start in 2016.

8/31 to 9/2 Series Preview: Boston Red Sox

The Yankees just swept the last place caliber Braves — Atlanta is in third place because the Marlins and Phillies are even worse, but that’s a last place roster, right? — and now they’re in Boston for a three-game set against the actually in last place Red Sox. The Bombers are 8-5 against the BoSox […] The post 8/31 to 9/2 Series Preview: Boston Red Sox appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Fenway Nation Aug 31, 2015
Red Sox Looking To Put A Dent In Evil Empire's Plans

Red Sox Looking To Put A Dent In Evil Empire's Plans

The Red Sox will host The Bronx Embalmers for a three-game set starting tonight. As The Evil Ones sit 1.5 games out of first, Boston has a great opportunity to bury them even deeper into the AL East standings. While recently putting up football-style offensive numbers, The Pinstriped Posers have been on a fairly long downward slide—relinquishing what seemed like a comfortable first-place lead just a few weeks ago. The Rangers and Twins (both red hot lately) are even challenging them for the two AL Wild Card spots. Of course, there would be nothing sweeter than a three-game sweep putting...
Over the Monster Aug 31, 2015

Red Sox could promote Mike Hazen to GM under Dave Dombrowski

The Sox won't necessarily go outside the organization to find their new general manager. The Red Sox need a new general manager, as Ben Cherington resigned when new president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski came in. Given names like Frank Wren and Dan O'Dowd were tossed around when Dombrowski first showed up, the expectation was that someone from outside the organization would take over the position eventually. According to Peter Gammons, though, that's not a definite by any means, as current assistant general manager Mike Hazen is a "stronger candidate than some realize." Hazen...

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