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Fenway Nation Oct 19, 2017
Alex Cora Set To Be Named New Red Sox Manager

Alex Cora Set To Be Named New Red Sox Manager

Multiple reports indicate that the Red Sox will name current Astros bench coach Alex Cora to be their new manager. The announcement could come as soon as this weekend—at the conclusion of the ALCS. If the Astros advance to the World Series—if there is any justice in the world, they will—then the formal in-person announcement may need to wait until the conclusion of The Fall Classic. While Red Sox President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski issued a statement late Thursday that no decision had yet been made, it's pretty clear that Cora will be the next skipper of The Carmine Hose.
Over the Monster Oct 19, 2017
Red Sox likely to name Alex Cora manager following ALCS, per reports

Red Sox likely to name Alex Cora manager following ALCS, per reports

It seems like we won’t be waiting too much longer for official word on the new Red Sox skipper. We all know that the first domino to fall in the Red Sox offseason will be the hiring of a new manager after the team fired John Farrell just days following their elimination from postseason play. There has been speculation for a few different candidates, with Alex Cora, Brad Ausmus and Ron Gardenhire all getting interviews with Red Sox brass. Cora has been the favorite since the beginning, it seems, and while nothing official has been announced to this point, the smoke is getting thicker....
Fenway Nation Oct 19, 2017
MLB Expansion, Re-Alignment And The End Of AL & NL

MLB Expansion, Re-Alignment And The End Of AL & NL

Very quietly, Major League Baseball may be hinting at a revolutionary change in how its teams are aligned. As part of a plan to expand baseball from 30 to 32 teams, one proposal would eliminate the American and National leagues and move to a four-division scheme—with eight teams in each. The only upsides as far as we can see are: 1.) the season would be reduced from 162 to 156 games; and 2.) travel times would get shorter and thus long, wacky road trips would end. Otherwise, this seems like an incredibly stupid proposal. Consider this, the Red Sox would be lumped into a new "North"...
Over the Monster Oct 19, 2017
2017 Greenville Drive Review

2017 Greenville Drive Review

A look back at the year for Boston’s Low-A squad. As the postseason continues and we wait for the offseason to really kick off, we’ll continue to look back this week before we start to look forward. For the next few days, we’ll have our eyes on the Red Sox minor-league system, looking back at the year that was for every team in the system. To do so, we’ll look at notable players from each level and dividing them into good, bad and other. Creative, I know! To avoid repeats, players will be included on the team with whom they spent the most time. For example, Josh Ockimey will be...
Fenway Nation Oct 19, 2017
David Ortiz Reacts Properly To A-Fraud's Jacket Taunt

David Ortiz Reacts Properly To A-Fraud's Jacket Taunt

David Ortiz and Alex Rodriguez share an analyst's role on FOXSports during that network's postseason coverage. Yesterday, Rodriguez sneaked up behind Big Papi and tried to drape a vile Yankee jacket on the former Red Sox icon. Appropriately, Oritz shrugged off the offensive garb—as if he were a resident of Gryffindor throwing off a cloak from Slytherin. Which is just about the right comparison. Hopefully, by Saturday night, The Evil Ones will be hitting the golf courses of the Bronx.
Over the Monster Oct 19, 2017
2017 Red Sox Review: Jackie Bradley Jr.

2017 Red Sox Review: Jackie Bradley Jr.

A look back at the year that was for the Red Sox center fielder. Welcome to the Red Sox Review series. It’s a fairly standard feature in which we will review the year that was for every player who made a decently large impact on the Red Sox this year. How do I come up with that definition? Completely arbitrarily, of course! The list of players I’m using can be seen here, and if I am missing anyone please let me know in the comments. Anyway, for the players who are included we will look at the positives of their 2017, the negatives, review their One Big Question from the preseason and...
Over the Monster Oct 19, 2017
Red Sox Offseason Choose Your Own Adventure - Hardball with Alex Cora

Red Sox Offseason Choose Your Own Adventure - Hardball with Alex Cora

Plot twist - OTM decided to respond to the contract demands by looking at someone else. As always, you can find the story stream here. And just so everybody is 100% clear, this is fake. These are not Alex Cora’s demands. Alex Cora has not signed with the Red Sox (yet), nor is there any further indication that the decision has been made in reality. This is a game. These are not the actual people. I’m not sure why I feel the need to say that. Maybe I’m losing my own grip on reality. October 10th, 1 PM EST Henry - “Thanks for interviewing with us today, Alex. We’ve still got a...
Over the Monster Oct 19, 2017
Daily Red Sox Links: Hanley Ramirez, Alex Cora, Craig Kimbrel

Daily Red Sox Links: Hanley Ramirez, Alex Cora, Craig Kimbrel

Today’s links look at Hanley Ramirez’ shoulder, the managerial search and some organizational minor-league awards. Alex Speier wonders if the Red Sox would be better off without Hanley Ramirez. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe) Ramirez just underwent surgery on his shoulder, and while he should be back for spring training it’s a factor worth considering heading into the offseason. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal) Rob Bradford thinks Monday could be the day the Red Sox pull the trigger on hiring a new manager. (Rob Bradford; WEEI) Speaking of which, they interviewed Ron Gardenhire on...
Over the Monster Oct 18, 2017
2017 Salem Red Sox Review

2017 Salem Red Sox Review

A look back at Boston’s High-A ballclub As the postseason continues and we wait for the offseason to really kick off, we’ll continue to look back this week before we start to look forward. For the next few days, we’ll have our eyes on the Red Sox minor-league system, looking back at the year that was for every team in the system. To do so, we’ll look at notable players from each level and dividing them into good, bad and other. Creative, I know! To avoid repeats, players will be included on the team with whom they spent the most time. For example, Josh Ockimey will be discussed...
Over the Monster Oct 18, 2017
2017 Red Sox Review: Blaine Boyer

2017 Red Sox Review: Blaine Boyer

A look back at the year for Boston’s surprising righty Welcome to the Red Sox Review series. It’s a fairly standard feature in which we will review the year that was for every player who made a decently large impact on the Red Sox this year. How do I come up with that definition? Completely arbitrarily, of course! The list of players I’m using can be seen here, and if I am missing anyone please let me know in the comments. Anyway, for the players who are included we will look at the positives of their 2017, the negatives, review their One Big Question from the preseason and look ahead...
Over the Monster Oct 18, 2017
Eduardo Rodriguez undergoes knee surgery, will miss at least six months

Eduardo Rodriguez undergoes knee surgery, will miss at least six months

The Red Sox rotation depth looks a bit different now. The Red Sox have had some tough injury news already this winter, though most of it doesn’t seem overly serious. Hanley Ramirez underwent shoulder surgery, but he should be ready for spring training. Robby Scott also underwent surgery, but again it doesn’t seem like it’ll cause him to miss significant time. There is also the Dustin Pedroia knee issue, something we are still waiting to hear more on. As we wait for that, though, we got some fairly significant news from Eduardo Rodriguez. The young lefty underwent surgery on the knee...
Over the Monster Oct 18, 2017
Daily Red Sox Links: Hanley Ramirez, Eduardo Rodriguez, Jalen Beeks

Daily Red Sox Links: Hanley Ramirez, Eduardo Rodriguez, Jalen Beeks

Both Hanley Ramirez and Eudardo Rodriguez had surgery while Jalen Beeks studies Jon Lester and Mariano Rivera. Part of the offseason plans of Hanley Ramirez and Eduardo Rodriguez included surgery, with Rodriguez undergoing a procedure on his right knee and Ramirez getting work on his left shoulder. (Matt Pepin; Boston.com) With the Ramirez surgery, the expected work for the Red Sox in free agency may have changed. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal) It appears there are three leading candidates for the Red Sox’s managerial opening. Let’s get to know them. (Peter Abraham; Boston...
Fenway Nation Oct 17, 2017
POLL: Nearly Six In Ten Prefer Free Agent J.D. Martinez

POLL: Nearly Six In Ten Prefer Free Agent J.D. Martinez

Early voting in our latest FenwayNation Poll indicates that almost six in ten readers (58%) would like to see the Red Sox sign free agent J.D. Martinez this offseason. As the chart shows,  Kansas City first-baseman Eric Hosmer is the second choice among the top free agents on the market (28%), followed by Hosmer's teammate Mike Moustakas (12%) and Cleveland's Jay Bruce (2%). No one has yet voted for Justin Upton. You can still vote in the poll HERE.
Fenway Nation Oct 17, 2017
Austin Maddox Is FenwayNation's 'Under Radar' Award Winner

Austin Maddox Is FenwayNation's 'Under Radar' Award Winner

The Editors of FenwayNation have named Red Sox relief pitcher Austin Maddox as their 2017 'Under The Radar' Award recipient—for under-recognized contributions to the team. The 26-year old right-hander was stellar when utilized out of the Red Sox bullpen—posting a 0.52 ERA over 17.1 innings of work. Maddox walked just two batters and struck out 14 in the 13 games he worked in. The 6'2", 220-pounder delivered a WHIP of 0.87 and held opposing batters to a .200 average. His strikeout-to-walk ration (7.00) was third best on the 2017 team—trailing only Craig Kimbrel (9.00) and Chris Sale...
Fenway Nation Oct 17, 2017

POLL: Which Top Free Agent Should The Red Sox Pursue?

Which ONE of the following top free agents should the Red Sox pursue?Jay BruceEric HosmerJ.D. MartinezMike MoustakasJustin Upton pollcode.com free polls
Fenway Nation Oct 17, 2017
Red Sox Interview Former Tabby Skipper Brad Ausmus

Red Sox Interview Former Tabby Skipper Brad Ausmus

According to multiple reports, the Red Sox interviewed former Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus yesterday for the vacant skipper's job. Realistically, the field has been narrowed to Ausmus, Astros bench coach Alex Cora (the odds-on favorite) and Arizona Diamondbacks bench coach Ron Gardenhire. The 48-year-old Ausmus is a Dartmouth alum, who was hired as Tabby manager by current Red Sox President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski. Stay tuned, this could happen quickly.
Over the Monster Oct 17, 2017
2017 Portland SeaDogs Review

2017 Portland SeaDogs Review

What happened in Portland last year? As the postseason continues and we wait for the offseason to really kick off, we’ll continue to look back this week before we start to look forward. For the next few days, we’ll have our eyes on the Red Sox minor-league system, looking back at the year that was for every team in the system. To do so, we’ll look at notable players from each level and dividing them into good, bad and other. Creative, I know! To avoid repeats, players will be included on the team with whom they spent the most time. For example, Josh Ockimey will be discussed along...
Over the Monster Oct 17, 2017
2017 Red Sox Review: Xander Bogaerts

2017 Red Sox Review: Xander Bogaerts

A look back at the year that was for Xander Bogaerts Welcome to the Red Sox Review series. It’s a fairly standard feature in which we will review the year that was for every player who made a decently large impact on the Red Sox this year. How do I come up with that definition? Completely arbitrarily, of course! The list of players I’m using can be seen here, and if I am missing anyone please let me know in the comments. Anyway, for the players who are included we will look at the positives of their 2017, the negatives, review their One Big Question from the preseason and look ahead to...
Over the Monster Oct 17, 2017
The Red Sox interviewed Brad Ausmus on Monday

The Red Sox interviewed Brad Ausmus on Monday

Add another candidate to the list The Red Sox have already had their interview with Alex Cora and reportedly have asked for permission to interview Ron Gardenhire, giving them two known candidates for the vacant managerial position. Now, we’ve learned of a new candidate, though it won’t come as much of a surprise. According to the Boston Herald’s Chad Jennings, Boston interviewed former Tigers manager Brad Ausmus for the position on Monday. In full pursuit of a new manager, the Red Sox today interviewed former Tigers manager Brad Ausmus.— Chad Jennings (@chadjennings22) October...
Over the Monster Oct 17, 2017
Daily Red Sox Links: Alex Cora, Brad Ausmus, Ron Gardenhire

Daily Red Sox Links: Alex Cora, Brad Ausmus, Ron Gardenhire

The search for Boston’s next manager continues to intensify. As the Red Sox continue to search for a new manager, a report says that Alex Cora is going to get the job. (Ruben Rodriguez Delgado; El Nuevo Dia) Another report surfaced saying Brad Ausmus interviewed for the gig. (Chad Jennings; Boston Herald) Meanwhile, Ron Gardenhire is still in the mix. (Peter Abraham; Boston Globe) But the Red Sox need to add more than a manager. They need some pop in the lineup. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe) Michael Chavis is doing nicely in the Arizona Fall League. (Christopher Smith; MassLive)

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