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Fenway Nation 1 hour ago
Could The Red Sox Solve Two Problems With One Trade?

Could The Red Sox Solve Two Problems With One Trade?

With the Royals playing a little better (just 3.5 games out of first), and Mike Moustakas having a solid season, Kansas City's urge to dump their soon-to-be free agent third-baseman might be dulled a bit. Enter the Pale Hose—who, despite being just seven games out—are mired in the AL Central cellar. Their soon-to-be free-agent third-baseman, Todd Frazier, has had a bit of a renaissance lately. Over the last 30 days or so, Frazier has clouted eight HRs and produced an .871 OPS. And, their so-far under-performing starter José Quintana is also available. So, the Red Sox might be able...
Outside Pitch 2 hours ago

Boston Red Sox: Pair of prospects promoted to Double-A Portland

The Boston Red Sox have decided to reward some good prospect play on Thursday. Michael Chavis and Chad De La Guerra have both been promoted to the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs. Chavis, 21, is in the middle of an absolutely ridiculous year. The third baseman has struggled over the last few games, but still has great numbers […] The post Boston Red Sox: Pair of prospects promoted to Double-A Portland appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Fenway Nation 3 hours ago
Mookie Betts Remains A Long-Shot For MLB ASG Start

Mookie Betts Remains A Long-Shot For MLB ASG Start

With little time left, Red Sox right-fielder Mookie Betts is pretty much out of the running for one of the three starting outfield spots on the American league All-Star team. As of Tuesday, Betts trails fourth-place holder Michael Brantley by 54,744 votes. With Mike Trout (the second-highest vote-getter) out of the running with an injury, the fourth spot is key. But, the chances are now very slim for having any starters in Carmine Hose at the Miami classic on July 11th.
Fenway Nation 5 hours ago
Promotions Of Chavis And Devers Could Mean Other Moves

Promotions Of Chavis And Devers Could Mean Other Moves

Chavis (L); Devers (R)Multiple sources are reporting today that third-base prospect Michael Chavis has been promoted to AA Portland. Logically, this should lead to another quick promotion—moving the organization's other top third-base prospect Rafael Devers to AAA Pawtucket. And, yet a third move could be the dumping of ear-infected Pablo Sandoval and/or a trade for Kansas City's hot-corner star Mike Moustakas. Devers is Boston #1 overall prospect, while Chavis slots in at #7. Either one could be shipped west for Moustakas. Stay tuned!
Over the Monster 5 hours ago
How good is Matt Barnes?

How good is Matt Barnes?

Trying to figure out the confusing reliever. The Red Sox bullpen is always a hot point of contention. I’m sure this is true of every contending team in the league, but I know it’s true in Boston. It makes sense, as they pitch in the most important situations and games are often won and lost based on their performance. It can lead to overreactions to be sure, but it’s at least an understandable overreaction. What is more frustrating than a game being blown by the bullpen? This year, the Red Sox bullpen has been mostly fantastic, and it’s been even better when you consider that...
Fenway Nation 6 hours ago
New 'David Ortiz Drive' To Be Dedicated In Boston Today

New 'David Ortiz Drive' To Be Dedicated In Boston Today

The E-I-C With #34He's already got a bridge named after him. Now, Red Sox legend David Ortiz—whose #34 will be retired by the team on Friday night—will have a street named in his honor as well. 'David Ortiz Drive'—formerly "Yawkey Way Extension"—will get it's formal designation today by Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, The thoroughfare runs between Brookline Avenue and the Yawkey T Stop just across from Fenway Park. Ortiz spent 14 years of his 20-year career in Carmine Hose—winning three World Series rings in the process.
Fenway Nation 6 hours ago
Bullpen Meltdown Costs Sox First Place, Falll, 6-4

Bullpen Meltdown Costs Sox First Place, Falll, 6-4

(AP Photo)It had to happen sooner or later. The Red Sox bullpen, taxed mightily in the last few weeks, folded yesterday in a devastating 6-4 loss in Kansas City. Ahead 4-2 in the eighth inning—thanks to another solid performance by Drew Pomeranz—three walks (by relievers Matt Barnes and Robby Scott) led to a game-winning grand slam (coughed up by Scott). Poof! Game gone First place gone. Again, the offense mustered just five hits—including back-to-back solo HRs by Andrew Benintendi and Xander Bogaerts. A seven-game Fenway stint awaits—but lousy pitching doesn't get any better with...
Over the Monster 7 hours ago
Remembering the 2007 Red Sox: David Ortiz’ best season

Remembering the 2007 Red Sox: David Ortiz’ best season

David Ortiz was good for a long time, but he was never better than he was in 2007 All season long, we’ve been looking back ten years at the underappreciated 2007 championship team. We’ve profiled various players on the roster, some of whom were under the radar and some of whom were among the biggest stars. Today, we are going to look at the biggest star from that team, and possibly the biggest star this franchise has ever seen. It’s only fitting that we use this off-day to look at David Ortiz’ 2007 season, what with the organization honoring the long-time designated hitter on Friday...
Over the Monster 7 hours ago
David Ortiz to have street named after him

David Ortiz to have street named after him

It’s just one way he’ll be honored on Friday night Friday night is going to be a big night at Fenway, with the Red Sox officially retiring David Ortiz’ number 34. The ceremony figures to be a relatively long one, which is only fitting to honor arguably the largest figure in franchise history. Some of the ceremony is going to be a surprise, but on Wednesday we learned of one portion. The city of Boston is planning to rename a street after the legendary Red Sox slugger. The street to be renamed after him is currently known as the Yawkey Way Extension, and it lies between Brookline Ave...
Over the Monster 8 hours ago
Red Sox Minor Lines: A big day for Tzu-Wei Lin

Red Sox Minor Lines: A big day for Tzu-Wei Lin

Tzu-Wei Lin’s breakout year continues Pawtucket L 3-6 Rusney Castillo: 1-2 Ryan Court: 2-2, 1 HR, 2 BB, 1 R, 2 RBI Steve Selsky: 0-4, 1 K Bryce Brentz: 1-3, 1 E Blake Swihart: 1-4, 1 2B Brandon Workman: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K Ty Buttrey: 0.1 IP, 1 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 0 K Chandler Shepherd: 0.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K Wednesday was a really rough day for Buttrey, who followed the major-league team’s lead by blowing the late lead for the PawSox. The righty is struggling a bit in adjusting to life in Triple-A, but with just five appearances under his belt it’s reasonable to...
Over the Monster 9 hours ago
Daily Red Sox Links: Chris Sale, Pablo Sandoval, Dustin Pedroia

Daily Red Sox Links: Chris Sale, Pablo Sandoval, Dustin Pedroia

Today’s links look at Chris Sale’s impact on the Red Sox, Pablo Sandoval’s contract, and Eduardo Rodriguez’ recovery. You can’t possibly overstate Chris Sale’s impact on the Red Sox. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe) Pablo Sandoval is on the disabled list, and Boston probably doesn’t need to rush him back. (Michael Silverman; Boston Herald) Is Sandoval’s contract the worst of all time? (Tim Britton; Providence Journal) As if we needed another sign for a strong future for Andrew Benintendi, his ability to break out of his major slump bodes extremely well. (Cam Ellis; BP...
Outside Pitch 16 hours ago

Boston Red Sox: Prospect Nick Lovullo making a name for himself

If you’re a Boston Red Sox fan, you’ve heard the name “Lovullo” before. Torey Lovullo was the Red Sox bench coach from 2012 through 2016. While there, he served as an interim manager when John Farrell was diagnosed with cancer. He became increasingly popular over the years, especially after his short stint as manager. There were plenty […] The post Boston Red Sox: Prospect Nick Lovullo making a name for himself appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Over the Monster 22 hours ago
Red Sox sign first-round pick Tanner Houck

Red Sox sign first-round pick Tanner Houck

The top pick is officially in the organization. It’s draft pick signing time around the league, and the Red Sox have been moving slowly and steadily. They had already agreed to deals with the three college seniors they drafted at the end of the second day as well as agreeing to a deal with 21st round pick Lukas Young. Those are important signings, of course, particularly in terms of saving money against their overall draft pool. On Wednesday, though, we got news of the signing we’ve really been waiting for. 1st-rder Tanner Houck signs w/@RedSox for $2,614,500 (pick 24 value). Missouri...
Over the Monster 22 hours ago
Red Sox 4, Royals 6: The bullpen blows it, hard and inexcusably

Red Sox 4, Royals 6: The bullpen blows it, hard and inexcusably

Matt Barnes, Robby Scott and John Farrell each get an L for this disaster. The Red Sox played pretty well until the eighth inning Wednesday before the bullpen blew a 4-2 lead in spectacular fashion as the Sox lost to the Royals, 6-4, in Kansas City. The first inning went by without incident, as did the top of the second. Eric Hosmer led off the top of the second with a hustle double, and when Salvador Perez followed up with a single it looked like things could get hairy; a double-play ball from Mike Moustakas later it was 1-0 Kansas City, but the threat was extinguished, and Cheslor...
Fenway Nation Jun 21, 2017
FenwayNation's 2017 'First Citizen' Award Goes To Sandoval

FenwayNation's 2017 'First Citizen' Award Goes To Sandoval

Pablo Sandoval has had a rough couple of years in Boston. But, his on-field issues have not stopped his off-field charitable efforts on behalf of his new community. In addition to establishing the Pablo Sandoval Family Foundation, 'The Panda' has served as co-captain for the Jimmy Fund. Pablo lends his name and time serving as an advocate and ambassador for the charity—based at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He has visited the clinic and welcomed kids to Fenway Park. Pablo also created a ticket program, purchasing tickets for children to attend a game at Fenway. For these and many other...
Over the Monster Jun 21, 2017
Red Sox at Royals lineup: Pedey, Hanley sit; Pomeranz pitches

Red Sox at Royals lineup: Pedey, Hanley sit; Pomeranz pitches

The Sox look to get out of KC with a series win against Ian Kennedy. The first-place Red Sox (40-31) look to build on last night’s thumping of the Royals (34-36) in Kansas City when they finish a three-game series against Lorde’s favorite team this afternoon at Kauffman Stadium (2:15 p.m., NESN). The talented, mercurial, maddening Drew Pomeranz (4.19 ERA) takes on the Ian Kennedy (5.03 ERA), the perennially half-decent starter who has generally benefitted by playing in pitcher’s parks; given how often the Sox have been stymied by soft-tossers this year, I’d expect nothing less than...
Fenway Nation Jun 21, 2017
Muddy Chicken Still Out Of Today's Red Sox Lineup

Muddy Chicken Still Out Of Today's Red Sox Lineup

Here is today's Red Sox line-up (sans Dustin Pedroia and Pablo Sandoval—who is on the DL suffering from an "inner ear infection"): 1. Mookie Betts RF, 2. Andrew Benintendi LF, 3. Xander Bogaerts SS, 4. Mitch Moreland 1B, 5. Chris Young DH, 6. Jackie Bradley Jr. CF, 7. Josh Rutledge 2B, 8. Christian Vazquez C, 9. Deven Marrero 3B. On the hill today for The Carmine Hose will be Drew Pomeranz.
Over the Monster Jun 21, 2017
Drew Pomeranz needs his cutter

Drew Pomeranz needs his cutter

The key to Pomeranz’ success is his third pitch Drew Pomeranz takes the mound on Wednesday to continue what has been a very strange campaign for the lefty. This was a big season for the perception of him around this city and around the league as a whole. He came in trying to prove that his first half in San Diego last year was legit and the Red Sox weren’t insane to trade a prospect as valuable as Anderson Espinoza for his services. The year obviously didn’t get off to a great start, as Pomeranz started his season late thanks to an injury. Now that he’s back on the mound, it’s...
Over the Monster Jun 21, 2017
Red Sox Minor Lines: Michael Chavis is the MVP

Red Sox Minor Lines: Michael Chavis is the MVP

Of the All-Star Game. Pawtucket L 0-7 Rusney Castillo: 3-4 Bryce Brentz: 1-4, 1 K Blake Swihart: 1-4 Jalen Beeks: 6.1 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 BB, 9 K Jamie Callahan: 1 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K Noe Ramirez: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K It’s yet another big day for Beeks, who has not missed a beat since getting promoted to Triple-A. This is only speculation, but it wouldn’t surprise me to learn that he’s surpassed Henry Owens on the rotation depth chart. There are still some bullpen question marks with the lefty, but he’s quieting those concerns with every start. Portland L...
Over the Monster Jun 21, 2017
Daily Red Sox Links: Deven Marrero, Pablo Sandoval, Eduardo Rodriguez

Daily Red Sox Links: Deven Marrero, Pablo Sandoval, Eduardo Rodriguez

Today we catalog Deven Marrero and Sam Travis’ journey back, give Pablo Sandoval time and get a good update about Eduardo Rodriguez. Deven Marrero and Sam Travis had quite the journey getting back to the team in Kansas City. (Christopher Smith; MassLive) Pablo Sandoval was placed on the DL yesterday and the Red Sox should give him as much time as he needs. (Michael Silverman; Boston Herald) Even with Sandoval shelved and Rafael Devers mashing, the Red Sox still want to move slowly with their top prospect. (Christopher Smith; MassLive) Eduardo Rodriguez participated in fielding practice...

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