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Fenway Nation 8 mins ago

Boston-Based 'FanZcall' App Offers Interactive Play

FanZcall, a Boston-based company, has introduced a new app that allows fans to make interactive predictions on baseball games. In the company's press release today, they explain the app as follows, "Now you can turn your bold prediction into “FanZpoints” with every major league at-bat for your favorite teams. The FanZcall app (now available on iOS and Android) turns fantasy baseball into reality and can give you ultimate bragging rights over your friends." FanZcall's founder and CEO Anton Khinchuk got the idea when watching his kids play "Angry Birds" rather than watch live baseball. The...
Fenway Nation 30 mins ago

FanGraphs: Are Red Sox Logical Trade Spot For Zack Greinke?

(AP Photo)Here's the scenario. One team—the D'Backs—shelled out megabucks for Zack Greinke this past winter. So far, to put it mildly, he's been under-whelming (6-3, 4.71 ERA). Of course, on the Red Sox, that would be the third-best starter ERA. Greinke is signed through 2021 (6 yrs/$206.5M), but as FanGraphs.com points out, "...the D’Backs would remain responsible for the $18 million signing bonus, and because of the deferred salary, the calculated value of his future salaries is more like $160 million." And, trading for Greinke now would obviously not cost the Red Sox a draft pick....
Over the Monster 1 hour ago

Dave Dombrowski's reluctance to trade earned him Eduardo Rodriguez

Eduardo Rodriguez never would have made it to Boston if Dave Dombrowski had been slightly quicker to deal in 2014. Tonight, Eduardo Rodriguez will make his first start for the 2016 Red Sox. While Ben Cherington hasn't been around to enjoy it, the trade he made to bring Rodriguez to Boston made the road back to contention far easier for the Red Sox. Rodriguez' strong rookie season in 2015 left Dave Dombrowski with considerably less work to do in the rotation, and while the Red Sox have gotten off to an impressive start even without him, Boston is certainly hoping his return will help them...
Fenway Nation 2 hours ago

E-Rod Faces His Old Organization In 2016 Debut Tonight

()Eduardo Rodriguez gets his first start of 2016 tonight—against the organization that originally signed him out of Venezuela back in 2010. He was considered one of Baltimore's 'blue chip' pitching prospects when he was dealt to the Red Sox in 2014 for Andrew Miller. Last season, when he finally did blossom in the major leagues, he went 10-6 with a 3.85 ERA for Boston. The 6'2", 220-pound lefty had his rookie ups and downs, but his poise set him apart and augured great things to come. Over the Winter, he had prepared his body to go 200+ innings. Then, he tweaked his knee on a stupid...
Fenway Nation 3 hours ago

POLL: Who Should Be FenwayNation's May Player O' Month?

May Player Of The MonthWho is May's Player O' Month? (stats through Monday) Bogaerts (.403, 48 H)Bradley (.381, 37 H)Ortiz (.351, 33 H)Wright (3-2, 3.12)  Current Results
Fenway Nation 4 hours ago

Top Sox 1B Propsect Travis Out For year With Torn ACL

One of the brightest emerging stars in the Red Sox constellation was sidelined for the rest of the year by an torn ACL. Sam Travis, a rapidly advancing first base prospect, was injured in a run-down play in yesterday's PawSox game. Travis was doing well at AAA and was targeted as a possible first base option in 2017 after the retirement of David Ortiz and the shift of Hanley Ramirez to DH. This is a tough blow for the 22-year old as well as the organization overall.
Over the Monster 5 hours ago

Red Sox minor lines: Elias, Benintendi slip back

Good runs from Roenis Elias and Andrew Benintendi came to an end on a rough Memorial Day. Pawtucket L 5-6 Rusney Castillo: 0-4, BB, KDeven Marrero: 1-4, 2 K Roenis Elias: 5 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 4 KRoman Mendez: 3 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 HR With Travis down, Pawtucket is basically the land of relievers and broken dreams. Roenis Elias had been on a roll these last couple games, but with this outing, the pressure is right back off Joe Kelly. Portland W 8-6 Andrew Benintendi: 0-5, K Justin Haley: 7 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K Well, this Benintendi hit streak died young....
Over the Monster 5 hours ago

Finding potential Red Sox trade targets in the bullpen

It may not be their biggest trade need, but they'll address it at the deadline. Who will be available? We haven’t quite reached trade season — that doesn’t really start until after the draft — but we are officially in the part of the year in which teams start exploring possible matches. Everyone has a basic idea of whether or not they’re contenders, and it’s now that the make their plans for the next two months. Bullpen help probably isn’t as big of a priority for the Red Sox as finding another starter or another left fielder, but I’d expect them to make some sort of move to...
Over the Monster 7 hours ago

Daily Red Sox Links: Eduardo Rodriguez, Xander Bogaerts, Steven Wright

Today's links look at how Dave Dombrowski almost stopped Eduardo Rodriguez from coming to the Red Sox, Xander Bogaerts' place in the game, and advice between knuckleballers. Dave Dombrowski eventually benefited from the Red Sox acquiring Eduardo Rodriguez, but he almost prevented it at the time. (Jason Mastrodonato; Boston Herald) Rodriguez, of course, is making his season debut tonight. He's very excited about it. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal) Where does Xander Bogaerts rank among the best hitters in the game? (Nick Cafardo; Boston Globe) With his current hot streak and overall...
Fenway Nation 16 hours ago

Might Makes 'Wright': Sox Go Yard Thrice, Win, 7-2

(AP Photo)Can we at least agree that Steven Wright is 'Ace-1A"? The Red Sox knuckle-baller delivered his third complete game of the year today in a 7-2 drubbing of the Baltimore Orioles. The Carmine Hose hit three home-runs in the back-(Camden)-yard of a classic home-run-hitting team. David Ortiz, Jackie Bradley, Jr. and Marco ('Don't Call Me Little Marco') Hernandez all went deep—with Hernandez's three-run shot pretty much sealing the deal. Xander Bogaerts (2-4) extended his hitting streak to 23 games in the win and both Mookie Betts (2 hits) and Blake Swihart (3 hits) also had multi-hit...
Over the Monster 17 hours ago

Sam Travis suffers torn ACL, out for 2016

The season is over for one promising Red Sox prospect Sam Travis, first baseman of the Pawtucket Red Sox and one of Boston's top-10 prospects, has suffered a torn ACL, ending his 2016 season. Much like with Christian Vazquez, Travis has found himself on the shelf at a really unfortunate moment. With David Ortiz finally calling it quits at the end of 2016, the Red Sox were going to have an opening at a corner infield position, with Hanley Ramirez likely moving to DH (at least part-time) and Travis Shaw able to cover either position. While that doesn't promise a spot to Travis, it does leave...
Over the Monster 20 hours ago

Red Sox send Heath Hembree to Pawtucket, activate Eduardo Rodriguez

There's good news and bad news both. The good news: Eduardo Rodriguez is finally back, and will start as planned on Tuesday. The bad news: Heath Hembree has been optioned to free up the room on the roster. This is a roster move with an unwritten addendum. The chronology is a bit askew, but the reality is this... Eduardo Rodriguez recalled to Boston Red Sox, Heath Hembree optioned to Pawtucket, Clay Buchholz moved to the bullpen. There it is. The truth of the thing. The Red Sox have left themselves without one of their more productive relievers in order to...I don't really even know what,...
Over the Monster 21 hours ago

Red Sox 7, Orioles 2: Steven Wright gets Sox off to the perfect start

Given only a few runs to work with, Steven Wright kept the Red Sox in the lead early, then returned to finish the job late after they'd blown the game wide open. Steven Wright went the distance Monday afternoon, getting the Red Sox off to a perfect start in their big four-game set against the Orioles. By the time all was said and done, this game would have the appearance of a blowout. But the reality is that it was anything but. The Red Sox did get out to an early lead, returning to their ways of scoring in the first as Mookie Betts made a fantastic play on the bases, rounding third and...
Fenway Nation May 30, 2016

Muddy Chicken To The Rescue: Sox Win 5-3 In 11

(AP Photo)It was starting to look like another nightmarish loss in The Great White North. Then, Dustin Pedroia doubled in an 11th-inning lead run in Boston's 5-3 victory over the Jays. David Price again pitched to his contract, going 6 1/3 innings and yielding just two earned runs. In the absence of David Ortiz, Boston got multiple hits from The Laser Show, Mookie Betts and Xander Bogaerts (who extended his hitting streak to 22). A ramshackle bullpen did well—giving up just one earned run in 4 2/3 innings. On to Baltimore!
Over the Monster May 30, 2016

Red Sox vs. Orioles lineups: Steven Wright kicks off the biggest series yet

The Red Sox kick off a big series with Steven Wright on the mound. The Red Sox will have Steven Wright on the mound for a Memorial Day afternoon game as they kick off their biggest series of the season yet against the Baltimore Orioles. Lineup BOSTON RED SOX BALTIMORE ORIOLES Mookie Betts, RF Adam Jones, CF Dustin Pedroia, 2B Hyun Soo Kim, LF Xander Bogaerts, SS Manny Machado, SS David Ortiz, DH Chris Davis, 1B Jackie Bradley Jr., CF Mark Trumbo, DH Travis Shaw, 1B Jonathan Schoop, 2B Blake Swihart, LF Nolan Reimold, RF Ryan Hanigan, C Ryan Flaherty, 3B Marco...
Over the Monster May 30, 2016

Red Sox prospects daily: Andrew Benintendi isn't scuffling anymore

Andrew Benintendi might have turned a corner at Double-A, Deven Marrero is struggling, and two young pitchers show promise in the low minors. Double-A Portland: Andrew Benintendi, CF Benintendi tore High-A pitching apart to the point his promotion to Double-A was probably a late one, but that didn't mean he was going to similarly wreck his Eastern League opponents. The high minors are a jump from the low minors, and there is likely to be some level of adjustment between the two. Benintendi, who struck out just nine times total across 155 plate appearances at High-A, punched out six times in...
Over the Monster May 30, 2016

2016 MLB draft: Red Sox picking Nolan Jones in Keith Law's latest mock

Keith Law's latest mock draft has the Red Sox taking high school infielder Nolan Jones Keith Law's latest mock draft has the Boston Red Sox selecting high school shortstop Nolan Jones with the 12th overall pick. While Jones is currently at short, there seems to be little expectation that he'll stay there in the long term. He's already begun to add some mass onto his projectable 6'4" frame, which is translating to some very real power at the plate, but will also likely see him to third base by the time he's fully fleshed out. He brings one of the quickest bats in the draft class to the...
Over the Monster May 30, 2016

Red Sox minor lines: Andrew Benintendi is back

It took him about a week to really get going, but it seems like Boston's top outfield prospect is rolling once more. Pawtucket L 2-8 Rusney Castillo: 0-4Sam Travis: 0-1Deven Marrero: 1-4, 2 K Anthony Varvaro: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K That one at-bat for Sam Travis is, unfortunately, due to a knee-injury that he suffered during a run-down. We'll hope this isn't anything long term, but never good news. Portland L 3-6 Andrew Benintendi: 2-4, 3B And there's the extra-base power that was missing. He's still rocking just a .617 OPS in Portland, but that seems to be on the way up in...
Over the Monster May 30, 2016

Daily Red Sox Links: Mookie Betts, Craig Kimbrel, Brandon Workman

Today's links look at Boston's historic offense, the chances of Blake Swihart taking over the left field job for good, and an update on David Ortiz's foot. Mookie Betts is so incredible he makes it easy to forget just how amazing his success is based on his size. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe) Matt Kory takes a look at the Red Sox' historic offense and just how sustainable it is. (Matt Kory; BP Boston) Was a long layoff between outings the reason for Craig Kimbrel's rough outing on Saturday? (Christopher Smith; Masslive) Even with Brock Holt coming back soon, Blake Swihart has a chance...
Over the Monster May 29, 2016

Red Sox 5, Blue Jays 3: Sox salvage win in extras

The Red Sox needed eleven, but they got a much-needed win to close out what had been a rough series in Toronto It took them extra innings, but the Red Sox managed to salvage a win from their series against the Blue Jays after a solid start from David Price and, yes, the first Buchholz relief appearance of the season. While Boston would eventually leave on top, David Price would be the first to blink. He survived a pair of first-inning walks, then proceeded to knock down the Jays with some ease into the fifth inning. But, after a leadoff single from Ezequiel Carrera, Jose Bautista finally...

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