11:42 PM EST, Mon March 02, 2015
Over the Monster 14 hours ago

Red Sox should make Mike Napoli their next David Ortiz

No one can replace David Ortiz, but Mike Napoli could take his place in more ways than one. Mike Napoli wants to finish his career with the Red Sox. The Red Sox should want Napoli to finish his career in Boston. It's not as simple as handing the 33-year-old first baseman a long-term contract, though, mostly because the words in the first half of that sentence are scary even before bringing up the whole degenerative hip thing. There are reasons to keep Napoli around long-term, though, and the Sox even have a contract model they can base their decision on, thanks to their treatment of David...
Full Count | WEEI 4 hours ago

David Ortiz on Curt Schilling Twitter controversy: ‘It makes you angry’

FORT MYERS, Fla. — David Ortiz can understand Curt Schilling‘s frustrations. Not only is Ortiz also living the life of a high profile sports figure immersing himself in the world of Twitter, but he has experienced the good and bad when it comes to using the social media tool for personal recognition. It’s why Ortiz […]

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Boston Herald 23 hours ago
Mujica happy to shore up back end of bullpen

Mujica happy to shore up back end of bullpen

FORT MYERS — Years ago, a 30-year-old reliever entering a contract year might be doing anything in his power to earn the ninth-inning role, collect 40 saves and score big in free agency.Edward Mujica doesn’t care when he pitches.With soon-to-be-40-year-old closer Koji Uehara locked into a two-year, $18 million contract, Mujica is unlikely to take the mound in the ninth for the Red Sox. But if he pitches well in the sixth, seventh or eighth, he could still be in line for a big payday.

Takeaways from the Fort: Craig looks good

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Takeaways from the Fort on Day 10 of Red Sox camp: Is Allen Craig trade bait? If so, the market soon could be trending up. Manager John Farrell said Sunday that Craig is showing “much more life in the bat” and looking physically strong after battling a left foot Lisfranc injury in 2014 and hitting just .128 for the Red Sox following the trade that sent John Lackey to the Cardinals. “The foot’s not an issue at this point and we don’t anticipate it to be,” Farrell said.
The Republican Mar 1, 2015

Red Sox spring training: Rusney Castillo faces a few extra obstacles in fighting for starting spot

Rusney Castillo isn't just fighting for a starting role with Red Sox.

Red Sox managing transition in outfield

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Communication in the outfield is going to be a huge factor this year for the Red Sox -- and they’re not taking any of it for granted. Cuban sensation Rusney Castillo played just 10 games in center field last year after being signed and fast-tracked to Boston. Hanley Ramirez has never played the outfield as a big leaguer and also has to get used to the quirky caroms generated by the Green Monster. Right fielder Shane Victorino has never played with Castillo.
The Republican Mar 1, 2015

Red Sox spring training: Hanley Ramirez's biggest opponent will be the wall in left

Hanley Ramirez is getting acquainted with the wall at JetBlue Park in preparation of the Green Monster at Fenway Park.
Full Count | WEEI Mar 1, 2015

One Red Sox 19-year-old top prospect (Michael Chavis) weighs in on soon-to-be 19-year-old Red Sox top prospect (Yoan Moncada)

FORT MYERS, Fla. — With all the talk about Yoan Moncada — the 19-year-old Cuban who is on the verge of signing minor-league deal with a $31.5 signing bonus with the Red Sox — it’s interesting to note there’s another infielder, just 2 1/2 months older than Moncada already walking through Red Sox camp carrying […]
Full Count | WEEI Mar 1, 2015

Pablo Sandoval isn’t just a switch-hitter — he can throw with both hands, too

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval brought a football into the clubhouse this afternoon and threw a strike to outfielder Quintin Berry . . . with his left hand. A minute later, he made another toss, again with perfect form, but this time righty. It turns out that Sandoval, who throws […]
Full Count | WEEI Mar 1, 2015

What to know toughest part of playing outfield? Let Mookie Betts explain

FORT MYERS, Fla. ‘€“ Mookie Betts is finally starting to feel like an outfielder. Lost in the good feelings of his debut last season was the fact that he posted excellent offensive numbers while learning a new position. A second baseman for virtually his entire pro career, Betts basically moved to the outfield in the […]
Full Count | WEEI Mar 1, 2015

Red Sox notes: Allen Craig may have cracked code; Joe Kelly throwing new pitch

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Allen Craig is very cautious when discussing what went wrong in 2014, and how it might go right in ’15. But he is offering hints that the form which allowed for a combined .863 OPS from 2011-13 is on the verge of returning. “It feels a lot better in cage work […]
Boston Herald Mar 1, 2015
The Dewey system

The Dewey system

At the age of 22, Bryce Harper begins his fourth big league season next month. Considering injuries have sent his playing time and production downward the last couple of years, prognosticators have had to back off claims he is the next Mickey Mantle.Based on a complicated series of projections, the Washington Post recently estimated that the closest comparison of where Harper will be after his first 10 seasons is Dwight “Dewey” Evans, the ex-Red Sox outfielder.
David Ortiz -- The Face of Baseball in America -- Talks Hall of Fame, Steroid Testing, and More

David Ortiz -- The Face of Baseball in America -- Talks Hall of Fame, Steroid Testing, and More

Buster Posey? Child, please. Don't kid yourself America, David Ortiz if THE Face of Baseball today.
Boston Herald Mar 1, 2015
Daniel Nava decides to flip switch

Daniel Nava decides to flip switch

FORT MYERS — Switch-hitting is a pretty nifty talent to have for any ballplayer.For Daniel Nava, nifty isn’t enough when the talent stops paying off.That’s exactly why this spring, he has stopped hitting from the right side and instead has gone all left, all the time.Right-handed pitcher, left-handed pitcher, doesn’t matter — Nava’s staying put in the left-handed hitter’s box.
Boston Herald Mar 1, 2015

Henry Owens looks to impress

FORT MYERS — There were far fewer than 35,000 people watching at Lou Gorman Practice Field No. 5, but Henry Owens still had a chance to make an impression in a pressure-packed environment yesterday.
Boston Herald Mar 1, 2015
Hanley Ramirez, Dustin Pedroia back on same side

Hanley Ramirez, Dustin Pedroia back on same side

FORT MYERS — Dustin Pedroia hadn’t been in camp for more than 20 minutes last week when Hanley Ramirez wandered into the Red Sox clubhouse and spotted the second baseman.“Smurf!” Ramirez shouted from across the room.Pedroia spun, as though pivoting to turn a double play. It had been years since he was called by that unfortunate nickname. But there was no mistaking the voice, or the smile beaming back at him. It was classic Hanley.

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