6:22 AM EDT, Sun October 22, 2017
6 hours ago
Happy Yankee Elimination Day! 'Stros Head To World Series

Happy Yankee Elimination Day! 'Stros Head To World Series

Now, we can all just relax and enjoy the World Series. It almost doesn't matter whether the Dodgers or Astros ultimately win—it's more than enough that The Bronx Embalmers won't. Down three-games-to-two, Houston pitching shut down the Yankee offense in Games 6 & 7 (one run), at the same time that the Astro bats heated up. In four games in Houston, The Evil Ones scored a grand total of three runs. Evan Gattis and Jose Altuve clouted solo HRs and ex-Pinstriped Poser Brian McCann knocked in two more in the eventual 4-0 shutout. Charlie Morton and Lance McCullers combined to limit New York to...
14 hours ago
REPORT: Nationals Poaching Of Alex Cora Will Not Work

REPORT: Nationals Poaching Of Alex Cora Will Not Work

According to FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal, interest in Alex Cora by the Washington Nationals will not prevent his hiring as the new manager of the Boston Red Sox. Rosenthal quotes sources that—as soon as the Astros eliminate The Bronx Embalmers from the ALCS (i.e., tonight)—Cora will be named skipper of The Carmine Hose. Earlier reports had suggested that—after firing Dusty Baker—the Nationals were putting on a full-court press to snare Cora.
16 hours ago
Red Sox Owners Plans To Add New Seating At Fenway Park

Red Sox Owners Plans To Add New Seating At Fenway Park

Not satisfied with another hike in ticket prices for 2018, John Henry and his out-of-towner ownership group also want to add two new areas of seating to Fenway Park—sucking further revenue out of the old ballpark. According to plans filed at Boston City Hall, the NOG (new ownership group) will add at least 25 additional seats in a new area along the left-field/third base side of the park; and move a row of first-base side seats forward and below ground in a “dugout suite”. This radical new seating arrangement comes without any specific commitment to add protective netting to these...
21 hours ago
Yankee Elimination Day Draws Nigh, Empire Falls, 7-1

Yankee Elimination Day Draws Nigh, Empire Falls, 7-1

Justin Verlander continued his dominance of The Bronx Embalmers, with seven shutout innings of work in Houston's 7-1 smiting of The Evil Empire last night. The win evened the ALCS at three games apiece—setting up a national celebration of Yankee Elimination Day later this evening. Jose Altuve lined a HR and knocked in three total runs in the victory. Ex-Pinstriped Poser Brian McCann opened the scoring with a one-run double, then Altuve followed with a two-run single in the fifth. The 'Stros broke it open with a four-run eighth.
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.
Oct 19, 2017
A Better MLB Expansion And Re-Alignment Scheme

A Better MLB Expansion And Re-Alignment Scheme

Rob Rogacki of the Tigers blog, "Bless You Boys" has come up with a much more rational expansion/re-alignment proposal than the one floated by Baseball America’s Tracy Ringolsby (see our analysis of that plan HERE). Rogacki proposes eight four-team divisions—rather than Ringolsby's four eight-team divisions (along with Ringolsby's elimination of the American and National leagues). Most importantly, the league distinctions remain in place in Rogacki's scheme. Here is his idea:AL East: New York, Boston, Toronto, BaltimoreAL North: Detroit, Cleveland, Minnesota, ChicagoAL South: Kansas...
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"...
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.
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.
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...
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
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.
Oct 16, 2017
Help Award A Ninth World Series Title To The Red Sox

Help Award A Ninth World Series Title To The Red Sox

1904 Red SoxIn 1904, the National League Champion New York Giants refused to play the upstart American League Champion Boston Red Sox in that year's World Series (you're surprised a New York team would pull something like that?). A year earlier, in 1903, the Red Sox had embarrassed the Senior Circuit by winning the first ever World Series. For years, we have battled this miscarriage of justice and advocated that Boston be awarded their ninth World Series Title—given the clear forfeiture by the National League. Now, you can sign a petition to MLB Commissioner Manfred to help right...
Oct 16, 2017
Help Award The Red Sox A Deserved Ninth WS Title

Help Award The Red Sox A Deserved Ninth WS Title

The 1904 Red SoxIn 1904, the National League Champion New York Giants refused to play the upstart American League Champion Boston Red Sox in that year's World Series (you're surprised a New York team would pull something like that?). A year earlier, in 1903, the Red Sox had embarrassed the Senior Circuit by winning the first ever World Series. For years, we have battled this miscarriage of justice and advocated that Boston be awarded their ninth World Series Title—given the clear forfeiture by the National League. Now, you can sign a petition to MLB Commissioner Manfred to help...
Oct 16, 2017
Weather The Long Winter With SportsCrate Red Sox Gear

Weather The Long Winter With SportsCrate Red Sox Gear

It's a long, long time until the Equipment Truck trudges out of Yawkey Way down to Fort Myers. Nothing will fully ease the pain of the early 2017 playoff exit, but you can take some solace in joining up with SportsCrate—and getting a bi-monthly fix of exclusive Red Sox stuff. Once you subscribe, you get fresh and new official team gear, collectibles, and more year round. Starting as low as $29.99, the benefits include: officially licensed team gear, unique apparel, access to a FREE Sports Illustrated annual subscription, special discounts on limited edition player crates—and your...