3:15 PM EDT, Mon May 22, 2017
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Rosenthal: Red Sox Could Fire John Farrell This Week

Rosenthal: Red Sox Could Fire John Farrell This Week

The "Spat"FOX Sports and MLB Network analyst Ken Rosenthal stated yesterday that the Red Sox could fire manager John Farrell as early as this week. Despite Sunday's win—that prevented a rare four-game sweep—Rosenthal believes the axe could fall quickly. Said Rosenthal, "If he was fired this week, would I be surprised? No. If he managed the rest of the season and they won the division, would I be surprised? Also no." Rosenthal feels that two events may hasten the firing: Dustin Pedroia distancing himself from management on the Manny Machado issue and the dugout spat between Farrell and...
5 hours ago
Confirmation Of Red Sox Interest In 3B Todd Frazier

Confirmation Of Red Sox Interest In 3B Todd Frazier

Back on May 16th, we reported that the Red Sox may be interested in a trade for Chicago White Sox third baseman Todd Frazier (and possibility also starting pitcher Jose Quintana). Yesterday, Boston Globe writer Nick Cafardo confirmed that Boston has been scouting Frazier and may indeed be interested in a swap. Of course, Frazier is off to a horrific start—hitting .198. But his power stroke (he does have four HRs) is more conducive to Fenway than Pablo Sandoval. And, despite the solid defensive play of Deven Marrero, his low .100s batting average just can't cut it. Frazier is making $12...
19 hours ago
E-Rod, Mookie & Two-Bags Salvage One Left Coast Win

E-Rod, Mookie & Two-Bags Salvage One Left Coast Win

(AP Photo)Suffering a four-game sweep at the hands of a pathetic team like the Oakland A's might have been too humiliating to take. Thankfully, the Red Sox mustered a full team effort to smite the Awful Athletics, 12-3 on Sunday. The win puts Boston barely over the .500 mark on the year (22-21), and makes the 6-hour flight east a little more tolerable. Eduardo Rodriguez was terrific again—going eight solid innings and giving up three earned runs. E-Rod struck out eight and walk just one Oaklander. Mitch Moreland homered in his third straight game—hopefully entering one of his power...
May 21, 2017
Left Coast Lethargy Continues, Red Sox Fall To A's, 8-3

Left Coast Lethargy Continues, Red Sox Fall To A's, 8-3

(AP Photo)During the 'Impossible Dream' Spring Training of 1967, new Red Sox manager Dick Williams made fans a promise, "We'll win more than we lose." Fifty years later, John Farrell can't make the same claim for the 2017 Carmine Hose. In fact, after yesterday's 8-3 loss, Boston sits at exactly .500 (21-21). Pre-season visions of a World Series appearance against the Cubbies are fading fast. This team is now in fourth place—just four games ahead of the miserable Toronto Blue Jays. On Saturday, Drew Pomeranz pitched just OK, and was lifted after four innings—following a dugout altercation...
May 20, 2017
Red Sox Ring Up A

Red Sox Ring Up A "No Sale" Again, Fall To A's, 3-2

(AP Photo)Chris Sale is probably thinking he should have kept his old hosiery. That white variety have scored just 12 fewer runs than his new carmine variety have—you know the juggernaut that was supposed to meet the Cubs in the World Series. Not looking bloody likely. The Red Sox continued their Left Coast Lethargy with a painful 3-2 loss to a really bad Oakland team at the Mausoleum By The Bay. Ahead 2-0 in the fifth, Sale  started to become human—ultimately giving up two runs. Apparently, he has to be immaculate with this team behind him. Sale went on to finish seven...
May 19, 2017
Red Sox To Don Customized Memorial Day Hats

Red Sox To Don Customized Memorial Day Hats

On Memorial Day weekend, the Red Sox (along with the other 29 clubs) will be wearing special customized hats reflecting a military look—including camouflaged brims and "general-style" five stars along the side. Through the efforts of the Major League baseball Players Association (MLBPA), the hats will be part of the larger celebration by the sport over the weekend. You can see the full line of Memorial Day hats and gear HERE.
May 19, 2017
Red Sox Partner With California-Based Wine Company

Red Sox Partner With California-Based Wine Company

In the NOG's (New Ownership Group) never-ending quest to squeeze every last buck out of the Red Sox brand, they have now partnered with a wine company. But, of course, given the over-the-top political correctness of the NOG, it is a "clean" wine company that offers "low-calorie" booze. The team announced the three-year deal with a California-based wine company called FitVine. But, just to let us all know how "foo-foo" the NOG truly is, they quickly pointed out that the two founders of FitVine are originally from Massachusetts—"and still reside there part of the year". Two guesses as to...
May 19, 2017
Price And Sandoval Make AAA Rehab Starts Tonight

Price And Sandoval Make AAA Rehab Starts Tonight

Both David Price and Pablo Sandoval will make key rehab starts at AAA tonight—in Buffalo against the Bisons. Price will start the game and should go deep (around 90 pitches) in preparation for a return to the big club's rotation as early as next week. Sandoval will DH for the PawSox against the AAA affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays. Amazingly, tonight's PawSox payroll will exceed $70 million—Price ($30M), Sandoval ($17M), Brock Holt ($1.95M), Allen Craig ($11M) and Rusney Castillo ($10.5M).
May 19, 2017
Cubs Fan Dies After Tuesday Fall At Wrigley Field

Cubs Fan Dies After Tuesday Fall At Wrigley Field

A 42-year old Cubs fans has died after suffering head injuries from a fall at the end of Tuesday night's game against the Reds at Wrigley Field. Reportedly, the man fell over a railing as he was leaving the park after the game.  Richard E. Garrity suffered severe head trauma and was pronounced dead around 3PM. on Wednesday. The Cubs organization issued the following statement: "The thoughts and prayers of our entire organization are with his family during this difficult time."
May 19, 2017
Another Quadruple A Starter Victimizes Red Sox, 8-3

Another Quadruple A Starter Victimizes Red Sox, 8-3

(AP Photo)This time it was Hector Velazquez. The feeble Oakland A's unloaded three HRs on Velazquez (making his major league debut) in an 8-3 rout of the Red Sox. Despite taking a 2-0 first-inning lead, Boston was victimized by more Quadruple A pitching—and lost an opportunity to move up in the standings in the process. Part of the issue was the team flight arriving in the Bay Area at 4AM (after their 13-inning marathon in St. Louis), but, honestly, this game just emphasizes the serious shortcomings of the 2017 Carmine Hose. Six meager hits were put on the board by Boston—with 10...
May 18, 2017
Abraham Lincoln Had His Priorities Right Back In 1860

Abraham Lincoln Had His Priorities Right Back In 1860

On May 18, 1860—157 years ago today—baseball and politics are said to have intersected. On that day, a delegation from the Republican National Convention in Chicago traveled to Springfield, Illinois to inform Abraham Lincoln that he was the new party's presidential nominee. It may be just fable, but, at the time of their arrival, Lincoln is said to have been playing baseball—or a reasonable facsimile thereof for 1860. When informed of his good fortune, the future 16th President said, "Tell the gentlemen, that I am glad to know of their coming; but they’ll have to wait a few minutes...
May 18, 2017
Red Sox Need To Dominate Inferior Athletics Team

Red Sox Need To Dominate Inferior Athletics Team

(AP Photo)With two impressive road victories under their belt, the Red Sox have an opportunity to begin to turn their season around with a series win in Oakland. The A's are (once again this year) a mess. They are in last place in the AL West (17-23, 11.5 games out) and are 4-6 in their last ten games. For goodness sakes, Yonder Alonzo is their leading hitter—at .271. Jed Lowrie, the 33-year old IF who left the Red Sox six years ago, has the most hits on the team (38). Their best starting pitcher is Andrew Triggs—a 28-year old righty who, while he does have an impressive 2.12 ERA and...
May 18, 2017
Former Red Sox RP Rich Garcés Turns 46 Today

Former Red Sox RP Rich Garcés Turns 46 Today

The Guap-MeisterBefore David Ortiz donned the uniform number 34, it belonged to a somewhat maligned relief pitcher named Rich Garcés. At 6' and (generously) 250 pounds, he earned the nickname "El Guapo" (the handsome one) and was warmly greeted by fans whenever he took to the hill. He toiled out of the bullpen for The Carmine Hose from 1996-2002. Over that seven-year span, he complied an amazing 23-8 record, with a 3.78 ERA. Over 307.1 innings pitched, he gave up only 257 hits—striking out almost eight batters per nine innings (7.9). His contorted delivery was always fun to watch—but...
May 18, 2017
Comeback? The ARE Back! Sox Sweep Away Cards, 5-4

Comeback? The ARE Back! Sox Sweep Away Cards, 5-4

(AP Photo)It was beginning to look like another painful Rick Porcello loss—and the start of the slow descent into WildCardsVille. Then, down 4-0, a two-run jack by Jackie Bradley, Jr., an RBI triple by Xander Bogaerts and a sac fly by Andrew Benintendi sent the game into extra innings. In the 13th, Chris Young laced a pinch-hit game winning single to give Boston a come-from-behind 5-4 win over St. Louis. The bullpen had another incredible performance—going seven innings and giving up no runs on three hits. The two-game sweep of the Cards sets up the possibility of a really good road...
May 17, 2017
POLL: Majority Project 11-15 HRs For Xander Bogaerts

POLL: Majority Project 11-15 HRs For Xander Bogaerts

Early voting in our latest FenwayNation Poll shows that a majority of readers (55%) think Xander Bogaerts will eventually hit between 11 and 15 HRs in 2017—despite not yet hitting any. As the chart shows, a little over one-third (35%) project a HR total of 1-10, while 10% believe that Xander will knock out somewhere between 16 and 20 HRs. You can still vote in the poll HERE.