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Oct 19, 2017
Red Sox likely to name Alex Cora manager following ALCS, per reports

Red Sox likely to name Alex Cora manager following ALCS, per reports

It seems like we won’t be waiting too much longer for official word on the new Red Sox skipper. We all know that the first domino to fall in the Red Sox offseason will be the hiring of a new manager after the team fired John Farrell just days following their elimination from postseason play. There has been speculation for a few different candidates, with Alex Cora, Brad Ausmus and Ron Gardenhire all getting interviews with Red Sox brass. Cora has been the favorite since the beginning, it seems, and while nothing official has been announced to this point, the smoke is getting thicker....
Oct 19, 2017
2017 Greenville Drive Review

2017 Greenville Drive Review

A look back at the year for Boston’s Low-A squad. As the postseason continues and we wait for the offseason to really kick off, we’ll continue to look back this week before we start to look forward. For the next few days, we’ll have our eyes on the Red Sox minor-league system, looking back at the year that was for every team in the system. To do so, we’ll look at notable players from each level and dividing them into good, bad and other. Creative, I know! To avoid repeats, players will be included on the team with whom they spent the most time. For example, Josh Ockimey will be...
Oct 19, 2017
2017 Red Sox Review: Jackie Bradley Jr.

2017 Red Sox Review: Jackie Bradley Jr.

A look back at the year that was for the Red Sox center fielder. Welcome to the Red Sox Review series. It’s a fairly standard feature in which we will review the year that was for every player who made a decently large impact on the Red Sox this year. How do I come up with that definition? Completely arbitrarily, of course! The list of players I’m using can be seen here, and if I am missing anyone please let me know in the comments. Anyway, for the players who are included we will look at the positives of their 2017, the negatives, review their One Big Question from the preseason and...
Oct 19, 2017
Red Sox Offseason Choose Your Own Adventure - Hardball with Alex Cora

Red Sox Offseason Choose Your Own Adventure - Hardball with Alex Cora

Plot twist - OTM decided to respond to the contract demands by looking at someone else. As always, you can find the story stream here. And just so everybody is 100% clear, this is fake. These are not Alex Cora’s demands. Alex Cora has not signed with the Red Sox (yet), nor is there any further indication that the decision has been made in reality. This is a game. These are not the actual people. I’m not sure why I feel the need to say that. Maybe I’m losing my own grip on reality. October 10th, 1 PM EST Henry - “Thanks for interviewing with us today, Alex. We’ve still got a...
Oct 19, 2017
MLB Roundup 10/19: Yankees one win away from the World Series

MLB Roundup 10/19: Yankees one win away from the World Series

And the Cubs live to fight another day Yankees take Game Five After dropping the first two games of the series, the Yankees went back to New York and took care of business in the next two games, tying up the series as they headed into Wednesday’s pivotal Game Five. Despite the Yankees having some momentum, Houston appeared to be in a good spot needing to win two games and having a turn each from Dallas Keuchel and Justin Verlander. Well, so much for that. Masahiro Tanaka started opposite of Keuchel on Wednesday and utterly dominated Houston’s offense while the Yankees were able to do...
Oct 19, 2017
Daily Red Sox Links: Hanley Ramirez, Alex Cora, Craig Kimbrel

Daily Red Sox Links: Hanley Ramirez, Alex Cora, Craig Kimbrel

Today’s links look at Hanley Ramirez’ shoulder, the managerial search and some organizational minor-league awards. Alex Speier wonders if the Red Sox would be better off without Hanley Ramirez. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe) Ramirez just underwent surgery on his shoulder, and while he should be back for spring training it’s a factor worth considering heading into the offseason. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal) Rob Bradford thinks Monday could be the day the Red Sox pull the trigger on hiring a new manager. (Rob Bradford; WEEI) Speaking of which, they interviewed Ron Gardenhire on...
Oct 18, 2017
2017 Salem Red Sox Review

2017 Salem Red Sox Review

A look back at Boston’s High-A ballclub As the postseason continues and we wait for the offseason to really kick off, we’ll continue to look back this week before we start to look forward. For the next few days, we’ll have our eyes on the Red Sox minor-league system, looking back at the year that was for every team in the system. To do so, we’ll look at notable players from each level and dividing them into good, bad and other. Creative, I know! To avoid repeats, players will be included on the team with whom they spent the most time. For example, Josh Ockimey will be discussed...
Oct 18, 2017
2017 Red Sox Review: Blaine Boyer

2017 Red Sox Review: Blaine Boyer

A look back at the year for Boston’s surprising righty Welcome to the Red Sox Review series. It’s a fairly standard feature in which we will review the year that was for every player who made a decently large impact on the Red Sox this year. How do I come up with that definition? Completely arbitrarily, of course! The list of players I’m using can be seen here, and if I am missing anyone please let me know in the comments. Anyway, for the players who are included we will look at the positives of their 2017, the negatives, review their One Big Question from the preseason and look ahead...
Oct 18, 2017
Eduardo Rodriguez undergoes knee surgery, will miss at least six months

Eduardo Rodriguez undergoes knee surgery, will miss at least six months

The Red Sox rotation depth looks a bit different now. The Red Sox have had some tough injury news already this winter, though most of it doesn’t seem overly serious. Hanley Ramirez underwent shoulder surgery, but he should be ready for spring training. Robby Scott also underwent surgery, but again it doesn’t seem like it’ll cause him to miss significant time. There is also the Dustin Pedroia knee issue, something we are still waiting to hear more on. As we wait for that, though, we got some fairly significant news from Eduardo Rodriguez. The young lefty underwent surgery on the knee...
Oct 18, 2017
MLB Roundup 10/18: Yankees feast on Astros bullpen; Dodgers take 3-0 lead

MLB Roundup 10/18: Yankees feast on Astros bullpen; Dodgers take 3-0 lead

The ALCS is all knotted up while the NLCS looks over. Yankees comeback to win Game Four, tie ALCS The Astros were in control of Game Four of the ALCS for a good chunk of the game before everything changed. It started as a pitcher’s duel before Houston finally got to Sonny Gray and the Yankees bullpen. They eventually jumped out to a 4-0 lead, and it looked like smooth sailing to a 3-1 series lead. That didn’t happen. New York scored two in the seventh to cut the lead in half before a six-run eighth that gave them a two-run lead they’d hold for the rest of the game. Houston still has...
Oct 18, 2017
Daily Red Sox Links: Hanley Ramirez, Eduardo Rodriguez, Jalen Beeks

Daily Red Sox Links: Hanley Ramirez, Eduardo Rodriguez, Jalen Beeks

Both Hanley Ramirez and Eudardo Rodriguez had surgery while Jalen Beeks studies Jon Lester and Mariano Rivera. Part of the offseason plans of Hanley Ramirez and Eduardo Rodriguez included surgery, with Rodriguez undergoing a procedure on his right knee and Ramirez getting work on his left shoulder. (Matt Pepin; Boston.com) With the Ramirez surgery, the expected work for the Red Sox in free agency may have changed. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal) It appears there are three leading candidates for the Red Sox’s managerial opening. Let’s get to know them. (Peter Abraham; Boston...