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Reports: Red Sox, J.D. Martinez ‘Moving Close’ To Contract
2/19/18 via Red Sox – CBS Boston
There's a lot more smoke gathering around J.D. Martinez and the Boston Red Sox....
Red Sox respond to Cora's spring message
2/19/18 via MLB Red Sox
Alex Cora remembers the tradition well from his time as a player with the Red Sox. Each year, on the morning of the first full-squad workout of Spring Training, there is a big meeting that includes ownership, the front office, the entire roster and uniformed coaching staff....
Owner John Henry Confident Red Sox Have Made ‘Significant Changes’ To Last Year’s Team
2/19/18 via Red Sox – CBS Boston
Despite the fact that every player currently on the Red Sox roster was also on the team last year, Henry boasted of "significant changes" made to his team....
MLB announces pace of play initiatives for '18
2/19/18 via MLB Red Sox
Major League Baseball will implement new pace of play rules for the 2018 season, Commissioner Rob Manfred announced Monday, but there will be no pitch clock this season....
Henry: Red Sox are highly underrated in '18
2/19/18 via MLB Red Sox
Enthused by his team's improved health and an almost entirely new coaching staff, Red Sox owner John Henry said on Monday that it is a mistake to overlook the two-time defending American League East champions....
ESPN’s Buster Olney Speculates J.D. Martinez Will Sign With Red Sox ‘Soon’
2/19/18 via Red Sox – CBS Boston
ESPN's Buster Olney may have just reignited the J.D. Martinez conversation....
Chavis leads new Red Sox Top 30 Prospects list
2/19/18 via MLB Red Sox
The Red Sox's 2018 preseason Top 30 Prospects list is led by three of Boston's past four first-round Draft picks, in outfielder Michael Chavis (2014), left-hander Jay Groome ('16) and right-hander Tanner Houck ('17)....
With Hoz signed, can Sox gain traction on JD?
2/18/18 via MLB Red Sox
Now that a big free-agent domino has fallen with Eric Hosmer agreeing to terms on an eight-year deal with the Padres, can the Red Sox gain some momentum in their prolonged quest to reel in slugger J.D. Martinez?...
Kelly shows off his Strike 3 call
2/18/18 via MLB Red Sox
Kelly shows off his Strike 3 call...
Nunez proves health, inks 1-year deal with Sox
2/18/18 via MLB Red Sox
The reunion between Eduardo Nunez and the Red Sox took patience from both sides, and ultimately a uniquely exhaustive workout that the super-utility man went through before the signing could become official....
'Big picture' on Pedroia's mind during rehab
2/18/18 via MLB Red Sox
For Dustin Pedroia, missing Opening Day -- and perhaps a few weeks after that -- will be a small price to pay for getting his career back....
Kimbrel open to entering in non-save situations
2/17/18 via MLB Red Sox
Though the ninth inning will still be the time Red Sox right-hander Craig Kimbrel is called on most often, the dominant closer sounded open to manager Alex Cora's idea of deploying him in higher-leverage situations earlier in the game when needed....
Betts And Bogaerts Describe A Tense, Uncomfortable 2017 Clubhouse
2/17/18 via the joy of sox
Both Mookie Betts and Xander Bogaerts admitted yesterday that the 2017 Red Sox had a tense , problematic clubhouse . Dan Shaughnessy wrote a column about it in Friday's Globe and ( what a surprise! ), he made it all about him (and the other writers) right off the bat: So there. It's all true. We...
FenwayNation Begins 19th Season Covering Red Sox
2/16/18 via FenwayNation
With the advent of Spring Training 2018, FenwayNation is proud to embark on our 19th season covering the greatest baseball franchise of all time—the Boston Red Sox. Way back at the end of January 2000, we launched a very clunky FenwayNation.com website—which gradually became more ...
Pitching staff getting tips from Pedro
2/16/18 via MLB Red Sox
At one moment on Friday morning, arguably the best pitcher in Red Sox history was in a catcher's stance working with Eduardo Rodriguez on flat ground. About five minutes later, Pedro Martinez had moved to the bullpen where he spotted something slightly amiss with the position of Rick Porcello's feet...
Hanley a disciple of -- who else? -- Tom Brady
2/16/18 via MLB Red Sox
Red Sox slugger Hanley Ramirez no longer does any heavy lifting. Instead, he has put all his focus into strengthening his smaller muscles....
Hanley Ramirez Says He’s Feeling Fantastic Now That He’s On The TB12 Method
2/16/18 via Red Sox – CBS Boston
Hanley Ramirez is trimmer, slimmer and feeling great heading into the 2018 season....
Yankee IF Prospect Recovering From Gunshot Wound
2/16/18 via FenwayNation
Thario Estrada Every once in a while, a story arises that makes you put baseball and 'rivalries' in perspective. We obsess so much about little ticky-tack injuries to players, that when a really serious one happens it makes you think.  Thairo Estrada , a top SS prospect in...
SI Lists Mookie Betts As 6th Best Player In All Of MLB
2/16/18 via FenwayNation
(Getty Images) Furthering our contention that Red Sox ownership needs to sign Mookie Betts long-term is the designation by  Sports Illustrated of the Boston right-fielder as the sixth-best player in all of baseball . Betts is the only Red Sox player to make the To...
Take Heart, Sox Fans. It's Sorta Always Been This Way
2/16/18 via FenwayNation
As we slosh through this Winter Of Our Discontent —with no resolution to our line-up's power shortage—we should place things in perspective. It's never been easy being a Red Sox fan—certainly not during the 86-year championship drought. But it's worth noting that concerns over team chemistry...
The Hanley Conundrum: Will He Finally Click In Boston?
2/16/18 via FenwayNation
(Getty Images) This Spring, Hanley Ramirez is laying down a marker: he expects to excel in 2018. He claims he's not concerned about the innings threshold that would kick-in a another huge contract obligation next year. He says he just wants to win. He also thinks that his 23...
Is The Núñez Signing The End Of The Brock Holt Era?
2/16/18 via FenwayNation
Holt In Ft. Myers (Getty Images) MassLive.com 's Christopher Smith has an interesting take on the Edurado Núñez signing. Since the Red Sox are not fully committed to Brock Holt 's $2.225 arbitration salary until later in Spring Training, might they simply let him go ? W...
American League "To Speed Up Ball Games"
2/16/18 via the joy of sox
To Speed Up Ball Games Ban Johnson Declares Unnecessary Delays Must Cease Ball games in the American League will be speeded up hereafter, according to President Johnson, who has instructed his umpires not to tolerate any unnecessary delays. The order today is the outgrowth of a complaint made by...
Red Sox, Eduardo Nunez Reportedly Agree To 1-Year Deal
2/16/18 via Red Sox – CBS Boston
The Red Sox and Eduardo Nunez have reportedly agreed on a one-year deal, pending a physical....
Red Sox Sign Eduardo Núñez To One-Year Deal
2/16/18 via FenwayNation
UPDATE: Núñez deal has a second-year player option. According to multiple reports on Thursday, the Red Sox have signed IF  Eduardo Núñez to a one-year contract—pending the results of a physical. The physical is more than just a formality since Núñez seriously injured his knee...

 

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