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GOOGLE: Red Sox Were The Number Two Most Searched Sports Team In 2018
12/13/18 via FenwayNation
According to GOOGLE's "Year In Search 2018" , the Boston Red Sox were the #2 most-searched professional sports team in 2018 . Boston was second only to the Cleveland Cavaliers on the search list—compiled among searchers in the US and "based on search terms that had the highest spike this yea...
Red Sox eyeing relievers after Winter Meetings
12/13/18 via MLB Red Sox
When the Red Sox re-signed postseason hero Nathan Eovaldi to a four-year, $68 million contract just prior to the Winter Meetings, it likely represented the most significant move that president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski will make this winter....
Red Sox Radio Broadcasts Might Be A Complete Train Wreck This Year
12/13/18 via the joy of sox
Chad Finn, Boston Globe, posting at Twitter and SoSH early this morning: Story will be up later, but WEEI is going ahead with plans to do the talk-show format during its Red Sox broadcast. Saw the job posting sent to staatalentDOTcom subscribers last night. Unbelievable. ... While I could see s...
With Kelly Gone, Red Sox Need Former Northeastern Husky Adam Ottavino
12/13/18 via FenwayNation
(Getty Images) With the departure of Joe Kelly to La-La Land —and the Red Sox seeming (and justified) unwillingness to give six years to Craig Kimbrel —a bullpen move now is paramount. Former Northeastern University Husky Adam Ottavino is still out there on the market—a...
Is WEEI Considering A "Talk Show" Format For Red Sox Radio Broadcasts?
12/13/18 via WEEI
In what would clearly be the dumbest idea since New Coke , the Red Sox "flagship" radio station— WEEI —is apparently at least considering moving to a "talk show" format for game broadcasts. My first thought was: thank goodness I have Sirius/XM Radio , so I can switch to the broadcast of w...
Joe Kelly Heads To Chavez Ravine, Signs Three-Year, $25M Deal With Dodgers
12/13/18 via FenwayNation
(Getty Images) One of the epic 2018 post-season heroes for the Red Sox—reliever Joe Kelly — signed a three-year, $25 million contract with the guys he smoked in the World Series , the Los Angeles Dodgers. Kelly had an up-and-down regular season—except for the classic brawl he inst...
POLL: More Than Four In Five Support Decision To "Flip-Flop" Top Of Order
12/13/18 via FenwayNation
Early results from our latest FenwayNation Poll show overwhelming support for Red Sox manager Alex Cora 's decision to "flip-flop" to the top the of line-up in 2019. The skipper's plan is to have Andrew Benintendi lead off, with Mookie Betts hitting second (thus getting more RBI opport...
Dombrowski willing to wait out relief market
12/13/18 via MLB Red Sox
The Winter Meetings seem like a fine venue for the Red Sox to figure out who the closer will be for their title defense next season, but president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski doesn't have the ability to control the pace of the free-agent market....
With Tim Neverett Out Of A Job, Maybe Dave O'Brien Will Return To Radio (... He Posted With His Heart Full Of Hope)
12/13/18 via the joy of sox
Red Sox broadcaster Tim Neverett will not be back in the radio booth in 2019. Last June, WEEI executives told him he might want to start polishing up his resume. Neverett hoped the situation would improve, but it did not. I chose to let my contract expire rather than go back and work for them. Th...
Sloan honored among Scouts of the Year
12/13/18 via MLB Red Sox
Each year at the Winter Meetings, the scouting industry gathers to celebrate some of their own at the Scout of the Year reception. The fact the recipients are chosen by their peers, scouts singling out other scouts, makes the honor even more special....
FN POLL: Favor Or Oppose The New Top Of The Red Sox Line-Up For 2019?
12/12/18 via FenwayNation
Red Sox manager Alex Cora has announced that his 2019 line-up will have Andrew Benintendi leading-off and Mookie Betts hitting second. Do you favor or oppose this change? Favor Oppose   pollcode.com free polls ...
Cora Announces Change To Batting Order For 2019
12/12/18 via the joy of sox
Red Sox manager Alex Cora said yesterday that in 2019 Andrew Benintendi will be at the top of the lineup and Mookie Betts will bat second. [W]e're going to maximize Mookie in a different spot. ... Talked to him, it makes sense. ... I put it this way to Mookie. And I know Beni's OK with it. But if...
Sox send rivals pineapple pizzas
12/12/18 via MLB Red Sox
Sox send rivals pineapple pizzas...
Help Wanted: Web Editor & Copy Editor
12/12/18 via SoxProspects News
SoxProspects is opening two positions for 2019! We’re looking for a Web Editor and a Copy Editor to join the Staff in January. We're seeking a commitment through at least the end of 2019, but ideally we’d find a couple new staffers who will want to stick around for the long-term if there is a mut...
Empire Re-Signs JA Happ, Noah Syndergaard Pursuit Likely A Smokescreen
12/12/18 via FenwayNation
(Getty Images) UPDATE: May not be a done deal The Yankees have re-signed left-handed starter JA Happ to a three-year contract extension—rendering moot the fake pursuit of New York Met starter  Noah Syndergaard . It never seemed likely that the Met ownership would ever ...
Is Gorkys Hernandez Acquisition The Prelude To A Jackie Bradley, Jr. Trade?
12/12/18 via FenwayNation
(Getty Images) The Red Sox have signed OF  Gorkys Hernandez to a minor-league deal —which could net him $1 million if he makes the major-league roster. Now, Boston already has four major-league outfielders— Mookie Betts , Andrew Benintendi , Jackie Bradley, Jr. and (occas...
Betts to bat second behind Benintendi in '19
12/12/18 via MLB Red Sox
Fresh off the winningest season in Red Sox history, manager Alex Cora is already brainstorming for ways to get more production from his team in 2019....
Sox 'not driven' to trade Porcello, JBJ, Bogaerts
12/12/18 via MLB Red Sox
Amid reports that his Red Sox are "openly listening" to offers on Rick Porcello and would be willing to discuss deals for Xander Bogaerts and Jackie Bradley Jr., president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said that he isn't driven to move core players from his championship club for the purpose...
Harold Baines Never Received More Than 6.1% Support For The Hall Of Fame, But He Is Now On His Way Into Cooperstown
12/12/18 via the joy of sox
Harold Baines received 5.3% of the BBWAA's Hall of Fame votes in 2007, his first year of eligibility. Baines never topped more than 6.1% and was dropped from the ballot after failing to get the minimum 5% of support in 2011. Baines was elected to the Hall of Fame last weekend, however, by the Today...
SHOCKER: Rick Porcello May Be Available In A Trade To Aid Sox Salary Dump
12/11/18 via FenwayNation
(Getty Images) TRIPLE SHOCKER: Bogie and JBJ on the block, too? In a shocking report by USAToday 's Bob Nightengale , 'rival executives' point to the desire of the Red Sox to slice their huge $230+ million payroll— perhaps by putting Rick Porcello on the trading block . P...
Sox Are Now Viewed As "Heavy" In On Free-Agent Reliever David Robertson
12/11/18 via FenwayNation
(Getty Images) Multiple reports now indicate that the Red Sox are 'heavy' in on their pursuit of free-agent bullpen piece David Robertson . The 33-year-old Robertson had a solid 2018 with The Bronx Embalmers —posting a 3.23 ERA, and giving up just 46 hits in 69.2 innings of wor...
With 33 Public HOF Ballots In, Curt Schilling Still Within Range Of Induction
12/11/18 via FenwayNation
(Getty Images) The public ballots are now up to 33 (albeit still only 8% of the total number of 412), and Red Sox legend Curt Schilling continues to hold his own. The 2004 hero now draws 72.7% of the public vote—appearing on 24 of the 33 ballots. To be enshrined in the National ...
After Three Seasons In Booth, Tim Neverett Leaving Red Sox Radio Broadcast
12/11/18 via FenwayNation
Tim Neverett , who served for the last three seasons as the "sidekick" of long-time play-by-play guy Joe Castiglione , is leaving the Red Sox broadcast team . Entercom —the owner of the WEEI Sports Radio Network — is immediately beginning a (probably frantic) search for a replacement—given...
J.D. Martinez hung out with 'Salt Bae'
12/11/18 via MLB Red Sox
J.D. Martinez hung out with 'Salt Bae'...
A History Of Schadenfreude
12/11/18 via the joy of sox
Excerpt from Tiffany Watt Smith's Schadenfreude: The Joy of Another's Misfortune (Little, Brown and Company, 2018): The Japanese have a saying: "The misfortunes of others taste like honey." The French speak of joie maligne , a diabolical delight in other people's suffering. The Danish talk of ...

 

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