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Thornburg expects to be ready for Opening Day
1/20/18 via MLB Red Sox
Red Sox reliever Tyler Thornburg, who wasn't able to throw a single pitch last season, is confident that he'll be in the bullpen when the Red Sox open their 2018 season at Tropicana Field on March 29....
Kimbrel motivated, focused on daughter
1/20/18 via MLB Red Sox
Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel's daughter, Lydia Joy, was born on Nov. 3, and he describes parenting his first child with his wife, Ashley, as, "one of the happiest, joyful times of our life." But it has also been a roller coaster of emotions....
Sale prepping to be force down the stretch
1/20/18 via MLB Red Sox
The competitive fire within Chris Sale makes him never want to dial back his intensity, even when it comes to offseason and in-season preparation. However, the lefty has come to the realization that in order for him to be at his best when the Red Sox need him most -- in September and October -- he n...
Hanley on Red Sox: 'We can be world champs'
1/20/18 via MLB Red Sox
A healthier pair of shoulders has given Hanley Ramirez a burst of excitement heading into 2018....
Red Sox Finalize Plans For Expanded Safety Netting At Fenway Park
1/20/18 via Red Sox – CBS Boston
The Red Sox have finalized plans to extend safety netting at Fenway Park for the upcoming season....
Red Sox Ownership Tries To Soothe Its Angry Masses
1/20/18 via FenwayNation
(Getty Images) He brought you The Cosby Show ,  Roseanne and Third Rock From The Sun —now Tom Werner  has a bridge he wants you to buy. The co-owner of the Red Sox stated the following at the Foxwoods 'Pep Rally' yesterday: "We are in active negotiations with J.D...
Red Sox to expand protective netting in '18
1/20/18 via MLB Red Sox
The Red Sox will expand the protective netting at Fenway Park in 2018, club president/CEO Sam Kennedy revealed on Friday night....
Werner 'hopeful' deal with J.D. will get done
1/20/18 via MLB Red Sox
Red Sox chairman Tom Werner, speaking at the club's Winter Weekend event on Friday, said he is hopeful about discussions with free-agent outfielder J.D. Martinez....
Papi, Pedro eager to play role with Red Sox
1/20/18 via MLB Red Sox
David Ortiz won't be taking any more clutch swings. Pedro Martinez won't be throwing any more devastating changeups. But they can make contributions with their voices, their minds, their experience, their charisma and the respect they carry the minute they walk into a room or a practice field....
The Other Lingering Red Sox Outrage Of This Off-Season
1/19/18 via FenwayNation
(Getty Images) It's bad enough that the Red Sox have yet to solve their middle-of-the-order 'phantom bat' problem—with only about a month to go until Spring Training. But another piece of unfinished business is the fact that their best player— Mookie Betts —remains un-signed afte...
Ex-Red Sox Kapler Predicts “S—load” Of Phillies Wins
1/19/18 via FenwayNation
Former Red Sox player Gabe Kapler —now the manager of the Philadelphia Phillies—was sounding very "presidential" at a recent news conference. He predicted that the lowly Fightins' would amass a 's—load' of victories in the 2018 season. For six straight years, the Phillies have lost at le...
High heat helped Kimbrel rediscover his mojo
1/19/18 via MLB Red Sox
Already blessed with premium velocity, Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel pointed his fastball to the top of the strike zone in 2017. The move paid off handsomely....
Benintendi will have a new look in 2018
1/19/18 via MLB Red Sox
Benintendi will have a new look in 2018...
JBJ lauded for defense, seeks more SBs in '18
1/19/18 via MLB Red Sox
It would have been awkward if Jackie Bradley Jr. had come to Thursday's Boston Baseball Writers Dinner to collect his award for defensive excellence as a member of another team. But rumors proved to be just rumors, and Bradley seems just about certain to stay put with the Red Sox in 2018 and beyond....
Make no mistake, Manny was a genius at plate
1/19/18 via MLB Red Sox
What an amazing hitter Manny Ramirez was. If you needed an extra-base hit against a dominant pitcher in order to save your own soul, well, Manny might not be your first pick, but he'd be on a very short list. And heck, on the right day, he might even be your first pick....
Boston BBWAA honors Yankees GM Cashman
1/19/18 via MLB Red Sox
Brian Cashman heard applause in enemy territory on Thursday evening, as the Yankees' general manager was honored by the Boston chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA), bringing home honors as the game's Executive of the Year....
After strong rookie year, Benintendi eyes more
1/19/18 via MLB Red Sox
Red Sox left fielder Andrew Benintendi turned heads at Thursday's Boston Baseball Writers Dinner with strikingly shorter hair. Benintendi also plans on making something else a lot shorter in 2018 -- his slumps....
POLL: Majority Still Wouldn't Shed Tear Over Henry Sale
1/18/18 via FenwayNation
Continued voting in our latest FenwayNation Poll shows that a growing majority of readers would not be upset if John Henry sold the Red Sox in the next few years— in fact, they'd like it . As the chart shows, a combined 56% now say they'd  either  be "somewhat happy" (35...
Big Hot Stove move or not, Cora confident
1/18/18 via MLB Red Sox
While Red Sox fans remain fixated on the slower-than-usual Hot Stove in hopes that it will eventually result in a slugger like J.D. Martinez packing his bats for Fenway, new manager Alex Cora is all in on his current roster....
NESN Steps-Up Spring Training Coverage To 20 Games
1/18/18 via FenwayNation
As our readers know, we have been critical of New England Sports Network (NESN) for a long time. But, when they do something exceptional, we feel the need to throw them some praise as well. The Red Sox-owned network announced today that they will televise a total of 20 Spring Training game...
Muddy Chicken Is Cleared To Begin Running Program
1/18/18 via FenwayNation
(Getty Images) In what could be a major watershed moment, Dustin Pedroia was cleared today to begin a running program to rehab his surgically-repaired knee. The fact that the hurdle was cleared a full month before the start of Spring Training bodes well for The Laser Show m...
'La Flow Benintendi' Appears Gone For The 2018 Season
1/18/18 via FenwayNation
Women across Red Sox Nation are in a quandary this afternoon after The Boston Globe 's Peter Abraham posted a picture of Andrew Benintendi on his Twitter feed. So what , you say? Well, the pic in question shows a severely -shorn Benny—with none of the signature "flow" in view. It l...
Free Family Fun Day at McCoy on Saturday, January 27, 10am-2pm
1/18/18 via Pawtucket Red Sox News List
The Pawtucket Red Sox will put 2018 single game tickets on sale for the first time on Saturday, January 27, starting at 10 a.m., at pawsox.com, by phone at (401) 724-7300, and at the McCoy Stadium Box Office. For those fans who wish to visit in person on January 27, the PawSox will present a free F...
POLL: Majority OK With John Henry Selling Red Sox
1/18/18 via FenwayNation
Very early voting in our latest FenwayNation Poll shows that a majority of readers (53%) would not be all that broken-up over John Henry selling the Red Sox in a few years. As the chart shows, fully one-third (33%) say they'd be "somewhat happy" if the billionaire bailed on the team...
POLL: How Upset If John Henry Sold The Red Sox?
1/18/18 via FenwayNation
How 'broken-up' would you be if John Henry sold the Red Sox in the next few years? Devastated Mildly upset Somewhat happy Giddy   pollcode.com free polls ...

 

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