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AL MVP: Betts and Sale Finish in Top 10
11/18/17 via the joy of sox
Jose Altuve is the 2017 American League Most Valuable Player. He received 27 of 30 first-place votes from the Baseball Writers' Association of America . Mookie Betts finished sixth. He was listed as #4 on two ballots: Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times and Richard Griffin of the Toronto ...
JBJ enjoys offseason with daughter
11/18/17 via MLB Red Sox
JBJ enjoys offseason with daughter...
David Ortiz May Open Restaurant In Springfield, Mass.
11/17/17 via FenwayNation
(Shawn Costa Photo) During his appearance at a Springfield Thunderbirds hockey game, former Red Sox hero David Ortiz strongly hinted that he might be back in the Pioneer Valley a lot  in the future. The three-time World Series Champion stated that he might just open up ...
Watch Red Sox prospects in AFL championship
11/17/17 via MLB Red Sox
The two Arizona Fall League teams with the most prospect talent will meet Saturday for the championship when the Peoria Javelinas face the Mesa Solar Sox....
Sox AAA Team Could Be Named The "Att"-Sox Someday
11/17/17 via FenwayNation
(Boston Globe Photo) The very crafty Larry Lucchino seems to be playing off a number of new stadium sites for his AAA franchise ( currently known as the Pawtucket Red Sox). Yet another potential home has cropped up—just as new stadium proposals percolate in Pawtucket and Worce...
Fish Not Close To Stanton Deal, But Giants Are Closest
11/17/17 via FenwayNation
According to a report by USAToday 's Bob Nightengale , the Miami Marlins are not close to trading superstar Giancarlo Stanton — but , the San Francisco Giants have been the "most aggressive" in that pursuit. This begs the question of whether the Red Sox are even seriously in on the ...
Sox Target Santana Turns Down Tribe Qualifying Offer
11/17/17 via FenwayNation
(Getty Images) As expected, Cleveland 1B Carlos Santana turned down the Tribe's $17.4 million qualifying offer —clearing the path for the Red Sox (and other teams) to pursue the free agent. If Santana gets a contract worth more than $50 million (an absolute certainty ), then th...
MLB To Add 'Pace-Of-Play' Rules Even If Union Opposes
11/17/17 via FenwayNation
(AP Photo) Major League Baseball seems to be taking the whole pace-of-play issue seriously. While management is attempting to reach an accord on some of the new rules with the players' union— those rules will happen with or without union agreement . The potential new rules for 2018...
Yankee Shill Kay's 'Inside Source': Judge Will Win MVP
11/17/17 via FenwayNation
The 'Well-Sourced' Michael Kay If it wasn't for the the buffoonish John Sterling and the traitorous Suzyn Waldman , YES Network 's  Michael Kay would be the most annoying member of the Yankee broadcast crew. Kay may have inched ahead of the aforementioned Dyspeptic Duo...
Internet Baseball Writers Name Altuve & Stanton MVPs
11/16/17 via FenwayNation
(Getty Images) The Internet Baseball Writers Association of America (IBWAA) this afternoon announced the winners in its Most Valuable Player category, with the Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve winning the group’s American League award, and Giancarlo Stanton , of the Miami Marli...
Christian Vazquez Aiming For Number One Backstop Job
11/16/17 via FenwayNation
(Getty Images) According to 's Ian Browne , Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez is shooting for the #1 backstop gig in 2018 . After sharing catching duties last season with Sandy Leon , Vazquez wants to ramp up his games caught from 85 to over 100. Everyone knows his ...
Where In The Wide Red Sox World Is Rusney Castillo?
11/16/17 via FenwayNation
(Boston Globe Photo) With all the names bandied about this off-season, there hasn't been much mention of a player who once carried so much promise: Rusney Castillo . To refresh your memory, on August 23, 2014, the Red Sox signed the Cuban native to a seven year, $72.5 million co...
Vazquez targets top role behind the plate
11/16/17 via MLB Red Sox
Though Christian Vazquez thrived while sharing the Red Sox's catching duties with Sandy Leon in 2017, he has a clear mission heading into next season: Vazquez wants to be the main guy going forward....
Players' Union Throws Monkey Wrench Into Ohtani Deal
11/16/17 via FenwayNation
The Major League Baseball Players Association —the players' union to the rest of us—is throwing up a significant roadblock to any resolution of the posting process between MLB and Nippon Professional Baseball . The upshot of the obstruction is that two-way mega-star  Shohei Ohtani p...
Chris Sale’s Cy Young Defeat Spotlights Trend Of Late-Season Struggles
11/16/17 via Red Sox – CBS Boston
Chris Sale needs to fix his persistent second-half problems that ultimately lost him the Cy Young Award. ...
REPORT: Stanton 'Advisers' Pushing Trade To Red Sox
11/16/17 via FenwayNation
( He's baaaack! WJAR-TV (Providence, Rhode Island) sports guy Joe Kayata has a new twist on the Giancarlo Stanton Sweepstakes. He reports that while Stanton would prefer a move to the LA Dodgers, his "advisers" are pushing him to accept a dea...
Evil Ones Had Preliminary Talks With Marlins On Stanton
11/16/17 via FenwayNation
(C.M. Guerrero) Well, you knew it would happen sooner or later. Of the eight teams in on a possible trade for Giancarlo Stanton , The Bronx Embalmers are now identified as one of them . The Pinstriped Posers have already held preliminary talks with their old buddy Derek ...
POLL: Overwhelming Support For Pitch Clock In 2018
11/16/17 via FenwayNation
Voting in our latest FenwayNation Poll shows that almost four in five readers (78%) support the likely implementation of a pitch clock in MLB for the 2018 season. As the chart shows, about one reader in five (22%) opposes the pitch clock idea. You can still vote in the poll HERE ....
Sale finishes 2nd in AL Cy Young voting
11/15/17 via MLB Red Sox
The American League Cy Young Award proved to be elusive for Red Sox ace Chris Sale once again on Wednesday, as the dominant lefty finished second to Indians right-hander Corey Kluber....
Corey Kluber Wins Cy Young, Beating Out Red Sox Ace Chris Sale
11/15/17 via Red Sox – CBS Boston
Chris Sale will have to wait another year for a shot at his first Cy Young award. ...
Report: Stanton’s Reps ‘Pushing’ For Him To Accept Trade To Red Sox
11/15/17 via Red Sox – CBS Boston
A new report suggests that Giancarlo Stanton's advisers are "pushing" him to accept a trade to the Red Sox. ...
POLL: Favor Or Oppose An MLB Pitch Clock In 2018?
11/15/17 via FenwayNation
Do you favor or oppose a pitch clock in MLB for the 2018 season? Favor Oppose free polls ...
Pitch Clock Inches Closer To 2018 Implementation In MLB
11/15/17 via FenwayNation
Something happened at the MLB meetings in Florida today that has nothing to do with Giancarlo Stanton . We know, we know—that's very hard to believe. But in fact, MLB’s Chief Legal Officer Dan Halem told the press that a pitch clock could actually be in place in Major League Baseba...
Jeter's Management Style: 'If Phone Rings, It's Not Me'
11/15/17 via FenwayNation
If you had just taken over ownership of an MLB franchise with a highly sought-after mega-star, you'd probably want to talk to the dude, right? No, no, no! Not if you're a graduate of the Derek Jeter School Of Executive Leadership . According to 's  Mark Feinsand , Derek Je...
REPORT: Stanton 'Completely Open-Minded' On Trade
11/15/17 via FenwayNation
Welcome to the BizarroWorld of Giancarlo Stanton rumors. As you know, we've committed to vetting rumors so that only multiple sources make it through our "sieve". So, here goes: NBCSportsBoston (which we think used to be ComcastSportsNet NewEngland , but we're not really sure...


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