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POLL: Deadlock! Readers Are Divided On Who Is First-Half Red Sox MVP
7/18/18 via FenwayNation
Very early voting in our latest FenwayNation Poll shows that readers are exactly divided on who should be considered the first-half MVP for the Red Sox. As the chart shows, 50% say Mookie Betts should be the MVP at the break, while the other 50% think the honor should go to J.D. Martin...
Shawaryn six strong innings, 'Dogs win 2-1
7/18/18 via Portland Sea Dogs News List
The Portland Sea Dogs (38-57) earned a split of a four-game series with the Binghamton Rumble Ponies (45-5) with a 2-1 victory on Wednesday afternoon at NYSEG Stadium. Portland's last four wins are one-run victories. M....
PawSox Game Notes: July 18
7/18/18 via Pawtucket Red Sox News List
Last Minute "Snag" In Machado Trade Is Medicals On Prospects Going To O's
7/18/18 via FenwayNation
A last minute hitch has apparently developed in the seemingly "done" deal sending Manny Machado from the Orioles to the Dodgers. Multiple reports suggest that the "snag" is with regard to possible physical problems with one or more of the 3-5 prospects being sent from Chavez Ravine to Or...
POLL: Who Is This Year's First-Half Red Sox MVP?
7/18/18 via FenwayNation
Who is this year's first-half Red Sox MVP? Andrew Benintendi Mookie Betts Xander Bogaerts Craig Kimbrel J.D. Martinez Mitch Moreland Chris Sale OTHER [specify in comments section] free polls ...
National Hot Dog Day Again Dawns Across America, Celebrate Appropriately
7/18/18 via FenwayNation
Few national "mini" holidays resonate so completely with Americans as National Hot Dog Day —which happens today, July 18th. Deals abound, like the $1 'Big Bite' dogs at 7Eleven. Unfortunately, there are no MLB games played today, so one of the nation's most popular wiener venues is unavailab...
Here's what Red Sox need after bullish 1st half
7/18/18 via MLB Red Sox
Backed by a pair of superstar hitters (Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez) and an ace at the height of his powers (Chris Sale), the Red Sox are feeling pretty good about the stretch run....
Dodgers Will Send Five Minor-Leaguers To The Orioles For Manny Machado
7/18/18 via FenwayNation
(Getty Images) It's pretty much a 100% done deal —one that will likely be announced at some point today. Multiple reports point to the Orioles trading away All-Star shortstop Manny Machado to the Los Angeles Dodgers for five minor-league prospects. The group of five is likely to...
Cup of Coffee: Dedgar Jimenez stifles Rumble Ponies
7/18/18 via SoxProspects News
7/18 Cup of Coffee: While former Red Sox prospect Mookie Betts was leading off the All-Star game and onetime Boston draftee Alex Bregman was taking home MVP honors, it was business as usual on the farm. Dedgar Jimenez  ( pictured ) dominated as Portland participated in a pair of pitc...
On record-setting night, AL outslugs NL
7/18/18 via MLB Red Sox
The ball wasn't flying out of Nationals Park quite as frequently as it did during Bryce Harper's heroic hometown homer binge a night earlier, but it was flying all the same in a dinger-driven, record-breaking 89th All-Star Game presented by Mastercard on Tuesday night....
At ASG, Sale reaches speed unseen since '10
7/18/18 via MLB Red Sox
With one pitch, Chris Sale made it pretty clear he was excited for Tuesday's All-Star Game presented by Mastercard. With a man on second and two outs in the first inning, the lanky lefty induced a flyout to center field from Freddie Freeman on a fastball clocked at 100.7 mph -- the fastest pitch he'...
PawSox Rally in Eighth, Fall to Charlotte in 11 Innings
7/18/18 via Pawtucket Red Sox News List
After they rallied back late in the ballgame for the second night in a row, the Pawtucket Red Sox fell to the Charlotte Knights, 6-5, in walk-off fashion in 11 innings Tuesday night at BB&T Ballpark....
Betts wore red, white and blue eye black
7/18/18 via MLB Red Sox
Betts wore red, white and blue eye black...
Red Sox quintet shows unity at All-Star festivities
7/17/18 via MLB Red Sox
The quintet of All-Stars the Red Sox brought to Washington was befitting a team that set a record for wins at the All-Star break. With a 68-30 record, the Sox hold a 4 1/2-game lead over the Yankees in the American League East -- their largest lead at the break since the World Series-winning season ...
PawSox Game Notes: July 17
7/17/18 via Pawtucket Red Sox News List
REPORT: L.A. Dodgers Are Now Most Likely To Get Manny Machado Rental
7/17/18 via FenwayNation
UPDATE: Machado To Dodgers is 'happening'. It's probably only for a two-month rental, but it appears that the Los Angeles Dodgers are about to consummate a deal for Orioles shortstop Manny Machado . According to USATodaySports , the deal in not final, but barring a last-minute snafu, ...
At The Break: The Red Sox Are Poised For Historic Achievements In 2018
7/17/18 via FenwayNation
The Red Sox at the All-Star Break are enjoying some historic records. Here are a few examples: • The most wins (68) by any team ever before the break; • For the first time in Red Sox history, the team has four starters with at least 10 wins. • The Red Sox have three sepa...
Baltimore's Manny Machado Likely Traded Somewhere By Tomorrow Night
7/17/18 via FenwayNation
(Getty Images) UPDATE: Olney—deal in place, destination unknown .   Multiple reports indicate that Orioles shortstop Manny Machado will likely be dealt to another team before the end of the MLB All-Star Break . The All-Star Game itself takes place tonight, with r...
Interesting Baseball Facts From The Last Week Or So
7/17/18 via the joy of sox
July 7 Wil Myers of the Padres hit three home runs in a 15-run loss ( Diamondbacks 20, Padres 5 ), a new record for the largest loss by a player who hit three homers in a game. The previous record was set 124 years ago, when Jake Manning hit three homers on October 9, 1884, but he and the Phillie...
REPORT: J.D. Martinez "Open" To Restructuring Deal Long-Term With Red Sox
7/17/18 via FenwayNation
(Getty Images) As reported by Chris Cotillo of , J.D. Martinez is "open" to re-structuring his deal with the Red Sox—which currently has opt-outs after next season, and the two seasons that follow that. When asked about whether he's considering canceling the opt-o...
Holt & Bogie Drive In Two Apiece As Sox Enter Break With Best Record In MLB
7/17/18 via FenwayNation
(Getty Images) Xander Bogaerts launched a solo home run in the next at-at after his walk-off grand slam on Saturday, helping Boston take three of four from the blue Jays, 5-2. The X-Man drove in two, as did Brock Holt , as the Red Sox finished off their best first-half since 1...
240 Players Pick Most Intimidating, Underrated, Overrated; Give Opinions On Pitch Clock, DH
7/17/18 via the joy of sox
The Athletic : We had​ our beat writers ask as​ many​ players as​ they​ could —​ more than​ 240​ in total​​ — about the best players in the game, managers they would and would not want to play for, their favorite and least favorite cities to visit, and what changes they want to see MLB make. Befo...
Cup of Coffee: PawSox pull off comeback; Dalbec can't be stopped
7/17/18 via SoxProspects News
7/17 Cup of Coffee:   Aneury Tavarez tapped into some late-game heroics for Pawtucket,  Bobby Dalbec stayed red hot with Salem, and Greenville wasted a fine outing from Kutter Crawford while an undrafted right-hander and an international free agent both tallied wins at the l...
PawSox Stun Charlotte With Three-Run Ninth Inning
7/17/18 via Pawtucket Red Sox News List
Down to their final strike and down by a run in the ninth inning, the Pawtucket Red Sox promptly plated three runs to stun the Charlotte Knights, 8-6, on Monday night in the series opener at BB&T Ballpark....
Please Ignore Any And All References To "Most Wins Before The All-Star Break" Factoids
7/16/18 via the joy of sox
Progressive thought has made significant strides into the world of major league baseball, but it still seems like logic and common sense is fighting a losing battle. So many writers and announcers regurgitate worthless factoids, see causation where none exists, and put unwarranted faith in small sa...


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