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Alex Cora: "If You Guys Thought Last Year Was Special, Wait Till This Year"
1/18/19 via the joy of sox
Alex Cora, after accepting the Manager of the Year award from the Boston chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America last night: If you guys thought last year was special, wait till this year. As Alex Speier of the Globe writes: And with that, the ballroom at the InterContinental Hote...
The Red Sox Catching Troika Will Likely Only Be A Duo By Opening Day 2019
1/18/19 via FenwayNation
(Getty Images) While the sluggish free-agent market has hampered Dave Dombrowski 's stated desire to trade one of his three catchers this off-season, he is still trying to peddle one of those backstops . Since none of the three can be considered "elite" behind the plate, the yo...
Yanks have been active, but don't sleep on Sox
1/18/19 via MLB Red Sox
Sometimes, the ebb and flow of the rivalry between the Red Sox and the Yankees is as predictable as, well, the tide. The Yankees make some kind of move in the offseason. And there is often a reaction in Boston that the sky is, once again, falling....
Red Sox Bullpen Woes Compounded By Continued Absence Of Carson Smith
1/18/19 via FenwayNation
(Getty Images) Just when you thought the Red Sox bullpen situation couldn't get any worse, we find out today that right-handed reliever Carson Smith will not be ready for the start of the 2019 season . Hey, what else is new with this guy? Smith underwent surgery on his shoulder ...
POLL: Majority See Kelly Getting Warmer Reception When LAD Visit Fenway
1/18/19 via FenwayNation
Very early voting in our latest FenwayNation Poll shows that a majority of readers (52%) think that  Joe Kelly (AKA Jim Buchanan ) will get a warmer reception from Red Sox fans than Dave Roberts —when The Denizens Of Chavez Ravine visit Fenway in July. As the chart shows, the ...
POLL: Who Will Get Warmer July Reception: Dave Roberts Or Joe Kelly?
1/18/19 via FenwayNation
In July, the Dodgers will visit Fenway Park for a three-game series (12th-14th). Who will get the warmer reception—Dave Roberts or Joe Kelly? Dave Roberts Joe Kelly (Both will get equally warm receptions)   pollcode.com free polls ...
Is Sox Honcho Dave Dombrowski Conceding Bullpen Wars To Evil Empire?
1/18/19 via FenwayNation
Incredibly, Red Sox President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski seems content to go into the 2019 season with a bullpen that pales against that of The Evil Ones — most prominently consisting of  Adam Ottavino , Aroldis Chapman , Dellin Betances , Chad Green and Zach Brit...
Pitch Clock Still Possible For 2019 Season—Not Curbs On Defensive Shifts
1/18/19 via FenwayNation
According to Sports Illustrated 's Tom Verducci , Major League Baseball is still seriously considering implementing a pitch clock for the 2019 season . Team owners, via the authority of Commissioner Rob Manfred , have the ability to unilaterally implement a pitch clock—without consult...
Red Sox Manager Alex Cora Is Waffling On Visiting White House In February
1/18/19 via FenwayNation
(Getty Images) Red Sox manager Alex Cora is re-thinking his personal attendance at the team's White House ceremony next month. Cora has been displeased with the government attempt to divert disaster-recovery funds for Puerto Rico to help fund a border wall with Mexico. As ...
30 best defensive prospects -- 1 for each team
1/18/19 via MLB Red Sox
Evaluating defense is still very much subjective, with metrics measuring fielding still imperfect. Still, each system has glovework that stands out more than others, and we considered many to present one best defender from each organization....
Casas among MLB's Top 10 1B prospects
1/18/19 via MLB Red Sox
First basemen don't usually draw a lot of acclaim as prospects, in large part because they tend to be less well-rounded players than those at other positions. When MLB Pipeline releases its new Top 100 next week, Minor League home run leader Peter Alonso will be the only first baseman who's not a tw...
Pedroia 'doing well' as running program begins
1/17/19 via MLB Red Sox
How are the early stages of Dustin Pedroia's running program going?...
Red Sox stay confident after Yankees' moves
1/17/19 via MLB Red Sox
Another potential closing target went away for the Red Sox on Thursday when Adam Ottavino signed with the rival Yankees, sources confirmed to MLB.com. With less than a month before Spring Training, this leaves the defending World Series champions with a loaded roster that lacks one thing: a proven c...
Massachusetts Governor Baker Files Bill To Legalize Sports Betting In State
1/17/19 via FenwayNation
It looks as if Massachusetts will be joining the growing number of states looking to "cash-in" on the sports betting market. Governor Charlie Baker will file legislation to legalize sports betting in the Commonwealth . Touted as "An Act To Establish Sports Wagering in the Commonwealth"&nbs...
Evil Empire Signs Adam Ottavino, High Urgency For Red Sox to Sign Kimbrel
1/17/19 via FenwayNation
According to multiple reports, The Bronx Embalmers have signed relief pitcher Adam Ottavino to a three-year, $27 million contract . The former Northeastern University Husky was rumored to be high on the list of Dave Dombrowski as a partial replacement for Craig Kimbrel . Now, it appears...
What's In A Name? Melvin Upton Is Now B.J. Upton Once Again For 2019
1/17/19 via FenwayNation
(Getty Images) Somehow, this is comforting news. The Player Formerly Known As B.J. Upton (and Melvin Upton since the switch) will now be  B.J. Upton again . In case you didn't know, the original reason for the "B.J." nickname was to avoid confusion with the player'...
The Red Sox Will Pay An Early Visit To The White House On February 15th
1/17/19 via FenwayNation
The 2018 World Series Champion Red Sox will visit the White House on February 15th —an atypically early visit. Generally, the team has made the White House visit during the regular season—usually when the team makes its first trip to Baltimore. Red Sox President Sam Kennedy offered the f...
Inbox: Should Red Sox improve behind the dish?
1/17/19 via MLB Red Sox
Do the Red Sox feel they need to upgrade the offensive production from their catching position? Vazquez (.207 average) and Leon (.177) combined for eight home runs and 38 RBIs last year. It seems tough to be able to compete (again) in the American League East with that production....
Billy McMillon Named Pawsox Manager for 2019
1/16/19 via Pawtucket Red Sox News List
This past December 7th, the Pawtucket Red Sox and the Boston Red Sox announced that Billy McMillon had been named as the new PawSox manager for the 2019 season. Red Sox Vice President of Player Development Ben Crockett made the announcement....
First Spring Training workout dates for all clubs
1/16/19 via MLB Red Sox
Major League Baseball has revealed the first Spring Training workout dates for pitchers and catchers and those for the full squads for all 30 clubs. MLB also announced game times for all Cactus and Grapefruit League action in February and March....
Sox to be honored at White House on Feb. 15
1/16/19 via MLB Red Sox
It will be an eventful first few days of Spring Training for the Red Sox, as the club is expected to make a trip to the White House on Feb. 15, just two days after the first pitchers and catchers workout....
Top prospect Chavis eager to return to Sox camp
1/16/19 via MLB Red Sox
The loss of what he loves to do the most lingered with Red Sox prospect Michael Chavis for all three months of his 80-game suspension to start last season. That's why nobody is more excited to get to Spring Training than the power-hitting infielder....
Will Red Sox Eat Cold "Hamberders" At White House On February 15?
1/16/19 via the joy of sox
The Red Sox - winners of the 2018 World Series - will visit the White House on Friday, February 15. The one sure thing about this visit is that Mookie Betts, David Price, Alex Cora, and everyone else associated with the Red Sox (including those from various "shithole" countries) will be shunted to ...
Sea Dogs, Red Sox extend affiliation agreement
1/15/19 via Portland Sea Dogs News List
Portland, Maine- The Portland Sea Dogs and Boston Red Sox today announced the extension of their Player Development Contract (PDC) for an additional two years. With the extension, the Red Sox will continue to have a Double-A Eastern League affiliate in Portland through 2022....
Each team's lineup if season started today
1/15/19 via MLB Red Sox
We're less than a month away from Spring Training, so it's a good time to project what each club's Opening Day lineup will look like, or at least what it would look like if the season started today....

 

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