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Rusney Castillo is Already Familiar with New MLB Rule
February 27th, 2015 at 4:05 PM
We already know that David Ortiz is unhappy with Major League Baseball's new rules that prohibit hitters from stepping out of the batter's box, but perhaps getting some insight from one of his teammates would help settle his concerns. Rusney Castillo is already familiar with this rule from his time...

David Ortiz Remains Motivated to Help the Boston Red Sox Win
February 25th, 2015 at 3:13 PM
David Ortiz doesn't want to think about his legacy because that would mean he's thinking about retiring. That's the furthest thing from his mind, as the 39-year old DH prepares for the upcoming season. A fired up Ortiz arrived to spring training as motivated as ever to help the Boston...

A Few Questions About Yoan Moncada – Part 2
February 24th, 2015 at 2:25 PM
We're splitting our exploration of the questions surrounding the Boston Red Sox signing of Cuban prospect Yoan Moncada into two parts. Why? Because there are so many questions! Plus, let's be honest, we get more page views that way. Just as the Red Sox had to pay double the $31.5...

Pablo Sandoval Working on His Right-handed Swing
February 18th, 2015 at 1:07 PM
Pablo Sandoval enters his first spring training as a member of the Boston Red Sox with one goal in mind - improving from the right side of the plate. ***PHOTO1*** The switch-hitting third baseman is a career .304 hitter with an .850 OPS against right-handed pitching, but when he switches to the...

Mookie Betts Projects to Be the Best Player for the Boston Red Sox in 2015
February 10th, 2015 at 2:22 PM
When making predictions about which players will be the most valuable to a team before the season starts, you typically focus on veterans with proven track records. The household names that are already beaming with star power. They may already be carrying some hardware from their previous accomplishments or even...

What If Bill Belichick Ran the Boston Red Sox?
January 31st, 2015 at 4:00 PM
Super Bowl weekend is upon us, with the New England Patriots set to take on the defending champion Seattle Seahawks on the game's biggest stage. The Patriots are seeking their fourth championship in franchise history, all of which have come under the leadership of one man - Bill Belichick. ***PHOTO1*** Winning championships...

Rob Manfred Wants to Eliminate Defensive Shifts
January 26th, 2015 at 7:31 PM
Baseball has evolved over the years through various periods that have seen offensive production rise and fall. We've had the deadball era all the way through to the steroid era, with several peaks and valleys in between. As Major League Baseball has worked hard to try to clean up the...

Should Dustin Pedroia Be the Boston Red Sox Captain?
January 24th, 2015 at 12:58 PM
The Boston Red Sox roster has seen an infusion of youth since the start of last season, but there are still several respected veterans that remain with the team. Among them is Dustin Pedroia, who exemplifies all the qualities of a leader in the clubhouse with his passion and work...

David Ortiz Wins Twitter Bet with Adam Jones
January 12th, 2015 at 11:20 AM
Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones issued a challenge and David Ortiz accepted. When the New England Patriots completed their thrilling comeback victory over the Baltimore Ravens over the weekend it meant Jones had to pay up. ***PHOTO1*** Jones spent Saturday morning using Twitter to try to coax a Boston rival into wagering...

Will David Ortiz Make It into the Hall of Fame?
January 9th, 2015 at 3:07 PM
The Hall of Fame has been the theme of the week, as four new candidates were elected to be enshrined. That group bound for Cooperstown included former Boston Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez, which makes this an ideal time to consider whether any current Red Sox players could be bound...

As Offense Around the League Declines, Boston Red Sox Load up on Bats
January 3rd, 2015 at 1:09 PM
When the offseason began most of us viewed finding an ace pitcher to anchor the rotation as the top priority for the Boston Red Sox. Instead, the team assembled a collection of middle of the rotation starters and spent most of their free agent dollars on hitters. Counting the signing...

Boston Red Sox New Year’s Resolutions
December 30th, 2014 at 1:31 PM
This is the time of year that people tend to start setting goals for themselves to achieve in the upcoming year. For most of us these goals include going to the gym, eating healthier or spending more time with the family instead of watching sports. Sure, like that will ever...

Boston Red Sox Holiday Wish List
December 22nd, 2014 at 3:56 PM
The holiday season is upon us, with Christmas only days away. Like many of us, the Boston Red Sox have already done most of their shopping by signing two of the highest profile bats on the free agent market, collecting a trio of starting pitchers and bolstering their bullpen. That's...

Jon Lester Takes David Ortiz’s Number 34 with Him to Chicago
December 16th, 2014 at 4:18 PM
Jon Lester will be pitching for the Chicago Cubs next season, but he's taking a small token from his time with the Boston Red Sox with him - David Ortiz's number 34. The Cubs held a press conference yesterday to introduce their new ace and reveal the jersey that he...

David Ortiz Says Boston Red Sox Need to “Step up” to Sign Jon Lester
December 5th, 2014 at 3:42 PM
Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz has a message for his bosses in regards to their pursuit of free agent pitcher Jon Lester - step up. ***PHOTO1*** Ortiz stated his case for why his team needs to bring back their former ace when he spoke to reporters at his charity golf tournament...

Boston Red Sox Officially Announce Signing of Pablo Sandoval
November 25th, 2014 at 2:36 PM
The Boston Red Sox held a press conference at Fenway Park this afternoon to officially announce the signing of third baseman Pablo Sandoval to a 5-year, $95 million deal that includes a team option for an additional year worth $17 million. ***PHOTO1*** Upgrading at third base was one of Boston's primary goals...

Boston Red Sox Keys to the Off-Season: Fixing the Power Outage
October 24th, 2014 at 2:45 PM
This week we will examine the five biggest keys to the off-season, as the Boston Red Sox look to form a roster capable of rebounding back to contention in 2015. Fixing the Power Outage ***PHOTO1*** The Red Sox have been known as an offensive powerhouse in recent years, but that was far from...

Ten Years Ago Today, a Stolen Base Changed History for the Boston Red Sox
October 17th, 2014 at 4:17 PM
October 17, 2004. The Boston Red Sox trailed the New York Yankees three games to none in the American League Championship Series with legendary closer Mariano Rivera on the mound, ready to slam the door shut on the Red Sox season. That's the moment when franchise history was forever changed. It's...

Boston Red Sox Report Card: Yoenis Cespedes
October 10th, 2014 at 12:18 PM
During the off-season we'll be taking a look back at key members of the Boston Red Sox roster to grade their performance from the 2014 season. Yoenis Cespedes Grade: B ***PHOTO1*** Cespedes was acquired from the Oakland A's at the trade deadline in the Jon Lester trade to give a boost to the offensively...

Boston Red Sox Report Card: David Ortiz
October 2nd, 2014 at 8:41 AM
During the off-season we'll be taking a look back at key members of the Boston Red Sox roster to grade their performance from the 2014 season. David Ortiz Grade: A- ***PHOTO1*** Another season, another year of David Ortiz blasting 30+ home runs and driving in 100+ RBIs. In fact, it was the 8th year...