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Thursday Links: Hamels wants out of Philly, Sox ear’s perk up

Another uneventful day on at Fort Myers has come and gone… The writing was already on the wall, Phillies ace Cole Hamels just read it aloud. The veteran southpaw acknowledged the uphill climb that faces Philadelphia this season, and didn’t shy away from a possible trade. Hamels, who’s current no trade clause features the Red […]

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Wednesday Links: More and more Red Sox arriving at Fort Myers

With little over a week until the official report date for pitchers and catchers to Fort Myers, the Red Sox have already seen a plethora of players make the early trip down. Red Sox newcomers Justin Masterson, Rick Porcello, and Anthony Varvaro have all been spotted at the Red Sox complex. Fellow hurlers Clay Buchholz, […]

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Friday Links: Baseball things are happening

The boys of summer are starting to head down to Fort Myers, and actual baseball things are happening for the first time since October. While the cold might still be lingering in the northeast, only 66 short day separate Red Sox Nation from the baseball season, which alone should be enough to warm you up. […]

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Friday Links: A deal for Tyler Clippard would make sense for Sox

In an appearance on 93.7 WEEI on Thursday, Red Sox manager John Farrell admitted that the team is still on the hunt to add a strikeout throwing reliever before the offseason is out. This doesn’t come as a surprise at all, considering the Red Sox finished the 2014 season with a league average 21% strikeout […]

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Friday Links: What could happen with the two spots “left” in the Sox pen

The bullpen will probably be the last area of the roster that Red Sox General Manager Ben Cherington adds to this offseason. The team currently employes five arms that one can consider shoe-in’s for the 2015 relief core, which leave two more spots up for grabs. The third year GM has acknowledged the teams plethora […]

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Thursday Links: New year brings clean slate for Red Sox

Welcome to 2015, a year Red Sox fans in particular are happy to welcome in. After an abysmal 2014 season in which the team followed up their worst-to-first campaign with a return to worst, the Red Sox have made large strides this winter in ensuring a improved product in the new year. Boston’s lineup will […]

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Monday Links: Checking in on AL East rivals; Baltimore Orioles edition

It’s been a pretty quiet offseason for the defending American League East champions so far this winter. The Baltimore Orioles, who finished the 2014 season with a 96-66 record, have done more subtracting than adding, as the team has watched Nelson Cruz and Nick Markakis find new homes. After signing a one year contract last […]

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Thursday Links: Clearing the outfield logjam

Before the first pitch is thrown at JetBlue Park in March of 2015, the Boston Red Sox will need to figure out how their outfield will align. While Boston’s image for next year became clearer after last weeks Yoenis Cespedes-for-Rick Porcello swap, the team still needs to trim the fat in the outfield. By all […]

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Monday Links: Free Agency Eve

As soon as the clock strikes 12:01 tonight, Major League free agents will be able to sign with whichever team they would like. While MLB free agency is typically a long and drawn out process that takes close to three months to completely flesh out, early offseason signings aren’t all that crazy to come across. […]

Thursday Links: Rusney, Rusney, Rusney

After about a month of waiting, Red Sox fans finally got their first look at Rusney Castillo on Wednesday. The 27-year old Cuban defector assumed the seventh spot in the Red Sox order, and manned center field in his first big league game. After playing in three championships on his rise through the Red Sox […]

Thurdsay Links: Workman pounded as O’s sweep Sox

For the third straight day the Red Sox lost to the Orioles, as Baltimore completed their three game sweep of Boston. After breezing through his first two innings, Red Sox starter Brandon Workman endured a six run third inning, and was promptly knocked out of the game. The 24-year old allowed six runs on six […]

Monday Links: Weekend Spoilers

With the Red Sox well out of contention in the American League playoff standings, Boston welcomed in Wild Card hopefuls, the Toronto Blue Jays over the weekend. Embracing their role as spoilers, the Red Sox took 2 of 3 games in the weekend series, and kept the Jays 5 games back of a Wild Card […]

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