What’s to be expected out of Mookie Betts? If you’re an avid Baseball Prospectus-er, like I am, you have probably seen their projections for Betts and the rest of the Boston Red Sox in 2015. Surprisingly, or perhaps not, PECOTA has Betts projected to slash .285/.358/.415 in 2015, across just shy of 300 plate appearances […]
Of all the players Red Sox fans have had to worry about in recent seasons, Dustin Pedroia has been near the bottom of the list. The diminutive second baseman has long been one of the best players at his position in baseball, and except for an injury-plagued 2010 campaign, Pedroia has compiled at least four […]
While the snow is still covering the ground in Boston, just three days separate us from the start of the Red Sox first game of the spring. The Red Sox can officially put their 2014 last place finish behind them, and rinse the bad taste out of their mouths on Tuesday with their annual split-squad […]
5 reasons to love this talented prospect joining the Red Sox farm system.
With all heads accounted for, the Red Sox ran through their first full-squad workout of the spring on Wednesday. Between some light work in the cage, Red Sox slugger David Ortiz spent his first full day in Fort Myers making the rounds with the Boston media. Perhaps Big Papi’s most unique comments came after he […]
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The Red Sox clearly weren’t suffering a weekend hangover, as they agreed to a $31.5 million deal with Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada, early Monday morning. On top of the money owed to the 19-year old, Boston will need to pay an additional $31.5 million in international tax penalties. The Red Sox certainly weren’t alone in […]
The good news keeps on coming in for the Boston Red Sox, as they announced this morning that the team signed 19-year-old Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada, with the deal reportedly in the $30 million range. Per SB Nation, Moncada is considered one of the top-15 or so prospects in baseball according to Jim Callis of MLB.com […]
While most of the Red Sox roster looks to be in order, there are still some questions that will need to be addressed as spring training gets underway. Perhaps the most interesting conundrum facing the team right now is their outfield depth. While Hanley Ramirez is a lock in left field, center and right are […]
The Red Sox have a renewed roster and a renewed energy for their attempt at another World Series championship, which they won just two seasons ago. When it became apparent that contending in 2014 was unrealistic, the Boston Red Sox reloaded for 2015, but had to make some tough decisions along the way. Pending free […]
Why having two young catchers is a great ‘problem’ for the Red Sox.
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 […]
Wednesday marked the official report date for pitchers and catchers to check in at their respective spring training camps. The Red Sox, however, already had most of their roster accounted for well before the mandatory arrival time. While no baseball action outside of bullpen sessions and light catches will take place for another few weeks, […]
Consistency isn’t a word I would use to describe the Red Sox over the past few years, and although the club is but one season removed from a World Series title, the Red Sox enter 2015 with more to prove than that might normally suggest. A successful October is always worth cherishing, but when it […]
Pablo Sandoval wasn’t doing his public image any good when he decided to arrive at JetBlue Park on Fat Tuesday, of all days. And after taking the field in his new Red Sox garb, the pictures that ensued breed discussion of the 28-year old’s weight — which predictably included fat jokes. Now, fat jokes can […]