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Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Feb 25, 2015 10:15 am

Fight for CF job looks like a three-for-all

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Unless you’re a pitcher, it’s uncommon these days to see actual competition for a starting spot in Red Sox camp. Unless you believe the Sox seriously considered starting rookie Jose Iglesias at short in 2012 over Mike Aviles, the last genuine position battle came in 2008, when incumbent center fielder Coco Crisp was challenged by rookie Jacoby Ellsbury, the sensation of the previous fall’s postseason...

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Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Feb 25, 2015 10:16 am

John W. Henry: 'Have to be bold'

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- It's an audacious statement by the owner of a baseball team that has won three World Series since he and his partners took over the club in 2002. "I think we're as strong throughout the organization as we've ever been," said John W. Henry, principal owner of the Boston Red Sox, in meeting Tuesday with the media, as he customarily does early in spring training. In case you weren't paying attention, Henry offered a variation on the same theme minutes later...

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Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:20 am

Ortiz invokes Brady when asked about retiring

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Red Sox slugger David Ortiz invoked the name of another New England sports icon when asked how much longer he expects to play.

“People asked the same question of Tom Brady last year,’’ he said, referring to the Patriots quarterback. “Now what? I bet you want him to be your quarterback once again. All the trash people were talking about him, this and that bro, I was listening to that in the Dominican. We barely watch football over there. But I watched the Super Bowl. I was like, ‘Man, they’re not going to learn in Boston.’
We are like wine. Remember that.”

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Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:21 am

Pedroia, Schilling Clear The Air

Dustin Pedroia and Curt Schilling look back on the time they spent together with the Red Sox.
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Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:21 am

With so many new faces, Sox start 'at square one'

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The big-splash acquisitions have gotten the headlines -- the $183 million in guaranteed money given to Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval, along with the acquisition of three new starting pitchers -- but hype doesn’t win games. Nothing can be left to chance. Not after the last-place disaster of last season. Not with 28 new players in camp. When the Red Sox staged their first full-squad workout on Wednesday, they got down to basics. The first drill at 10:15 on Field 4? The corner infielders working on bunt plays. “We started right back at square one with our bunt defenses,” manager John Farrell said. “I’m not taking anything for granted with so many new faces here. We started from square one, and we’ll go from there." ..

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Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:23 am

Lucchino: No 'palace intrigue to report'

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Red Sox CEO Larry Lucchino said there was no “palace intrigue” involved in what he described as an “evolving role” for Fenway Sports Group president Mike Gordon in the team’s power structure, one that he insisted has no bearing on his role.

Red Sox chairman Tom Werner, echoing the comments of principal owner John W. Henry the day before, also said that Lucchino’s place in the pecking order remains the same as always, calling it a “mistake” that a masthead on the team’s website listed Gordon above Lucchino. The team’s media guide will list the top three names as unchanged, even though FSG is the parent company of the Red Sox and Gordon is the second-biggest shareholder in the team, behind...

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Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:24 am

Red Sox: Spring Training Player To Watch
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Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:24 am

A feel-good opening day at Fenway South

ORT MYERS, Fla. -- The day dawned under a blanket of ominous gray. The sun would ultimately break through, but even if it hadn’t, there would be something transcendent about this day at Fenway South.

It's not every day that a woman dresses up in a baseball uniform and ends up getting tips on nail polish and manicures from a knuckleballing pitcher. It's not every day that a fan flies 2,708 miles just to see a Panda Bear. It's not every day that Dustin Pedroia answers questions from two distinguished Marines who want to know about that scar on his right arm. And it sure isn't every day that The Spaceman touches down.

Outside the clubhouse, just after 9 a.m. on the first day of full-squad workouts for the Boston Red Sox, Staff Sgt. David Foraker and Sgt. Ron Michael Abeleda stood tall in their freshly pressed dress Marine uniforms. Their visit, which included meeting Pedroia and Mike Napoli, was sponsored by the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital's Home Base Program, dedicated to serving veterans coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan who are experiencing signs of combat stress or traumatic brain injury.

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Postby Tom Nolette » Sat Feb 28, 2015 8:55 am

Takeaways from Fort: Day 1 of live BP

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Takeaways from Day Seven of Red Sox camp:

New rules, no problem: Manager John Farrell indicated Thursday that he doesn't expect the new pace-of-play rules to be a major issue for David Ortiz, despite the spirited objections the slugger expressed the day before.

“I think he’ll adhere to the rules," Farrell said. “Any time we’re going through some subtle changes or some adjustments, the pace of game or replay, there’s going to be some growing pains. We fully anticipate that. I think it’s important we all give this a chance to come to fruition a little bit, see how it may or may not affect the flow of the game or an individual routine. I think that’s what’s important here. There’s a personal routine at the plate and on the mound that is part of the natural flow of the game. Some might consider that slow. I think that’s important that it’s preserved. That’s what puts a player in the right frame of mind to execute what he’s trying to get done.

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Postby Tom Nolette » Sat Feb 28, 2015 8:57 am

Takeaways from the Fort: Baserunning in focus

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Takeaways from Day 8 of Red Sox camp at the Fort:
The Sox worked on situational base-running drills Friday morning, a spirited exercise conducted by third-base coach Brian Butterfield in which he would bark out a situation – “one out, need to score from first” -- and the base-runners would react to wherever minor-league coach Chad Epperson would hit the ball. Besides seeing Dustin Pedroia running like it was a game in September, the drill had its share of humor: watching guys like David Ortiz, Pablo Sandoval and Xander Bogaerts when they were the base-runners going to first base, seeing the ball caught, and reacting as if they were the ones who had made an out. Ortiz, in particular, gave the crowd a laugh when he raised his arms as if the ball was leaving the park, then shouting, “Damn” when it was caught.

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