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Postby MattyB » Mon Jan 02, 2017 6:04 am

Red Sox have few candidates to fill David Ortiz’ leadership role

A new year, a new team.

And while former Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington’s fingerprints remain, it’s getting more and more difficult to see resemblances of the last great Red Sox team: the 2013 World Series champions.

The only three players left? Dustin Pedroia, who led the 2013 team with 6.3 WAR, according to Baseball-Reference, Xander Bogaerts, who, legally, had to keep his distance from the champagne baths during the AL East title celebration that September (he didn’t turn 21 until October), and Brandon Workman, who earned manager John Farrell’s trust that postseason but has barely pitched for the Red Sox since.

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Postby MattyB » Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:29 am

Rodriguez appears OK but Red Sox pitcher needs stateside follow-up

Eduardo Rodriguez’ right knee injury, suffered in a mound slip during winter ball in Venezuela, doesn’t seem to have the Red Sox overly worried.

Once a visa issue is resolved, the left-hander is expected to come to the United States to be further examined.

“Sometime in the next couple weeks, before the (team’s annual) winter weekend, he’ll be here and we’ll get copies of all the tests that have been done there, which have already been seen,” Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said of Rodriguez. “But (we’ll) get ’em in our hands and get a chance to visit with him at that point.”

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Postby MattyB » Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:31 am

Silverman: How Red Sox compare to others in AL East

One month ago, right after Dave Dombrowski stunned baseball by trading away two of the top prospects in the game for Chris Sale, one rival general manager cast a new and different light on the wisdom of the Red Sox sacrificing their future for the present.

At the very least, Dombrowski deserved credit for good timing.

“Look, you can argue that he gave up too much for Sale or you can love the move but one thing you can’t deny is that he picked the right time to do it,” the GM said. “Because the rest of the American League is down right now. And they’re trying to win now.”

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Postby MattyB » Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:24 am

Hall voting shows softened stance

With nearly half of the Hall of Fame ballots accounted for by Friday afternoon, Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds both have seen surges in voting in their fifth year. Bonds was at 64 percent (up from 44.3 percent last year) and Clemens at 63.5 percent (up from 45.2 percent). That’s still short of the required 75 percent for induction, but there seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel.

Based on weekend projections, Tim Raines (91.4 percent), Jeff Bagwell (90.9), and Ivan Rodriguez (79.7) will qualify. On the cusp were Vladimir Guerrero at 74.6 and Trevor Hoffman at 73.1. Edgar Martinez was at 66.5, Mike Mussina at 60.9, and Curt Schilling, clearly hurt by his controversial post-career comments, at 52.3.

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Postby MattyB » Mon Jan 30, 2017 5:43 am

SALE APPRECIATIVE, BUT NOT FAZED BY RED SOX FAN BASE

It’s no secret Chris Sale has been the number one topic of discussion in the Red Sox offseason, aside from everyone making a case why David Ortiz should or will come back -- it’s not happening by the way.

Now Sale’s pitched in Boston before -- sporting a 3.63 ERA with 23 punch-outs through 22 1/3 innings -- so he has an idea of what he’s in for.

“Last year was nothing that I didn’t expect,” Price said when asked if he’d warned Sale about what he was getting into. “I’ve probably spent more time in Boston than he has in his career, being that I was in Tampa for so long and in the same division. But you see it from the other side you see the passion.

“You get to know what it’s about. (As a visitor) when (the Red Sox) are going good, you’re like, ‘We need to get out of here, this is not a place that is gonna easy to win in right now.’”

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Postby MattyB » Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:23 am

Rotation hit by injury issues early in spring

FORT MYERS — The Red Sox may not have the kind of competition for the fourth and fifth spots in their starting rotation that was originally expected.

Instead of watching Drew Pomeranz, Eduardo Rodriguez and Steven Wright battle it out on the mound, the Sox may have to let this fight take place in the trainer’s room.

On his first day of speaking to reporters from JetBlue Park, with pitchers and catchers officially arriving today, manager John Farrell said that neither Wright nor Pomeranz is expected to throw off a mound for at least a week.

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Postby MattyB » Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:18 am

Red Sox aren’t likely to trade Brock Holt

How valuable is the super-utility player in this day of pitching-heavy rosters and taxing travel and schedules?

Very valuable.

Which is why players such as Brock Holt, Javier Baez, Ben Zobrist, Sean Rodriguez, Matt Carpenter, Enrique Hernandez, and others are like gold to teams, especially if a.) they can play well enough to stay in the lineup on a prolonged basis and b.) they can field multiple positions well enough so there isn’t a noticeable drop-off.

Holt is in demand, but the Red Sox have not bit on trade proposals.

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