The Boston Red Sox had trouble with health as well as a lack of power and average in the outfield in 2014, but the additions of Hanley Ramirez, a healthy Shane Victorino and even the Cuban Rusney Castillo should be an upgrade of the minor leaguers and bench players the Red Sox had for most of last season. Sure, the trade of Yoenis Cespedes hurts the pop a bit, but it should should be an intriguing outfield to watch in spring training.
Left Field: Hanley Ramirez, Daniel Nava
Ramirez will see the bulk of the playing time in left, but Nava should be able to sneak a start here and there against a tough right-handed starter. Continue reading Red Sox 2015 Preview: Ramirez, Victorino, Betts, Castillo, Nava »
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It had been 86 years between World Series titles when the Boston Red Sox finally won in 2004. It has been 20 years longer (and counting?) for the Chicago Cubs, and former Red Sox GM Theo Epstein is trying to recreate the formula that led him to that drought-ending title a little over 10 years ago in Boston.
Apparently, he’s going about it quite literally, as the Cubs have hired former Red Sox Manny Ramirez and Kevin Youkilis, who both played on the 2004 World Series Champion Red Sox, as consultants. Get the band back together, Theo!
Continue reading Cubs Hire Manny, Youkilis to Try to Become ’04 Red Sox…Literally »
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The Boston Red Sox starting rotation lacks the star power that the 2015 lineup bolsters, but it does provide a sort of lack of depth that was not there in the 2014 season. The starters should be able to eat up innings while also being durable from whoever the “ace of the staff” is to the fifth starter. The Red Sox just need these pitchers to pitch deep into the games while keeping the opposition to fewer than five runs per game.
Not only do the Red Sox start the season in a National League ballpark, but the Philadelphia Phillies have a couple aging lefties in Chase Utley and Ryan Howard who Miley could take advantage of in his first start for the team. Continue reading Red Sox 2015 Preview: Buchholz, Porcello, Miley, Masterson, Kelly »
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Former Cuban free agent and infielder Yoan Moncada agreed to a deal with the Boston Red Sox with a $31.5 million signing bonus. Moncada is switch hitter filled with power and skill. When all the dust settles on the deal, it could be worth $63 million.
In Cuba, Moncada played two seasons for the Cienfuegos of the Cuban National Series before asking the Cuban government to leave for the United States in 2014 to pursue a career in the major leagues. During his 2 years in Cuba, he hit .277/.388/.380 and stole 21 bases. Continue reading Red Sox and Yoan Moncada Reach Agreement »
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Philadelphia Phillies, left-handed pitcher Cole Hamels “want[s] to win” and feels that his best shot at achieving that goal is through a trade to another team, according to Bob Nightengale of USAToday. One of the most recent teams with an offer on the table at this time is our own Boston Red Sox.
Continue reading Cole Hamels Voices Interest in Trade From Phillies to Red Sox »
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