All MLB squads had until 5 p.m. Monday to make qualifying offers to their respective free agents, and the Boston Red Sox gave qualifying offers to Mike Napoli, Jacoby Ellsbury and , surprisingly enough, shortstop Stephen Drew. Jarrod Saltalamacchia will not receive a qualifying offer, according to WEEI.com.
All these deals are for one year and $14.1 million and must be accepted in order for the player to be back with the Red Sox for one more season. The money is determined by averaging the top 125 contracts of players in MLB. If the players reject the offer and then sign with another team, then the Red Sox will be guaranteed a compensation pick in the first or second round of the 2014 amateur draft. Continue reading Red Sox Extend Qualifying Offer to Ellsbury, Napoli, and Drew; Saltalamacchia Odd Man Out »
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To celebrate something, is it typical to get drunk and shirtless? If you’re a normal person, probably not. But, if you just won the World Series and are Mike Napoli, of course that’s what you do.
Twitter users spotted Napoli all over Boston, including a shot of the first basemen taking a stroll down Boylston Street without his shirt on.
Check out the video of Napoli stumbling around Boston.
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Red Sox starter Jake Peavy enjoyed his time at the Red Sox parade Saturday, so he wanted something to remember it by. No, a ring won’t be enough. He bought an entire duck boat, according to the Red Sox.
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The duck boat parade in Boston for the Red Sox on Saturday was a culmination of everything the team accomplished — winning the World Series in six games, shocking the baseball world in doing so and putting an entire city on its back after tragedy.
The Red Sox did a nice job in representing their role in recovering from the Boston Marathon bombing, halting the parade at the finish line on Boylston Street. Continue reading Gomes Places World Series Trophy at Boston Marathon Finish Line »
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Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz was named the Most Valuable Player of the 2013 World Series after posting a spectacular batting line over the six games. Ortiz finished the Series with a .688 average and a ridiculous .760 on-base percentage, slugging 1.188 for an OPS of 1.948. He hit two home runs and had six runs batted in, while striking out just once.
Needless to say, Ortiz led all World Series players in every batting category (only Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday tied him with two HRs of his own). In fact, the Red Sox overall hit just .211 in the Series, the lowest batting average by a World Series team since the 1974 Oakland A’s beat the L.A. Dodgers in five games while also hitting .211. Boston’s next best batter was center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury, who hit .250 but had just one RBI. Continue reading David Ortiz Earned His World Series MVP »
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The World Series is over, and the Boston Red Sox have completed a worst-to-first turnaround to capture another World Series championship. David Ortiz just tore right through all Cardinals pitching en route to the MVP award, while Boston took control against Adam Wainwright and Michael Wacha just as they did Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander. St Louis just had a tough time keeping Boston down for nine innings at a time.
Overall, it was a pretty easy series for our panelists to predict, though a singular home run in the final game was a bit less than we thought. In the end, the winner of the 2013 MLB Playoffs Pick ‘Em is… Continue reading 2013 MLB Playoffs Expert Picks: World Series Results »
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October 31, 2013 at 9:07am in
Kaz Uehara, the son of Red Sox closer Koji Uehara, gave another adorable sound-byte during FOX’s postgame coverage on Wednesday night after Boston won its eighth World Series championship with a 6-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.
FOX’s Erin Andrews asked: “How hard are you going to celebrate tonight, Kaz?”.
Kaz responded: “Crazy.”
Bring on the duckboats!
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