// Mike Napoli

Do the Red Sox Want David Price?

Maybe a more accurate question would be: “should the Red Sox want David Price?” Even a casual fan could probably tell that the Red Sox are a team in desperate need of an Ace, and Price will be one of the most easily available options in this coming offseason. In fact, there is an argument […]

What Could Have Been: The 2015 Red Sox

Coming into the 2015 baseball season, the Boston Red Sox were expected to have a potent offense, especially with the new additions of Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval. Mike Napoli, who underwent offseason surgery to repair a sleep apnea problem, tore the cover off the ball in spring training by batting .400 with a team […]

Red Sox Trade Mike Napoli

Right before Friday night’s game, the Red Sox struck a deal to trade Mike Napoli and cash to the Texas Rangers for cash or a player-to-be-named-later. The Rangers will pay about $1.5 million of the remaining money owed to Napoli. 

Small Deals Can Make a Big Impact on the Red Sox

With the trade deadline action in full force, the Red Sox need to take a serious look at the players on their roster and their roles in the 2016 season. Shane Victorino was the first Sox player to be dealt, but there are more moves to be made in order to best develop a functioning […]

Could the Red Sox Use Some Defense?

There is no denying that the Red Sox have been generally awful in 2015 and have fallen well short of expectations. The lackluster pitching staff has taken most of the blame, most of which it deserves. However, there is an interesting chicken-or-the-egg scenario that the Red Sox should ask themselves: is the pitching bad because […]

Trade Rumor: Pirates Interested in Mike Napoli, Shane Victorino

The Pittsburgh Pirates are reportedly interested in Boston Red Sox first baseman, Mike Napoli and right fielder, Shane Victorino, according to Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reporter, Rob Biertempfel. Napoli will be a free agent at the completion of the 2015 season. He has been a solid defensive presence at first base, but has not been producing at the […]

David Ortiz Needs to Play First Base

Red Sox manager John Farrell recently came up with a different strategy in his lineup construction: allow David Ortiz to play first base. The idea came about from the combination of several relevant factors affecting the daily lineup: Alejandro De Aza has played very well since being acquired from the Orioles (.940 OPS with the […]

Mike Napoli Should be on the Trade Block

It’s getting to that magical time of year when the trade machine starts to ramp up around the league. Even though the Red Sox aren’t likely to buy players like the fans hoped they would, they can still be active in the July trade market. One of the first names the Red Sox discuss with […]

Red Sox Needs: Move Hanley Ramirez to 1B, Acquire True Ace

It’s safe to say that the 2015 season has been a disappointment for the Red Sox so far. We’re sitting below .500 and now sit in last place in the weak AL East. Night in and night out something has always seemed to go wrong; it is a team has showed no consistency. At the start of the year […]

Eduardo Rodriguez Hurls Gem, Boston’s Bats Come to Life

Eduardo Rodriguez continued to dazzle teammates and blow away batters with a 95-MPH fastball in his second big league start. The 22-year-old left-hander mixed in a slider and a change up in 7.0 innings, giving up one run on two hits and striking out seven before exiting with a commanding lead. Rodriguez moved to 2-0 […]

You Know the Red Sox Suck When…

It seems we Red Sox fans are all waiting for the other shoe to drop: for GM Ben Cherington to make that all-in trade to improve the pitching staff, for the offense to start hitting, for the Red Sox to start winning, for God’s sake. But have we ever stopped to consider that the Red Sox […]

Red Sox Weekly Round Up: Starting Pitching Continues to be Woeful

I’ve done my absolute best to be optimistic about this pitching staff. Of course we all know how unproven the entire rotation was coming into this season, but it seemed like the five of them would be able to put it together. Each pitcher has had success in the past and the thought was they […]

Red Sox Weekly Round Up: Joe Kelly and Clay Buchholz Shine Early

After the most brutal winter in the history of Boston, the start of a new season of Red Sox baseball is just what we needed. The temperature is finally rising and there is legitimate buzz surrounding this team. Thanks to the additions of high-profile free agents Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez, the young players like […]

Red Sox 2015 Preview: Napoli, Pedroia, Bogaerts, Sandoval, Ortiz

The Red Sox are expected to have one of the best lineups in baseball, and most of that comes from their versatility and depth around the infield. This could be one of the best offensive teams in baseball during the 2015 season, and with the rotation lacking luster at the top, manager John Farrell will […]

Mike Napoli (Finally) Shaves, Signalling the End of a Red Sox Era

It was, as Agent Smith likes to say, inevitable. Mike Napoli, the lone bastion of the bearded 2013 World Series Champion Red Sox, ended his hairy-faced holdout and finally shaved. Take a look, courtesy of NESN and the official Red Sox Twitter feed: Yes, that is still Mike Napoli… http://t.co/FHFh73LSD6pic.twitter.com/JNSqMX71si — Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) […]