// Mike Napoli

Trio of Red Sox Decline Their Qualifying Offers; What Happens Now?

Monday night, Jacoby Ellsbury, Mike Napoli and Stephen Drew all declined their qualifying offers from the Red Sox. In doing so, they forfeited a guaranteed 1-year $14.1 million deal to test the market. This does not mean these players will not be on the Opening Day roster next year, but it does somewhat clarify the Red […]

Three Keys to the Red Sox Offseason: Ellsbury Decision, Catchers, Napoli

It’s been just over a week since the Red Sox were crowned World Champions and now everyone’s eyes are set towards 2014. There is no doubt that Ben Cherington did a masterful job this year, look at the end result. The question is whether he is capable of a repeat performance. Here are what I […]

Red Sox Extend Qualifying Offer to Ellsbury, Napoli, and Drew; Saltalamacchia Odd Man Out

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 […]

Video: Rondo Honors Red Sox with Fake Beard for Celtics Home Opener

When the Boston Celtics opened the 2013-14 NBA season at home on Friday night, injured All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo honored his baseball counterparts, the 2013 World Series champion Red Sox, with a glorious fake beard hooked around his ears. Addressing the crowd before tipoff, Rondo stepped onto center court to say a few words […]

Mike Napoli Was Drunk, Shirtless in Boston on Saturday

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 […]

Red Sox Defeat Cardinals 6-1, Earn Third World Series Crown in 10 Seasons

The Boston Red Sox defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 to claim the franchise’s eighth World Series crown. But out of all eight of those World Series titles, this one was different. This one stands out. As the Red Sox players hoisted the trophy at Fenway, they finished their ascent from the dregs of Major League […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: King of the Baseball World – Again!

1. Title Town - 8 championships in eleven years 2. Offense * Red Sox won the championship and hit .226 for the postseason * Red Sox struck out 165 times in 15 games or 11 times a game * Red Sox won last night with a four and five hitter (Napoli and Gomes) who hit a […]

Thoughts on Cardinals Walk-off Win Over Red Sox in World Series

The obstruction call was obviously (UNDERSTATEMENT ALERT) the big story from the Cardinals’ walk-off win in Game 3 of the World Series. (If you haven’t already seen it, or you’re into self-flagellation, you can check it out here. Just make sure you’re in a padded room or something. Seriously. That play singlehandedly cost me a […]

Lester, Red Sox Dominate Cardinals to Win World Series Opener

Rejuvenated ace Jon Lester spun a masterful start with 7.2 shutout innings, and the Boston Red Sox took advantage of multiple miscues by the St. Louis Cardinals to win Game 1 of the World Series 8-1. The trouble started for the Cardinals in the very first inning when the umpires convened to review David Ortiz’s possible […]

Jon Lester, Koji Uehara Lift Red Sox to 3-2 Edge Over Tigers in ALCS

Koji Uehara retired the final five batters for his second save of the series and Jon Lester got his second win in three postseason starts as the Boston Red Sox won a 4-3 nail biter over the Detroit Tigers on Thursday night.  Lester allowed two runs in 5.1 innings of work, walking three and allowing seven hits in […]

Lackey, Napoli Power Red Sox to 1-0 Victory Over Tigers in ALCS

John Lackey matched Justin Verlander pitch for pitch, and the Boston Red Sox managed to break through for a run on a 3-2 pitch from Verlander to Mike Napoli. Verlander’s 100th pitch went deep to left-center and the only run of the game gave the Red Sox a 1-0 win over the Detroit Tigers on […]

Video: Mike Napoli Hits Home Run Off Justin Verlander in Game 3

Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli had the only big hit in Game 3 of the ALCS against the Tigers. He hit a home run off the previously invincible Justin Verlander, leading the Red Sox to a 1-0 win and 2-1 series lead. Watch the video: Your browser does not support iframes.

Video: Looking at the Red Sox Celebrating ALDS Victory

You’ve seen the game, or read the recap, or scanned the box score, and have heard about and analyzed and digested and discussed the onslaught of Rays pitching changes, Farrell’s flip-flop pinch hit decisions, the X-factor Xander Bogaerts scoring the tying and insurance run anyway,Craig Breslow’s 4 Ks, Koji’s four-out save. But have you read […]

While Waiting for Playoffs… Meet Mike Napoli’s Porn Star Girlfriend Rachel Starr

If you’re like me, you’re waiting for the playoffs to begin. For the Red Sox, Game 1 is Friday, and for now, we’re still waiting to find out who the Red Sox will face. So, I’d say it’s a good excuse to take a quick the personal lives of our beloved Red Sox players while […]

The Red Sox Should Not Consider Benching Mike Napoli

Mike Napoli may be struggling for the last few months, but there is still a chance the Boston Red Sox’s first baseman could fight his way out of this slump since early in the season. Napoli has been the second-best run producer on this team with 15 home runs and is tied for second with […]