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Eduardo Rodriguez to Make Major League Debut for Red Sox in Texas

By on May 27, 2015 at 8:07pm
Eduardo Rodriguez (photo credit to BostonGlobe.com) Eduardo Rodriguez (photo credit to BostonGlobe.com)

Despite getting swept in three games by the Minnesota Twins, the Boston Red Sox have at least something to look forward to on their plane ride from Minneapolis to Arlington, Texas: the pitching debut of Eduardo Rodriguez.

Manager John Farrell announced before Wednesday’s 6-4 loss that Rodriguez will be called up to get his first Major League start against the Texas Rangers Thursday evening.

The Red Sox will be throwing a six-man rotation for this turn, but this will likely be Rodriguez’s only start this go-around. Farrell said that this current stretch of 20 consecutive games played offers a good time to get a spot starter up, giving each pitcher in the rotation an extra day of rest. Continue reading Eduardo Rodriguez to Make Major League Debut for Red Sox in Texas »

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David Ortiz has been emblematic of the Red Sox this season; such high hopes, but so little to show for it. The hard truth is, things may not get any better. (Boston Globe)

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 just might plain and simple suck? Continue reading You Know the Red Sox Suck When… »

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The Associated Press has reported that Tom Brady’s appeal of his four game suspension will not be heard for Wednesday. Wednesday is the 10 day deadline for both sides to set a date for an appeal, the appeal does not have t be heard in that window. The date can be pushed back if both sides mutually agree to do so.

The delay most likely has to do with two factors in the appeal process. The first is Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy’s appeal for his 10 game ban on May 28 due to domestic violence. The league and players association will get Hardy’s hearing done before moving to Brady’s. Continue reading Tom Brady Appeal Won’t Be Heard Before Wednesday »

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Rusney Castillo

The Red Sox finally called up Rusney Castillo on Friday night, and in his first game, he dropped a fly ball in a play that Jerry Remy even called “bad.” It really was embarrassing.

Castillo later singled to redeem himself a bit.

Check out the drop here (mixed in with a recap of the Angels 11-3 thumping of the Red Sox).

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1. DeflateGate:

* No way the Walt Anderson crew gets a home Patriots game this year

* Watching documentary on Bill Walsh on NFL Network in which Bill Parcells accused Walsh of improper abuse of the head phones in the NFC championship game. The following year, Parcells warned Walsh about doing it again in which Walsh simply said – “gamemanship”

* Chris Mortensen, who is the author of the erroneous air pressure report that was the catalyst for the national furor, should be black listed in Foxboro.

* See below a 1999 article from Sports Illustrated or doctoring footballs. It was well know that it was a league wide practice. But despite the fact that 100’s were guilty none of these people, including Bill Cowher and Troy Aikman, had the decency to step up and admit that they were aware, guilty and complicit. Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: Interesting SI Article From 1999 About Doctoring Footballs… »

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The recent acquisition of right-handed pitcher John Cornely from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for cash considerations begs a big question. Why are the Red Sox content to purchase pitchers only to place these players in the minors?

1) Would it not be better to spend money on pitchers that can help the team at the major league level? 2) If Major League Baseball had a salary cap like the National Football League, would the same decisions be made about pitching acquisitions? Continue reading Red Sox Acquire RHP John Cornely, Another Arm for Minors »

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The Bruins announced Wednesday morning that they promoted Assistant General Manager Don Sweeney to General Manager position.

Bruins CEO Charlie Jacobs praised Sweeney: “Don Sweeney stood out amongst an incredibly talented group of candidates that we considered for this hire. He carries a unique and impressive mix of playing experience, front office experience and business acumen.”

“Don has complete understanding of what it means to be a Bruin”, Jacobs continued, “and we have full confidence in him to steward the organization back to being Stanley Cup contenders year in and year out.”

The 2015-16 season will be the tenth for Sweeney in the Bruins front office. The Harvard economics graduate played for the Bruins for 15 seasons as a defenseman.

The promotion of Sweeney increases the chances that coach Claude Julien will stay in place, although no announcement has been made on that front. It also means Jacobs and team President Cam Neely believe in their core and don’t want to completely change the make up of the roster. That doesn’t mean a major trade or two won’t happen, however. Zdeno Chara and Milan Lucic could still be trade bait, but them moving on is a bit less likely than if a team hired an external candidate.

 

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