RED SOX RUMORS & GOSSIP

J.D. deal likely means a lot of 1st for Hanley

For months, a healthier Hanley Ramirez has been saying he's ready and able to play a lot of first base this season. That is a good thing, because the Red Sox are now going to need him to.
Via RedSox.com
1 hour ago

Red Sox didn't budge with J.D. Martinez and it paid off

After months of wishing for significant MLB Hot Stove movement so the winter didn’t seem so excruciating, the floodgates have officially opened.With big league teams reporting to Spring Training over the past week, a flurry of free-agent signings have followed. It’s almost as if everyone got tired of waiting and just wanted as normal of a spring as possible. Weird, right?When talking...
Via The Sports Daily
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

What Red Sox spring training was like 100 years ago

There was no artisan gelato in Hot Springs, Arkansas when Bullet Joe Bush arrived in 1918.
Via Boston.com
6 hours ago

Boston Red Sox: What does the Nunez signing mean for Bogaerts and Pedey?

After a drastically slow off season, the Red Sox finally made a move besides resigning Mitch Moreland. The Red Sox resigned infielder Eduardo Nunez to a one-year deal worth $4 million with an option for the 2019 season. I know what you’re probably thinking, the middle infield is one of the strong points with the young talent of Xander Bogaerts at short and the veteran in Dustin Pedroia...
Via isportsweb.com
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jackie Bradley Jr. reportedly unlikely to be traded despite Martinez signing

The Boston Red Sox adding JD Martinez does not necessarily mean that they will be trading Jackie Bradley Jr.MLB Network’s Jon Morosi reported on Monday night that Boston is unlikely to trade Bradley Jr.: Signing Martinez gives Boston a crowd at DH and outfield.They have Andrew Benintendi in left, Bradley Jr. in center, and Mookie Betts in right. Martinez played left field during...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Law: Martinez gives the Red Sox what they need, but for how long?

Boston needed a slugger ready to solve its power problem, but the Red Sox might have blinked in their effort to land the only acceptable option.
Via ESPN
14 hours ago

Red Sox react to JD Martinez rumors on Twitter

It sure seems like JD Martinez is headed to Boston, as the whispers have linked the two since Winter Meetings.Not only that, it was reported on Monday that Martinez and the team have agreed on a five-year, $110 million deal. While nothing has been confirmed by the team at this time, they did use their Twitter account to react to the rumors — indicating that they’re keeping watch...
Via The Sports Daily
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox owner John Henry: 'We need to win'

Red Sox owner John Henry believes with the right approach, his team can be "very successful" this season.
Via ESPN
20 hours ago

What Red Sox players are saying so far during spring training

The Red Sox held their first full-squad workout Monday ahead of the team’s first spring training matchup against Northeastern on Thursday. Dave Dombrowski, Boston’s president of baseball operations, has yet to make a splash this offseason, but principal owner John Henry believes the organization has already assembled the ‘right team’ for 2018. Here’s what the […]
Via Boston.com
21 hours ago

Red Sox respond to Cora's spring message

Alex Cora remembers the tradition well from his time as a player with the Red Sox. Each year, on the morning of the first full-squad workout of Spring Training, there is a big meeting that includes ownership, the front office, the entire roster and uniformed coaching staff.
Via RedSox.com
22 hours ago

Chavis leads new Red Sox Top 30 Prospects list

The Red Sox's 2018 preseason Top 30 Prospects list is led by three of Boston's past four first-round Draft picks, in outfielder Michael Chavis (2014), left-hander Jay Groome ('16) and right-hander Tanner Houck ('17).
Via RedSox.com
1 day ago

MLB spring training 2018: Three things on the Red Sox' to-do list

The Red Sox have fizzled out of the playoffs early each of the last two seasons. What do they need to do to avoid a similar fate in 2018?
Via Sporting News
1 day ago

Boston Red Sox top stories heading into Spring Training

This offseason has been pretty dead for Major League Baseball standards. The hot stove has been cold, especially for a Boston Red Sox team that many thought would be very active this winter. But over the last couple days, as spring training approaches, Boston had made headlines. Here’s a look at a number of Red Sox storylines from this week. Eduardo Nuñez The Red Sox won the American...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: As spring training starts; the offseason has not ended

Currently in baseball, we have come to a time where the sport collectively does not feel the need to have players signed before the start of Spring Training. This includes the agents, the front office staff of teams interested in certain free agents, as well as the players themselves. Apparently for a lot of people involved in Major League Baseball, the three and a half month long...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hanley Ramirez: No more excuses

Hanley Ramírez is 34 years old, and his Boston Red Sox are the second-best team in the AL East. But Ramírez knows that last season, he left plenty to be desired. However, it’s time to put that all in the past and leave it there. He’s looking forward to the 2018 season. And he promises big things.“Oh, yeah. No doubt,” Ramírez would answer in response to the team’s power woes last...
Via The Sports Post
3 days ago  |  Discuss

#RIPMLB: Buck O’Neil

At the bottom of Buck O’Neil’s magnificent gravestone, you can find this inscription: “If I’m a Hall of Famer to you, that’s all right with me. Just keep loving old Buck. Don’t weep for Buck. No, man, be happy, be thankful!”That may be the most Buck O’Neil statement possible. No bitterness for a life that could have been. No anger about a well-deserved honor that somehow eluded him...
Via Hall of Very Good
5 days ago  |  Discuss

David Price looking to move past media feud

The 2017 Major League Baseball season didn’t go according to plan for the Boston Red Sox and David Price. But for Price, it’s all about moving on. Especially from the media feud that would plague most of his 2017 campaign.“I could’ve handled it better last year, absolutely. But I didn’t, and I’ve moved on. I feel like I’ve always been one to lead with my actions, and I didn’t do...
Via The Sports Post
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Alligator spotted in batting cage at Red Sox’s spring training complex

An alligator apparently wanted to get some time in the batting cage at the Red Sox’s spring training complex.The small alligator was recently spotted at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Florida, just hanging out in the cage, which you can see in the photo below. Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. posted a funny reply to the photo, and had this to say about it:“All I have to say is...
Via The Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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