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Perfect 300 Bowled by Red Sox Right Fielder Mookie Betts

Boston Red Sox All-Star right fielder Mookie Betts is more than just a bowling aficionado, as he rolled a perfect 300 on Sunday during a qualifying round in Reno, Nevada for the World Series of Bowling. During an interview on the PBA Network, Betts guessed that he has rolled 10 perfect games in his lifetime, but this was the first in a tour event for the Professional Bowlers Association. He called the feat the most important perfect game he has ever rolled. This is the second time in the last three years that Betts has competed in the World Series... 
 

Red Sox Want Sluggers, Giancarlo Stanton May Become Available

After cutting back their payroll in 2017, the Boston Red Sox have cash to spend big during the current offseason. Boston spent plenty during 2017 nonetheless as the team maintained one of baseball’s highest paid rosters. However, at the request of ownership, Dave Dombrowski the team president lowered the payroll to $195 million, which avoided a 50% tax on anything higher than its competitive Balance Threshold. By doing that, Boston reset the penalty for taxes to 20% for 2018, when the CBT increases to $197 million. With its offense needing a slugger... 
 

Alex Cora Becomes New Manager for Boston Red Sox

Houston Astros Bench Coach Alex Cora agreed on Sunday to become the new manager for the Boston Red Sox. Cora was on the Red Sox 2007 World Series championship roster as a player and now hopes to help the team return to winning postseason games. Cora through a prepared statement the Red Sox released said that returning the city of Boston and the club has fulfilled a dream for him and his family. He added that he looked forward to working with the players and reaching the goal of winning another World Series championship for the city and its wonderful... 
 

Red Sox Waste Little Time in Firing John Farrell

After leading a young ball club to its first ever back to back American League East titles in franchise history, Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell was fired with a year remaining on his contract announced Dave Dombrowski the team’s president of baseball operations. Dombrowski would not go into any specifics about the team’s move, nor would he offer any reasons for the team to do so. He would not say if Farrell may have been spared if the team had won its ALDS series against Houston. However, by firing Farrell at this point, Dombrowski is determined... 
 

Red Sox Beat Houston Sunday to Avoid Elimination

On Sunday at Fenway Park, the Boston Red Sox staved off elimination by beating the Houston Astros 10-3 and will play Game 4 of the best of five American League Division Series Monday afternoon in Boston. Red Sox rookie Rafael Devers’ two-run homer knocked in the go-ahead run during the third inning, but it was veteran southpaw David Price on the mound that saved the game for Boston. Price, the left-hander that cost Boston over $30 million, has created a great deal of controversy during the season, but on Sunday he was just what the doctor ordered... 
 

Pitchers Must Be Credited with Record Number of Strikeouts

Everyone knows strikeouts have increased in baseball, as hitters have been facing the largest number of unhittable pitches in the history of Major League Baseball. Back in 2008, a new record for strikeouts during a season was posted of 32,884, which at the time seemed overwhelming high. Since then, a new record has been set each and every season. It appeared the in 2014 and 2015 strikeouts might have neared their peak, when there was only an increase of five strikeouts between the two seasons. However the last two seasons there has been a surge... 
 

Fans Kicked Out of Fenway Park After Racist Banner Hung on Green Monster

A banner that read “Racism is as American as Baseball” was draped over the Green Monster in left field during a Boston Red Sox game at Fenway Park against the Oakland Athletics Wednesday night. The banner was reported to have been kept in place a few minutes prior to stadium security removing. The fans that placed the banner were ejected from the ball park. The fans in a prepared statement said they were white anti-racist protestors, and wanted to remind everyone just as the game of baseball is a part of American culture and history, racism... 
 

Do the Red Sox May Have Too Many Flaws to Challenge?

With the exception of a few days in early June, the Boston Red Sox have held a commanding lead atop the AL East all through the regular season. Normally, with the strength and depth in the AL division, this indicates a side ready to go deep into the post-season. They have held the Yankees at arm’s length, come up big in tight situations and generally deserved to be where they are.  Yet, something seems to be lacking with the Red Sox, something that may lead to more October disappointment for the big-spending franchise. Few observers thought pitching... 
 

Red Sox Use Apple Watch to Steal Yankees Signs

Spying on other Major League Baseball teams for decades has been part of gamesmanship equal to the brushback pitches and sliding hard. However, the Boston Red Sox modernized it through using an Apple Watch to steal signs from the Yankees as well as other clubs. MLB investigators have determined Boston, who sits in first in the American League East, and likely will reach the playoffs, carried out a scheme to steal hand signals of its opponents’ catchers during games against the Yankees as well as other teams, said a number of people familiar with... 
 

Giancarlo Stanton Trade Rumor with Boston Red Sox

Rumors have been swirling that the Miami Marlins might trade their slugger Giancarlo Stanton with the Boston Red Sox being one possible destination for the home run king. Despite Boston’s hot month and relative outburst of scoring, the Red Sox would be much better off with a power hitter in the lineup as they remain in the American League cellar for home runs with just 130. Combine that with the fact Boston continues to be a top three franchise in the majors in payroll each year, is why the Red Sox are a logical landing place for Stanton if he... 
 

Boston’s Chris Sale Will Pitch In Each of Three Series With Yankees

Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale will not get extra rest later this season that he is enjoying now especially since the Red Sox have three series remaining against American League East rivals the New York Yankees. Boston is carefully monitoring the innings their ace pitches so he will be fresh for the season’s stretch run. Following a rainout on Wednesday, Red Sox manager John Farrell announced that each of the starters for Boston would be pushed back another day, which means Sale will not pitch against the Chicago White Sox his former team. In addition,... 
 

David Price Injures Arm Again, Status Unknown

The recurrence of a left forearm and elbow issue that keep David Price off the mound from last February until late in May has sidelined the starter for the Boston Red Sox again. Following 11 mostly promising with some being dominant starts, Price was put on the Boston disabled list due to left elbow inflammation. Price will have to undergo more examinations, but the early indications are he will not have to shut down for three months like earlier this year. Boston manager John Farrell said he did not think the most recent setback is anything in... 
 

Eduardo Nunez Traded by Giants to Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox acquired San Francisco Giants infielder Eduardo Nunez on Tuesday for two minor league pitchers Gregory Santos and Shaun Anderson. The trade was finalized during the Giant’s 11-3 victory on Tuesday night over the Pittsburgh Pirates and announced following the game. Nunez said it was exciting to be going to Boston as he will be playing for a team that is fighting for a playoff spot. In Tuesday’s game, Nunez was the starting third baseman, hit a double that knocked in two runs, and scored a pair of runs prior to being removed... 
 

Chris Sale Reaches 200 Strikeouts in Record Time

The pitch was a 96-mph fastball that hit the outer part of the strike zone and Kole Calhoun flailed at it as it struck the catcher’s mitt. The last pitch for Chris Sale the new ace for the Boston Red Sox was as nasty as his first on Friday night against the Los Angeles Angels. The sixth inning strikeout was part his shutout six innings pitched and for his effort Sale was rewarded with a 6-2 win over Angels. In addition, the sixth inning strikeout was the 200th for Sale this season in just his 20th start. That put the southpaw ace for Boston in... 
 

Todd Frazier Trade to Boston Appears to Be Decided

The trade rumor mill is starting to turn more and more each day as the calendar nears the trade deadline of July 31. One move that baseball insiders say is inevitable is Chicago White Sox third baseman Todd Frazier being acquired by the Boston Red Sox. Frazier is a good source of power from the right-hand side of the plate and the White Sox are willing to part with veterans in exchange for prospects. Frazier will also become a free agent following the current season and contracts that are expiring are ones that are often on the trade block for teams... 
 

David Price Continues to Have Problems with the Media

On Friday night, prior to the Boston Red Sox game at Toronto, pitcher David Price, Manager John Farrell and President of Operations of the Red Sox Dave Dombrowski met over an incident where Price verbally confronted Dennis Eckersley an analyst with NESN. The confrontation took place on the team’s flight to Toronto from Boston following the Red Sox game on Thursday night. Farrell confirmed a meeting was held but did not elaborate just saying that it was all being taken care of internally. The Boston manager also confirmed that the Red Sox veteran... 
 

David Price and Red Sox to Meet Following Rehab Start

The Boston Red Sox will meet with left-hander David Prices Thursday as they try to find out what the next step is for the southpaw in his rehab after he gave up six runs, of which three were earned, during his 3 2/3 innings of work for Pawtucket in Triple-A Wednesday night. Red Sox manager John Farrell during an interview following Boston’s loss of 9-4 to Texas said a scout was pleased with what he saw out of Price physically on Wednesday, but Farrell did not know what was next for the veteran pitcher. The Boston manager said he and his coaches... 
 

Lack of Offense Leading to Mediocrity for Boston Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox are dead last in the American League this season in home runs. Boston last season led all of baseball in average runs scored per game at 5.42. It was expected there would be a slight drop off due to the retirement of David Ortiz the long-time DH who hit 541 career home runs. However, that output has fallen off close to a full run and currently sits at 4.56 runs per game. The team’s inability to offset poor run production with top-notch pitching, which was the organization’s plan, has kept Boston from creeping toward the top... 
 

Tensions Continue Between Red Sox and Orioles

The drama continued to heat up between American League East rivals the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles as both Adam Jones, who complained of receiving racial taunts and pitcher Kevin Gausman both were ejected from the game at Fenway Park on Wednesday. In the second inning, Orioles starter Gausman was ejected for hitting Boston’s Xander Bogaerts, that caused a huge uproar from the Orioles since the pitch was a curveball at the speed of just 76.6 mph. Both Gausman and Caleb Joseph his catcher argued the pitch had slipped from the pitcher’s... 
 

Red Sox Fighting Through Illness and Injury

The 2017 MLB regular season is just a week old and the Boston Red Sox are already facing a large amount of adversity. It is difficult enough dealing with any type of injuries related to baseball that come up during any season, but the Red Sox are also worrying about flu that has been running rampant through the clubhouse during the last week. Each game more questions arise about who will be healthy enough to play for manager John Farrell. Hanley Ramirez has not played the past three games, while Mookie Betts was sick and missed three games prior... 
 

Pablo Sandoval Hopes for Bounce Back Year in 2017

The Boston Red Sox are one of the favorites to represent the American League in the 2017 World Series and Pablo Sandoval hopes he can regain form after a down period while with the team. The talented third baseman feels he is back on the right track and Boston coaches and the front office agree. Sandoval is back starting at third and appears he is in better condition this spring than last spring and that has shown with his play in the field. It appears that Sandoval is more agile and nimble on both defense and running the base paths. Sandoval said... 
 

Chris Sale Debuts with Red Sox Against Houston Astros

Chris Sale the new ace for the Boston Red Sox made his debut for the club on Monday against the Houston Astros. The southpaw labeled his performance mixed after an outing that came to an end earlier than had been originally planned. In December, Sale was acquired by Boston from the White Sox. He allowed a pair of runs, one of which was earned, in the two innings he pitched against the Astros. When asked if he were happy with his performance, Sales answered that he did not know. He got in good work, he added, but said you also want results. Red Sox... 
 

David Price Will Not Need Surgery, Strasburg Stretch

After consulting with two highly respected orthopedic doctors, David Price, the star pitcher for the Boston Red Sox will not need an injection or surgery on his left arm, said team officials. On Thursday, Price flew to Indianapolis so Dr. Neal ElAttrache and James Andrews, who both were attending the NFL Combine, could examine his arm. On Saturday, Price was expected to return to Fort Myers, Florida home of the spring training complex of Boston. Boston manager John Farrell announced that the findings were a best case scenario for both the team and... 
 

Boston Red Sox Chris Sale Preparing for Debut

Even a tune up session by Red Sox newcomer Chris Sale attracted a large crowd. The new pitching ace for the Red Sox threw a simulated game of two-innings on Wednesday preparing for his first action in spring training. Sale said everything has gone as planned thus far. The Red Sox southpaw remained in Fort Myers, Florida at camp while his teammates traveled north to Sarasota to play the Baltimore Orioles. Sale pitched against teammates Steve Selsky and Dan Butler, while Sandy Leon caught behind home plate and fellow hurlers Steven Wright and David... 
 

American League to Have Three Powers in 2017

The three American League teams that have been the most active in the offseason through trades and free agent signings will be the three favorites to win the three AL divisions in 2017. The Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians and Houston Astros have made big moves to address weaknesses on their roster. When strong teams make solid additions, they have the makings to become great teams. Obviously, the assumptions can be dangerous and it is possible each of the three teams will have disappointing results during the 2017 season, but the three appear... 
 

Red Sox Favored to Play in World Series Following Sale Trade

On Tuesday, the Boston Red Sox and Chicago White Sox pulled of a huge blockbuster trade. Boston will see immediate help from the trade after acquiring White Sox ace Chris Sale for four prospects from the Red Sox. Yoan Moncada is the big name in the list of prospects. Instantly, Boston became the favorites to win next season’s American League pennant. The Red Sox, in acquiring Sale, now have one of baseball’s five best pitchers. Since becoming a major league starter full time in 2012, Sale is No. 4 amongst all starting pitchers for strikeout... 
 

Rick Porcello Wins AL Comeback Player of the Year

The offseason has been very good to Boston Red Sox ace Rick Porcello. The right-hander, who led the Red Sox to the American League East championship during 2016, was named the American League Comeback Player of the Year on Tuesday. The award is officially sanctioned by Major League Baseball and is presented each year to the player who re-emerged on the field of play during the past season. One player from each team is chosen then reporters vote on the top player from each league. Porcello adds to his awards with this one. He was named the AL Cy... 
 

Red Sox Could Start Pablo Sandoval at Third in 2017

In 2016, the offense for the Boston Red Sox had very few spots up and down the order that were weak. However, one of those spots happened to be third base. During the 2016 season, third basemen for the Red Sox combined to have a batting average of only .242 while the average third baseman in the major leagues hit for an average of .266. That deficit in production adds up through the course of a 162-game season. It appeared that Travis Shaw would be the stabilizing force at third, but he became exposed at the plate over the course of the season.... 
 

Red Sox, Astros and Others Amongst Those Interested in Carlos Beltran

When the Texas Rangers were eliminated by Toronto during the postseason, veteran Carlos Beltran, who has become a free agent, said he would not be retiring. He added that he hoped he would be playing again with Texas. However, Jon Daniels the general manager of the Rangers said that he would love to have every free agent back under the correct circumstances, but allocating resources is what it is all about. If Beltran must look elsewhere, he will have a number of suitors on his doorstep. Even though the veteran would be 40 to start next season,... 
 

Yoan Moncada Joining Red Sox for Playoff Chase

The Boston Red Sox announced that the top-ranked prospect for many ratings sites, Yoan Moncada, would be put on their roster for the opener on Friday of a three-game series to be played in Oakland. On Thursday, Boston has the day off, which happens to be September 1, the first day clubs are able to expand their roster at the Major League level to 40 players. Where Moncada, just 21, can best help Boston at this point is third base, where he recently transitioned to for Portland the Sox Double-A affiliate after he signed with the organization as a... 
 

Mookie Betts: Legitimate American League MVP Candidate

The American League East race is turning into the best in baseball. The Toronto Blue Jays now lead the second place Boston Red Sox by one game and the Baltimore Orioles by 2 games. One of the reasons the Boston Red Sox have stayed close all season is the offensive output of Mookie Betts. Some pundits are even saying he deserves more than just a look as the AL MVP this season. At this time, the Red Sox slugger is hitting .317 with 28 home runs and 89 runs batted in. On Tuesday night, he hit a pair of home runs to go with three that he knocked out... 
 

Mookie Betts Leading For Last Spot in American League Outfield

Boston Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts moved into the lead for the third spot in the outfield of the American League for the All-Star Game. At the same time, Jose Bautista from the Toronto Blue Jays is making a big move up the board as well despite being placed on the disabled list due to a big toe injury on his right foot. Mike Trout leads outfielders in voting for the American League. The Angels outfielder has over 2.3 million votes, while Boston’s Jackie Bradley Jr. is in second with over 1.7 million. The two have been joined by Red Sox outfielder... 
 

Red Sox Scout Knew Xander Bogaerts Was Special

Mike Lord a pro baseball scout remembers well what Xander Bogaerts was like as a 16-year old. Lord arrived in 2009 on the island of Aruba. He traveled looking for possible baseball prospects and on the Caribbean island is where he first saw Bogaerts. He recalls that Bogaerts moved with ease at shortstop that someone at 16 did not usually do. Lord added that something else, an intangible separated Bogaerts from the rest of his peers. He believes it was Bogaerts’ smile, his laugh, the way he was made up and how much enjoyment he got by playing baseball. Bogaerts... 
 

Red Sox Offense Continues to Produce

The Boston Red Sox offense this season is setting a pace to become one of the best ever in franchise history. Earlier this week, the Red Sox swept the Oakland Athletics in three games while scoring 40 runs in the process. Boston before its Thursday night games against the Houston Astros had scored 196 runs over its first 34 games, which is an average of 5.75 per game that would project out to 934 on the season. However, the record for the team is 1,027 set in 1950 in just 154 games. Times are different now and run scoring has not been that great... 
 

2016 Boston Red Sox Preview, Projections and Question Marks

On paper, it appears that the Boston Red Sox have few holes. This is why they are projected by multiple media outlets and oddsmakers to win the American League East and even reach the World Series. A team’s appearance on paper in February does not guarantee a parade in late October, and the Red Sox do have their share of questions to answer as spring training nears. Here are five topics that will determine whether the club contends for the postseason or matches last year’s finish in the American League East basement: Hanley Ramirez,... 
 

Boston Red Sox, Dave Dombrowski Stay the Course With Prospects

During a storied career that has seen him taste success as general manager of the Montreal Expos, Florida Marlins and Detroit Tigers, Dave Dombrowski has authored a history of trading high-profile prospects for impact veterans. When the Boston Red Sox named him vice president of baseball operations late last season, pundits wondered whether he would tap into the organization’s highly-rated farm system, or keep a bulk of the names who could be instrumental in the club’s long-term vitality. Dombrowski did ship a package of promising minor... 
 

Red Sox Reach Agreement With David Price, 7 Years $217 Million

The Boston Red Sox have reportedly reached an agreement with free-agent left-hander David Price on a seven-year deal worth $217 million. Price is coming off a 2015 season where he pitched to a 2.45 ERA over 220 1/3 innings of work for the Detroit Tigers and the Toronto Blue Jays. Over his career, Price owns an ERA of 3.09 across parts of eight major-league seasons for the  Tampa Bay Rays, Tigers and Blue Jays. Price won the AL Cy Young Award in 2012, and he has worked at least 200 innings in five of the past six seasons. The $217 million contract... 
 

Red Sox Trade Rumors: Cole Hamels Deal Could Work

Now that the Boston Red Sox have rebounded from an atrocious beginning to the 2015 campaign and are back in the American League East race, talk about the club landing a frontline starting pitcher by the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline is again percolating. A new set of trade chips in Boston’s deep farm system could be played to acquire that arm. Last offseason, trade chatter regarding the Red Sox and Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels centered around highly regarded young players like shortstop Xander Bogaerts, outfielder Mookie Betts and... 
 

Red Sox Looking for First Baseman, David Ortiz not the guy

Perhaps a sign that Father Time has tracked him down, David Ortiz is having his worst season to date since joining the Boston Red Sox before the 2003 campaign. On Sunday, that did not prevent manager John Farrell from starting the likely future Hall of Fame designated hitter at first base for the first time in a non-interleague game since 2006. It was an appearance that saw Ortiz make Major League Baseball history. According to Elias Sports, Sunday’s game against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park marked the first time in Boston’s 17,867-game... 
 

Red Sox Pitching Finds Bright Spot In Eduardo Rodriguez

Now six games out of first place in the American League East after a 5-4 victory on Sunday, the Boston Red Sox still have an unsettled starting rotation with Joe Kelly trying to find his way at Triple-A Pawtucket, inconsistent right-hander Justin Masterson sent to the bullpen after another erratic outing on Saturday and projected ace Rick Porcello struggling with a 4-6 record and a 6.09 ERA.  At least there is one reliable arm to accompany Clay Buchholz and his 3.27 ERA. That starter is 22-year-old rookie left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez. The Red... 
 

Boston Red Sox Rumors: Games Before All-Start Break Will Decide Direction

Will the Red Sox buy or sell before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline? The likely answer to this widely discussed question across New England will become clearer in the club’s eight games leading to the All-Star break. As the season has reached the official halfway point of 81 games, they are 37-44 and six games behind first place Baltimore and New York in the American League East as well as six games out in the wild card standings. Boston opens a three-game series tonight against the surprising Houston Astros at Fenway Park before hosting... 
 

Red Sox Rumors, Buying or Selling, Clay Buchholz Drawing Interest

An atrocious start from Rick Porcello on Wednesday that saw him allow seven runs and seven hits in two innings at Toronto gives the Boston Red Sox another reason not to trade veteran right-hander Clay Buchholz, who is drawing interest from multiple teams. In his first five starts this season, Buchholz was 1-3 with a 5.76 ERA and a 1.56 WHIP. After an improved May, he logged a 4-0 mark, a 2.21 ERA and a 1.02 WHIP over six outings in June. His last three starts? The 30-year-old right-hander has surrendered a total of two runs and 19 hits over 22 innings... 
 

Boston Red Sox Call Up Rusney Castillo

Wielding a hot bat at Triple-A Pawtucket while the woeful Red Sox lineup has struggled to score, Rusney Castillo likely knew that his 2015 Major League debut was inevitable. The 27-year-old right-handed hitter from Cuba, who was batting .365 (19-for-52) over his last 12 games after returning from the disabled list, was called up on Friday and is in the starting lineup. He is in the No. 8 spot and playing right field. After inking a seven-year, $72 million contract last year, Castillo worked his way to Boston and batted .333 with two home runs in... 
 

Castillo, Craig and Kazmir could bolster Red Sox

Considering the widely publicized pitching woes and the unexpectedly anemic offense, it could be worse for the Boston Red Sox. Almost a quarter of the 2015 regular season is complete, and the team favored by many pundits to win the American League East title is 19-20 and 2.5 games behind the New York Yankees. With the trade deadline still more than two months away, and most teams unlikely to execute trades since they still believe they are at least in the wild card race, Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington has little choice but to look within... 
 

Red Sox dismiss Nieves, DFA Mujica

Following Wednesday night’s debacle that saw Red Sox pitching issue nine walks in a 5-3 loss to Tampa Bay, Boston general manager Ben Cherington made two moves to address a pitching staff that is last in the American League in most statistical categories, including a 4.86 ERA. The club dismissed pitching coach Juan Nieves. In addition, right-handed reliever Edward Mujica was designated for assignment, according to WEEI.com. Nieves, a former Major League pitcher who authored a respectable track record as bullpen coach with the Chicago White... 
 

Boston Red Sox Need Changes, and Now

For the Boston Red Sox, Wednesday’s night’s loss to Tampa Bay served as an excruciating microcosm of how the young 2015 campaign has unfolded. Plagued by woeful starting pitching, a leaky bullpen and a lack of hitting with runners in scoring position, they plunged to 13-15 with a 5-3 loss to the Rays at Fenway Park. Now in the American League East cellar and four games behind the New York Yankees, Boston has reached a point where general manager Ben Cherington and manager John Farrell must make adjustments to the roster to plug the holes... 
 

Hanley Ramirez off to Hot Start for Red Sox

Hanley Ramirez is adjusting well to Fenway park as the free agent signee has ripped eight home runs in his first 18 games in a Boston Red Sox uniform. Only Nelson Cruz has more home runs in the season’s early going. The 31 year-old owns a .300/.359/.643 slash line for a Red Sox team that has a collective batting line of just .234/.325/.366. Ramirez, who started his career in the Red Sox organization before being dealt to the then-Florida Marlins in the Josh Beckett deal, signed a four year, $88 million contract with Boston last offseason.... 
 

Pitchers Under Pressure in 2015: Red Sox Clay Buchholz

As we head into Spring Training there are always questions when it comes to your favorite Major League Baseball team.  Today I want to begin to  take a look at some pitchers that are going to be under the microscope this spring because a lot of the their ball clubs fortunes will begin and end with their performance as we preview the 2015 MLB season. Some are going to be asked to fill the void left by a free agent like the Kansas City Royals Edison Volquez, others will be asked to carry more weight since the team did not add any fresh arms like... 
 

Red Sox Trade Analysis: Robbie Ross, Anthony Ranaudo

Desiring a power left-hander for their bullpen, the Boston Red Sox tapped into their pitching depth once again to acquire Robbie Ross from the Texas Rangers on Tuesday. Boston sent 25-year-old right-hander Anthony Ranaudo to Texas. A former supplemental first rounder (39th overall out of LSU in 2010), the Texas native was No. 67 on Baseball America’s Top 100 prospects list entering the 2011 campaign. Earlier this offseason, the Red Sox packaged fellow promising young pitchers Rubby De La Rosa and Allen Webster to Arizona for 28-year-old left-handed... 
 

Red Sox Should Stay the Course With Jackie Bradley Jr.

In Major League Baseball, producing difference-making young players is crucial to building an annual contender. Even the big market teams cannot fill every position with premium names carrying salaries north of $20 million a year. Typically, the cornerstones to any team that advances deep into October are prospects who develop into All-Star caliber performers or fill valuable roles in the lineup, rotation or bullpen. Boston Red Sox General Manager Ben Cherington understands all of the above. It is why, even after the club struggled through a 2014... 
 
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