He’s already being paid major league money.
As he piled up hits during spring training in 2013, there was a heated debate about whether the Red Sox should put Jackie Bradley Jr. on the roster for Opening Day or wait until later in the season to delay his becoming eligible for free agency.
The assumption was that Bradley would be so good that the Red Sox should do everything possible to hold onto him.
“It’s funny how things change,” Bradley said Friday.
The Laser Show is healthy again. Move him up on your draft boards.
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I love this guy.
“I don’t care. Numbers are numbers,” said Pedroia, who hit a combined 16 home runs over the past two injury-plagued seasons. “We’re here to win the World Series. I don’t care about any of that. If people don’t know that by now ‘¦ We won the World Series and I hit nine home runs and everyone said I lost my power. Well, I’ll lose my power if I win the World Series. What is everyone’s job here? Win. We don’t give a crap about anything else.”
Funny story linked in the Lauria article.
Rick Porcello talks about what he learned from the other starters in Detroit.
There is only one Laser Show.
Right. Sure. Nothing to see here.
Red Sox chairman Tom Werner, echoing the comments of principal owner John W. Henry the day before, also said that Lucchino’s place in the pecking order remains the same as always, calling it a “mistake” that a masthead on the team’s website listed Gordon above Lucchino. The team’s media guide will list the top three names as unchanged, even though FSG is the parent company of the Red Sox and Gordon is the second-biggest shareholder in the team, behind ...
David sounds like he’s getting a bunch of fines.
Edit: Embed removed because autoplay could not be turned off. Jim.
One thing for certain…the taxpayers will get screwed.
On Twitter Jesse Sanchez from MLB.com says
Cuban INF prospect Yoan Moncada agrees with Red Sox on a deal in $30 million range.
UPDATE: Link updated to MLB.com article.
If he hits this spring, he’ll be playing somewhere.
“I’m pretty confident that the best players are going to play. That’s the way it’s going to be, and I’m going to go out there and do the best that I can. ... I have something to prove every spring training, but I feel like this spring training is extra important for me to go out and prove myself and just get ready for a really good season, which I’m looking forward to.”
Steve and I were middle and high school classmates. As I jokingly commented on his Facebook status, “I can verify that Steve was the fastest kid in 7th grade. Unfortunately, that was his athletic peak.” I’m sure the contest will be amazing.
Science or pseudoscience?
Former Cubs coach Wendell Kim died Sunday near his home in suburban Phoenix after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was 64.
Kim’s widow, Natasha, confirmed her husband’s death on Monday.
Kim was a major league coach for 15 seasons with four teams — the Giants (1989-1996), the Red Sox (1997-2000), the Expos (2002) and the Cubs (2003-04). Kim was known for his aggressive style as the Cubs’ third-base coach and was dubbed ‘Wavin’ Wendell.”
Although Kim’s tactics ...
A 6-foot-2, 220-pounder with a rare blend of strength and speed, he was the youngest of four brothers to star at Grant Union High. The eldest, Syd’Quan, was drafted by the Denver Broncos in 2010, but would always tell people, “Wait until you see Shaq. He’s better than all of us.” Shaq became the country’s top-rated safety, turning down Oregon and Cal-Berkeley (Syd’Quan’s alma mater) for Washington; he was the Huskies’ most-prized recruit in more than a decade. He’d go on to ...Read More...
Tony Massarotti finally writes something somewhat interesting.
2. Blue Jays: Were Dalton Pompey more established, Michael Saunders and Justin Smoak more reliable and second base not such a worry, I’d strongly consider the Blue Jays for the top spot on this list. Alas, those are, of course, all big questions.
Still, there is a lot to like about a lineup that begins with Jose Reyes, Russell Martin, Jose Bautista, Josh Donaldson and Edwin Encarnacion. Those are five steady on-base presences and a middle of the order that can straight-up mash.
There are big ...
How much do we apportion the blame to their draft scouting and to their player development system?
This should buy Miley a ton of gluten
The Red Sox have avoided arbitration with Wade Miley once and for all, signing their newest southpaw starter to a three-year, $19.25 million contract extension with a club option for a fourth year.
Originally, Miley was slated to become a free agent in 2017. Now, thanks to the addition of the option year (valued at $12 million with $2 million in incentives according to Bob Nightengale), Miley will remain in Boston through 2018 so long as the club still ...
The Red Sox should not trade Swihart for Hamels.
This does not sound like a fun way to spend an off-season.
“I couldn’t do it anymore, feeling the way I was feeling,” he said. “I was like, ‘I need to have the surgery or I’m not going play anymore.’ That’s how bad it was.”
Dr. Leonard Kaban, the chief of oral and maxillofacial surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, broke Napoli’s upper and lower jaw and moved them forward. That doubled the space in his airway.
Kaban inserted a titanium plate and several screws to ...
In case you were worried.
The Red Sox don’t feel a *need* to overspend on an ace right now.
“Look, starting pitchers who perform at the highest level and do so consistently and are relatively young and near their prime, those guys are hard guys to get and are valuable and cost a lot, whether it’s dollars or talent,” he said.
“We’re trying to put ourselves in a position where we have that caliber of pitching and hopefully we have some of it internally and maybe some of it still has to develop. There’s no ...
Neither side is comfortable with the deal which suggests that perhaps it’s a reasonably fair proposal? Really? David Cameron writes some enjoyable articles at times. I’m glad, though, that he’s not the GM of the Red Sox.
In talking with people in the game, neither side seems comfortable with the deal, which suggests that perhaps it’s a reasonably fair proposal, or at least in the ballpark of being reasonable on both sides. I know I’m higher on Betts than most, and if you place a very high ...
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