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Thursday, October 06, 2016

red sox - Meet the man who played a pivotal role in transforming Hanley Ramirez into playoff first baseman (it’s not who you think) - WEEI | Rob Bradford

Hanley did a nice job over at first base this year. He wasn’t a Gold Glove first baseman but he played well enough to keep himself there next season.

“I prepared myself to be in this position, and we’re here,” Ramirez said. “That should be your mentality every spring training, if you’re not, you’re a loser. Your mentality has to be playing in October and celebrating in November. That’s why they sign you and give you everything you need to help you win a championship.

“When you have a lot of positive stuff in your mind and you know where you want to go and where you want to be and you push, not to the limit, but through the limit, nothing can stop you. That’s a good example right there. Since spring training everything has clicked.”

Added Gutierrez, “I’m happy for him. When you spend so much time together and you see a guy that’s passionate and driven to win, driven to be successful, it is gratifying to know that he has been successful. Especially when you’ve spent so much time with that individual trying for that success. It was an amazing offseason.”

Jim Furtado Posted: October 06, 2016 at 09:52 AM | 7 comment(s)
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Monday, September 19, 2016

Hanley Ramirez homers twice as Sox sweep Yanks | MLB.com

Porcello has 20 wins. Hanley has put the Red Sox on his back this week. When does the Panda get activated?

Jim Furtado Posted: September 19, 2016 at 06:01 AM | 4 comment(s)
  Beats: hanley ramirez, red sox, yankees

Friday, September 16, 2016

Hanley Ramirez blast caps wild comeback as Red Sox stun Yankees | Boston Herald

I went to bed a little early last night and missed the big comeback. It was a big, happy surprise.

Jim Furtado Posted: September 16, 2016 at 08:25 AM | 10 comment(s)
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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Hanley Ramirez hits three home runs vs. Giants | MLB.com

Hanley had a huge day, including a homer after getting hit by a pitch. Pomeranz looked good for three innings, then got rocked.

“Every time I get hit, that fires me up,” said Ramirez, who, along with his teammates, were clad in the throwback Red Sox uniforms from 1975. “I think it makes me a better player when I get hit, because I get so angry. You know, sometimes Hanley’s just not Hanley. It’s somebody else.”

When asked if he said, “I’ll getcha back,” to Suarez after getting hit by a pitch in the fourth, Ramirez wholeheartedly laughed before refusing to confirm or deny the comment.

“Don’t ask me that,” Ramirez said. “That’s a secret.”

Jim Furtado Posted: July 21, 2016 at 06:48 AM | 4 comment(s)
  Beats: drew pomeranz, hanley ramirez, red sox

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Matt Carpenter joining some of elites, when it comes to leadoff hitters.

Matt Carpenter, a 13th-round pick in 2009, has re-imagined the leadoff spot for a modern game and is on his way to claiming two of the best seasons ever by a leadoff hitter. Carpenter has made a strong All-Star push with a remarkable month. Since the birth of his daughter, Carpenter has hit .385 with a .491 on-base percentage and a 1.231 OPS. He has reached base almost as many times (57) as he has outs (59) in that span. With another two hits Tuesday night in Kansas City, Carpenter has raised his season average to .300, his on-base percentage to .420, and his slugging percentage to .592. He’s a 3-4-5 hitter (.300/.400/.500), and he’s doing it from the leadoff spot. Let’s put the argument of where he should aside, and look only at what he’s done from the top spot in the order. It’s Hendersonian.


 

 

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