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Sunday, January 17, 2021

LHP Martin Perez returns to Boston Red Sox on one-year deal, source says

Veteran left-hander Martin Perez has agreed to a one-year, $5 million guaranteed contract to return to the Boston Red Sox, a source confirmed to ESPN’s Jeff Passan on Saturday.

Perez’s agreement, which was first reported by The Athletic, includes a club option for a second year in 2022.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 17, 2021 at 02:33 PM | 3 comment(s)
  Beats: martin perez, red sox

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Boston Red Sox sign Matt Andriese to $2.1 million, 1-year deal

The Red Sox have signed right-hander Matt Andriese to a $2.1 million, one-year deal to bolster the back end of their starting rotation, chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom said Wednesday.

Andriese will earn a $1.85 million salary for 2021 and has a $3.5 million club option for 2022 with a $250,000 buyout. Andriese could earn up to $7.6 million over two seasons.

The 31-year-old Andriese made one start and 15 relief appearances for the Los Angeles Angels in 2020, posting a 4.50 ERA. Andriese has been a starter and reliever throughout his career, including during four seasons with AL East-rival Tampa Bay.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 24, 2020 at 09:50 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: matt andriese, red sox

Monday, December 14, 2020

Boston Red Sox sign Hunter Renfroe to 1-year deal

The Boston Red Sox have signed outfielder Hunter Renfroe to a one-year deal.

A first-round pick by the Padres in 2013, Renfroe batted .228 with 97 home runs and 226 RBIs over five seasons with San Diego and Tampa Bay. He hit 25 or more homers in three straight seasons for the Padres before struggling with the Rays in the pandemic-shortened season, batting .156 with eight homers and 22 RBIs in 42 games.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 14, 2020 at 01:49 PM | 4 comment(s)
  Beats: hunter renfroe, red sox

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Former pitcher, Rogelio Moret, member of the Boston Red Sox family, has died

Former Puerto Rican pitcher of the Boston Red Sox, Rogelio More t died of cancer in Puerto Rico at the age of 71.

Moret is remembered for his good work as a pitcher with the Boston team in the early 1970s. The left-handed pitcher compiled a 41-win-18-loss record with the red-legged. He led the American League in winning percentage in 1975 when he had a record of 14 and 3.

In December 1975, he was traded to the Atlanta Braves for Tom House. He came to the Texas Rangers through a trade, pitched for them for two seasons.

Moret has been battling the demon of mental illness throughout his life.


RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 13, 2020 at 09:51 PM | 7 comment(s)
  Beats: obituaries, red sox, rogelio moret

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

What happened to Andrew Benintendi? And can he rebound from it?

It’s not that long ago the 2015 Red Sox first-rounder seemed like a certain bet for stardom. Baseball America ranked him the No. 1 prospect in the game entering 2017, with scouts falling out of their chairs over his skill set.

At that time, one American League evaluator envisioned him as a center fielder who would win multiple batting titles, an eight- to 10-time All-Star whom he ranked alongside Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, and Mookie Betts as one of the best minor leaguers he’d seen.

“He’s a once-in-a-decade hitter,” said the scout.

A National League evaluator gave Benintendi an “80” grade as a hitter on the 20-80 scouting scale, and suggested he would regularly deliver 70-80 extra-base hits a year. Such projections didn’t seem out of place for a player who’d won every college award imaginable as a sophomore at Arkansas and was not fazed by blitzing to the big leagues in just over a year.

So what does the 2020 season mean? What does it say that, in a year when he was limited to just 14 games before a season-ending rib injury, Benintendi hit .103 (second-worst among the 414 players who had at least 50 plate appearances), slugged .128 (easily the worst in the majors), struck out in 32.7 percent of plate appearances (the 89th percentile), and when he did put the ball in play, did little except for pulling ground balls?

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 25, 2020 at 06:03 PM | 13 comment(s)
  Beats: andrew benintendi, red sox

Monday, November 23, 2020

Kris Bryant deal was discussed this past summer, Boston still could have interest in 2016 NL MVP

The Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs discussed slugger Kris Bryant this past summer, according to the Chicago Tribune.

The Tribune listed the Red Sox as one of the potential teams who could have interest in acquiring the slugger this offseason…..

Per the Chicago Tribune: “Two sources confirmed the Red Sox and Cubs discussed Bryant this summer, but those talks faded. Rafael Devers is the incumbent at third base, which means the Red Sox would envision Bryant as a left fielder. ...Mike Bryant, Kris’ father, is a Massachusetts native, but his son will dictate where he plays when becoming a free agent after 2021.”

Bryant has made 172 career appearances (117 starts) in the outfield. Sixty-six of those starts came in left field.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 23, 2020 at 01:13 PM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: kris bryant, red sox

Friday, November 06, 2020

Alex Cora Returning as Red Sox Manager

According to a source, Alex Cora is returning as the manager of the Red Sox. Jon Heyman was first with the news.

Jose Needs an Absurd Ukulele Concert Posted: November 06, 2020 at 09:46 AM | 17 comment(s)
  Beats: managers, red sox, world champions

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Red Sox have reportedly interviewed Will Venable for manager opening

While we’ve known since before the season even ended that the Red Sox would start this offseason looking for a new manager, we haven’t really heard much on that front to this point. That’s not terribly surprising since they tend to keep these searches close to the vest as it is, and it’s even easier to do that when any initial interviews are almost certainly taking place remotely on Zoom (or whatever video platform). That said, when there’s the whole Alex Cora elephant in the room, the silence on the search front can speak volumes, fairly or not.

The silence did change slightly on Thursday, though, as we got (to my knowledge anyway) the first report of an actual interview from Jon Heyman. He reported that the team interviewed Will Venable, currently the third base coach for the Cubs. Additionally, Heyman lists Dodgers first base coach George Lombard and Pirates bench coach Don Kelly as possibilities before deeming Cora as being viewed as the favorite.

Venable isn’t all that far removed from his playing days, having retired following the 2016 season after a solid nine-year career spent mostly in San Diego. After retirement he quickly joined the Cubs organization. Originally he served as a special assistant to Theo Epstein, but in 2018 and 2019 he served as the team’s first base coach before moving to third base this past summer. While he’s still relatively young in the coaching world, this is not the first traction he’s gotten on the managerial front, having also interviewed for the Cubs after Joe Maddon left as well as for the Astros last winter.


RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 22, 2020 at 01:18 PM | 5 comment(s)
  Beats: red sox

Ranking five best MLB general manager/manager openings

1. White Sox manager
This is a roster, even more so than that of the Mets, that is ready to win, since Chicago just went to the playoffs for the first time since 2008. There are oodles of young and prime-age talent, highlighted by Tim Anderson, Lucas Giolito, Eloy Jimenez, Yoan Moncada and Luis Robert. Plus, the financial splash last offseason to retain Jose Abreu and sign Yasmani Grandal and Dallas Keuchel signaled that owner Jerry Reinsdorf hungers for another title.

But early indicators are he also yearns for Tony La Russa, who managed the White Sox from 1979-86. Reinsdorf has said letting La Russa go is one of his most regrettable decisions. Will he feel the same way about bringing back someone who, yes, is a Hall of Famer, but also is 76 and hasn’t managed in a decade? If not La Russa, keep an eye on A.J. Hinch, whose suspension for ties to the Astros cheating scandal is up after this season.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 22, 2020 at 11:34 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: angels, phillies, red sox, tigers, white sox

Monday, October 12, 2020

Red Sox owner John Henry’s Fenway Sports Group discussing merger with RedBird Capital Partners to take company public

Red Sox owner John Henry is trying to take Fenway Sports Group public through a merger with RedBall Acquisition Corp., The Wall Street Journal is reporting.

Fenway Sports Group owns the Red Sox, the Liverpool soccer team, NESN, Roush Fenway Racing, Fenway Park and Liverpool’s stadium, Anfield.

“RedBall is a so-called special purpose acquisition company launched by private-equity firm RedBird Capital Partners and Oakland Athletics executive Billy Beane,” The Wall Street Journal wrote.

The talks remain in the early stages and it might not happen, per the report.

The Wall Street Journal also reported Fenway Sports Group “could look to buy up more clubs in Europe” by going public.

As MLBTradeRumors pointed out, “Should the Fenway Sports/RedBall venture go forward, it’s hard to imagine Beane would continue to remain with the A’s if he is that heavily involved in the ownership group of a rival team’s parent company.”


RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 12, 2020 at 09:23 AM | 6 comment(s)
  Beats: red sox

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Ron Roenicke let go as Boston Red Sox manager; team will begin search immediately

Ron Roenicke will not return to manage the Red Sox in 2021, the club announced before Sunday’s game. A search for his replacement will begin immediately.

Roenicke was hired as Boston’s manager in February, replacing Alex Cora. The Red Sox are 23-36 this season and will play their final game of the year Sunday afternoon in Atlanta.

“Throughout this difficult season, Ron’s consistency and professionalism kept the environment in our clubhouse productive and gave all of our players room to grow and develop,” chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom said in a statement. “While we believe that, moving forward, we will benefit from new leadership and new energy, that does not diminish how strongly we feel about Ron. He is a man of the highest character who cares about our players and the Red Sox organization. As bench coach, he helped this team win a world championship. As manager, he showed poise and leadership in navigating an extremely challenging year. We are grateful for all of his contributions in our uniform.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 27, 2020 at 01:40 PM | 45 comment(s)
  Beats: red sox, ron roenicke

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

Red Sox don’t deserve No. 1 pick in draft, and here’s hoping Rob Manfred doesn’t give it to them

Considering the owners barely wanted to play this 60-game lice infestation of a season to begin with, it hardly seems fair to award the top pick based solely on 2020. That’s especially true of the Red Sox, who have reached deep into the recesses of baseball-reference for pitchers like Mike Kickham, Robinson Leyer, Mitchell Godfrey, Andrew Triggs, and James Conyers, and yes, I made two of those names up, and no, I don’t expect you to know which.

Even accepting that no one anticipated Eduardo Rodriguez missing the season to a COVID-related heart condition, the Red Sox never approached this season with anything resembling a will to win. Ownership tied the hands of chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom all winter, which is how Martin Perez and Jose Peraza end up being the big splashes in free agency.

The entire purpose of the last 11 months has been to cut salary, primarily by trading Mookie Betts and David Price. Had J.D. Martinez opted out, he’d be gone, too. Trying to compete in 2020 never entered the equation.

And yet the Red Sox could be rewarded for it. Manfred, baseball’s commissioner, holds the power to order the 2021 draft however he sees fit, but he’s yet to reveal his intentions. If the order is based simply on 2020 record, the 12-25 Red Sox would currently pick third behind the 10-24 Pirates and 12-25 Angels, losing a tiebreaker with L.A. thanks to a better 2019 record.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 08, 2020 at 02:17 PM | 58 comment(s)
  Beats: coronavirus, draft, red sox

Wednesday, September 02, 2020

Clueless Red Sox tweet captures everything wrong with baseball in 2020

The Boston Red Sox have gone out of their way to make themselves wholly uninteresting in 2020. Between making pitcher Martin Perez their biggest free-agent acquisition and trading away homegrown superstar Mookie Betts and 2018 World Series hero David Price, the team begged fans to look away and watch something else in 2020.

But for one brief and regrettable moment Tuesday, the Red Sox captured the attention of the baseball world. They did so with this incredibly dumb — and now deleted — tweet…

The tweet is a take on a meme that usually features a person hitting the “upgrade” button on a keyboard. The Red Sox replaced the word “upgrade” with “reset.”

The text on the tweet read “iykyk,” which stands for, “If you know, you know.” The Red Sox were referencing the team resetting the luxury tax in 2021. By not spending much in the offseason and offloading a few players at the 2020 deadline, the Red Sox were able to reset the penalty the team would pay if it exceeds the luxury tax — also known as a the competitive balance tax — in 2021.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 02, 2020 at 09:45 AM | 20 comment(s)
  Beats: red sox

Monday, August 31, 2020

Rockies To Acquire Kevin Pillar

The Rockies will acquire outfielder Kevin Pillar and cash from the Red Sox for for a player to be named later and 2019-20 international slot money, Mark Feinsand of reports.

This season has been a major letdown for the Red Sox, but Pillar proved to be a good investment during his month-plus in their uniform. After signing a one-year, $4.25MM contract in the offseason, the former Blue Jay and Giant slashed a respectable .274/.325/.470 with four home runs over 126 plate appearances. Pillar also lined up at all three outfield positions as a member of the Red Sox, though he primarily played right field.


RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 31, 2020 at 04:16 PM | 3 comment(s)
  Beats: kevin pillar, red sox, rockies

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Padres acquire Mitch Moreland from Red Sox for 2 prospects

he San Diego Padres picked up slugger hitter Mitch Moreland in a trade Sunday with Boston.

In exchange, the Red Sox acquired a pair of prospects from San Diego, outfielder Jeisson Rosario and infielder Hudson Potts.

Moreland adds even more power to an already explosive San Diego lineup.

The Padres are making one move after another in pursuit of their first playoff appearance in 14 years. On Saturday, they bolstered their bullpen by acquiring Trevor Rosenthal in a trade with the Kansas City Royals.

Moreland, who turns 35 on Sept. 6, was leading the Red Sox with eight homers, 21 RBI and a .328 batting average. He’s made 19 starts at first base this season and three more as a designated hitter.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 30, 2020 at 02:03 PM | 15 comment(s)
  Beats: mitch moreland, padres, red sox

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Xander Bogaerts, J.D. Martinez could move before deadline, says MLB insider Jon Heyman

Appearing on the Big Time Baseball podcast with Tony Gwynn Jr., Heyman pegged the chances of a Bogaerts trade at 20% and said there’s a 25% chance Martinez is dealt. Considering how the Red Sox still say they’re aiming to contend in 2021, it appears the club would have to be blown away with an offer to trade either 2019 All-Star.

“I would say Xander Bogaerts has a shot to be traded,” Heyman said. “I’m going to put that at 20%. I’d say that J.D. Martinez, who also has an opt-out and makes $19 million a year—that’s a tough contract for a DH, even though all the teams use a DH this year—I think it’s not going to be that easy to move him. I would say it’s a greater likelihood. 25%, I’ll put for J.D. Martinez, (Bogaerts’) teammate, to be moved.”

Last week, Red Sox chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom refused to label any of his players as untouchable but said he considered Bogaerts and third baseman Rafael Devers to be “core players” who are vital to Boston’s future. Bogaerts, who signed a $120 million contract extension last spring, can opt out of his deal after the 2022 season and will have a full no-trade clause kick in shortly after the deadline.


RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 25, 2020 at 09:10 AM | 17 comment(s)
  Beats: red sox, xander bogaerts

Monday, August 24, 2020

First To Worst: How the Red Sox Went From 2018 Champions to 2020 Disaster

On the other hand, the Red Sox have come by their awful start honestly, thanks in large part to one of the worst pitching staffs the game has ever seen. Boston hurlers have given up the most runs in the majors (160), resulting in a run differential of -43 that’s third worst in baseball, and have a ghastly ERA of 6.01, putting them in a virtual tie with Detroit (6.03) for last place, and in the running for the worst team ERA of the modern era. Only the 1996 Tigers, who put up a 6.38 mark en route to 109 losses, and ‘99 Rockies, who posted a 6.03 figure, have done worse in the last 85 years. The Red Sox are tied for San Francisco for lowest WAR among pitching staffs (-0.6), have given up the second-most homers in the league (43, alongside the Giants), are third in walks allowed (107, tied with — you guessed it — the Giants), and rank 24th in Win Probability Added (-2.69).

It gets uglier. Owing to injuries, trades and an offseason they more or less skipped, the Red Sox have already used 11 different starters in just 26 games, and those guys have been lit up for a 6.50 ERA in 101 innings (their staff FIP is an only modestly better 6.16).

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 24, 2020 at 01:08 AM | 19 comment(s)
  Beats: red sox

Friday, August 21, 2020

Phillies acquire relievers Brandon Workman, Heath Hembree from Red Sox for Nick Pivetta, Connor Seabold

After watching their bullpen implode twice in Thursday’s doubleheader loss to Toronto, the Phillies made two trades Friday that they hope will improve that battered unit.

The team acquired right-handed reliever David Hale from the New York Yankees for minor-league reliever Addison Russ.

Later Friday night, the Phils acquired relievers Brandon Workman and Heath Hembree from the Boston Red Sox for pitchers Nick Pivetta and Connor Seabold.

The Phillies also received cash in the deal with Boston. That should help keep the Phillies under the luxury-tax threshold. The Phillies will also acquire a player to be named later or additional cash.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 21, 2020 at 11:33 PM | 20 comment(s)
  Beats: brandon workman, nick pivetta, phillies, red sox

Monday, August 17, 2020

Boston Red Sox executive Chaim Bloom says team has ‘a lot of work to do’

The Boston Red Sox are in rough shape and chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom knows the challenge ahead.

“This isn’t what any of us want,” Bloom told the Boston Globe on Sunday. “There’s a lot of work to do.”

The Red Sox (6-16) have lost seven straight and have the worst record in the American League. They have started 11 different pitchers in just 22 games this season. That roster instability was evident early on.

Boston lost ace Chris Sale to injury, presumed Opening Day starter Eduardo Rodriguez to COVID-19 complications and dealt David Price to the Los Angeles Dodgers as part of a deal that also sent out MVP outfielder Mookie Betts.

“Obviously the results have not been what we wanted,” Bloom said. “We knew that we were down a couple of pitchers and that this was going to be an area of our team that was a work in progress and certainly we’ve gotten really poor results so far.”


RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 17, 2020 at 08:38 AM | 28 comment(s)
  Beats: red sox

Friday, July 24, 2020

Eduardo Rodriguez’s health complication comes into light

According to a source, Rodriguez is dealing with a condition involving his heart.

There seems to be a strong possibility the specific affliction is called “myocarditis” which involves the inflammation of the heart muscle. Myocarditis is a situation that is often brought on by a viral infection and can affect your heart muscle and your heart’s electrical system, reducing your heart’s ability to pump and causing rapid or abnormal heart rhythms.

It explains the need for rest with victims of the disease not able to engage in any sort of activity that would accelerate the heart’s functions.

Treatment includes medication and rest, allowing the inflammation around the heart to subside.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 24, 2020 at 01:51 PM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: coronavirus, eduardo rodriguez, red sox

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Deal revived, Rockies acquire 2B Marco Scutaro from Red Sox

Il Milione Man March heads west…

The Rockies have agreed in principle on a deal to acquire Boston infielder Marco Scutaro for pitcher Clayton Mortensen, according to a source with direct knowledge of the talks.

The Rockies’ earmarked Scutaro as a target when the offseason began, seeing him as a starting second baseman and potential No. 2 hitter in the lineup. The deal went on life support Friday, but was revived today when the Rockies were able to work through some financial issues to take on Scutaro’s $6 million contract.

It will become official shortly as the players involved are notified.

...Mortensen is an extreme groundball pitcher, relying heavily on a sinker. He went 2-4 with a 3.86 ERA, splitting between between the bullpen and rotation.

With Scutaro in the fold, the Rockies will enter spring training with one of their deepest lineups in franchise history. He will join outfielder Michael Cuddyer and catcher Ramon Hernandez as key acquisitions, completely reshaping the lineup around Carlos Gonzalez and all-star cleanup hitter Troy Tulowitzki.

Repoz Posted: January 21, 2012 at 06:33 PM | 75 comment(s)
  Beats: red sox, rockies

Friday, January 20, 2012

Shaughnessy’s Faux Rage: I’m Not Buying It

Firebrand Joe Morgan-like.

If you heard a loud thumping noise a few minutes ago, that wasn’t your imagination.  It was me bashing my head against the desk as I was reading Dan Shaughnessy’s latest opus.  Like all Shaughnessy articles, he channels his most emotional nerves to convince us that the Red Sox ownership (or whomever his target du jour might be) is wronging us. That their “cheap” ways are depriving us of a championship that we’re entitled to experiencing.  Clearly, he does it for attention and notoriety, and perhaps we should all be immune to his shtick by now.  For some reason, I can’t let go.

...Terry Francona, Theo Epstein, Jonathan Papelbon, and Heidi Watney are all gone, and we just learned that Carl Crawford had surgery on his wrist, which isn’t going to make things easier for his big bounce-back season.

I can live with all of the above – even if we won’t have J.D. Drew to kick around anymore – but I can’t stand talk about payroll limits and luxury tax obligations.

While Heidi Watney’s presence will be missed, I’m not sure how this will impact the team’s on field performance.  If anything, I think the horny old baseball writers, like Shaughnessy, will be the ones missing her most of all.

Crawford’s wrist injury probably won’t make his bounce back season any easier, but that doesn’t mean he won’t be successful.  The good news is that only the cartilege was torn in the wrist.  Had he broken a bone, the outlook on his season would’ve been much less rosy.  Recovery from such a procedure typically lasts 6-8 weeks, which would put him about 2-4 weeks behind in terms of Spring Training readiness.  He seems to be a pretty quick healer, so he could be back even sooner.  I don’t see any reason to panic until we’re given an actually reason to do so.

Repoz Posted: January 20, 2012 at 04:01 PM | 17 comment(s)
  Beats: business, media, red sox

Boston Globe: Abraham: Red Sox reorganize medical department for 2012

Thus narrowly avoiding the scheduled sessions in the Tub O’ Leeches for players wishing to treat an inflamed saltalamacchia by purging of harmful humors…

“There were areas of our players’ physical maintenance and care that we thought could improve from 2011,’’ general manager Ben Cherington said yesterday.

Some of the changes were made quickly, including the removal of Dr. Thomas Gill as medical director. Cherington also looked deeper in an effort to create what he termed “the best possible environment’’ for players.

The Red Sox created two new positions, hiring Mike Boyle as their strength and conditioning consultant and Dan Dyrek as a clinical consultant.


[Boyle] will be with the team at spring training and at home games while providing “mentorship’’ to new strength coach Pat Sandora and members of the minor league conditioning staff.

Rick Jameyson, who was with the Indians for 20 seasons, was hired as the head athletic trainer. Brad Pearson was promoted from the minor league staff to be his assistant.

Mattbert Posted: January 20, 2012 at 01:44 PM | 3 comment(s)
  Beats: red sox

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Orlando Cabrera To Retire From Baseball


Last season, Orlando Cabrera batted .238 with the Indians and Giants, posting a 61 OPS+. The season before that, he posted a 76 OPS+. The season before that, he posted an 85 OPS+. Orlando Cabrera has been declining, and just turned 37 years old. As a free agent, Cabrera didn’t drum up much interest, which I’m guessing is why he’s intending to hang ‘em up. Enrique Rojas:

  “Orlando Cabrera to retire from baseball, he said in Colombia radio station. Thanks for memories!”

Cabrera had a long career that’ll be difficult to forget. He debuted with the Expos in 1997, and remained there until the giant Nomar Garciaparra three-way trade in 2004. That year, with the Red Sox, Cabrera won a World Series. He wound up with the Angels, earning the unfortunate nickname “The Wizard of O.C.”, and then he wound up with the White Sox, and the A’s, and the Twins, and the Reds, and the Indians, and the Giants ... He remained a shortstop to the end, and collected 2,055 hits. He will always be remembered as a pest. An absolute pest.

Repoz Posted: January 18, 2012 at 09:06 PM | 23 comment(s)
  Beats: angels, athletics, expos, giants, indians, red sox, reds, twins, white sox

Red Sox Legend Jim Rice in New Best Buy Commercial to Promote “At Fenway”

Brian Evans should have made the Basketball Hall of Fame before Jim Rice made the…huh? wha??

Boston Red Sox legend Jim Rice, a member of The Baseball Hall of Fame, has just completed a new TV commercial which will promote the new single “At Fenway,” now on sale at Best Buy and

The song, written and recorded by crooner Brian Evans, was produced by multiple Grammy Award winning producer Narada Michael Walden…

After debuting at #3 on, astonishing given the single was released in November, during football season, the commercial was filmed last Monday at The Groveland Diner in Groveland, Massachusetts.

...“Red Sox Nation is everywhere. This has truly been a D2F (Direct to Fan) campaign at this point, and we’re blown away at the response to the song,” says Evans.

Repoz Posted: January 18, 2012 at 04:35 PM | 11 comment(s)
  Beats: media, music, red sox

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