Contract Extension Potentially in the Works for Red Sox – Benintendi the Target?

Early yesterday morning (12:41am to be precise) Evan Drellich of reported that the Red Sox are in contract extension discussions with one of their core players. Its very strange to have this kind of rumor surfacing, as usually the player is known but the details are not. The speculation is everywhere. Over The Monster and's Matt McCarthy mention Mookie Betts as the potential "mystery player". MLBTradeRumors comment thread (which is always amusing, yet insightful) appears to strongly believe that it must be Andrew Benintendi or Eduardo Rodriguez as they make the "most sense" to many readers. Before [...]

By | 2019-01-08T12:29:20-04:00 January 8th, 2019|Player News, Team News|0 Comments

J.D. Martinez Ties For Team Lead with 16th Home Run, then Mookie Betts Hits His 17th

During tonight's matchup with the Braves, J.D. Martinez went deep once again to tie Mookie Betts for the team (and league) lead. But Betts quickly turned around and sent his 17th home run of the season over the green monster. With the Braves up 2-0 and Teheran ahead 0-2 in the count, Martinez was patient and didn't chase the low slider or the high fastball (though neither were that close to the zone in all fairness). With the count 2-2, Martinez got a low inside curveball and sent it over the Monster. Two batters later, Bogaerts went deep for [...]

By | 2018-05-25T22:33:29-04:00 May 25th, 2018|Player News, Team News, Tonight's Matchup|0 Comments

Red Sox DFA Hanley Ramirez to Make Room for Dustin Pedroia

In a shocking turn of events, the Boston Red Sox have informed Hanley Ramirez that he will be designated for assignment to make room for Dustin Pedroia. Alex Speier of the Boston Globe was the first to report. Most thought that the Red Sox would DFA or release their third catcher and former top prospect Blake Swihart, or maybe even do something bold like option Brock Holt to Triple-A to save Swihart. This is a move none of us saw coming. Hanley got off to a great start in 2018 and carried the Red Sox on his back at [...]

By | 2018-05-25T16:40:17-04:00 May 25th, 2018|Player News, Team News|0 Comments

Kevin Youkilis Being Voted Into Red Sox Hall of Fame Today!

Today, Kevin Youkilis, otherwise known as Youk and the Greek God of Walks will be voted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame. Youk had these goofy stances where the first time you ever saw him come up to the plate, you thought you were watching something straight out of the movie Major League. Then all of a sudden you stop laughing when you realize, "This guy can hit!" I remember watching him hit his first career home run in his MLB debut off of Pat Hentgen and give the Red Sox a much needed spark in late May [...]

By | 2018-05-25T15:36:23-04:00 May 24th, 2018|Team News|0 Comments