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Red Sox Watch Cheating Story Way Overblown

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Should the Boston Red Sox have to vacate wins due to the Apple Watch cheating allegations? No, and the question is insane to even consider. But it is a question some have already posed including John Heyman of FanRag who took to Toucher and Rich of 98.5.

Heyman claimed that Boston should be forced by MLB to vacate their wins against the New York Yankees this season. All of this because of cheating allegations the Yankees have brought against the Red Sox. Now we aren’t talking about of New York thought Doug Fister‘s mouthguard was an earpiece. These allegations infer that the Boston Red Sox used electronic devices to aid them stealing signs from their opponents in an illegal fashion.

This claim goes beyond just stealing signs, as Dustin Pedroia pointed out on Wednesday, “It’s been around a long, long time,” he continued. “We were doing that at Douglass Junior High School [in Woodland, California], where I played. So, I don’t think this should be news to everybody.”. This claim is that Boston used illegal methods to do so.

New York isn’t the only team that has felt this way during the 2017 season. Front Offices around baseball believe a serious punishment should be levied against the Red Sox for their actions. One team that might feel a little sour is the Cleveland Indians.

Cleveland believes that the Red Sox cheated against them back on August 1st, a game the Red Sox won 12-10 after a horrible start by Chris Sale. The Indians bullpen got hit hard in that ballgame, a bullpen that has some of the best relievers in the game. Cleveland and New York feeling is one that many teams have. They feel that Boston hitters somehow know what pitches are coming before they happen.

And to that I say, why has the Boston Red Sox offense struggled while they are supposedly “cheating”. The New York allegations came after they dropped 3-out-of-4 to the Yankees. Yes, they are still in first place, but if they are cheating, they haven’t been doing it well.

Stealing signs is a part of the game, using technology is becoming more and more so. Is this “cheating”? Maybe, baseball is a sport of so many unwritten rules that it is tough to determine what is and isn’t legal in the sport. The Red Sox should be punished for their actions, but anything serious like a  vacate of wins, please.

For now, watch the Red Sox continue to make fun of the situation.

Tanner founded Trifecta Network in Spring of 2016 and has been the Chief of Content for the Network since that time. Currently Tanner covers all the sports teams in Boston and has contacts in many of the teams in the city. Before starting Trifecta, Tanner was a Site Expert for the FanSided site Chowder and Champions before leaving to cover Boston teams on the ground as a member of the media for Trifecta.

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Boston Red Sox Have Signed JD Martinez

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Time for a celebration Red Sox fans, the team has reportedly signed a big-time bat.

According to Pedro Gomez of ESPN, the Boston Red Sox have signed free agent DH/OF J.D. Martinez.

Multiple outlets are reporting that the deal is for five years with a player opt-out option after two seasons. The deal is valued at $110 million with it being a front loaded contract prior to the opt out. Full terms will be revealed later.

Martinez has played for three teams in his career starting off in Houston, moving to Detroit, and then being traded to Arizona this past season. The 30-year-old has had his fair share of struggles in major league baseball but was able to figure it all out in 2017 by belting 45 home runs between the Tigers and Diamondbacks with a .303 batting average and 104 RBIs.

Martinez’s role with the Red Sox is unclear at the moment but he can be expected to DH and the corner outfield positions. Having the opt-out in the contract is a huge incentive for Martinez who will likely be playing like it is a contract year given the front-loaded nature of the deal.

Boston has landed their guy, the question is will it be enough for them to contend with the New York Yankees?

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Boston Red Sox Are Close To Signing JD Martinez

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Red Sox fans everywhere can start to rejoice as the big move the team desperately needed is getting closer to completion.

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Boston Red Sox and free agent J.D. Martinez are closing in on a deal.

Other reports have also confirmed that a deal is imminent but that Dave Dombrowski and the team have yet to acknowledge or confirm anything is done or nearing completion. It does appear however that talks between Martinez and the Red Sox are at an all-time high and their seems to be high confidence that both sides will come to terms on a deal in the near future.

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John Henry, Red Sox Owner: ‘We really don’t need to be popular. We need to win.’

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Ever wonder why Boston Red Sox fans or Liverpool fans have shown a hatred towards John Henry? Well if you did look no further than his idiotic and out of touch comments that he made on Monday during his yearly media availability.

Red Sox owner John Henry and chairman Tom Werner were asked if they were concerned about the level of popularity of the current team compared to past years.

Wener, one of the producers of Roseanne went first.

“I don’t quite see it the way some of the fans see it. I respect their point of view but I think we’ve got a fun team and if it’s healthy I think were going to be — we’ll bring the fans back,” Werner said. “Obviously we’re in a market where there’s a lot of excellence. We’ve got four championship teams and they’re all playing extremely well. So hopefully now it’s the beginning of spring training and we can have some focus on the Red Sox.”

Henry provided a follow-up that was a bit odd for an owner that makes money off of people liking his teams.

“We really don’t need to be popular,” he said. “We need to win.”

For a team so image conscious the statement is bizarre. But hey, maybe Henry is checked out and will sell the team.

There are plenty of other things to do in the summer than watch Red Sox baseball, maybe fans should take Henry’s lead and turn off the team if they fail to win.

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