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The Red Sox Bats Were Hot Again as They Route a Comeback Against the Twins

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The Red Sox Bats Were Hot Again as They Route a Comeback Against the Twins

On [Sunday] the Red Sox bats were hot again.  The new batting order has definitely rejuvenated the team.  As they Homered 4 times against the Pitching Ace Ervin SantanaDustin Pedroia had a solo bomb early on.  Andrew Benintendi had a 2 RBI Homer.  Mookie Betts went deep on a solo bomb.  Then in the 6th Sandy Leon hit a 2 Run Home Run to bring the Red Sox back on top [6-4].

Chris Sale ran into trouble in the 5th.  His typical shut out performance was lacking.  He gave up 4 Runs in the Inning and uncharacteristically walked a few batters to load the bases.  But once he got out of that Inning he came back strong in the 6th and shut out the side to get the win.  Heath Hembree came into the game in the 7th to preserve the win, he also shut out the side.  Sale pitched 6 Innings and got 10 Strikeouts.  It was the 6th time in a row that Sale had pitched getting +10 Ks.

The Red Sox bats weren’t done yet, as Mitch Moreland hit an RBI Single to make the game [7-4].  The Twins mounted a comeback of their own, scoring 2 Runs in the bottom of the 8th making it a close [7-6] ballgame.  The Sox didn’t want this game to slip out of their fingers, so they brought in Closer Craig Kimbrel early in the 8th.  He struck out the side, preserving the win.

In the 9th Inning the Red Sox put on a clinic.  They scored 10 Runs, to blow out the game.  It was amazing to watch.  The Red Sox were trying to get some kind of lead in the close game and they ended up with a real whopper of an Inning.  Everyone pretty much got a hit in the RBI parade.  Xander Bogaerts kept his 11 game hitting streak alive in the 9th.  Hanley Ramirez hit a RBI Single to start it off, [8-6].  Then Mitch Moreland had a 2 RBI Double, [10-6], then Chris Young hit a 2 Run Double, [12-6].  Sandy Leon hit his second 2 Run Home Run of the game making it [14-6].

Bogaerts came back up at the plate, at the top of the order again, and hit a 2 Run Triple, [16-6].  Then with the bases loaded Moreland was walked in a Run ending the Inning at [17-6].  In total the Red Sox had 15 Hits on the day and 5 Home Runs.  And a well deserved win to take the Series against Minnesota 2-1.  They have a day off today but will be facing the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday.

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Red Sox Rumor: Jackie Bradley Jr. Being Shopped For Trade

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With the Boston Red Sox looking to acquire a power bat this offseason to keep up with the Yankees they are reportedly shopping a core member of their current team.

According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today the player Boston is shopping is center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. One potential destination for Bradley is the Chicago Cubs. Chicago has been connected to Boston with slugger Kyle Schwarber potentially being available.

Schwarber has mashing power but has had issues at the plate having a .211 average last season that caused the Cubs to send the home run hitter back to the minors last June.

Bradley who hit 26 home runs two seasons ago fell back to 17 home runs this past season with a .245 batting average. His fielding ability though makes up for any shortcomings he has at the plate and his contract status could be very appealing in the trade market. Bradley Jr. has three years of arbitration remaining on his contract.

If Boston moves on from Bradley the likely scenario of outfield positioning would be moving Andrew Benintendi over to center field keeping Mookie Betts out in right field.

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Stanton in Pinstripes Edition

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The snow is now cascading down upon us with indifferent wrath. Today, Boston saw the first real Winter Storm of the impending season. And while you were outside futilely efforting to resist nature, with your shovels and snowblowers, the World of Baseball fractured entirely.

If you haven’t heard by now, you live under the most obscure rock in existence. The New York Yankees have purportedly acquired Giancarlo Stanton from Derek Jeter and the Miami Marlins. 

Stanton is currently going through the formality of physicals and medical checkups – as if there’s going to be anything physically wrong with this inhuman behemoth.

The Winter Meetings commence tomorrow. It is expected that the trade will be officially announced soon after.

Reports suggest that the Yankees have agreed to eat $265 million of Stanton’s contract, while sending Starlin Castro to Miami along with a couple of low-level pitching prospects.

This was our White Whale, Boston – this one got away and we still ended up dying in the end.

Dave Dombrowski looks like an absolute fool for having let this chiseled new-school Bambino slip through his hands. He immolated the entire pitching crop, down on the farm. So it’s inconceivable that Dombrowski didn’t offer the kitchen sink, in his pursuit of Stanton.

Conversely, underneath the surface, Giancarlo’s mind might have been irrevocably made up, before talks even started. He’s a city-slicker. Miami nightlife translates better to Big Apple nightlife than it does to the half-revelry of the Boston Commonwealth.

The Yankees obtain Giancarlo Stanton, presupposing the implications for the Red Sox and fans alike. It’s with a heavy heart that I unfortunately welcome you to a familiar and antique era of Red Sox Baseball. It’s the late 90’s all over again…

But, you know what? Let’s try to make light of this nonplussing news! Yeah, we don’t need Giancarlo Stanton and those Damn Yankees still won’t win the World Series! It’s time for another installment of the Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

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Boston Red Sox Do Not Need To Get A Big Bat

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Many have stated their wishes that the Boston Red Sox will go out and get a big-time bat for the heart of their order. A bat that they seemingly need to help protect the likes of Mookie Betts and Hanley Ramirez in the lineup. One of the bigger names connected to the team is Giancarlo Stanton, but reports show that idea as a longshot with Stanton not looking at Boston as a possibility.

Another name, Jose Abreu, is also reportedly out of the running with Ken Rosenthal reporting that the White Sox will not trade their slugger before the start of the season. With the potential list shortening with JD Martinez and Eric Hosmer leading the running, maybe Boston should sit still this offseason.

That is sort of a controversial take, but the notion of Hosmer or Martinez doesn’t get the juices flowing, and ultimately will cost the Red Sox more then they are worth.

So what is the answer, Boston still needs a first basemen for next season. A position that could be filled with Sam Travis and Hanley Ramirez given the idea that Dustin Pedroia will find some time at the DH spot next season with Eduardo Nunez getting some quality time at second base. Another possibility is Rafael Devers not panning out at third base and needing to move to first base or DH at times.

Also in the cards is prospect Michael Chavis who should find himself in AAA Pawtucket at some point next season and maybe in Boston at third base or first. Then comes the possibility of Blake Swihart or my favorite, Bryce Brentz. Both were getting trained at first base with Pawtucket last season and could see reps at first base if Dave Dombrowski opts to not sign a big-time bat.

Of course, these solutions are not as flashy and will not present an immediate threat for Boston in the heart of their order. But betting on the current roster to bounce back at the plate and see an emergence of another young player might be a route to take.

Worse case scenario they get the same amount of production and end up right around 90 wins like they were this past season. But the upside of keeping the financial flexibility going forward while trying out prospects might be the best thing for Boston to do instead of overreacting to fan pressure.

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