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Boston Red Sox Drop Series Finale Against Angels

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Boston Red Sox Drop Series Finale Against The Los Angeles Angels As Team Continues To Sit In Mediocrity

The Boston Red Sox were defeated once again by a mediocre Los Angeles Angels team.

Sunday’s 4-2 loss means Boston lost the weekend series with the Angels 1-2 with their lone win coming on Friday night.

Doug Fister made his Boston Red Sox debut in a solid outing. Fister went 6 innings giving up 7 hits and 3 earned runs. Following up Fister John Farrell used Robby Scott, Heath Hembree, Joe Kelly, and Craig Kimbrel. Kimbrel was the only reliever to give up a run for Boston.

The run allowed by Kimbrel is his 1st ER at Fenway Park this year and the team is now (29-2) when he plays in a game. Kimbrel entered the ninth inning with a 3-2 score so giving up a run wasn’t the nail in the Red Sox coffin. But it made a ninth inning comeback even more unlikely.

Boston’s offense had 8 basehits and both of their runs came via solo home runs. Mitch Moreland hit his 11th homerun in the 2nd, and Jackie Bradley Jr. hit his 10th homerun in the 5th inning.

With the loss Boston’s record drops to 41-34 and are technically still in a tie for first place in the AL East. But with tiebreakers the New York Yankees are technically still in first. Next up for the Boston Red Sox is a four game set at home against the Minnesota Twins.

Chris Sale is on the mound for Monday’s game against Jose Berrios with a 7:10 p.m first pitch.

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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