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Archive for January, 2011

GM Theo Epstein said that starting pitcher Josh Beckett has been attacking the offseason. “He’s been attacking the offseason and working really hard,” Epstein said. “He’s been getting in good shape and doing workouts. He has a personal train that he hired. The trainer and (Red Sox trainer) Mike Reinold have been in very frequent contact. [...]

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GM Theo Epstein said Daisuke Matsuzaka is in really good shape compared to where he has been at in other offseasons. “We’ve been in communication with our training staff and he’s working out extremely hard,” Epstein said. “He’s in really good shape compared to where he has been in previous offseasons. Last I checked, Daisuke and [...]

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Manager Terry Francona was asked by a member of the media whether Josh Beckett needs to remake himself as a pitcher in terms of style at all. “No,” Francona said. “I think he tried to last year a little bit. I think he had time to sit when he was hurt and he was watching [...]

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Red Sox General Manager Theo Epstein said Dustin Pedroia’s fractured left foot is healing really well. “He went through a period where he was having some pain in a slightly different part of his foot,” Epstein said. “Doctors determined it was basically a result of having the foot immobile for so long, which is reassuring that [...]

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I will be attending tonight’s Red Sox town hall meeting for fans hosted by NESN and the Red Sox. I will be blogging from there with updates after the media meets with the executive panel, which includes Tom Werner, Larry Lucchino, Theo Epstein and Terry Francona. Media will be meeting with the panel at 6:15 p.m. So [...]

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Red Sox History Lesson Hall of Famer Harry Hooper holds the Red Sox club record for the most career stolen bases (300) and most triples (130). Hooper, a leadoff hitter, was known for his speed and strong defense in right field. He played 17 seasons of Major League Baseball (between 1909 and 1925) and spent [...]

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The Chicago Tribune reports today that the Red Sox’ “$142 million deal with Carl Crawford includes a clause that prohibits any team he’s traded to from then trading him to the Yankees. They rarely give no-trade clauses, and in Crawford’s case allowed him to block trades to only two teams.”

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Keep an eye on Red Sox prospect Will Middlebrooks because the 22-year-old third baseman, who likely still is two or three years away from the big leagues, seems to be a hard worker with a good attitude. Middlebrooks, who ESPN’s Keith Law recently ranked as the fifth best prospect in the Red Sox organization, played at [...]

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Red Sox History Lesson The past two days the history lesson has been about Hall of Famer Joe Cronin. Today, the lesson will sum up Cronin’s career as a player, manager, Red Sox GM and American League President. Joe Cronin as a player: Joe Cronin, whose No. 4 was retired by the Red Sox, began [...]

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Red Sox History Lesson Joe Cronin was a tremendous clutch hitter. According to the baseball Hall of Fame website, Hall of Fame manager Connie Mack once said:  ”Oh, my yes, Joe is the best there is in the clutch. With a man on third and one out, I’d rather have Cronin hitting for me than [...]

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